A lot of new entrepreneurs ask me what books they should read (or which ones I like), and I find this question surprisingly hard to answer.
The problem is that the impact of a book is dependent on your current situation and challenges. The books that impact me most now probably wouldn’t have been helpful earlier in my journey, and the ones I read when I was first starting out probably wouldn’t be as impactful to me personally anymore.
I also read a lot, and many of the books that have impacted my entrepreneurial journey the most aren’t typical business books.
Classics like Good to Great and Measure What Matters are great all-purpose business books and will help you be a better manager, but I find their application to entrepreneurship pretty weak.
With those caveats aside, I thought it would be interesting to share the 12 books that have had the biggest impact on my entrepreneurial journey. I’ve organized this list chronologically, so I’ll explain each book in the context of its impact on my life at the time.
Hopefully, some of these will hit you at just the right time in your entrepreneurial journey to make a big impact too.
Read more on my blog.