With entrepreneurship quickly becoming more common in today’s workforce, it does not come as a surprise to learn that new entrepreneurs are always looking for helpful resources when first beginning. As such, countless new books on entrepreneurship are being published each year, which can make it hard to determine the best books to read first. Entrepreneur and Businessman Jack Nourafshan provide a few of his favorite books on entrepreneurship.

Outliers
Well-known New Yorker author Malcolm Gladwell gained popularity after publishing his first book, called the Tipping Point, which focuses on how ideas spread in today’s world. Following the book’s success, he released Outliers, which focuses on determining how a highly successful person reached that success. Using concrete examples, readers will learn more about how some of today’s biggest names achieved their success using new, innovative thinking and a strong work ethic. Entrepreneurs function in a similar matter, making Outliers a great read when first beginning.

How Successful People Think: Change Your Thinking, Change Your Life
Author John C. Maxwell published his book, How Successful People Think: Change Your Thinking, Change Your Life, in 2009. The book looks at how successful professionals in today’s world think differently than other professionals. Using some of the biggest professional names, Maxwell helps a reader to not only better understand the 11 ways that successful people think differently, but also provides a lesson on how to practice each way of thinking in one’s own profession.

The Lean Start-Up
For most entrepreneurs today, starting up a business is one of the major parts of their careers when first starting out. While it is exciting to start a business, it can be difficult to keep that business open over a longer period of time. This is what led author Eric Ries to create The Lean Start-Up. The book takes a deeper look at the biggest reasons why start-up companies fail and how to avoid it as an entrepreneur. Using helpful, detailed examples, Ries can help entrepreneurs make better, more sustainable decisions for their own start-up companies. Additionally, it can help entrepreneurs get a more realistic idea of important factors like financial health and efficiency.