If you want to establish a business, read everything you can about it. These titles are a wonderful place to start. Starting a business involves more than just an idea; it requires solid information, direction, and a road map.

Here are a few startup books that can provide you with the knowledge you need to start your own business

ZERO TO ONE by Peter Thiel

In Zero to One, entrepreneur and investor Peter Thiel demonstrates how to develop new ways to create great things. To make any progress, a leader must begin to think for himself. His reasoning for Zero to One is that doing something someone already knows increases the world’s value from 1 to n by adding something familiar. When someone does anything new, though, he goes from 0 to 1. Future winners will not compete, but will instead create new firms in which they will go from 0 to 1. The book Zero to One is about discovering value in unexpected places.


Starting a business isn’t always about making money. It is frequently about accepting failure. There is some risk involved. The Lean Startup is about the process of starting a business. The book emphasizes the importance of boosting corporate capital efficiency as well as maximizing human innovation.

HOOKED by Nir Eyal

Nir Eyalin Hooked explains how successful businesses develop exceptional products. Why do some items stand out while others do not? Why do some things compel us to interact out of habit, while others do not? Eyal analyzes the phenomenon using a ‘Hook Model,’ which is a four-step process that, when integrated in products, changes customer behavior discreetly. The book provides a step-by-step approach to creating better products. It is intended for product managers, designers, marketers, start-up founders, and anybody interested in learning how products influence human behavior.


Horowitz, one of Silicon Valley’s most respected and experienced entrepreneurs, offers advice on creating and maintaining a firm. Many people discuss how wonderful it is to start a business, but only a few discuss the same. Horowitz enriches his business lectures with lyrics from his favorite songs and openly discusses dismissing friends, poaching competition, and embracing the CEO attitude of knowing when to cash in. The Hard Thing About Hard Things is a must-read for everyone with entrepreneurial ambitions.

The $100 STARTUP by Chris Guillebeau

Transform your occupation to change your life. You no longer need to work nine-to-five in a large corporation to pay the mortgage, send your children to school, and afford that annual vacation. You can leave the rat race and strike out on your own. Chris Guillebeau’s The $100 Startup is your guide to a new way of life. Discover how to make a solid living on your own terms, when and where you want. Find the ideal balance of passion and income to make employment something you like. The book contains profound ideas gleaned from 50 case studies of enterprises founded with $100 or less.