There are many great books on starting a business. Almost too many. When putting together the reading list for this site I wanted to choose books that would have an immediate effect on the reader. I have gone to great lengths to pick the books that I believe can best help someone who has recently lost their job and are currently starting a business. In future, I hope to add appropriate books as I read them. However, for now, I am playing catch up. I will be posting books and reviews that have inspired me over the last few years. Hopefully they can inspire you.
Fire in the Belly: An Exploration of the Entrepreneurial Spirit
by Yanky Fachler
This book is a great place to start your journey from employment to entrepreneurship. It covers what is probably the single most important issue facing people who are moving from employment to entrepreneurship. That issue is your mindset. This powerful book reassures your entrepreneurial streak and helps you realize the differences between the “ladder world” of your past and entrepreneurial world of your future. Read full review.
Tribes: We Need You to Lead Us
by Seth Godin
Today marketing your new product is like starting a new movement. You must become the leader of a tribe. You must become a conduit of positive change. You must recruit others to join your tribe and together evangelize your message. As a start-up, word of mouth is your only real shot at success. Tribes looks at leadership as the main tenant for you to market your new business in today’s connected world. Read the full review.