44 Books Every Entrepreneur Should Read – Joe DiTomaso

“A great book should leave you with many experiences, and slightly exhausted at the end. You live several lives while reading.” –William Styron

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Reading is a muscle that every entrepreneur should exercise often. Here are 44 books that I believe every entrepreneur, or aspiring entrepreneur, should read:

 

Atlas Shrugged – Ayn Rand

Fountain Head – Ayn Rand

33 Strategies of War – Robert Greene

The Art of Seduction – Robert Greene

Mastery – Robert Greene

The Lean Start-up Strategy – Eric Ries

The Alchemist – Paulo Coelho

The Pearl – John Steinbeck

The Long Tail – Chris Anderson

The Power of Habit – Charles Duhigg

Steve Jobs – Walter Isaacson

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The Feynman Lectures of Physics – Robert Leighton and Richard Feynman

Classics of Western Philosophy – Steven M. Cahn

The Prince – Niccolo Machiavelli

Thus Spoke Zarathustra – Friedrich Nietzsche

Beyond Good and Evil – Friedrich Nietzsche

The Game: Penetrating the Secret Society of Pickup Artists – Neil Strauss

Unstoppable Confidence – Kent Sayre

Frogs Into Princes – Richard Bandler and John Grinder

Think and Grow Rich – Napoleon Hill

REBT – Albert Ellis

The Big Short: Inside the Doomsday Machine – Michael Lewis

The Origin of Species – Charles Darwin

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What Every Angel Investor Wants you to know – Brian S. Cohen

The Odyssey – Homer

Zero to one – Peter Thiel

The Startup Owner’s Manuel – Steve Blank and Bob Dorf

The Snowball: Warren Buffet and the Business of Life – Alice Schroeder

Venture Deals: Be Smarter Than Your Lawyer and Venture Capitalist – Brad Feld and Jason Medelson

HBR’s 10 Must Reads on Emotional Intelligence – HBR

Hooked: How to Build Habit-Forming Products – Nir Eyal

Speeches and Letter of Abraham Lincoln – Abraham Lincoln

The Power of No – James Altucher and Claudia Altucher

Influence – Robert Cialdini

How to Become CEO – Jeffery Fox

The Power Broker – Robert Caro

Startup CEO – Matt Blumberg

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Disciplined Entrepreneurship – Bill Aulet

Zen and the Art of Motorcycle Maintenance: An Inquiry Into Values – Robert Pirsig

Introduction to Objectivist Epistemology – Ayn Rand

The Count of Monte Cristo – Alexandre Dumas

The Last of the Mohicans – James Fenimore Cooper

Trust Me, I’m Lying: Confessions of a Media Manipulator – Ryan Holiday

The Golden Rules: 10 Steps to World-Class Excellence in Your Life and Work – Bob Bowman, Charles Butler

Which book on your list did I miss?

 

Reading is a muscle that every entrepreneur should exercise often. Here are 44 books that I believe every entrepreneur, or aspiring entrepreneur, should read. Travel Industry Business
Joseph DiTomaso is the co-founder and CEO of AllTheRooms.

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