Whether veterans or fresh-faced newbies, entrepreneurs undergo an intense learning process when establishing and launching a business. That is why it is critical that you learn as much as possible about your specific area of business as well as entrepreneurship as a whole.

Startup Oman’s team has narrowed it down to these must-read magazines, blogs and books to help you strenthen your CEO muscles.


Forbes Middle East - Information for the Middle East Business Leaders


The Economist - The Economist online offers authoritative insight and opinion on international news, politics, business, finance, science and technology.


Harvard Business Review -  Ideas and Advice for Leaders


Entrepreneur - Start, Run and Grow Your Business

SME Advisor - Good Advice for Better Business

Arabian Business Startup - Unleasing MENA's Entrepreneurial Spirit - Get advice, tools, and services that help your small business grow

Wamda  - A platform of programs and networks that aims to accelerate entrepreneurship ecosystems across MENA

Kauffman FastTrac - Startup your idea was created by the Ewing Marion Kauffman Foundation, the largest foundation in the world devoted to entrepreneurship

Startup MENA EU - GCC is a series of premium workshops and match-making events between startups, SME’s and corporates in the EU and the GCC

ASHOKA Arab World - Ashoka Innovators for the Public




“The Lean Start up” by Eric Ries

“The Creator’s Code”  The SIX essential skills of extraordinary entrepreneurs by Amy Wilkinson 

“Rich Dad, Poor Dad” by Robert T. Kiyosaki

“The One Minute Manager” by Kenneth Blanchard and Spencer Johnson

“Who Moved My Cheese?” by Kenneth Blanchard and Spencer Johnson

“7 Habits of Highly Effective People” by Stephen R. Covey

“The E-Myth: Why Most Businesses Don’t Work and What to Do About It” by Michael E. Gerber

30 business books every professional should read before turning 30 by the World Economic Forum. Find the list here: