One of the most important elements of becoming a entrepreneur is reading the right books. What you put into your mind will have a direct reflection to the results you have within your business. Forget the fictional works, and don't look for a textbook either; books written by other entrepreneur's are ideal in your development. Heres my recommended list of 10 essential books for being a modern day business owner.
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