While holiday breaks are certainly the time for reveling in the good company of friends and family, there’s also usually some down time during which you, as a college entrepreneur, may wish to catch up on some reading. Here are the top six books you’ll want to consider adding to your holiday reading list that will inspire and motivate you to take your business and mindset to the next level.
Secrets of the Millionaire Mind by T. Harv Eker
T. Harv Eker’s Secrets of a Millionaire Mind is actually two separate books in one. Eker’s central theory is that rich people think and approach things differently. Eker explains how your upbringing and your life experiences thus far have actually mapped out your financial future, and how you can alter your approach to build financial success regardless of your formative experiences. The author additionally lays out practical exercises to help you change your financial thought processes and actions in order to promote success overall and the accumulation of wealth.
Delivering Happiness by Tony Hsieh
Delivering Happiness chronicles the rise to success of the author, Tony Hsieh, a self-made billionaire by the age of 24. Hsieh began his career working at a worm farm, of all places, and worked his way up to become the current CEO of Zappos.com, one of the best companies to work for in the world according to Fortune magazine.
The $100 Startup by Chris Buillebeau
The full title of Chris Buillebeau’s book is The $100 Startup: Reinvent the Way You Make a Living, Do What You Love, and Create a New Future, which pretty much says it all! This book explains how Buillebeau has managed to travel the world, earn a living, and give back through educating others on the topic of entrepreneurship, simply by using his talents of turning ideas into money-making ventures – including how you can do the same.
Good to Great by Jim Collins
In Good to Great: Why Some Companies Make the Leap… and Others Don’t, Jim Collins examines what makes some companies move up from poor or mediocre to fantastic, and why others, even those that strive for greatness, never quite meet their goals. This book takes a close look at the common characteristics of great organizations, providing a snapshot for success to the reader.
4 Hour Work Week by Tim Ferris
Finding success without driving yourself into the ground is precisely the topic of Tim Ferris’ The 4-Hour Workweek: Escape 9-5, Live Anywhere, and Join the New Rich (Expanded and Updated). In this book, Ferris details his strategy for living the good life now, without sacrificing long-term success or wealth.
Rich Dad Poor Dad by Robert T. Kiyosaki
Robert T. Kiyosaki delves into how thinking influences wealth and success in his book Rich Dad Poor Dad, which examines the differences between how rich parents and poor parents teach their children to view the concept of wealth and the potential of achieving it.
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