Books Every Entrepreneur Should Read in 2022

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“Reading is essential for those who seek to rise above the ordinary.” - Jim Rohn. 

Entrepreneur? Then ask yourself. How many hours do I read in a book daily? How many books do I read in a year? What is my goal of reading a book for 2022? This self-assessment is the key in the journey of growing an individual identity as an entrepreneur.

There is no debate that reading is a good habit. We all are aware of the benefits of book reading. Many types of research have been done around the subject. They all conclude that reading changes the way of thinking. 

Entrepreneurs have a particular skill set with creativity, good habits, hard-working nature, and passion. Setting up a business needs consistency and patience, and books teach us these habits. 


Best Books for Entrepreneurs 

All the books in this list make great gifts for entrepreneurs. They keep popping up on every popular list of the best books for entrepreneurs. 


The Lean Startup 

The Lean Startup: How today’s entrepreneurs use continuous innovation to create radically successful businesses is written by Eric Ries. Many of the startups fail in the initial days. There are a few of them that can be prevented.

The book gives an insight into a new approach that can change the way companies create and launch products. Every business goes up and down sometimes, and it becomes impossible to sustain it.

The book does not give a business plan. Instead, guide entrepreneurs to test their vision and adapt their needs before it’s too late. Readers feel this book is honest in dealing with situations that startups face.


Books to read



Rework debunks the business myths. It is different from the books that provide endless suggestions about finding investors or executing the idea of business. The book explains why suggestions are not helpful when it comes to creating a sustainable business. 

Jason Fried, the book's author, has written a straightforward book about the business. The book is easy to understand. It is written in an inspiring way about productive work ethic and exposure.

Rework is an optimistic book that gives hope to aspiring business tycoons. The book is worthwhile for anyone who dreams of making an idea into a brand.  


Virtual Freedom 

Virtual Freedom: How to work with virtual staff to buy more time, become more productive, and build your dream business. The author of the book, Chris Ducker, is an outsourcing expert. In this book, he explains how to get help using affordable resources. 

The book is a step-by-step guide to set up your virtual business with virtual employees. It focuses on business growth and explains in detail everything you need to understand. The book also offers the knowledge that you need to build a business with virtual staff. 


Zero to One

Zero to One: Notes on Startups, or How to Build the Future, is the book by Peter Theil and Blanke Masters. The book talks about the quick transformation of technology. Readers appreciate the optimistic outlook shown in this book. It also explores new ways of thinking about innovation, forcing readers to find value where they least expect.


List of books


The Motivation Myth 

The Motivation Myth: How high achievers set themselves up to win. Jeff Haden, the author of the book, argues that motivation, as we think it, is a myth. Motivation is the result of a process, not a cause. 

In general, this book teaches that success is not only owned by certain people. Anyone can be successful if they understand the true nature of motivation. This inspiring book opens the eyes of everyone, no matter what they are working on in their lives.


Rich Dad, Poor Dad

The book's main focus is about what the rich teach their kids about money that the poor and middle class don’t. The authors Kiyosaki and Sharon Lechter argue about the concept of behaving as per the needs.

The book says that it is important to educate yourself. Establishing financial knowledge is important for survival. Spend time with good people. Learn how to make money work for you by reading books and attending seminars. If you only take the time to learn and consider where you’re headed, your life will be more satisfying and fulfilling.


How to Win and Influence People 

Dale Carnegie’s  How to win and influence people is one of the most well-known self-help books. The book has amusing stories about business people, politicians, and students who excel at communication.

It is one of the best seller books of all time, with around 15 million copies sold worldwide. Although the book was published in October 1936, many of its concepts are still valid today.


Books for entrepreneur


The New Freedom 

The New Freedom: Ordinary people living extraordinary lives & so can you! Rob Cubbon’s book is about doing something creative for a career, for getting happiness in life.  An entrepreneur is not bound with a 9 to 5 job. 

It teaches people how to build new lives online, create their schedules. It also directs the readers to do the things that matter. The book gives a new approach to mindset. The book is a gem for online entrepreneurship. 



Reading books is one of the best ways to shape your company’s journey. Learning about marketing, productivity, and entrepreneurship will help you plan for the future and make the right mindset to grow your business. The books will also help you to grow your startup quickly. Apart from the above list, there are several books you can get online or offline.  Remember, it is not just about reading; implementing things will help for growth. Read, learn, implement and grow!


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About the author:

KAJAL THARWANI, OpenGrowth Content Team

An explorer who takes risks and learns from her mistakes. An aspirational content writer, studying social work. Kajal loves trying her hands in different crafts.

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