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“Never judge a book by it’s cover” has been so true for me in terms of picking up a book. I used to buy books based in what the cover said, and boy was I wrong. I ended up buying books that I picked up nothing. Sometimes I cringe, but I’ve grown weary of influencers or random people posting on social media the books that they’ve read that may look good based on it’s cover, but falling short on delivering what was on the cover once you start reading that book. I’m pretty sure these people haven’t even read a chapter of the book and claim to say that it’s “The best damn book they have ever read” when in fact, they’ve probably read a handful of these types of books their entire lives from start to finish.

I started reading books out of the same interest as my father as a 9 year old. I remember the 1st self-help book I read: Tough Times Never Last, But Tough People Do! by Robert Schuller. A great book to read when you’re encountering tough problems in life, even as a grade schooler or a teen. I began reading even more books around 2015 when a highly successful business partner handed me a book titled “The 48 Laws of Power” and “The Art of War”. Since then, I have been reading between 8-12 books per month ever since. I made it a point that every time I sold a pair of shoes, I would buy at least 1 book that interested or fascinated me.

I’ve probably read hundreds of books, and when I say read, it’s from cover to end. I lost count as some books I’ve lent to friends and some lost in storage or transit. Some books in this list I’ve read twice just because I wanted to highlight key points I wanted to apply in real life. Some books I only read about 1/3 or 1/2 either because I got the message from the start (the author kept repeating his points) or it was just awful to read, I had to put them away, similar to a bad movie that you don’t finish. Let me spare you the time of not listing the latter in this list I made. Or maybe I should make another list of books NOT to read next time.

For each book I listed below, I will be doing separate reviews with details on why you should pick it up and ready.

Ok, enough of the introduction. In no particular order, here are my top 70 highly recommended books to read for/on Entrepreneurship, Business Management, Self-help, Mindset, Well-being & Wisdom:

1. The Compound Effect – Darren Hardy

2. Atomic Habits – James Clear

3. The Book of Joy – Dalai Lama & Desmond Tutu

4. The Lean Startup – Eric Ries

5. Think & Grow Rich – Napoleon Hill

6. The 4-Hour Work Week – Timothy Ferriss

7. 13 things mentally strong people do – Amy Morin

8. 12 months to $1 Million – Ryan Moran

9. Your next Five moves – Patrick Bet-David

10. Smarter Faster Better – Charles Duhigg

11. The power of habit – Charles Duhigg

12. Why we sleep – Matthew Walker

13. Secrets of the millionaire mind – T. Harv Eker

14. Elon Musk – Ashlee Vance

15. The Personal MBA – Josh Kaufman

16. The 7 Habits of Highly Effective People – Stephen Covey

17. The 48 Laws of Power – Robert Greene

18. The Organized Mind – Daniel Levitin

19. How to win friends and influence people – Dale Carnegie

20. This is Marketing – Seth Godin

21. Crushing It! – Gary Vaynerchuk

22. The 1 page marketing plan – Allan Dib

23. The power of your subconscious mind – Dr. Joseph Murray

24. The Creative Mindset – Jeff Degraff & Stanley Defraff

25. The Daily Stoic – Ryan Holiday

26. The Millionaire Mind – Thomas Stanley

27. The Greatest Salesman in the World – OG Mandino

28. Factfulness – Hans Rosling

29. Thinking Fast & Slow – Daniel Kahneman

30. Deep Work – Cal Newport

31. Never Split The Difference – Chris Voss

32. Zero to One – Peter Thiel

33. I will teach you to be rich – Ramir Sethi

34. Shoe Dog – Phil Knight

35. The Ride of a Lifetime – Robert Iger

36. Hustle Harder, Hustle Smarter – Curtis 50 Cent Jackson

37. Buy-ology – Martin Lindstrom

38. Way of the Wolf – Jordan Belfort

39. Awaken the giant within – Anthony Robbins

40. The Infinite Game – Simon Sinek

41. The Tipping Point – Malcolm Gladwell

42. Blink – Malcolm Gladwell

43. The 21 Irrefutable Laws of Leadership – John C. Maxwell

44. Triple your reading speed – Wade Cutler

45. TED Talks – Chris Anderson

46. Brand New Name – Jeremy Miller

47. The Subtle Art of Not Giving a f*ck – Mark Manson

48. The Magic of Thinking Big – David Schwartz

49. The Richest Man in Babylon – George Clason

50. The Art of War – Sun Tzu

51. The 50th Law – Robert Greene & 50 Cent

52. Driven from within – Michael Jordan

53. The Mamba Mentality: How I Play – Kobe Bryant

54. Unlimited Power – Tony Robbins

55. How Google Works – Alan Eagle

56. Can’t Hurt Me – David Goggins

57. Steal Like An Artist – Austin Kleon

58. Top 10 Qualities of a Great Leader – Phil Pringle

59. 100 things successful people do – Nigel Cumberland

60. Blue Ocean Strategy – W. Chan Kim

61. Principles: Life & Work – Ray Dalio

62. Built to sell – John Warrillow

63. The 33 Strategies of War – Robert Greene

64. Made in America – Sam Walton

65. Ego is the enemy – Ryan Holiday

66. Michael Jordan: The Life – Roland Lazenby

67. Steve Jobs – Walter Isaacson

68. Power vs Force – David Hawkins

69. Rich Dad, Poor Dad – Robert Kiyosaki

70. Tough Times Never Last, But Tough People Do! – Robert Schuller

Question of the day: What 1 book not in this list would you highly recommend to read?

In memory of my father, Antonio M. Aguirre. A man whose monetary wealth didn’t surpass the abundance of wealth his mind had. A man who was willing to impart everything he had to people around him whenever he spoke or simply showed in his actions. I love you, papa.

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December 14, 2020 Khel Lawrence

I don’t know why but I find “The Art of War” by Sun Tzu is also motivational for me in any business setting because the content can also be applied to any business so one can be competitive with their competitors

December 19, 2020 Mike Ulep

I would suggest to read “Work Rules!: Insights from Inside Google that will Transform How you Live and Lead” by Laszlo Block. The book shares the keys to their success including the several insights such as work rules to follow, common attributes that are shared by eight common attributes shared by their highest-scoring managers and five must-do actions with each new hire. Most of the ideas cost little or nothing.

December 19, 2020 Glaiza Dizon

Like all other books of Napoleon Hill,I recommend his book “The master key to riches. This one too is a great book and must read for anyone looking for Success and Riches in life.It shows you how to improve your will and mind so that you can achieve mental happiness, business success.

December 20, 2020 Melody Pelaez

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December 29, 2020 Claire

I don’t actually read entrep books before. I used to read novels and such but when I read rich dad poor dad, it gave me a different insights. I began reading it when I was pregnant because I have nothing to do since I stopped working that time. It gave me lots of knowledge when it comes to real word. I hope people my age gets to appreciate these kind of books as well.

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