Here, we tried to rank the best of the best in business books category, which will definitely help you a lot, but to be completely honest, what book works for some of you would be terrible advice for others. That’s why we decided to list 10 books that we read when we were all at the beginning of our journey and that we found valuable.
It’s not a top 10, it’s a list of books that we think have nuggets of gold within their pages. If you’re looking to expand your library these are a great place to start. We believe that depending on what points you’re at in your journey you should adjust your reading material. So you increase your chances of moving forward with your current projects. The following list covers a wide range of ways of thinking about life and business so make sure you pick the ones that would have the biggest impact on your life right now.
List of motivational books you should read
1. Think and Grow Rich by Napoleon Hill
This book is basically the pillar of which all other business books were built. While the book’s title and much of the text concerns, increased income, the author insists that the philosophy taught in the book can help people succeed in any line of work to do and be anything they can imagine.
Napoleon Hill was the protege of Andrew Carnegie one of the richest people to ever live. This masterpiece of a book is the result of 20 years of study of many individuals who had amassed personal fortunes and what common traits they share perfectly structured. Don’t be put off by the fact that this is an older book if you haven’t read it do it.
2. The Secret by Rhonda Byrne
If you’ve never read a business book in your life, but feel you want to be successful, you should read this.
This book is based on positive thinking, but we never shied away from saying that positive thinking is not enough and we still stand by that, but if you’re just getting started you’ve decided to follow your passion and you’re just starting to read self-help books, The Secret is the perfect place to begin with. They focus exclusively on mindset and if you’re not able to get your mindset right there’s no need for you to study advanced strategies or business models
Read the book, apply it and see what happens.
3. Rich Dad Poor Dad by Robert Kiyosaki
when you’re ready to start your financial journey, you should read this book for sure. This is the first book that we read which truly made an impact into the way we look at life and what it means to achieve financial freedom. It teaches the importance of cash flow and is the perfect place to start understanding the difference between assets and liabilities.
The entire business community seems to agree that it’s one of the best business books ever written.
4. The Intelligent Investor by Benjamin Graham
When you’re thinking of investing in the stock market, this book will provide you guidance. The author Benjamin Graham was the mentor and main inspiration of Warren Buffett. You know him, the third richest person in the world right now.
In the intelligence investor, Graham teaches the vital elements of value investing, if you want to go into the stock market, this is an essential book for you to read.
5. MONEY Master the Game by Tony Robbins
When money starts coming in and you want to know what to do with it, you should read this book.
Tony Robbins might just be the richest self-help coach in the world right now and no matter how you feel about him, Money Master the Game is an incredible book, which we definitely recommend. If you are living in a developed country the USA especially you have to read this book.
The book breaks down and simplifies the process of securing your financial future in a way everyone can understand. And the beauty is the advice in it doesn’t just come from Tony but from people who are at the pinnacle of Wealth Management. People like Ray Dalio whom you never could have gotten access to otherwise. Tony is leveraging the connections he’s built throughout his life to share the strategies of the super-wealthy.
6. The 4-Hour Workweek by Tim Ferriss
When you feel like you need a fresh new start, because your life is passing you by, Tim Ferriss book is to go with, especially because it has to do with how we built our own business model.
The book tackles the idea of location independence where you can travel the world, make a lot of money and live your life to the fullest. It’s one of those rare books that comes once in a while which dramatically redefines everything. People have taught you becoming a millionaire was never easier than it is today and the 4-hour workweek is definitely a great stepping stone in the right direction.
7. The Millionaire Fastlane by M. J. DeMarco
This book by MJ DeMarco is less known than the rest, but we wanted to include it because it actively dismisses all the popular books
It goes hard and deep into every major book on this list and the arguments are strong. It showcases his personal story and this might be the right strategy for those who think go big or go home.
We definitely recommend checking it out.
8. The Power of Habit by Charles Duhigg
When you feel like you’re procrastinating all the time, this book will provide guidance.
You know, habits are what makes or breaks us. right? well Charles Duhigg book dives right into the science of how habits are created and how to alter them to your personal gains
The stories that do hey guys knitted together are all fascinating in their own right, but take on an added dimension when wedded to his extermination of habits. If you are struggling with bad habits and looking to acquire better ones then this is the book for you.
9. How to Win Friends and Influence People by Dale Carnegie
When you feel that you’re never taking seriously by others and don’t know how to build real relations with anybody, this book is a lifesaver.
This is another one of the classics Dale Carnegie’s masterpiece which breaks down the fundamentals of how humans work and what it takes to make them like you. In it you’ll learn how to handle people, how to make them interested in you, how to bring them over to your way of thinking, how to change people without offending them and how to be happier at home.
It might sound like a lot but this is one of those books that will apply to everyday life
10. The $100 Startup by Chris Guillebeau
When you want to start a business but you feel like you don’t have enough money to do it , you should read this book. This book looks at how you can establish a lucrative business without spending more than $100. There are so many businesses that have been quite successful without any serious seed money
This book is filled with case studies and gets right to the point.
Honorable Mentions :
Well, there are many more gems you can check out. Here are some more books to consider:
- Crucial Conversations by Kerry Patterson, Joseph Grenny, Ron McMillan, and Al Switzler.
- The Millionaire Next Door by Thomas J. Stanley and William D. Danko.
- The E-Myth Revisited by Michael E. Gerber.
- The 10X Rule by Grant Cardone.
- Zero to One by Blake Masters and Peter Thiel.