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May 20, 2009

News & Opinion: "Possibly the BEST list of business books ever. "

By: 800-CEO-READ @ 2:36 AM – Filed under: Management & Workplace Culture


No, I am not talking about our book.

Twitter was a-flitter with this message today:
RT @TPEntrepreneur Possibly the BEST list of business books ever. Totally unexpected stuff! http://budurl.com/xl2s

Mike Michalowicz, author of the Toliet Paper Entreprenuer, pulled together a list of 66 books recommended by the TPE community. I am always sucker for a good list of business books.

Mike says the problem with business books is "chances are you have read 90% of them already." Based on our experience with The 100 Best, people have generally not read more than ten of our recommended books, so I am not sure that holds water. The biggest problem is that people don't read the right books (check out our essay in Gitomer's Sales Caffeine this week about this very problem).

Anyway, here is the list for you to look over and you can jump over to the TPE site for further commentary on each book:
  1. The Key by Cheri Huber
  2. Yes, You Can! by Sam Deep
  3. The Winning Spirit by Lisa Wicker
  4. Oh, The Places You'll Go! by Dr. Seuss
  5. A Whole New Mind by Daniel Pink
  6. How to Own the World by Stephen K Hayes
  7. Click by George C Fraser
  8. Critical Thinking by R. Buckminster Fuller
  9. Improv by Keith Johnstone
  10. The Fountainhead by Ayn Rand
  11. Stirring It Up by Gary Hirshberg
  12. The Discourses of Epictetus by Epictetus
  13. The Brand YU Life by Hajj E Flemings
  14. The Sedona Method by Hale Dwoskin
  15. Ants at Work by Deborah Gordon
  16. The Pawnshop Chronicles by Jack E Rossin
  17. The Bible,The Koran & The Talmud
  18. It's Not How Good You Are, Its How Good You Want to Be by Paul Arden
  19. The Four Agreements by Don Miguel Ruiz
  20. One Small Step Can Change Your Life by Robert Maurer
  21. The Music Lesson by Victor Wooten
  22. The White Tiger by Arvind Adiga
  23. WorkLaughs by Allen Klein
  24. The SPEED of Trust by Stephen M.R. Covey
  25. Leaving Microsoft To Change The World by John Wood (800-CEO-READ is a huge fan of Room To Read)
  26. The Saint, The Surfer, and The CEO by Robin Sharma
  27. A Pattern Language by Christopher Alexander
  28. Inner Game of Management by Flamholtz
  29. Selling with Emotional Intelligence by Mitch Anthony
  30. Wacky Days! by Tom Peric
  31. The Purpose Driven Life by Warren Robert
  32. Mozart's Brain and The Fighter Pilot by Richard Restak
  33. The Artist's Way by Julia Cameron
  34. Thinking For A Change by Max Lucado
  35. The Alchemist by Paulo Coelho
  36. The Innovator's Solution by Clay Christensen
  37. The Ice Cream Maker by Subir Chowdhury
  38. Man's Search for Meaning by Viktor Frankl
  39. Millionaire in the Mirror by Gene Bedell
  40. Bird By Bird by Anne Lamott
  41. Shotgun Shopping by Sheevaun OConnor Moran
  42. Your Money or Your Life by Joe Dominguez
  43. The Old Man and the Sea by Ernest Hemingway
  44. Don't Shoot the Dog by Karen Pryor
  45. How to Make Luck by Marc Myers
  46. The Great Brain by John D. Fitzgerald
  47. Zorba the Greek by Nikos Kazantzakis
  48. The Tao Of Pooh by Benjamin Hoff
  49. Alice in Wonderland by Lewis Carroll
  50. Charlotte's Web by E. B. White
  51. The Silva Mind Control Method by Jose Silva
  52. Power vs Force by David R. Hawkins
  53. Quantum Leap Thinking by James Mapes
  54. The Giving Tree by Shel Silverstein
  55. Power For Living by Jamie Buckingham
  56. The Wizard of Ads by Roy Williams
  57. The Power of Now by Eckhardt Tolle
  58. You Can't Send A Duck To Eagle School by Mac Anderson
  59. Ripples from the Zambezi
  60. The Slight Edge by Jeff Olson
  61. Influence by Robert B. Cialdini
  62. Conversations with God by Neale Donald Walsch
  63. The Monk Who Sold His Ferrari by Robin Sharma
  64. Never Give Up by Joyce Meyers
  65. Employee to Entrepreneur by Suzanne Mulvehill
  66. Rubies in the Orchard by Lunda Resnick

(I wanted to get the list up quickly. We'll add links and some comments over the next day or so.)