The best books for Entrepreneurs​

In 2016 I discovered Audible, and this totally changed my life. 

I believe that in this day and age, when we have access to the world’s most brilliant minds in our smartphones, it’s almost crime not to listen to them. 

These minds are all accessible through audiobooks.

“Our success follows our level of personal growth. Not the other way around”
– Hal Elrod, The Miracle Morning

I’m happy to share with your this list of the most influential books that I’ve read over the past couple of years. 

Books that I think are important for any entrepreneur looking for personal growth in all aspects of his/her life.

“The average founder/CEO reads 60 books a year”
– Grant Cardone, The 10x Rule

Most of these links are in Audible format, because that’s how I like to consume my books, but you can easily find the hardcover there in Amazon if you’d like.

I tried to segment them based on their influence on me… so it’s personal but honest segmentation that you might find valuable. 

Ready? Here goes…

Read this YESTERDAY!

The 10X Rule, Grant Cardone
This is THE BEST BOOK I’ve read and it totally shifted my mind on success and on my commitment to my success. It holds principles like “Massive Action” and “Commit First Carry out Later” and many more and really breaks down so many important things that we need to learn and re-wire our brain accordingly.. This book is IMO the best business book I’ve ever read.

Building a StoryBrand, Donald Miller
SHORT. SIMPLE. PERFECT! This is a great book! Just read it and you won’t regret it.

Think and Grow Rich, Napoleon Hill

The Secret to Success, Eric Thomas

TED Talks, Chris Anderson

Fish Out of Water, Calvin Wayman

How to Get and Stay Motivated, Grant Cardone

Sell or Be Sold: How to Get Your Way in Business and in Life, Grant Cardone

Rich Dad Poor Dad, Robert T. Kiyosaki

You Are a Badass at Making Money, Jen Sincero
OR
Secrets of the Millionaire Mind, Harv Eker

The Presentation Secrets of Steve Jobs, Carmine Gallo

Own the Day, Own Your Life, Aubrey Marcus

4 Hour Work Week, Tim Ferriss

#AskGaryVee, Gary Vaynerchuk

The Miracle Morning, Hal Elrod

Built to Sell, John Warrillow

Ready, Fire, Aim, Michael Masterson

Pitch Anything, Oren Klaff

Exactly What to Say, Phil M. Jones

The Five Love Languages: The Secret to Love That Lasts
What’s an entrepreneur without a healthy relationship with his/her spouse? :)

The Awakened Family, Dr Shefali Tsabary

Deep Work, Cal Newport

Profit First, Mike Michalowicz

Do You Talk Funny?, David Nihill

Awesome Reads

I Can’t Make This Up, Kevin Hart
FUNNY AS HELL!! And a great story!

Extreme Ownership, Jocko Willink, Leif Babin
Maybe it’s because I’ve been to the army, but I really connected to their stories and love the connection between military and entrepreneurship. I can see how this plays a role in my life.

The Total Money Makeover, Dave Ramsey

Total Recall, Arnold Schwarzenegger

Be Obsessed or Be Average, Grant Cardone

Contagious, Jonah Berger

Principles, Ray Dalio

The Thank You Economy, Gary Vaynerchuk

12 Rules for Life, Jordan B. Peterson

Crushing It!, Gary Vaynerchuk

How to Write a Book, David Kadavy

Smart Money Smart Kids, Dave Ramsey, Rachel Cruze

Rise and Grind, Daymond John

More Great Ones

Disrupt You!, Jay Samit

The Diamond Cutter, Geshe Michael Roach, Lama Christie McNally

Stealing Fire, Steven Kotler, Jamie Wheal

I Will Teach You to Be Rich, Ramit Sethi

Rich Dad’s Guide to Investing, Robert T. Kiyosaki

The Obstacle Is the Way, Ryan Holiday

The 7 Habits of Highly Effective People, Stephen R. Covey

Made to Stick, Chip Heath, Dan Heath

The Millionaire Booklet, Grant Cardone

Lost and Founder, Rand Fishkin

Crush It!, Gary Vaynerchuk

Essentialism, Greg McKeown

The ONE Thing, Gary Keller, Jay Papasan
I Call bullshit on the glorification of the “ONE THING”. As much as I agree with the notion that you need to focus and have priorities – and this book has some real gems in it – I think that the concept of this book has caused more damage than good for most millennial entrepreneurs. “I want it all – and I can have it all!” should be our calling.

The Art of Work, Jeff Goins

Purchased, but Haven’t listened to them yet:

Man’s Search for Meaning, Viktor E. Frankl

Abundance, Steven Kotler, Peter H. Diamandis

The Coaching Habit, Michael Bungay Stanier

Unshakeable, Tony Robbins

Peak Performance, Brad Stulberg, Steve Magness

The Tibetan Book of Living and Dying, Sogyal Rinpoche

On Writing, Stephen King

The Power of Consistency, Weldon Long

The Influential Mind, Tali Sharot

Love Yourself Like Your Life Depends On It, Kamal Ravikant

The Greatest Salesman in the World, Og Mandino

Choose Yourself!, James Altucher

The Power of Positive Thinking, Norman Vincent Peale

As a Man Thinketh, James Allen

Rocket Fuel, Gino Wickman, Mark C. Winters

Humans Working: Why Culture and Mindset Beat Strategy, Naphtali Visser

Rework, Jason Fried, David Heinemeier Hansson

The Book of Joy, Dalai Lama

The Big Leap, Gay Hendricks

Brainfluence: 100 Ways to Persuade and Convince Consumers with Neuromarketing, Roger Dooley

Eight Mindful Steps to Happiness, Bhante Henepola Gunarantana

Yours Truly,

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