• Kyle OConnor

5 Must Read Books For Entrepreneurs

I'm going to start recommending books based on category. I'll kick things off with books that are must reads for entrepreneurs.

There are countless books that are great reads for entrepreneurs, so don't take this list as an end all, be all. These are just books that I've read that spark a entrepreneurial fire. Enjoy!

Tribe Of Mentors - Tim Ferriss

This recap is short and sweet, very much unlike the massive book. It's life advice from the best in the world. Morning routines, workout and eating plans, productivity hacks, everything. It's very much a 'read at your own pace' type of book.

Outliers - Malcolm Gladwell

The subtitles of Gladwell's books usually tell you quite a bit about them. The subtitle for Outliers is The Story of Success, which actually doesn't tell you a ton. But believe me, give it a read. My favorite parts of the book include why most NHL players were born in the first few months of the year, how cultural differences play a large part in perceived intelligence and decision making and of course, the 10,000 Hours Rule.

Tools Of Titans - Tim Ferriss

This book came before Tribe Of Mentors and is pretty similar. This one hits a few different points with each feature, whereas Tribe Of Mentors asks the same group of questions to each feature. It's a great book to knock out a chapter when you're waiting in line or looking to kill time. Each chapter takes 5-10 minutes. It's a great addition to your Kindle library.

David vs Goliath - Malcolm Gladwell

The subtitle for this book is Underdogs, Misfits and the Art of Battling Giants. That's more like it. I really love this book. My favorite parts include looking at the hidden side of dyslexia and obviously, how we may be thinking about the David vs Goliath battle all wrong. Basically, it's a book about how perceived disadvantages may actually be advantages.

Think Like A Freak - Steven Levitt & Stephen Dubner

Just like picking a favorite child, I could never pick a favorite book. But if I had to, this may be the winner. It looks at the hidden reasons behind everyday facts and opinions. It'll give you a contrarian view to life, which can really benefit you in both the short and long term.

My favorite parts include why scammers still use the Nigerian Prince angle (yes, it's on purpose), why David Lee Roth demanded all the Brown M&Ms be removed from his dressing room (super smart) and a really interesting theory on why crime dipped so suddenly in the early to mid 90's. I can't recommend this book enough.