The Best Books For Entrepreneurs Who Want To Go Further Faster

The Books I Picked & Why

Built to Sell: Creating a Business That Can Thrive Without You

By John Warrillow

Built to Sell: Creating a Business That Can Thrive Without You

Why this book?

Built to Sell is the perfect parable that taught me how to build a scalable business with processes and predictable revenue. I read it, I shared it with our leadership team, who all read it, and then we built and sold a company for 8 figures. Whether or not you plan to sell your company, this is the most important book for all entrepreneurs to read.


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Scaling Up: How a Few Companies Make It...and Why the Rest Don't

By Verne Harnish

Scaling Up: How a Few Companies Make It...and Why the Rest Don't

Why this book?

Scaling Up taught me how to be an effective leader - what to focus on and what not to focus on, how to effectively build a one-page strategic plan and how to use that plan to grow a company, and how to build and meet with leadership teams. I’ve used it successfully with three companies and I plan on using it with every company I ever build.


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Give and Take: Why Helping Others Drives Our Success

By Adam Grant

Give and Take: Why Helping Others Drives Our Success

Why this book?

This book is amazing for entrepreneurs, but really for all people, to understand the dynamics of human relationships, and why givers win in the long run time and time again. It is tempting as an entrepreneur to be out for oneself, but this book helped show me why looking out for others and serving them - your customers, your prospects, your employees, the media, and the world - will serve you best in the long run.


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Thanks a Thousand: A Gratitude Journey

By A. J. Jacobs

Thanks a Thousand: A Gratitude Journey

Why this book?

Gratitude is a fundamental part of my life as an entrepreneur and leader. Of the many books I love on gratitude, this is my favorite. It’s funny and poignant and successfully makes the case that gratitude is a game-changer when it comes to building the business and life of one’s dreams. I am grateful I found this book and this fantastic author!


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The Path Made Clear: Discovering Your Life's Direction and Purpose

By Oprah Winfrey

The Path Made Clear: Discovering Your Life's Direction and Purpose

Why this book?

Oprah is my hero. I can think of no more impressive entrepreneur, from what she started with to what she built and the impact she has had on the world. For many people, understanding one’s purpose and direction is the first step towards becoming a successful entrepreneur and a happy and fulfilled human being. This book will help you begin to do the hard work to get there.


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