My Top 10 Books You Need to Read for a Massive 2018

From the The book that changed my life — The 48 Laws Of Power by Robert Greene

Vin Clancy
Jan 31, 2018 · 4 min read
From the The book that changed my life (The 48 Laws Of Power — Robert Greene)

My top 10 books you need to read for a massive 2018:

My friends, I know that several of these books have been on many lists. Have you ever wondered why that is?

If there is a book on this list and you have seen the book listed somewhere before and you haven’t even bothered to read it — get off this post now.

I’m writing this for you — not for me. I’ve read these. I’m not writing this post for MY health — I’m writing this for yours. If you haven’t bother with the advice of other experts, you won’t have the balls to listen to me either.

FOR YOU:

2. How To Win Friends And Influence People — Dale Carnegie.
Trains you out of your natural selfishness, to actually be aware and be nice to people.

3. Non-Violent communication — Marshall Rosenberg.
This is a YouTube series or audiobook, NOT physical book. Will change the way you communicate with people, and help you distinguish truth from opinion instantly.

You won’t believe how much this will change you.

4. The Lean Startup — Eric Ries.
Will stop you from making hundreds of amateur mistakes in your business, even if you have no intention of ever building a tech startup.

So many golden rules like: Build fast, get something crappy out the door quickly, don’t worry about perfection, customer feedback/sales are king.

5. Product Launch Formula — Jeff Walker.
The BIBLE for launching a product. I read it before launching my first book when I had NEVER sent a sales email.

I followed the formula, and that was the start of the $175k debut novel.

Powerful.

6. The Four Hour Work Week — Tim Ferriss.
Still a scene classic. Popularized many, many killer ideas like: Don’t read news, the 80/20 rule, sell information, outsource your entire company, and many broader applications for living a great life.

7. Tools of Titans.
Another Tim Ferriss classic. Endless golden ideas from some of the most talented in the world in business, entertainment, and everything in-between.

8. Invisible Selling Machine — Ryan Deiss.
One of the most actionable marketing books I’ve ever read — So many actionable strategies in one book. Incredible.

9. The Hard Thing About Hard Things — Ben Horowitz.
One of the best book ever on managing others and growing your company from idea to IPO, from arguably the smartest investor in the world.

10. The Prosperous Coach — Rich Litvin.
A book that delves deep into the psychology of selling one-to-one to people that all coaches and consultants MUST read if they’re starting out.

BONUS:

If you want the best growth hacking book ever?
http:// secretsaucenow. com — That one’s pretty good too ;) — Okay, so shoot me, I put my own book in here! What kind of a businessman would I be if I didn’t know how valuable my own book is? It’s good, READ IT.

What has been the most useful or live-changing book you have read? Who recommended it to you, or how did you find it to read?

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Vin Clancy

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Author of “Secret Sauce: A step-by-step guide to growth hacking”. Founder of Magnific, Planet Ivy, Screen Robot.

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