Entrepreneurs learn the tricks of the trade through trial and error, but it certainly can’t hurt to take a few lessons from the best in the business. Luckily, South Africa has its fair share of business moguls who have put their hard-earned knowledge into print for the rest of us to benefit from.
If you’re a small business owner, here are 5 books about business by South African authors that should be on your nightstand.
1. Manage Your Money Like a F*cking Grownup – Sam Beckbessinger
If you’ve only just dipped your toes into the world of business, Sam Beckbessinger’s book will definitely add value. It explains business basics and terminology in language you’ll understand, even if you don’t have an MBA. If you have an aspiring young entrepreneur in the house, also check out Manage Your Money Like a Grownup: The best money advice for teens.
2. Billionaires Under Construction: The Mindset of an Entrepreneur – Sbusiso Leope
More commonly known as DJ Sbu, Sbusiso Leope gives an honest account of what it took for him to become one of South Africa’s most successful entrepreneurs and entertainers.
3. The Billionaire Mindset: Secrets of a Successful South African Entrepreneur – Daniel Strauss
Successful venture capitalist Daniel Strauss believes it is a mindset that sets billionaires apart from the rest. In this book, he tells you everything you need to know about starting a lucrative business by taking full advantage of every resource at your disposal.
4. 90 Rules for Entrepreneurs – Marnus Broodryk
Hailing from very humble beginnings, Marnus Broodryk became a self-made millionaire at just 24 years of age. In this book, he shares the lessons he’s learnt in business, also drawing in expertise from friends and other entrepreneurs.
5. How to Make Your First Million – Warren Ingram
Achieving financial freedom is one of the most common aspirations that small business owners have, and in this book, the co-founder of Galileo Capital shares tips for people from all walks of life, teaching them to reach their financial goals despite of challenging circumstances.