9 Motivational Books for Entrepreneurs

From biographies to best-sellers about productivity, we share with you the best titles for finding inspiration in your day by day.

  1. Steve Jobs, Walter Isaacson

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One of the best inventors of XXI century, he left us a lot of learnings and we continue putting them into action every day.

This book, published a bit later of Jobs’ dead, it was one of the bestsellers of 2011, according to Amazon. Steve Jobs not only revolutionized the way of listening to music and using the phone, but also he satisfied people needs long before they knew they have them.

This great businessman serves as an example for young entrepreneurs who want to innovate and finding a role model. With more than 40 interviews made to Steve Jobs along 2 years, this book tells the story of a young boy who, after inventing his first computer in a garage, became one of the businessmen more recognised around the world.

Publication year: 2011


  1. Start With Why, Simon Sinek

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Do you know why you do what you do? Many people know what they do and how they do, but only a few know why. This writer, in the case of business, it calls to inspire and motivate people who are around us for they working better and more comfortable, this is the different between an employee who is there to get their salary and one who is there to do his/her best for the company where works.

Publication year: 2009


  1. The 7 Habits of Highly Effective People, Stephen Covey.

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The writer suggests us these 7 habits with examples of daily life with the purpose of seeing life from a different point of view, be successful and pass it on to others.

    He invites us to be better leaders, professionals and to be a better people.   

    Be sure that these habits will help you to face the challenges to achieve success.

    With more than 15 million copies sold in 30 different languages, this book has become a motivational for people who are looking to be more efficient.
    Publication year: 1989


    1. Little black book of Entrepreneurship, Fernando Trías
    Little black book of Entrepreneurship,
    For many people, being an entrepreneur is something exciting, they are ready to take risks without worry a lot about the ending.

      However, it is estimated that 90 % of startups fail before four years and only 3 % survive.

      That´s why the author analyses the key factors of failure and defines the characteristics that a true entrepreneur must have (motivation and talent) to be able to manage an idea in an innovative way.

      Publication year: 2007


      1. The surprising Truth about What Motivates us, Daniel H. Pink 
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      The human being wants to have the freedom to decide his own objectives and to be able to continue learning.

        Publication year: 2010


        1. The Dip, Seth Godin
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        This businessman is considered one of the most important marketing gurus of XXI century.

          For many people, starting something new involves a great challenge and enthusiasm, but with the passing of time, that motivation may decrease. This book wants to show us to realise if we are in the correct way.

          Remember what Einstein said: “Insanity is doing the same thing over and over again and expecting different results”

          We also should ask ourselves: “Am I doing my best?”

          Publication year: 2008


          1. Making Ideas Happen, Scott Belsky
          make ideas happen

            This is a book about innovation and creativity.

            Ideas are commodity, execution of them is not.


            Publication year: 2011


            1. Who moved my cheese?, Spencer Johnson
            who moved my cheese

              In this book, the writer narrates the story of 4 characters that represent people personality.

              One day they had everything and the next minute it disappeared. What the book seeks is motivating people to face unexpected changes in work and life.

              Publication year: 1998


              1. One Small Step Can Change Your Life: The Kaizen Way, Robert Maurer
              the kayzen way book

                According to the author of this book, the Kaizen allows us to obtain very significant changes in our life by following six simple steps:

                - Ask us small questions

                - Have small thoughts

                - Carry out small actions

                - Solve small problems

                - Award small prizes

                - Recognize small moments

                This technique was used by Japanese companies and the changes were very significant in terms of creativity and efficiency of employees.

                Publication year: 2006

                We hope all of these books can be useful and motivational for you and don’t forget to enjoy while you are reading!


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