In Mark Cuban’s autobiography, he talked about getting started out and reading voraciously anything and everything related to his field, business, marketing, etc. He used to read software manuals cover to cover. Drew Houston of Dropbox used to spend every weekend, reading all day long “Every weekend, I would take this folding chair up to the roof with all these books I got on Amazon. I would just sit there and read all of them. I would spend the whole weekend just reading, reading, reading.”
Nothing prepares you for entrepreneurship like reading everything you can get your hands on. Here are some good places to start.
Richard Branson: Like a Virgin
Richard Branson’s autobiography is a fascinating look at one of the most dynamic entrepreneurs of our time.
Peter Thiel: Zero to One
When you’re just getting started, it’s important to be and stay inspired. Few books will make you want to change the world and business like Peter Thiel’s Zero to One. Peter Thiel was one of the founders of PayPal and the first investor in Facebook. He’s knows a thing or two about business and ideas that change the world.
James Altrucher: Choose Yourself
James Altrucher has seen it all. He’ll recount often how he lost millions and his shirt on several occasions. And through it, he’s gain remarkable insight. Choose Yourself will change the way you think of business and yourself. Somehow it’s only $0.99 on Amazon. It’s a quick read, get it.
Mark Cuban: How to Win at the Sport of Business
Mark Cuban is loud, brash and unapologetic. He didn’t get lucky becoming a billionaire. Broadcast.com was his third successful business. That’s a habit. His autobiography breaks it down and shows his remarkable prescient about the growth of technology and exactly how hard he was willing to work to win.
Steve Chandler: Wealth Warrior
Wealth Warrior incorporates a huge amount on wisdom about business and personal development in very few pages. A brilliant read. Steve Chandler’s focus on oneself and your motives, refocuses the whole narrative on entrepreneurship.
What are your must read books for a new or aspiring entrepreneur?