The 62 Best Business Books

The best business books from marketing to finance to productivity.

Charge as high of a price as you can say out loud without cracking a smile. – Dan Kennedy


Personal Finance

  1. I Will Teach You to Be Rich by Ramit Sethi
  2. Money: Master the Game by Tony Robbins
  3. The Bitcoin Standard by Saifedean Ammous
  4. The Most Important Thing by Howard Marks
  5. Mastering the Market Cycle by Howard Marks
  6. The DAO of Capital by Mark Spitznagel
  7. Safe Haven by Mark Spitznagel
  8. Fooled by Randomness by Nassim Taleb
  9. Investing: The Last Liberal Art by Robert Hagstrom
  10. The Psychology of Money by Morgan Housel
  11. Common Stocks and Uncommon Profits by Philip Fisher

Business Essentials

  1. The Personal MBA by Josh Kaufman
  2. Competing in the Age of AI by Marco Iansiti
  3. Bold by Peter Diamandis
  4. The Future is Faster Than You Think by Peter Diamandis
  5. Principles by Ray Dalio
  6. The Almanack of Naval Ravikant by Eric Jorgenson
  7. What They Don't Teach You at Harvard Business School by Mark McCormack
  8. Blue Ocean Strategy by W. Chan Kim (read a summary, not the whole book)
  9. The Evolution of Everything by Matt Ridley
  10. Skip the Line by James Altucher

Influence

  1. Influence by Robert Cialdini
  2. Pre-Suasion by Robert Cialdini
  3. The 48 Laws of Power by Robert Greene
  4. The Laws of Human Nature by Robert Greene

Business Biography

  1. Titan: The Life of John D. Rockefeller, Sr. by Ron Chernow
  2. Steve Jobs by Walter Isaacson
  3. The Contrarian: Peter Thiel and Silicon Valley's Pursuit of Power by Max Chafkin
  4. The Snowball: Warren Buffett and the Business of Life by Alice Schroeder

Decision Making

  1. The Fabric of Reality by David Deutsch
  2. The Great Mental Models by Shane Parrish

Marketing

  1. Traffic Secrets by Russell Brunson
  2. Expert Secrets by Russell Brunson
  3. Perennial Seller by Ryan Holiday
  4. No B.S. Direct Marketing by Dan Kennedy
  5. The 22 Immutable Laws of Marketing by Al Reis

Sales and Copywriting

  1. $100 Million Offers by Alex Hormozi
  2. No B.S. Price Strategy by Dan Kennedy
  3. DotCom Secrets by Russell Brunson
  4. Building a Story Brand by Donald Miller
  5. The Ultimate Sales Letter by Dan Kennedy
  6. Marketing Secrets Blackbook by Russell Brunson

Leadership

  1. Leadership in Turbulent Times by Doris Kearns Goodwin
  2. Rework by Jason Fried and David Hansson
  3. Bad Blood by John Carreyrou (Shows what a leader should NOT do.)
  4. Lying by Sam Harris
  5. Can't Hurt Me by David Goggins

Productivity

  1. Deep Work by Cal Newport
  2. Atomic Habits by James Clear
  3. The One Thing by Gary Keller (read a summary, not the whole book)

Social Media

  1. Steal Like an Artist by Austin Kleon
  2. Show Your Work by Austin Kleon

Writing

  1. Everybody Writes by Ann Handley
  2. The Economist Style Guide

Economics

  1. Economics in One Lesson by Henry Hazlitt
  2. The Fiat Standard by Saifedean Ammous
  3. What is Money, Anyway? by Lyn Alden

International Relations

  1. Enlightenment Now by Steven Pinker
  2. The Changing World Order by Ray Dalio

Tax

  1. Tax-Free Wealth by Tom Wheelwright

Personal Growth

  1. Mastery by Robert Greene
  2. Mindset by Carol Dweck
  3. Meditations by Marcus Aurelius
  4. The Great Conversation by Norman Melchert
  5. The School of Life by Alain de Botton

Articles and Academic Papers

  1. What Predicts Business and Career Success? by Ian Greer
  2. An MBA in 3 Minutes by Ian Greer
  3. How People Get Rich Now by Paul Graham
  4. Who Does Well in Life? by Angela Duckworth, et al.
  5. A Century of Research on Conscientiousness at Work by Michael P. Wilmot and Deniz S. Ones