09/15/2011 03:54 pm ET Updated Nov 15, 2011

Books To Inspire Your Startup

As entrepreneurs, we look for inspiration, advice, and instruction everywhere. We find that we can learn and adapt something from every business we encounter. Given that our business, In Good Company, was a first-of-its-kind community, learning center, and co-working space, we knew we had a lot to learn. In addition to our peers, key industry magazines, and increasingly, social media, books have been important teachers. A good book challenges your thinking and encourages you to try something new or do things differently. Here are a handful of the books that inspired, improved, and influenced our business, our growth, and our own book, "The Big Enough Company: Creating a Business that Works for You."