Sometimes a little bit of inspiration is required on the journey to entrepreneurial greatness! Here we have a collection of ten books to help you on your way.
- Become a Key Person of Influence – Daniel Priestly
In an increasingly competitive business landscape, this book shows in 5 simple steps how developing your personal brand can set you out from the crowd.
2. How to Win Friends and Influence People – Dale Carnegie
A book that is literally ninety years old but is essential reading for giving insight into those ‘soft skills’ often lacking in the business world.
3. Spin Selling – Neil Rackham
OK, so you’ve built the tech, the app, the website but how do you sell it to customers? This book tells you how.
4. Venture Deals – Brad Feld & Jason Mendelson
Want to know how Venture Capital works? This book is a great resource. The strapline; “Be smarter than your lawyer and venture capitalist”, says it all.
5. The Oxford Handbook of Internet Psychology – Adam N. Joinson, Katelyn Y. A. McKenna, Tom Postmes and Ulf-Dietrich Reips
A book that gives valuable insight into the thought processes behind users’ behaviour online.
6. Way of the Wolf – Jordan Belfort
The author needs no introduction. From the creator of “The Wolf of Wall Street”. Jordan Belfort gives a personal insight into how to best influence the sales process for positive outcomes.
7. Essential Managers: Negotiating Skills by Tim Hindle
A concise diminutive book that provides huge insight into negotiating strategies. This book can be read in 30 minutes and packs an impressive punch.
8. What They Don’t Teach You at Harvard Business School – Mark H McCormack
A book that teaches more soft skills in the sales process, such as reading people, creating impressions, taking the edge, getting ahead etc. A unique book from the creator of a multi-million dollar sports management company.
9. Why Entrepreneurs Should Eat Bananas – Simon Tupman
This book provides 101 actionable ideas to help you grow yourself as an individual and your business.
10. Business Zero to Superhero – Graham Jules
This book deals with the highs and the lows of being an entrepreneur. Some people have few resources, yet they have an unbelievable dream, an urge to start their own business. From the entrepreneur that took on multi-billion dollar media firm Marvel and DC Entertainments in a trademark dispute over the word ‘Superhero’ and won!
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