Knowledge is power in business, and in the rapidly evolving sector of technology, staying ahead is critical. To succeed with your business ventures, you must grasp inspiration from somewhere — so we’ve curated a list of motivational self-help books that all have a business theme. From how to create the optimum working environment for creative minds, to the world’s next consumer-changing trends, there’s a lot you don’t know yet about entrepreneurship and the tech industry…
The Lean Start-Up — Eric Ries
Limited experience operating in the industry? Read this book to help establish yourself in the tech start-up world. This book looks at how new companies can launch, adapt and grow within an industry that has fierce competition. Offering real examples of setting up a new business, you get a great insight into how to make a success of your business and avoid the typical pitfalls.
After swallowing this book up, you’ll come to understand the importance of constantly thinking ahead and how you can rise above your competitors.
Your One Word — Evan Carmichael
This book’s author has real talent and by the age of 19, had created and sold his biotech business. You’ll find this read will give you all the top tips and tricks that will inspire your next business move. Not only will it inspire your next move, but it will help you unlock your potential and set your own goals.
If you need a boost of confidence and an injection of motivation to start making your tech-business dreams come true, immerse yourself in the powerful words of Carmichael.
The Upstarts — Brad Stone
With a vest amount of practical advice, there’s a lot to be learnt from this book. The best thing about this read is the incredibly detailed account of two global companies: Uber and Airbnb. You’ll find out how these giants began and developed to become two of the most respected and innovative brands in the world.
As an entrepreneur yourself, this fascinating read will show you how you can also change standards — such as how people travel and what they expect from accommodation — to mirror these companies’ almost renegade attitude towards the established rules of business. What can your business do to change the world?
Conscious Capitalism — Raj Sisodia and John Mackey
The authors of this book challenge you to consider, could capitalism help everyone around the world if executed correctly? Communication is crucial and to make appropriate business moves, knowing how to speak to people in the tech sector can help you prove your worth. Referencing several other leading companies — such as UPS, Google and Amazon — Conscious Capitalism gives an insightful and expert analysis of how you can infuse your business environment with positivity for the optimum workplace culture (an essential component of Google’s success and almost expected by many people working within the innovative tech industry today).
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