...from inspirational “been there done that” treps can provide directive insight to turning obstacles into opportunities.
Here’s a list of my “Top 10” books for the Gen Y entrepreneur:
Start Something That Matters by Blake Mycoskie
Serial entrepreneur and Founder of TOMS Shoes, Mycoskie details the story of how he overcame multiple failures, and turned an Argentinian inspired shoe into an international brand that continues to inspire social entrepreneurial ventures around the world.
The Millionaire Next Door by Thomas J Stanley
Analyzing thousands of millionaires across the world, Stanley details common characteristics displayed by these highly successful, self-made entrepreneurs.
How to Win at the Sport of Business by Mark Cuban
“As Seen on Shark Tank”, Cuban provides readers a “no bullshit” playbook to succeeding in the court of business, regardless of where you’re starting from.
Swim with the Sharks Without Being Eaten Alive by Harvey Mackay
Buying his first company at age 25, Mackay provides readers with insightful inspiration and resources necessary to build a sustainable company while maintaining high quality of life.
How to Stop Worrying and Start Living by Dale Carnegie
Worry is often the biggest obstacle to success. Carnegie provides readers with tried and true tactics to overcome anxiety so often surrounding the “unknown”, and details how to develop a mindset befitting success.
The Method Method by Eric Ryan and Adam Lowry
Cofounders of the Method, Ryan and Lowry detail how their “made in our apartment” soaps revolutionized the massive household cleaning industry, capturing significant market share and becoming a household name.
Evolution of the Entrepreneur by Jack Nadel
Encountering immense challenges as he transitioned home from World War II, Nadel inspires readers through his own entrepreneurial journey, building an internationally recognized company.
Marketing to Millennials by Jeff Fromm and Christie Garton
Fromm and Garton detail the “Participation economy” and provide readers with multiple ways to leverage “new age” marketing techniques in such a way to appeal to the unique millennial generation.
Think and Grow Rich by Napoleon Hill
It all begins in the mind. Hill provides readers with the resources necessary to believe in yourself, remain optimistic, recognize opportunity, and overcome obstacles—traits essentials to every entrepreneur.
Cash Machine by Loral Langemeier
Langemeier’s Cash Machine provides readers with foundational financial principles and entrepreneurial lifestyle advice that will help them achieve sustainable success for years to come.
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