What Are Entrepreneurs Reading?

By Ann Marie van den Hurk
Lexington Herald-Leader

WWR Article Summary (tl;dr) So what are entrepreneurs reading this summer? Here’s a look at some book choices that may not be what you’d expect.

Lexington Herald-Leader

What are you doing to further your business knowledge?

One way entrepreneurs keep their skills sharp is reading, and not just books that directly relate to their business.

Studies prove that reading fiction and nonfiction enhances your brain functions and keeps you sharp as you age.

Reading helps improve your analytical thinking and also improves memory and increases vocabulary. Also, reading is known to reduce stress.

Time and attention are at a premium in our nonstop world, especially if you are running or building a business, have a family, and are involved actively in service to your community. There seems to be not enough minutes in the day.

How do you find the time? You don’t. You instead make the time to read every day as part of your daily routine.

Reading at night before bed is often ideal as it helps you retain the material better.

What are entrepreneurs reading? Here’s a look at some entrepreneurs’ book choices, that might not be what you’d expect.

Lauren Milligan, of resume writing service ResuMAYDAY in Chicago, suggests reading “The E-Myth Revisited,” by Michael E. Gerber. When Milligan was new in her business, she dealt with many of the issues the book addresses and she thinks most new business owners do too. Instead of being a complicated business theory book, it tells an accessible story. She didn’t need an MBA to understand it.

Chadd Lewis, with Peak NanoSytsems in Texas, focuses on leadership and his industry in his reading. Lewis suggests: “Scales on War: Future of America’s Military” by Gen. Bob Scales, “Zero to One” by Peter Thiel, and “Team of Teams” by Gen. Stanley A. McChrystal.

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