A Starter Library for a Young Businessperson GraduatingSubmitted by WWK Wealth Advisors on June 11th, 2013
Recently I attended the high school graduation party of a client’s son. Finding the right gift for these type of events is always difficult for me. Most kids nowadays don’t need more stuff and cash just seems inappropriate (especially for a client’s son).
The young man is sharp and very entrepreneurial. Since he is very business savvy for his age, I decided to give a starter library of books that have influenced me in my career. It turned out to be a fun project, although it was harder then I thought it would be. There have been so many important books for me that it was difficult to choose a short well rounded list. Here is what I settled on:
E-Myth Revisited by Micahel E. Gerber to teach that business is about operating leverage. Don’t create a job for yourself
The Lean Startup by Eric Cries to teach the importance of trial and error and flexibility
Like a Virgin: Secrets They won’t Teach You at Business School by Richard Branson to teach entrepreneurship in action
Slightly Famous by Jake Sasseville to teach the importance of creative action and what it can accomplish
The Four Hour Work Week by Timothy Ferriss to teach how not to accept others definitions of how business should be done