Since I started working on my business full-time, I have been determined to educate myself in some of the area where I’m ignorant. Part of that is reading books. Here’s my list of business books I’ve read so far, in no particular order. Some are good reads, some are drier and more technically focused, but all of them have at least 1-2 ideas that I can benefit from.
Think and Grow Rich Napoleon Hill
The Hard Thing About Hard Things: Building a Business When There Are No Easy Answers Horowitz, Ben
Who Smart, Geoff
The E-Myth Revisited: Why Most Small Businesses Don’t Work and What to Do About It Gerber, Michael E.
Making Money Is Killing Your Business, How to Build a Business You’ll Love and Have a Life, Too Chuck Blakeman
Scaling Up: How a Few Companies Make It…and Why the Rest Don’t (Rockefeller Habits 2.0) Harnish, Verne
Built to Sell: Creating a Business That Can Thrive Without You Warrillow, John
Influence: The Psychology of Persuasion, Revised Edition Robert B. Cialdini
Business Adventures: Twelve Classic Tales from the World of Wall Street Brooks, John
On deck, purchased but not read:
The 7 Habits of Highly Effective People: Powerful Lessons in Personal Change Covey, Stephen R.
The Lean Startup: How Today’s Entrepreneurs Use Continuous Innovation to Create Radically Successful Businesses Ries, Eric
The Ultimate Sales Machine: Turbocharge Your Business with Relentless Focus on 12 Key Strategies Holmes, Chet
These ones are more focused on personal development, tangentially business related:
Charisma On Command: Inspire, Impress, and Energize Everyone You Meet Houpert, Charlie
The Charisma Myth: How Anyone Can Master the Art and Science of Personal Magnetism Cabane, Olivia Fox
The 48 Laws of Power Greene, Robert
How To Win Friends and Influence People Carnegie, Dale