I spend as much time as I can learning from the best. I use audiobooks as a way of doing this while on the go. I listen to the advice and experience of experts all over the world to ensure I do not only repeat their mistakes, but also discover new strategies and ways of thinking.
I am commonly asked what my favourite audiobooks are for aspiring entrepreneurs. Here are my top 5 - I highly recommend a listen. I get all my audiobooks through Audible.
The Lean Startup by Eric Ries
Ries discusses the use of “minimum viable products”. Test the waters with a low cost / low risk approach, prove the model, than invest and grow on the back of its success. The old rigid and hierarchical structure is dead within the new style of emerging startups.
Mastery by Robert Greene
Discusses the mindset and lives of historical figures and identifies common traits for their greatness. Mozart, Henry Ford, Charles Darwin and Einstein are only a few of the experts Greene analyses. For someone looking at becoming a better version of themselves or someone that feels like they have lost their way, this is definitely one for you.
Find Your Why by Simon Sinek
Sinek discusses his approach to help you “find your why” as either an business or an individual. Sinek explores the importance of understanding your why and how it influences your decision-making, culture, personality and what truly makes you fulfilled.
Pitch Anything by Oren Klaff
This is a great guide on how to sell through client meetings, presentations and pitches. Klaff outlines his blueprint transforming any beginner, to a well-rounded sales professional.
The 4-hour Work Week by Tim Ferriss
If you want to break free from the traditional 40 hour work week, this book is for you! From how to reduce your hours at your current position, to hiring remote staff, Ferriss dives into how you can make a 4 hour work week a reality.
BONUS: The Conversion Code by Chris Smith
Still in the process of finishing this one, but has proved great so far. Smith discusses strategies of generating and converting digital leads you never knew existed. Simple strategies, such as how to create an effective landing page, your terminology and approaching to closing, are only a few of the elements proven vital to take your business to the next level.
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