Motivational Books


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Being an entrepreneur is a difficult task. What books helped you get motivated and keep going?

For me it was:

  • Founders At Work

Motivation Books

asked Oct 3 '10 at 22:16
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Tiago
333 points
  • I think, it should be community wiki – Rem 9 years ago
  • Yeah, CW would be nice. Also, a "one book per answer" rule would make the votes much more meaningful. – Jonik 9 years ago

10 Answers


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answered Oct 3 '10 at 23:10
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Ashley Williams
161 points

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There are lots of helpful and motivating books, but here it is some of the free, nice stuff one can read online:

answered Oct 3 '10 at 22:39
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Rem
352 points

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Getting Real is a great book and available free online

http://gettingreal.37signals.com/toc.php

answered Oct 4 '10 at 01:42
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Viv
482 points

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The four hour work week inspires me. Only the title though. I didn't find time to read it, but I look at the cover once in a while.

answered Oct 3 '10 at 23:05
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Feature Creep
151 points
  • It is a useless book. – Tim J 9 years ago
  • Perhaps. Except for the title. – Feature Creep 9 years ago
  • Actually I found this book useful, it gave some insights and ideas on approaching virtual assistants and how to use these type of services to give more time to yourself to do the "important" stuff. – Ricardo 9 years ago
  • OK Ricardo - that information (virtual assistants) was about the only REAL world example of good information. – Tim J 9 years ago

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I second all of the books mentioned above, one of my favorites is REWORK, Founders at Work and The Art of the Start by Guy Kawasaki. All of these books are easy to read and there are tons of things to learn from them.

Another of my favorites is Peopleware by Tom DeMarco and Timothy Lister. It is an excellent book and you'll learn a lot from it.

answered Oct 4 '10 at 00:16
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Ricardo
4,815 points

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"Switch" is a really motivational business book. However, it is more appropriate if you are trying to embrace and welcome the art of CHANGE. -Elle

answered Oct 7 '10 at 01:12
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Health E Solutions
11 points
  • +1 Great book - just read it. – Doug Donohoe 8 years ago

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Atlas Shrugged really made me passionate about creating something I can call my own.

answered Oct 7 '10 at 04:22
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Joslinm
111 points

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Honestly, I get my most motivation out of reading about others succeeding.... so for example I loved the new Facebook book, The Age Of Facebook and the new Google book. Reading their stories really moves you.

Ben

answered Oct 7 '10 at 04:42
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Since2001
98 points

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ReWork and Getting Real by 37 Signals
Founders on Work by Jessica Livingston
Paul Graham's Essays
Joel Spolsky's Articles
Mastering VC Games by Jeff Bussgang

answered Apr 27 '11 at 01:44
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Valio
11 points

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I am partial to A Good Hard Kick in the Ass: Basic Training for Entrepreneurs by Rob Adams. It is all about implementation and execution.

answered Oct 8 '10 at 04:15
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Larry Smithmier
226 points

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