Business Books – Our Top 50 Recommended

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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.

    1. Rich Dad, Poor Dad – Robert Kiyosaki
    2. The School of Greatness: A Real World Guide to Living Bigger, Loving Deeper and Leaving a Legacy – Lewis Howes
    3. The Power of Ambition: Unleashing the Conquering Drive Within You – Jim Rohn
    4. You Were Born Rich – Bob Proctor
    5. The 10X Rule – Grant Cardone
    6. Oversubscribed: How to get People Lining up to do Business With You – Daniel Priestly
    7. High Performance Habits: How Extraordinary People Become That Way – Brendan Burchard
    8. Crushing It! How Great Entrepreneurs Build their Business and Influence and How You Can Too – Gary Veynerchuck
    9. Start With Why: How Great Leaders Inspire Everyone to Take Action – Simon Sinek
    10. Purple Cow – Seth Godin
    11. The 5 Second Rule – Mel Robins
    12. Entrepreneur Revolution: How to Develop an Entreprenuerial Mindset and Start a Business That Works – Daniel Preistly
    13. Key Person of Influence – Daniel Preistly
    14. Build a Brand in 30 Days – Simon Middleton
    15. Unlimitted Power – Anthony Robbins
    16. Business Biographies and Memoirs: 6 Manuscripts, Jeff Bezos, Bill Gates, Steve JobsElon Musk, Jack Ma, Richard Branson – J. R. MacGregor
    17. The 7 Habits of Highly Effective People – Stephen R Covey
    18. How to Win Friends and Influence People – Dale Carnegie
    19. The Infinite Game – Simon Sinek
    20. Think and Grow Rich – Napoleon Hill
    21. Take Control of Your Life: How to Silence Fear and Win the Mental Game – Mel Robbins
    22. You Are A Bad Ass: How to Stop Doubting Your Greatness and Start Living an Awesome Life – Jen Sincero
    23. Rebel Ideas: The Power of Diverse Thinking – Mathew Syed
    24. How To Own The World – Andrew Craig
    25. The Fear Bubble: Harness Fear and Live Without Limits – Ant Middleton
    26. Sack Your Boss: The Ultimate Guide to Escape Your 9-5 – Christian Rodwell
    27. What it Takes: Life in the Pursuit of Excellence – Stephen A. Schwarzman
    28. Money: Know More, Make More, Give More – Rob Moore
    29. The Ultimate Small Business Marketing Book – Dee Blick
    30. Make Your Mondays Matter – Jo James
    31. How to Sell on Amazon in 2020: 7 FBA Secrets that Turn Beginners into Best Sellers – Matt Voss
    32. Believe, Build, Become.: How to Supercharge Your Career – Debbie Wosskow
    33. Making Your Mark: How I built a Fortune from £1.50 and You Can Too – Mark Mills
    34. The Lean Startup – Eric Ries
    35. Everything is Figure Outable – Marie Forleo
    36. The Joy of Work – Bruce Daisley
    37. Getting Things Done – David Allen
    38. The Fifth Discipline – Peter Senge
    39. Good To Great: Why Some Companies Make the Leap and Others Don’t- James C. Collins
    40. The Tipping Point: How Little Things Can Make a Big Difference – Malcolm Caldwell
    41. The Power of Habit: Why We Do What We Do in Life and Business – Charles Duhigg
    42. The E-Myth Revisited – Michael E. Gerber
    43. The One Thing: The Surprisingly Simple Truth Behind Extraordinary Results – Gary Keller
    44. Oh, The Places You’ll Go – Dr Seuss
    45. Titan: The Life of John D. Rockerfella Sr – Ron Chernow
    46. Steve Jobs: The Unauthorized Autobiography – J.T.Owens
    47. Zero to One: Notes on Startups or How to Build The Future – Peter Thiel
    48. Year of Yes – Shonda Rhimes
    49. Secrets of the Millionaire Mind: Mastering The Inner Game of Wealth – T. Harv Eker
    50. 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.


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