The Top 50 Books For Entrepreneurs

Dan Sullivan
5 min readNov 26, 2021


In our Strategic Coach workshops, entrepreneurs are able to share resources with the most brilliant minds in business. From our workshops, we’ve compiled a list of 50 client-recommended titles that touch on all things related to well-rounded entrepreneurial success, including longevity, health, finance, personal expansion, and business growth.

Strategic Coach workshops are filled with a diverse group of ambitious and like-minded entrepreneurs representing over 60+ industries, allowing for high levels of creativity, innovation, and breakthroughs. At each workshop, we take time to discuss recommended resources, including recommended reading.

The following list contains 50 Strategic Coach client-recommended titles that touch on all the building blocks of success, including longevity, finance, personal optimization, and business growth. This list of books recommended by entrepreneurs for entrepreneurs provides an inside look at what our top entrepreneurs are reading to push themselves out of their comfort zones, expand their creative thinking, and elevate their lives and businesses.


  1. A Pawn’s Journey by Elliott Neff
  2. Healthy Money: Making a Successful Transition from Resident to Attending by John W. Crane
  3. Dialogue: The Art Of Thinking Together by William Isaacs
  4. Winning: The Unforgiving Race to Greatness by Tim S. Grover
  5. Halftime: Moving from Success to Significance by Bob Buford
  6. The Road Less Stupid by Keith J. Cunningham
  7. Never Split the Difference: Negotiating As If Your Life Depended On It by Chris Voss
  8. The Dream Manager by Matthew Kelly
  9. Start with Why: How Great Leaders Inspire Everyone to Take Action by Simon Sinek
  10. The 7 Habits of Highly Effective People: 30th Anniversary Edition by Stephen R. Covey
  11. Cured: Strengthen Your Immune System and Heal Your Life by Jeffrey Rediger
  12. The Power of Awareness: Unlocking the Law of Attraction (Deluxe Edition) by Neville Goddard
  13. You Are the Placebo: Making Your Mind Matter by Dr. Joe Dispenza
  14. Becoming Supernatural: How Common People Are Doing the Uncommon by Dr. Joe Dispenza
  15. Breaking The Habit of Being Yourself: How to Lose Your Mind and Create a New One by Dr. Joe Dispenza
  16. The Power of TED* (*The Empowerment Dynamic): 10th Anniversary Edition by David Emerald
  17. How to Be a Great Boss by Gino Wickman and René Boer
  18. Blue Ocean Strategy: How to Create Uncontested Market Space and Make Competition Irrelevant by W. Chan Kim and Renée Mauborgne
  19. Blue Ocean Shift: Beyond Competing — Proven Steps to Inspire Confidence and Seize New Growth by W. Chan Kim and Renée Mauborgne
  20. The E-Myth Revisited: Why Most Small Businesses Don’t Work and What to Do About It by Michael E. Gerber
  21. Honesty Works! Real-World Solutions to Common Problems at Work and Home by Steven Gaffney
  22. How to Make Big Money in Small Apartments by Lance A. Edwards
  23. Be a Change Champion: Mastering Momentum — 10 Factors for Sustaining the Boom and Avoiding the Bust of Change by Steven Gaffney
  24. Building an Elite Organization: The Blueprint to Scaling a High-Growth, High-Profit Business by Don Wenner
  25. Winning: The Unforgiving Race to Greatness by Tim S. Grover
  26. No Rules Rules: Netflix and the Culture of Reinvention by Reed Hastings and Erin Meyer
  27. Radical Candor: Be a Kick-Ass Boss Without Losing Your Humanity by Kim Scott
  28. Daring Greatly: How the Courage to Be Vulnerable Transforms the Way We Live, Love, Parent, and Lead by Brené Brown
  29. Traction: Get a Grip on Your Business by Gino Wickman
  30. Extreme Ownership: How U.S. Navy SEALS Lead and Win by Jocko Willink and Leif Babin
  31. How to Stop Worrying and Start Living: Time-Tested Methods for Conquering Worry by Dale Carnegie
  32. Younger Next Year: A Guide to Living Like 50 Until You’re 80 and Beyond by Chris Crowley and Henry S. Lodge, MD
  33. Men Are from Mars, Women Are from Venus: A Practical Guide for Improving Communication and Getting What You Want in Your Relationships by John Gray
  34. Free to Focus: A Total Productivity System to Achieve More by Doing Less by Michael Hyatt
  35. Exponential Organizations: New Organizations Are Ten Times Better, Faster, and Cheaper Than Yours (and What to Do About It) by Salim Ismail
  36. Crucial Conversations: Tools for Talking When Stakes Are High by Kerry Patterson, Joseph Grenny, Ron McMillan, and Al Switzler
  37. The Future Is Faster Than You Think: How Converging Technologies Are Disrupting Business, Industries, and Our Lives by Peter H. Diamandis
  38. Reality-Based Leadership: Ditch the Drama, Restore Sanity to the Workplace, and Turn Excuses into Results by Cy Wakeman
  39. Never Lose a Customer Again: Turn Any Sale into Lifelong Loyalty in 100 Days by Joey Coleman
  40. Topgrading, 3rd Edition: The Proven Hiring and Promoting Method That Turbocharges Company Performance by Bradford D. Smart
  41. Personality Isn’t Permanent: Break Free from Self-Limiting Beliefs and Rewrite Your Story by Benjamin Hardy
  42. The Captain Class: The Hidden Force That Creates the World’s Greatest Teams by Sam Walker
  43. Strategy Beyond the Hockey Stick: People, Probabilities, and Big Moves to Beat the Odds by Chris Bradley, Martin Hirt, and Sven Smit
  44. Lifespan: Why We Age — and Why We Don’t Have To by David A. Sinclair
  45. Switch: How to Change Things When Change Is Hard by Chip Heath and Dan Heath
  46. Tools of Titans: The Tactics, Routines, and Habits of Billionaires, Icons, and World-Class Performers by Tim Ferriss
  47. How to Think Like a Roman Emperor: The Stoic Philosophy of Marcus Aurelius by Donald J. Robertson
  48. Rocket Fuel: The One Essential Combination That Will Get You More of What You Want from Your Business by Gino Wickman
  49. The Alter Ego Effect: The Power of Secret Identities to Transform Your Life by Todd Herman
  50. The Happiness Hypothesis by Jonathan Haidt

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I hope this article triggered some new ideas, projects, initiatives, and thinking for you and your business.

Thanks for reading,


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Dan Sullivan

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