Book recommendations for entrepreneurs

I recently shared my book recommendations for entrepreneurs on Webrazzi. The timing of the article was spot on in the middle of holiday season. If you’re looking for a great book to read over the holidays, you may want to take a look at the ones below.

I’m currently reading “Sapiens” by Yuval Noah Harari. I’m about 200 pages into the 400 page book and so far it has proven to provide a great overview of the history of humanity, the features that define us and shape our progress, and how cultures form.

The other books I recommend, each of which I wrote about earlier on this blog, include:

“High Output Management” by Andy Grove (blog post).

“Not Fade Away” by Laurence Shames and Peter Barton (blog post).

“How to Get Filthy Rich in Rising Asia” by Mohsin Hamid (blog post).

In the Webrazzi article I also shared a tip about reading books which I learned from AngelList founder Naval Ravikant. Specifically, the tip is that you don’t have to finish books. Here’s the reasoning.

Books are home to much more insightful content than the short tweets and articles that we’re used to consuming these days. However, we’ve been educated to believe that we need to finish reading each book that we start. This large up front commitment required to read a book makes us think twice before starting to read a new book. Once we relax the assumption that we have to finish books that we start reading, we can enjoy the more informative content of books without feeling like we’re losing time trying to finish a book after we’ve already learned what we need to from it. I’ve been applying this approach in the books I’ve been reading this year and am enjoying the results.