Here at NGIN Workplace, our members are always hard at work trying to do their best to make their companies thrive. The coworking space allows for constant collaboration between companies. When entrepreneurs in a coworking space are not getting ideas from each other, they also turn to the best—those who have written their years of experience down in books. Below are some of the top-rated, successful, and thought-provoking books for entrepreneurs, all with the intention of helping them flourish.
Tools for Titans, Tim Ferriss
New York Times bestselling author Tim Ferris gives readers business tips to help expand their companies and make them more successful. Ferriss has interviewed the best of the best when it comes to the business world, and he turns the valuable information from these interviews into advice, guidelines, and life lessons.
Outliers: The Story of Success, Malcolm Gladwell
Malcolm Gladwell is known for the success of his economic, thought-provoking books for entrepreneurs, and Outliers: The Story of Success is no different. In this book, Gladwell answers questions about what makes successful people successful and how to be the best in one’s field. He takes the reader along this intellectual journey to show them exactly what it takes to become the best.
Originals: How Non-Conformists Move the World, Adam Grant
Adam Grant inspires his readers to make the world a better place by utilizing their individuality. The book encourages people to challenge conformity and embrace what makes them different; how are we supposed to invent and create new things if we are stuck in the same mundane routines? Grant captures the realization of an idea with potential and tells how to implement such ideas.
Zero to One: Notes on Startups, or How to Build a Future, Peter Thiel & Blake Masters.
The main point made in this book is simply that the successful people of tomorrow are not competing in today’s marketplace, but are instead looking ahead. Having an optimistic and unique approach to the future can really help a business thrive. This has been a new way of thinking in the business world, and it has led to creative discoveries like coworking spaces. Zero to One will leave readers asking new questions that will lead them on a path to success.
Deep Work: Rules for Focused Success in a Distracted World, Cal Newport
Not enough hours in the day? Focusing without distraction is the essential point in Newport’s book. He wants his readers to be able to improve their efficiency in a world full of emails and smartphones. Newport gives his readers guidelines to help them achieve maximum efficiency.
The Entrepreneur Mind: 100 Essential Beliefs, Characteristics, and Habits of Elite Entrepreneurs, Kevin D. Johnson
This essential addition to books for entrepreneurs instills in its readers the highest level of performance by offering key lessons on strategy, finance, leadership and much more. The Entrepreneur Mind is an important resource filled with philosophies and habits to help captivate investors and improve businesses.
All In: 101 Real Life Business Lessons for Emerging Entrepreneurs, Bill Green
Green uses his 40-year business experience and shares his insights in this book, which is filled with all different tools to help people launch their businesses. From a small start-up to a large conglomeration, Green takes his readers every step of the way. His lessons in ideas, drive, and ambition will help anyone trying to be successful and happy.
Traction: How Any Startup Can Achieve Explosive Customer Growth, Gabriel Weinberg & Justin Mares
Using their own experiences, Weinberg and Mares provide insight for startups and instruct them on avoiding some crucial mistakes. The book focuses on building and keeping a customer base by boosting the effectiveness of marketing campaigns, improving search engine rankings, getting targeted media coverage, and much more.
Coworking: Building Community as a Space Catalyst, Angel Kwiatkowski & Beth Buczynski
In their book, Kwiatkowski and Buczynski invite readers to discover more about the benefits of coworking. They encourage more people to join the discussion of how coworking is changing the way we work. Coworking places like NGIN offer a community of people working in a collaborative and creative office space for everyone to thrive in. Throughout the book, Kwiatkowski and Buczynski answer coworking questions to promote the idea of a shared, synergetic working space.
The Power of Broke: How Empty Pockets, a Tight Budget, and a Hunger for Success Can Become Your Greatest Advantage, Daymond John
Shark Tank’s Daymond John lends a hand to people starting out in the business world by offering up advice and helping entrepreneurs grow and flourish. John points out that, unlike big companies, small startups are more resourceful. He uses his own experience, as well as experiences from those he’s helped, to show the reader that anyone can become a successful entrepreneur.
Don’t see your favorite on the list? Think I am missing one? Feel free to discuss in the comments.