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+70 of the Best Business Books to Read

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This is a growing list of books we have read or want to read that we share internally and we thought we would share it with all of you. There are a lot of treasures here.

We hope you enjoy and learn from them as much as we do.

 

Top SaaS and growth books every entrepreneur should read: 


From Impossible to Inevitable by Aaron Ross and Jason Lemkin

If you are wondering how SalesForce keeps on growing despites the ups and down of the economy – look no further – this book explains how they and Hubspot and other high fliers do it consistently.  


Behind the Cloud by Marc Benioff

 

Hyper Growth by David Cancel founder of drift and formerly at HubSpot

 

Sales – without sales you don’t have a company

Sell or be Sold by Grant Cardone 

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Networking – is key to growth
Who is in your room? by Ivan Misner by the founder of BNI

 

More on Scaling

From Impossible to Inevitable by Ross and Lemkin

 

The Hard Thing About Hard Things by Ben Horowitz

 

The Sales Acceleration Formula by Mark Roberge

 

Crossing the Chasm by Geoffrey More

 

The Lean Startup by Eric Ries

 

Customer Success by Mehta, Murphy and Steinman

 

Social Selling by Tim Hughes

 

Traction by Weinberg and Mares

 

The Mom Test by Rob Fitzpatrick

 

Conscious capitalism by John Mackey

 

High Growth Handbook: Scaling Startups From 10 to 10,000 People

High Growth Handbook: Scaling Startups From 10 to 10,000 People

by Elad Gil 

 

This Won’t Scale: 41 Plays From The Drift Marketing Team To Help Your Business Cut Through The Noise, Grow Faster Than The Competition & Thrill Your Customers by Dave Gerhardt and Daniel Murphy,

 

Making Money Is Killing Your Business: Second Edition: How to Build a Business You’ll Love and Have a Life, Too by Chuck Blakeman 

 

Positioning: The Battle for Your Mind, by Al Ries and Jack Trout.

 

As Paul Graham said in his essay “Do Things That Don’t Scale”:

 

Clayton M. Christensen’s The Innovator’s Dilemma 

 

Nicholas Carr’s The Big Switch


Books recommended by Warren Buffett:

1. ‘Poor Charlie’s Almanack: The Wit and Wisdom of Charles T. Munger’

2. ‘The Intelligent Investor’

By Benjamin Graham

3. ‘Mitek: A Global Success Story, 1981-2011’

By Jim Healy

4. ‘A Few Lessons for Investors and Managers From Warren Buffett’

Edited by Peter Bevelin

5. ‘Tap Dancing to Work: Warren Buffett on Practically Everything’

By Carol J. Loomis

6. ‘The Outsiders: Eight Unconventional CEOs and Their Radically Rational Blueprint for Success’

By William N. Thorndike

7. ‘The Clash of the Cultures: Investment vs. Speculation’

By John C. Bogle

8. ‘Investing Between the Lines: How to Make Smarter Decisions by Decoding CEO Communications’

By L.J. Rittenhouse

9. ‘Berkshire Hathaway Letters to Shareholders’

Edited by Max Olson

10. ’40 Chances: Finding Hope in a Hungry World’

By Howard G. Buffett and Howard W. Buffett

 

11. ‘The Little Book of Common Sense Investing: The Only Way to Guarantee Your Fair Share of Stock Market Returns’

By John C. Bogle

12. ‘Where Are the Customers’ Yachts? Or a Good Hard Look at Wall Street’

By Fred Schwed

13. ‘Limping On Water’

By Phil Beuth and K.C. Schulberg

14. ‘Warren Buffett’s Ground Rules: Words of Wisdom from the Partnership Letters of the World’s Greatest Investor’

By Jeremy C. Miller

15. ‘Shoe Dog by Phil Knight


Integrity: 

The Courage to Meet the Demands of Reality by Henry Cloud

 

Warren Buffett Says He Won’t Even Think About Hiring Someone Without This Trait (Integrity) 

 

Atomic Habits by James Clear 

 

– Millionaire Fastlane by MJ DeMarco (don’t be put off by the title it has some interesting points ioo)

Think Again: The Power of Knowing What You Don’t Know

by Adam Grant

 

How to Avoid a Climate Disaster: The Solutions We Have and the Breakthroughs We Need

by Bill Gates

 

Lifespan: Why We Age—and Why We Don’t Have To

by David A. Sinclair

 

Good Economics for Hard Times: Better Answers to Our Biggest Problems

by Abhijit V. Banerjee and Esther Duflo

 

The Shallows: What the Internet Is Doing to Our Brains

by Nicholas Carr


Influence by Robert Cialdini

High Output Management by Andy grove 


Invent and wander the collected writings of Jeff Bezos by Walter Isaacson

Measure What Matters by John Doerr 

The airbnb story how three ordinary guys by Leigh Gallagher

 

No filter the inside story of Instagram by Sarah Frier

 

Hatching Twitter by Nick Bilton 

 

That will never work the birth of Netflix by Marc Randolph

 

Zconomy: How Gen Z Will Change the Future of Business – and What to Do About It by Denise Villa and Jason Dorsey

 

Beyond Positive Thinking by Robert Anthony

 

Homeless to Billionaire byAndres Pira 

Golden Circle by Simón Sinek 


Product-Led Onboarding: How to Turn New Users Into Lifelong Customers by Ramil John

Getting Things Done by David Allen 

 

Creation, by Steve Grand 

 

Good to Great by Jim Collins

 

One Click: Jeff Bezos and the Rise of Amazon.com by Brandt, Richard L. 

 

Turning the Flywheel by Davenport, Christian. 

 

The Space Barons: Elon Musk, Jeff Bezos, and the Quest to Colonize the Cosmos by Galloway, Scott. 

 

The Four by Helena Hunt

 

First Mover: Jeff Bezos In His Own Words by Gene Kranz 

 

Failure Is Not an Option by JR. MacGregor

 

Jeff Bezos: The Force Behind the Brand by Deborah Perry Piscione

 

The Risk Factor by John Rossman

 

The Amazon Way on IoT by John Rossman

 

Think Like Amazon: 50 1/2 Ideas to Become a Digital Leader by Brad Stone

 

The Everything Store by Nassim Nicholas Taleb

 

The Black Swan by Sam Walton and John Huey. 

 

Sam Walton, Made in America

 

Power Play: Tesla, Elon Musk and the Best of the Century

 

Elon Musk’s trip through hell 

 

Speed of Trust 


Good Economics for Hard Times: Better Answers to Our Biggest Problems

by Abhijit V. Banerjee and Esther Duflo

 

Think Again: The Power of Knowing What You Don’t Know

by Adam Grant


What you do is who you are by Ben Horowitz 

 

Love is Just Damn Good Business

Steve Farber


EOS Get a Grip: An Entrepreneurial Fable … Your Journey to Get Real, Get Simple, and Get Results

Gino Wickman


 


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