This is the comprehensive list of books that have made the cut to be on my “Business Guru” reading list. This is a “living” document and will be expanding as I read and review more books. These are not in any particular order.
Josh Kaufman Review
The book that started it all. An excellent primer on all things about being in business and being productive.
Steven Pressfield Review
A great kick in the pants for anyone doing anything new or creative
Michael Gerber Review
This book exposes the core problem that most small business owners face; themselves!
Jim Collins Review
A tremendous book that lays out a blue print for building a highly successful business.
This is not actually a book, but a weekly newspaper (that publishes in magazine form along with various e-reader versions). It has superb coverage and analysis of political, business and finance, science and technology, and other new-worthy events from around the world. A large part of being a Business Guru is identifying where the world is trending and this is THE place to get a read on those trands.
Michael Port Review
A great book on how to create a solid marketing strategy that even a sole proprietor could use to increase their business. If you sell an information product or service, you need to read this book and follow it!
David Allen Review
No book will do more to get you organized and better able to manage your projects and your work. This is a must-read for anyone who wants to take themselves to the next level, and out perform their peers.
Tom Rath Review
A great book on discovering your personal strengths. Recommend that it be used for small company or management team retreats/annual planning days.
Patrick Rhone Review
An amazing collection of essays about understanding how much is Enough.
Gary Vaynerchuk Review
An inspirational and practical guide to monetizing your passion. A must read for people that don’t understand social media.
Michael Hyatt Review
A fantastic manual on how to build a solid online presence. If your business needs to be online, you need to read this.
Cal Newport Review
A great book de-bunking why most of what you hear about passion is crap. If your job or business isn’t where you want/think it should be, read this to find out how to fix that.
Kevin Leman Review
A fantastic book about what a leader does. If you are a manager struggling to lead, give this a read!
Stephen Pressfield Review
This book talks about the different mindsets of amateurs versus professionals. Hint, it isn’t what you think.
Chris Ertel & Lisa Kay Solomon Review
This is a wonderful book about creating meaningful conversations. It mostly focuses on how to create meetings that are productive, but the ideas can be used by anyone in their day to day life who needs to have important conversations.