The Top 10 Books of 2016 for Entrepreneurs!


2016 has been another outstanding year for books about startups and innovation, reflecting continued global interest in the entrepreneur ecosystem. See our earlier lists of ‘Top 10 Books for Entrepreneurs’ from 2015, 2014, 2013 and 2012 as well. YourStory has also published the pocketbook Proverbs and Quotes for Entrepreneurs: A World of Inspiration for Startups as a creative and motivational guide for innovators, accessible as apps (Apple; free Android version).

From the stacks of books received for review and picked up from overseas visits, here is my pick of the Top 10 Books of 2016 for Entrepreneurs. The selection includes books with advice for startups, case studies of entrepreneurs, insights on how to sustain a culture of creativity and innovation, technology transformations, storytelling, social enterprise, and views from India and China.

Originals: How non-conformists change the world, by Adam Grant

The Startup Checklist: 25 Steps to a Scalable, High-Growth Business, by David S. Rose

The Storyteller’s Secret: How TED Speakers and Inspirational Leaders Turn their Passion into Performance, by Carmine Gallo

The Sharing Economy, by Arun Sundararajan

The Innovation Formula: The 14 Keys for Creating a Culture where Innovation Thrives, by Amantha Imber

Trend-Driven Innovation: Beat Accelerating Customer Expectations, by Henry Mason, David Mattin and Delia Dumitrescu

Lean Startups for Social Change: The Revolutionary Path to Big Impact, by Michel Gelobter

The Industries of the Future, by Alec Ross

Grassroots Innovation: Minds on the Margin are not Marginal Minds, by Anil K.Gupta

Alibaba: The House that Jack Ma Built, by Duncan Clark

We look forward to your comments as well as your suggestions for books to review in 2017. All of us at YourStory wish our readers and partners a happy holiday season and a terrific year ahead in 2017 – may a million successful startups bloom!



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