14 of Our Favorite Business Books


We read (and re-read) a bunch of useful and inspiring books that have helped us navigate this entrepreneurial rollercoaster. Some are new and others are classics. Here’s a short list of our favorites:

  1. Deep Work: Rules for Focused Success in a Distracted World — Cal Newport

  2. Year of Yes: How to Dance It Out, Stand In the Sun and Be Your Own Person — Shonda Rhimes

  3. Will It Fly? How to Test Your Next Business Idea So You Don't Waste Your Time and Money — Pat Flynn

  4. The Great Work of Your Life: A Guide for the Journey to Your True Calling — Stephen Cope

  5. Grit: The Power of Passion and Perseverance — Angela Duckworth

  6. Unfinished Business: Women Men Work Family — Anne-Marie Slaughter

  7. The Four Agreements: A Practical Guide to Personal Freedom — Don Miguel Ruiz and Janet Mills

  8. Steal Like an Artist: 10 Things Nobody Told You About Being Creative — Austin Kleon

  9. Anything You Want — Derek Sivers

  10. The Power of Meaning: Finding Fulfillment in a World Obsessed with Happiness — Emily Esfahani Smith

  11. Authority: Become an Expert, Build a Following, and Gain Financial Independence — Nathan Barry

  12. You Are a Badass at Making Money: Master the Mindset of Wealth — Jen Sincero

  13. The Big Leap: Conquer Your Hidden Fear and Take Life to the Next Level — Gay Hendricks

  14. What to Do When it's Your Turn (and it's Always Your Turn) — Seth Godin

  15. Life Is a Video Game—Here Are the Cheat Codes — Mark Manson*

Has one of these books made a major impact in your life this year? Are there others you would add? Let us know by sharing your favorites in our Soulful MBA Facebook Group.

* Not a book, but worth including. If you’ve not yet read this blog post, read it today. Seriously.*

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