The Ultimate List of the Top 101 Best Business Books of All Time

“Behind every great businessman, is a list of great business books.”

Whether you believe that or not, I would say there are some truths to that. In fact, most high achievers in the world didn’t just learn how to be successful through their own experience. They also read books to help them make the right decisions in life and have the right mindset.

If you want to start a business or you already have a business you want to grow, then you would love to make business books your mentor.

Now, I don’t want to make it difficult for you anymore. I want to help you find the best business books out there and save you lots of energy and time.

In this post, let me share my ultimate list of the best books of all time! (Be sure to read until the end. I have saved the best for last *wink*.)

Business book TitleSubtitleAuthorAmazon Review
Kindle Price

1. Influence

Influence

The Psychology of Persuasion Robert Cialdini

4.5 out of 5 stars

(Read 2, 080+ reviews)

$11.62

(Buy on Amazon)


2. Shoe Dog

shoe dog

A Memoir by the Creator of Nike
Phil Knight


4.8 out of 5 stars

(Read 2,710+ reviews)

$11.06

(Buy on Amazon)


3. Built to Last

Built to Last

Successful Habits of Visionary CompaniesJim Collins

4.8 out of 5 stars

(Read 360+ reviews)

$10.80

(Buy on Amazon)

4. PEAK

PEAK

How Great Companies Get Their Mojo from Maslow

Chip Conley

5 out of 5 stars

(Read 7+ reviews)

$9.99

(Buy on Amazon)

5. Tribe of Mentors

tribe of mentors

Short Life Advice from the Best in the WorldTim Ferriss

5 out of 5 stars

(Read 660+ reviews)

$14.99

(Buy on Amazon)

6. Understanding Business

understanding business

A great book for people who want to start a small- to medium-sized businessWilliam Nickels

4.3 out of 5 stars

(Read 620+ reviews)

$82.00

Buy on Amazon)

7. How to Win Friends and Influence People

How to Win friends and influence people

Achieve your maximum potential—a must-read for the twenty-first century with more than 15 million copies sold!Dale Carnegie 

4.6 out of 5 stars

(Read 7.810+ reviews)

$5.27

(Buy on Amazon)

8. Rework

rework

Rework shows you a better, faster, easier way to succeed in business.David Hansson

4.5 out of 5 stars

(Read 1,260+ reviews)

$10.43

(Buy on Amazon)

9. The Innovator’s Dilemma

the innovation

When New Technologies Cause Great Firms to FailClayton Christensen

4.3 out of 5 stars

(Read 560+ reviews)

$12.38

(Buy on Amazon)

10. Think and Grow Rich

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This book represents the distilled wisdom of distinguished men of great wealth and achievement. 

Napoleon Hill 

4.5 out of 5 stars

(Read 6,710+ reviews)

$3.48

(Buy on Amazon)

11. The Lean Startup

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How Today’s Entrepreneurs Use Continuous Innovation to Create Radically Successful BusinessesEric Ries

4.5 out of 5 stars

(Read 2,780+ reviews)

$12.71

(Buy on Amazon)

12. The Smartest Guys in the Room

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The Amazing Rise and Scandalous Fall of EnronPeter Elkind

4.5 out of 5 stars

(Read 330+ reviews)

$12.37

(Buy on Amazon)

13. The Personal MBA the personal MBA

Master the Art of BusinessJosh Kaufman

4.4 out of 5 stars

(Read 640+ reviews)

$9.99

(Buy on Amazon)

14. Business Model GenerationBusiness Model Generation

Handbook for Visionaries, Game Changers, and ChallengersAlexander Osterwalder

4.5 out of 5 stars

(Read 650+ reviews)

$18.39

(Buy on Amazon)

15. Tools of Titans

Tools of Titans

The Tactics, Routines, and Habits of Billionaires, Icons, and World-Class PerformersTim Ferriss

4.6 out of 5 stars

(Read 2,230+ reviews)

$15.99

(Buy on Amazon)

16. Too Big to FailToo Big to Fail

The Inside Story of How Wall Street and Washington Fought to Save the Financial System–and ThemselvesAndrew Ross Sorkin

4.3 out of 5 stars

(Read 560+ reviews)

$12.26

(Buy on Amazon)

17. The 7 Habits of Highly Effective PeopleThe 7 Habits of Highly Effective People

Powerful Lessons in Personal ChangeStephen Covey

4.5 out of 5 stars

(Read 5,510+ reviews)

$5.44

(Buy on Amazon)

18. Profit First

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Transform Your Business from a Cash-Eating Monster to a Money-Making MachineMike Michalowicz

4.3 out of 5 stars

(Read 1,360+ reviews)

$12.99

(Buy on Amazon)

19. Leadership and Self-Deception

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Getting out of the Box

The Arbinger Institute

4.6 out of 5 stars

(Read 1,490+ reviews)

$17.49

(Buy on Amazon)

20.

Rich Dad, Poor Dad

Rich Dad Poor Dad

What The Rich Teach Their Kids About Money – That The Poor And Middle Class Do Not!

Robert Kiyosaki

4.6 out of 5 stars

(Read 8,220+ reviews)

$4.39

(Buy on Amazon)

21. Atlas ShruggedAtlas Shrugged

A philosophical revolution told in the form of an action thrillerAyn Rand

4.4 out of 5 stars

(Read 6,020+ reviews)

$9.02

(Buy on Amazon)

22. The Hard Thing About Hard ThingsThe Hard Thing About Hard Things

Building a Business When There Are No Easy Answers

Ben Horowitz

4.7 out of 5 stars

(Read 1,020+ reviews)

$12.49

(Buy on Amazon)

23. TitanTitan.PNG

The Life of John D. Rockefeller, Sr.

Ron Chernow

4.6 out of 5 stars

(Read 540+ reviews)

$9.58

(Buy on Amazon)

24. Crossing the ChasmCrossing the Chasm

Marketing and Selling Disruptive Products to Mainstream CustomersGeoffrey A Moore

4.7 out of 5 stars

(Read 150+ reviews)

$8.83

(Buy on Amazon)

25. Launch

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An Internet Millionaire’s Secret Formula To Sell Almost Anything Online, Build A Business You Love, And Live The Life Of Your Dreams

Jeff Walker

4.4 out of 5 stars

(Read 1,280+ reviews)

$10.69
(Buy on Amazon)

26. Deep WorkDeep Work

Rules for Focused Success in a Distracted World 

Cal Newport

4.6 out of 5 stars

(Read 840+ reviews)

$10.91

(Buy on Amazon)

27. Zero to OneZero to One

Notes on Startups, or How to Build the FuturePeter Thiel

4.5 out of 5 stars

(Read 2,000+ reviews)

$13.44

(Buy on Amazon)

28. Traction Traction

How Any Startup Can Achieve Explosive Customer GrowthGabriel Weinberg

4.6 out of 5 stars

(Read 320+ reviews)

$14.99

(Buy on Amazon)

29. EssentialismEssentialism

The Disciplined Pursuit of Less Greg Mckeown

4.6 out of 5 stars

(Read 1,500+ reviews)

$11.02

(Buy on Amazon)

30. So Good They Can’t Ignore YouSo Good They Can't Ignore You

Why Skills Trump Passion in the Quest for Work You Love Cal Newport

4.4 out of 5 stars

(Read 590+ reviews)

$9.76

(Buy on Amazon)

31. Psycho-CyberneticsPsycho-Cybernetics

Steer your mind to a productive, useful goal so you can reach the greatest port in the world: peace of mind.

Maxwell Maltz

4.7 out of 5 stars

(Read 1,020+ reviews)

$12.99

(Buy on Amazon)

32. 

Predictably IrrationalPredictably Irrational

The Hidden Forces That Shape Our Decisions Dan Ariely

4.5 out of 5 stars

(Read 1,220+ reviews)

$11.30

(Buy on Amazon)

33. Grinding It Out

Grinding it out

The Making of McDonald’sRay Kroc

4.5 out of 5 stars

(Read 230+ reviews)

$8.99

(Buy on Amazon)

34. Principles

principles

Life and WorkRay Dalio

4.4 out of 5 stars

(Read 920+ reviews)

$14.99

(Buy on Amazon)

35. Getting Everything You Can Out of All You’ve Got

Getting Everything You Can Out of All You've Got

21 Ways You Can Out-Think, Out-Perform, and Out-Earn the CompetitionJay Abraham

4.6 out of 5 stars

(Read 240+ reviews)

$19.99

(Buy on Amazon)

36.

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Be Smarter Than Your Lawyer and Venture CapitalistBrad Feld

4.7 out of 5 stars

(Read 500+ reviews)

$26.39

(Buy on Amazon)

37. Gameplan

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The Complete Strategy Guide to go from Starter Kit to SilverSarah Harnisch

5 out of 5 stars

(Read 1,200+ reviews)

$5.99

(Buy on Amazon)

38.

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Creating and Sustaining Successful GrowthClayton M. Christensen

4.5 out of 5 stars

(Read 130+ reviews)

$9.99

(Buy on Amazon)

39.

The E-Myth Revisitedthe E myth.PNG

Why Most Small Businesses Don’t Work and What to Do About ItMichael E. Gerber

4.6 out of 5 stars

(Read 1,860+ reviews)

$0.99

(Buy on Amazon)

40.

The Magic of Thinking BigThe Magic of Thinking Big

Acquire the Secrets of Success and Achieve Everything You’ve Always WantedDavid J. Schwartz

4.7 out of 5 stars

(Read 1,880+ reviews)

$6.24

(Buy on Amazon)

41. From Impossible To Inevitable

From Impossible To Inevitable

How Hyper-Growth Companies Create Predictable Revenue

4.7 out of 5 stars

(Read 60+ reviews)

$15.99

(Buy on Amazon)

42. Anything You Want

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40 Lessons for a New Kind of EntrepreneurDerek Sivers

4.7 out of 5 stars

(Read 510+ reviews)

$8.66

(Buy on Amazon)

43. Crush It!

Crush it

Why NOW Is the Time to Cash In on Your PassionGary Vaynerchuk

4.5 out of 5 stars

(Read 1,130+ reviews)

$13.48

(Buy on Amazon)

44. The 4 Disciplines of Execution

The 4 Disciplines of Execution

Achieving Your Wildly Important GoalsChris McChesney

4.5 out of 5 stars

(Read 640+ reviews)

$10.02

(Buy on Amazon)

45. The Startup Owner’s Manual

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The Step-By-Step Guide for Building a Great CompanyBob Dorf and Steve Blank

4.5 out of 5 stars

(Read 300+ reviews)

$7.39

(Buy on Amazon)

46. Start with Why

Start with Why

How Great Leaders Inspire Everyone to Take ActionSimon Sinek

4.5 out of 5 stars

(Read 2,340+ reviews)

$9.86

(Buy on Amazon)

47. Elon Musk

Elon Musk

Tesla, SpaceX, and the Quest for a Fantastic FutureAshlee Vance

4.5 out of 5 stars

(Read 2,780+ reviews)

$7.39

(Buy on Amazon)

48. The Power of Broke

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How Empty Pockets, a Tight Budget, and a Hunger for Success Can Become Your Greatest Competitive AdvantageDaymond John

4.5 out of 5 stars

(Read 500+ reviews)

$4.99

(Buy on Amazon)

49. Master Content Marketing

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A Simple Strategy to Cure the Blank Page Blues and Attract a Profitable AudiencePamela Wilson

5 out of 5 stars

(Read 50+ reviews)

$9.99

(Buy on Amazon)

50. The Everything Store

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Jeff Bezos and the Age of AmazonBrad Stone

4.5 out of 5 stars

(Read 1,330+ reviews)

$9.21

(Buy on Amazon)

Now that you read the top 101 business books that you should read, I’m sure that you are now excited to read any of them. Make it a habit to read at least one book every month. By doing so, I’m sure that you will have a better way of understanding businesses and how to grow your company.

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