A Summer Reading List for the Successful Entrepreneur

Thanks to Entrepreneur.com, we’ve got the inside scoop on what some of today’s biggest and most successful entrepreneurs are reading, have read or would recommend you read when you’ve got some down time by the pool or on the beach this summer.

We’ve got the short list of suggested books (below), but check out Entrepreneur’s post for the full run-down of why these are the picks here.

  1. The Innovator’s Dilemma by Clayton M. Christensen (Recommended by  Caterina Fake, co-founder of Flickr)
  2. The Art of War by Sun Tzu (Recommended by Gurbaksh Chahal, founder of RadiumOne)
  3. Out of the Crisis by W. Edwards Deming (Recommended by Jim Koch, founder of Boston Beer Co. (Sam Adams))
  4. The Road Less Traveled by M. Scott Peck (Recommended by Marcia Kilgore, founder of Bliss Spa)
  5. The Elements of Style by William Strunk Jr. and E. B. White (Recommended by Brian Sharples, co-founder of HomeAway)

Interested in more books — or going on a trip that requires a bigger stockpile? Check out CNBC’s list of 10 Best Books for Business post here or the 100 Best Business Books of All Time (listed here).

Do you have a summer reading list of your own? Or do you simply have one book to add to the entrepreneur’s must-read list? Leave the title and author in the comments section below and we’ll check it out!

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