24 Best Business Books for Entrepreneurs in 2019

I’m a big believer in entrepreneurs finding mentors & coaches…there is no better teacher than experience and mentorship can be invaluable to both the growth of your company and (more importantly) you as an individual. I’ve been blessed to have some pretty incredible mentors in my life but good mentors are hard to come by – and not always available to you. Even during the phases of my career where I haven’t had an active mentor – mentorship & coaching has always been fully available to me…through books!

Over the last decade, I’ve read a lot of marketing and business books and I still have a massive stack yet to read.

I have never read a book without a pen at the ready to highlight the sections I love and I always try and take notes (especially when listening to audiobooks).

Of the ones I’ve read so far here is my list of essential reading for entrepreneurs:

  1. Ben Horowitz -The Hard Thing About Hard Things
  2. Purple Cow – Seth Godin
  3. Built to Last – Jim Collins
  4. Good to Great – Jim Collins
  5. Made to Stick – Chip & Dan Heath
  6. All Marketers Are Liars – Seth Godin
  7. The Lean Start Up – Eric Ries
  8. The First 90 Days – Michael D. Watkins
  9. The Magic of Thinking Big
  10. Principals – Ray Dalio
  11. The Four Agreements – Don Miguel Ruiz
  12. Zero to One – Peter Theil
  13. Start With Why – Simon Sinek
  14. Think and Grow Rich – Napoleon Hill Alt
  15. Delivering Happiness – Tony Hsieh
  16. The War of Art – Steven Pressfield
  17. How to Get Rich – Felix Dennis
  18. Essentialism – Greg McKowen
  19. The Obstacle is the Way – Ryan Holiday
  20. The Seven Habits of Highly Effective People – Stephen Covey
  21. Meditations – Marcus Aurelius
  22. Thrive – Arianna Huffington
  23. Extreme Ownership – Jocko Willink and Leif Babi
  24. The Effective Executive – Peter Drucker

Thanks for Reading, be well!