Must Read Books For Anyone Pursuing The Entrepreneurial Dream

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One of the advantages of being a bookworm is that I get to learn from other people's experiences and knowledge. And not just regular people or the ones I am constrained to meet in my day-to-day activities. I get to learn from the world's best. People who have both the technical/academic knowledge and the experiential knowledge. They have opened my eyes to things I never would have figured out on my own. They have taught me great business lessons that run against what I commonly see in my Naija environment.

And today, I am sharing with you the books I have most benefited from in my pursuit of entrepreneurial happyness. 

1. Built to Sell: Creating a Business That Can Thrive Without You


This is perhaps the book that has had the most effect on me. It is packed full of precious rare gems that every entrepreneur would want to have. 


2. The E-Myth Revisited: Why Most Small Businesses Don't Work and What to Do About It


This book is a must read for every entrepreneur who wants to shorten his learning curve greatly. I wish I had read this book the very year I started my business. 

3. How I Raised Myself from Failure to Success in Selling


People say I become completely different when I am delivering a training -- that I kinda just flip from the quiet introvertive person to a very lively engaging person. I always get star ratings for my excellent and very lively training classes. What most people don't know is that this book is what motivated me to always act like someone plugged to an 11,000 Volts electricity when it's training or demo time. 

4. How to Win at the Sport of Business: If I Can Do It, You Can Do It


Mark Cuban's business autobiography is a very inspiring book. It will motivate you on any down-day you have. He wrote it in such a way that whatever troubles you are facing in building your business will look like a no-big-deal and you would actually feel like you can succeed since Mark Cuban did it.

5. Founders at Work: Stories of Startups' Early Days



This is the book that shows you the 10 years that led to the overnight success you see in popular companies.


And those are the books I absolutely will recommend every entrepreneur to read. 

As an extra, I am currently reading The Membership Economy: Find Your Super Users, Master the Forever Transaction, and Build Recurring Revenue and Profit First: Transform Your Business from a Cash-Eating Monster to a Money-Making Machine. If they end up being as great as the reviews say they are, then, I'll be sure to give you some helpful gist about the value in them.

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