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Entrepreneurship: Top 280 Books of All Time

Here at HiretheWorld we have always been obsessed with lists. In an age of information overload, we have to filter out the best. Now to be the best, you should take advice from the best.

 

Here are the all-time top 280 books on entrepreneurship below:

  1. The Toilet Paper Entrepreneur by Mike Micalowicz
  2. ReWork by Jason Fried, David Heinemeier Hansson
  3. Entreleadership by Dave Ramsey
  4. The Facebook Effect: The Inside Story of the Company That Is Connecting the World by David Kirkpatrick
  5. The Lean Startup by Eric Ries
  6. The Art of Non-Conformity: Set Your Own Rules, Live the Life You Want, and Change the Worldby Chris Guillebeau
  7. The 22 Immutable Laws of Marketing by Al Ries & Jack Trout
  8. Getting Everything You Can Out of All You’ve Got by Jay Abraham
  9. The Parable of the Pipeline: How Anyone Can Build a Pipeline of Ongoing Residual Income in the New Economy by Burke Hedges
  10. The Fifth Discipline: The Art & Practice of the Learning Organization by Peter M. Senge
  11. Start Something That Matters by Blake Mycoskie
  12. Making Ideas Happen: Overcoming the Obstacles Between Vision and Reality by Scott Belsky
  13. The Simplicity Survival Handbook by Bill Jensen
  14. The War of Art: Winning the Inner Creative Battle by Steven Pressfield
  15. I Will Teach You To Be Rich by Ramit Sethi Continue Reading
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[ Inside Look: Mashable's Pete Cashmore ] Traits of Today’s Youth Ruling the Entrepreneurial Scene

Throughout history, youth culture put idols in the forefront, shaping and leading much of our consumerism. In the 70′s we worshipped the punks and glam rock, 80′s saw the rise of disco and pop sensations, 90′s idolized grunge and boy/girl pop groups, the millennium turned the spotlight on ourselves through the introduction of reality stars and social media, and now the dream of today is the tech start-up focused on change. They are here to utilize technology and social media platforms to empower individuals and direct their penchant for self-expression towards creating a better world.

Now what are the traits found in today’s successful young entrepreneurs?

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What Entrepreneurs Can Learn from Steve Jobs

Whether you’re an Apple lover or a Mac hater, there’s no denying that Steve Jobs has been one of the most successful entrepreneurs of our time. Since Apple became the most valuable company in the world, there have been many articles debating what Steve’s greatest accomplishment was. Technology blogger John Gruber interestingly suggested that Steve Jobs’ greatest accomplishment was not any specific product, but Apple itself. So, what exactly has Steve done with Apple to ensure it’s success? We outline five key things below: Continue Reading

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Starting a Startup, Creativity Not Required

Now, before I begin, I want to clarify that this is not one of those posts that will justify ideas of creating a Twitter meets Turntable.fm minus Tumblr for Toddlers application. I’m also not knocking on people who are naturally creative, but I believe that there is a common misconception that entrepreneurs need to create something that ‘has never been done before’. Believe it or not, most new small businesses today are not creating something new. Coca Cola has owned the soft drink market for decades now, but, there are still new soft drink companies popping up everyday.

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Using Your Competitor as an SEO Springboard

Passing the LeaderSmall business consultants and advisors often tell entrepreneurs things like “don’t re-invent the wheel.” This is good advice, but if the wheel already exists, isn’t there something more exciting you could be doing with it? I would be telling the founder of a new start-up to “study the wheel, improve it and then flatten your competition with it.” Rather than aiming to merely mimic your competition, use them as a case study to guide your own business plans to a new level of excellence.

This approach can be applied to any aspect of business as long as you can find information about your competition’s strategy. One field in which this is especially useful these days is in Search Engine Optimization (SEO). Everybody with a website is talking about SEO, everybody needs to do it, but everybody soon discovers that simply plastering your company name all over your home page doesn’t get the job done. SEO is a very time consuming task and one of the first steps which is very time consuming is generating that list of keywords you are going to be targeting. I stumbled across a sublime keyword tool the other day perfectly suited to identifying the approach your competition has taken. Continue Reading

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