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Rajnish SharmaTop Contributor
Content Creator || Android App Developer

The fact is very clear, If you want to start a company or a business, you need to read a lot of books and gain knowledge about how it all works. You must read success stories125 of people who has done something in their life. Learn from their experiences. A well known startup called SHEROES175  You can learn about it and see how it works.128There are many more companies like Vooink153, Ixigo 159 and SimplyGuest 124 you can read about them and they will surely boost you for a perfect startup. If you are the CEO of your company or startup you need to be updated and know about your competitors. Because it is a race and you have to take a lead to make your startup successful.

So these are books a person should read as they try to achieve peak performance in life. Note: these are not the BEST books, or the most mind-expanding books. But these are books for someone who wants to improve their lot in life and become a successful as entrepreneurs.

  • The Magic of Thinking Big
  • Blue Ocean Strategy by W. Chan Kim
  • The Compound Effect by Darren Hardy
  • Good to Great by James Collins
  • The Four Steps to the Epiphany by Steven Blank
  • Contagious: Why Things Catch On by Jonah Berger
  • David and Goliath: Underdogs, Misfits, and the Art of Battling Giants by Malcolm Gladwell
  • The Signal and the Noise: Why So Many Predictions Fail--but Some Don't by Nate Silver
  • The Hard Thing About Hard Things: Building a Business When There Are No Easy Answers by Ben Horowitz
  • The Paradox of Choice: Why More Is Less by Barry Shwartz
  • Influencer: The New Science of Leading Change, Second Edition by Joseph Grenny, Kerry Patterson, et al.
  • The Art of the Start 2.0: The Time-Tested, Battle-Hardened Guide for Anyone Starting Anything by Guy Kawasaki
  • Founders at Work: Stories of Startups' Early Days by Jessica Livingston
  • The Lean Startup: How Today's Entrepreneurs Use Continuous Innovation to Create Radically Successful Businesses by Eric Ries
  • Rework by David Heinemeier Hansson
  • The E-Myth Revisited: Why Most Small Businesses Don't Work and What to Do About It by Michael E. Gerber
  • The Black Swan: Second Edition: The Impact of the Highly Improbable: With a new section: "On Robustness and Fragility" (Incerto) by Nassim Nicholas Taleb
  • Delivering Happiness: A Path to Profits, Passion, and Purpose by Tony Hsieh
  • Losing My Virginity: How I Survived, Had Fun, and Made a Fortune Doing Business My Way by Richard Branson
  • The Power of Full Engagement: Managing Energy, Not Time, Is the Key to High Performance and Personal Renewal by Jim Loehr, Tony Schwartz
  • The Checklist Manifesto: How to Get Things Right by Atul Gawande
  • The $100 Startup: Reinvent the Way You Make a Living, Do What You Love, and Create a New Future by Chris Guillebeau
  • Big Data: A Revolution That Will Transform How We Live, Work, and Think by Kenneth Cukier
  • The Fine Art of Small Talk: How To Start a Conversation, Keep It Going, Build Networking Skills -- and Leave a Positive Impression! by Debra Fine
  • The Score Takes Care of Itself: My Philosophy of Leadership by Bill Walsh, Steve Jamison, Craig Walsh
  • The Thank You Economy: Gary Vaynerchuk by Gary Vaynerchuk
  • Crowdsourcing: Why the Power of the Crowd Is Driving the Future of Business by Jeff Howe
  • Where Good Ideas Come From: Steven Johnson by Steven Johnson
  • The Strategy and Tactics of Pricing: A Guide to Growing More Profitably by Thomas Nagle, John Hogan, Joseph Zale
  • Leaving Microsoft to Change the World: An Entrepreneur's Odyssey to Educate the World's Children: John Wood by John Wood
  • The 22 Immutable Laws of Branding by Al Ries, Laura Ries
  • Linchpin: Are You Indispensable? by Seth Godin
  • The Black Swan: Second Edition: The Impact of the Highly Improbable: With a new section: "On Robustness and Fragility" (Incerto) by Nassim Nicholas Taleb
  • The Four Steps to the Epiphany by Steve Blank
  • The 7 Habits of Highly Effective People: Powerful Lessons in Personal Change by Stephen R. Covey
  • Googled: The End of the World As We Know It by Ken Auletta
  • The Curse of the Mogul: What's Wrong with the World's Leading Media Companies by Jonathan A. KneeBruce C. GreenwaldAva Seave
  • Planet Google: One Company's Audacious Plan to Organize Everything We Know by Randall Stross
  • Spent: Sex, Evolution, and Consumer Behavior by Geoffrey Miller
  • Zero to One: Notes on Startups, or How to Build the Future by Peter ThielBlake Masters
  • Word of Mouth Marketing: How Smart Companies Get People Talking by Andy Sernovitz
  • Guerilla Marketing: Easy and Inexpensive Strategies for Making Big Profits from Your Small Business by Jay Conrad Levinson
  • The Art of the Start: The Time-Tested, Battle-Hardened Guide for Anyone Starting Anything by Guy Kawasaki
  • Information Rules: A Strategic Guide to the Network Economy by Carl ShapiroHal R. Varian
  • Do More Faster: TechStars Lessons to Accelerate Your Startup by Brad FeldDavid Cohen
  • The Thank You Economy by Gary Vaynerchuk
  • The Innovator's Dilemma: The Revolutionary Book That Will Change the Way You Do Business by Clayton M. Christensen
  • The Entrepreneur's Guide to Customer Development: A cheat sheet to The Four Steps to the Epiphany by Brant CooperPatrick Vlaskovits
  • Venture Deals: Be Smarter Than Your Lawyer and Venture Capitalist by Brad FeldJason Mendelson
  • The Monk and the Riddle: The Art of Creating a Life While Making a Living by Randy Komisar
  • The Search: How Google and Its Rivals Rewrote the Rules of Business and Transformed Our Culture by John Battelle
  • The Little Kingdom: The Private Story of Apple Computer by Michael Moritz
  • The New New Thing: A Silicon Valley Story by Michael Lewis
  • Founders at Work: Stories of Startups' Early Days by Jessica Livingston
  • Don't Make Me Think, Revisited: A Common Sense Approach to Web Usability (3rd Edition) (Voices That Matter) by Steve Krug
  • Theory of Fun for Game Design by Raph Koster
  • The Art of Game Design: A Book of Lenses, Second Edition by Jesse Schell
  • Losing My Virginity: How I Survived, Had Fun, and Made a Fortune Doing Business My Way by Richard Branson
  • Team of Rivals: The Political Genius of Abraham Lincoln by Doris Kearns Goodwin
  • Primal Leadership, With a New Preface by the Authors: Unleashing the Power of Emotional Intelligence by Daniel GolemanRichard BoyatzisAnnie McKee
  • The World Is Flat 3.0: A Brief History of the Twenty-first Century by Thomas L. Friedman
  • Hot, Flat, and Crowded: Why We Need a Green Revolution - and How It Can Renew America, Release 2.0 by Thomas L. Friedman
  • The Upside of Irrationality: The Unexpected Benefits of Defying Logic by Dan Ariely
  • Cognitive Surplus: Creativity and Generosity in a Connected Age by Clay Shirky
  • Super Crunchers: Why Thinking-By-Numbers is the New Way To Be Smart by Ian Ayres by Ian Ayres
  • The Curse of the Mogul: What's Wrong with the World's Leading Media Companies by Jonathan A. Knee, Bruce C. Greenwald, Ava Seave