36 Best Business Books Entrepreneurs & Professionals

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No one instinctively knows how to build a business. They either throw themselves into the role as a first-time leader or they begin inside a classroom at the growing number of colleges and universities now catering to entrepreneurs’ needs. 

Listed below are 36 of the best business books for entrepreneurs and professionals:

1.    Tools of Titans: The Tactics, Routines, and Habits of Billionaires, Icons, and World-Class Performers by Tim Ferriss.

2.    Outliers: The Story of Success by Malcolm Gladwell.

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

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

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

6.    Start with Why: How Great Leaders Inspire Everyone to Take Action by Simon Sinek.

7.    The Lean Startup: How today’s Entrepreneurs Use Continuous Innovation to Create Radically Successful Businesses by Eric Ries.

8.    The Subtle Art of Not Giving a F*ck: A Counterintuitive Approach to Living a Good Life by Mark Manson.

9.    The Hard Thing About Hard Things: Building a Business When There Are No Easy Answers by Ben Horowitz.

10.   The Power of Habit: Why We Do What We Do in Life and Business By Charles Duhigg.

11.   So Good They Can’t Ignore You: Why Skills Trump Passion in the Quest for Work You Love by Cal Newport.

12.   Money Master the Game: 7 Simple Steps to Financial Freedom by Tony Robbins.

13.   Never Split the Difference: Negotiating As If Your Life Depended On It by Chris Voss and TahlRaz.

14.   Zero to One: Notes on Startups, or How to Build the Future by Peter Thiel and Blake Masters.

15.    The Tipping Point: How Little Things Can Make a Big Difference by Malcolm Gladwell.

16.   Extreme Ownership: How U.S. Navy SEALs Lead and Win by Jocko Willink and Leif Babin.

17.   Hooked: How to Build Habit-Forming Products by NirEyal.

18.   Hooked: How to Build Habit-Forming Products by NirEyal.

19.   How to Win Friends & Influence People by Dale Carnegie.

20.   The Personal MBA: Master the Art of Business by Josh Kaufman.

21.   Choose Yourself! Be Happy, Make Millions, Live the Dream by James Altucher.

22.   Purple Cow, New Edition: Transform Your Business by Being Remarkable by Seth Godin.

23.   Influence: The Psychology of Persuasion by Robert B. Cialdini.

24.   Rich Dad Poor Dad: What The Rich Teach Their Kids About Money That the Poor and Middle Class Do Not! by Robert T. Kiyosaki.

25.   What If It Does Work Out?: Turn your passion into cash, make an impact in the world and live the life you were born to by Susie Moore.

26.   Decisive: How to Make Better Choices in Life and Work by Chip and Dan Heath.

27.   Startup Opportunities: Know When to Quit Your Day Job by Sean Wise and Brad Feld.

28.   Getting Past No: Negotiating in Difficult Situations by William Ury.

29.   Essentialism: The Disciplined Pursuit of Less by Greg McKeown.

30.   Virtuous Leadership by Alexandre Havard.

31.   The Secret to Success: When You Want to Succeed as Bad as You Want to Breathe by Eric Thomas.

32.   The Entrepreneur Mind: 100 Essential Beliefs, Characteristics, and Habits of Elite Entrepreneurs by Kevin D. Johnson.

33.   The Ten-Day MBA 4th Ed.: A Step-by-Step Guide to Mastering the Skills Taught In America’s Top Business Schools by Steven A. Silbiger.

34.   Originals: How Non-Conformists Move the World by Adam Grant.

35.   What I Wish I Knew When I Was 20: A Crash Course on Making Your Place in the World by Tina Seelig.

36.   The Social History of the Machine Gun by John Ellis.

Conclusion:

Every entrepreneur needs an active reading list. After all, books are one of the most valuable knowledge resources. The challenge, however, is sifting through and finding the right material. Find something that will not only resonate with you and inspire you to aim higher but will also guide you through that process as well.

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