Many people dream of starting their own business and being their own boss and so consider starting an online business. However, if you are looking to make your online business a success you are going to want to do some heavy reading to learn as much as possible regarding running an online business before diving in at the deep end. Here are the Top Books Written by Indian Entrepreneurs, you must read and know about their entrepreneurial journey.
Saying No to Jugaad: The Making of Bigbasket
Saying No to Jugaad: The Making of Bigbasket by T.N. Hari and M.S. Subramanian is a book that tells a story about the start-up economy in India within the last 10 years. It shows all the challenges that many start-ups have to face in order to bring investors, and solving the country’s problems at the same time. This book is a perfect book for anyone planning to start an online start-up company. It has many useful insights that are based on a real-life example. If you want to learn how to build and run your business, this is a must-read book for you.
Dream with Your Eyes Open: An Entrepreneurial Journey
Next, we have a book written by Ronnie Screwvala, titled Dream with Your Eyes Open: An Entrepreneurial Journey. The reason I have included top books written by Indian Entrepreneurs list is, In this book, Ronnie explains his extensive experience and shares the lessons he learned from building a business that has been running for more than two decades. As someone who’ve been an entrepreneur for a very long time, Ronnie has so many amazing thoughts he penned in this book. There are so many valuable lessons you’re going to learn here. If you run a business that’s focusing on the India market, there’s no reason not to read this book ASAP.
It Happened in India by Kishore Biyani
The third book It Happened In India by Kishore Biyani. This book takes the reader through Kishore’s journey of building a large retail business in India. Kishore wrote how he started out as an ordinary clothing seller and how he finally managed to build a giant retail business spread across several cities in India serving hundreds of consumers. Aside from business lessons that you can learn from this book, there’s an inspiring story that will help motivate young entrepreneurs. The reason I have included this book in top books written by Indian Entrepreneurs list is, he is one of the first businessman who started exploring online businesses for business expansion, either it is Big Bazar Direct or trying hand on Fab Furnish. If you’re curious about how successful people like Kishore think, you might want to spend at least 60 minutes a day to read this book.
Bhujia Barons: The Untold Story of How Haldiram Built a 5000 Crore Empire
The fourth book is Bhujia Barons: The Untold Story of How Haldiram Built a 5000 Crore Empire by Pavitra Kumar. Pavitra Kumar tells a fascinating story about the Agarwal family as a whole, which runs a business from the start to succeed. This story is not an ordinary business story. It’s full of family drama, court cases, a regional expansion that sparked jealousy, decades-old trademark battles, and a family secret that is highly guarded. The author often gives harsh praise to each family member. It’s a unique approach to see and learn how successful family business started.
Big Billion Startup – The Untold Flipkart Story
Flipkart is a name that we associate with entrepreneurship and ingenuity of India. This book has a very good background and detail about Flipkart construction. It tells the story of how Flipkart was created that’s based on outstanding research, in-depth interviews, and in-depth access to the main characters in Flipkart stories. If you dream to make a big company like Flipkart, there are many valuable lessons you can find in this book.
Few More Books Your Can Consider Reading Before You Launch An Online Start Up
The Art of the Start 2.0 by Guy Kawasaki
This book is filled with tips and sage advice for being successful when starting an online business. It even includes innovative ideas for investors.
The Six Figure Second Income by David Lindhal and Jonathan Rozek
This books covers the secrets of success through which you can start your online business. This books gives a lot of practical tips.
Entrepreneur: How To Start An Online Business by Lucy Tobin
This books covers profiles of flourishing entrepreneurs who worked their way to success. This book is highly motivational and may offer hidden gems that can lead to your own success.
The $100 Startup by Chris Guillebeau
This books proves you don’t need thousands of dollars to start an online business and gives you great advice on how to make the most of your ideas and act upon them in order to build a steady flow of income.
The Barefoot Executive by Carrie Wilkerson
This books gives you help on becoming a successful freelancer. It offers advice on achieving discipline towards your work and how to maintain a work-life balance.