Book Recommendations

Some of the best Entrepreneurship Books to help make your business successful.

Tech Adjacent – by Mushambi Mutuma

Tech Adjacent is about understanding the principles of tech, its pace, hearing the footsteps of where it might be going, knowing how disruption and innovation work tangibly, and most importantly leveraging it for your unique exponential success. Innovation is contextual, so while Uber, Airbnb and Facebook are grandiose Silicon Valley success stories, they have little relevance in your own market. This book shares stories and case studies of African businesses; both exposing who is getting disrupted as we speak and why; as well as how new companies are leading the next wave of growth.

This isn’t just another book on growing your business in 100 days or dry academic theory, Tech Adjacent is the guidebook for not just surviving but excelling in a world of exponential growth. Whether you are a startup entrepreneur or corporate executive this guide is a must for leaders present and future.

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African Entrepreneurship – Challenges and Opportunities of Doing Business

This book outlines the unique challenges and opportunities of doing business in Africa, analysing how varying degrees of development across its countries affects entrepreneurship. Taking into account historical and cultural contexts, the authors approach the topic by evaluating the different possibilities of business opportunity in Africa. Insightful contributions explore an extensive range of African countries, discussing both formal and informal entrepreneurship, as well as the different factors that influence the growing economy of Africa. African Entrepreneurship will be of interest to anyone researching the potential of doing business in Africa, as well as entrepreneurs and policy-makers looking to expand their knowledge on how businesses are managed in this region.

 

Africa’s Greatest Entrepreneurs Paperback – by Moky Makura

Africa’s Greatest Entrepreneurs comprises of a series of profiles on some of the most successful and dynamic businesspeople currently operating in Africa. Each chapter is dedicated to a single entrepreneur and will focus on the personality as well as the story of how they achieved their success in their particular environment or field. The narrative will focus on the personal success stories of these self-starters in the context of the economic and political climate of their respective markets.

Digital Entrepreneurship in Africa: How a Continent Is Escaping Silicon Valley’s Long Shadow – by Nicolas Friederici, Michel Wahome and Mark Graham

In recent years, Africa has seen a digital entrepreneurship boom, with hundreds of millions of dollars poured into tech cities, entrepreneurship trainings, coworking spaces, innovation prizes, and investment funds. Politicians and technologists have offered Silicon Valley-influenced narratives of boundless opportunity and exponential growth, in which internet-enabled entrepreneurship allows Africa to “leapfrog” developmental stages to take a leading role in the digital revolution. This book contrasts these aspirations with empirical research about what is actually happening on the ground. The authors find that although the digital revolution has empowered local entrepreneurs, it does not untether local economies from the continent’s structural legacies.

 

The Millonaire Fastlane – by MJ DeMarco

MJ lays out different ways for an entrepreneur to impact the masses. Help a million people and get into the Millionaire Fastlane. This book will help shift the way you think, creating the mindset of a true entrepreneur.

 

The $100 Startup: Reinvent the Way You Make a Living, Do What You Love, and Create a New Future – Chris Guillebeau

In The $100 Startup, Chris Guillebeau shows you how to lead a life of adventure, meaning and purpose, and earn a good living.

 

Crushing It!: How Great Entrepreneurs Build Their Business and Influence and How You Can, Too – by Gary Vaynerchuk

Four-time New York Times bestselling author Gary Vaynerchuk offers new lessons and inspiration drawn from the experiences of dozens of influencers and entrepreneurs who rejected the predictable corporate path in favour of pursuing their dreams by building thriving businesses and extraordinary personal brands. It does not matter what industry you work in, building business and influence is a game changer. Learn how to navigate all the best social media platforms, including Facebook, Instagram, Snapchat, Twitter, Pinterest and more.

Using social media is the fastest way to make your business explode with sales. Learning so many different platforms can be exhausting. Learning how to use them effectively and knowing which ones to utilize in your business will get you ahead of the game. It is time to embrace social media and Gary is the author who explains it all.