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Getting Started with Entrepreneurship: Recommendations from Marshall Brain II

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Entrepreneurship can be intimidating, but having resources to help you navigate your way can make things easier.


Marshall Brain III is the director of the Engineering Entrepreneurs Program at NC State. He is most widely known as the founder of Brain is also a well-known public speaker who has been featured on CNN, Good Morning America and The Oprah Winfrey Show. Marshall Brain is the author of more than a dozen books and web publications. He is an investor with the Triangle Angel Partners and a mentor at NC State and in the RDU area.

Below is a list of entrepreneurship-related books Marshall Brain recommends. Whether you want to learn how to “be yourself” in business,  learn the secrets behind success, or gain insights on how to effectively network – get ready to let your entrepreneurial mind bloom.

Books on Money, Wealth and Finances

How to be a Billionaire by Martin FridsonThe Richest Man in Babylon by George S. Clason
Money: Master the Game by Tony RobbinsThe Total Money Makeover by Dave Ramsey
The Automatic Millionaire by David BachThe Warren Buffett Way by Robert Hagstrom
The Millionaire Fastlane by MJ DeMarcoThink and Grow Rich by Napoleon Hill
The One Minute Millionaire by Victor Mark Hansen

Books on Building Entrepreneurial Mindsets and Relationships

As a Man Thinketh by James AllenThe $100 Startup by Chris Guillebeau
How to Win Friends and Influence People by Dale CarnegieThe 4-Hour Workweek by Tim Ferris
Never Eat Alone by Keith FerrazziZero to One by Peter Thiel
Rich Dad, Poor Dad by Robert T. Kiyosaki

Books on the Stories of Successful Businesses

Be My Guest by Conrad HiltonNuts! By Kevin Freiberg
Built from Scratch by Bernie MarcusShoe Dog by Phil Knight
Dave’s Way by David ThomasThe Sam Walton Story by Austin Teutsch

Connect with Marshall Brain II on LinkedIn.