Best Business Books

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Looking for good business books? This is my list of the best business books of all-time. If you only have time to read one or two books, I recommend looking at the Top 10 Business Books section below.

Further down the page, you'll find more business book recommendations. Many of these books are fantastic as well. I try to carefully curate all of my reading lists and you can be sure that any business book on this page is worth your time. Click the links below to jump to a specific category or scroll down to browse them all.

  1. Top 10 Business Books
  2. Best Business Biographies
  3. Best Decision-Making Books
  4. Best Entrepreneurship Books
  5. Best Finance Books
  6. Best Leadership Books
  7. Best Management Books
  8. Best Marketing Books
  9. Best Productivity Books
  10. Best Sales Books
  11. Best Strategy Books
  12. Best Success Books

The Top 10 Business Books

Not sure where to start? These top business books are essential reading.

Influence: The Psychology of Persuasion
by Robert Cialdini
Print | eBook

The E-Myth Revisited: Why Most Small Businesses Don't Work and What to Do About It
by Michael Gerber
Print | eBook | Audiobook

Fooled by Randomness
by Nassim Nicholas Taleb
Print | eBook | Audiobook
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Breakthrough Advertising
by Eugene Schwartz
Print

Simple Numbers, Straight Talk, Big Profits!
by Greg Crabtree
Print | eBook

How to Win Friends & Influence People
by Dale Carnegie
Print | eBook | Audiobook

The 22 Immutable Laws of Marketing
by Al Ries and Jack Trout
Print | eBook | Audiobook

The Power of Full Engagement
by Jim Loehr and Tony Schwartz
Print | eBook | Audiobook

Business Adventures
by John Brooks
Print | eBook | Audiobook

What Got You Here Won't Get You There
by Marshall Goldsmith
Print | eBook | Audiobook
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Best Business Biographies

Titan: The Life of John D. Rockefeller, Sr.
by Ron Chernow
Print | eBook | Audiobook

The Autobiography of Andrew Carnegie
by Andrew Carnegie
Print | eBook | Audiobook

The New New Thing: A Silicon Valley Story
by Michael Lewis
Print | eBook | Audiobook

Not Fade Away
by Laurence Shames and Peter Barton
Print
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Bossy Pants
by Tina Fey
Print | Audiobook

Looking for more great biographies? Browse my full list of the best biographies and memoirs.

Best Decision-Making Books

Poor Charlie's Almanack: The Wit and Wisdom of Charles T. Munger
by Charles T. Munger
Print

Seeking Wisdom: From Darwin to Munger
by Peter Bevelin
Print

Decisive: How to Make Better Choices in Life and Work
by Chip Heath and Dan Heath
Print | eBook | Audiobook

Blink: The Power of Thinking Without Thinking
by Malcolm Gladwell
Print | eBook | Audiobook

Thinking, Fast and Slow
by Daniel Kahneman
Print | eBook

Influence: The Psychology of Persuasion
by Robert Cialdini
Print | eBook

Fooled by Randomness: The Hidden Role of Chance in Life and in the Market
by Nassim Nicholas Taleb
Print | eBook | Audiobook
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Nudge: Improving Decisions About Health, Wealth, and Happiness
by Richard Thaler
Print | eBook | Audiobook

Predictably Irrational: The Hidden Forces That Shape Our Decisions
by Dan Ariely
Print | eBook | Audiobook

Drive: The Surprising Truth About What Motivates Us
by Daniel H. Pink
Print | eBook | Audiobook

Hooked: How to Build Habit-Forming Products
by Nir Eyal
Print | eBook | Audiobook

The Power of Fifty Bits
by Bob Nease
Print | eBook | Audiobook
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Want more good books on psychology? Browse my full list of the best psychology books.

Best Entrepreneurship Books

The E-Myth Revisited: Why Most Small Businesses Don't Work and What to Do About It
by Michael Gerber
Print | eBook | Audiobook

The 4-Hour Workweek: Escape 9-5, Live Anywhere, and Join the New Rich
by Timothy Ferriss
Print | eBook | Audiobook

The Lean Startup: How Today's Entrepreneurs Use Continuous Innovation to Create Radically Successful Businesses
by Eric Ries
Print | eBook | Audiobook

The Millionaire Fastlane: Crack the Code to Wealth and Live Rich for a Lifetime.
by MJ DeMarco
Print | eBook

Ignore Everybody: And 39 Other Keys to Creativity
by Hugh MacLeod
Print | eBook | Audiobook
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Before the Exit: Thought Experiments For Entrepreneurs
by Dan Andrews
eBook

Best Finance Books

The Most Important Thing Illuminated: Uncommon Sense for the Thoughtful Investor
by Howard Marks
Print | eBook
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Margin of Safety: Risk-Averse Value Investing Strategies for the Thoughtful Investor
by Seth Klarman
Print
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The Art of Profitability
by Adrian Slywotzky
Print | eBook | Audiobook
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Simple Numbers, Straight Talk, Big Profits!: 4 Keys to Unlock Your Business Potential
by Greg Crabtree
Print | eBook

Best Leadership Books

Dream Teams
by Shane Snow
Print | eBook

What Got You Here Won't Get You There
by Marshall Goldsmith
Print | eBook | Audiobook
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Switch: How to Change Things When Change Is Hard
by Chip Heath and Dan Heath
Print | eBook | Audiobook

Wooden on Leadership: How to Create a Winning Organization
by John Wooden
Print | eBook

Start with Why: How Great Leaders Inspire Everyone to Take Action
by Simon Sinek
Print | eBook | Audiobook

Tribes: We Need You to Lead Us
by Seth Godin
Print | eBook | Audiobook

How to Win Friends & Influence People
by Dale Carnegie
Print | eBook | Audiobook

The Five Dysfunctions of a Team: A Leadership Fable
by Patrick Lencioni
Print | eBook | Audiobook

Best Management Books

First, Break All the Rules: What the World's Greatest Managers Do Differently
by Marcus Buckingham and Curt Coffman
Print | eBook

The Essential Drucker: The Best of Sixty Years of Peter Drucker's Essential Writings on Management
by Peter Drucker
Print | eBook

The Goal: A Process of Ongoing Improvement
by Eliyahu Goldratt
Print | eBook | Audiobook
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Best Marketing Books

The 22 Immutable Laws of Marketing: Violate Them at Your Own Risk!
by Al Ries and Jack Trout
Print | eBook | Audiobook

Made to Stick: Why Some Ideas Survive and Others Die
by Chip Heath and Dan Heath
Print | eBook | Audiobook

Best Productivity Books

The ONE Thing: The Surprisingly Simple Truth Behind Extraordinary Results
by Gary Keller and Jay Papasan
Print | eBook | Audiobook

Getting Things Done: The Art of Stress-Free Productivity
by David Allen
Print | eBook | Audiobook

Essentialism: The Disciplined Pursuit of Less
by Greg McKeown
Print | eBook | Audiobook

The 80/20 Principle: The Secret to Achieving More with Less
by Richard Koch
Print | Audiobook

The Power of Full Engagement: Managing Energy, Not Time, Is the Key to High Performance and Personal Renewal
by Jim Loehr and Tony Schwartz
Print | eBook | Audiobook

Best Sales Books

Breakthrough Advertising
by Eugene Schwartz
Print

SPIN Selling
by Neil Rackham
Print | Audiobook

The Ultimate Sales Machine: Turbocharge Your Business with Relentless Focus on 12 Key Strategies
by Chet Holmes
Print | eBook | Audiobook

Best Strategy Books

The Art of War
by Sun Tzu
Print | eBook | Audiobook
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Blue Ocean Strategy: How to Create Uncontested Market Space and Make Competition Irrelevant
by W. Chan Kim & Renee Mauborgne
Print | eBook

Bargaining for Advantage: Negotiation Strategies for Reasonable People
by G. Richard Shell
Print | eBook | Audiobook

Best Success Books

Business Adventures: Twelve Classic Tales from the World of Wall Street
by John Brooks
Print | eBook | Audiobook

Outliers: The Story of Success
by Malcolm Gladwell
Print | eBook | Audiobook

How to Get Filthy Rich in Rising Asia: A Novel
by Mohsin Hamid
Print | eBook | Audiobook

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