The 80 Best Business Books

The best business books covering topics from marketing to finance to productivity.

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


  1. The Tao of Charlie Munger by David Clark
  2. The Tao of Warren Buffett by Mary Buffett and David Clark
  3. The Personal MBA by Josh Kaufman
  4. Power by Jeffrey Pfeffer
  5. How to Win Friends and Influence People by Dale Carnegie
  6. The Almanack of Naval Ravikant by Eric Jorgenson
  7. The Princeton Companion to Mathematics by Timothy Gowers, et al.
  8. Competing in the Age of AI by Marco Iansiti
  9. Bold by Peter Diamandis
  10. The Future is Faster Than You Think by Peter Diamandis
  11. Principles by Ray Dalio
  12. What They Don't Teach You at Harvard Business School by Mark McCormack
  13. Blue Ocean Strategy by W. Chan Kim (read a summary, not the whole book)
  14. The Evolution of Everything by Matt Ridley
  15. Skip the Line by James Altucher


  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


  1. The Man Who Solved the Market: How Jim Simons Launched the Quant Revolution by Gregory Zuckerman
  2. A Man for All Markets: From Las Vegas to Wall Street, How I Beat the Dealer and the Market by Edward O. Thorp
  3. Flash Boys by Michael Lewis
  4. Titan: The Life of John D. Rockefeller, Sr. by Ron Chernow
  5. Shoe Dog by Phil Knight
  6. The Outsiders by William N. Thorndike, Jr.
  7. Steve Jobs by Walter Isaacson
  8. Poor Charlie's Almanack: The Wit and Wisdom of Charles T. Munger by Peter D. Kaufman
  9. Business Adventures by John Brooks
  10. The Contrarian: Peter Thiel and Silicon Valley's Pursuit of Power by Max Chafkin
  11. The Snowball: Warren Buffett and the Business of Life by Alice Schroeder
  12. Born of This Land: My Life Story by Chung Ju-Yung
  13. Billion Dollar Whale by Bradley Hope and Tom Wright
  14. Against the Odds: An Autobiography by James Dyson
  15. Made in Japan: Akio Morita and Sony by Akio Morita
  16. Instant: The Story of Polaroid by Christopher Bonanos


  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
  5. Yes!: 50 Scientifically Proven Ways to Be Persuasive by Robert Cialdini

Decision Making

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


  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


  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


  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


  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


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


  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
  3. The Network State by Balaji Srinivasan


  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 Scientific 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
  6. If You Want To Be a CEO Become An Engineer First by How Money Works
  7. Losers Exist, Don’t Hire Them by Bryan Goldberg

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