Tag: Entrepreneurial Education

Build an invincible company by reading these four books

Osterwalder et al (and Papadakos, White in other volumes) are all involved in writing books that can help you in business and as an entrepreneur. They wrote four volumes that address all the issues that a business needs to know to include: having the right business model, creating a value proposition design, testing the business model, and building ‘The Invincible Company.’

The first of these books is Business Model Generation. In short, this book addresses the practical to understanding your business model or renovating a new business model. It is meant for not only business owners, but entrepreneurs, managers, designers, executives, consultants and anyone else in between.

The next book in the series is Value Proposition Design. In short, helps you create value for your customer, and helps you create compelling products and services that customers want to buy.

The third book in this series is Testing Business Ideas. In short, this book explains how to increase success of any venture by testing through rapid experimentation, and finding a path to scale using bulletproof, evidence-backed cases.

The fourth book is The Invincible Company. In short, this book shows how any organization can become invincible by managing their current portfolio and exploring a pipeline of potential new growth engines. The author’s explore death and disruption (business failures), how to improve, invent, and manage current business by following top companies models, and becoming an invincible company (constant reinvention, superior business models, & transcend industry boundaries).

This book is for any small business or medium to large organizations that wants to create an Invincible Company. Not only should you add this to your library, but you can use it as a reference on what to do. Having a innovative company requires to think outside the box, and these books provide that for you. Enjoy!

What books should entrepreneurs read?

Ferris interviews the 200 “Titan’s” of health, wealth, and wisdom. Good info and you can learn the tactics, techniques, and procedures of the best.
Hill highlights the 13 habits of successful people after he studied 500 people in his lifetime.
Young writes about ordinary people doing difficult things quickly and achieving advantages in their field of study or interests – thus calling them ultralearners.
Rohn’s book is an excellent read that involves goals, knowledge, how to change, money management, time management, hanging with the right people (winners), and learning how to live well.
Clear’s book is a great guide on how to improve 1% a day by breaking bad habits and adopting new ones – taking small steps to do it incrementally.
Grover’s book talks about the three types of people – the cooler, the closer, and the Cleaner. The last being self-motivated and not caring about nothing but winning.
Rohn’s has many good quotes and this book is full of them – 365 quotes on 60 topics. His lifetime experience is in this book (37 years of business, ideas, and lives).
Tracy breaks down the excuse factory. He shows you how you can achieve success by being disciplined in business, life, and happiness.

The supreme mentor – Dr. Orison Marden

Founded Success magazine in 1897.

Before the Jim Rohn’s of the world there were self-development mentor’s like Dr. Orison Marden. He was there even before Napoleon Hill. His bio and works are all over the web and very impressive. I stumbled upon him while reading another self-help guru, and I can tell you I know where they got their material from – Dr. Orison Marden. You can read his books for free or buy them on Amazon (reprints) via Project Gutenberg and UPenn Online Books Page.

Three books I would read immediately.

I just finished these 3 books and I can tell you they are amazing. The Self Investment book is one of my favorites. I gave it to my son to read and learn from. Every Man a King is worth the read too, and Iron Will is the last one I have read. I sent his books to my Kindle via the Project Gutenberg link.