If you have landed on this page, it is most likely due to you wanting to read some books that may help you in business. Books are a great way of gaining information and learning, and, when you are in business the one thing you always want to be doing is learning and growing as you go. At first there is so much information to absorb and learning to be done just to get your business started and running smoothly. Then you are going to want to learn how to take it further and make it better and the best way for you to do this is by continually learning.
You’ve probably heard that some top CEO’s can read a book a week on average. That is a whopping 52 books a year!! Considering that the average book takes about 6-8 hours to read that is roughly 312 – 416 hours or 39 – 52 working days if you take a working day as being 8 hours long. That is like dedicating one whole day per week solely to read a book. Now, while this would be great, especially if you love reading it is a huge chunk of time taken away from working on your business.
Please don’t worry, when you are first starting out you will have neither the time nor money to be reading a book a week. (Unless you are devoting every waking hour to your new venture) When first starting it is more important to be reading what is relevant to you and your new business venture, gradually gaining knowledge as you go.
It is also worth noting that not everyone actually buys books or reads these days. Though I will invest in some hard copies of books if I think I will use them either for reference or read them several times.
With many items being available in digital format it is easy to have your whole library in the palm of your hand. Many of us now own Kindles or other reading devices and some even have adopted the spoken word as a way of consuming our books.
I actually use all formats depending on what I am reading and if I will read the book more than once and depending on which formats the books are available in.
These days I tend to listen to my books as I find this a much more convenient way to fit books into my life. I use Audible from Amazon as my whole library is kept safe online and a book can be downloaded and ready to listen to in just a few minutes. This is great as you can listen while exercising, driving or doing daily chores around the house. I love how I am able to multi-task using this method.
Here at work up online we have compiled a list of our top 50, in no particular order and consisting of both newly published and older reading staples of the business and Entrepreneur world. These are in no particular order and you should start by reading what is most relevant to you at this time.
If you do use E books or Audible or buy hard copies of your books online it may be worthwhile adding some of these books to your wishlist or make sure you come back to the site whenever you need to look for a new read.
- Rich Dad, Poor Dad – Robert Kiyosaki
- The School of Greatness: A Real World Guide to Living Bigger, Loving Deeper and Leaving a Legacy – Lewis Howes
- The Power of Ambition: Unleashing the Conquering Drive Within You – Jim Rohn
- You Were Born Rich – Bob Proctor
- The 10X Rule – Grant Cardone
- Oversubscribed: How to get People Lining up to do Business With You – Daniel Priestly
- High Performance Habits: How Extraordinary People Become That Way – Brendan Burchard
- Crushing It! How Great Entrepreneurs Build their Business and Influence and How You Can Too – Gary Veynerchuck
- Start With Why: How Great Leaders Inspire Everyone to Take Action – Simon Sinek
- Purple Cow – Seth Godin
- The 5 Second Rule – Mel Robins
- Entrepreneur Revolution: How to Develop an Entreprenuerial Mindset and Start a Business That Works – Daniel Preistly
- Key Person of Influence – Daniel Preistly
- Build a Brand in 30 Days – Simon Middleton
- Unlimitted Power – Anthony Robbins
- Business Biographies and Memoirs: 6 Manuscripts, Jeff Bezos, Bill Gates, Steve JobsElon Musk, Jack Ma, Richard Branson – J. R. MacGregor
- The 7 Habits of Highly Effective People – Stephen R Covey
- How to Win Friends and Influence People – Dale Carnegie
- The Infinite Game – Simon Sinek
- Think and Grow Rich – Napoleon Hill
- Take Control of Your Life: How to Silence Fear and Win the Mental Game – Mel Robbins
- You Are A Bad Ass: How to Stop Doubting Your Greatness and Start Living an Awesome Life – Jen Sincero
- Rebel Ideas: The Power of Diverse Thinking – Mathew Syed
- How To Own The World – Andrew Craig
- The Fear Bubble: Harness Fear and Live Without Limits – Ant Middleton
- Sack Your Boss: The Ultimate Guide to Escape Your 9-5 – Christian Rodwell
- What it Takes: Life in the Pursuit of Excellence – Stephen A. Schwarzman
- Money: Know More, Make More, Give More – Rob Moore
- The Ultimate Small Business Marketing Book – Dee Blick
- Make Your Mondays Matter – Jo James
- How to Sell on Amazon in 2020: 7 FBA Secrets that Turn Beginners into Best Sellers – Matt Voss
- Believe, Build, Become.: How to Supercharge Your Career – Debbie Wosskow
- Making Your Mark: How I built a Fortune from £1.50 and You Can Too – Mark Mills
- The Lean Startup – Eric Ries
- Everything is Figure Outable – Marie Forleo
- The Joy of Work – Bruce Daisley
- Getting Things Done – David Allen
- The Fifth Discipline – Peter Senge
- Good To Great: Why Some Companies Make the Leap and Others Don’t- James C. Collins
- The Tipping Point: How Little Things Can Make a Big Difference – Malcolm Caldwell
- The Power of Habit: Why We Do What We Do in Life and Business – Charles Duhigg
- The E-Myth Revisited – Michael E. Gerber
- The One Thing: The Surprisingly Simple Truth Behind Extraordinary Results – Gary Keller
- Oh, The Places You’ll Go – Dr Seuss
- Titan: The Life of John D. Rockerfella Sr – Ron Chernow
- Steve Jobs: The Unauthorized Autobiography – J.T.Owens
- Zero to One: Notes on Startups or How to Build The Future – Peter Thiel
- Year of Yes – Shonda Rhimes
- Secrets of the Millionaire Mind: Mastering The Inner Game of Wealth – T. Harv Eker
- The Success Principles:How to Get From Where You Are to Where You Want to Be – Jack Canfield
Now we hope you are able to manage your way through some of this list and gain some of the insights we have about both ourselves and business and have an enjoyable and enriching experience along the way.