The Best Business Books for the Entrepreneur in Your Life

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Are you finding it hard to find the perfect gift for the Entrepreneur or Business Person in your life?  Stop being distracted by coloured socks and look no further than this list of the Best Business Books for the Entrepreneur in your life.  Knowledge is priceless, and any of these books will be treasured for their insights.  These classic books lay the foundation for any business person to succeed by developing the critical skill sets necessary to lead, market and sell.

 

How to Win Friends & Influence People by Dale Carnegie, 1936

The principles laid out by Dale Carnegie are timeless.  This book is for everyone.  It will literally help you lead a better, more fulfilling and easier life.  The book teaches the six ways to make people like you, twelve ways to win people to your way of thinking and nine ways to change people without arousing resentment, and more.

 

The 7 Habits of Highly Effective People by Stephen R. Covey, 1989

Written 25 years ago, this book has withstood the test of time.  This book is for everyone.  Everyone has habits.  Some habits are good, some are bad, and some are just irrelevant.  Stephen addresses each type and how to take control of your life by taking control of those habits.

 

The Art of War by Sun Tzu, approximately 500 B.C.

Literally, this is one of the most influential books in all of human history.  In thirteen short chapters, Sun Tzu lays out the principles necessary to win any conflict.  This treatise on war identifies the principles and tactics needed to be a great leader.

 

The Little Red Book of Sales Answers, Jeffrey Gitomer, 2006

For many entrepreneurs with great ideas, closing sales can be a daunting skill set.  Simple and easy to read, this Little Red Book quickly and efficiently identifies every obstacle in the sales process and how to overcome them.  It provides real answers to real questions.

 

Start with Why, Simon Sinek, 2011

Turning business on its head, Simon Sinek simply turns the process of business and selling around from back to front.  By making the “Why?” the most crucial part of everything, Simon demonstrates how to inspire people to do extraordinary things.  This book challenges leaders to see the world from a different perspective.

 

Guerilla Marketing, Jay Levinson, 2007

You no longer have to spend a fortune in traditional advertising to communicate your message.  While this message is self-explanatory in today’s age of viral videos, this book helps teach the small business person how to think “outside the box.”  To be successful, the businessperson has to develop a unique product or service, then create an equally unique message to communicate that difference to the world.  This book helps achieve that goal.

 

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