Entrepreneurial life is full of perks, yet the key to success is to be constantly learning, growing and evolving.
Books are a source of so much knowledge and learned wisdoms. We've selected some of our favourites, plus some recommendations from the experts to create the ultimate book list. Here's ten must read books for any entrepreneur or manager.
Grab a ginger shot to clear your head, sip on a cold pressed juice, get cozy, kick back and start learning.
by Tony Hsieh
A number one New York Times bestseller that illustrates the benefits of happiness for the growth of employees both personally and professionally. Creating a great company culture is the top priority, this will teach you then how and why.
by Robert Cialdini
A long study into the psychology of people and what moves them to change. The secrets behind making people say yes, and how to apply this to real life. If your business can tap into the psychology of people it'll really set you aside from the masses.
THINK & GROW RICH
by Napoleon Hill
He interviewed 500 of the world's richest people, then decided if we can learn to think like the rich and start behaving like them we may just find the wealth we were seeking. Want to grow rich? Rome wasn't built in a day, but this book may well set you off on the right course.
by Sheryl Sandberg
Personal anecdotes of people from all walks of life who have overcome adversary. Sandberg teaches about crisis management, with great tips for at work and at home. Maybe just maybe Option B isn't the terrible outcome we've always believed it to be.
GOOD TO GREAT
by Jim Collins
A mammoth research project, Collins started with 1,435 companies. He found the eleven that became great, and examined the how, what and why. Embrace the lessons he learnt, and what it can teach your business. If you're wanting to jump from good to great it may not be as easy as you initially perceived.
ONWARDS: HOW STARBUCKS FOUGHT FOR ITS LIFE WITHOUT LOSING ITS SOUL
by Howard Schultz
Another New York Times number one bestseller, the Starbucks CEO talks on how in the economic crisis it achieved profitability and success again without losing its soul and core values. There's no doubt a lot you can learn from this global mega chain.
by Phil Knight
This biography of Knight's entrepreneurial journey demonstrates how Nike went from a small startup to the global brand it is today. Bill Gates cites this as a favourite read. Start ups get inspired, you may not be the underdog for long!
by Adam Grant
Say no to conformity. Challenge the status quo. Grant looks at the power of original ideas and how they can change the very world we live in. There's not much that's still original in our world, but if you can tap into this creativity it'll be hugely beneficial for more than just your work world.
HUSTLE: THE POWER TO CHANGE YOUR LIFE WITHOUT MONEY
by Neil Patel, Patrick Vlaskovits & Jonas Koffler
If you're bored of the corporate life and 9-5, this book will give you the momentum to turn those pipe dreams into something more. Another New York Times bestseller, it uses lots of action inspiring words like potential and opportunity that actually call you to action. Don't let lack of money or excuses be a deterrent.
BUILDING THE INTERNET OF THINGS
by Maciej Kranz
If you don't know what the 'Internet of Things' is then you better read this book quick. It helps you to integrate every form of technology you have and leverage them for full social impact. With technology booming in all directions, it's crucial to have a game plan and make sure you're sending the same message from all platforms.
We're guessing this list will take you quite awhile to make your way through. Let us know your favourites. Happy reading folk!