Business Books to Read Over Spring Break

 In College Life, Entrepreneurship Skills

The average week in college has plenty of assigned reading. The true entrepreneur, however, reads even more than that! Your reading shouldn’t stop at what your college professors assign. Inc reports that the most successful people are also the most voracious readers. Reading a lot is one consistent trait among people with financial security, independence, and wealth. 

Whether it’s future wealth or personal inspiration that motivates you, you should be reading books aimed at achieving your dreams. Start the habit now and keep it for life. Make this spring break a chance to start or continue this healthy habit.


Rise and Grind: Outperform, Outwork, and Outhustle Your Way to a More Successful and Rewarding Life

The author Daymond John appears on the popular TV show Shark Tank. His Rise and Grind describes how hard work and determination helped him ascend from a restaurant job to running a company that has earned 6 billion in sales. The book focuses on how a goal of rising above the competition requires hard work and how you can achieve the same goal. This is a great book for anyone who aspires to get above the daily grind of life and become the next big success.

How To Be A GREAT Salesperson…By Monday Morning!

This book by David R Cook has the extended title, “How To Be A GREAT Salesperson…By Monday Morning!: If You Want to Increase Your Sales Read This Book. It is That Simple.” While the title is a bit long, it describes the goal of the book right on the cover. Aside from educating established sales people and small and large businesses, this book suggests in its description that it’s also perfect for college students taking aim at the business world. The book details each step of a sales cycle, including steps you might not have considered. After all, a rise to the top requires some kind of sales knowledge, even if it’s selling yourself.


How to Make $100,000 Per Year in Passive Income and Travel the World: The Passive Income Guide to Wealth and Financial Freedom

This book by author Chase Andrews takes aim at those who have had enough of making their bosses rich. It describes the entrepreneurial possibilities of making money online through passive income. Andrews details methods of making money from ebook sales, the stock market, blogs, and gold and silver, just to name a few. If your goals include doing a bit of traveling and sitting back while your Internet empire does the work for you, then this is the book to read over spring break.


Explosive Growth: A Few Things I Learned While Growing To 100 Million Users – And Losing $78 Million

This book by Cliff Lerner details his rise to wealth via social media apps. The book combines a how-to approach along with a compelling narrative of his rise to riches. The story also describes the painful lessons he learned along the way. The book emphasizes metrics, viral growth, and innovation, among other important and handy business insights. With lists of things to do and things to look out for, this book also succeeds at being entertaining.

Beyond a Million: The Entrepreneur’s Playbook for Expanding Wealth, Freedom and Time

Author Jim Dew worked as a wealth manager for twenty three years before writing this book. He uses the experience he  gained to teach lessons on investing, risk taking, taxes, lawsuits, and team building. His approach sidesteps the motivational material of other books and gets down to business, quite literally. This is a recommended book for those looking to glean the experience gained by someone who has decades of real world experience at building and maintaining wealth.

This list focuses on fairly recent publication. A lot of established older books, like those that Business Insider lists here, are well worth a read. Find the ones that appeal to you and read them. Perhaps in a few years, it will be you writing a book that college students read to gain financial wisdom.


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