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The 5 Best Business Books

We all love a good recommendation right?

Whether it’s for a great restaurant, destination to travel, or even just a good book. Many of you have asked me what books I think are a must read, so I decided today to share with you my 5 favorite business books.


1. “Rework” by, Jason Fried

This book is one of my all time fav’s because it reinforces a very important opinion of mine that success can be simplified. In “Rework” many popular myths like “bigger is better” are completely busted as Fried teaches us a faster and easier way to be successful in business.

Learn why you don’t need outside investors, and why you’re better off ignoring the competition. The truth is, you need less than you think. You don’t need to be a workaholic. You don’t need to staff up. You don’t need to waste time on paperwork or meetings. You don’t even need an office. Those are all just excuses.

This is a great read for those of you looking to streamline your businesses and your life.

2. “The $100 Start Up” by Chris Guillebeau

I’m a big believer in starting with whatever you’ve got. So many people think that they can’t overcome the barrier of entry to start their own businesses by themselves. They let their idea die because they think that they need investors and outside funding to get their idea off of the ground.

Did you know that 33% of the companies on the Inc 500 list were started with less than $10,000?

In preparing to write this book, Chris identified 1,500 individuals who have built businesses earning $50,000 or more from a modest investment (in many cases, $100 or less), and from that group he’s chosen to focus on the 50 most intriguing case studies.  In nearly all cases, people with no special skills discovered aspects of their personal passions that could be monetized, and were able to restructure their lives in ways that gave them greater freedom and fulfillment.

3. “Imagine: How Creativity Works” by Jonah Lehrer

This is a definite MUST READ. I was thrilled to learn in this book that creativity can be learned! It is not some talent that you either have at birth or have to learn to live without.

Creativity is an essential skill that can lead to making more money and enjoying your life more overall.

Lehrer demonstrates that creativity is not a single gift possessed by the lucky few. It’s a variety of distinct thought processes that we can all learn to use more effectively.

4. “The Martha Rules” by Martha Stewart

Now I know that people’s feelings about Martha are mixed, but no one can argue that this woman knows how to build a brand and a business. In “The Martha Rules” you’ll learn 10 essentials for achieving success as you start, build or manage a business.

This is an easy read that is packed with valuable insights from the mogul herself.

After reading this book, you’ll understand how Martha has been able to set herself apart in an competitive industry and hold her ground for decades.

5. “The 4-Hour Workweek” by Tim Ferriss

I know, I know. You’ll seen it on almost every “must-read” list. But I couldn’t take the chance that one of you might not have heard about it yet. It’s THAT good.

This book will change your life. Seriously.

Forget the old concept of retirement and the rest of the deferred-life plan–there is no need to wait and every reason not to. Whether your dream is escaping the rat race, experiencing high-end world travel, earning a monthly five-figure income with zero management, or just living more and working less, The 4-Hour Workweek is the blueprint.

Get ready to have every cultural norm when it comes to work and your career turned on it’s head.

Now I’d love to hear from you! Comment below and tell me what business books you recommend.

I’m always looking for new ideas & inspiration.

I look forward to reading each and every one of your responses.

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