40 top entrepreneur books to read

I wish I could say I’ve read all these books.

I have read Seth Godin’s books, Guerilla Marketing, How to Win Friends and Influence People, 7 Habits, and E Myth, E Myth Remarketed.

“Seth Godin, and Jay Conrad Levinson are my heroes!”


However, our great friends at App Sumo suggest that all entrepreneurs read this list of 40 books.

  • Blue Ocean Strategy – W. Chan Kim
  • Business Model Generation – Alexander Osterwalder
  • Crush It! – Gary Vaynerchuk
  • Delivering Happiness – Tony Hsieh
  • Drive – Daniel H. Pink
  • Founders at Work – Jessica Livingston
  • Getting Things Done – David Allen
  • Good to Great – Jim Collins
  • Guerrilla Marketing – Jay Conrad Levinson
  • How To Win Friends and Influence People – Dale Carnegie
  • Inbound Marketing – Brian Halligan, Dharmesh Shah and David Meerman Scott
  • Influence – Robert B. Cialdini
  • Innovation and Entrepreneurship – Peter F. Drucker
  • Losing My Virginity – Richard Branson
  • Made to Stick – Chip Heath
  • Making Ideas Happen – Scott Belsky
  • Maverick: The Success Story Behind the World’s Most Unusual Workplace – Ricardo Semler
  • Never Eat Alone – Keith Ferrazzi and Tahl Raz
  • Permission Marketing – Seth Godin
  • Purple Cow – Seth Godin
  • Ready, Fire, Aim – Michael Masterson
  • Rework – Jason Fried
  • Steve Jobs – Walter Isaacson
  • Street Smarts – Norm Brodsky
  • The 22 Immutable Laws of Marketing – Al Ries and Jack Trout
  • The 4-Hour Workweek – Timothy Ferriss
  • The 7 Habits of Highly Effective People – Stephen R. Covey
  • The Dip – Seth Godin
  • The E-Myth Revisited – Michael E. Gerber
  • The Fountainhead – Ayn Rand
  • The Four Steps to the Epiphany – Steven Gary Blank
  • The Innovator’s Dilemma – Clayton M. Christensen
  • The Lean Startup – Eric Ries
  • The One Minute Entrepreneur – Ken Blanchard
  • The Paradox of Choice – Barry Schwartz
  • The Personal MBA – Josh Kaufman
  • The Toyota Way – Jeffrey K. Liker
  • The Ultimate Sales Machine – Chet Holmes, Jay Conrad Levinson and Michael Gerber
  • Tribes – Seth Godin

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