10 Best Books for Entrepreneurs

And so before we knew it, it was time to launch our new cohort of interesting tech startups.

We were lucky enough to have Ketso Gordhan of the SA SME Fund to moderate a panel of seasoned entrepreneurs. Amongst the interesting questions put to each startup, Ketso asked each founder to recommend a book or two.  This is always such an interesting window into a person’s thinking.

Our panelists were interesting and diverse. We had:
  • Victoria Jackson, a previous founder of her own successful business and currently a mentor at Alpha code and Naspers.
  • Jason Basel – cofounder to EduOne and Akro
  • James Tagg– cofounder of Quicket
  • Julian Hirst – CEO of WheresmyTransport?
So here’s the list of 10 best entrepreneurship books:
  1. The Design of Everyday Things by Don Norman
  2. Coming Through Slaughter by Michael Ondaatje
  3. Blog: Wait But Why?
  4. The Little Prince by Antoine de Saint-Exupéry
  5. The Lean Startup by Eric Reis
  6. Homo Deus: A Brief History of Tomorrow by Yuval Noah Harari
  7. Sapiens: A Brief History of Humankind by Yuval Noah Harari
  8. Factfulness: Ten Reasons We’re Wrong About the World–and Why
  9. Things Are Better Than You Think by Anna Rosling Rönnlund, Hans Rosling, and Ola Rosling
  10. The Celestine Prophecy by James Redfield

There you have it!

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