The Best Entrepreneurship Books of 2011 and 2012ROI: Return on Influence by Mark Schaefer
In “Return on Influence”, Mark Schaefer has written what will no doubt become the seminal book for understanding online influence in the Digital Age. Bringing to bear a wealth of real-world experience and understanding as a trusted leader in the corporate world, Schaefer delves deeply into the subject of influence: how to get it, sustain it, judge it, and use it. A must read to those who wish to understand a key subject that is threaded throughout our lives both online and in real life.

Work the System by Sam Carpenter
The author paints a picture of the destructive path he had taken his business on and shows you why it’s so critical to lay the right foundations from the beginning. You’ll learn how to stop fire-killing and maximize your profit, create client loyalty, and create an environment where employees respect you and enjoy their work.

She Takes On The World by Natalie MacNeil
if you’re a female entrepreneur, you’ll gain real insight on how to run your ideal business; like finding the help you need to grow, building a team on a budget, and how to get the world talking about your brand. If anyone can write a book that’s full of practical advice for women who want to own their dream business and forge their own path, Natalie MacNeil can – and has!

Little Bets by Peter Sims
Breakthrough ideas emerge from small discoveries, and this is how the book demolishes the excuses entrepreneurs usually have for not starting a business. The book lists Apple CEO Steve Jobs, award-winning architect Frank Gehry and Pixar Animation Studios’ story developers as achieving breakthrough results by taking methodical, experimental—and small—steps when coming up with new ideas.

The Lean Start-up by Eric Ries
Most new businesses fail, but most of those failures are preventable. The Lean Startup is a new approach to business that’s being adopted around the world and it is changing the way companies are built and new products are launched. It’s about learning what your customers really want, testing your vision continuously and adapting and adjusting before it’s too late.

Management in 10 Words by Terri Leahy
In his fourteen years as CEO of Tesco, Sir Terry Leahy not only turned the company into the largest supermarket chain in the UK, but also transformed it into a global enterprise. In Management in 10 Words he draws on his experience and expertise to pinpoint the ten vital attributes that make successful managers and underlie great organizations and he explains why initial failure often leads to ultimate success and why profits stem from a company’s values, not its day-to-day business.