100 Best Books on How to Start a Business in 2019

If you are someone dreaming to start own business, there is a way to go around enrolling to business school.

Many successful CEOs & entrepreneurs have actually never been to college and yet they are among the most knowledgeable individuals in their business and industry. This is possible because they have the habit of improving their knowledge & skill set by reading books which are considered to be a key factor for their enduring growth.

Reading is a crucial part of becoming an entrepreneur and building your first business. But knowing which books to start with can be quite perplexed.

So, we at Mondovo have pulled a list of 100 best inspiring and informative books on how to start a business. Pick a few, or read them all, and take a giant step toward making your entrepreneurial dreams come true.

1. The Lean Startup: How Today’s Entrepreneurs Use Continuous Innovation to Create Radically Successful Businesses

by Eric Ries

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2. Zero to One: Notes on Startups, or How to Build the Future

by Peter Thiel

Our Rating: 4.16/5

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3. The Hard Thing About Hard Things: Building a Business When There Are No Easy Answers

by Ben Horowitz

Our Rating: 4.23/5

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4. How to Buy, Sell & Profit on eBay: Kick-Start Your Home-Based Business in Just Thirty Days

by Adam Ginsberg

Our Rating: 3.45/5

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5. The $100 Startup: Reinvent the Way You Make a Living, Do What You Love, and Create a New Future

by Chris Guillebeau

Our Rating: 3.82/5

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6. High Growth Handbook

by Elad Gil

Our Rating: 4.25/5

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7. INSPIRED: How to Create Tech Products Customers Love

by Marty Cagan

Our Rating: 4.20/5

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8. Crossing the Chasm: Marketing and Selling High-Tech Products to Mainstream Customers

by Geoffrey A. Moore

Our Rating: 3.97/5

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9. Side Hustle: From Idea to Income in 27 Days

by Chris Guillebeau

Our Rating: 3.79/5

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10. The Power of Broke: How Empty Pockets, a Tight Budget, and a Hunger for Success Can Become Your Greatest Competitive Advantage

by Daymond John

Our Rating: 4.02/5

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11. The Millionaire Fastlane: Crack the Code to Wealth and Live Rich for a Lifetime!

by MJ DeMarco

Our Rating: 4.36/5

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12. Venture Deals, Third Edition: Be Smarter Than Your Lawyer and Venture Capitalist

by Brad Feld

Our Rating: 4.06/5

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13. Zone to Win: Organizing to Compete in an Age of Disruption

by Geoffrey A. Moore

Our Rating: 3.91/5

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14. Kindle Bestseller Publishing: Write a Bestseller in 30 Days! (Beginner Internet Marketing Series Book 5)

by Gundi Gabrielle

Our Rating: 4.31/5

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15. HBR’s 10 Must Reads on Emotional Intelligence

by Harvard Business Review

Our Rating: 3.98/5

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16. How to Win at the Sport of Business: If I Can Do It, You Can Do It

by Mark Cuban

Our Rating: 4.04/5

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17. The Startup Owner’s Manual: The Step-By-Step Guide for Building a Great Company

by Steve Blank

Our Rating: 4.10/5

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18. Small Time Operator: How to Start Your Own Business, Keep Your Books, Pay Your Taxes, and Stay Out of Trouble

by Bernard B. Kamoroff C.P.A.

Our Rating: 3.97/5

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19. Running Lean: Iterate from Plan A to a Plan That Works

by Ash Maurya

Our Rating: 4.03/5

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20. Lost and Founder: The Mostly Awful, Sometimes Awesome Truth about Building a Tech Startup

by Rand Fishkin

Our Rating: 4.43/5

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21. Platform Revolution: How Networked Markets Are Transforming the Economy – and How to Make Them Work for You

by Geoffrey G. Parker

Our Rating: 4.16/5

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22. Disciplined Entrepreneurship

by Bill Aulet

Our Rating: 4.29/5

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23. The Toilet Paper Entrepreneur: The Tell-It-Like-It-Is Guide to Cleaning Up in Business, Even If You Are at the End of Your Roll

by Mike Michalowicz

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24. HBR’s 10 Must Reads on Change Management (including featured article “Leading Change,” by John P. Kotter)

by Harvard Business Review

Our Rating: 3.92/5

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25. Start Your Own Corporation: Why the Rich Own Their Own Companies and Everyone Else Works for Them (Rich Dad Advisors)

by Garrett Sutton

Our Rating: 4.16/5

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26. Play Bigger: How Pirates, Dreamers, and Innovators Create and Dominate Markets

by Al Ramadan

Our Rating: 3.93/5

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27. The Founder’s Dilemmas: Anticipating and Avoiding the Pitfalls That Can Sink a Startup

by Noam Wasserman

Our Rating: 4.07/5

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28. Restaurant Success by the Numbers: A Money-Guy’s Guide to Opening the Next Hot Spot

by Roger Fields

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29. The Pathfinder: How to Choose or Change Your Career for a Lifetime of Satisfaction and Success

by Nicholas Lore

Our Rating: 3.68/5

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30. Bold: How to Go Big, Create Wealth and Impact the World

by Peter H. Diamandis

Our Rating: 4.03/5

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31. The Fixer: My Adventures Saving Startups from Death by Politics

by Bradley Tusk

Our Rating: 3.89/5

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32. The Startup Way: How Modern Companies Use Entrepreneurial Management to Transform Culture and Drive Long-Term Growth

by Eric Ries

Our Rating: 4.06/5

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33. Digital Transformation Playbook: Rethink Your Business for the Digital Age

by David Rogers

Our Rating: 4.17/5

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34. Limited Liability Companies For Dummies

by Jennifer Reuting

Our Rating: 4.07/5

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35. Rich Dad’s Before You Quit Your Job: 10 Real-Life Lessons Every Entrepreneur Should Know About Building a Million-Dollar Business

by Robert T. Kiyosaki

Our Rating: 4.09/5

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36. The Space Barons: Elon Musk, Jeff Bezos, and the Quest to Colonize the Cosmos

by Christian Davenport

Our Rating: 4.24/5

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37. Make Your Idea Matter: Stand out with a better story

by Bernadette Jiwa

Our Rating: 3.89/5

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38. Traction: How Any Startup Can Achieve Explosive Customer Growth

by Gabriel Weinberg

Our Rating: 4.16/5

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39. The Four Steps to the Epiphany

by Steve Blank

Our Rating: 4.14/5

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40. The Art of Startup Fundraising: Pitching Investors, Negotiating the Deal, and Everything Else Entrepreneurs Need to Know

by Alejandro Cremades

Our Rating: 4.02/5

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41. Anything You Want: 40 Lessons for a New Kind of Entrepreneur

by Derek Sivers

Our Rating: 4.01/5

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42. Stubborn Attachments: A Vision for a Society of Free, Prosperous, and Responsible Individuals

by Tyler Cowen

Our Rating: 4.01/5

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43. Start Your Own Business: The Only Startup Book You’ll Ever Need

by Inc. The Staff of Entrepreneur Media

Our Rating: 4.16/5

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44. Invent It, Sell It, Bank It!: Make Your Million-Dollar Idea Into a Reality

by Lori Greiner

Our Rating: 4.00/5

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45. Straight Talk for Startups: 100 Insider Rules for Beating the Odds–From Mastering the Fundamentals to Selecting Investors, Fundraising, Managing Boards, and Achieving Liquidity

by Randy Komisar

Our Rating: 4.47/5

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46. The Art of the Start 2.0: The Time-Tested, Battle-Hardened Guide for Anyone Starting Anything

by Guy Kawasaki

Our Rating: 4.13/5

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47. The Knack: How Street-Smart Entrepreneurs Learn to Handle Whatever Comes Up

by Norm Brodsky

Our Rating: 3.85/5

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48. Brewing Up a Business: Adventures in Beer from the Founder of Dogfish Head Craft Brewery

by Sam Calagione

Our Rating: 3.74/5

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49. Difference: The one-page method for reimagining your business and reinventing your marketing 

by  Bernadette Jiwa

Our Rating: 3.88/5

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50. One Simple Idea, Revised and Expanded Edition: Turn Your Dreams into a Licensing Goldmine While Letting Others Do the Work

by Stephen Key

Our Rating: 3.92/5

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51. Successful Business Plan: Secrets & Strategies (Planning Shop)

by Rhonda Abrams

Our Rating: 3.82/5

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52. She Means Business: Turn Your Ideas into Reality and Become a Wildly Successful Entrepreneur

by Carrie Green

Our Rating: 4.30/5

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53. The Upstarts: How Uber, Airbnb, and the Killer Companies of the New Silicon Valley Are Changing the World

by Brad Stone

Our Rating: 4.14/5

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54. Work Less, Make More: The counter-intuitive approach to building a profitable business, and a life you actually love

by James Schramko

Our Rating: 4.34/5

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55. Founder’s Pocket Guide: Cap Tables

by Stephen R. Poland

Our Rating: 4.11/5

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56. The Freelancer’s Bible: Everything You Need to Know to Have the Career of Your Dreams―On Your Terms

by Sara Horowitz

Our Rating: 3.89/5

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57. Bad Blood: Secrets and Lies in a Silicon Valley Startup

by John Carreyrou

Our Rating: 4.47/5

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58. Start with Why: How Great Leaders Inspire Everyone to Take Action

by Simon Sinek

Our Rating: 4.07/5

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59. The Miracle Morning: The Not-So-Obvious Secret Guaranteed to Transform Your Life (Before 8am)

by Hal Elrod

Our Rating: 3.97/5

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60. Crushing It!: How Great Entrepreneurs Build Their Business and Influence-and How You Can, Too

by Gary Vaynerchuk

Our Rating: 4.18/5

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61. Measure What Matters: How Google, Bono, and the Gates Foundation Rock the World with OKRs

by John Doerr

Our Rating: 4.03/5

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62. Thirst: A Story of Redemption, Compassion, and a Mission to Bring Clean Water to the World

by Scott Harrison

Our Rating: 4.57/5

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63. Radical Candor: Be a Kick-Ass Boss Without Losing Your Humanity

by Kim Scott

Our Rating: 4.20/5

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64. Think and Grow Rich

by Napoleon Hill

Our Rating: 4.59/5

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65. Profit First: Transform Your Business from a Cash-Eating Monster to a Money-Making Machine

by Mike Michalowicz

Our Rating: 4.36/5

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66. The Messy Middle: Finding Your Way Through the Hardest and Most Crucial Part of Any Bold Venture

by Scott Belsky

Our Rating: 4.10/5

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67. Elon Musk: Tesla, SpaceX, and the Quest for a Fantastic Future

by Ashlee Vance

Our Rating: 4.23/5

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68. Man Up: How to Cut the Bullshit and Kick Ass in Business (and in Life)

by Bedros Keuilian

Our Rating: 4.09/5

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69. The E-Myth Revisited: Why Most Small Businesses Don’t Work and What to Do About It

by Michael E. Gerber

Our Rating: 3.98/5

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70. Leveraged Learning: How the Disruption of Education Helps Lifelong Learners, and Experts with Something to Teach

by Danny Iny

Our Rating: 4.27/5

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71. Trump: The Art of the Deal

by Donald J. Trump

Our Rating: 3.66/5

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72. Millionaire Success Habits: The Gateway to Wealth & Prosperity

by Dean Graziosi

Our Rating: 4.12/5

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73. Introducing Entrepreneurship

by Alison Price

Our Rating: 3.90/5

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74. Awaken the Giant Within: How to Take Immediate Control of Your Mental, Emotional, Physical & Financial Destiny!

by Anthony Robbins

Our Rating: 4.14/5

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75. Secrets of the Millionaire Mind: Mastering the Inner Game of Wealth

by T. Harv Eker

Our Rating: 4.17/5

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76. Blitzscaling: The Lightning-Fast Path to Building Massively Valuable Companies

by Reid Hoffman

Our Rating: 4.12/5

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77. Clockwork: Design Your Business to Run Itself

by Mike Michalowicz

Our Rating: 4.34/5

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78. The Four: The Hidden DNA of Amazon, Apple, Facebook, and Google

by Scott Galloway

Our Rating: 3.89/5

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79. Be Obsessed or Be Average

by Grant Cardone

Our Rating: 4.08/5

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80. Rich Dad’s CASHFLOW Quadrant: Rich Dad’s Guide to Financial Freedom

by Robert T. Kiyosaki

Our Rating: 4.08/5

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81. Sprint: How to Solve Big Problems and Test New Ideas in Just Five Days

by Jake Knapp

Our Rating: 4.23/5

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82. High Output Management

by Andrew S. Grove

Our Rating: 4.31/5

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83. Go Pro: 7 Steps to Becoming a Network Marketing Professional

by Eric Worre

Our Rating: 4.30/5

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84. eSCAPE: The 4 Stages of Becoming A Successful Entrepreneur

by Anik Singal

Our Rating: 4.54/5

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85. The Will to Win: Leading, Competing, Succeeding

by Robert Herjavec

Our Rating: 3.75/5

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86. The Pumpkin Plan: A Simple Strategy to Grow a Remarkable Business in Any Field

by Mike Michalowicz

Our Rating: 4.19/5

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87. Delivering Happiness: A Path to Profits, Passion, and Purpose

by Tony Hsieh

Our Rating: 3.99/5

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88. #AskGaryVee: One Entrepreneur’s Take on Leadership, Social Media, and Self-Awareness

by Gary Vaynerchuk

Our Rating: 4.23/5

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89. Like She Owns the Place: Give Yourself the Gift of Confidence and Ignite Your Inner Magic

by Cara Alwill Leyba

Our Rating: 4.15/5

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90. First, Break All The Rules: What the World’s Greatest Managers Do Differently

by Jim Harter

Our Rating: 4.20/5

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91. Scaling Up: How a Few Companies Make It…and Why the Rest Don’t (Rockefeller Habits 2.0)

by Verne Harnish

Our Rating: 4.23/5

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92. The Entrepreneur Mind: 100 Essential Beliefs, Characteristics, and Habits of Elite Entrepreneurs

by Kevin D. Johnson

Our Rating: 3.73/5

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93. In the Company of Women: Inspiration and Advice from over 100 Makers, Artists, and Entrepreneurs

by Grace Bonney

Our Rating: 4.11/5

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94. Pocket Mentor: The Entrepreneur’s Guide to Building a Lasting Business from Scratch

by Mark Nureddine

Our Rating: 3.00/5

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95. The Personal MBA: Master the Art of Business

by Josh Kaufman

Our Rating: 4.06/5

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96. Rework

by Jason Fried

Our Rating: 3.93/5

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97. Influencer: Building Your Personal Brand in the Age of Social Media

by Brittany Hennessy

Our Rating: 3.82/5

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98. Choose Yourself: Be Happy, Make Millions, Live the Dream

by James Altucher

Our Rating: 3.88/5

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99. I Love Capitalism!: An American Story

by Ken Langone

Our Rating: 4.20/5

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100. Expert Secrets: The Underground Playbook for Creating a Mass Movement of People Who Will Pay for Your Advice

by Russell Brunson

Our Rating: 4.49/5

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