Bill Gates spends at least 3 hours a day reading books. Warren Buffet reads more than 10 hours a day.
Not only the Billionaires read books daily but, also someone who is an entrepreneur spends at least 1 hour a day self-educating themselves.
Because the schools and universities we attend are not designed to shape people as entrepreneurs but to work under someone else.
If you look at the Billionaires in the world, not everyone has their education completed and have a university or college degree.
It is the education from the books and networking that helped them reach success and create fortunes.
I was settled for normal before I know anything about entrepreneurship and starting a business, these are the books that helped me change my mindset and view towards money.
- I was thinking that money doesn’t buy happiness.
- Money isn’t everything.
- Money makes people greedy.
- Money is evil.
- Rich people are evil.
- Banks are safe.
- House is an asset.
But once when I realized all these things and mindset is derived from the average like our parents or society who are settled for less and working under some entrepreneur and business owner.
According to Credit Suisse, The Top 1% Owns 50% of Global Wealth and this 50% are entrepreneurs, business owners, and investors.
So stop taking advice and discussing ideas with the 99% who are settled for less.
List of Top 7 Books
1. Rich Dad Poor Dad by Robert Kiyosaki
Rich Dad Poor Dad is No.1 Personal Finance book of All-time and Newyork Times Best Seller with more than 10 million copies sold and translated to multiple languages.
This is my personal recommendation and the BOOK that helped me change my mindset and reach success.
2. Think & Grow Rich by Napolean Hill
This is the first “self-help” book published in the time of the Great Recession and still the best selling self-help book. Napolean Hill interviewed over 500 successful people the country had known and shared the principles on how they have made fortunes.
He set up a 6 step guide on how you can use these principles in your life and create a fortune.
3. 7 Habits of Highly Effective People by Stephen R. Covey
It is named the #1 Most Influential Business Book of Twentieth-Century with Millions of copies sold and Newyork Times Best Selling Book.
This book helped most people find true happiness with their internal work and efforts.
4. How To Win Friends & Influence People by Dale Carnegie
In Business you have to deal with customers and clients this book helps how to deal with people and make people like you then win over them to your way thinking.
5. 4 Hour Work Week by Tim Ferriss
Timothy Ferriss is a serial entrepreneur in this book he explains how he went from working harder 80-hour weeks making $40,000 year to making $40,000 per month and working less than 4 hours a week.
He explains how you can work smart with more efficiency. His book is the 4 year Newyork Times Bestseller and mega-popular with millennials.
6. ReWork by Jason Fried
The author argues that having an office, writing a business plan, setting up meetings, find investors all these things are not needed to start a successful businesses.
The traditional way of starting a business is no longer needed. In this book you will learn how to be more productive,how to get more exprosure without spending more on marketing, why you dont need investors and tons of more inutivative ideas.
7. Zero To One by Peter Thiel
Entrepreneur & Investor Peter Thiel talks about how technology has improved and in this era of information technology the progress should not only be defined to computers and smart phones.
Progress should be achieved in all industries and areas of business. He urges that the next generation entrepreneur’s should avoid competiton and come up with new unique ideas.