Best Books for Entrepreneurs. Some of them are in the category, “must-have”.


Your pc monitor or tablet certainly work as a reading platform, but our eyes read paper material much easier.

Today I will make a list of some of the best books for entrepreneurs which helped shaped me, and also guided me into the entrepreneurial world.

But first, let me elaborate on the subject of why.


Why one should read books on top of all the information which is laid out online:

First off, less clutter.

Better for the eyes.

And also usually more sustainable information. This depends on what you read of course but “stick” with me here.


There are many books to choose from and many authors to follow.


First, let me start off by mentioning the first of the best books for entrepreneurs I remember reading over and over.

The first on the list of the best books for entrepreneurs is called “Think and Grow Rich” and is written by a man named Napoleon Hill.

If this is the first time you hear about his book and you consider yourself an entrepreneur or simply want to start a small business but lack some guidance and/or vision, then this is for you.


This book takes you far back into the depths of your mind where you visualize and suggests ideas ready to be materialized.

It gives you a mental direction with a focus on the task you have set yourself out to do. With this, you will have more focus.

And yes it is a MUST HAVE in your collection.

I cannot write about how much this book meant to me because it really is priceless. I have it in written form and on audio. Been through it several times.


The second of the best books for entrepreneurs is on fire in terms of thinking like a free individual in a fast pace is DRUM ROLL:

The Four Hour Work Week” by

Tim Ferriss.

This book is very different than most of what you have read in the past, I would assume.

If you are familiar with it then great. If not, you should. This one should be in your collection AND you should follow Tim Ferriss on FB as he posts a lot there about his lifestyle.

And the lifestyle… Is very free. For some controversial. For others, a mind opener/blower or whatever you want to call it. That’s when you can’t put the book down and are getting intrigued by the “off the hook” approach to getting you to enjoy life at low cost, STILL living luxurious and without boundaries and willing and wanting to explore every aspect of life.

Totally another MUST HAVE for your collection.


The third of the best books for entrepreneurs in this post is called

The Ultimate Sales Letter:  Attract New Customers. Boost Your sales.”

You can find more info on the author Dan Kennedy(!) here:

It’s in the title. Proven Formula for creating an efficient sales letter.

Highly recommended from many big names in the industry. Do check it out.


The fourth of the best books for entrepreneurs is called

Words that Sell: More than 6000 Entries to Help You Promote Your Products, Services, and Ideas

Richard Bayan wrote this. His book gets the recommendation from as the No.1 resource for the copy. Visit his site here: Richard Bayan

A powerful book filled with words that evoke special feelings in people.

Some grab you in and hold your attention more than others.

Really one of the books I open a lot.


Number five on the best books for entrepreneurs list book is called

CA$HVERTISING: How to Use More than 100 Secrets of Ad-Agency Psychology to Make Big Money Selling Anything to Anyone

Must have!!! Written by “The Direct Response Surgeon: Drew Eric Whitman. Learn more about Drew here: Drew Eric Whitman Official Website

Really one of the best books for entrepreneurs as it contains so many spot-on methods you can leverage in your business.

Love this one for its blunt talk and highly effective writings.

Best Books For Entrepreneurs


Number six on our list of the best books for entrepreneurs book is called

Buy Now: Creative Marketing that Gets Customers to Respond to You and Your Product

Man behind this one is no other than Rick Cesari. With help from Ron Lynch. Learn about Rick and his team here: Cesari Direct

Found it to be of interest even though it touches shopping network ads.

It’s about those commercials you see on tv. You know from the shopping channel.

Insights from this book can be used elsewhere in advertising also.

Very good read.


The Seventh of the best books for entrepreneurs book is called

Rich Dad Poor Dad: What The Rich Teach Their Kids About Money That the Poor and Middle Class Do Not!“.

For those who are new to the game and have not heard of it before… The author is Robert T. Kiyosaki. Get to know him here: Who Is Robert T Kiyosaki?

The story of a kid growing up listening to two fathers. One poor and one rich.

The choices are obvious in some instances, financially, what decision should be made by either one of the two if faced with the same financial dilemma.

Observing this gives you an insight into making smarter choices for yourself.


Book number eight of the best books for entrepreneurs is called

Predictably Irrational, Revised and Expanded Edition: The Hidden Forces That Shape Our Decisions

Interesting book from Dan Ariely. Get to know him here:

…Gets into the mind of consumers. When we go out and buy anything we are in a particular mode.

We can predict this but we as far as I can tell we have trouble letting it go completely.

Still reading this one.


Number 9 out of 10 of the best books for entrepreneurs is called

The Personal MBA: Master the Art of Business

Harvard Business school in ONE book. Written by Josh Kaufman. You can visit his site here:

Still reading this one. Impressed over all of the nuggets so far.

Marked so many pages for later reading and writing. Valuable.


The Tenth on the list of best book for entrepreneurs is called

How to Practice Suggestion and Autosuggestion

It’s an oldie but goodie.

Using brain power, thoughts… You can set yourself in a different vibration. A different mindset if you will. This book is old but covers the study of what you can call self hypnosis.

Author is the late Emil Coue.

Learn more of him here: Durbon Hypnosis – Coue And Here: Wikipedia – Emil Coue

I like this one a lot.

It was one of the first books I read on the topic.

*Note. The url: is not relevant.


This list would not be complete ever, without at least adding this;


Influence“, by Robert Cialdini.

One of THE absolute best books on human buying psychology. You can use only this and get an understanding of what makes people buy. You can use it offline and online.

You can use it offline and online.

Combine this with Cashvertising and words that sell and you have a power house of knowledge. Apply this is every marketing feat you do if you want the powerful edge they bring,

Combine more of the books for more control, but these are the top three.

If you want to learn more see here:



These are just some of what I have in my personal collection. I tried to make the list comprehensive and varied.

By reading this best books for entrepreneurs post you have a very good advantage when starting out as an entrepreneur.
They fit each other well. So you’re off to a good start.


Some would say 10 Books for Entrepreneurs is not enough, ever. And I totally agree.
The best books for entrepreneurs are the ones that resonate with you and your desires and make you fired up and makes you take action.
These books do that.
There are more quality books out there but as mentioned, this is an excellent selection for anyone going into entrepreneurship and wanting to have the best start.

If you want to keep on growing then the list should only get bigger.
Take notes of the books in your community. The ones with the highest recommendations from your most trusted peers would do.
That is if you cannot find them on Amazon for yourself… There are always some nuggets hidden from your sight so go elsewhere also.

Be sure to TAKE NOTES WHEN YOU READ instead of skimming through the book for a quick read only to re-read it later and take notes then.
Best way to digest and program the tactics inside these gems would be to take notes actively.


All in all, I want you to enjoy the post.


Read books and grow.

The latest book I read was “ASK”.

About the ASK method.

Google it for more information if you liked this post.


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Hopefully you have enjoyed this list of the “best” books for entrepreneurs.

Published by Rune Ellingsen

Internet Marketing Entrepreneur