A List of Epic Books Every Entrepreneur Should Read

BOOKS! They're wonderful to read and hold such powerful, inspiring, though-provoking, educational ideas and information within them. There are SO many fantastic books out there, although I'm only listing ones I have personally read and recommend. In each section I've listed them in order of personal preference, and I've also made a top 10 for those short on time. Enjoy!

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TOP 10

  • Principles by Ray Dalio
  • Think & Grow Rich by Napoleon Hill
  • How To Win Friends and Influence People by Dale Carnegie
  • The Lean Startup by Eric Ries
  • Nail It Then Scale It! by Paul Ahlstrom & Nathan Furr
  • The #AskGaryVee Book by Gary Vaynerchuk
  • Zero to One by Peter Thiel 
  • The E Myth Revisited by Michael Gerber
  • Built to Sell by John Warrilow
  • The Art of Creative Thinking by Rod Judkins


  • Crush It by Gary Vaynerchuk
  • The Personal MBA by Josh Kaufman
  • Sell or be Sold by Grant Cardone
  • Good to Great by Jim Collins
  • Unprofessional by Jack Delosa
  • Start With Why by Simon Sinek
  • The 4 Hour Work Week by Tim Ferriss
  • 6 Months to 6 Figures by Peter Voogd
  • 1 Minute Manager by Kenneth Blanchard
  • The Midas Touch by Robert Kiyosaki
  • Tribes by Seth Godin
  • The Launch Pad by Randall Stross 
  • Like a Virgin by Richard Branson
  • How to Be Rich by Paul Getty
  • The ONE Thing by Gary Keller
  • Hackers & Painters by Paul Graham
  • How to Build a Billion Dollar App by George Berkowski
  • The Hard Thing About Hard Things by Ben Horowitz
  • Myths of Innovation by Scott Berkun
  • How I Raised Myself From Failure To Success in Selling by Frank Bettger
  • Starbucks Experience by Joseph Michelli
  • Third Circle Theory by Pejman Ghadimi
  • Screw It Let’s Do It by Richard Branson
  • Built to Last by Jim Collins
  • Do Cool Sh*t by Miki Agrawal


  • Permission Marketing by Seth Godin
  • Jab, Jab, Jab, Right Hook by Gary Vaynerchuk
  • The Thank You Economy by Gary Vaynerchuk
  • What Made You Think of That? by Gary Bertwhistle
  • Back of a Napkin by Dan Roam
  • The Art of Social Media by Guy Kawasaki
  • Dotcom Secrets by Russel Brunson
  • Expert Secrets by Russel Brunson
  • Trust Me, I'm Lying by Ryan Holiday
  • The Idea Generator by Ken Hudson
  • Oversubscribed by Daniel Priestly
  • Who Stole My Mojo? by Gary Bertwhistle
  • Purple Cow by Seth Godin
  • The Tipping Point by Malcolm Gladwell
  • Hey Whipple, Squeeze This! by Luke Sullivan


  • Rich Dad Poor Dad by Robert Kiyosaki
  • The Richest Man in Babylon by George Clason
  • Rich Dad’s Guide to Investing by Robert Kiyosaki
  • Money: Master the Game by Tony Robbins
  • Unshakeable by Tony Robbins
  • Retire Young, Retire Rich by Robert Kiyosaki
  • One Up on Wall Street by Peter Lynch
  • Teach Yourself About Shares by Roger Kinsky
  • 0 to 130 Properties in 3.5 Years by Steve McKnight
  • 50 Economics Ideas You Really Need to Know by Edmund Conway


  • Relentless by Tim Grover
  • The Leader Who Had No Title by Robin Sharma
  • 7 Habits of Highly Effective People by Stephen Covey
  • Awaken the Giant Within by Tony Robbins
  • Outliers: The Story of Success by Malcolm Gladwell
  • Secrets to Success by Eric Thomas
  • How to Be a Winner by Zig Ziglar
  • Success Through a Positive Mental Attitude by Napoleon Hill
  • Don't Sweat the Small Stuff: and It's All Small Stuff by Richard Carlson
  • The Miracle Morning by Hal Elrod
  • The Psychology of Winning by Dr. Denis Waitley
  • How to Stop Worrying and Start Living by Dale Carnegie
  • 18 Minutes by Peter Bregman


  • Shoe Dog by Phil Knight
  • Losing My Virginity by Richard Branson
  • Elon Musk by Ashlee Vance
  • The 50th Law by 50 Cent and Robert Greene
  • The Everything Store by Brad Stone.
  • The Autobiography of Benjamin Franklin
  • The Google Story by David Vise
  • Inside Steve's Brain by Leander Kahney

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There's quite a few on the list, but jump in and get started! Every book is worth checking out and I'm exciting for what you're about to learn. Happy reading!


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