Home » Blog » Business Book Summaries » What 87 of the Best Business Books in the World Have to Teach You

What 87 of the Best Business Books in the World Have to Teach You

by Sheldon Nesdale on 1 December 2017

in Business Book Summaries

I read a lot of business books.

It all started when I had an interest in doing an MBA course.

I came across a website by Josh Kaufman who said “don’t bother spending $100k+ on an MBA, you can learn everything you need to know from my list of 99 business books”.

I read through his list (at a rate of 1.5 business books per week) and just kept going!

I’ve now read over 200 business books since August 2008.

For a few dollars we get to reach into the minds of the greatest business people and steal their ideas, what a privilege!

I highlight my favourite parts from these books and turn these business book summaries into articles for my website.

A few years ago I compiled 67 summaries from my favourite business books into an ebook, and just this week I updated this ebook with an additional 20 summaries, bringing the total to 87.

I’ve called it “What 87 of the Best Business Books in the World Have to Teach You”.

Can you answer “YES!” to the following questions?:

  1. Do you like the idea of feeding your mind with high quality business books but have trouble finding the time?
  2. Would you like some of the best business books on the planet summarised into easily digestible chunks?
  3. Would you like to have the important lessons highlighted for you and for it to be easy for you to identify the best books that you’d like to read in their entirety?

If you answered “YES!” to those questions, then my ebook “What 87 of the Best Business Books in the World Have to Teach You” is for you.

Buy this ebook now for US$7

  • You get a pdf version, plus .epub and .mobi versions for reading on your favourite mobile device
  • 100% money back guarantee. If you are not happy with your purchase, just email me and I’ll refund you within 24 hours.

Your 458 page ebook includes these 87 chapters:

  1. Alibaba: The House That Jack Ma Built, by Duncan Clark
  2. Tools of Titans by Timothy Ferriss
  3. The Inevitable: Understanding the 12 Technological Forces That Will Shape Our Future by Kevin Kelly
  4. Elon Musk: How the Billionaire CEO of SpaceX and Tesla is Shaping our Future by Ashlee Vance
  5. Exponential Organizations by Salim Ismail
  6. Ask by Ryan Levesque
  7. Launch by Jeff Walker
  8. The 4-Hour Work Week (Timothy Ferris): What I Learned The Second Time Through
  9. Bold: How to Go Big, Create Wealth and Impact the World by Peter H. Diamandis, Steven Kotler
  10. Money, Master the Game: 7 Simple Steps to Financial Freedom by Tony Robbins
  11. Leaders Eat Last: Why Some Teams Pull Together and Others Don’t by Simon Sinek
  12. Less Doing, More Living: Make Everything in Life Easier by Ari Meisel
  13. Delivering Happiness: A Path to Profits, Passion, and Purpose by Tony Hsieh
  14. Flash Foresight: See The Invisible To Do The Impossible by Daniel Burrus
  15. How to Fail at Almost Everything and Still Win Big: Kind of the Story of My Life by Scott Adams
  16. Jab, Jab, Jab, Right Hook: How to Tell Your Story in a Noisy Social World by Gary Vaynerchuk
  17. The Power of Less: The 6 Essential Productivity Principles That Will Change Your Life by Leo Babauta
  18. Value-Based Fees: How to Charge, and Get, What You’re Worth by Alan Weiss
  19. Remote: Office Not Required by Jason Fried, David Heinemeier Hansson
  20. The 22 Immutable Laws of Marketing by Al Ries and Jack Trout
  21. The 22 Immutable Laws of Marketing by Al Ries and Jack Trout
  22. Abundance: The Future Is Better Than You Think by Peter H. Diamandis, Steven Kotler
  23. Pitch Anything: An Innovative Method for Presenting, Persuading, and Winning the Deal by Oren Klaff
  24. Startup Communities – Building An Entrepreneurial Ecosystem In Your City by Brad Feld
  25. Freakonomics by Steven D. Levitt and Stephen J. Dubner
  26. The Lean Startup: How Constant Innovation Creates Radically Successful Businesses by Eric Ries
  27. The Toilet Paper Entrepreneur by Mike Michalowicz
  28. Rework by Jason Fried
  29. The Brain Audit by Sean D’Souza
  30. Made to Stick by Chip & Dan Heath
  31. Getting Things Done by David Allen
  32. How To Make Millions With Your Ideas by Dan S. Kennedy
  33. The Unwritten Laws of Business by J. King and James G. Skakoon
  34. How to Win Friends and Influence People by Dale Carnegie
  35. Purple Cow by Seth Godin
  36. Anything You Want by Derek Sivers
  37. Game-based Marketing by Gabe Zichermann
  38. Real-Time Marketing and PR by David Meerman Scott
  39. Hit The Ground Running: A Manual For New Leaders by Jason Jennings
  40. Why Now Is The Time To Crush It! Cash In On Your Passion by Gary Vaynerchuk
  41. Poke The Box by Seth Godin
  42. Fascinate: Your 7 Triggers to Persuasion and Captivation by Sally Hogshead
  43. Socialnomics: How social media transforms the way we live and do business by Erik Qualman
  44. Social Media 101 by Chris Brogan
  45. Social Media Marketing for Dummies by Shiv Singh
  46. The Zen of Social Media Marketing by Shama Hyder Kabani
  47. Guerrilla Marketing in 30 Days by Jay Conrad Levinson and Al Lautenslager
  48. Linchpin: Are You Indispensable? How to drive your career and create a remarkable future By Seth Godin
  49. Marketing Without Money – How 20 Top Australian Entrepreneurs Crack Markets With Their Minds by John C Lyons and Edward de Bono
  50. Rules of Thumb: 52 Truths For Winning At Business Without Losing Your Self by Alan M. Webber
  51. The Knack – How Street-Smart Entrepreneurs Learn To Handle Whatever Comes Up by Norm Brodsky and Bo Burlingham
  52. Getting Real: The Smarter, Faster, Easier Way to Build a Successful Web Application by 37Signals
  53. Crowdsourcing: How the Power of the Crowd is Driving the Future of Business by Jeff Howe
  54. 1001 Ways To Make More Money As A Speaker, Consultant or Trainer by Lilly Walters
  55. How To Succeed As An Independent Consultant by Timothy R V Foster
  56. How We Decide by Jonah Lehrer
  57. Ready, Fire, Aim by Michael Masterson
  58. Outrageous Advertising That’s Outrageously Successful by Bill Glazer
  59. The Millionaire Next Door by Thomas J Stanley and William D Danko
  60. Toughen Up by Michael Hill
  61. Permission Marketing by Seth Godin – Have your customers given YOU permission?
  62. The Myths of Innovation by Scott Berkun
  63. Making Things Happen – Mastering Project Management by Scott Berkun
  64. Driven – How Human Nature Shapes Our Choices by Paul R. Lawrence & Nitin Nohria
  65. The five most important questions you will ever ask about your organisation by Peter F. Drucker, Jim Collins, Philip Kotler
  66. Blue Ocean Strategy by W. Chan Kim & Renee Mauborgne
  67. Brain Rules by John Medina
  68. Tribes – We Need You To Lead Us by Seth Godin
  69. The Secrets of Consulting by Gerald M. Weinberg
  70. All Marketers are Liars by Seth Godin
  71. Getting Started in Consulting by Alan Weiss
  72. SPIN Selling by Neil Rackham
  73. The Ultimate Sales Machine by Chet Holmes
  74. The 80/20 Principle: The Secret of Achieving More With Less by Richard Koch
  75. The 4-Hour Work Week by Tim Ferris
  76. The E-Myth Revisited by Michael E. Gerber
  77. Indispensable by Joe Calloway
  78. The Sales Bible – The Ultimate Sales Resource by Jeffrey Gitomer
  79. The Complete Idiots Guide to Consulting by Robert Bacal
  80. Getting Everything You Can Out Of All You’ve Got by Jay Abraham
  81. 12: The Elements of Great Managing by Rodd Wagner and James K. Harter
  82. Influence – The Psychology of Persuasion by Robert Cialdini
  83. What Got You Here Won’t Get You There by Marshall Goldsmith
  84. Crucial Conversations, Tools For Talking When The Stakes Are High by Kerry Patterson
  85. Bargaining for Advantage by G. Richard Shell
  86. Meatball Sundae by Seth Godin
  87. 10 Days To Faster Reading by Abby Marks-Beale

Buy this ebook now for US$7

  • You get a pdf version, plus .epub and .mobi versions for reading on your favourite mobile device
  • 100% money back guarantee. If you are not happy with your purchase, just email me and I’ll refund you within 24 hours.

What should I read next?

I’m always on the look out for business books to add to my reading queue, so let me know what I should read next.

{ 0 comments… add one now }

Leave a Comment

Previous post: