THREE RECOMMENDED BOOKS TO READ AS AN ENTREPRENEUR BY THE FIRST QUARTER OF 2020
Twenty Nineteen had been a jumpy, unpredictable end to the teen years of the 21st century. Like the teenager that the decade was, it served shock to most budding businesses and as well served some upper-cuts to a couple of established businesses. Banking sector crisis, Investment scandals, it was a totally frustrating decade. But alas, its all over.
As twenty twenty begins, most businessmen and women would need to brace up for another treacherous decade, and what more efficient way to brace than to gather all the necessary knowledge one can get out there. As such here are my top 3 books that every entrepreneur in Tamale should be adding to their library before the first quarter of 2020.
Make no mistake! These books won’t just make you into an entrepreneur overnight or necessarily guarantee that you will but it could be for those willing to walk it like they talk it.
1. THE LEAN START UP by ERIC RIES:
An excellent read for first time entrepreneurs talks about the hit and misses of startups. Eric’s approach is pragmatic, his suggestions are spot on and brutally real on how to test your ideas before actually banking on them. You’d literally have several hmmm!! Whoa!! And yikes!! Moments to nodding to the volumes of truth in his book.
The book frantically goes against the status quo of having this conventional business plan and expensive product launch to proposing that the startups continuously and vigorously test the viability of their ideas and visions through hypothesis driven experiments and others in this ever evolving edgy technological era.
Everything slaps!. You’d wish you knew all that he writes about right from birth, giving a more scientific approach rather than a merely artistic one to utilizing the Lean Startup methodology.
The lean start up is a not just a recommended read but a mandatory book for every entrepreneur in the IT/TECH industry. You’d be appreciative of Eric’s witty narratives.
2. PERSONAL MBA (MASTER THE ART OF BUSINESS) by Josh Kaufmann
Quoting the very successful entrepreneur and bestselling author Josh Kaufmann
Business schools don’t create successful people. They simply accept them, then take credit for their success.Josh Kaufmann – Personal MBA
From this book first off, Josh lashes out at business schools, the expensive nature of the courses and their outdated power point and other techniques in teaching students while laying tangible emphasizes on the pragmatism of these business models and secrets. Indeed! True and successful entrepreneurs aren’t made by mere `business schools and a some degree papers alone.
Downright, They make it by getting right into the battle field by themselves earnestly polishing their skills, seeking out knowledge gunning for the top, gleaning sense from tough experiences, taking the punches and rolling with them and of course applying wisdom and thus exactly what the book tries to point out as Josh filters out he most trivial business concepts into simplistic and memorable points.
Sad that you couldn’t get to study your dream MBA course , wipe your tears off as josh Kaufman literally saves the day with his book” THE PERSONAL MBA’. Most of us would not get to pursue the MBA we longed wished for in these elite colleges but thanks to Josh you can have your dream MBA Tailor made for you.
Say NO to waste time doing a conventional MBA if you’d make this book your companion pledging to hearken diligently in reading and applying. Simply learn all You can from entrepreneurial skills, creativity, applied wisdom, psychology , marketing and go the next step to applying them You be gone with the wind fabulous in so far as you just sit down and commit to reading this book thoroughly. It would be worth your while. You can literally call yourself an MBA graduate after successful reading his book.
3. JEWISH WISDOM FOR BUSINESS SUCCESS by Brackman, Levve AND Sam
My profound advice would be that you don’t just read this book like every other, eat it! Devour it!! As this book is somehow different. It digs up the precious Jewish wisdom giving readers a spiritual dimension to entrepreneurship, and offers practical gems sampled from ancient Jewish texts that every prospective and potential person should take advantage of in business and life this book goes beyond the usual 5 stars rating.
In this you would find insightful gems on how you can:
your business acumen
-Apply spiritual entrepreneurship
Kick fear to the crib
– harness will power
– Curb your ego from the equation to maintain valuable partnerships
– master negotiation techniques, deal with failure
– harness the power of positivity
– finding a balance on your character traits to succeed at everything
Impeccably written, this book is obviously one for the keeps!!!!
Be rest assured that Purchasing and reading these books would be an investment that will yield a thousand fold over the course of time. Yet again don’t get me wrong these books aren’t just for entrepreneurs but for everyone in pursuit of life improvement. Regardless! Whether book number 1 or number three they all rank and provide distinct information. These books will help you, they will guide you, teach you and give you pragmatic information.
Cheers to a new decade !!!
By Anita Atayure, Zaabuni Digital Media