Ten Must-Read Books For Entrepreneurs This Summer


One Ross entrepreneur is encouraging you to catch up on your reading before fall rolls around and classes start back up.

Jim Price, lecturer of entrepreneurial studies and entrepreneur in residence at the Zell Lurie Institute, recently shared his 10 must-read books for entrepreneurs in a column for INC magazine.

The books range in themes from general management theories to startup strategies, public speaking, and economic considerations, as well as the newest title from a Ross professor.

An entrepreneur's work is never done, but it's important to make some time for rest. While you're lounging on the beach or even your back porch, take the opportunity to catch up on the reading you meant to do the rest of the year,” Price said in the piece. Check it out here, and read some highlights below:

The Vanishing American Corporation: Navigating the Hazards of a New Economy
By Jerry Davis, Michigan Ross Professor of Management and Organizations

Here’s what Price had to say:

“In his latest book, Michigan Ross Professor Jerry Davis gives us a vivid sense of the sea change we're experiencing in the U.S. economy with the disappearance of many large, market-dominating companies each employing tens or hundreds of thousands, being replaced by far more lean, or even virtual, businesses (think shared economy players such as Airbnb and Uber).”



Inventology: How We Dream Up Things That Change the World
By Pagan Kennedy

“A wonderfully engaging writer, Pagan Kennedy delivers a thoughtfully researched book on how people dream up cool new ideas. She offers up the notion that many of the best inventions come from people who are personally struggling with a problem and come up with their own solution. “



The Entrepreneur Mind: 100 Essential Beliefs, Characteristics and Habits of Elite Entrepreneurs
By Kevin D. Johnson

“Darn--and I thought there were only 10 essential characteristics. Maybe that's why I'm no Mark Z. What's both fun and compelling about Kevin Johnson's book is not so much that he comes up with "the right list," but that it's well done and thought-provoking.”



Getting to Yes: Negotiating Agreement Without Giving In
By Roger Fisher and William Ury

“If there is another book that has had a greater impact on my startup career and personal life, I can't think of it.”



Check out the full list at INC

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