So, you’re on a roll in your career or you’re just starting out. Wouldn’t you love to have the wisdom you need for the road ahead right at your fingertips? Face it; we all want to be better people for our businesses and for our families. Learning can’t be obtained without real time experience, but reading should be added to that list, as well. Why not absorb guidance from the masters? The following titles have affected generations of business-minded entrepreneurs, simultaneously forming leaders in the process.


It’s never too early or too late to begin equipping yourself with the tools you need to grow in this uncertain world. Each book offers helpful tips on how to manage a better business, and the authors offer wisdom pertaining to life in general. Whether you’re seeking to become more influential or you want to learn how to calculate your own net worth, these books guarantee a learning curve in your own development toward becoming a better business you.


1. The Millionaire Next Door by Thomas Stanley

Have you ever wondered which profession yields the lowest net worth? Hint: surgery is definitely involved. This book simplifies calculations in a way that speaks to every person. Never underestimate someone based on appearances, either. The real millionaire might just be hiding next door with a modest car in the garage.


2. Rich Dad, Poor Dad: What The Rich Teach Their Kids About Money That the Poor and Middle Class Do Not! by Robert Kiyosaki

It’s all in the title. This book became famous for its ability to relate to audiences from all walks of life, and it continues to inspire new generations of readers.


3. Delivering Happiness: A Path to Profits, Passion, and Purpose by Tony Hsieh

This entrepreneurial spotlight captures the opportunity Zappo’s founder Tony Hsieh created with his venture. A must-read for any aspiring entrepreneur.


4. How To Win Friends & Influence People by Dale Carnegie

This should be considered the ultimate life learning read. Carnegie’s famous guide tantalizes readers by implementing advice in the pursuit of gaining influence.


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