Summer no longer holds the same promise of freedom as it once did, particularly for the entrepreneur who often works through weekends and vacation days. But warm, long afternoons do encourage us to slow down a bit.
For those occasions when lounge chairs and iced beverages beckon, you need to make sure you have some enlightening reading material on hand. But type “entrepreneur” into Amazon Books and you get over 19,000 results. Yikes!
To help you hone your summer reading list, we asked our network to name the top 1-3 books they consider required reading for the budding entrepreneur. We got dozens of stellar recommendations, but to avoid overwhelming you, we’ve whittled them down to 10:
Adapt: Why Success Always Starts with Failure
– Luke Kanies, Founder of Puppet Labs
– Susan Finch, Strategic Content Creator, Social Media Strategist, & Web Developer
The Breakthrough Company
– Jean Roque, HR Partner to Start-Ups & Growth Companies
– Peter Herring, Co-founder of trovi & Shareconomy
The Hard Thing About Hard Things
– Staff of RelianceCM
Oh, The Places You’ll Go
– Molly Lindquist, Founder of Consano
– Dave Barcos, Creative Director at Remedy Design Group
Start With Why
– Karina Mayner, CPA, Small Business Tax Service
Strengths Finder 2.0
– Emma Mcilroy, Co-Founder of Wildfang
The Three Pillars of Zen
– Sean Beers, President of Portland Product Werks
What must-read book do you recommend for entrepreneurs?