50 Books Entrepreneurs Must Read

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Are you constantly searching for the next best book to read? Today, I present a list of 50 books entrepreneurs must read. It is by no means an exhaustive list, but contains titles from top leaders in the business world. These exceptional entrepreneurs have a lot to share from their experiences. We can all use a few tips here and there, and these pages are filled with actionable advice to boost any business.

The life of an entrepreneur is filled with new things to try and fresh paths to take. Reading is one of the best ways that any entrepreneur can learn and grow to be able to meet the challenges along the way. The lessons of others’ trials and successes can be invaluable when applied to our own journeys. Even in our day of podcasts and video courses, there is just no fitting substitute for the depth and breadth of a good book.

Throughout my entrepreneurial career, I have been reading 15-20 books every year in order to continue my learning cycle. I have read most of the books below and the others are on my never ending list of recommendations from other entrepreneurs I have the honor of knowing and learning from.

Without further ado, here is my list of 50 books every entrepreneur must read:

The Third Wave by Steve Case

The Clash of Cultures by Jack Bogle

Deep Work: Rules for Focused Success in a Distracted World by Cal Newport

Think and Grow Rich by Napoleon Hill

Stress Test by Timothy Geithner

Rework by Jason Fried

The Outsiders: Eight Unconventional CEOs and Their Radically Rational Blueprint for Success by William Thorndike Jr.

The Power to Compete: An Economist and an Entrepreneur on Revitalizing Japan in the Global Economy by Ryoichi Mikitani and Hiroshi Mikitani

Mindset: The New Psychology of Success by Carol S. Dweck

How to Win Friends and Influence People by Dale Carnegie

The Bully Pulpit by Doris Kearns Goodwin

Business Adventures by John Brooks

Unshakeable by Tony Robbins

All In by Bill Green

Tools of Titans by Tim Ferriss

Shoe Dog by Phil Knight

The War of Art by Steven Pressfield

Disrupted by Dan Lyons

The Fountainhead by Ayn Rand

Idea to Execution by Ari Meisel and Nick Sonnenberg

The Effective Executive: The Definitive Guide to Getting the Right Things Done by Peter F. Drucker

Be Obsessed Or Be Average by Grant Cardone

The E-Myth Revisited by Michael E. Gerber

Influence: The Psychology of Persuasion by Robert B Cialdini

The Pumpkin Plan: A Simple Strategy to Grow a Remarkable Business in Any Field by Mike Michalowicz

The 4-Hour Workweek by Timothy Ferriss

Essentialism by Greg McKeown

Uncommon Genius: How Great Ideas are Born by Denise Shekerjian

The Lean Startup by Eric Ries

The One Thing by Gary Keller

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

The Compound Effect by Darren Hardy

Atlas Shrugged by Ayn Rand

How Not to Be Wrong: The Power of Mathematical Thinking by Jordan Ellenberg

Start With Why by Simon Sinek

Grit by Angela Duckworth

Pivot by Jenny Blake

Big Magic by Elizabeth Gilbert

Smarter Faster Better: The Transformative Power of Real Productivity by Charles Duhigg

The Slight Edge by Jeff Olson

The Power of Broke by Daymond John

The Gospel of Wealth by Andrew Carnegie

The Code of the Extraordinary Mind by Vishen Lakhiani

The Innovator’s Dilemma by Clayton M. Christensen

Originals by Adam Grant

Call Me Ted by Ted Turner

Hustle by Neil Patel, Patrick Vlaskovits, and Jonas Koffler

Building the Internet of Things by Maciej Kranz

Thinking, Fast and Slow by Daniel Kahneman

Inevitable Illusions: How Mistakes of Reason Rule Our Minds by Massimo Piattelli-Palmarini


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Continuous learning is a huge part of the life of an entrepreneur. Every successful entrepreneur that I know is in the middle of 3 to 5 books at any given point. It would take a lifetime to get through all the great books out there on business and productivity. But just one book at a time is a good start. Pick up one of these 50 books every entrepreneur must read today and begin your upward entrepreneurial journey.


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