Daymond believes that everyone has something they can learn from someone else. There will never be a time in your life when you will know every single thing there is to know. Even though he has been very successful in his own life and career, he knows that there is always something new to learn. That’s why Daymond turns to other experts whenever he can. For example, when Daymond was sixteen years old, he got a copy of Think and Grow Rich by Napoleon Hill. This book gave him a great deal of information that he has been able to use in his own life. It is also part of the reason why he took the risk and started FUBU.
If you are going into business for yourself, there are some great books out there that you can learn a lot from. To help you get started, here are six of Daymond’s favorite business books that he recommends for every entrepreneur. They just might change your life and your business for the better.
THINK AND GROW RICH
This was the book that started it all for Daymond. It isn’t a how-to book but instead includes interviews from the types of people you should look up to as an entrepreneur. You will find wisdom from people like Henry Ford, Andrew Carnegie, and Thomas Edison. It emphasizes goal setting and how powerful it can be for your business.
RICH DAD, POOR DAD: WHAT THE RICH TEACH THEIR KIDS ABOUT MONEY THAT THE POOR AND MIDDLE CLASS DO NOT
This book, written by Robert Kiyosaki, works very much like a class on financial literacy. It provides information on how to train your children to be smart with their money, but it can also change your own opinion of money so that you can become more successful with it.
HOW TO WIN FRIENDS AND INFLUENCE PEOPLE
A classic from Dale Carnegie since it was first published in 1936. This book is all about self-promotion both for you as a person as well as for your business endeavors. It is such a well-known book that even Warren Buffett says he learned from it.
LIFE IS A SERIES OF PRESENTATIONS: EIGHT WAYS TO INSPIRE, INFORM, AND INFLUENCE ANYONE, ANYWHERE , ANYTIME
Written by Tony Jeary, an executive coach, this book explains how to build your professional life based on the idea that every time you speak, you’re making a presentation. When you present the right image, you can make things happen.
WHO MOVED MY CHEESE
This book has become a bestseller for Spencer Johnson. It is an analogy about two mice living in a maze, but the cheese gets moved every day. The lesson of this book is to take a measured approach to a business and to not keep throwing money at something that isn’t working.
You have probably already heard about this book written by Steven Levitt and Stephen Dubner, as it is pretty well known. It is certainly worth reading. It pushes people toward taking chances, finding creative inspiration, and following their passions.
If you are a business owner, whether just starting out or well into becoming a veteran, I recommend that you read these books. They have a great deal of powerful advice to offer, and as I have already stated, there are always more things to learn. Keep learning and you can experience continued success.