5 Eye-Opening Books Every Entrepreneur Should Read

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Being an entrepreneur means being a clear-thinking, clever and educated person. Every day life issues a challenge and if you are a successful businessman you need to have up-to-date information in many spheres of life.

Such knowledge can be obtained from books, written to bring you to prosperity and well-being. Below you can find the most useful books on business topic. Many of them you can find and download for free from FreeBooksBay.

The 4-Hour Workweek: Escape 9-5, Live Anywhere, and Join the New Rich by Timothy Ferriss

From childhood up we used to hear how important it is to work hard. According to this statement the more time we spend at work the more success we are to get. But is it really so? Timothy Ferriss makes us doubt. In his book he develops the simple truth – the working week can be significantly reduced.

Most of our daily duties consist of unnecessary actions and do not lead to success, but in fact they move us away from it. The book teaches how to reduce the work amount, plan the week load correctly, become a prosperous person and live the life of your dream.

Crazy Bosses by Stanley Bing

Stanley Bing has always been interested in learning the ways to success and leadership. He has studied the characteristic features of bosses and managers for many years. And he came to surprising results – most of people who have made to the top are crazy.

He even adds a classification of bosses – the Bully, the Paranoid, the Narcissist, the Wimp, and the Disaster Hunter. The book is written in a funny and simple manner and it will bring you a lot of joy while reading it.

21 Dirty Tricks at Work: How to Beat the Game of Office Politics by Mike Phipps and Colin Gautrey

When people have to spend together about 8 hours 5 days a week, the year round they try to get the best. And that’s when manipulating begins. It’s no matter whether you are a boss or a simple employee – you try to build your own politics in the company or to join one of the existing “parties”.

In the book you will find advice on how to understand what games you are playing every day and who benefits from it. But the most important thing is that it provides strategies that will help you to avoid backstreet intrigues in your daily work.

Don’t Bring It to Work by Sylvia LaFair

The main message of the book is that we bring the relationships and roles from our families to our workplace. Dr. LaFair has thoroughly investigated the subject and came to this unfavorable conclusion.

She also singled out the main characters we can find in every office, namely Super Achiever, Rebel, Persecutor, Victim, Rescuer, Clown, Martyr, Splitter, Procrastinator, Drama Queen or King, Pleaser, Denier, and Avoider.

After you have found the type you refer you may start with taking the first steps on the way to changes and making your life easier through performing your work duties in a new better way.

How to Lie With Statistics by Darrell Huff

Statistics uses average numbers, correlations, graphs, and trends to treat everything it comes across. This can be very useful if you plan to show the true situation in a different light. Darrell Huff shows us the ways we are being tricked and calls us to be very careful and attentive with information received from mass media, politicians and business groups.

Education is something that lasts lifelong. Business is one of the areas where good knowledge and understanding of the situation can be determinative. The practical information from the above listed books can help you always to be on a roll.

This article is written by Robert Simons. He’s a blogger, traveler and bookworm. He runs a website YourTechLib.com where he publishes tech-related articles, how-to’s and reviews. If you have any questions, contact him through his social accounts. 

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