Connie Ragen Green’s Recommended Reading List for Entrepreneurs for 2017
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The Code of the Extraordinary Mind: 10 Unconventional Laws to Redefine Your Life and Succeed On Your Own Terms by Vishen Lakhiani (My Favorite Book This Year!)
“Wonder” by R.J. Palacio – not about business, but about the more important skill of treating all people with kindness and respect
“High Performance Habits: How Extraordinary People Become That Way” by Brendon Burchard
“Deep Work: Rules for Focused Success in a Distracted World” by Cal Newport
“Designing Your Life: How to Build a Well-Lived, Joyful Life” by Bill Burnett and Dave Evans
“Primary Greatness – The 12 Levers of Success” by Stephen R. Covey
“Reinvent Yourself” by James Altucher
“The ONE Thing: The Surprisingly Simple Truth Behind Extraordinary Results” by Gary Keller and Jay Papasan
“The Founder’s Mentality: How to Overcome the Predictable Crises of Growth” by Chris Zook and James Allen
“Essentialism: The Disciplined Pursuit of Less” by Greg McKeown
“Be the Elephant: Build a Bigger, Better Business” by Steve Kaplan
“The Last Lecture” by Randy Pausch – This one will change your life forever, I promise.
“Grit to Great: How Perseverance, Passion, and Pluck Take You from Ordinary to Extraordinary” by Linda Kaplan Thaler and Robin Koval
And if these are good enough for Elon Musk…
(The Eight Books That Shaped the Revolutionary Entrepreneur)
I’m working my way through these, beginning with “Benjamin Franklin: An American Life“ and “Zero to One: Notes on Startups, or How to Build the Future“.
“Structures: Or Why Things Don’t Fall Down” by J.E. Gordon
“Benjamin Franklin: An American Life” by Walter Isaacson
“Einstein: His Life and Universe” by Walter Isaacson
“Superintelligence: Paths, Dangers, Strategies” by Nick Bostrom
“Merchants of Doubt” by Erik M. Conway and Naomi Oreskes
“Lord of the Flies” by William Golding
“Zero to One: Notes on Startups, or How to Build the Future” by Peter Thiel
The “Foundation” trilogy by Isaac Asimov
You may also be interested in this list of the 13 Best Books of 2017 compiled by The Mission…
These are a few of my bestselling books on various aspects of entrepreneurship. Click on my name below to learn more. Please let me know which one you are reading by hitting “reply” to any of my email messages.
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