Summer Reading Round Up: Best Business Books For Entrepreneurs

William Griggs' Favorite Books


Reading will set you a part from the crowd. Being well-read both in your field of interest, but also areas outside your field of interest, will help increase your likelihood of success and make you a more interesting and valuable leader, team member, family member and friend. Below is a list of my favorite entrepreneurship-focused books, as well as a list of top entrepreneurship-focused book lists compiled by others. Enjoy!

My Top 5:

Poke the Box by Seth Godin
The Referral Engine: Teaching Your Business to Market Itself by John Jantsch
Good Boss, Bad Boss: How to Be the Best… and Learn from the Worst by Robert I. Sutton
Making Ideas Happen: Overcoming the Obstacles Between Vision and Reality by Scott Belsky
Rework by Jason Fried, David Heinemeier Hansson


Other Strong Lists:

Books For Startups by Steve Blank
What books should entrepreneurs read? (Source: Quora)
The 99 Best Business Books (Source:
15 Books Every Entrepreneur Should Read (Source:
Must-Read Badass Business Books For Entrepreneurs (Source:
The Business Owner’s Bookshelf (Source:


Let me know what books will you be reading this summer in the comments below!