A Summer Reading List For Entrepreneurs

The Five Dysfunctions of a Team: A Leadership Fable by Patrick Lencioni

Every entrepreneur needs to know how to build a team. This is a timeless piece that helps readers understand why even the best of teams face struggles.

The Reluctant Entrepreneur: Turning Dreams into Profits by Michael Masterson

This guide provides great insights into the challenges of being an entrepreneur. As those who have tried already know, this path is certainly not an easy one.

The Entrepreneur Mind: 100 Essential Beliefs, Characteristics, and Habits of Elite Entrepreneurs by Kevin Johnson

The focus is on how great entrepreneurs think. Authored by a serial entrepreneur, this book helps readers understand a change in mindset as they reach for successes like those enjoyed by Mark Zuckerberg, Sara Blakely, Mark Pincus, and more.

The Entrepreneur’s Guide to Business Law by Constance E. Bagley and Craig E. Dauchy

Every entrepreneur should have a basic understanding of business law and the legal challenges they will likely face. This is a good read to get smart on how to avoid costly mistakes as you get your business up and running.

Len Middleton is an adjunct professor of corporate strategy, international business, and entrepreneurship at the Ross School of Business at the University of Michigan, the executive director of the Michigan Institute for Medical Innovation at the University of Michigan, and a board member of the Samuel Zell and Robert H. Lurie Institute for Entrepreneurial Studies.

Dr. Peter Adriaens is professor of civil and environmental engineering and professor of entrepreneurship and strategy at the Ross School of Business, where he is affiliated with the Zell Lurie Institute for Entrepreneurial Studies. He is a former president of the Association of Environmental Science and Engineering Professors, a member-by-eminence of the American Academy of Environmental Engineering (AAEE), and member of the Belgian Royal Academy of Applied Sciences, where he was recognized for bridging engineering and business entrepreneurship in academia and practice.

What else are you reading this summer? Let us know in the comments. 

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