Jewish Journal

Reading List for the Curious Entrepreneur

by Samira Asemanfar

November 3, 2011 | 12:48 pm

I have a policy - when you don’t know what to do, read. Reading helps give me new perspective and insight that will often strike an ‘aha’ moment where I come up with an effective strategy. Whether you want to start a business, already have one up and running or want to change businesses, these books are all useful! They are all business reading classics!

The Purple Cow

The Dip

The Richest Man in Babylon

Seven Habits of Highly Effective People

The Tipping Point

Made to Stick


The Secrets of the Young and Successful

The E-Myth Revisited

The Four Hour Work Week

Now, Discover Your Strengths

Top Grading

The Creative Habit


For business plan writing: Pick up any book that has an actual guide with sections to complete to so you can follow it easily.

For inspiration: List a few business people you admire and read their biographies. For example, Richard Branson, Howard Schultz, Steve Jobs, etc.

Creating a learning environment on your own is extremely rewarding, don’t miss out on the opportunity to learn something every month!

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After graduating from the Marshall School of Business at USC in 2004, Samira Asemanfar of Los Angeles California joined KPMG, LLP as an internal auditor and SOX compliance...

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