5 Kinds of Non-business Books Every Entrepreneur Needs to Read

5 Kinds of Non-business Books Every Entrepreneur Needs to Read


Scan the unavoidable lists of things successful entrepreneurs have in common and you’ll soon see the importance of books.

Pretty much every entrepreneur who has ever reached an enviable level of success will cite reading as an essential daily habit.man-reading

Of course we assume that they read books on business, and probably they do. I know my own bookshelves are overflowing with business classics and hidden gems on management, mindset and innovation.

But business isn’t the only genre spilling off those shelves and piling up on my night table.

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I can argue that I’ve gleaned just as much business wisdom from nonbusiness books, whose reading list falls into five categories.

Dixie Gillaspie
Ever since she was a little girl, Dixie’s least favorite word was "can’t." It still is. She's on a mission to prove that anything is possible, for anyone, but she's especially fond of entrepreneurs. She's good at seeing opportunities where other people see walls, navigating crossroads where other people see dead ends, and unwrapping the gifts of adversity and struggle. Dixie also contributes to Huffington Post and is a senior managing editor for The Good Man Project.