Building a business is not easy, and it helps to start the journey by learning from experience of others. Many startups with game-changing ideas have failed either because of their inability to execute right, or they have imploded from internal friction, or their timing went awry.

Many times, a lot of the issues that kill startups are avoidable, and some of the books listed below give suggestions on dealing with the ugly situations that rear their head. Others from the list inspire, by telling the story of an entrepreneur’s struggle and grit. Here is a list of books are now considered bibles in startup creation process.