So this post will be short and sweet as today has been a long day. I did however promise myself I would attempt to blog once a day for the next 66 days, so I can’t miss out. So to start, as the captivating headline describes, this post is on how to find books for entrepreneurs (I have a more in depth version of this already in the works, but here goes).
The first person who captured my attention and suggested I should read, has to go to Tai Lopez. Since his famous “here in my garage” ad on YouTube, I’ve been slowly tricked into liking books (in a good way). Meeting other people and discussing this and eventually caving in and becoming a voracious reader. In the past 18 months I’ve read over 50 books (surpassing my 18 month goal of 40) and so you may wonder, how did I choose what books to read?
Well, aside from a book subscription I am signed up for I still had to order my first books and I still order more outside of the subscription. These ideas mainly come from these three sources:
Tai is famous for his TEDx Talk on how he reads a book a day. Although I think it’ll be a while before I get there, at least I can start somewhere. His book list is extremely long, is constantly being added to and is ranked in which are worth reading. There is a tremendous number of books on this list (150+ last time I checked) and I would say that 90% of the books I have read are on this list.
If you are looking to expand your knowledge in general, this is a phenomenal list to pull from. Additionally, the books that Tai reads every day he has been keeping a book summary that you can sign up for. These books may not be added to the list, but they are on a side column you can check out.
Tim Ferriss is a monster learner and promoter of knowledge. His podcast (The Tim Ferriss Show) alone has helped bring new thought patterns to my mind, introduced me to amazing people in various fields of interest, and face certain fears. He’s got an amazing TED Talk as well on the subject of fear I highly recommend.
Anyway, on Tim’s podcast he interviews billionaires, icons, and world-class performers learning their tips and tricks—he later turned these into a powerful book called Tools of Titans. He also has asked many of them what books made the greatest impact on their lives. These books were then later turned into a list on his blog and here is source number two of where to find “unusual books” for entrepreneurs.
Now this is a fairly new list to me, but it turns out I’ve read a decent number of books on the list. This list is also much more unique than the other two. See the other two are simply a collection of recommended books, and yes, Tai’s gives a ranking, but it doesn’t necessarily mean you should read them in that order. Tom’s on the other hand is much more specific. Tom is a huge fan of the Matrix and the concept of opening one’s mind. This is can be seen on the quote on the top of the list of books, “Take the Red Pill.” So his book list is just that, a “red pill”. He asks that if you’re lost or don’t know where to go, read the 25 books he recommends in the order he recommends them and your mindset will be forever changed, your eyes will be open and a real impact will be made.
Anyway, I hope this helps some of you in your search for the next big read, or even those who are just about to start their journey of knowledge. If you know of other lists that have helped you, please feel free to share it in the comments. Also, as always if you have any comments or questions, leave them below and if you found these lists helpful, please share on social media.