Startup Tools: 7 Entrepreneurship Books for Your Startup Success!

As a matter of fact, the motivation to do a business yourself and commit completely to it doesn’t come easily or naturally to most of us. Even if some people decide to launch their startups, it’s hard to sustain the motivation required to go long-term. While startups struggle to be frugal all the time, the founders need to learn multiple skills and ways to scale their startups to success. Here are a few entrepreneurship books which will help with your Startup’s success.

Must read Entrepreneurship Books on my List!

Idea Stage

The End of Jobs: Money, Meaning and Freedom Without the 9-To-5

The rapid development of technology and globalization has changed the leverage points in accumulating wealth: money, meaning and freedom. Those who don’t adapt are becoming trapped in the downward spiral of a dying middle class – working harder and earning less. Entrepreneurs that understand the new paradigm, have created unprecedented wealth in their lives and the lives of those they love.

Key Learnings:

  • Why the century-long growth in wages came to a halt in 2000.
  • Why MBAs and JDs can’t get jobs and what that means for the future of work and your job.
  • How entrepreneurs with second-rate degrees are leveraging the radical democracy of the Long Tail to get rich.
  • How the Stair Step Method and the return of apprenticeships have transformed the “entrepreneurial leap” to make entrepreneurship at large, and small business entrepreneurship in particular, more accessible than ever.
  • The scientific research on how giving up balanced living and embracing integrated living leads to more money, more meaning, and more freedom.

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The 4-Hour Work Week: Escape the 9-5, Live Anywhere and Join the New Rich

 This book negates and challenges the old-age concept of retirement and subsequent relaxation or travel. Today, no one has the patience to wait to fulfill their respective desires since we are living in the age of rat race. This book is a perfect guide to living such a life balancing both work and leisure. The author Tim transformed his hectic life of 80 hours per week and $40, 000 Per Annum to 4 hours per week and $40,000 Per Month.

Key Highlights:

  • Around 50 case studies and practical tips from families who themselves have experienced change by adopting these principles.
  • Debating with the clients and superiors
  • Some high-tech shortcuts and upgraded tips on how to live life like a millionaire or an envoy without being one.

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The Lean Startup

It is a book that explains how to work on your innovative concepts as a businessman through moments of anxiety and dilemma. The way to start a company has changed drastically over the time and this book will explain to you how to utilize this change to our benefit. The book provides the plan, how a ‘startup’ is a company devoted to creating something innovative under circumstances of extreme uncertainty. As per the author Every one of us has one thing in common and that is to clear the way of uncertainty and reach the target of having a sustainable, unbeaten and balanced company.

Key Highlights:

The book focuses on the developed companies that are both economically proficient and make use of human imagination more frequently. Influenced by lessons from lean manufacturing, it relies on validated learning, rapid scientific testing, as well as a number of counter-intuitive exercises that shorten product growth cycles, measure actual development without resorting to vanity metrics and learn what consumers really want. Thereby, guiding an organization to move directions with agility, altering plans inch by inch, minute by minute. The book teaches you learn entrepreneurship, in the organizations of all sizes, a way to judge their vision continuously and to adapt and adjust according to the situation.

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Early Traction/ PoC Stage


Most startups don’t fail because they can’t build a product. Most startups fail because they can’t get traction.

Building a successful company is hard. Smart entrepreneurs know that the key to success isn’t the originality of your offering, the brilliance of your team, or how much money you raise. It’s how consistently you can grow and acquire new customers.

Key Highlights:

Traction will teach you the nineteen channels you can use to build a customer base and offers a three-step framework to figure out which ones will work best for your business. No matter how you apply them, the lessons and examples in Traction will help you create and sustain the growth your business desperately needs.

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