Top Business Books to Read (or Re-Read!)

The best, most personally impactful business books as submitted by Allied Executives Members

Much like my list of the Top 25 Apps to Help You Run Your Business, this list has been culled over many peer group meetings.  I’ve categorized them for you based on topic. 

Got something you want to add to the list?   Drop a suggestion in the comment box or shoot me a note directly at ktheriault@alliedexecutives.com and I’ll be sure to get it added!

Business Management & Execution

  • 4 Disciplines of Execution - Sean Covey and Chris McChesney
  • Built to Sell – John Worrilow
  • CEO Tools – Kraig Kramer
  • Double Double – Cameron Herold
  • E-Myth – Michael Gerber
  • Getting Naked – Patrick Lencioni
  • Good to Great – Jim Collins
  • Great by Choice – Jim Collins
  • In Search of Excellence – Tom Peters
  • Re-Work – Jason Fried and David Heinemeier Hansson
  • Scale – David Finkel
  • Scaling Up – Verne Harnish
  • The Hard Things about Hard Things – Ben Horowitz
  • The Goal – Eliyahu Goldratt
  • The Metronome Effect – by Shannon Byrne Susko
  • The Toyota Way - Jeffrey K. Liker
  • Traction – Gino Wickman

Finance & Wealth

  • Bold – Peter H. Diamandis and Steven Kotler
  • Compound Effect – Darren Hardy
  • Money – Tony Robbins
  • Secrets of the Millionaire Mind: Mastering the Inner Game of Wealth by T. Harv Eker
  • The Millionaire Next Door – Thomas Stanley
  • The Snowball (Warren Buffet and the Business of Life) – Alice Schroeder

Talent & Team Development

  • The Five Dysfunctions of a Team – Patrick Lencioni
  • The Ideal Team Player – Patrick Lencioni
  • Topgrading – Bradford Smart
  • Who – Geoff Smart

Sales & Marketing

  • Confessions of the Pricing Man – Hermann Simon
  • Fanatical Prospecting – Jeb Blount
  • Never Split the Difference: Negotiate as if your Life Depended On It – by Chris Voss
  • Swimming with the Sharks – Harvey Mackay
  • The Go Giver – Bob Burg and John David Mann

Personal Development

  • How to Win Friends and Influence People – Dale Carnegie
  • Man’s Search for Meaning – Viktor Frankl
  • Mindset – Carol Dweck
  • Pursuit of Happyness - Chris Gardner and Quincy Troupe
  • Start Where You Are - Chris Gardner and Mim E. Rivas
  • The 7 Habits of Highly Successful People – Stephen Covey
  • The Magic of Thinking Big - David J. Schwartz
  • Tribe of Mentors – Tim Ferris
  • Universal Laws of Success and Achievement – Brian Tracy

Productivity

  • Essentialism: The Disciplined Pursuit of Less by Greg McKeown
  • Getting Things Done – David Allen
  • One Minute Manager Meets the Monkey – Ken Blanchard
  • QBQ! The Question Behind the Question
  • Scrum: The Art of Doing Twice the Work in Half the Time – by Jeff Sutherland
  • The Checklist Manifesto – Atul Gawande
  • The One Thing – Gary Keller

Leadership & Communications

  • Crucial Conversations - Kerry Patterson
  • Delivering Happiness --- Tony Hsieh
  • The Effective Executive – Peter Drucker
  • Extreme Ownership by Jocko Willink 
  • It’s Your Ship - D. Michael Abrashoff
  • Let My People Go Surfing: The Education of a Reluctant Businessman
  • Radical Candor – Kim Scott
  • Rocket Fuel – Gino Wickman & Mark Winters
  • Switch – Chip Heath and Dan Heath
  • The Road to Excellence – David Mattson
  • Triggers – Marshall Goldsmith and Mark Reiter
  • What Got You Here Won’t Get You There – Marshall Goldsmith

Transition

  • Finish Big – Bo Burlingham
  • Halftime – Bob Buford

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