Books

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List of Must-Read (Entrepreneur Business) Books

The $100 Startup: Reinvent the Way you make a living, do what you love, and create a new future.

The Personal MBA: Master the Art of Business

Hoover’s Vision: Original Thinking for Business Success (My Personal Favorite)

The Innovator’s Dilemma 2011 2013

The Portable MBA in Entrepreneurship

Business Adventures: Twenty Classic Tales from the World of Wall Street (Bill Gate’s Favorite)

Making Ideas Happen: Overcoming the obstacles between vision and reality

Manage your Day-to-Day: Build your routine, find your focus, and sharpen your creative mine

Maximize your potential: Grow your expertise, take bold risks & build an incredible career

What Got You Here Won’t Get You There: How Successful People become more Successful

First, Break all the Rules: What the World’s greatest managers do differently

Now, Discover your Strengths

How to Build a Successful Consulting Practice

Upstarts

Nudge: Improving Decisions about Health, Wealth, and Happiness

Why We Make Mistakes

Influence: Science and Practice (A Must READ)

Rise of the Naked Economy: How to Benefit from the changing Workplace

The 22 Immutable Laws of Branding

The 22 Immutable Laws of Marketing

Made to Stick: Why some ideas survive and others die

Switch: How to change things when change is hard

Decisive: How to make better choices in life and work

Who Moved My Cheese?

The 2020 Workplace

The Lean Startup

The E-myth Revisited

The Four Steps to the Epiphany

Venture Deals

Big Bang Disruption

Hackers and Painters

Founders at Work: Stories of Startups’ Early Days

The Wisdom of Failure

Ignore Everybody

Entrepreneurial DNA

What the Most Successful People do before Breakfast

What the Most Successful People do on the weekends

Emotional Equations

The Click Moment: Seizing Opportunity in an Unpredictable World

Street Smarts: An All-Purpose Tool Kit for Entrepreneurs


Creating Positions of Power

The Power Broker: Robert Moses and the Fall of New York

Master Of The Senate: The Years of Lyndon Johnson

48 Laws of Power

The 33 Strategies of War

Mastery

Power: Why Some People have it and Others Don’t


Hiring Practices

Are You Smart Enough to Work at Google?: Trick Questions, Zen-like Riddles, Insanely Difficult Puzzles, and Other Devious Interviewing Techniques You … Know to Get a Job Anywhere in the New Economy

The Google Resume: How to Prepare for a Career and Land a Job at Apple, Microsoft, Google, or any Top Tech Company

How Would You Move Mount Fuji?: Microsoft’s Cult of the Puzzle — How the World’s Smartest Companies Select the Most Creative Thinkers

The Rare Find: Spotting Exceptional Talent Before Everyone Else


Personal Development

How to Win Friends and Influence People

The Fine Art of Small Talk

The Art of Mingling: Proven Techniques for Mastering Any Room

How to Work a Room

Pop! Stand out in any Crowd

How to make People Like you in 90 seconds or less

People Tools: 54 Strategies for Building relationships, Creating Joy, and Embracing Prosperity

Promote Yourself: The New Rules for Career Success

My Reality Check Bounced

Thinking, Fast and Slow

The Startup of You

Me, Inc.: Build an Army of One, Unleash Your Inner Rock God, Win in Life and Business

The Goal

What I Know Now: Letters to my younger self

168 Hours: You have more time than you think

Far From the Tree

The Talent Code: Greatness Isn’t Born. It’s Grown. Here’s How.

Smarter: The New Science of Building Brain Power

This will make you Smarter: New Scientific Concepts to Improve your Thinking

Thinking: The New Science of Decision-Making, Problem Solving, and Prediction

Thinking, Fast and Slow

This Will Change Everything: Ideas That Will Shape the Future

This Explains Everything: Deep, Beautiful, and Elegant Theories of How the World Works

On Looking: Eleven Walks with Expert Eyes

What Have You Changed Your Mind About?: Today’s Leading Minds Rethink Everything

Don’t Go Back to School: A Handbook for Learning Anything

Intuition Pumps And Other Tools for Thinking

Getting from College to Career: 90 Things to do before you Join the Real World
Revised Edition Here


Getting Rich Secrets

How to Get Rich: One of the World’s Greatest Entrepreneurs Shares His Secrets

The Narrow Road: A Brief Guide to the Getting of Money

How to Be Rich: It’s Not What You Have. It’s What You Do With What You Have.

Think and Grow Rich

The 4-Hour Workweek: Escape 9-5, Live Anywhere, and Join the New Rich

How to be Rich

The Education of Millionaires: Everything You Won’t Learn in College About How to Be Successful

The Millionaire Mind

The Millionaire Next Door


Books about Geniuses

Uncommon Genius

Creating Minds: An Anatomy of Creativity Seen Through the Lives of Freud, Einstein, Picasso, Stravinsky, Eliot, Graham, and Ghandi

The Greatest Minds and Ideas of All Time


Psychological/Sociological Work

Nickel and Dimed: On (Not) Getting By in America

Bait and Switch: The (Futile) Pursuit of the American Dream

The Social Organization of Work

Working in America: Continuity, Conflict, and Change

The Psychology of Work: Insights into Successful Working Practices

Psychology of Work Behavior

Work in the 21st Century: An Introduction to Industrial and Organizational Psychology


Education

Hacking Your Education 2013
Taking Control of your education is very important. As Mark Twain once said, “Never let school get in the way of your education.” Going to high school and college is only for those who need structure and discipline, but for those who already have that, they are only places that will bog with you down with things you don’t need to worry about. Taking control of your life and education is more important and this book will teach you how to do that. For natural-born leaders this book is a must to read. For any parent with a child who shows an aptitude for learning and self-discipline, this is a book you need to buy for them, or better yet, read it yourself and make sure they are getting the right education.


Child Development

Creating Innovators 2012
If you ever wanted to know what it takes to raise innovators, or how innovators got to be who they are today, then this is a book to read with great care. Do not rush it, enjoy it and learn from it because you will need the same understanding with when it comes to your children or anyone that is naturally gifted.

The Smartest Kids in the World: and How they Got that Way 2013
Where did the kids who enroll into college at the age of 10 come from? Where did their natural drive to learn something complex begin? If you are looking for a formula to apply to your child so you can get them into the best university in the world right away, then you are missing out on what it means to raising children who are smart. Children today are born with tablets in their hands and computer screens in their pre-school classrooms. Children learn to solve problems that college students dealt with in the 60s and 70s. This book shows where natural aptitude for learning comes from and how to cultivate in your children. It is not a pressure-cooker method but one of naturally gifted talents.

How Children Succeed: Grit, Curiosity, and the Hidden Power of Character 2013
It’s no surprise that parents try to teach everything to their kids at a young age, a time when their brains are able to take in everything right away with no problems. This is why many parents, who can afford it, are hiring babysitters who speak foreign languages. This book is filled with studies that show how character is developed in a child and why that matters later on.


 College Enrichment

Been There, Done That
This book covers advice from those who, if they could go back and do it again, what they would do differently in college. Very valuable information. Sells for about a penny.

Been There, Should’ve Done That
More solid advice from students who would have done things differently if they had a chance to go back and do it all over again. The thing to remember about college is that by the time you figure out how to survive it’s already time to graduate. Sells for about a penny.

Once Upon a Campus
This book is different from the first two because the advice from this book is from people who failed out of college. Their advice is about what they learned about what college really expects from you and what they would do different if they were able to go back. Sells for about a penny.

Once Upon a Campus (updated)
More advice from those who screwed up in college, and if given the chance, what they would do to fix it if they went back. Sells for about a penny.

College: What It Was, Is, and Should Be
College is a time when a person expands their understanding of who they are and what they want to become based on what they learn. Students today do very little of that. This book takes a close look at the true purpose behind going to college and what you are supposed to get out of the experience, besides an education.

 

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