I hope you’re able to get the same value from these books that I did. Enjoy.
1. ”Start with why” by Simon Sinek. A book about finding the meaning in the midst of everything. Essentially the most important aspect of what you do-why you do it. (Also, “Leaders Eat Last”)
2. “So good they can’t ignore you” by Cal Newport. Why following your passion is bad advice, and what you should be doing instead. (Also, “Deep Work”)
3. “The War of Art” by Steven Pressfield. While it’s not necessarily a “business” book. It applies to life as a whole. (Also, “Turning Pro”)
4. “The rich employee” by James Altucher. How to navigate the world of entrepreneurship while being an employee, and why it’s okay to not be an “entrepreneur”. (Also, “Choose yourself, and “The Choose Yourself Guide to Wealth”)
5. “Anything you want” by Derek Sivers. How to do business the right way. Putting customers first, thinking outside the box, and not accepting what’s expected. A great short book.
6. “Perennial Seller” by Ryan Holiday. Not his most famous book, but one that points out how to make something that will leave a lasting impact. (Also, “Ego is the Enemy” and “The Obstacle is the Way”)
7. “How to fail at almost everything and still win big” by Scott Adams. An honest book that gives valuable insights with humor integrated. Easy to read and easy to get value. (Also, every “Dilbert” comic strip.)
8. “Money, Master the game” by Tony Robbins. While it’s a personal finance book, and a behemoth at that, there’s tons of knowledge to get here from some of the top minds in finance. (If this book is too big and daunting, try “Unshakeable” by Tony as well.)
9. “Never Split the difference” by Chris Voss. A hostage negotiator’s tactics to persuade people. Extremely valuable for salespeople, and anyone in the business of persuasion….So, it’s extremely valuable for everyone.
10. Seth Godin’s daily blog. This man is ridiculously insightful on a daily basis, and he’s made it free to everyone. Read what he has to say, there’s more value on his site than most of these books put together. He writes in his blog every. single. day. He’s done it for years. It’s a powerful example that he continues to write and put something out to the world every day without ever missing a day. Do yourself a favor and go read what this man has to say.