“Whenever you read a good book, somewhere in the world a door opens to allow in more light.” – Vera Nazarian. This is the ultimate truth, especially for young entrepreneurs.

If you want to be successful at what you do, you need to feed your brain with new ideas constantly. We are not talking about business ideas solely, you need to read about mental health, growth, and emotional resilience and endurance. All of these things will help you become a better version of yourself and help you offer more value to your business as a business owner.

Nowadays, when we have immediate access to every book in the world, thanks to Amazon, it’s a sin not to read and educate yourself. There are also plenty of audio books recorded on YouTube that you can access for free as well.

However, you can easily get lost in an endless sea of literature and knowledge if you don’t stay focused. You need to know which book deserves to be your companion for a week. So here it is, the ultimate book collection for all the young entrepreneurs out there in the world.

1. What I talk about when I talk about running – by Haruki Murakami

Murakami is a legendary writer that knows how to mix the reality and the fictive world perfectly in his novels. While most of his books are about love and melancholy, in “What I talk when I talk about running,” he talks about his personal experience as a business owner and his relationship with writing and running.

In this book, you will learn about Murakami’s habits and how he managed his business until he decided to be a writer. You will learn how running helps him write and how endurance is the ultimate success driver. Most of all, Murakami will teach you how to follow your heart and do what makes you happy.

2. Way of the peaceful warrior – by Dan Millman

“A warrior does not give up on what he loves, he finds the love in what he does.” One of the many quotes in the book that can keep anyone motivated in hard times.

Millman writes about his personal transformative experiences and how he woke up and became fully present in the moment. Writing about his struggles, Millman managed to create a book that can be used by many entrepreneurs when they are struggling to maintain motivation and stay positive in times when everything seems dark and hard.

Read Millman’s book if you need a little boost to your confidence and you want to change your life views forever.

3. The Lean Startup – by Eric Ries

The Lean Startup is one of the most acclaimed books among new business ventures. Ries managed to change the business startup landscape with his words forever. In The Lean Startup, you will learn how to become successful with a new product and also make any customer loyal. If you are coming from the tech world, then this book is definitely for you as it focuses more on the software industry. However, the same principles can be applied to any business or industry in the world. If you are planning to start your own business or you have joined the business community recently, you should definitely read what Ries has to say about it.