Entrepreneur.com contributor Brian Hamilton, chairman and co-founder of Sageworks, highlights three books that entrepreneurs will return to, again and again. Mr. Hamilton states, “While nothing can substitute for the experience of actually struggling to create, run and grow one’s own business, I genuinely believe that these books have helped me immensely as an entrepreneur.” Here they are:

Growing a Business, by Paul Hawken – The author “reduces something complicated (in this case, the essence of a running a business) to its very basic principles, without simplifying to the point of meaninglessness — this is the sign of a fantastic writer.”

How to Win Friends and Influence People, by Dale Carnegie – “Carnegie highlights how, in working with people, it doesn’t matter at all what you want; you must instead think about how the other person benefits.”

Think and Grow Rich, by Napoleon Hill – “… the first four to five chapters are really incredible, conveying the idea that thoughts are not intangible, but incredibly powerful things.”

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