Top 5 Books To Read Before Starting A Business

There are a plethora of books available. But, it is literary impossible to read all of them. I am reading books suggested by successful people. Based on my knowledge. I am jotting down a list of 5 books that every person should read before starting a business. These books are recommended by most of the successful people. It will be wrong to say that book shall change a life. Generally, books change the mind set of the person, subsequently changing the result. Books are tool necessary to sharpen skills, not the foot path to follow.

For a long time, I have used this formula of taking out what is necessary for me & invalidating rest of the points. The formula for success is different for different human beings, which can’t be replicated.

Zero To One:

The book by Peter Thiel, who is an early investor in Facebook. Other than that he is known for his startup “PAYPAL”. The book recommends tools & tips to take your business one step forward. A must read book for everyone who is planning to start something. The author describes the power of monopoly & how to think about an idea. How an idea succeeds & how does one shape future.

Zero to one

Lean Startup:

While some books show planning is important. This book considers doing things as foremost important. Do what you think is appropriate. Test the results of it & if it is as per your expectation keep doing it. Also, if some of the processes are not working then abolish those & try something new. Power of speed is explained in this book.

The Lean Startup

A $100 Startup:

Startups are not always about billion dollars funding. Some startups are found in living room, bedroom etc. The so called micro businesses are thriving in this internet age. The unlimited opportunities are waiting to get tapped. This book is must read for anyone who is looking to expand their vision.

The $100 Startup

Start With Why:

The book is written by a person named Simon Sinek. His tedtalk is one of the highest viewed tedtalk ever. The simple concept of WHY is explained beautifully in this book. Many people get tired while in the journey due to the lack of inspiration. The WHY is often forgotten during the journey. However, it is as much important as anything else to keep the business running.

Start With Why Mark My Adventure


The book is on Pixar. One of the first company to introduce animation to this world. The first-time animation came to life. The early days of setting up of the firm & the roller coaster journey are amazing to read. The book covers most of the aspects of the startup struggle. However, if one is determined enough it can topple every problem. This book is an example of that.

Creativity Mark My Adventure