10 Must-Read Books for Aspiring Entrepreneurs

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One common characteristic of successful entrepreneurs, small business owners, and innovative thinkers is the drive to continue to educate themselves about any and all facets of business, marketing, economics, and personal development.

With that in mind, Travel Out There put together a list of the 10 books that are ‘must-reads’ for aspiring entrepreneurs, spanning the genres from biographies to social media to management:


  • Jab, Jab, Jab, Right Hook: How to Tell Your Story in a Noisy Social World: Gary Vaynerchuck
  • Socialnomics: How Social Media Transforms the Way We Live and Do Business: Erik Qualman
  • Rework: Jason Fried and David Heinemeier Hansson
  • Losing My Virginity: How I Survived, Had Fun, and Made a Fortune Doing Business My Way: Richard Branson
  • Steve Jobs: Walter Isaacson
  • The Alchemist: Paulo Coelho
  • Freakonomics: A Rogue Economist Explores the Hidden Side of Everything: Steven D. Levitt and Stephen J. Dubner
  • Who Moved My Cheese?: Spencer Johnson
  • The Long Tail: Why the Future of Business Is Selling Less of More: Chris Anderson
  • Good to Great: Why Some Companies Make the Leap…And Others Don’t: Jim Collins

From TravelOutThere.com/books

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