Dr Seuss was a smart Cat.
“The more that you read, the more things you will know. The more that you learn, the more places you’ll go.” – Dr. Seuss
Reading and learning is a superpower that can change the world. The more you learn, the more valuable your skills become.
I hated reading as a kid but more than made up for in my 20s and now into my 40s. I’ve read 100s of books and they have all in some way contributed to my success in business and life.
Since I turned my driving time into learning time, I’ve managed to listen to over 400 hours worth of audio books in the past 3 years on everything from business and technology to psychology and finance.
I find listening to books to be a faster more efficient way of consuming as much as I have. I also have kids so, finding time to sit and “read” a book is a little challenging so listening works best for me.
I’m not stopping anytime soon either.
I just figured I would pause and write a post about my all time favorite books and ones I would recommend you check out too.
Marketing & Sales
- Traffic Secrets
- Dot Com Secrets
- Expert Secrets
- Copywriting Secrets
- Crush It
- Jab, Jab, Jab, Right hook
- Screw It, Let’s Do It: Lessons in Life and Business
- Made to Stick
- Everybody Writes
- Predictable Revenue
- Influence: The Psychology of Persuasion
- Email Marketing that Doesn’t Suck
- Hooked: How to Build Habit-Forming Products
- Real-Time Marketing and PR: How to Earn Attention in Today’s Hyper-Fast World David Meerman
- Conversion Marketing
- Age of Context
- Epic Content Marketing: How to Tell a Different Story, Break through the Clutter, and Win More Customers by Marketing Less
- Inbound Marketing
- Onward: How Starbucks Fought for Its Life Without Losing Its Soul
- Made to Stick
- Deep Work
- The Subtle Art of Not Giving a F*ck
- The 4-Hour Workweek: Escape 9-5, Live Anywhere, and Join the New Rich
- Smarter Faster Better
- Do More Faster: TechStars Lessons to Accelerate Your Startup
- A Whole New Mind: Why Right-Brainers Will Rule the Future
- Who’s in Charge?: Free Will and the Science of the Brain
- The Checklist Manifesto
- Search Inside Yourself
- Designing Your Life
- Algorithms to Live by: The computer science of Human Decisions
- Leonardo’s Brain
- The Way of Zen
- The Buddha Is Still Teaching
- You’re It! by Alan Watts
- Real Happiness
- The Obstacle Is the Way
- Leaders eat last
- Do More Faster
- The Power of Habit: Why We Do What We Do in Life and Business
Startups & Strategy
- Blue Ocean Strategy: How to Create Uncontested Market Space and Make Competition Irrelevant
- The Launch Pad: Inside Y Combinator, Silicon Valley’s Most Exclusive School for Startups
- The Lean Startup: How Today’s Entrepreneurs Use Continuous Innovation to Create Radically Successful Businesses
- The industries of the Future
- Non-Obvious: How to Think Different, Curate Ideas & Predict the future.
- The Hard Thing About Hard Things
- The Innovator’s Dilemma
- Remote: Office not Required
- The Lean Entrepreneur
- The E-Myth Revisited
- The Thank You Economy
- The Art of the Start
- The Launch Pad
- The 7 Habits of Highly Effective People: Powerful Lessons in Personal Change
- The Personal MBA: Master the Art of Business
- Platform Revolution
- Unicorns Among Us: Understanding the High Priests of Data Science
- On Intelligence
- Superintelligence: Paths, Dangers, Strategies
- Elon Musk: Tesla, SpaceX, and the Quest for a Fantastic Future
- Scaling Up
Money & Finance & Economics
- The Intelligent Investor
- Money – Master the Game: 7 Simple steps to Financial Freedom
- Economics in One Lesson
- The Warren Buffett Way, Second Edition
- Antifragile: Things That Gain from Disorder
- Postcapitalism: A Guide to our Future
I believe the more you read, the more you know, and the more you know, the more successful you will be.
Have any book suggestions for me?
Would love to hear about your favorite books. Leave me a comment below.