Startup Books for Entrepreneurs to Grow Their Startups

You know, knowledge is power and it is not different in entrepreneurship as well. You gotta read a lot to keep up with the industry and get new skills and ideas to start growing your startup. Here, we created a bookshelf for entrepreneurs to grow startups.

From individual indie solo makers to founders with tens of employees, these best startup books are must-read books for entrepreneurs.

Before further ado. Here is the list of best startups books for entrepreneurs.

The Artist’s Journey

“No one’s insights about the craft and journey of being an artist have guided me in the day-to-day struggle of this profession more than Steven Pressfield. Wherever you are, whatever you’ve been called to make, you need to read this book…and everything else he has written.”

— Ryan Holiday, Bestselling Author of Ego Is the Enemy and The Obstacle Is the Way

Creativity, Inc

The Art of Learning

In his riveting new book, The Art of Learning, Waitzkin tells his remarkable story of personal achievement and shares the principles of learning and performance that have propelled him to the top—twice.

Anything You Want

Sivers didn’t need a business plan, and neither do you. You don’t need to think big; in fact, it’s better if you don’t. Start with what you have, care about your customers more than yourself, and run your business like you don’t need the money.

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The 80/20 Principle

Be more effective with less effort by learning how to identify and leverage the 80/20 principle: that 80 percent of all our results in business and in life stem from a mere 20 percent of our efforts.

The 22 Immutable Laws of Branding

Smart and accessible, The 22 Immutable Laws of Branding is the definitive text on branding, pairing anecdotes about some of the best brands in the world, like Rolex, Volvo, and Heineken, with the signature savvy of marketing gurus Al and Laura Ries.


Why do some products capture widespread attention while others flop? What makes us engage with certain products out of sheer habit? Is there a pattern underlying how technologies hook us?

Nir Eyal answers these questions (and many more) by explaining the Hook Model—a four-step process embedded into the products of many successful companies to subtly encourage customer behavior.

The Hard Thing About Hard Things

Ben Horowitz, cofounder of Andreessen Horowitz and one of Silicon Valley’s most respected and experienced entrepreneurs, offers essential advice on building and running a startup—practical wisdom for managing the toughest problems business school doesn’t cover, based on his popular ben’s blog.

Start with Why

Which book to start reading?

I know, it is not easy to pick one single book to read among these best startup books. However, I recommend picking a book that would help you more depending on your current struggles at your startup. Or, I personally recommend, The 80/20 Rule as it applies not only entrepreneurship but also to life as well.

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