One silver lining amidst this year’s global pandemic, the civil unrest and the sharp rise of unemployment was perhaps the rise of young entrepreneurship. Whether it was driven by the found time at home or by the need to find a meaningful source of income, young men and women are scrambling to find an idea that would sustain them through this difficult period – thus turning into natural entrepreneurs.
Entrepreneurship is all about finding value in doing something different. Trying times can inspire creativity and drive new business concepts. Here are our top three book recommendations for aspiring entrepreneurs.
1. “Strictly Business: How to Crush it as a Young Entrepreneur” by Brendan Cox
Strictly Business is just as straight forward, aspirational and driven as it sounds. Written by Brendan Cox – a young entrepreneur who owns more than 10 businesses – the book gives its readers advice about looking out for opportunities, preparing soundly and striving for success. It inspires readers to test their true potential, trust their gut instinct and make our mark in the business world.
This book gives plain-spoken advice and is purely based on the writer’s own entrepreneurial journey. While still young, Brendan has over 10 years of real world experience, Strictly Business shares Cox’s tried and tested business strategies while citing his failures along with his success stories.
2. “Kid Start-Up: How YOU Can Become an Entrepreneur” by Mark Cuban, Shaan Patel, Ian McCue
This book by Mark Cuban, Shaan Patel, and Ian McCue discusses how the entrepreneurial spirit resides in each and every one of us. The book humanizes success and puts it in front of everyone else. It breaks down the stigma that being an entrepreneur requires a certain age. This book is the perfect primer for kids who wish to become an entrepreneur and are a fan of shark tank.
Buy it here: Kid Start-Up: How YOU Can Become an Entrepreneur
3. “The 4-Hour Workweek” by Timothy Ferriss
Does one live to work or work to live? ‘The 4-Hour Workweek’ asks its readers to forego the traditional 9-5 model that we end up commonly relying on, and focus on designing a work life that would be tailored to our own personal ambitions and goals.
The book offers more than 50 insights about generating alternative forms of income that has currently benefited hundreds of individuals and families across the globe. This is the opportunity for anyone interested to reinvent themselves and lead the life they always dreamt of.
Buy it here: The 4-Hour Workweek