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February 5, 2011 / compassioninpolitics

What books should young entrepreneurs read?

Books about Young Entrepreneurs

1) Campus CEO: The Student Entrepreneur’s Guide to Launching a Multi-Million-Dollar Business by Randal Pickett
2) Zero to One Million: How I Built A Company to $1 Million in Sales . . . and How You Can, Too, by Ryan P. Allis
3) The Dream: How I Learned the Risks and Rewards of Entrepreneurship and Made Millions by Gurbaksh Chahal
4) Upstart Start-Ups!: How 34 Young Entrepreneurs Overcame Youth, Inexperience, and Lack of Money to Create Thriving Businesses by Ron Lieber

Technology Entrepreneurship

2) Do More Faster: Tech Stars Lessons to Accelerate Your Startup
3) The Entrepreneur’s Guide to Customer Development: A cheat sheet to The Four Steps to the Epiphany by Brant Cooper

Entrepreneurship and Life Skills

1) 7 Habits of Highly Effective People, by Steven Covey
2) The Art of the Start: The Time-Tested, Battle-Hardened Guide for Anyone Starting Anything by Guy Kawasaki
3) Getting Things Done: The Art of Stress-free Productivity
4) How to Win Friends and Influence People by Dale Carnegie
5) a great book about sales
6) a great book about bootstrapping
7) E-Myth Mastery: The Seven Essential Disciplines for Building a World Class Company

If you are a technology entrepreneur, you likely want to read Paul Grahams essays, particularly the one on public relations. Also 6 principles of making new things is a good read as well as is 18 mistakes that kill start ups.

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