Startup Books

If you’re like most readers of my site, you already have an endless list of startup books that you want to read and you’re always looking to add new ones to your list. Since I started in entrepreneurship, I have been reading 15 to 20 startup books every year, all focused on entrepreneurship, business, marketing, and startups.

Reading can introduce you to new ideas to grow your business and stories of other entrepreneurs that have reached massive fame and fortune. By applying new ideas from startup books to your life as an entrepreneur, you will experience faster growth and reach the million dollar mark faster.

Take Action…

Don’t read books without taking notes and find ways to take real action with your business. Reading takes time and you must value your time at a high level. If you’re spending time reading, make sure that you have actionable takeaways from each. It will make a world of a difference.

Startup Biographies I Recommend

Steve Jobs by Walter Isaacson

Einstein: His Life and Universe by Walter Isaacson

Benjamin Franklin: An American Life by Walter Isaacson

Mandela’s Way: Lessons on Life, Love, and Courage by Richard Stengel

Elon Musk: Tesla, SpaceX, and the Quest for a Fantastic Future by Ashlee Vance

The Everything Store: Jeff Bezos and the Age of Amazon by Brad Stone

Creativity, Inc. by Ed Catmull

In the Plex: How Google Thinks, Works, and Shapes Our Lives by Steven Levy

Shoe Dog: A Memoir by the Creator of Nike by Phil Knight

The Airbnb Story: How Three Ordinary Guys Disrupted an Industry, Made Billions . . . and Created Plenty of Controversy by Leigh Gallagher

Wild Ride: Inside Uber’s Quest for World Domination by Adam Lashinsky

Becoming Facebook: The 10 Challenges That Defined the Company That’s Disrupting the World by Mike Hoefflinger

Pour Your Heart Into It: How Starbucks Built a Company One Cup at a Time by Howard Schultz

Business and Entrepreneurship Books

How Google Works by Eric Schmidt and Jonathan Rosenberg

Debunking the Leadership Myth: The Story of Conscious Leadership by Ryan Caradonna

How to Change the World: Social Entrepreneurs and the Power of New Ideas by David Bornstein

Jim Cramer’s Stay Mad for Life: Get Rich, Stay Rich (Make Your Kids Even Richer) by Jim Cramer

Multipliers: How the Best Leaders Make Everyone Smarter by Liz Wiseman with Greg McKeown

Self Growth Books

The Four Agreements: A Practical Guide to Personal Freedom by Don Miguel Ruiz

The Mastery of Love: A Practical Guide to the Art of Relationship by Don Miguel Ruiz

The Alchemist by Paulo Coelho

The Passion Test: The Effortless Path to Discovering your Life Purpose by Janet Bray Attwood and Chris Attwood

Wherever You Go, There You Are by Jon Kabat-Zinn

The Power of Myth by Joseph Campbell

The Thinking Life: How to Thrive in the Age of Distraction by P.M. Forni