Here's a quick list of 11 books that I find myself consistently recommending to people in my network, I hope this helps you out! These are in no particular order...
1) The Lean Startup by Eric Ries
This book is essential to startup culture, taking the methods of lean manufacturing and applying them to business development. Grab your copy here: https://amzn.to/2P2v00n
2) Twelve Pillars by Jim Rohn & Chris Widener
This book is short, quick fiction read, but don't overlook it! In this book, Jim Rohn & Chris Widener embed the best of Jim Rohn's life lessons into an easy to read narrative. Grab your copy here: https://amzn.to/2Pynuev
3) Mindset: The New Psychology of Success by Carol S Dweck
Curious about the differences between a fixed and growth mindset? In this book, Dr. Carol S. Dweck compiles leading research ranging from early childhood to adulthood showcasing the impact that our mindset has on our development on both an individual and on a societal level. This one will make you think. Read it here: https://amzn.to/2wjA0WG
4) No B.S. Guide to Direct Marketing by Dan Kennedy
Dan Kennedy is one of the pre-eminent copywriters and marketing minds of our time. Any business owner would be well served to read any of his No B.S. Guide series, however, I found his No B.S. Guide to Direct Marketing effective at teaching the mentality needed to have trackable and direct marketing campaigns as well as actionable tips on how to implement these strategies. This book isn't listed on Amazon at the time of publishing, but you can get other books in his No B.S. series here:
5) Scientific Advertising by Claude Hopkins
Written in 1923 and still relevant, this book by Claude Hopkins, one of the leading copywriters of his time, demonstrates effective strategies for marketing, advertising, direct response campaigns and split testing. This book is essential. Get it here: https://amzn.to/2BKvjuG
6) Cashvertising by Drew Eric Whitman
This book takes a deep dive on the motivations of consumer behavior while delivering actionable advertising strategies you can use in your marketing campaigns. This book is well worth the read specifically for it's breakdowns of the psychology of marketing. Get it here: https://amzn.to/2PxZHv8
7) Dotcom Secrets by Russell Brunson
Russell Brunson. Enough said. But if you're looking for an introduction to marketing online, this book will jumpstart your campaigns, giving you actionable, time-tested strategies you can use to grow your business online. 10/10 on this one. And don't forget to get the follow up, Expert Secrets!
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8) Be Quiet, Be Heard by Susan Glaser & Peter Glaser
In business and in life, communication is essential. This book breaks down actionable strategies for both professional and personal communications, going to a level of depth that I haven't seen in other communication books. This is a book well worth reading and reflecting on. Get your copy here: https://amzn.to/2MRYJM9
9) The Art Of Thinking Clearly by Rolf Dobelli
Humans are dumb. No offense, but reading this book shows you the 99 cognitive biases that we fail to recognize on a daily basis. Curious about improving how you think? Read this book. Get your copy here: https://amzn.to/2w6Ut1p
10) Psycho-Cybernetics by Maxwell Martz
Expanding on the way we think, the fact is, each of us are impacted by subconscious motivators that we are often unaware of. In this book, Dr. Maxwell Martz analyzes his learnings over the course of his career and presents theories on how the subconscious mind impacts us in our day to day life and why. Get your copy here: https://amzn.to/2w42g0e
11) Influence by Robert Cialdini
Often referenced as one of the most essential marketing texts, this book explains six marketing principles that leverage human behavior, using studies and stories to showcase most effective methods. A marketer would be well served to take the time to read this book. Get your copy here: https://amzn.to/2wiEQDC
So that's that...
11 Business, Marketing, Psycholgy & Mindset books to help you grow your business!