If you’re an entrepreneur or small business owner, you probably are pretty busy and don’t have a lot of time to sit down and relax with a book. At the same time, we all need some extra inspiration or motivation from time to time. Audiobooks help solve both these issues since you can listen to them while driving, exercising, or doing pretty much anything else in your busy day. Here are five of the best audiobooks for entrepreneurs.
The $100 Startup
“The 100 Startup: Reinvent the Way You Make a Living, Do What You Love, and Create a New Future” by Chris Guillebeau is a book all about turning that side-hustle you love more than your full-time job into your new full-time job. Guillebeau profiles 50 successful entrepreneurs who started with just a tiny investment and ended up with a full-fledged business.
“Outliers: The Story of Success” by Malcolm Gladwell is the book where the “10,000 Hour Rule” comes from- the idea that to truly become a master at something, you need to devote 10,000 hours to it. His book Outliers examines some of the most successful people in history- from ice hockey teams to The Beatles- and what made them so successful.
Dare to Lead
“Dare to Lead: Brave Work. Tough Conversations. Whole Hearts.” by Brene Brown is the latest book by the New York Times and Wall Street Journal best-selling author. The book isn’t about becoming a successful leader; it’s about how to be a compassionate one, which is just as important.
How to Win Friends and Influence People
“How to Win Friends and Influence People” by Dale Carnegie is a classic from 1937 that everyone should read, whether they are an entrepreneur or not. Don’t let its age fool you, because while business has changed a lot since the book was published, people haven’t, and this book is all about building a team.
Rules for Renegades
“Rules for Renegades: How to Make More Money, Rock Your Career, and Revel in Your Individuality” by Christine Comaford-Lynch is as much an autobiography as a business self-help book. It’s written by a high-school dropout/model/Buddhist monk/entrepreneur who retired by 40 and is for any entrepreneur with a rebellious spirit.