44 Books on Entrepreneurship to Read in 2016

44 Books on Entrepreneurship to Read in 2016

If you know me well, then you know I love to read. My library is a little overwhelming. I love reading from many different sources on the same subjects because I’m able to pick up nuances and tricks from each author. I then combine all that and form my own plans!

Over the years, I’ve read countless books on entrepreneurship and business. But these are some of the ones that stick out (in no particular order). I hope this inspires you to read some new books this year! And please feel free to share your favorite book on the entrepreneurship and business in the comment section. I’m always open to suggestions.

  1. “Pour Your Heart Into It: How Starbucks Built a Company One Cup at a Time” by Howard Schultz
  2. “The Secrets to Writing a Successful Business Plan: A Pro Shares a Step-By-Step Guide to Creating a Plan That Gets Results” by Hal Shelton
  3. “Tribes: We Need You to Lead Us” by Seth Godin
  4. “Platform: Get Noticed in a Noisy World” by Michael Hyatt
  5. “Getting Things Done: The Art of Stress-Free Productivity” by David Allen
  6. “Start Your Own Business” by Entrepreneur Press
  7. “God @ Work: Developing Ministers in the Marketplace, Vol. 2” by Rich Marshall
  8. “What is your One Sentence?: How to Be Heard in the Age of Short Attention Spans” by Mimi Goss
  9. “Nuts: Southwest Airlines’ Crazy Recipe for Business and Personal Success” by Kevin and Jackie Frieberg
  10. “The Art of Leadership, 4th Edition” by George Manning and Kent Curtis
  11. “Putting the One Minute Manager to Work” by Kenneth Blanchard, Ph.D and Robert Lorber, Ph.D
  12. “Bootstrapping Your Business: Start and Grow A Successful Company with Almost No Money” by Greg Gianforte with Marcus Gibson
  13. “Own Your Own Corporation” by Garrett Sutton, Esq.
  14. “Anointed for Business: How to Use Your Influence in the Marketplace to Change the World” by Ed Silvoso
  15. “Business Plans for Dummies” by Paul Tiffany and Steven D. Peterson
  16. “The One Minute Manager” by Kenneth Blanchard, Ph.D and Spencer Johnson, M.D.
  17. “Good to Great: Why Some Companies Make the Leap… and Others Don’t” by Jim Collins
  18. “Jewish Wisdom for Business Success” by Levi Brackman and Sam Jaffe
  19. “Finance for Non-Financial Managers and Small Business Owners” by Lawrence W. Tuller
  20. “How to Buy and Sell a Business, How You Can Win in the Business Quadrant” by Garrett Sutton, Esq.
  21. “The E Myth Revisited, Why Most Small Businesses Don’t Work and What to Do About It” by Michael E. Gerber
  22. “Managing Human Resources: Productivity, Quality of Work Life, Profits: Ninth Edition” by Wayne F. Cascio
  23. “How to Start, Run, and Stay in Business” by Gregory F. Kishel and Patricia Gunter Kishel
  24. “The ABC’s of Writing Winning Business Plans: How to Prepare a Business Plan That Others Will Want to Read—and Invest in” by Garrett Sutton Esq.”
  25. “The ABC’s of Building a Business Team That Wins: The Invisible Code of Honor That Takes Ordinary People and Turns Them Into a Championship Team” by Blair Singer
  26. “Operations Management, Processes and Supply Chains, Tenth Edition” by Lee J. Krajewski, Larry P. Ritzman and Manoj K. Malhotra
  27. “The Secrets of Facilitation, the SMART Guide to Getting Results with Groups, New and Revised” by Michael Wilkinson
  28. “Annual Editions: Marketing 12/13, Thirty-Fifth Edition” Edited by John E. Richardson and Nisreen N. Bahnan
  29. “The Plan-As-You-Go Business Plan” by Tim Berry
  30. “How to Prepare and Present a Business Plan” by Joseph R. Mancuso
  31. “Valuation, The Art and Science of Corporate Investment Decisions, Second Edition” by Sheridan Titman and John D. Martin
  32. “A Preface to Marketing Management, 13th Edition” by J. Paul Peter and James H. Donnelly, Jr.
  33. “Corporate Finance, Core Principles and Applications, Third Edition” by Stephen A. Ross, Randolph W. Westerfield, Jeffrey F. Jaffe and Bradford D. Jordan
  34. “Applications in Business Communication, A systems Approach” by D. Jackie Hartman and Brenda Ogden
  35. “Learning From the Future, Competitive Foresight Scenarios” by Liam Fahey and Robert M. Randall
  36. “How to Measure Anything, Finding the Value of ‘Intangibles’ in Business” by Douglas W. Hubbard
  37. “IT Savvy, What Top Executives Must Know to Go from Pain to Gain,” by Peter Weill and Jeanne W. Ross
  38. “Crossing the Chasm, Marketing and Selling Disruptive Products to Mainstream Customers” by Geoffrey A. Moore
  39. “Business Model Generation” by Alexander Osterwalder and Yves Pigneur
  40. “Strengths Finder 2.0” by Tom Rath
  41. “Venture Capital for Dummies” by Nicole Gravagna Phd and Peter K. Adams, MBA
  42. “Managerial Economics, A Problem Solving Approach, 2nd Edition” by Luke M. Froeb and Bian T. McCann
  43. “Essentials of Investments, Ninth Edition” by Zvi Bodie, Alex Kane and Alan J. Marcus
  44. “Own Your Own Corporation, Why the Rich Own Their Own Companies and Everyone Else Works For Them” by Garrett Sutton, Esq.

Thanks for reading! Join me every Monday for tips on entrepreneurship or leadership.

Billy Epperhart
Billy Epperhart
  • Ashley
    Posted at 08:23h, 29 December Reply

    Thank you for sharing this list Billy, it’s very helpful! I love reading too (although nowadays I use mainly audio books 🙂 I will definitely be picking from your list for my 2016 reading schedule!

    • Billy
      Posted at 20:03h, 03 January Reply

      Audio books are great! Hope you enjoy reading through the books you choose from this list!

  • Melissa
    Posted at 17:42h, 29 December Reply


    Thank you so much for this book list! I will have no shortage of books to read in the coming year!

    Blessings to you in 2016,

    • Billy
      Posted at 20:03h, 03 January Reply


      Happy to help! I hope you enjoy reading some of these!

      Blessings to you as well.

  • Chris
    Posted at 09:43h, 24 January Reply

    Thank you for sharing your list of books. I will surely increase my book reading in 2016.

    • Billy
      Posted at 11:18h, 27 January Reply

      I love to hear that Chris. Thank you.

  • Delaine
    Posted at 15:54h, 26 January Reply

    Thanks! What a great list!

    • Billy
      Posted at 11:17h, 27 January Reply

      Thanks Delaine!

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