100 Books Every Business Person Must Read


by: Don G / @TheJetsettersLifestylePodcast

Since the first episode of the JETSETTER’S Lifestyle Podcast in 2015, I’ve been asked by listeners to share a listing of the top books I read and recommend for business owners, top performers, and those choosing to live life on their terms. With over several million books listed across Amazon.com and Google Search, few are actually worth reading. However, there are books that few would disagree are essential to acquiring massive success.

As a long-time student of the game, I have gained insight and access to channels of life changing ideas by filtering out what works and what doesn’t. I never desired to become an expert or guru, but I have always desired mastering how I thought and discovering secrets to how to obtain whatever I desired. The wealth that I now  enjoy from that effort is nurtured constantly by repetitive reading of books by great thinkers like: Tony Robbins, Grant Cardone, Pimpin’ Ken, Napoleon Hill, Sun Tzu, Brian Tracey, Ken Courtright, Patrick Bet-David, Robert Kiyosaki, Robert Greene et cetera…

I won’t tell you that gleaning knowledge from these books will be easy, nor will I confirm any author to have the complete knowledge library for success. Seek those things out for yourself. This is your journey. and it is totally up to you to acquire the tools and skills needed to build a solid foundation for success.

Solidifying my foundation requires that I read two books a week, but that’s not to say you should do the same. As you read these books, I want you to instead treat this as your Success University and my hope is that, many of you will see books that you recognize inspiring you to pick them up once again. Also try this exercise. Take a highligher and go through your book marking passages that connect with you. A year from now, take a different color marker and go back through your book again marking passages that connect with you. Afterwards, send me an email describing what you discovered.

The most important person on your path to success is yourself. Use this resource as a guide to discover your path to success in business and life. Read the books I mentioned as often as you can to learn how to manage your thoughts, control your emotions, improve your level of success, and command your destiny.

So with no further-ado, here are the must reads:


1. The Art of Human Chess by Pimpin’ Ken
2. The 48 Laws of Pimpology by Pimpin’ Ken
3. Pimp by Iceberg Slim
4. The Art of War by Sun Tzu
5. The 48 Laws of Power by Robert Greene
6. The Art of Seduction by Robert Greene
7. Mastery by Robert Greene
8. The 33 Strategies of War by Robert Greene
9. The 50th Law of Mastery by 50 Cent, Robert Greene
10. The Worldly Philosophers by Robert Heilbroner11. The Wealth of Nations by Adam Smith
12. The Creature from Jekyll Island by G. Edward Griffin
13. Jab, Jab, Jab, Right Hook by Gary Vaynerchuk
14. Crush It by Gary Vaynerchuk
15. The Thank You Economy by Gary Vaynerchuk
16. Unlimited Wealth by Paul Zane Pilzer’s

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17. The Sovereign Individual by James Dale Davidson
18. The Crest of the Wave by Robert Preacher
19. The Great Depression Ahead by Harry Dent
20. Against The Grain by Ken Courtright
21. Proof of Heaven by Dr. Eben Alexander  (Esther has my copy)
22. Doing The Impossible: The 25 Laws for Doing The Impossible by Patrick Bet-David
23. Fish!: A Proven Way to Boost Morale and Improve Results by Stephen C. Lundin, John Christensen, Harry Paul
24. Physiology of Selling by Brian Tracey
25. E Myth by Michael Gerber
26. Hung By The Tongue by Francis P. Martin
27. Tongue The Creative Force by Charles Capps
28. Ten Powerful Phrases for Positive People by Richard DeVos
29. Compassionate Capitalism People Helping by Richard DeVos
30. Illuminate by David Corbin
31. No BS Marketing To The Affluent by Dan Kennedy
32. Direct Selling The Perfect Sales Letter by Dan Kennedy
33. Cold Calling Techniques That Really Work by Stephen Shevin
34. The One Minute Sales Person by Kenneth Blanchard
35. The One Minute Manager by Kenneth Blanchard
36. Rinosaurs Success: The Secret to Charging Full Speed Toward Every Opportunity by Scott Alexander
37. The Magic of Thinking Big by David J. Schwartz
38. The Psychology of Selling by Brian Tracy
39. The University of Success by Og Mandino
40. How to Win Friends and Influence People by Dale Carnegie
41. Automatic Income Matthew Paulson
42. Good To Great by James C. Collins
43. Double Double by Cameron Herold
44. The First Tycoon by T.J. Stiles

45. Meetings Suck by Cameron Herold
46. Purple Cow by Seth Godin
47. 4 Hour Work Week by Tim Ferris
48. Unlabel: Selling You Without Selling Out by Marc Ecko
49. The $100 Startup by Chris Guillebeau
50. Built to Sell by John Warrillow
51. Business Brilliant by Lewis Schiff
52. Rich Dad Poor Dad by Robert Kiyosaki
53. Cashflow Quadrant by Robert Kiyosaki
54. The Compound Effect by Darren Hardy
55. Delivering Happiness by Tony Hsieh
56. The E-Myth Revisited by Michael Gerber
57. EntreLeadership by Dave Ramsey
58. The Eventual Millionaire by Jaime Tardy
59. Free by Chris Anderson
60. How to Get Rich by Felix Dennis
61. Internet Prophets by Steve Olsher
62. The Lean Startup by Eric Ries
63. Lean Startup Marketing by Sean Ellis
64. Mastering the Rockefeller Habits by Verne Harnish
65. Millionaire Fastlane by MJ DeMarco
66. Multiple Streams of Income by Robert Allen
67. Necessary Endings by Henry Cloud
68. Never Eat Alone by Keith Ferrazzi and Tahl Raz
69. The Personal MBA by Josh Kaufman
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70. Secrets of the Millionaire Mind by T. HARV Eker
71. Sell More Software by Patrick McKenzie
72. Start With Why by Simon Sinek
73. Start Your Own Business by Entrepreneur Magazine
74. Street Smarts by Norm Brodsky and Bo Burlingham
75. The Toilet Paper Entrepreneur by Mike Michalowicz
76. Tribes by Seth Godin
77. Work the System by Sam Carpenter
78. Make a Killing With Content by Lacy Boggs
79. Outwitting the Devil by Napoleon Hill
80. 40 Rules for Internet Business Success by Matthew Paulson
81. The Miracle Morning by Hal Elrod
82. Online Income by Ken Courtright
83. Awaken the Giant Within by Tony Robbins
84. Unshakable by Tony Robbins
85. Sell or Be Sold by Grant Cardone
86. Business Adventures by John Brooks
87. Shoe Dog by Phil Knight
88. Tools of Titans by Tim Ferriss
89. The Power of Broke by Daymond John
90. The Code of the Extraordinary Mind by Vishen Lakhiani
91. Disrupted by Dan Lyons
92. Originals by Adam Grant
93. Hustle by Neil Patel, Patrick Vlaskovits, and Jonas Koffler
94. Grit by Angela Duckworth
95. Building the Internet of Things by Maciej Kranz
96. Thinking, Fast and Slow by Daniel Kahneman
97. Good to Great by Jim Collins
98. Ignore Everybody Hugh Macleod
99. True North by Bill George
100. The Hard Thing About Hard Things by Ben Horowitz