Best Reads for Aspiring Female Entrepreneurs


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Entrepreneurs are on the rise with innovative ideas bouncing off the walls everywhere. From new apps to great product ideas, there is a person or group of people behind the start of great start-ups. While many prominent male entrepreneurs come to mind, there are some women who are slaying the game right now. If you are interested in learning to become an entrepreneur, we definitely recommend you getting a hand on the following read.

Shark Tank of CNBC is an extremely informative show for every entrepreneur out there. On the show, there are two female entrepreneurs: Lori Greiner and Barbara Corcoran. In earlier days, Corcoran had a 1,000-dollar loan and began her real estate company. In her book, Shark Tales: How I Turned $1,000 Into a Billion Dollar Business, Barbara alludes to her mother’s lessons she received while she was growing up and how those lessons helped her move upward in the real estate business.

Currently, the multi-millionaire focuses her time on the new entrepreneurs she meets on Shark Tank, which she offers advice to in her book. This book is absolutely enjoyable as Corcoran came from humble living standards and made her money through such hard work. She depicts her journey while inspiring her readers to achieve so much.

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You might have heard about this book all over social media but #GirlBoss is a must!
Sophia Amoruso is the founder of Nasty Gal. This edgy-named clothing company is rising to the top. Consumers love their unique apparel variation and amazing customer service. Amoruso started her business on E-Bay, by purchasing vintage items and reselling them for higher prices. Her dedication to the business is demonstrated in her book, in which she offers great advice for the young female entrepreneur. She credits social media and the Internet to her marketing success, hence the hashtag #Girlboss as her book title.

Sophia was a 20 something-year-old holding only a high school diploma when she began Nasty Gal. She freely claims she had no idea her small business would amount to what it is now. In her book, she offers raw advice to the clueless young ambitious entrepreneur.

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In this publication, Peter Thiel advises entrepreneurs on start-ups. Thiel is the co-founder of PayPal and Palantir and his net worth is around 2.2 billion. In his book, Zero to One: Notes Startups, or How to Build the Future by Peter Thiel, he advises people on how to start their business from the ground up. He supports the idea of monopolies, as he believes that it should be the end goal for a business. This Stanford graduate warns against disturbing the market, believing that companies that do this often bite off more than they can chew.

He also claims that CEO of startups should not have a huge amount of annual salaries. Although these are things to consider once your business has taken off, it is imperative to understand the direction and consideration you should take once your business becomes successful. This reading is very dynamic and truly educational.

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Malcolm Gladwell makes exceedingly amazing points in his book Outliers. He questions: what makes successful people different? Gladwell narrows the readers’ attention on high-achievers’ cultures and their generations instead on what they are like. Even though this book does not address entrepreneurs and their road to success precisely, it measures why success happens. He considers that many people have the right measures to become successful because everything was lined up correctly for them to do so. This publication puts everything in perspective about how success is truly achieved and offers a different view on high-achievers, such as Bill Gates.

Gladwell believes Bill Gates became successful because he had the opportunity and he took it! His success did not arrive because of his way of being, it happened because he was born in the right generation, right time, right place, etc. Outliers will make you think very differently of the idea of success and can help you think realistically about your business.

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