Great Books For Entrepreneurs

By WaLynda Thompson | Blog

Oct 21

Quite often I get asked what books do you recommend for entrepreneurs of inspiring entrepreneurs.  I love the question and I recommend a lot. 

This group of books that I recommend often has a specific purpose. This group here is for people that want to get a jolt of actionable motivation. These books have superb and practical details on what it really takes to achieve your goals as an entrepreneur. 

Let's get into these picks.​

Gary Vaynerchuk's book, Crush It talks about how to cash in on your passion.  If you are not fired up to take some action during and after reading this book I seriously question whether you have a pulse or not. I like how Gary V. really delves into the work you need to put in if you "really" want to cash in on your passion. Gary V is the ultimate example of someone cashing in on their passion.  He became and expert in wine business and took his family's wine business from a small one store location to a $30 million plus online and retail powerhouse.

What's It about: Do you have a hobby you wish you could indulge in all day? An obsession that keeps you up at night? Now is the perfect time to take that passion and make a living doing what you love. In Crush It! Why NOW Is the Time to Cash In on Your Passion, Gary Vaynerchuk shows you how to use the power of the Internet to turn your real interests into real businesses. Gary spent years building his family business from a local wine shop into a national industry leader. Then one day he turned on a video camera, and by using the secrets revealed here, transformed his entire life and earning potential by building his personal brand.

By the end of this book, listeners will have learned how to harness the power of the Internet to make their entrepreneurial dreams come true. Step by step, Crush It! is the ultimate driver's manual for modern business.

Crush It. Hard copy and Kindle version available on Amazon.

You can download a FREE audio copy of "Crush It" with this free trial from Audible.


Grant Cardone has a great series of books. I recommend them all. This one in particular really explores the level of action success in "anything" really takes.

What's It about:  In the "10x Rule" you'll learn to establish the amount of effort needed to guarantee success and ensure that you can continue operating at this level throughout your life. Most people desire success and have great ideas but they come up short on the amount of action required to get their lives to the exceptional levels they deserve. Four degrees of action exist, and in order to achieve your dreams, you must learn to operate at the fourth degree of action: Massive Action.

10x Rule. Hard copy and Kindle  version available on Amazon.

You can download a free audio copy of "10x Rule" with this free trail from Audible.


Although this book is great for any entrepreneur it is especially great for millenials. Peter Voogd is a millenial and speaks directly to this audience.

What's it about:  Peter Voogd, who has been labeled the leading authority for Gen Y leadership, reveals the exact strategies he's used to go from dead broke to over six figures within six months. Peter has trained over 4,000 entrepreneurs, and built an eight-million-dollar sales organization by age 27. If you're one of the select few who are serious about success, this book will change the game for you, regardless of what industry you're in.

6 Months To 6 Figures. Hard copy and Kindle  version available on Amazon.

You can download a free audio copy of "6 Months To 6 Figures" with this free trail from Audible.


If you read "The Millionaire Fastlane" book you may find yourself wondering why I could recommend this and "Crush It" in the same post.  Not going to go into it that deeply as you would need to listen to both to really understand the conflict.  However I recommend them both as sometimes people miss the practical side when talking about pursing passions.  J. D. Demarco is super practical about how to get from A to Z.  Not to say Gary Vaynerchuk is not, but it seems that some eat up the passion stuff Gary talks about but totally miss how much he reinforces the work and strategy needed to accomplish profiting from your passions.  So that's why they both make it into the same post. Ying and yang advice I guess.

The Millionaire Fastlane. Hard copy and Kindle  version available on Amazon.

You can download a free audio copy of "6 Months To 6 Figures" with this free trail from Audible.



Well, that's the round up for this recommended reading list.  I'm sure I will post some others soon as I love reading (also listening) and sharing what has been helpful to me.

​If you have read any of these books I would love to here your take on them in the comments sections below!

About the Author

WaLynda Thompson is the Founder & CEO of Web Monster Marketing. She loves writing about how to use PRO Websites along with other brand expansion tools to help you dominate your market and dramatically increase your profits.

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