As an entrepreneur, it remains incredibly important to find new ways to learn and improve as a professional. With entrepreneurship becoming increasingly popular in recent years, it is not surprising to learn that many entrepreneurs are looking for professional development opportunities. For many, a great resource for them is reading books on business, leadership, and entrepreneurship in order to learn from others who experienced success. As we move through the new year, here are some of the best books that entrepreneurs should read. 

The Lean Startup

As our work has continued to evolve, so has the way that businesses function today. The Lean Startup: How Today’s Entrepreneurs Use Continuous Innovation To Create Radically Successful Businesses, by Eric Ries, talks about how start-up companies can avoid failure using innovative practices. The book looks at how to be successful as a business using unique strategies, creative money skills, and more. 

Talented Is Overrated: What Really Separates World-Class Performers From Everyone Else

While the concept of talent continues to be very popular, author Geoff Colvin explains that it does not equate to success in his book, Talent Is Overrated: What Separates World-Class Performers From Everyone Else. Colvin goes into detail about how talent is not the main driver for success but is achieved through commitment and perseverance. The book examines specific examples of success stories throughout. 

The Entrepreneurship Roller Coaster: Why Now Is The Time To #JoinTheRide

It is not a surprise for any entrepreneur to learn that start-up companies have a higher failure rate. This is why it remains so important for entrepreneurs to learn from past mistakes that they can continue to apply moving forward. The book by Darren Hardy takes a deeper dive into the ups and downs of entrepreneurship, while also providing cautionary advice on what to avoid in the beginning. The Entrepreneur Roller Coaster does a great job of preparing entrepreneurs for the many different aspects of starting a company.

While these are some of the exciting books that entrepreneurs should consider reading this year, there are countless more great books that can help anyone master their profession. 

About The Author

Yuri Vanetik is an Entrepreneur, Private Investor, Coalition Builder, and Philanthropist in Orange County, California. He is the Managing Partner of Vanetik International, LLC, a management consulting firm which offers advisory services and strategic planning to businesses and industries. He is also the Managing Partner of Dominion Asset Management, a technology-driven opportunity real estate fund that invests in undervalued real estate throughout the United States. Yuri Vanetik brings over 20 years of professional experience in a variety of roles, and has been featured in notable publications, including the Wall Street Journal, California Business Journal, Forbes, and Bloomberg Law.