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114 books to grow your business and change mindset

A couple of months ago I published a blog post about books that had changed our business at MailerLite.

I got 105 comments with books that changed readers’ businesses and lives. This post is a list of the books. If you are searching for the next book to read, it might be helpful. I’ve highlighted the books that were recommended by several people.


  1. The Lean Startup: How Today’s Entrepreneurs Use Continuous Innovation to Create Radically Successful Businesses by Eric Ries
  2. Zero to One: Notes on Startups, or How to Build the Future by Peter Thiel &Blake Masters
  3. Let My People Go Surfing: The Education of a Reluctant Businessman by Yvon Chouinard
  4. Influence: The Psychology of Persuasion by Robert B. Cialdini
  5. The E Myth: Why Most Businesses Don’t Work and What to Do About It by Michael E. Gerber
  6. The Everything Store: Jeff Bezos and the Age of Amazon by Brad Stone
  7. The Wal-Mart Effect: How the World’s Most Powerful Company Really Works — and How It’s Transforming the American Economy by Charles Fishman
  8. Who Moved My Cheese?: An Amazing Way to Deal with Change in Your Work and in Your Life by Spencer Johnson & Kenneth H. Blanchard
  9. Screw Business As Usual by Richard Branson
  10. The design of Everyday Things by Don Norman
  11. Rework by Jason Fried & David Heinemeier Hansson
  12. 4-Hour Workweek by Timothy Ferriss
  13. Mastering the Complex Sale: : How to Compete and Win When the Stakes are High! by Jeff Thull
  14. The Tipping Point: : How Little Things Can Make a Big Difference by Malcolm Gladwell
  15. Good to Great: : Why Some Companies Make the Leap…And Others Don’t by Jim Collins
  16. The Personal MBA: Master of the Art of Business by Josh Kaufman
  17. Steve Jobs by Walter Isaacson
  18. Einstein: His Life and Universe by Walter Isaacson
  19. Every Street Is Paved with Gold: The Road to Real Success by Kim Woo-Choong and Louis Kraar
  20. Less > More: The Ultimate Guide to Minimalist Living, Declutter Your Life for Happiness, Health and Organization by Joseph Neil & Jason Lovett
  21. The Weight of Things: Philosophy and the Good Life by Jean Kazez
  22. Losing My Virginity: How I Survived, Had Fun, and Made a Fortune Doing Business My Way by Richard Branson
  23. Rich Dad Poor Dad by Robert Kiyosaki
  24. Made in America by Sam Walton
  25. What I Wish I Knew When I Was 20: A Crash Course on Making Your Place in the World by Tine Seelig
  26. Remote: Office Not Required Hardcover by Jason Fried & David Heinemeier Hansson
  27. A Hidden Wholeness: The Journey Toward an Undivided Life by Parker J. Palmer
  28. Blink: The Power of Thinking Without Thinking by Malcolm Gladwell
  29. Bounce: the Myth of Talent and the Power of Practice by Matthew Syed
  30. Contagious: Why Things Catch On by Jonah Berger
  31. Money Master the Game: : 7 Simple Steps to Financial Freedom by Tony Robbins
  32. Launch: An Internet Millionaire’s Secret Formula To Sell Almost Anything Online, Build A Business You Love, And Live The Life Of Your Dreams by Jeff Walker
  33. The Hard Thing About Hard Things: Building a Business When There Are No Easy Answers by Ben Horowitz
  34. The Faraway Horses: The Adventures and Wisdom of One of America’s Most Renowned Horsemen by Buck Brannaman & Bill Reynolds
  35. Don’t Make me Think by Steve Krug
  36. The 7 Habits of Highly Effective People by Stephen Covey
  37. Moment of Truth by Jan Carlzon
  38. How To Win Friends & Influence people by Dale Carnegie
  39. Awaken The Giant Within by Tony Robbins
  40. Geek Heresy: Rescuing Social Change from the Cult of Technology by Kentaro Toyama
  41. The Four Agreements by Don Miguel Ruiz & Janet Mills
  42. The New Revelations: A Conversation with God by Neale Donald Walsch
  43. Selling to the top by David A. Peoples
  44. The Secret by Rhonda Byrne
  45. The Slight Edge: Turning Simple Disciplines Into Massive Success by Jeff Olson
  46. Ready, Fire, Aim: Zero to $100 Million in No Time Flat by Michael Masterson
  47. The Power of Habit by Charles Duhigg
  48. Essentialism: The Disciplined Pursuit of Less by Greg McKeown
  49. Persuasive Business Proposals by Tom Sant
  50. The Giants of Sales; What Dale Carnegie, John Patterson, Elmer Wheeler, and Joe Girard Can Teach You About Real Sales Success by Tom Sant
  51. Delivering Happiness by Tony Hsieh
  52. An Autobigraphy of a Yogi by Paramahansa Yogananda
  53. The Naked Truth About Self-Publishing by Jana DeLeon, Tina Folsom & others
  54. Steal Like an Artist by Austin Kleon
  55. It’s Not How Good You Are, It’s How Good You Want to Be by Paul Arden
  56. The speed of trust! by Stephen M. R. Covey
  57. The Pragmatic Programmer by Andrew Hunt & David Thomas
  58. Eat that Frog! by Brian Tracy
  59. The Obstacle Is the Way: The Timeless Art of Turning Trials into Triumph By Ryan Holiday
  60. On the Shortness of Life by Seneca
  61. Eleanor Roosevelt part 1 by Blanche Wiesen Cook
  62. Louder Than Words by Todd Henry
  63. Big Magic: Creative Living Beyond Fear by Elizabeth Gilbert
  64. Tribes: We Need You to Lead Us by Seth Godin
  65. Purple Cow by Seth Godin
  66. Works Well with Others: An Outsider’s Guide to Shaking Hands, Shutting Up, Handling Jerks, and Other Crucial Skills in Business That No One Ever Teaches You by Ross McCammon
  67. Think and Grow Rich by Napoleon Hill
  68. The DNA of Success by Jack Zufelt
  69. Atlas Shrugged by Ayn Rand
  70. The Millionaire Fastlane by MJ DeMarco
  71. Different Kind of Teacher: Solving the Crisis of American Schooling by John Taylor Gatto
  72. The Man Who Counted by Malba Tahan
  73. GirlBoss by Sofia Amoruso
  74. 80/20 Sales And Marketing by Perry Marshall
  75. The Gifts of Imperfection by Brene Brown
  76. Self-Reliance by Ralph Waldo Emerson
  77. A Guide to the Good Life: The Ancient Art of Stoic Joy by William B. Irvine
  78. Quiet: The Power of Introverts in a World That Can’t Stop Talking by Susan Cain
  79. Mini Habits: Smaller Habits, Bigger Results by Stephen Guise
  80. The ONE thing: The Surprisingly Simple Truth Behind Extraordinary Results by Gary Keller
  81. The Presentation Secrets of Steve Jobs by Carmine Gallo
  82. Compound Effect by Darren Hardy
  83. One Minute Millionaire by Robert G. Allen and Mark Victor Hansen
  84. Bottom up Marketing by Al Ries & Jack Trout
  85. Extreme Trust: Honesty as a Competitive Advantage by Dr. Don Peppers and Martha Rogers
  86. The Motivation Manifesto by Brendon Burchard
  87. The Foot Book by Dr. Seuss
  88. The Fred Factor: How Passion in Your Work and Life Can Turn the Ordinary into the Extraordinary by Mark Sanborn & John C. Maxwell
  89. The Millionaire Next Door: The Surprising Secrets of America’s Wealthy by Thomas J. Stanley & William D. Danko
  90. Start Something That Matters by Blake Mycoskie
  91. Outliers: The Story of Success by Malcolm Gladwell
  92. Champion Psychology: A book for Future Champions by GM Igor Smirnov
  93. How the World Works by Noam Chomsky
  94. A Promoted Pawn: My Chess Journey by GM Igor Smirnov
  95. The Great Investors by Glen Arnold
  96. Who Owns the Future? by Jaron Lanier
  97. The Practice of Management by Peter Drucker
  98. My Life and Work by Henry Ford
  99. Never Give Up! by Donald Trump
  100. The Go- Giver: A Little Story About a Powerful Business Idea by Bob Burg & John David Mann
  101. May Cause Miracles by Gabrielle Bernstein
  102. Naked Conversations: How Blogs are Changing the Way Businesses Talk with Customers by Robert Scoble & Shel Israel
  103. Elon Musk: Tesla, SpaceX, and the Quest for a Fantastic Future by Ashlee Vance
  104. How Successful People Think by John C. Maxwell
  105. The 21 Irrefutable Law of Leadership by John C. Maxwell
  106. How to Win Customers and Keep Them for Life by Michael LeBoeuf
  107. Why Men Don’t Listen & Women Can’t Read Maps by Allan & Barbara Pease
  108. An Astronaut’s Guide to Life on Earth by Chris Hadfield
  109. Riding Rocket by Mike Mullane
  110. The Alchemist by Paulo Coelho
  111. Blue Ocean Strategy by W. Chan Kim and Renee Mauborgne
  112. The Long Tail: : Why the Future of Business is Selling Less of More by Chris Anderson
  113. The One Minute Manager by Ken Blanchard
  114. Fast-track to Fabulous Fulfillment by Alan Ackroyd

Would you add more books to the list? What book has inspired you to move on? What book has changed your mindset or your business? Share it in the comments. Thank you.

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