The Best Business Books You'll Ever Read (In My Opinion) - June 2019

I understand. Reading books can take a lot of time, and you want to make sure you’re reading the right ones, and not wasting your time. That’s why i’ve compiled this list, so you can skip straight to the action and read the books that are most relevant to you becoming successful in business and in your entrepreneurship career!

I thought I hated reading. But the truth was that I thoroughly enjoyed reading things that interested me, not the boring textbooks that I was forced to stare at and retain almost no information from.

I realized that I got more knowledge out of the books I read than any class I had taken in school.

Maybe because it was relevant to what I was trying to do, or maybe because I didn’t pay the most attention in school, but the result was the same.

These books will help you grow in your life, in your career, and in anything you do.

The ones at the top are my personal favorites, but all contain valuable knowledge.

Yes, some of these are screenwriting books. They will teach you about the importance of telling a story, and how to tell it. Besides, who knows when you may want to write a screenplay some day?

I will be constantly updating this list as I read more and more. Feel free to comment suggestions below!

★’s = How much I recommend each book

(you should probably read all of these, but read the 5 Stars first)

  1. How to Win Friends and Influence People — Dale Carnegie — ★★★★★

  2. Influence — Robert B. Cialdini — ★★★★★

  3. Think and Grow Rich — Napoleon Hill — ★★★★★

  4. Rich Dad Poor Dad — Robert Kiyosaki — ★★★★★

  5. Extreme Ownership — Jocko WiIlink & Leif Babin — ★★★★★

  6. The Richest Man in Babylon — George S. Clason — ★★★★★

  7. What They Don’t Teach You at Harvard Business School — Mark H. McCormack — ★★★★★

  8. Predictable Revenue — Aaron Ross — ★★★★★

  9. Unlimited Power — Tony Robbins — ★★★★★

  10. Good to Great — Jim Collins — ★★★★★

  11. Awaken the Giant Within — Tony Robbins — ★★★★

  12. My Life in Advertising — Claude C. Hopkins — ★★★★

  13. Scientific Advertising — Claude C. Hopkins — ★★★★

  14. Rework — Jason Fried & David Heinemeier Hansson — ★★★★

  15. Thank You for Arguing — Jay Heinrichs — ★★★★

  16. Built to Last — Jim Collins — ★★★★★

  17. The Lean Startup — Eric Ries — ★★★★

  18. Zero to One — Peter Thiel — ★★★★★

  19. Outliers — Malcolm Gladwell — ★★★★★

  20. David & Goliath — Malcolm Gladwell — ★★★★★

  21. The 80/20 Principle and 92 Other Powerful Laws of Nature — Richard Koch — ★★★★★

  22. The 80/20 Principle — Richard Koch — ★★★★★

  23. Sell it Like Serhant — Ryan Serhant — ★★★★★

  24. The Dip — Seth Godin — ★★★★

  25. Elon Musk — Ashlee Vance — ★★★★

  26. Steve Jobs — Walter Isaacson — ★★★★

  27. Screenplay — Syd Field — ★★★★

  28. Save the Cat! — Blake Snyder — ★★★★★

  29. How to Write a Good Advertisement — Victor Schwab — ★★★★

  30. Click Millionaires — Scott Fox — ★★★

  31. Building a Storybrand — Donald Miller — ★★★★

  32. You can Negotiate Anything — Herb Cohen — ★★★★

  33. Start Your Own Corporation — Garrett Sutton — ★★★

  34. Jurassic Park — Michael Crichton — ★★★★★ (My all-time favorite novel)