92 of the Best Books for Entrepreneurs to Read in 2018

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It’s no secret – entrepreneurs love reading. While the average person reads 2 or 3 books per year, the average CEO reads 4 or 5 books every month. That’s 1,900% more books in a year than the average person reads.

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Before 2012 I was reading less than a handful of books per year as well. But as I embarked on my entrepreneurial journey that changed. In part because most entrepreneur podcasts and articles I consumed suggested specific books. But also because I needed to learn some things along the way.

Entrepreneur Recommended Books

Since I read so much, I started asking every entrepreneur that I interviewed on my podcast for book suggestions. Then I combed through all of my podcast interviews and compiled this extensive list of the best books for entrepreneurs to read.

Don’t worry, no one expects you to read through this list in one year. (But if you do, I’d love to know your secret.)

The Books are Available in Multiple Formats

I prefer to read e-books on my Kindle because I can take my book with me on any device. However, every listing below includes multiple formats so you can select the type you prefer. The books that are available on audio include a link to sign up for Audible – which allows you to listen to two free books in your first month.

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92 of the Best Books for Entrepreneurs

The list of best books for entrepreneurs is in alphabetical order, not popularity. Some of the links listed below are affiliate links, and I will receive compensation when you purchase through those links.

#1 - #AskGaryVee: One Entrepreneur’s Take on Leadership, Social Media, and Self-Awareness by Gary Vaynerchuk

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This book is one I truly feel is one of the best books for entrepreneurs. Whether you’re planning to start your own company, working in digital media, or have landed your first job in a traditional company, #AskGaryVee is your essential guide to making things happen in a big way.

#2 - #GIRLBOSS by Sophia Amoruso

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Sophia Amoruso shares how she went from dumpster diving to founding one of the fastest-growing retailers in the world.

#3 - A Curious Mind: The Secret to a Bigger Life by Brian Grazer

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Peek into the weekly “curiosity conversations” that have inspired Grazer to create some of America’s favorite and iconic movies and television shows—from 24 to A Beautiful Mind.

#4 - A Passion to Win by Sumner Redstone

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Viacom Chair-man Sumner Redstone reveals how he battled his way to become the head of one of the world’s great media empires, and the richest man in entertainment.

#5 - Awaken the Giant Within: How to Take Immediate Control of Your Mental, Emotional, Physical and Financial by Tony Robbins

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Anthony Robbins, the nation’s leader in the science of peak performance, shows you his most effective strategies and techniques for mastering your emotions, your body, your relationships, your finances, and your life.

#6 - Best Marketer Wins by Ming Lee

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Power-packed with vital information for every person striving to become the best marketer in their elective fields.

#7 - Braving the Wilderness: The Quest for True Belonging and the Courage to Stand Alone by Brené Brown

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A timely and important new book that challenges everything we think we know about cultivating true belonging in our communities, organizations, and culture

#8 - Building a StoryBrand: Clarify Your Message So Customers Will Listen by Donald Miller

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Donald Miller uses the seven universal elements of powerful stories to teach readers how to dramatically improve how they connect with customers and grow their businesses.

#9 - Called to Create A Biblical Invitation to Create, Innovate, and Risk by Jordan Raynor

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Serial entrepreneur and bestselling author Jordan Raynor helps artists, entrepreneurs, writers, and other creatives reimagine our work as service to God and others.

#11 - Crossing the Chasm: Marketing and Selling Disruptive Products to Mainstream Customers by Geoffrey A. Moore

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In Crossing the Chasm, Geoffrey A. Moore shows that in the Technology Adoption Life Cycle there is a vast chasm between the early adopters and the early majority.

#12 - Crush It!: Why NOW Is the Time to Cash In on Your Passion by Gary Vaynerchuk

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Gary Vaynerchuk shows you how to use the power of the Internet to turn your real interests into real businesses. This is also one of my favorite best books for entrepreneurs.

#13 - Do You Talk Funny?: 7 Comedy Habits to Become a Better (and Funnier) Public Speaker by David Nihill

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Do You Talk Funny?: 7 Comedy Habits to Become a Better (and Funnier) Public Speaker shows how the key principles of stand-up comedy can be applied to your speaking engagements and presentations to make you funnier, more interesting, and better looking. (Or at least two of the three.)

#14 - DotCom Secrets: The Underground Playbook For Growing Your Company Online by Russell Brunson

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A MUST READ! This book is a game changer for any business owner and definitely one of the best books for entrepreneurs out right now. Inside you will find the actual playbook the makers of ClickFunnels created after running thousands of tests and perfecting what works online.

#15 - Elon Musk: Tesla, SpaceX, and the Quest for a Fantastic Future by Ashlee Vance

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Elon Musk is both an illuminating and authorized look at the extraordinary life of one of Silicon Valley’s most exciting, unpredictable, and ambitious entrepreneurs.

#16 - Entrepreneurial You: : Monetize Your Expertise, Create Multiple Income Streams, and Thrive by Dorie Clark

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A blueprint for professional independence, with insights and advice on building your brand, monetizing your expertise, and extending your reach and impact online.

#17 - Everybody Lies: Big Data, New Data, and What the Internet Can Tell Us About Who We Really Are by Seth Stephens-Davidowitz

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A fascinating, illuminating, and witty look at what the vast amounts of information now instantly available to us reveals about ourselves and our world—provided we ask the right questions.

#18 - Expert Secrets by Russell Brunson

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“Expert Secrets Is The Map That Will Allow You To Turn Your Specialized Knowledge, Talents and Abilities Into A Business That Will Work For You! This Is One Of The Shortcuts of The New Rich” – Robert Kiyosaki

#19 - Fish!: A Proven Way to Boost Morale and Improve Results by Stephen Lundin

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Addressing todays work issues (including employee retention and burnout) with an engaging metaphor and an appealing message that applies to any sector of any organization.

#20 - Get Your A$% Off The Couch by April Walker

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In this handbook, WalkerGems: Get Your A$% Off The Couch, whether you’re employed, in startup mode, or desire fuel for the entrepreneurial journey, it prepares you to GO and GROW, moving forward towards success.

#21 - Good to Great: Why Some Companies Make the Leap and Others Don't by Jim Collins

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“Some of the key concepts discerned in the study,” comments Jim Collins, “fly in the face of our modern business culture and will, quite frankly, upset some people.”

#22 - How To Win Friends and Influence People by Dale Carnegie

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Dale Carnegie’s rock-solid, time-tested advice has carried countless people up the ladder of success in their business and personal lives.

#23 - Hustling: From Heroin to Houses by George Beatty

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Adopt the lessons from Hustling: From Heroin to Houses to your own life, and achieve your goals by facing down your fears and putting them to work for you.

#24 - It's No Secret... There's Money in Small Business by Tyson E. Franklin

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It’s No Secret…There’s Money in Small Business, however it will not happen overnight, it’s something you have to work at for a number of years. It all starts with believing it’s possible. By the time you put this book down you will be bouncing off the walls, not just thinking it’s a possibility but knowing how to make it a reality.

#25 - Jab, Jab, Jab, Right Hook: How to Tell Your Story in a Noisy Social World by Gary Vaynerchuk

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This is an oldie but goodie and most of the concepts in the book can still be applied to social media today. Definitely in my personal list of best books for entrepreneurs. Gary Vaynerchuk shares hard-won advice on how to connect with customers and beat the competition.

#26 - Jump: Take the Leap of Faith to Achieve Your Life of Abundance by Steve Harvey

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The number-one New York Times bestselling author shares the secret of his success and teaches you how to achieve the blessed full life that belongs to you

#27 - Managing Oneself by Peter F. Drucker

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Managing Oneself identifies the probing questions you need to ask to gain the insights essential for taking charge of your career.

#28 - Millionaire Women Next Door: The Many Journeys of Successful American Businesswomen by Thomas J. Stanley Ph.D.

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Stanley’s thoroughly researched findings and conclusions will fascinate readers everywhere. They’ll definitely come away more knowledgeable and greatly inspired by women who have found the key to riches.

#29 - MONEY Master the Game: 7 Simple Steps to Financial Freedom by Tony Robbins

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Anthony Robbins turns to the topic that vexes us all: How to secure financial freedom for ourselves and for our families.

#30 - Never Eat Alone: And Other Secrets to Success, One Relationship at a Time by Keith Ferrazzi

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In Never Eat Alone, Ferrazzi lays out the specific steps—and inner mindset—he uses to reach out to connect with the thousands of colleagues, friends, and associates on his contacts list, people he has helped and who have helped him.

#31 - No B.S. Ruthless Management of People and Profits: No Holds Barred, Kick Butt, Take-No-Prisoners Guide to Really Getting Rich by Dan Kennedy

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Kennedy expands on his proven (if radical) strategies to get accountability, profitability, and productivity from employees.

#32 - Outliers: The Story of Success by Malcolm Gladwell

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Malcolm Gladwell takes us on an intellectual journey through the world of “outliers”–the best and the brightest, the most famous and the most successful.

#33 - Pitch Anything: An Innovative Method for Presenting, Persuading, and Winning the Deal by Oren Klaff

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When it comes to delivering a pitch, Oren Klaff has unparalleled credentials. Over the past 13 years, he has used his one-of-a-kind method to raise more than $400 million–and now, for the first time, he describes his formula to help you deliver a winning pitch in any business situation.

#34 - Poor Charlie's Almanack: The Wit and Wisdom of Charles T. Munger by Charles T. Munger

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A collection of speeches and talks by Charlie Munger.

#35 - Profit First: Transform Your Business from a Cash-Eating Monster to a Money-Making Machine by Mike Michalowicz

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A simple, counterintuitive cash management solution that will help small businesses break out of the doom spiral and achieve instant profitability.

#36 - Purple Cow: Transform Your Business by Being Remarkable by Seth Godin

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If you’re into marketing or want to learn marketing, then this book (and Seth Godin in general) should be added to your to-read list. This is another book that’s on my personal list of best books for entrepreneurs. The cult classic that revolutionized marketing by teaching businesses that you’re either remarkable or invisible.

#37 - Rich Dad Poor Dad: : What The Rich Teach Their Kids About Money - That The Poor And Middle Class Do Not! by Robert T. Kiyosaki

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Explode the myth that you need to earn a high income to become rich.

#38 - Rise and Grind: Outperform, Outwork, and Outhustle Your Way to a More Successful and Rewarding Life by Daymond John

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Daymond takes an up close look at the hard-charging routines and winning secrets of individuals who have risen to the challenges in their lives and grinded their way to the very tops of their fields.

#39 - Rocket Fuel: The One Essential Combination That Will Get You More of What You Want from Your Business by Gino Wickman

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Rocket Fuel details the integral roles of the Visionary and Integrator and explains how an effective relationship between the two can help your business thrive.

#40 - Scaling Up: How a Few Companies Make It...and Why the Rest Don't (Rockefeller Habits 2.0) by Verne Harnish

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In Scaling Up, Harnish and his team share practical tools and techniques for building an industry-dominating business.

#41 - Secrets of the Millionaire Mind: Mastering the Inner Game of Wealth by T. Harv Eker

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Secrets of the Millionaire Mind reveals the missing link between wanting success and achieving it!

#42 - Selling the Wheel: Choosing The Best Way To Sell For You Your Company Your Customers by Jeff Cox & Howard Stevens

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Vital lessons gleaned from decades of research on salespeople and customers — lessons that will help you identify the right way to sell successfully.

#43 - She Means Business: Turn Your Ideas into Reality and Become a Wildly Successful Entrepreneur by Carrie Green

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With a computer and an Internet connection you can get your ideas, messages, and business out there like never before and create so much success. In this book, Carrie Greenshows you how.

#44 - Shoe Dog: A Memoir by the Creator of Nike by Phil Knight

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Nike founder and board chairman Phil Knight “offers a rare and revealing look at the notoriously media-shy man behind the swoosh” (Booklist, starred review), illuminating his company’s early days as an intrepid start-up and its evolution into one of the world’s most iconic, game-changing, and profitable brands.

#45 - Soar: Build Your Vision from the Ground Up by T. D. Jakes

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In SOAR! T.D. Jakes reveals how to build the uniquely personal vision within each of us into our special contribution to the world.

#46 - Start with Why: How Great Leaders Inspire Everyone to Take Action by Simon Sinek

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START WITH WHY shows that the leaders who’ve had the greatest influence in the world all think, act, and communicate the same way — and it’s the opposite of what everyone else does.

#47 - StrengthsFinder 2.0 by Tom Rath

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Loaded with hundreds of strategies for applying your strengths, this new book and accompanying website will change the way you look at yourself–and the world around you–forever.

#48 - Tax-Free Wealth: How to Build Massive Wealth by Permanently Lowering Your Taxes by Tom Wheelwright

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In this book, Tom Wheelwright will tell you how the tax laws work. And how they are designed to reduce your taxes, not to increase your taxes.

#49 - Thank You Economy by Gary Vaynerchuk

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I LOVE Gary Vee so it shouldn’t come as a surprise that I’ve included yet another one of his books in my list of best books for entrepreneurs. The Thank You Economy is about something big, something greater than any single revolutionary platform.

#50 - The 4-Hour Workweek: Escape the 9-5, Live Anywhere and Join the New Rich by Timothy Ferriss

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Okay I have to be honest here, I’ve started reading this book around 5x and have not been able to finish it. But a lot of my past podcast guests say it’s one of the best books for entrepreneurs so I’m including it in this list. MAYBE I’ll give it one more try. Whether your dream is escaping the rat race, experiencing high-end world travel, or earning a monthly five-figure income with zero management, The 4-Hour Workweek is the blueprint.

#51 - The 7 Day Startup: You Don't Learn Until You Launch by Dan Norris

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From generating ideas to gaining your first paying customers, The 7 Day Startup is the bootstrapper’s bible for launching your next product.

#52 - The 7 Habits of Highly Effective People: Powerful Lessons in Personal Change by Stephen R. Covey

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CONSIDERED ONE OF THE MOST INSPIRING BOOKS EVER WRITTEN, The 7 Habits of Highly Effective People has guided generations of readers for the last 25 years.

#53 - The 10X Rule: The Only Difference Between Success and Failure by Grant Cardone

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This is an excellent book on mindset that I think every entrepreneur should read. Definitely on my personal list of best books for entrepreneurs. The 10 X Rule unveils the principle of “Massive Action,” allowing you to blast through business clichés and risk-aversion while taking concrete steps to reach your dreams.

#54 - The 48 Laws of Power by Robert Greene

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Robert Greene and Joost Elffers have distilled three thousand years of the history of power into 48 essential laws by drawing from the philosophies of Machiavelli, Sun Tzu, and Carl Von Clausewitz and also from the lives of figures ranging from Henry Kissinger to P.T. Barnum.

#55 - The 50th Law by 50 Cent & Robert Greene

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In The 50th Law, hip hop and pop culture icon 50 Cent (aka Curtis Jackson) joins forces with Robert Greene, bestselling author of The 48 Laws of Power, to write a “bible” for success in life and work based on a single principle: fear nothing.

#56 - The Big Leap: Conquer Your Hidden Fear and Take Life to the Next Level by Gay Hendricks PhD

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In The Big Leap, Gay Hendricks demonstrates how to eliminate the barriers to success by overcoming false fears and beliefs.

#57 - The Dream Giver by Bruce Wilkinson

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Bruce Wilkinson shows how to identify and overcome the obstacles that keep millions from living the life they were created for.

#58 - The E-Myth Revisited: Why Most Small Businesses Don't Work and What to Do About It by Michael E. Gerber

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An instant classic, this revised and updated edition of the phenomenal bestseller dispels the myths about starting your own business.

#59 - The Go-Giver: A Little Story About a Powerful Business Idea by Bob Burg & John David Mann

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The Go-Giver tells the story of an ambitious young man named Joe who yearns for success.

#60 - The Lean Startup: How Today's Entrepreneurs Use Continuous Innovation to Create Radically Successful Businesses by Eric Reis

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Essential reading if you are new to the startup world. This is another one on my  personal list of best books for entrepreneurs. Rather than wasting time creating elaborate business plans, The Lean Startup offers entrepreneurs – in companies of all sizes – a way to test their vision continuously, to adapt and adjust before it’s too late.

#61 - The Millionaire Fastlane: Crack the Code to Wealth and Live Rich for a Lifetime by MJ DeMarco

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Demand more. Change lanes and find your explosive wealth accelerator. Hit the Fastlane, crack the code to wealth, and find out how to live rich for a lifetime.

#62 - The Millionaire Master Plan: Your Personalized Path to Financial Success by Roger James Hamilton

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The Millionaire Master Plan is a unique and fresh approach as to how individuals can not only get a sense of where they stand on the spectrum of personal wealth, but more importantly, how they can learn to ascend from their present state to a higher level.

#63 - The Millionaire Next Door: The Surprising Secrets of America's Wealthy by Thomas J. Stanley Ph.D.

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The Millionaire Next Door identifies seven common traits that show up again and again among those who have accumulated wealth.

#64 - The Myths of Innovation by Scott Berkun

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Author Scott Berkun will show you how to transcend the false stories that many business experts, scientists, and much of pop culture foolishly use to guide their thinking about how ideas change the world.

#65 - The Now Habit: A Strategic Program for Overcoming Procrastination and Enjoying Guilt-Free Play by Neil Fiore

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Raise your hand if you’re a habitual procrastinator. *Raises hand* You NEED to read this book, not tomorrow but right now! This is at the top of my recommendations for best books for entrepreneurs. THE NOW HABIT offers a comprehensive plan to help readers lower their stress and increase their time to enjoy guilt-free play.

#66 - The Obstacle is the Way: The Ancient Art of Turning Adversity to Advantage by Ryan Holiday

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If you’re feeling frustrated, demoralized, or stuck in a rut, this book can help you turn your problems into your biggest advantages. And along the way it will inspire you with dozens of true stories of the greats from every age and era.

#67 - The Power of Broke: How Empty Pockets, a Tight Budget, and a Hunger for Success Can Become Your Greatest Competitive Advantage by Daymond John

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This is my favorite book ever! It was so motivational and inspirational. If I reordered this list by my favorite books this would be my #1 for best books for entrepreneurs. When your back is up against the wall, your bank account is empty, and creativity and passion are the only resources you can afford, success is your only option. Here you’ll learn how to tap into that Power of Broke to scrape, hustle, and dream your way to the top.

#68 - The Power of Your Subconscious Mind by Joseph Murphy

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In a nutshell: By understanding how the subconscious mind works, you can learn how your dreams become reality.

#69 - The Road Less Stupid: Advice from the Chairman of the Board by Keith J. Cunningham

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The principles and structure suggested in The Road Less Stupid will enable anyone, (regardless of the size of the business, the currency or the industry) to run their business more effectively, make more money, and dramatically increase the likelihood of keeping that money.

#70 - The Starbucks Experience: 5 Principles for Turning Ordinary Into Extraordinary by Joseph Michelli

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This is a great book on the culture of Starbucks. It really got my gears going regarding how I wanted to treat my employees when my business grows up. This is on my personal list of best books for entrepreneurs. The Starbucks Experience contains a robust blend of home-brewed ingenuity and people-driven philosophies that have made Starbucks one of the world’s “most admired” companies, according to Fortune magazine.

#71 - The Success Principles: How to Get from Where You Are to Where You Want to Be by Jack Canfield

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In The Success Principles, the cocreator of the phenomenal bestselling Chicken Soup for the Soul series, helps you get from where you are to where you want to be, teaching you how to increase your confidence, tackle daily challenges, live with passion and purpose, and realize all your ambitions.

#72 - The Traveler's Gift: Seven Decisions that Determine Personal Success by Andy Andrews

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The Traveler’s Gift offered a modern-day parable of one man’s choices.

#73 - The Ultimate Sales Machine: Turbocharge Your Business with Relentless Focus on 12 Key Strategies by Chet Holmes

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The Ultimate Sales Machine shows you how to tune up and soup up virtually every part of your business by spending just an hour per week on each impact area you want to improve, sales, marketing, management, and more.

#74 - The War of Art: Break Through the Blocks and Win Your Inner Creative Battles by Steven Pressfield

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The War of Art emphasizes the resolve needed to recognize and overcome the obstacles of ambition and then effectively shows how to reach the highest level of creative discipline.

#75 - The Way We're Working Isn't Working: The Four Forgotten Needs That Energize Great Performance by Tony Schwartz

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The Way We’re Working Isn’t Working offers individuals, leaders, and organizations a highly practical, proven set of strategies to better manage the relentlessly rising demands we all face in an increasingly complex world.

#77 - Think Better: An Innovator's Guide to Productive Thinking by Tim Hurson

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Think Better is about Productive Thinking ― why it’s important, how it works, and how to use it at work, at home, and at play.

#78 - Thrive: The Third Metric to Redefining Success and Creating a Life of Well-Being, Wisdom, and Wonder by Arianna Huffington

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In this deeply personal book, Arianna talks candidly about her own challenges with managing time and prioritizing the demands of a career and raising two daughters–of juggling business deadlines and family crises, a harried dance that led to her collapse and to her “aha moment.”

#79 - To Sell is Human: The Surprising Truth About Moving Others by Daniel Pink

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To Sell Is Human offers a fresh look at the art and science of selling. I’m putting my stamp of approval on this one as one of the best books for entrepreneurs.

#80 - Traction: Get a Grip on Your Business by Gino Wickman

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In Traction, you’ll learn the secrets of strengthening the six key components of your business. You’ll discover simple yet powerful ways to run your company that will give you and your leadership team more focus, more growth, and more enjoyment.

#81 - Unlimited Power by Tony Robbins

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If you have ever dreamed of a better life, Unlimited Power will show you how to achieve the extraordinary quality of life you desire and deserve, and how to master your personal and professional life.

#82 - Unthink: Rediscover Your Creative Genius by Erik Wahl

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Unthink pushes us beyond our traditional thought patterns. It will inspire everyone to realize that we are capable of so much more than we have pre-conditioned for.

#83 - What Would Google Do?: Reverse-Engineering the Fastest Growing Company in the History of the World by Jeff Jarvis

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What Would Google Do? is an indispensable manual for survival and success in today’s internet-driven marketplace.

#84 - What’s Really Holding You Back: Closing the Gap Between Where You Are and Where You Want to Be by Valorie Burton

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In this compelling book, life coach Valorie Burton explores the four forces that can free you from the fear, distractions, and obstacles that limit you.

#85 - When: The Scientific Secrets of Perfect Timing by Daniel Pink

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In When, Pink distills cutting-edge research and data on timing and synthesizes them into a fascinating, readable narrative packed with irresistible stories and practical takeaways that give readers compelling insights into how we can live richer, more engaged lives.

#86 - Who Moved My Cheese?: An Amazing Way to Deal with Change in Your Work and in Your Life by Spencer Johnson

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A deceptively simple story to show that when it comes to living in a rapidly changing world, what matters most is your attitude. This is a super short, fun read that’ll have you evaluating the way you think. It’s one of my top recommendations for best books for entrepreneurs.

#87 - Why We Buy: The Science of Shopping by Paco Underhill

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The new Why We Buy is an essential guide that offers advice on how to keep your changing customers and entice new and eager ones.

#88 - Will the Real You Please Stand Up: Show Up, Be Authentic, and Prosper in Social Media by Kim Garst

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In “Will the Real You Please Stand Up”, leading social media expert Kim Garst shares with you the tips, tricks and techniques that have helped her rise to, and stay at the top of the social media world. However, this is NOT a “how to” book on social media. It is something much more powerful. It is a guided journey to discovering the most unstoppable force in nature, something which you already have but just don’t know how to harness and unleash…YOU!

#89 - Working the Room: How to Move People to Action Through Audience-Centered Speaking by Nick Morgan

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Offers a new approach to public speaking based on Greek oratory and modern communications that focuses on a three-part process–content delivery, rehearsal, and delivery–to give an effective speech.

#90 - Worth Every Penny: Build a Business That Thrills Your Customers and Still Charge What You're Worth by Erin Verbeck & Sarah Petty

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With the advice in Worth Every Penny, you will be inspired to live your passion and pass your enthusiasm on to your customers. The result: a profitable business that avoids succumbing to the pressure to discount.

#91 - Yes!: 50 Scientifically Proven Ways to Be Persuasive by Noah J. Goldstein, Steve J. Martin, & Robert B. Cialdini

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Learn how small changes can make a big difference in your powers of persuasion with this New York Times bestselling introduction to fifty scientifically proven techniques for increasing your persuasive powers in business and life.

#92 - Zero to One: Notes on Startups, or How to Build the Future by Peter Thiel

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The great secret of our time is that there are still uncharted frontiers to explore and new inventions to create. In Zero to One, legendary entrepreneur and investor Peter Thiel shows how we can find singular ways to create those new things.

Your Journey is Always Evolving

Your entrepreneurship journey will evolve as you go along. Next year you’ll be in a different place from where you are today. That’s why it’s important to be a lifelong student when you become an entrepreneur. I recommend you bookmark this list of best books for entrepreneurs and refer to it the next time you’re in the market for a new book to read.

Cindy Rodriguez is the host of the Start Fierce Business Podcast. When she’s not interviewing awesome entrepreneurs, she’s working on growing her startup, going to Disney World with her daughter, or reading a book.

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