I love reading business books, motivational, insightful there is a ton of good material out there all of which can help you take your business and your game to the next level. I don’t know about you guys but I never want to stop learning and continually want to learn more and know more in order to take my biz to the next level. Some of the books I’ve listed below are super easy reads like Juicy and Girl Boss but all of them are insightful. Some I’ve read late at night and then not gotten to sleep just in awe at the hard work and perseverance these guys put in.
There isn’t one single book that contains everything you need to know but is there ever!
Enjoy and if you guys have any recommendations do let me know.
In My Shoes: A Memoir Tamara Mellon
If you’re ever thinking about getting investors involved with your business read this tome and then you’ll probably run a mile. It’s pretty darn amazing what Tamara went through. To say it’s a male dominated back stabbing world is an understatement. Tons of info of the pitfalls of running and owing your own business, actually made me wonder why any of us go into it!
The Glitter Plan: How We Started Juicy Couture for $200 and Turned it Into a Global Brand, by Pamela Skaist-Levy & Gela Nash-Taylor.
I loved this book in so much it’s the easiest read ever. It’s also insightful, as their journey is a rocky one. The bigger you get the harder it becomes and the more your loose sight of what you originally launched!
#GIRLBOSS by Sophia Amoruso
Loved this book also, Sophia turned her hobby from selling vintage clothes on eBay into Nasty Girl, one of the fastest growing companies in America. With a $100 plus turnover, 350 employees this lady kicks ass! Read it and you’ll realise just how important photography and presentation is to your brand. It’s quite light on actual strategies or actually building a business but its inspirational to see how someone so young has built such an incredible business.
The Virgin Way: Everything I Know About Leadership, Richard Branson
I wish I was more like Branson I think his leadership skills (which I happen to struggle with) are world class. It’s insightful and again easy to read.
Me, Inc,: Build an Army of One, Unleash Your Inner Rock God, Win in Life and Business.
Gene Simmons frontman of Kiss tells the story of how he went from being a poor Israeli immigrant to having a spot in the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame. Interestingly Simmons explains how he always trusted his own intuition rather than advisors to make this way through. Insightful in how you can use his entrepreneurial strategies and apply them to your own biz, because the bigger you get the more advisors you have and it’s so hard to follow your gut and not everyone else’s opinions.
The E-Myth Revisited: Why Most Small Businesses Don’t Work and What to Do About It, by Michael E Gerver
Stop working in the business and start working on your business! I say no more!