Throughout all careers, entrepreneurs face harsh challenges and tough lessons when launching businesses. It’s important to draw advice from mentors and industry thought leaders to guide you through difficult times or predict the next challenge. While taking some time off during the holiday season, catch up on your reading with these five insightful books:
"Think and Grow Rich" by Napoleon Hill—Written in 1937, the author spent 20 years researching and interviewing 40 millionaires to find key advice on becoming successful. The lessons are still applicable today.
"Traction" by Gino Wickman—Readers will be enlightened of six components of running a business and of the Entrepreneurial Operating System (EOS) which is a realistic method for achieving business growth and success.
"Choose Yourself" by James Altucher—Readers will feel understood and energized with this inspiring book. The author describes his past failures and how to avoid similar mistakes by being honest with yourself and being authentic in your passions.
"Thinking, Fast and Slow" by Daniel Kahneman—The author, a psychologist and Nobel Prize winner in economics, explains the two thinking processes: the emotional and the logical. He helps readers understand these processes and reason through decisions more clearly.
"How to Win Friends and Influence People" by Dale Carnegie—The author drew lessons from his successful business background to provide specific techniques for working with people. Written more than 80 years ago, the key points still lend to modern-day people skills.