Charlie Munger is the billionaire business partner of Warren Buffett and the Vice Chairman at Berkshire Hathaway, one of the largest companies in the world. He’s also one of the smartest people on the planet — his lecture on the psychology of human misjudgment is the best 45 minutes you might spend this year.

In this quote (see the image in the beginning), he has made a great point that every wise people read a book, after all, books are one of the most valuable knowledge resources. Even the best podcasts and YouTube videos cannot replace the in-depth lessons found in a good book. And this becomes even more important if you aim to be an entrepreneur.

People have trodden on this path before and there is immense wisdom out there on what it takes to make a great business. The stories in itself are fascinating. It is all up to us to decide if what the books have to say. Here are some of the books that made us say: Hey, this makes sense.

The challenge, however, is sifting through and finding the right material. Find something that will not only resonate with you and inspire you to aim higher but will also guide you through that process as well.

From self-development to business best practices, here are ten must-reads for entrepreneurs in 2017 

1. The Lean Startup by Eric Ries

The games have changed; building a business is no longer about updating the business plan every other week according to Eric Ries. In his book, he goes over the various techniques an entrepreneur can use in order to create a business that will go against the odds and succeed. He takes on a more scientific and intuitive approach as to how to be a successful entrepreneur with a lasting business under your arm.

This is a book everyone should read, even if your career isn’t in manufacturing or business. The concepts are so basic and simple to understand, I feel that they could be applied to any career. The fact that the book is easy to digest and the format of how the information is presented mean that this book should jump to the top of your list if you are looking for books to help with professional growth.
3. Built to Sell by John Warrillo
This is an insanely fresh look at service vs product businesses and how to turn from the former to the latter. Simple tricks, put together in a fictional story, that can help you see your business differently and already move you towards the right path. 
4. Good to Great by James C. Collins
Even though this book is over 10 years old, the concepts are still relevant and provide guidance on how to manage effectively for the long haul. Following the principles can assist with getting better employee engagement and formulating a business strategy designed for success. 
5. Small Giants by Bo Burlingham
An excellent book on businesses that believe in something more than solely monetary growth as the measure of a company’s success. This book is particularly good because of numerous detailed case studies that are sprinkled in pieces throughout the text, and yet, the author, Bo Burlingham, also is good about drawing out general insights and lessons. I would highly recommend this book to any one that strives for something other than the status quo in business.
6. How To Win Friends And Influence People by Dale Carnegie
This book is guaranteed to change your life forever. Not only will it teach you all the do’s and don’ts of the social life, but it will also teach you how to be a better entrepreneur. We all know that the digital age has made it harder to be influential outside of the Internet, which is just as important as web influence, but Dale Carnegie breaks down all the steps you need to take in order to make friends with everyone you meet. It teaches you the etiquette of how to overcome competition or how to win over people who are close-minded or simply not interested in your pitch.
7. The Hard Thing About Hard Things by Ben Horowitz
In theory, it’s a book about being a CEO. Based on actual experience, filled with real-life stories, far away from being dry & theoretical. But in fact it’s much more than that – it’s a book about entrepreneurship, with a focus on leading a company. And … it’s awesome. Brutally straightforward, packed with interesting insights, “it’s over” moments, hints about the most challenging moments authors has experienced (& any other CEO can experience). 
8. The 4-Hour Work Week by Timothy Ferriss
I dare you to read this and not get a little fired up and action-ready. In this book, Ferriss blows old assumptions about business wide open, from the basic (the “bank hours” we all tend to keep are not the most productive) to the more intricate (he presents a plan to make an Aston Martin DB9 affordable with his Dreamline tool).
9.Founders at Work by Jessica Livingston

We all hear the success stories after they happened: how millionaire XYZ started their business with only $1,000 in their bank accounts. But how did they grow their business from that starting point? How did they become millionaires? What was their journey? How did they feel while they were battling through the obstacles? Jessica Livingston goes over all those questions in her book Founders at Work

10. Zero to One by Peter Thiel

The key to progress, according to Thiel, is learning to think for yourself. When you do something new, you are moving from 0 to 1 (hence, the title). His thesis in the book is that the next generation of successful entrepreneurs will make completely new things—not just updates of our existing products. In this business book, Zero to One, he lays out how to train yourself to be an innovator.

10. Zero to One by Peter Thiel

The key to progress, according to Thiel, is learning to think for yourself. When you do something new, you are moving from 0 to 1 (hence, the title). His thesis in the book is that the next generation of successful entrepreneurs will make completely new things—not just updates of our existing products. In this business book, Zero to One, he lays out how to train yourself to be an innovator.

11. Scrum: The Art of Doing Twice the Work in Half the Time by by Jeff SutherlandJJ Sutherland

SCRUM is a form of an agile approach. It suits well for teams with different skillsets working for a goal together. It tells a story of project management management philosophy called SCRUM. Where a team gets together and just talks about what is going on.

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