Books

Key Lessons From Must-Read Books For Entrepreneurs

Phosphorescence by Julia Baird

Phosphorescence by Julia Baird

  • Inner light guides us through challenges.
  • Nature heals and rejuvenates.
  • Seek awe in the natural world.
  • Community is essential for wellbeing.
  • Live in the moment for joy.
  • Perseverance leads to growth.
The Game of Life and How to Play It by Florence Scovel Shinn

The Game of Life and How to Play It by Florence Scovel Shinn

  • Your thoughts shape your reality.
  • Positive affirmations lead to positive outcomes.
  • The power of the spoken word is immense.
  • Faith and fear are both self-fulfilling prophecies.
  • Gratitude opens the door to abundance.
  • Forgiveness clears the path for new blessings.
Think and Grow Rich by Napoleon Hill

Think and Grow Rich by Napoleon Hill

  • Our minds receive ideas from the universe.
  • If you have a burning desire for something, you can achieve it.
  • Failures don’t mean that you have failed.
  • Everything which is tangible began as a thought.
  • Have faith.
  • Win or quit, pick a side.
Remarkably Easy by Danielle Macleod

Remarkably Easy by Danielle Macleod

  • Embrace simplicity in approaches.
  • Small steps lead to significant changes.
  • Mindset influences outcomes.
  • Develop sustainable habits.
  • Trust your intuition.
  • Balance is key for well-being.
Rich Dad Poor Dad: What the Rich Teach Their Kids About Money That the Poor and Middle Class Do Not!

Rich Dad Poor dad by Robert Kiyosaki

  • Reduce expenses and liabilities.
  • Aim for valuable assets.
  • Reinvest excess cash.
  • Learn to listen.
  • Buy luxuries last.
  • Surround yourself with people smarter than you.
Zero to One by Peter Thiel

Zero to One by Peter Thiel

  • Pursue unique business ideas.
  • Start small and monopolise.
  • Sales are as crucial as product.
  • Technology advances vertically, not horizontally.
  • Build a strong team culture.
  • Long-term planning is vital.
The 4-Hour Work Week
by Timothy Ferriss

The 4-Hour Work Week by Timothy Ferriss

  • Make your income automatic.
  • Live your ideal life today.
  • Live a proactive lifestyle instead of a reactive one.
  • Boost your effectiveness by outsourcing mental tasks.
  • Working less doesn’t mean you’re lazy.
How to Win Friends and Influence People by Dale Carnegie

How to Win Friends and Influence People by Dale Carnegie

  • Remember their name.
  • Be genuinely interested in other people.
  • Don’t attempt to “win” an argument.
  • Be generous with praise.
  • Be quick to. acknowledge your own mistakes.
  • Do not criticise, condemn or complain.
This Is Marketing by Seth Godin

This Is Marketing by Seth Godin

  • Emphasising the importance of building connections and trust with your audience.
  • Strategies for creating marketing that resonates and spreads.
  • Understanding and leveraging the power of storytelling in marketing.
  • Focusing on serving a niche market effectively.
  • The role of empathy in understanding customer needs and desires.
  • Embracing the long-term impact of consistent, ethical marketing practices.
Don't Make Me Think by Steve Krug

Don’t Make Me Think by Steve Krug

  • Principles of intuitive navigation and information design in web usability.
  • Importance of user-centred design.
  • Simplifying complex interfaces for better user experience.
  • Effective web content strategies.
  • Conducting and applying usability testing.
  • Designing with accessibility and inclusivity in mind.
Invisible Women

Invisible Women by Caroline Criado-Perez

  • Highlighting gender data gaps and biases in society.
  • The impact of these gaps on women’s lives.
  • Advocating for more inclusive data and research.
  • Challenging institutional and societal norms.
  • Strategies for creating gender-inclusive policies and designs.
  • The importance of representation in decision-making.
I've Got Your Back by Helen Bullen

I’ve Got Your Back by Helen Bullen

  • Building supportive professional networks.
  • Strategies for effective and empathetic leadership.
  • Importance of mentorship and guidance.
  • Navigating workplace challenges and conflicts.
  • Fostering a positive and inclusive work environment.
  • Balancing professional growth with personal well-being.
Fearless by Trinny Woodall

Fearless by Trinny Woodall

  • Embracing self-acceptance and body positivity.
  • Overcoming personal insecurities and societal beauty standards.
  • Strategies for building confidence through fashion and personal style.
  • The transformative power of embracing one’s unique identity.
  • Balancing external appearance with internal self-worth.
  • Encouraging self-expression and individuality in all aspects of life.
The Design of Everyday Things by Donald A. Norman

The Design of Everyday Things by Donald A. Norman

  • Principles of good design and how it impacts everyday life.
  • The importance of user-centred design in creating effective products.
  • Understanding the relationship between form and function.
  • Common design mistakes and how to avoid them.
  • The role of constraints and affordances in guiding user behaviour.
  • Strategies for improving the usability and accessibility of products.
Work Like a Woman by Mary Portas

Work Like a Woman by Mary Portas

  • Challenging traditional workplace structures and cultures.
  • Promoting gender equality and inclusivity in the workplace.
  • The importance of authentic leadership and personal integrity.
  • Balancing professional success with personal values and well-being.
  • Advocating for flexible and compassionate work practices.
  • Encouraging collaboration, empathy, and support in professional environments.
Just Fucking Do It by Noor Hibbert

Just Fucking Do It by Noor Hibbert

  • Overcoming mental blocks and self-limiting beliefs.
  • The power of positive thinking and manifestation in achieving goals.
  • Strategies for taking decisive action towards personal and professional aspirations.
  • Balancing ambition with mindfulness and self-care.
  • Embracing failures as learning opportunities.
  • Building self-confidence and resilience in the face of challenges.
Lessons in Chemistry by Bonnie Garmus

Lessons in Chemistry by Bonnie Garmus

  • Overcoming gender bias in STEM fields.
  • The importance of perseverance in the face of adversity.
  • Balancing professional ambitions with personal life.
  • The transformative power of education and knowledge.
  • Challenging societal norms and expectations.
  • Embracing one’s unique talents and perspectives.

The Little Black Book by Otegha Uwagba

  • Practical advice for women in the creative industry.
  • Networking and building professional relationships.
  • Navigating the challenges of freelance work.
  • Personal branding and self-promotion strategies.
  • Balancing creativity with business acumen.
  • Negotiating pay and advocating for oneself.
Girl Code by Cara Alwil-Lebia

Girl Code by Cara Alwil-Lebia

  • Empowering women through collaboration and community.
  • Breaking down societal and self-imposed limitations.
  • The power of positive self-talk and confidence.
  • Balancing ambition with authenticity.
  • Networking and supporting fellow women.
  • Overcoming fear and embracing risk-taking.
Atomic Habits by James Clear

Atomic Habits by James Clear

  • The compound effect of small habitual changes.
  • Setting and achieving personal and professional goals.
  • Overcoming barriers to habit formation.
  • Importance of consistency and routine.
  • Strategies for habit tracking and accountability.
  • Creating a supportive environment for habit development.
Building a StoryBrand by Donald Miller

Building a StoryBrand by Donald Miller

  • Importance of clear and compelling storytelling in branding.
  • Understanding and connecting with the target audience.
  • Creating a strong brand message.
  • Strategies for effective marketing communication.
  • Leveraging storytelling in digital marketing.
  • Building customer loyalty through narrative.
She Means Business by Carrie Green

She Means Business by Carrie Green

  • Turning passions into profitable businesses.
  • Developing a strong business mindset.
  • Strategies for marketing and brand building.
  • Emphasising the role of digital platforms in business success.
  • Balancing work and personal life.
  • Encouraging women entrepreneurship.
Get Rich, Lucky Bitch by Denise Duffield-Thomas

Get Rich, Lucky Bitch by Denise Duffield-Thomas

  • Breaking down money blocks and financial barriers.
  • Developing a positive relationship with money.
  • Manifestation and the power of positive thinking.
  • Practical financial management and wealth-building strategies.
  • Overcoming gender biases in finance.
  • Balancing financial success with personal fulfilment.
Step Aside and Rise by Andrea Calinan

Step Aside and Rise by Andrea Calinan

  • Developing leadership skills.
  • Empowering oneself in a competitive environment.
  • Strategies for personal and professional growth.
  • Balancing ambition. with personal well-being.
  • Overcoming societal and workplace barriers.
  • Importance of mentorship and support networks.
She Made It by Angelica Malan

She Made It by Angelica Malan

  • Embracing entrepreneurial spirit.
  • Overcoming challenges faced by women in business.
  • Importance of perseverance and resilience.
  • Leveraging creativity and innovation.
  • Building a personal brand.
  • Networking and collaboration for growth.