10 Inspiring Books On Building Your Own Company

Originally published at lmt-lss.com on March 16, 2016.

Learn all the tricks to start the company of your dreams.

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It’s an age when everyone who graduates from college thinks of starting up his or her own firm. However, not everyone is able to fulfill their dreams. Statistics prove that only 5% of startups are able to be successful. Why? Simply because people are not learning the tricks from those who have made the mark.

Here are 10 inspiring books on startups that could help you learn and grow in your entrepreneurial journey.

1. Originals

Author: Adam Grant

“In the deepest sense of the word, a friend is someone who sees more potential in you than you see in yourself, someone who helps you become the best version of yourself.”

2. How To Have A Good Day

Author: Caroline Webb

“You make the most of your brain’s talents if you adjust for the limitations of each system. That means creating the conditions for your deliberate system to function at its best, and recognizing when to slow down and come off autopilot.”

3. The Power Of Broke

Author: Daymond John

“Life is a cruel teacher. She loves to give you the test first and the lesson later.”

4. The Industries Of The Future

Author: Alec Ross

“Big data is transitioning from a tool primarily for targeted advertising to an instrument with profound applications for diverse corporate sectors and for addressing chronic social problems.”

5. Wired To Create

Author: Caroline Gregoire

“Inspired people also have a stronger drive to master their work, but are less competitive.”

6. Elon Musk

Author: Ashlee Vance

“There needs to be a reason for a grade. I’d rather play video games, write software, and read books than try and get an A if there’s no point in getting an A.”

7. The Hard Thing About Hard Things

Author: Ben Horowitz

“How can we walk away from requirements that we know to be true to pursue something that we think will help?” It turns out that is exactly what product strategy is all about — figuring out the right product is the innovator’s job, not the customer’s job.”

8. Zero To One

Author: Peter Thiel

“The best entrepreneurs know this: every great business is built around a secret that’s hidden from the outside. A great company is a conspiracy to change the world; when you share your secret, the recipient becomes a fellow conspirator.”

9. Hooked

Author: Nir Eyal

“The study demonstrated that people suffering from symptoms of depression used the Internet more. Why is that? One hypothesis is that those with depression experience negative emotions more frequently than the general population and seek relief by turning to technology to lift their mood.”

10. The Lean Startup

Author: Eric Ries

“We must learn what customers really want, not what they say they want or what we think they should want.”

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