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Many factors go into becoming an entrepreneur, such as education and experience. I’ve often wondered if people can become great entrepreneurs without experiencing the hard lessons that come with running a business.

Some of the most valuable lessons in an entrepreneurial journey can be learned from these books.

Good to Great: Why Some Companies Make the Leap… and Others Don’t

In this book, Jim Collins talks about transforming a good company into a great one. He explains the various factors that go into making a great company happen, and he also provides practical advice on how to improve your company’s performance.

Most entrepreneurs have a hard time thinking about how they would move their businesses into a multi-million dollar organization or what choices they would make once they finally reach that level. This book takes an in-depth look at how successful organizations have grown.

Behold the Dreamers

The uplifting novel Behold the Dreamers is a timeless plea for courage that draws on the experiences of a young Cameroonian woman during the 2008 financial crisis. It shows a different side of the immigrant experience and provides a glimpse into what it’s like to be an immigrant in the US. The story is relevant as various equality movements have changed what it means to be an immigrant.

The Psychology of Selling

One of the most critical factors that any entrepreneur must consider when starting a successful business is the ability to sell their product. The proper sales technique is also essential to ensure their potential customers are satisfied.

Brian Tracy’s book provides valuable strategies and information on how to make more money by focusing on one thing in particular: the person. This is very important for entrepreneurs as they often forget the basics regarding selling. Brian goes over the major points in this book to get results.

The Lean Startup

After you have identified the perfect business idea, you’re ready to take the next step and validate it. In The Lean Startup, Eric Ries teaches you how to do this without investing much money or time. He also provides a step-by-step process that will help you avoid getting carried away by the endless possibilities of running a business.