Books on your reading list...

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As some of you may have already surmised from your personal experiences, starting a new venture is no easy endeavor. Fortunately, there are several successful people before us who have been kind enough to document some effective methodologies and proven principles that produced very commendable results. You don't have to embark on your journey alone.


Here are a few books I currently have on my reading list:

  1. The Hard Thing About Hard Things - Ben Horowitz
  2. The 21 Irrefutable Laws of Leadership - John C. Maxwell
  3. Don't Polish Your Ignorance...It May Shine. - Jaggi Vasudev
  4. Crushing It! - Gary Vaynerchuk
  5. Business Model Generation - Alexander Osterwalder, Yves Pigneur
  6. Awaken The Giant Within - Tony Robbins
  7. The Startup Owner's Manual: The Step-by-Step Guide for Building a Great Company - Bob Dorf, Steve Blank
  8. The Personal MBA: A World-Class Business Education in a Single Volume - Josh Kaufman
  9. The Lean Startup - Eric Ries
  10. Execution: The Discipline of Getting Things Done - Lawrence Bossidy, Ram Charan
  11. 365 Days With Self-Discipline: 365 Life-Altering Thoughts on Self-Control, Mental Resilience, and Success - Martin Meadows
  12. No Excuses! The Power of Self-Discipline - Brian Tracy
  13. The Art of Profiling - Reading People Right the First Time - Dan Korem
  14. Reading People: How Seeing the World through the Lens of Personality Changes Everything - Anne Bogel
  15. What Every BODY is Saying - Joe Navarro
  16. How to Succeed with People: Remarkably Easy Ways to Engage, Influence and Motivate Almost Anyone - Paul McGee
  17. Dare to Lead: Brave Work. Tough Conversations. Whole Hearts - Brené Brown
  18. Turn the Ship Around! A True Story of Turning Followers Into Leaders - L. David Marquet
  19. The Mentee's Guide: Making Mentoring Work for You - Lois J. Zachary, Lory A. Fischler
  20. As a Man Thinketh - James Allen
  21. The Monk Who Sold His Ferrari: A Remarkable Story About Living Your Dreams - Robin Sharma
  22. Full Catastrophe Living - Jon Kabat-Zinn
  23. Blink: The Power of Thinking Without Thinking - Malcolm Gladwell
  24. Crucial Conversations: Tools for Talking When Stakes Are High - Al Switzler, Joseph Grenny, Ron McMillan
  25. First Things First - Stephen Covey
  26. Wherever You Go, There You Are? - Jon Kabat-Zinn
  27. Who Moved My Cheese - Spencer Johnson
  28. How To Stop Worrying And Start Living - Dale Carnegie
  29. Over The Top - Zig Ziglar
  30. The Power Of Concentration - Theron Q Dumont
  31. Outliers - Malcolm Gladwell
  32. Extreme Ownership - Jocko Willink & Leif Babin

Please feel free to recommend any additional books that you have found useful along your journey.

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