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:
- Ben Horowitz -The Hard Thing About Hard Things
- Purple Cow – Seth Godin
- Built to Last – Jim Collins
- Good to Great – Jim Collins
- Made to Stick – Chip & Dan Heath
- All Marketers Are Liars – Seth Godin
- The Lean Start Up – Eric Ries
- The First 90 Days – Michael D. Watkins
- The Magic of Thinking Big
- Principals – Ray Dalio
- The Four Agreements – Don Miguel Ruiz
- Zero to One – Peter Theil
- Start With Why – Simon Sinek
- Think and Grow Rich – Napoleon Hill Alt
- Delivering Happiness – Tony Hsieh
- The War of Art – Steven Pressfield
- How to Get Rich – Felix Dennis
- Essentialism – Greg McKowen
- The Obstacle is the Way – Ryan Holiday
- The Seven Habits of Highly Effective People – Stephen Covey
- Meditations – Marcus Aurelius
- Thrive – Arianna Huffington
- Extreme Ownership – Jocko Willink and Leif Babi
- The Effective Executive – Peter Drucker
Thanks for Reading, be well!