Entrepreneurs: If You Only Read a Couple of Books in 2023, Read These

Five picks for books about business, psychology, and more.


Hello again, knowledge seekers of 2023! If you’re a curious person looking for some wisdom and inspiration, then you’re definitely reading the right article. In a world with countless literary treasures, I present you with a hand-picked selection of six book recommendations that you won’t regret reading.

Through these books, you’ll learn about innovation, entrepreneurship, psychology, and much more. No fluff, let’s jump right in!

Make Something Wonderful: Steve Jobs in His Own Words

There are quite a few books out there about the legendary Steve Jobs, but once I stumbled upon this gem from the Steve Jobs Archive, I read it in a matter of three days. To make things even better, you can read Make Something Wonderful for free, beautifully formatted online, and also available for download on Kindle or iBooks. This book focuses on the life and achievements of Steve Jobs but through the lens of his speeches, interviews, and emails — making this one of the most quotable books I’ve ever read. Random snippets from over the course of several decades are interlaced with some well-written context, making this both easy to read and entertaining at the same time.

“Every once in a while, a revolutionary product comes along that changes everything.” — Steve Jobs

It was really interesting to learn more about how Jobs approached the setbacks and challenges he faced throughout his life, like how he went from being ousted from Apple in the 1980s, only to return and lead the company to unprecedented success. It was also awesome to learn more about the huge role that Jobs played regarding Pixar and the similarities and differences between Pixar and Apple.

Designing Your Life: How to Build a Well-Lived, Joyful Life

Written by Bill Burnett and Dave Evans, Designing Your Life serves as a guide for applying a design thinking approach to your life. More specifically, it’s filled with practical exercises and advice to…