50 Most Popular Entrepreneurship Books


1. The Lean Startup: How Today’s Entrepreneurs Use Continuous Innovation to Create Radically Successful Businesses by Eric Ries

“This defines entrepreneur and entrepreneurship — the entrepreneur always searches for change, responds to it, and exploits it as an opportunity.” 
Peter F. Drucker

“Innovation is the specific instrument of entrepreneurship…the act that endows resources with a new capacity to create wealth.”
Peter F. Drucker

1. The Lean Startup: How Today’s Entrepreneurs Use Continuous Innovation to Create Radically Successful Businesses

Eric Ries | avg rating 4.04–246,112 ratings — published 2011


2. Zero to One: Notes on Startups, or How to Build the Future

Peter Thiel | avg rating 4.16–149,974 ratings — published 2014


3. The $100 Startup: Reinvent the Way You Make a Living, Do What You Love, and Create a New Future

Chris Guillebeau | avg rating 3.84–104,874 ratings — published 2012


4. The 4-Hour Workweek

Timothy Ferriss | avg rating 3.84–174,743 ratings — published 2007

5. Rework

Jason Fried | avg rating 3.93–213,476 ratings — published 2010


6. The Hard Thing About Hard Things: Building a Business When There Are No Easy Answers

Ben Horowitz | avg rating 4.19–69,552 ratings — published 2014

7. Good to Great: Why Some Companies Make the Leap… and Others Don’t

James C. Collins | avg rating 4.05–178,548 ratings — published 2001


8. The Innovator’s Dilemma: The Revolutionary Book that Will Change the Way You Do Business

Clayton M. Christensen | avg rating 3.97–72,194 ratings — published 1997


9. Think and Grow Rich

Napoleon Hill | avg rating 4.30–57,768 ratings — published 1937

10. Elon Musk: Tesla, SpaceX, and the Quest for a Fantastic Future

Ashlee Vance | avg rating 4.24–201,584 ratings — published 2015


11. Founders at Work: Stories of Startups’ Early Days

Jessica Livingston | avg rating 3.93–32,024 ratings — published 2001


12. Business Model Generation

Alexander Osterwalder | avg rating 4.16–42,779 ratings — published 2010


13. How to Win Friends and Influence People

Dale Carnegie | avg rating 4.14–642,134 ratings — published 1936

14. Steve Jobs

Walter Isaacson | avg rating 4.10–1,248,385 ratings — published 2011

15. Rich Dad, Poor Dad

Robert T. Kiyosaki | avg rating 3.97–298,083 ratings — published 1997

16. Delivering Happiness: A Path to Profits, Passion, and Purpose

Tony Hsieh | avg rating 3.99–92,034 ratings — published 2010

17. Losing My Virginity: How I’ve Survived, Had Fun, and Made a Fortune Doing Business My Way

Richard Branson | avg rating 3.95–58,036 ratings — published 2011

18. Creativity, Inc.: Overcoming the Unseen Forces That Stand in the Way of True Inspiration

Ed Catmull | avg rating 4.20–100,989 ratings — published 2009


19. The Startup Owner’s Manual: The Step-By-Step Guide for Building a Great Company

Steven Gary Blank | avg rating 4.15–16,708 ratings — published 2012


20. Made to Stick: Why Some Ideas Survive and Others Die

Chip Heath | avg rating 3.96–138,248 ratings — published 2006

21. Running Lean: Iterate from Plan A to a Plan That Works

Ash Maurya | avg rating 4.04–17,541 ratings — published 2012


22. Outliers: The Story of Success

Malcolm Gladwell | avg rating 4.11–622,273 ratings — published 2008

23. Hooked: How to Build Habit-Forming Products

Nir Eyal | avg rating 4.04–35,360 ratings — published 2013


24. Tribes: We Need You to Lead Us

Seth Godin | avg rating 3.82–75,298 ratings — published 2008


25. The Art of the Start: The Time-Tested, Battle-Hardened Guide for Anyone Starting Anything

Guy Kawasaki | avg rating 3.82–41,429 ratings — published 2004


26. The Four Steps to the Epiphany: Successful Strategies for Startups That Win

Steven Gary Blank | avg rating 3.91–19,786 ratings — published 2003

27. The Power of Habit: Why We Do What We Do in Life and Business

Charles Duhigg | avg rating 4.03–444,942 ratings — published 2011

28. Steal Like an Artist: 10 Things Nobody Told You About Being Creative

Austin Kleon | avg rating 3.87–261,507 ratings — published 2012

29. Blue Ocean Strategy: How To Create Uncontested Market Space And Make The Competition Irrelevant

W. Chan Kim | avg rating 3.87–71,457 ratings — published 2004

30. The 7 Habits of Highly Effective People: Powerful Lessons in Personal Change

Stephen R. Covey | avg rating 4.05–641,940 ratings — published 1989


31. The Everything Store: Jeff Bezos and the Age of Amazon

Brad Stone | avg rating 4.06–63,889 ratings — published 2013

32. Start with Why: How Great Leaders Inspire Everyone to Take Action

Simon Sinek | avg rating 4.07–134,381 ratings — published 2009


33. The One Thing: The Surprisingly Simple Truth Behind Extraordinary Results

Gary Keller | avg rating 4.13–56,868 ratings — published 2012

34. Choose Yourself: Be Happy, Make Millions, Live the Dream

James Altucher | avg rating 3.82–19,278 ratings — published 2013

35. The Millionaire Fastlane: Crack the Code to Wealth and Live Rich for a Lifetime!

M.J. DeMarco | avg rating 4.35–10,083 ratings — published 2010

36. Anything You Want

Derek Sivers | avg rating 3.99–16,976 ratings — published 2011

37. Built to Last: Successful Habits of Visionary Companies

James C. Collins | avg rating 3.98–103,162 ratings — published 1994

38. Originals: How Non-Conformists Move the World

Adam M. Grant | avg rating 3.93–64,380 ratings — published 2016


39. Essentialism: The Disciplined Pursuit of Less

Greg McKeown | avg rating 3.99–72,567 ratings — published 2014


40. Jab, Jab, Jab, Right Hook: How to Tell Your Story in a Noisy Social World

Gary Vaynerchuk | avg rating 4.10–14,902 ratings — published 2013

41. The Founder′s Dilemmas — Anticipating and Avoiding the Pitfalls That Can Sink a Startup

Noam Wasserman | avg rating 4.05–8,012 ratings — published 2011


42. Purple Cow: Transform Your Business by Being Remarkable

Seth Godin | avg rating 3.76–57,783 ratings — published 2003


43. The One Minute Manager

Kenneth H. Blanchard | avg rating 3.87–136,984 ratings — published 1981

44. The Intelligent Investor

Benjamin Graham | avg rating 4.25–117,970 ratings — published 2003


45. The Obstacle Is the Way: The Timeless Art of Turning Trials into Triumph

Ryan Holiday | avg rating 4.09–47,968 ratings — published 2014

46. Venture Deals

Brad Feld | avg rating 4.05–15,182 ratings — published 2011


47. The Personal MBA: Master the Art of Business

Josh Kaufman | avg rating 4.04–37,176 ratings — published 2010


48. The Thank You Economy

Gary Vaynerchuk | avg rating 3.84–20,087 ratings — published 2010


49. The Dip: A Little Book That Teaches You When to Quit

Seth Godin | avg rating 3.84–45,203 ratings — published 2007

50. Crush It!: Why Now Is the Time to Cash In on Your Passion

Gary Vaynerchuk | avg rating 3.87–43,543 ratings — published 2009


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