Top 20 Entrepreneurship Books of 2011

Published each year, The YFS Magazine Top 20 Entrepreneurship Book List is the preeminent list of startup, small business and entrepreneurship books that every entrepreneur must read.

11. Good to Great, by Jim Collins (Vote)

Based on a study conducted by Jim Collins and a dedicated research team, Good to Great argues that “good is the enemy of great” in business success. Collins analyzes 11 out of the 28 companies studied that have transitioned from solid results to great ones and shares his findings.

12. Delivering Happiness, by Tony Hsieh (Vote)

Tony Hsieh shares the lessons he learned from doing various business including a pizza place, worm farm, and Zappos and throughout his life. Delivering Happiness demonstrates a different kind of corporate culture that can be a powerful model for happiness and success.

13. Start Something That Matters, by Blake Mycoskie (Vote)

Blake Mycoskie tells the story of TOMS, one of the fastest-growing shoe companies in the world, and combines it with lessons learned from such other innovative organizations as method, charity: water, FEED Projects, and TerraCycle.

14. 4-Hour Work Week, by Timothy Ferriss (Vote)

4-Hour Work Week throws out the traditional work plan and tempts with a different way of doing things that has you living more while working less. Ferris guides the reader with practical templates and ideas on how to work for short bursts while outsourcing the rest cheaply.

15. Nothing to Lose, Everything to Gain, by Ryan Blair (Vote)

Imparting advice from a former gang member turned millionaire entrepreneur, Nothing to Lose, Everything to Gain passes on lessons learned from life experiences and mentors. Ryan Blair knows how to build a business from the ground up and shares his philosophies that got him where he is today.


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