Though nothing can beat the personal experiences to for a new sense of self discovery everyday for an entrepreneur but it is equally worth it to resort to the motivational videos, inspiring success stories and other management books for some inspiration. To assist the zeal of an entrepreneur a good book always proves to be the best possible mentor. With the kind of schedule an entrepreneur has it is always a bit difficult to get yourself a hold of a book and give it an in depth read, difficult although it may seem but it isn’t impossible. In your incredible collection of good reads, make sure you don’t miss out on the following English classic books that were written for every other reason but entrepreneurship, yet can bring an incredible new insight to your entrepreneurial self!
4 Books which I can recommend to every Entrepreneur:
1. The Alchemist By Paulo Coelho
“And, when you want something, all the universe conspires in helping you to achieve it.” This one quote from the book itself holds enough power in itself to instill the optimism to strengthen our wishes. The book also mentions about “Beginner’s Luck”, explained as the likelihood of being successful in the very first thing you keep your hands on when you have all to gain and nothing to lose.
Paulo Coelho advice us to keep away our fears as it is the only thing that can come between us and our dreams-“There is only one thing that makes a dream impossible to achieve: the fear of failure.”
This book must not be missed by anyone who wishes to dream big and do big someday, all the insights written in this classic are indeed life changing!!
2. The Great Gatsby By F. Scott Fitzgerald
This American fiction has a lot of store to teach a few life lessons in the most interesting and indulging manner.
It tells us to be optimistic, even if it is futile. Optimism costs you nothing even if it sometimes has nothing to give.
It asks us not to criticize others no matter how big you yourself are as they may not have had the same advantages as we did, indeed an entrepreneur is nothing if not compassionate enough for others.
The Great Gatsby says “A Little Party Never Killed Nobody”, it is like the best quote to follow as it asks us to celebrate every moment of our life!
Though money drives most of our decisions, but the book is an eye opener to the fact that working for fortune never gives you the satisfaction and happiness, thus it is just not worth our efforts.
3. The Picture Of Dorian Gray By Oscar Wilde
This book undoubtedly holds the power to transform your vision of the world around. It reminds us of our experiences where we have the society influence our decisions, but then how everything that we decide upon leads to something or the other that in turn benefits us. The book makes you re-evaluate the way you have been viewing the entire world so far and talks about our character modulation.
You will undoubtedly adore this book, it has an inexplicable connection with the entrepreneurial drive our generation holds.
This book again gives a lot of motivation, and I’m sure it must has saved a lot of people from giving up!!
4. Oliver Twist By Charles Dickens
The book is a simple story about an innocent boy who refuses to give in to the evils he was surrounded by. It explains the street life of the poor and destitute but also holds hidden messages compelling everyone to get up and continue no matter how many times you fall till you reach your destination.
“Be a desperate spirit”,it says who “dares to accomplish everything that arrives on the way of destination.”
The book talks about enduring the pain, and being persistent in our demands from our life. It also depicts that no matter how much evilness surrounds you, if you are an owner of a good heart and soul nothing can mess up with your true self. If a boy with having a lot less than what we are awarded with can be so adamant about his wants and wishes, then we have got no reason to sulk in or give up to any road block we come across.
Well, these are some of the books I can think of right now for an Entrepreneurs. They will help you to give a great in-depth view and room for new thoughts and ideas. Also, don’t forget to share about other books which you recommend for every entrepreneurs.