26 Highly Recommended Books By BGV's Pitch Competition Winners

Updated: May 24


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Have you ever wondered which book a startup founder or investor would recommend reading? Well, we asked them. In reply to our question, "What's your favorite book?" Our founders had so many to recommend—it was hard for them to choose one. Naturally, books are an essential source of knowledge for many entrepreneurs. It gives you plenty of information, things to consider, how to do, and most importantly, how not to do it. These books will provide strategies to enhance your business and a dose of inspiration when things get rocky.


Here are 26 highly recommended books by BGV's pitch competition winners:


1. A Return to Love: Reflections on the Principles of "A Course in Miracles" by Marianne Williamson


2. Letter To My Daughter by Maya Angelou


3. It Was All A Dream by Reniqua Allen


4. Drop the Ball: Achieving More by Doing Less by Tiffany Dufu


5. Rich Dad Poor Dad Guy Kiyosaki


6. Homegoing by Yaa Gyasi


7. Harry Potter by J.K. Rowling


8. Shoe Dog: A Memoir by the Creator of Nike Phil Knight


9. The Power by Naomi Alderman


10. You Are A Badass In Making Money by Jen Sincero


11. David and Goliath by Malcolm Gladwell


12. The E-Myth Revisited: Why Most Small Businesses Don't Work and What to Do About It by Michael E. Gerber


13. Miss Jessie's: Creating a Successful Business from Scratch---Naturally by Miko Branch


14. Nice Girls Don't Get the Corner Office: Unconscious Mistakes Women Make That Sabotage Their Careers by Lois P. Frankel


15. Three Magic Words by Uell Stanley Andersen


16. Obsessed: Building a Brand People Love from Day One by Emily Heyward

Who Moved My Cheese by Spencer Johnson


17. Why by Simon Sinek


18. How To Win Friends And Influence People by Dale Carnegie


19. It's About Damn Time: How to Turn Being Underestimated Into Your Greatest Advantage by Arlan Hamilton


20. Get Together: How to Build a Community with Your People by Bailey Richardson, Kai Elmer Sotto, and Kevin Huynh


21. Affirmed: 365 Days of Positive Thoughts and Actions to Start Your Day by Cheryl Polote-Williamson


22. The Greatest Words Ever Spoken: Everything Jesus Said About You, Your Life, and Everything Else by Steve Scott


23. #Girlboss by Sophia Amoruso


24. You're A Badass Jen Sincero


25. The Richest Man In Babylon by George Samuel Clason


26. What Do You Do with an Idea? by Kobi Yamada


We hope these books help you along your entrepreneurial journey. Let us know which ones you've already read and which ones you plan to read next. Don't forget to bookmark this article, as we'll continue to update it.


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