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Useful Books for Running Business Effectively

A student from Bangalore asked.... I did my MBA in Marketing and want to start my own business. Are there any good books helpful to me to start and run business effectively?

Answers: It is heartening to note that you are interested in starting your own business. It is a good idea to become ‘an employer’ rather than being ‘employee’. There are many good books which will be useful for a budding entrepreneur like you. The list of books suggested for your use is presented in the Box No.1. If you want to be successful in own business, it is very important to maintain focus on mission, be persistent in what you are doing, select the right people for your team and rely on them, be flexible where necessary and always be yourself in decision making.

1. Innovation and Entrepreneurship by Peter Drucker
2. The Power of Positive Thinking by Norman Vincent Peale
3. The Zigzag Principle by Rich Chritiansen
4. How to win friends and influence people by Dale Carnegie
5. EnterLeadeship by Dave Ramsey
6. The Art of the Start by Guy Kawasaki
7. The 7 Habits of Highly Effective People by Stephen R. Covey
8. How to become a Rainmaker by Jaffrey J. Fox.
9. Start with Why by Simon Sinek
10. The Lean Startup by Eirc Ries
11. How successful people think by John C. Maxwell
12. Founders at work by Jessica Livingston
13. Delivering Happiness by Tony Hsieh
14. All marketers are liars by Seth Godin
15. Outliers by Malcolm Gladwell
16. The E-Myth Revisited by Michael R. Gerber
17. Never Eat Alone by Keith Ferrazi
18. The Startup Game by William H. Draper
19. The Innovator’s Dilemma by Clay Christensen
20. How to Win Friends and Influence People by Dale Carnegie
21. From Resource Allocation to Strategy by Joseph Bower
22. Good to Great by Jim Collins
23. Start Something that Matters by Blake Mycoskie
24. Nothing to Lose, Everything to Gain by Ryan Blair
25. Think and Grow Rich by Nepoleon Hill
26 Richest Man in Babylon by George S. Clayson
27. Street Smarts by Norm Brodsky
28. Getting Things Done by David Allen

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