Gimme 5: Inspiring books for entrepreneurs

A few titles for the entrepreneur's reading list (Source: Getty Images)
The Smart Entrepreneur: How to Build for a Successful Business
Bart Clarysse and Sabrina Kiefer
A hands-on book which coaches the budding entrepreneur through starting a new venture. The 12 chapters can be read as mini-manuals, and cover everything from managing uncertainty to staying ahead of competition.
How to Fail at Almost Everything and Still Win Big
Scott Adams
Dilbert creator Scott Adams’s amusing memoir incisively explains how to challenge and embrace failure. Adams demonstrates how failing at pretty much everything ended up leading him to success.
The Great British Entrepreneur’s Handbook 2014
Guy Rigby
A collection of experienced entrepreneurs share their secrets, tips and know-how on becoming a successful business person. The advice ranges from transitional networking, to how to seek out new sources of investment.
The Hard Thing About Hard Things
Ben Horowitz
The Silicon Valley entrepreneur offers advice on building startups, following the success of his blog. His frank approach to explaining the difficulties of running a business is cushioned by lyrics from his favourite songs.
The Entrepreneur Revolution
Daniel Priestley
This optimistic book encourages readers to break free of the industrial revolution paradigm, follow their dreams and make money along the way. It’s a masterclass in the entrepreneurial mindset and how to embrace it.

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