Top 27 Books Every Entrepreneur Should Read

I asked my network of successful entrepreneurs what books helped them in their success. Well, ask and you shall receive – credit to all my friends who suggested them!


27 Books Every Entrepreneur Should Read

NO B.S. Direct Marketing:The Ultimate No Holds Barred Kick Butt Take No Prisoners Direct Marketing for Non-Direct Marketing Businesses

    1.     NO B.S. Direct Marketing:The Ultimate No Holds Barred Kick Butt Take No Prisoners Direct Marketing for Non-Direct Marketing Businesses – author: Dan S. KennedyKennedy lists a few strategies proven to increase profit and productivity in ANY business. Updated to concentrate on the newest media and marketing tactics this book illustrates these strategies by case examples from an elite team of specialists.   Get it here!-    Recommended by: Dave Williams



#AskGaryVee: One Entrepreneur's Take on Leadership, Social Media, and Self-Awareness

     2.    #AskGaryVee: One Entrepreneur’s Take on Leadership, Social Media, and Self-Awareness – author: Gary Vaynerchuk Gary Vaynerchuk a marketing and business master mind discusses some of his most useful and intriguing questions that he has addressed on his show. Gary went above and beyond leaving traditional methods behind and started using social media platforms to reach a whole new audience and make things happen. Get it here!-    Recommended by: Dave Williams



     3.    Launch Your Dream: A 30-Day Plan for Turning Your Passion into Your Profession – author: Dale Partridge Launch Your Dream is a 30-day plan that provides a concrete idea on how to start a new business and take back your freedom, to live a more successful and fulfilling life. Get it here!-    Recommended by: Dave Williams




    4.    The Way of the SEAL: Think Like An Elite Warrior to Lead and Succeed –  author: Mark Divine Divine used tactics he learned from his elite training as a SEAL to create eight powerful principles that can help anyone transform into the leader they’ve always wanted to be. This is the ultimate guide for businesspeople who want to know all the secrets of success. Get it here!-   Recommended by: Dave Williams




    5.    Tribes: We Need You to Lead Us – author: Seth GodinTribes is a guide that teaches the three steps to building your own tribe. Anyone can be a leader and with the right guidance and tools they can really make a change. Get it here!-   Recommended by: Chris Schwab




     6.    How to Fail at Almost Everything and Still Win Big: Kind of the Story of My Life – author: Scott Adams Adams has somehow found a way to turn around one failure after another and become hugely successful. He describes his most useful tricks and strategies that have helped him get to where he is now. Get it here! –   Recommended by: Chris Schwab




   7.    Good to Great: Why Some Companies Make the Leap and Others Don’t – author: Jim Collins Collins analyzes why some companies don’t take that extra step from good to great. The book sheds light on every aspect of management strategy and practice and explains the success in those companies that have lived up to their full potential and those who refrain from doing so. Get it here!-    Recommended by: Jake Adams



    8.    The Lean Startup: How Today’s Entrepreneurs Use Continuous Innovation to Create Radically Successful Businesses – author: Eric RiesThe Lean Startup approach helps companies be productive and continuously shift into new directions with ease rather than wasting time creating complex plans that take to long to alternate between. Get it here!-   Recommended by: Jake Adams




    9.     How to Master the Art of Selling – author: Tom Hopkins In How to Master the Art of Selling Hopkins teaches you step by step how you can apply these strategies that he has perfected to your own business and have it thrive.  Get it here!-    Recommended by: Aaron James





   10.    The Conversion Code: Capture Internet Leads, Create Quality Appointments, Close More Sales – author: Chris Smith Smith describes a step-by-step plan to increase sales in today’s modern world where the market is more competitive than it has ever been. The Conversation Code gives businesspeople an actionable blueprint for getting leads and turning them into paying customers. Get it here!-    Recommended by: Jay Sherman





   11.    The Secret of the Seven Seeds – author: David Fischman Fischman’s life is spiraling out of control and in his book he reveals his struggles and his true self through his fictional character Ignacio Rodriguez. The character is a stressed out entrepreneur who is running low on patience and money and he seeks help in hopes of regaining some balance. As the applies the seven seeds to his work life things start to turn around. Get it here!-    Recommended by:  Hüppe Keith




   12.    Blue Ocean Strategy, Expanded Edition: How to Create Uncontested Market Space and Make the Competition Irrelevant – author: W. Chan Kim and Renee Mauborgne The Blue Ocean Strategy is a book made to challenge everything that you thought you knew about the market place. It is based on strategies that will help you create your own blue ocean it wipe out your competitors. Get it here!-    Recommended by: Michelle Marshall  




   13.    The Master Key System – author: Charles F. Haanel The Master Key System gives reader a precise framework on how to achieve what it is that they desire. In just twenty four lessons Haanel teaches you how to achieve everything you’ve ever wanted.  Get it here!-    Recommended by:  Michelle Marshall



   14.    Think and Grow Rich – author: Napoleon Hill Think and Grow Rich is a book made to help the readers succeed in all aspects of life. The philosophy taught by the author is one that has been designed to help motivate people to do or be anything they want.  Get it here!-    Recommended by: Michelle Marshall      





   15.    Deep Dive: The Proven Method for Building Strategy, Focusing Your Resources, and Taking Smart Action – author: Rich Horwath This book is focused on helping everyone become an expert strategist with a path of three disciplines you can evaluate yourself and become an become an extremely valuable member of your organization in no time.  Get it here!-    Recommended by: Elizabeth Wing             





   16.    The 12 Week Year: Get More Done in 12 Weeks than Others Do in 12 Months – author: Brian P. Moran This book is intended to have you setting up your year as 12 weeks long as opposed to 12 months so that you are forced to prioritize your tasks. It reduces low productivity and allows you to get more stuff done that really matter.  Get it here!-    Recommended by: Suzanne McIntosh




   17.    The ONE Thing: The Surprisingly Simple Truth Behind Extraordinary Results – author: Gary Keller The One Thing helps people focus on what really matters in all aspects of their life so that they can be more organized, stay on track, achieve what it is that they really want to in life. Figuring out what your ONE THING is, is the first step is truly becoming successful.  Get it here!-    Recommended by: Gabriel Neuman





    18.    The 5 Second Rule: Transform your Life, Work, and Confidence with Everyday Courage – author: Mel RobbinsThe 5 Second Rule is the a simple rule that can be applied to anyone and everyone. It pushes people to truly become their best self and be more productive, engaged, and collaborative. Get it here!-    Recommended by:  Andrey Seas        





    19.    The 4-Hour Workweek: Escape 9-5, Live Anywhere, and Join the New Rich – author: Timothy FerrissThis step-by-step guide to luxury lifestyle pretty much teaches people how to live their best life in work and in their personal life. It will teach you everything you need to learn about how to live the 4-Hour workweek so that you can live an upscale life.  Get it here!-    Recommended by: Dillon O’keefe Simmerman




    20.    Unshakeable: Your Financial Freedom Playbook – author: Tony Robbins In this book Tony Robbins teaches you how to build and put a plan into action so that you can get the true financial freedom that you’ve always wanted. This includes just a 4 principles and advice from some of the world’s most successful people to help you. Get it here!-   Recommended by: Dillon O’keefe Simmerman




    21.    Mastery – author: Robert GreeneGreene believes that everybody has the potential to become a master. With this guide you’ll learn how to unlock the secrets of your field and surpass your competitors and much more. Get it here!-   Recommended by: Dillon O’keefe Simmerman




    22.    The City of Influence: A Business Tale – author: Jared Stewart The City of Influence is a parable about a man that was able to save his struggling business with the help of a group of mentors that teach him secrets to build strong professional relationships for his business. Get it here!-  Recommended by:  Hawk Mikado




    23.    Tools of Titans: The Tactics, Routines, and Habits of Billionaires, Icons, and World-Class Performers – author: Timothy Ferriss Through years of interviewing, analyzing and experimenting, Tim Ferriss has created the ultimate notebook of routines, tactics, and habits of over 200 world class performers.   Get it here!-   Recommended by: Steve Middleton




    24.    The Success Principles- How to Get from Where You Are to Where You Want to Be – author: Jack Canfeild – This book of principles, strategies, and success stories is designed to increase your confidence, help you live a happier healthier more fulfilling life, and so much more! No matter who you are or what you do this guide will help you get to where you want to be. Get it here!-    Recommended by:  Sara Ooley Bumgarner




    25.    Never Split the Difference: Negotiating As If Your Life Depended On It – author: Chris VossAfter being in the FBI Voss picked up a few tips and tricks when it came to high-stakes negotiation. He teaches people how to take deal-making to a whole new level.  Get it here!-  Recommended by:  Tyron Giuliani




    26.    Pitch Anything: An Innovative Method for Presenting, Persuading, and Winning the Deal (Business Skills and Development) – author: Oren Klaff – Klaff provides the tactics and strategies you need to pitch your ideas and gain more support and funding than you ever thought was possible. Get it here!-     Recommended by:  Tyron Giuliani




27.    The Science of Selling: Proven Strategies to Make Your Pitch, Influence Decisions, and Close the Deal – author: David HoffeldThis book teaches you the actual science that goes on in brain when making decisions and it shows you how to incorporate that into your sales to boost your ability to influence others.  Get it here!-    Recommended by:  Tyron Giuliani


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