The best 100 Success books

Success is a highly sought-after achievement in both personal and professional realms. Our carefully selected book list delves into the strategies, mindsets, and habits that can pave the way for success, making it an indispensable resource for those seeking to understand and cultivate this elusive quality.

Dive into these insightful reads to glean valuable wisdom and actionable advice that can propel you towards your goals. Ready to kickstart your journey to success? Let's explore these books together!

The best 100 Success books
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Success Books: The 7 Habits of Highly Effective People by Stephen R. Covey

The 7 Habits of Highly Effective People

Stephen R. Covey
Powerful Lessons in Personal Change
4.6 (3,881 ratings)
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What's The 7 Habits of Highly Effective People about?

The 7 Habits of Highly Effective People (1989) is one of the most celebrated self-help books of all time. This enormously influential guide presents a series of practical principles that will help you succeed in your personal and professional lives.

Who should read The 7 Habits of Highly Effective People?

  • Professionals aspiring to fulfill their potential
  • People looking to build stronger relationships
  • Anyone seeking to understand a self-help classic

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Success Books: Outliers by Malcolm Gladwell

Outliers

Malcolm Gladwell
The Story of Success
4.2 (1,099 ratings)
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What's Outliers about?

Outliers is an examination of individuals who achieve a level of success – in math, sports, law, or any pursuit, really – so extraordinary that it lies outside the realm of normal experience.

We often think these outliers possess some mysterious innate ability that helps them rise to the top of their fields, but other factors, like family, culture or even birthdates, can have a huge effect on success, too.

Who should read Outliers?

  • Anyone who wants to deepen his or her understanding of success and of how to achieve it
  • Teachers, coaches and others in training professions
  • Consulting professionals and others interested in policy reform

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Success Books: Thinking, Fast and Slow by Daniel Kahneman

Thinking, Fast and Slow

Daniel Kahneman
4.5 (5,628 ratings)
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What's Thinking, Fast and Slow about?

Thinking, Fast and Slow (2011) – a recapitulation of the decades of research that led to Kahneman's winning the Nobel Prize – explains his contributions to our current understanding of psychology and behavioral economics. Over the years, the research of Kahneman and his colleagues has helped us better understand how decisions are made, why certain judgment errors are so common, and how we can improve ourselves. 

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Who should read Thinking, Fast and Slow?

  • Anyone interested in the human mind 
  • People curious about how we make judgments
  • Students of psychology and behavioral economics

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Success Books: The ONE Thing by Gary Keller and Jay Papasan

The ONE Thing

Gary Keller and Jay Papasan
The surprisingly simple truth behind extraordinary results
4.6 (734 ratings)
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What's The ONE Thing about?

The ONE Thing (2013) helps you to discover your most important goal, and gives you tools to ensure you can use your time productively to get there. The book reveals that many of the maxims we accept as good practice are actually myths that only hinder our progress. It also provides advice on how to live your life with priority, purpose and productivity without sending other aspects of life out of balance, because this is the way to perform the kind of focused work that leads to great success.

Who should read The ONE Thing?

  • Anyone looking to improve their productivity
  • Anyone who has trouble finding time to commit to their goal
  • Anyone looking for greater clarity and purpose in their daily life

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Success Books: Mastery by Robert Greene

Mastery

Robert Greene
4.3 (631 ratings)
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What's Mastery about?

In Mastery (2012), author Robert Greene argues and illustrates that everybody can achieve mastery of a skill or field if they follow the established steps of historical and present-day masters. Based on interviews and studies of some of the best in their respective fields, Greene provides a diverse array of tips and strategies on how to become a master.

Who should read Mastery?

  • Anyone who is new to a field or subject
  • Anyone who has just finished school and is thinking about what to do with their life
  • Anyone who has worked in a certain field for a long time and is frustrated because they’re not advancing to a higher level

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Success Books: Focus by Daniel Goleman

Focus

Daniel Goleman
The Hidden Driver of Excellence
4.3 (684 ratings)
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What's Focus about?

Focus (2013) is a guidebook for nurturing today’s scarcest resource: attention. Using cutting-edge research, the book reveals that sharpening our focus in a world of endless distractions is the key to professional success and personal fulfillment. What makes Goleman’s contribution special is that the book expands the definition of “focus” beyond mere concentration and calls for a mindful life in which attention is paid to the self, to others and to the planet.

Who should read Focus?

  • Workers and students who wish to improve their focus and productivity
  • Anyone who wants to learn the secret of living a focused, mindful life
  • Leaders who want to channel their vision effectively and improve their relationships with employees

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Success Books: The Obstacle is the Way by Ryan Holiday

The Obstacle is the Way

Ryan Holiday
The Timeless Art of Turning Trials Into Triumph
4.5 (783 ratings)
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What's The Obstacle is the Way about?

In The Obstacle is the Way (2014), Ryan Holiday brings the age-old wisdom of Stoic philosophy up to date. By examining the struggles of historical figures of inspiring resilience, Holiday shows not only how obstacles couldn’t stop them, but more importantly, how these people thrived precisely because of the obstacles. Holiday shows how we can turn obstacles to our advantage, and how we can transform apparent roadblocks into success, both in our businesses and our personal lives.

Who should read The Obstacle is the Way?

  • Anyone working for a business during tough economic times
  • Anyone working at a start-up facing great challenges to get off the ground
  • Anyone who wants to learn how to better deal with inevitable hardships

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Success Books: The Success Principles by Jack Canfield

The Success Principles

Jack Canfield
How to Get from Where You Are to Where You Want to Be
4.4 (288 ratings)
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What's The Success Principles about?

The Success Principles offers practical and detailed principles to help anyone lead a more successful and fulfilling life. Author Jack Canfield draws upon stories and anecdotes from people who have achieved ambitious goals and experienced what it’s like to be highly successful.

Who should read The Success Principles?

  • Anyone who wants to learn proven principles for success
  • Anyone aspiring to lead a more meaningful and fulfilling life
  • Anyone who’s ready to change their routine and pursue their dreams

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Success Books: Eat That Frog! by Brian Tracy

Eat That Frog!

Brian Tracy
21 Great Ways to Stop Procrastinating and Get More Done in Less Time
4.4 (1,018 ratings)
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What's Eat That Frog! about?

Eat That Frog! is all about overcoming procrastination and learning to manage your time. It’s normal to feel drowned in work, but when you learn to “eat your frogs” – meaning do your most important tasks first – you’ll work more efficiently and be happier too.

Who should read Eat That Frog!?

  • Procrastinators anonymous
  • Anyone with a goal to achieve
  • Those overwhelmed by all the work they have to do

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Success Books: As A Man Thinketh by James Allen

As A Man Thinketh

James Allen
4.3 (372 ratings)
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What's As A Man Thinketh about?

As a Man Thinketh (1903) captures the philosophy of James Allen. These blinks reveal the power that thoughts have over our personalities, our circumstances and our well-being. We discover the benefits of learning to master our minds and direct our thoughts toward the goals we want to achieve.

Who should read As A Man Thinketh?

  • Readers interested in the beginnings of self-help literature
  • Individuals looking to improve their lives with advice that’s stood the test of time
  • Everyone who loves gleaning new insights from a classic

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Success Books: Mastery by George Leonard

Mastery

George Leonard
The Keys to Success and Long-Term Fulfillment
4.5 (134 ratings)
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What's Mastery about?

Mastery (1992) reveals how you can shift your mindset to achieve long-term success in new pursuits. Drawing on real-life examples from sports, psychology and mindfulness teachings, these blinks explain the five essential elements for achieving mastery in any discipline and give us the tools we need to bounce back from pitfalls along the way.

Who should read Mastery?

  • Athletes keen to achieve better results in their training
  • Readers interested in how they can take careers, relationships and hobbies to the next level
  • Individuals curious about how our attitude shapes our potential to achieve

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Success Books: You Are a Badass by Jen Sincero

You Are a Badass

Jen Sincero
How To Stop Doubting Your Greatness and Start Living an Awesome Life
4.2 (687 ratings)
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What's You Are a Badass about?

You Are a Badass (2013) is your guide to living life to the fullest. Sincero provides an analysis of exactly what’s holding you back and provides powerful strategies geared toward breaking bad habits so that you can truly live out your dreams.

Become the badass you always wanted to be.

Who should read You Are a Badass?

  • People stuck in jobs that they hate
  • Readers looking for new strategies to tackle self-doubt
  • Anyone seeking motivation to make a serious life change

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Success Books: Tools of Titans by Tim Ferriss

Tools of Titans

Tim Ferriss
The Tactics, Routines and Habits of Billionaires, Icons and World-Class Performers
3.8 (903 ratings)
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What's Tools of Titans about?

Tools of Titans (2016) details the stories, strategies and successes of some of the most inspirational achievers, thinkers and doers of modern times. These blinks will teach you how to strengthen your body and your mind, all while building your creative business.

“There’s a reason why Tim Ferriss has become such an influential voice when it comes to achieving top performance. He always manages to get the best advice out of such fascinating, impressive people. Even Seth Rogan is in here!” – Ben S. Head of Salad at Blinkist

Who should read Tools of Titans?

  • Fitness buffs who are in search of workout tips
  • Budding entrepreneurs in need of inspiration
  • Creative minds looking for words of wisdom

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Success Books: Ego is the Enemy by Ryan Holiday

Ego is the Enemy

Ryan Holiday
The Fight to Master Our Greatest Opponent
4.4 (842 ratings)
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What's Ego is the Enemy about?

Ego is the Enemy (2016) outlines the dangers of egotism and the strategies we can use to rein in our pride, using historical and cultural examples. From finding a mentor to learning how to delegate tasks, these blinks show us why staying grounded can secure future success.

Who should read Ego is the Enemy?

  • Anyone who has been told that they’re arrogant or proud
  • Successful business people feeling uneasy about their newfound fame
  • Managers interested in how the ego impacts our work lives

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Success Books: The Power of Your Subconscious Mind by Joseph Murphy (Ian McMahan revised)

The Power of Your Subconscious Mind

Joseph Murphy (Ian McMahan revised)
Unlock Your Master Key to Success
4.4 (511 ratings)
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What's The Power of Your Subconscious Mind about?

The Power of the Subconscious Mind (1963) has helped millions of readers around the world harness their subconscious and find true happiness in the process. These blinks share inspiring true stories and effective techniques that will positively influence your career, love life and overall health.

Who should read The Power of Your Subconscious Mind?

  • Illness-prone people who want to improve their overall health
  • People who struggle to achieve the success they desire
  • Anyone with profound fears or obsessions

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Success Books: The Subtle Art of Not Giving a F*ck by Mark Manson

The Subtle Art of Not Giving a F*ck

Mark Manson
A Counterintuitive Approach to Living a Good Life
4.3 (6,416 ratings)
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What's The Subtle Art of Not Giving a F*ck about?

The Subtle Art of Not Giving a F*ck (2016) lays out how to live a better life by caring about fewer things. If you follow few simple rules, you can enjoy a happier, less stressful existence.

Who should read The Subtle Art of Not Giving a F*ck?

  • Anyone feeling stressed or overburdened with life
  • Self-improvement junkies
  • People worried about their legacy

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Success Books: Search Inside Yourself by Chade-Meng Tan

Search Inside Yourself

Chade-Meng Tan
The Unexpected Path to Achieving Success, Happiness (and World Peace)
4.3 (352 ratings)
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What's Search Inside Yourself about?

Search Inside Yourself (2012) teaches how the power of emotional intelligence and mindfulness can be harnessed to thrive both personally and professionally. Tan’s teachings are based on years of research and afford you the opportunity to improve your happiness, creativity and productivity.

Who should read Search Inside Yourself?

  • Professionals who want to become better at their job
  • Individuals who want to start a sustained mindfulness practice
  • Those having trouble understanding their emotions

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Success Books: The Science of Getting Rich by Wallace D. Wattles

The Science of Getting Rich

Wallace D. Wattles
Your Master Key to Success
3.7 (286 ratings)
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What's The Science of Getting Rich about?

The Science of Getting Rich (1910) is a self-help classic, where the author presents his guide for attaining a life of abundance. These blinks explain how to use directed thinking to attract opportunity and opulence while accomplishing anything you want.

Who should read The Science of Getting Rich?

  • Readers interested in an early self-help classic
  • People who think becoming rich is morally wrong

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Success Books: High Performance Habits by Brendon Burchard

High Performance Habits

Brendon Burchard
How Extraordinary People Become That Way
4.6 (1,075 ratings)
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What's High Performance Habits about?

High Performance Habits (2017) explores the six habits that can turn an ordinary person into an extraordinarily productive one. Performance coach Brendon Burchard draws on the data and statistics from one of the largest studies of the world’s most productive people ever conducted to explore their habits and find out what makes them tick.

“Burchard’s research into the habits of high performers across the globe unearths some fascinating and practical insights. For example, did you know that you’ll be more motivated to do something if you think you’re doing it for someone else’s sake?” – Ben H, Head of Content at Blinkist

Who should read High Performance Habits?

  • Workers who wish to improve job performance
  • Students interested in the habits of extraordinary people
  • Readers who want to be healthier and happier

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Success Books: Extreme Ownership by Jocko Willink and Leif Babin

Extreme Ownership

Jocko Willink and Leif Babin
How U.S. Navy SEALs Lead and Win
4.5 (687 ratings)
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What's Extreme Ownership about?

Extreme Ownership (2015) is about how Navy SEAL Team commanders lead. These blinks discuss the complex, life-and-death combat situations that Navy SEALs often have to deal with and how you can apply their skills in the world of business.

Who should read Extreme Ownership?

  • Young entrepreneurs, managers and business leaders
  • Readers interested in military leadership and tactics
  • Anyone interested in improving their leadership skills

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Success Books: The 12 Week Year by Brian P. Moran and Michael Lennington

The 12 Week Year

Brian P. Moran and Michael Lennington
Get More Done in 12 Weeks than Others Do in 12 months
4.6 (422 ratings)
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What's The 12 Week Year about?

The 12 Week Year (2013) provides a blueprint for revolutionizing your planning, delivery and productivity. Many individuals, organizations and businesses plan around an annual cycle, but it’s near impossible to make accurate plans for an entire year, and it’s just as hard to muster a year’s worth of focus. This book offers an alternative, explaining how to plan around a 12-week period, execute critical tasks and radically improve results.

Who should read The 12 Week Year?

  • Workers who feel they could be doing more in less time
  • Business leaders striving for higher productivity and faster execution
  • People struggling to put their great ideas into practice

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Success Books: No Excuses! by Brian Tracy

No Excuses!

Brian Tracy
The Power of Self-Discipline
4.2 (1,352 ratings)
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What's No Excuses! about?

No Excuses! (2010) defines self-discipline as the key to achieving success, explaining how applying self-discipline in all three major areas of your life – personal success, career and overall happiness – can have a profound impact on your well-being.

Who should read No Excuses!?

  • Debtors who want to gain financial freedom
  • Professionals who want to be the best in their industry
  • People seeking a practical way to overcome their fears

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Success Books: The 5 AM Club by Robin Sharma

The 5 AM Club

Robin Sharma
Own Your Morning. Elevate Your Life.
4.5 (10,120 ratings)
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What's The 5 AM Club about?

The 5 AM Club (2018) shows how embracing a revolutionary morning routine can deliver epic results. Through the enchanting story of an entrepreneur, an artist, and their eccentric billionaire mentor, it explains how you can use the first hour of your day to drive personal growth and get the most out of life.

Who should read The 5 AM Club?

  • Those who feel they could try and get more out of the day
  • People who want to achieve great things in life
  • Anyone in need of an energizing and positive morning routine

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Success Books: The 3-Minute Rule by Brant Pinvidic

The 3-Minute Rule

Brant Pinvidic
Say Less to Get More from Any Pitch or Presentation
4.5 (920 ratings)
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What's The 3-Minute Rule about?

"By the end of three minutes, your audience will already be leaning yes or no on your proposal. From that point on, you can continue yammering for another 57 minutes, but the die is already cast."

The 3-Minute Rule (2019) is an incisive guide to creating an ultra-concise, ultra-compelling pitch for any idea, product, service or company. Beginning with the provocative thesis that you have only three minutes to persuade a modern audience, it provides you with a blueprint for packing those three minutes with your best possible material. 

Who should read The 3-Minute Rule?

  • Business people who need to pitch things in a corporate setting    
  • Creative people who need to pitch things in the entertainment industry 
  • Anyone else who needs to pitch something to someone

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Success Books: The Psychology of Money by Morgan Housel

The Psychology of Money

Morgan Housel
Timeless Lessons on Wealth, Greed, and Happiness
4.4 (1,957 ratings)
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What's The Psychology of Money about?

The Psychology of Money (2020) looks at the way money works in the real world. Financial decisions are rarely driven by the theories of economists and the neat spreadsheets of accountants. Instead, a myriad of factors, from personal history to pride and even envy, shape our decision-making. The results are often surprising – and always fascinating.

Who should read The Psychology of Money?

  • Investors and savers
  • Entrepreneurs 
  • History buffs

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Success Books: The Law of Success by Napoleon Hill

The Law of Success

Napoleon Hill
The 15 Most Powerful Principles for Wealth, Health, and Happiness
4.6 (890 ratings)
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What's The Law of Success about?

The Law of Success (1928) covers 15 valuable lessons that you can use to get motivated about turning your plans and dreams into reality. You can put these practical lessons into practice today. They’re designed to help you turn words into action, gain self-confidence, and thrive in any environment.

Who should read The Law of Success?

  • Inspiration seekers
  • Salespeople looking for tips on success
  • People interested in how to gain self-confidence

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Success Books: The Hidden Habits of Genius by Craig Wright

The Hidden Habits of Genius

Craig Wright
Beyond Talent, IQ, and Grit – Unlocking the Secrets of Greatness
4.4 (372 ratings)
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What's The Hidden Habits of Genius about?

The Hidden Habits of Genius (2020) is a guide to the traits that set geniuses apart from the rest of us. Drawing on the lives of extraordinary creatives, thinkers, and disruptors from ancient Greece to modern Japan, it traces the factors that make up the complex and fascinating phenomenon that we call “genius.”

Who should read The Hidden Habits of Genius?

  • Embryonic geniuses who want to reach their full potential
  • Students of human nature wondering what makes a genius tick
  • All those looking to boost their creative abilities

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Success Books: The Daily Laws by Robert Greene

The Daily Laws

Robert Greene
366 Meditations on Power, Seduction, Mastery, Strategy, and Human Nature
4.5 (716 ratings)
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What's The Daily Laws about?

The Daily Laws (2021) is a compendium of 366 rules for life, covering everything from seduction and power to the discovery of your life’s great task. It distills the insights author Robert Greene has uncovered in a series of best-selling books spanning 22 years of word.

Who should read The Daily Laws?

  • Fans of Robert Greene’s best-selling work
  • People who’ve lost touch with their sense of purpose and drive
  • Anyone in need of a strong dose of wisdom

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Success Books: Discipline Equals Freedom by Jocko Willink

Discipline Equals Freedom

Jocko Willink
Field Manual
4.1 (810 ratings)
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What's Discipline Equals Freedom about?

Discipline Equals Freedom (2020) is your field manual to the art of self-discipline. It uncovers what you need to do to meet your full potential – and why being disciplined sets you free. 

Who should read Discipline Equals Freedom?

  • Fitness buffs looking for a new angle
  • Fans of straight-talking tough love
  • Anyone seeking inspiration to work harder

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Success Books: Start With Why by Simon Sinek

Start With Why

Simon Sinek
How Great Leaders Inspire Everyone to Take Action
4.6 (1,208 ratings)
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What's Start With Why about?

Start With Why (2009) tackles a fundamental question: What makes some organizations and people more innovative, influential, and profitable than others? Based on best-selling author Simon Sinek’s hugely influential lecture of the same name, the third most-watched TED talk of all time, these blinks unpack the answer to that conundrum. As Sinek’s examples show, it’s all about asking why rather than what.

Who should read Start With Why?

  • Managers and team leaders 
  • Entrepreneurs building their brand 
  • Self-starters in need of a bit of inspiration

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Success Books: Million Dollar Habits by Brian Tracy

Million Dollar Habits

Brian Tracy
Proven Power Practices to Double and Triple Your Income
4.4 (1,350 ratings)
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What's Million Dollar Habits about?

Million Dollar Habits (2017) is the manual to your brain and your life that you never got in school. It explains the “secrets” of success and what you need to do to unlock your full potential.

Who should read Million Dollar Habits?

  • Millionaire wannabes
  • Couch potatoes looking to get fit and healthy 
  • People who want to develop great relationships

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Success Books: The Innovator’s Dilemma by Clayton Christensen

The Innovator’s Dilemma

Clayton Christensen
When New Technologies Cause Great Firms to Fail
4.4 (533 ratings)
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What's The Innovator’s Dilemma about?

The Innovator’s Dilemma explains why so many well-established companies fail dismally when faced with the emerging markets they create. This Blink focuses on one of the book’s central themes: disruptive innovation.

Who should read The Innovator’s Dilemma?

  • Anyone interested in why big companies are so vulnerable to disruptive technologies
  • Business executives
  • Anyone who wants to take advantage of technological innovations

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Success Books: The 48 Laws of Power by Robert Greene

The 48 Laws of Power

Robert Greene
4.1 (1,825 ratings)
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What's The 48 Laws of Power about?

The 48 Laws of Power (1998) takes an irreverent look at the fundamental characteristics of power – how to understand it, defend against it, and use it to your advantage. This Blink offers compelling insights, backed by historical examples, into the dynamics of competition and control. 

Who should read The 48 Laws of Power?

  • Entrepreneurs looking to gain the upper hand in their market
  • Anybody who wants to acquire power – or protect themselves and others from it
  • People interested in the history of power dynamics

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Success Books: Get It Done by Ayelet Fishbach

Get It Done

Ayelet Fishbach
Surprising Lessons from the Science of Motivation
4.3 (756 ratings)
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What's Get It Done about?

Get It Done (2022) turns the spotlight on the person that’s often hardest to influence: you. Drawing on anecdotes and research from motivation science, it shows how modifying your circumstances can propel you forward both personally and professionally – even when you feel lost at sea.

Who should read Get It Done?

  • People who want to be more productive at work or home
  • Those wondering how to persevere in the face of adversity
  • Anyone seeking clearheadedness in a chaotic world

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Success Books: From Strength to Strength by Arthur C. Brooks

From Strength to Strength

Arthur C. Brooks
Finding Success, Happiness, and Deep Purpose in the Second Half of Life
4.5 (795 ratings)
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What's From Strength to Strength about?

From Strength to Strength (2022) is a roadmap for thriving in the second half of life. Packed with practical advice, it helps readers stop dwelling on past successes and find fulfillment in the present.

Who should read From Strength to Strength?

  • Anyone facing the decline of their professional abilities
  • Professionals preparing to pivot from one career to another
  • Everyone who wants to lead a life full of purpose

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Success Books: Building a Second Brain by Tiago Forte

Building a Second Brain

Tiago Forte
A Proven Method to Organize Your Digital Life and Unlock Your Creative Potential
4.5 (1,086 ratings)
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What's Building a Second Brain about?

Building a Second Brain (2022) by productivity expert Tiago Forte offers simple, effective, and workable solutions to one of the biggest challenges we face today: information overload. Using four key organizational principles, Forte shows how you can leverage digital tools to create a knowledge storage system as intuitive and efficient as a second brain. 

Who should read Building a Second Brain?

  • Knowledge workers whose professional success hinges on information management;
  • Students struggling to synthesize vast amounts of new information;
  • Anyone who wants to boost their calm, creativity, and productivity.

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Success Books: Stop Doing That Sh*t by Gary John Bishop

Stop Doing That Sh*t

Gary John Bishop
End Self-Sabotage and Demand Your Life Back
4.3 (622 ratings)
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What's Stop Doing That Sh*t about?

Stop Doing That Sh*t (2019) dives into the subconscious to explore how and why we self-sabotage ourselves. Discover why just thinking positively or deciding to change doesn’t help us to actually improve ourselves. Then, learn a method for finally overcoming the hidden thoughts that have been unconsciously ruling our lives. 

Who should read Stop Doing That Sh*t?

  • Self-saboteurs of all stripes
  • Hard workers who periodically get in their own way
  • Anyone looking for a no-nonsense guide to improving their life

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Success Books: Stop Overthinking by Nick Trenton

Stop Overthinking

Nick Trenton
23 Techniques to Relieve Stress, Stop Negative Spirals, Declutter Your Mind, and Focus on the Present
4.2 (670 ratings)
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What's Stop Overthinking about?

Stop Overthinking (2021) is an indispensable guide to breaking free from the negative thought patterns holding you back. Learn how to recognize your negative spiral triggers, overcome anxiety attacks, and declutter your mind to live a stress-free life.

Who should read Stop Overthinking?

  • Nervous Nellies
  • Persistent procrastinators
  • Anybody struggling with doubt and indecision

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Success Books: Blue Ocean Strategy by W. Chan Kim, Renée Mauborgne

Blue Ocean Strategy

W. Chan Kim, Renée Mauborgne
How to Create Uncontested Market Space and Make the Competition Irrelevant
4.2 (535 ratings)
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What's Blue Ocean Strategy about?

Blue Ocean Strategy (2004) is a business classic that revolutionized the way companies think about market competition. It explains why some businesses can grow uncontested, while the rest tear each other to bits in a hypercompetitive environment.

Who should read Blue Ocean Strategy?

  • entrepreneurs eager to get ahead of their competition
  • investors deciding which companies to back
  • business students who want to better understand market forces

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Success Books: Do Hard Things by Steve Magness

Do Hard Things

Steve Magness
Why We Get Resilience Wrong and the Surprising Science of Real Toughness
4.5 (535 ratings)
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What's Do Hard Things about?

Do Hard Things (2022) explodes mythologies around the popular conception of toughness. It shows how traditional markers of toughness, like putting on a brave face and pushing past pain, can actually hinder physical and mental performance outcomes in the long term. Instead, real resilience comes from listening to your body and embracing your emotions.

Who should read Do Hard Things?

  • Employees who need resilience to succeed in challenging, high-stress roles;
  • Athletes and fitness fans wanting to build physical and mental fortitude;
  • Anyone who wants to face challenges with authentic toughness.

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Success Books: Breaking The Habit of Being Yourself by Joe Dispenza

Breaking The Habit of Being Yourself

Joe Dispenza
How to Lose Your Mind and Create a New One
4.5 (1,522 ratings)
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What's Breaking The Habit of Being Yourself about?

Breaking the Habit of Being Yourself (2012) shows you how to tap into your mind's unlimited potential and transform your life from the inside out. Get ready to break free from limiting beliefs and negative thought patterns and become the master of your destiny.

Who should read Breaking The Habit of Being Yourself?

  • Aspiring mind benders
  • Change seekers
  • Wellness warriors

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Success Books: Stop Self-Sabotage by Dr. Judy Ho, PhD

Stop Self-Sabotage

Dr. Judy Ho, PhD
Six Steps to Unlock Your True Motivation, Harness Your Willpower, and Get Out of Your Own Way
4.0 (400 ratings)
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What's Stop Self-Sabotage about?

Stop Self-Sabotage (2019) outlines a six-step guide to identifying and overcoming behaviors that counteract people’s ability to reach goals of all kinds. The clinically proven process includes exercises, practical advice, and real-life examples of how people have used the method to change their lives.

Who should read Stop Self-Sabotage?

  • Procrastinators
  • Anyone who struggles with motivation or willpower to achieve their goals
  • People looking to make positive changes quickly and efficiently

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Success Books: Unfu*k Yourself by Gary John Bishop

Unfu*k Yourself

Gary John Bishop
Get Out of Your Head and into Your Life
4.6 (1,361 ratings)
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What's Unfu*k Yourself about?

Unfu*k Yourself (2017) lays out an unpleasant truth: there’s only one thing that’s getting in the way of your best life, and that’s you. It provides a set of no-nonsense strategies designed to help you get out of your head, get out of your way, and begin living life on your own terms.

Who should read Unfu*k Yourself?

  • Self-saboteurs who can’t turn off their persistently negative inner monologue
  • Those trying to get out of their own way and go after their dreams
  • Anyone who’d like their life to be a little less, well, fu*ked

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Success Books: The Power of Discipline by Daniel Walter

The Power of Discipline

Daniel Walter
How to Use Self Control and Mental Toughness to Achieve Your Goals
4.3 (1,021 ratings)
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What's The Power of Discipline about?

The Power of Discipline (2020) explores the biological tendencies within our brains that determine our ability to control our self-discipline. It shows us how we can refine these tendencies in order to develop improved self-disciplinary habits and reach our goals.

Who should read The Power of Discipline?

  • Anyone lacking some self-discipline in their lives
  • Those who need to ditch their bad habits
  • Goal-setters looking for advice on how to be an achiever

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Success Books: How Big Things Get Done by Bent Flyvbjerg and Dan Gardner

How Big Things Get Done

Bent Flyvbjerg and Dan Gardner
The Surprising Factors Behind Every Successful Project, from Home Renovations to Space Exploration
4.1 (261 ratings)
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What's How Big Things Get Done about?

How Big Things Get Done (2023) explores what it takes to make large-scale projects work. It tackles tough questions like why so many big projects fail, and what makes the ones that succeed stand out from the rest. With real-life success stories as well as cautionary tales, its lessons can be applied to projects of any size, shape, or form. 

Who should read How Big Things Get Done?

  • Project managers looking to hone in their skills
  • Anyone about to embark on a new project or start a new business
  • Fans of Elon Musk wanting to learn how he works his magic

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Success Books: Good Leaders Ask Great Questions by John C. Maxwell

Good Leaders Ask Great Questions

John C. Maxwell
Your Foundation for Successful Leadership
3.9 (114 ratings)
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What's Good Leaders Ask Great Questions about?

Good Leaders Ask Great Questions (2014) focuses on how successful leadership isn't about having all the answers, but asking the right questions. The constant quest for improvement, innovation, and growth is what separates good leaders from great ones.

Who should read Good Leaders Ask Great Questions?

  • Aspiring leaders 
  • Current leaders seeking improvement 
  • Personal development enthusiasts

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Success Books: The Art of Clear Thinking by Hasard Lee

The Art of Clear Thinking

Hasard Lee
A Stealth Fighter Pilot's Timeless Rules for Making Tough Decisions
3.8 (476 ratings)
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What's The Art of Clear Thinking about?

The Art of Clear Thinking (2023) is a practical guide to decision-making as seen through the lens of a US fighter pilot. It introduces readers to the ACE Helix framework employed by those engaged in air combat while prompting you to consider how the underlying principles could be of benefit in your own life. 

Who should read The Art of Clear Thinking?

  • Key decision-makers in any field
  • Individuals keen to improve their ability to think clearly and critically 
  • People interested in military operations

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Success Books: The Diary of a CEO by Steven Bartlett

The Diary of a CEO

Steven Bartlett
The 33 Laws of Business and Life
4.3 (615 ratings)
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What's The Diary of a CEO about?

The Diary of a CEO (2023) offers a compelling insight into the world of entrepreneurship and personal development. It’s a comprehensive guide that combines reflections, lessons learned, and practical advice. This aims to inspire and guide you in understanding business dynamics, personal development, and the intricacies of becoming an effective leader.

Who should read The Diary of a CEO?

  • Aspiring entrepreneurs and business leaders looking to start or grow a business
  • Professionals and students focused on personal and professional development
  • Anyone searching for mindset shifts and psychological tools to maximize their potential

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Success Books: 100 Ways to Change Your Life by Liz Moody

100 Ways to Change Your Life

Liz Moody
The Science of Leveling Up Health, Happiness, Relationships and Success
4.3 (557 ratings)
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What's 100 Ways to Change Your Life about?

100 Ways to Change Your Life (2023) is a guide that offers you a wide range of practical tips and strategies for making impactful changes in various aspects of your life. Covering topics from health and wellness to personal growth and happiness, it’s designed to inspire and motivate you to implement small but significant adjustments to suit your individual needs and goals.

Who should read 100 Ways to Change Your Life?

  • Wellness devotees and productivity fanatics who’ve lost sight of simple happiness
  • Dreamers who’d love to start doing, if they could only stick to their goals
  • Anyone who feels there could be more to life than the status quo

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Success Books: How Highly Effective People Speak by Peter Andrei

How Highly Effective People Speak

Peter Andrei
How High Performers Use Psychology to Influence With Ease
4.3 (602 ratings)
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What's How Highly Effective People Speak about?

How Highly Effective People Speak (2021) is a practical guide to increasing influence through speech. It posits that information should be conveyed as humans are wired to receive it. So an understanding of behavioral economics is essential. By dissecting the personal anecdotes and historical examples shared, you’ll learn the theories and tactics to make your own communication highly effective.

Who should read How Highly Effective People Speak?

  • Anyone wanting to improve their public speaking skills 
  • Individuals with a vision they wish to communicate more compellingly
  • Public-facing business leaders and employees   

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Success Books: Level Up by Rob Dial

Level Up

Rob Dial
Get Focused, Stop Procrastinating and Upgrade Your Life
4.2 (873 ratings)
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What's Level Up about?

Level Up (2023) is a practical guide to help you move from inaction to taking focused steps to achieve your goals and dreams. It reveals the reasons behind inaction and offers strategies to stop spinning your wheels and start taking meaningful action.  

Who should read Level Up?

  • Individuals seeking practical strategies to overcome inaction.
  • People aspiring to improve focus and productivity.
  • Anyone interested in personal development and self-improvement.

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Success Books: Hidden Potential by Adam Grant

Hidden Potential

Adam Grant
The Science of Achieving Greater Things
4.5 (385 ratings)
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What's Hidden Potential about?

Hidden Potential (2023) challenges the notion that only those born with natural and exceptional talent can excel intellectually, artistically or athletically. Supported by groundbreaking research, it offers a framework that any individual can use to tap into their hidden potential and achieve more than they ever thought possible. 

Who should read Hidden Potential?

  • Novices wanting to master a challenging skill
  • Those who feel they’ve stagnated or plateaued
  • Leaders seeking to unlock the potential of others

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Success Books: A Random Walk Down Wall Street by Burton G. Malkiel

A Random Walk Down Wall Street

Burton G. Malkiel
The Time-Tested Strategy for Successful Investing
4.0 (72 ratings)
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What's A Random Walk Down Wall Street about?

A Random Walk Down Wall Street (1973) looks at the unpredictability of stock market prices, linking their movements to a “random walk.” It dispels the generally accepted belief in discernible market patterns, suggesting that consistent gains are not a product of easily-chartered trends.

Who should read A Random Walk Down Wall Street?

  • Aspiring investors
  • Stock market analysts
  • Economists interested in financial market patterns

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Success Books: How to Stop Procrastinating by Steve Scott

How to Stop Procrastinating

Steve Scott
A Simple Guide to Mastering Difficult Tasks
5.0 (4 ratings)
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What's How to Stop Procrastinating about?

How to Stop Procrastinating (2017) offers practical strategies to overcome the habit of delaying tasks. It provides insights into the psychological triggers behind procrastination and outlines actionable steps to foster better productivity and time management skills. The guide is designed to help you implement these techniques to achieve immediate and lasting results.

Who should read How to Stop Procrastinating?

  • Students struggling with time management
  • Professionals facing deadline and project pressures
  • Writers and creatives battling with blocks

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Success Books: The Negativity Fast by Anthony Iannarino

The Negativity Fast

Anthony Iannarino
Proven Techniques to Increase Positivity, Reduce Fear, and Boost Success
4.2 (131 ratings)
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What's The Negativity Fast about?

The Negativity Fast (2023) presents a transformative approach to personal growth, emphasizing the power of positivity and effective management of negative emotions. It guides you through a process of eliminating negativity and nourishing your mental outlook with optimism, offering concrete strategies for perspective-taking and coping with conflicting beliefs.

Who should read The Negativity Fast?

  • Stressed-out individuals who need effective ways to counteract negativity
  • People sensitive to global events and political discourse
  • Social media users seeking to guard their mental well-being

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Success Books: The Intelligence Trap by David Robson

The Intelligence Trap

David Robson
Why Smart People Make Dumb Mistakes
3.7 (211 ratings)
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What's The Intelligence Trap about?

The Intelligence Trap (2019) presents a compelling argument that high intelligence does not always equate to good thinking. In fact, intelligence can lead to significant mistakes, and intelligent people can fall into the trap of simplistic reasoning. As a solution, it offers strategies to cultivate wisdom and make better decisions, stressing the importance of intellectual humility, critical thinking, and the ability to learn from mistakes. 

Who should read The Intelligence Trap?

  • Educators and academics
  • Students and lifelong learners
  • Anyone interested in self-improvement

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Success Books: Rich AF by Vivian Tu

Rich AF

Vivian Tu
The Winning Money Mindset That Will Change Your Life
4.2 (321 ratings)
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What's Rich AF about?

Rich AF debunks myths and imparts strategies for maximizing earnings, investing, and saving, all aimed at securing long-lasting wealth. Starting with the author’s mentorship on the trading floor, the narrative offers a wealth of practical advice for financial empowerment to the new generation.

Who should read Rich AF?

  • Recent college grads eager to learn about personal finance and investment
  • Young professionals seeking to navigate the world of finance
  • Aspiring entrepreneurs looking for practical advice on wealth building

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Success Books: The Idea Is the Easy Part by Brian Dovey

The Idea Is the Easy Part

Brian Dovey
Myths and Realities of the Startup World
4.2 (42 ratings)
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What's The Idea Is the Easy Part about?

The Idea is the Easy Part (2023) offers a refreshing, no-nonsense guide to the entrepreneurial journey, countering common myths about startup success and failure. With insights from decades of firsthand experience, it’s an enthusiastic yet realistic manual for aspiring entrepreneurs, providing practical advice on making informed decisions at every stage of the startup process, from ideation to execution.

Who should read The Idea Is the Easy Part?

  • Current and aspiring entrepreneurs
  • Anyone wanting to sort the startup fact from fiction 
  • People with big ideas that they want to become a reality

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Success Books: A New Way To Think by Roger L. Martin

A New Way To Think

Roger L. Martin
Your Guide to Superior Management Effectiveness
3.3 (36 ratings)
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What's A New Way To Think about?

A New Way To Think (2011) presents a paradigm shift, arguing that companies could achieve sustainable success and shareholder returns by prioritizing customer satisfaction over the traditional focus on maximizing shareholder value.

Who should read A New Way To Think?

  • Business leaders
  • Shareholders
  • Customer experience advocates

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Success Books: The Art of Laziness by Library Mindset

The Art of Laziness

Library Mindset
Overcome Procrastination & Improve Your Productivity
4.4 (117 ratings)
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What's The Art of Laziness about?

The Art of Laziness (2024) is a transformative guide to improving your productivity, offering practical strategies for personal and professional growth. Through the dual focus of mindset and action, it teaches you how to overcome procrastination, harness your best work, and realize your full potential. 

Who should read The Art of Laziness?

  • Anyone who wants to kick the lazy habit 
  • Those who seem to work hard but go nowhere
  • People looking for their first self-help book

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Success Books: Competing in the New World of Work by Keith Ferrazzi

Competing in the New World of Work

Keith Ferrazzi
3.3 (32 ratings)
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What's Competing in the New World of Work about?

Competing in the New World of Work (2021) unveils the concept of radical adaptability, a progressive method for companies to proactively anticipate and shape future changes, valuing human-centric approaches over traditional, conformist business models.

Who should read Competing in the New World of Work?

  • Forward-thinking leaders
  • Innovation-driven teams
  • Agile business strategists

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Success Books: The First Rule of Mastery by Michael Gervais

The First Rule of Mastery

Michael Gervais
Stop Worrying about What People Think of You
3.8 (131 ratings)
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What's The First Rule of Mastery about?

The First Rule of Mastery (2023) reveals that letting go of the fear of other people's opinions unleashes your potential by promoting a shift towards values and purpose.

Who should read The First Rule of Mastery?

  • Individuals seeking self-improvement
  • Professionals aiming for excellence
  • Anyone battling social anxiety

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Success Books: The Six Disciplines of Strategic Thinking by Michael D. Watkins

The Six Disciplines of Strategic Thinking

Michael D. Watkins
Leading Your Organization Into the Future
4.1 (234 ratings)
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What's The Six Disciplines of Strategic Thinking about?

The Six Disciplines of Strategic Thinking (2024) is a comprehensive guide designed to enhance your leadership skills by focusing on strategic thinking. It identifies six key components of strategic thought: mental agility, pattern recognition, political savvy, problem-solving, systems analysis, and visioning, each essential for recognizing threats and opportunities, establishing priorities, and driving organizational success. Offering a blend of academic insights and practical tools, it aims to develop and nurture your strategic thinking, making it an invaluable resource.

Who should read The Six Disciplines of Strategic Thinking?

  • Aspiring business leaders seeking strategic skills
  • Executives facing complex organizational challenges
  • Professionals interested in leadership and organizational change

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Success Books: How to Enjoy Your Life and Your Job by Dale Carnegie

How to Enjoy Your Life and Your Job

Dale Carnegie
4.6 (38 ratings)
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What's How to Enjoy Your Life and Your Job about?

How to Enjoy Your Life and Your Job (1955) provides guidance about getting more out of your day-to-day life, by generating more energy into your workday and improving your personal relationships. It sheds a light on how human nature influences the way we behave, so you can improve your interpersonal skills and deepen your self-understanding.

Who should read How to Enjoy Your Life and Your Job?

  • The chronically weary
  • Managers who want to become more effective leaders
  • Students of human nature

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Success Books: Your Best Financial Life by Anne Lester

Your Best Financial Life

Anne Lester
Save Smart Now for the Future You Want
4.1 (33 ratings)
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What's Your Best Financial Life about?

Your Best Financial Life (2024) charts a course through the complex landscape of personal finance, offering a map to navigate the twists and turns of saving, investing, and planning for the future. It unfolds the secrets of compound interest, the perils of financial pitfalls, and the art of adapting to life’s surprises, all while keeping your eyes on the prize: a secure and prosperous retirement.

Who should read Your Best Financial Life?

  • Early-career savers seeking direction
  • Compulsive spenders craving financial freedom
  • Retirement dreamers in need of a roadmap

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Success Books: Effective Decision-Making by Edoardo Binda Zane

Effective Decision-Making

Edoardo Binda Zane
How to Make Better Decisions Under Uncertainty and Pressure
3.5 (45 ratings)
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What's Effective Decision-Making about?

Effective Decision-Making (2016) explores the art and science of making better decisions amidst the challenges of uncertainty and pressure. It provides you with a comprehensive toolkit for improving decision-making processes, focusing on techniques that foster critical thinking, strategic analysis, and collaborative problem-solving.

Who should read Effective Decision-Making?

  • Managers and executives who need to make the big calls
  • Entrepreneurs who want to make quick and effective decisions 
  • Brainstormers looking to up their game

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Success Books: Simple Truths of Leadership Playbook by Ken Blanchard & Randy Conley

Simple Truths of Leadership Playbook

Ken Blanchard & Randy Conley
A 52-Week Game Plan for Becoming a Trusted Servant Leader
3.7 (30 ratings)
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What's Simple Truths of Leadership Playbook about?

Simple Truths of Leadership Playbook (2023) highlights how adopting servant leadership, a balanced approach focusing on serving others and achieving outcomes, can cultivate strong relationships and superior results in the workplace.

Who should read Simple Truths of Leadership Playbook?

  • Aspiring servant leaders
  • Corporate managers
  • Team-building professionals

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Success Books: Untapped Leadership by Jenny Vazquez-Newsum

Untapped Leadership

Jenny Vazquez-Newsum
Harnessing the Power of Underrepresented Leaders
3.4 (117 ratings)
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What's Untapped Leadership about?

Untapped Leadership (2023) explores the leadership strategies, capabilities, and contributions made by leaders of color and those from marginalized backgrounds. Sharing diverse stories and strategies, it argues that the insights derived from BIPOC leadership are universally applicable, offering valuable lessons for anyone interested in enhancing their approach to leadership and navigating complex professional and personal landscapes.

Who should read Untapped Leadership?

  • Aspiring leaders seeking personal and professional development
  • Managers aiming to enhance team performance and innovation
  • All those interested in diverse leadership strategies and perspectives

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Success Books: Autobiography of Benjamin Franklin by Benjamin Franklin

Autobiography of Benjamin Franklin

Benjamin Franklin
4.4 (44 ratings)
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What's Autobiography of Benjamin Franklin about?

The Autobiography of Benjamin Franklin (1793) provides an intimate look at Franklin's successes and failures, revealing his views on practical wisdom and self-improvement. It showcases his journey from a young apprentice to a renowned figure in history, offering valuable life lessons along the way.

Who should read Autobiography of Benjamin Franklin?

  • History enthusiasts
  • Self-improvement seekers
  • Fans of personal narratives

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Success Books: How to Make a Few Billion Dollars by Brad Jacobs

How to Make a Few Billion Dollars

Brad Jacobs
3.5 (181 ratings)
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What's How to Make a Few Billion Dollars about?

How to Make a Few Billion Dollars (2018) presents an insightful roadmap to assembling a team that's equipped to catapult a company to staggering heights of success. It zeroes in on the art of team building, detailing a multidimensional approach to recruit, manage, and incentivize a high performing squad.

Who should read How to Make a Few Billion Dollars?

  • Aspiring billionaires
  • Business team leaders 
  • HR recruitment specialists

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Success Books: The 3.3 Rule by John Briggs

The 3.3 Rule

John Briggs
The New Workday Standard of Creating More by Working Less
3.8 (256 ratings)
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What's The 3.3 Rule about?

The 3.3 Rule (2020) offers a unique perspective on productivity and work-life balance. It presents the “3.3 Rule” – which advocates for working a maximum of three hours at a time, succeeded by breaks amounting to 30% of the work duration. This groundbreaking approach aims to rebuild conventional work patterns, fostering productivity and employee satisfaction.

Who should read The 3.3 Rule?

  • Corporate leaders 
  • Productivity enthusiasts 
  • Work-life balance seekers

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Success Books: Your First Million by Arlan Hamilton

Your First Million

Arlan Hamilton
Why You Don't Have to Be Born Into a Legacy of Wealth to Leave One Behind
3.2 (288 ratings)
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What's Your First Million about?

Your First Million (2020) shines a light on the imperative of establishing multiple revenue streams to cultivate financial resilience. No matter the circumstances, it insists that wealth is accessible to everyone.

Who should read Your First Million?

  • Aspiring entrepreneurs
  • Economic equality advocates
  • Personal finance enthusiasts

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Success Books: The 12-Week MBA by Nathan Kracklauer & Bjorn Billhardt

The 12-Week MBA

Nathan Kracklauer & Bjorn Billhardt
Learn the Skills You Need to Lead in Business Today
4.1 (95 ratings)
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What's The 12-Week MBA about?

The 12-Week MBA (2024) offers an accelerated path to mastering essential business administration skills and knowledge, traditionally taught in MBA programs, in just three months. It distills critical insights and practical advice for managers and aspiring leaders, aiming to equip them with the tools needed to succeed in the fast-paced business world.

Who should read The 12-Week MBA?

  • Aspiring entrepreneurs seeking foundational business knowledge
  • Professionals contemplating an MBA for career advancement
  • Small business owners focusing on growth strategies

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Success Books: Slow Productivity by Cal Newport

Slow Productivity

Cal Newport
The Lost Art of Accomplishment Without Burnout
4.1 (97 ratings)
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What's Slow Productivity about?

Slow Productivity (2024) offers a transformative philosophy for achieving meaningful accomplishment while avoiding overload. It critiques the broken definition of productivity that leads to overwhelming task lists and burnout, proposing a more sustainable alternative inspired by history's creative thinkers. Drawing on examples from Galileo to Jane Austen, it presents the principles of "slow productivity", offering practical advice for escaping overload and pursuing long-term quality in work.

Who should read Slow Productivity?

  • Stressed knowledge workers overwhelmed by pointless admin
  • Burnt-out professionals who’ve lost their creative spark
  • Managers who want to see real results from their teams

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Success Books: Learned Excellence by Eric Potterat & Alan Eagle

Learned Excellence

Eric Potterat & Alan Eagle
Mental Disciplines for Leading and Winning from the World's Top Performers
4.5 (130 ratings)
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What's Learned Excellence about?

Learned Excellence (2024) offers a comprehensive guide to the five mental disciplines necessary for peak performance. It provides principles and practices used by top athletes, military personnel, and business executives to attain excellence – professionally and personally.

Who should read Learned Excellence?

  • Corporate executives and business leaders
  • Individuals in high-stress professions, such as first responders
  • Anyone striving for excellence in their personal life

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Success Books: The Power of Going All-In by Brandon Bornancin

The Power of Going All-In

Brandon Bornancin
Secrets for Success in Business, Leadership, and Life
4.2 (109 ratings)
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What's The Power of Going All-In about?

The Power of Going All In (2024) inspires leaders and their teams to achieve more. It provides a customizable framework for creating a path to leadership greatness, offering tried-and-tested methods for unlocking potential, effective alternatives to micromanagement, and reasons why true leadership transcends titles.

Who should read The Power of Going All-In?

  • Future leaders who want to take their career to the next step
  • Current leaders who want to hone their skills and vision
  • Founders and entrepreneurs who want to harness the power of all-in leadership

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Success Books: AI for Business Leaders by Michael Ramsay

AI for Business Leaders

Michael Ramsay
A Practical Guide to Business Growth and Success
2.9 (63 ratings)
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What's AI for Business Leaders about?

AI for Business Leaders (2023) unveils the transformative power of artificial intelligence in reshaping business strategies, operations, and competitive landscapes. It guides you through integrating AI into your business, offering strategies for overcoming implementation hurdles, enhancing customer experiences, and achieving sustainable growth. Engage with this comprehensive analysis to unlock AI’s potential in driving your business forward.

Who should read AI for Business Leaders?

  • Tech-savvy entrepreneurs seeking competitive advantages
  • Executives interested in AI-driven operational efficiency
  • Marketing professionals exploring AI for customer engagement

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Success Books: Moving to Outcomes by Robert Glazer & Matthew Wool

Moving to Outcomes

Robert Glazer & Matthew Wool
Why Partnerships Are the Future of Marketing
4.3 (50 ratings)
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What's Moving to Outcomes about?

Moving to Outcomes (2021) explores the evolution of partnership marketing from its traditional roots to its current automated and scalable form, a transformation driven by technological advancements and shifts in supply and demand. Packed with insights into leveraging this model to its fullest, it enables companies to navigate and thrive in the digital marketplace.

Who should read Moving to Outcomes?

  • Forward-thinking marketers seeking innovative strategies
  • Business leaders aiming for growth through diversification
  • Investors interested in marketing trends and future potentials

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Success Books: Fight Right by Julie Schwartz Gottman, PhD & John Gottman, PhD

Fight Right

Julie Schwartz Gottman, PhD & John Gottman, PhD
How Successful Couples Turn Conflict into Connection
4.3 (29 ratings)
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What's Fight Right about?

Fight Right (2024) offers invaluable findings from extensive research on conflict resolution in relationships. Here, you’ll find practical strategies to avoid common mistakes during conflict, which will enable you to foster deeper connection and lasting love. Compelling case studies and international research demonstrate that even struggling couples can heal and strengthen their relationship dynamics with the right tools and guidance.

Who should read Fight Right?

  • Couples who find themselves fighting repeatedly over the same trivial things
  • Couples who never fight, and are wondering if that’s really such a good thing
  • Couples coming out of the honeymoon phase and confronting relationship conflict for the first time

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Success Books: All It Takes Is a Goal by Jon Acuff

All It Takes Is a Goal

Jon Acuff
The 3-Step Plan to Ditch Regret and Tap Into Your Massive Potential
4.4 (127 ratings)
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What's All It Takes Is a Goal about?

All It Takes Is a Goal (2023) is a transformative guide that empowers readers to achieve their dreams. It demonstrates how setting effective goals can help individuals escape their comfort zones, make measurable progress, and ultimately reach their full potential.

Who should read All It Takes Is a Goal?

  • Those seeking personal growth and self-improvement
  • People who struggle with lack of motivation
  • Anyone feeling stuck in their comfort zone and wanting to change

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Success Books: Sparked by Jonathan Fields

Sparked

Jonathan Fields
Discover Your Unique Imprint for Work That Makes You Come Alive
4.7 (3 ratings)
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What's Sparked about?

Sparked (2021) explores the concept of Sparketypes, identifying ten innate impulses that drive individuals in various aspects of their lives, including work, relationships, and personal growth. It helps people to align their endeavors with their natural inclinations, and embark on a journey towards greater fulfillment and authenticity.

Who should read Sparked?

  • Anyone looking for career guidance
  • Leaders interested in personality types
  • People in need of a motivating spark in life

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Success Books: Radical Humility by Urs Koenig

Radical Humility

Urs Koenig
Be a Badass Leader and a Good Human
4.4 (18 ratings)
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What's Radical Humility about?

Radical Humility (2024) offers a new framework for leadership that replaces the traditional top-down, rigid approach with a more humble, human-centered model of management. This new leadership style focuses on self-awareness, building strong relationships, empowering teams, and cultivating an organizational culture that is transparent and fearless.

Who should read Radical Humility?

  • Leaders and people who want to realize their leadership potential
  • Team-builders who want to optimize, instill trust, and improve communication
  • Anyone tasked with delivering results on a daily basis

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Success Books: Elon Musk by Walter Isaacson

Elon Musk

Walter Isaacson
3.9 (92 ratings)
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What's Elon Musk about?

Elon Musk (2023) chronicles the life and work of one of the most influential tech entrepreneurs of the twenty-first century. Covering Musk’s ambitious ventures in electric cars, space exploration, and renewable energy, it provides a rare detailed look into Musk’s unique approach to innovation, as well as the private and professional challenges he’s faced along the way.

Who should read Elon Musk?

  • Entrepreneurs and startup founders seeking inspiration
  • Students of technology and innovation management
  • Fans of Tesla, SpaceX, and Elon Musk

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Success Books: The Next Millionaire Next Door by Thomas J. Stanley & Sarah Stanley Fallaw

The Next Millionaire Next Door

Thomas J. Stanley & Sarah Stanley Fallaw
Enduring Strategies for Building Wealth
4.2 (20 ratings)
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What's The Next Millionaire Next Door about?

The Next Millionaire Next Door (2018) inspires readers of all backgrounds and income levels to build substantial wealth through frugal living and smart investing. Clear, simple strategies for living within your means and patiently growing assets show that economic success is truly accessible for all.

Who should read The Next Millionaire Next Door?

  • Average earners who feel like lasting wealth is out of their reach
  • Above average earners who struggle to grow their wealth, rather than spend it
  • Anyone who longs for the flexibility and financial freedom that comes with true wealth

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Success Books: Man Enough by Justin Baldoni

Man Enough

Justin Baldoni
Undefining My Masculinity
3.0 (13 ratings)
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What's Man Enough about?

Man Enough: Undefining My Masculinity (2021) is a thought-provoking exploration of the societal expectations and pressures surrounding masculinity. Through candid anecdotes and introspective reflections, the book challenges traditional notions of manhood, inviting readers to embrace vulnerability, sensitivity, and empathy as essential human qualities. It calls for men to break free from limiting gender roles and redefine masculinity on their own terms.

Who should read Man Enough?

  • Those who identify as men who feel confined by traditional gender roles and yearn for a more authentic way of living
  • People who want to cultivate deeper, more meaningful relationships
  • Anyone who wants to better understand and support the men in their lives

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Success Books: Move by Move by Maurice Ashley

Move by Move

Maurice Ashley
Life Lessons on and Off the Chessboard
4.6 (153 ratings)
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What's Move by Move about?

Move by Move (2024) explores the profound lessons learned from over four decades playing chess, illustrating how the game fosters critical thinking, resilience, and strategic acumen. It reveals how chess transcends mere gameplay, offering invaluable wisdom applicable to navigating life's challenges and pursuing success.

Who should read Move by Move?

  • Chess aficionados
  • Sports fanatics
  • People eager to raise their game in life

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Success Books: Think Remarkable by Guy Kawasaki & Madisun Nuismer

Think Remarkable

Guy Kawasaki & Madisun Nuismer
9 Paths to Transform Your Life and Make a Difference
4.0 (22 ratings)
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What's Think Remarkable about?

Think Remarkable (2023) is a transformative guide to unlocking your full potential and living an extraordinary life. It draws on the wisdom and insights of remarkable individuals to provide a blueprint for personal growth and success.

Who should read Think Remarkable?

  • Students aiming to develop the skills and mindset needed for success
  • Anyone feeling stuck in a rut and wanting to break free from mediocrity
  • Those seeking inspiration and guidance from the world’s most remarkable people

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Success Books: Speed Reading by Kam Knight

Speed Reading

Kam Knight
Learn to Read a 200+ Page Book in 1 Hour
4.5 (34 ratings)
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What's Speed Reading about?

Speed Reading (2018) reveals how to dramatically increase your reading speed without sacrificing comprehension or retention. It delves into your brain’s and eyes’ natural capabilities to process more words in less time and offers practical strategies and exercises beyond mere skimming and scanning. Through innovative techniques, it promises to enhance your reading speed and improve your focus, memory, and understanding.

Who should read Speed Reading?

  • Curious minds eager to devour more books
  • Busy professionals aiming to boost their productivity
  • Students looking for a way to improve comprehension and retention

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Success Books: You Need a Budget by Jesse Mecham

You Need a Budget

Jesse Mecham
The Proven System for Breaking the Paycheck-to-Paycheck Cycle, Getting Out of Debt, and Living the Life You Want
4.5 (22 ratings)
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What's You Need a Budget about?

You Need a Budget (2017) is a practical guide to managing personal finances through a unique, four-rule method. It will teach you how to break the paycheck-to-paycheck cycle, gain control over your money, and achieve your financial goals by giving every dollar a job. It emphasizes proactive budgeting, adjusting to financial changes, and building a healthier relationship with money to enhance your overall life satisfaction.

Who should read You Need a Budget?

  • Students or young professionals building their first budget 
  • Professionals who want to demystify their finances
  • Anyone sick of living paycheck-to-paycheck

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Success Books: Stop Checking Your Likes by Susie Moore

Stop Checking Your Likes

Susie Moore
Shake Off the Need for Approval and Live an Incredible Life
4.6 (16 ratings)
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What's Stop Checking Your Likes about?

Stop Checking Your Likes (2020) is a practical guidebook focused on liberating individuals from the constraints of external approval. It offers actionable advice and mindset shifts to foster a life filled with confidence, joy, and ease, encouraging readers to pursue their desires without hesitation, regardless of their current struggles with self-doubt.

Who should read Stop Checking Your Likes?

  • Individuals seeking freedom from external validation and approval
  • Anyone wanting practical advice on boosting self-confidence
  • Readers looking for actionable personal and professional growth strategies

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Success Books: The Education of Millionaires by Michael Ellsberg

The Education of Millionaires

Michael Ellsberg
Everything You Won't Learn in College About How to Be Successful
3.8 (16 ratings)
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What's The Education of Millionaires about?

The Education of Millionaires (2011) argues that the most critical skills for success aren’t taught in traditional educational institutions. Based on interviews with millionaires and billionaires, it suggests that to thrive in the real world, people need to learn practical skills such as finding great mentors, building a strong network, creating meaningful work, and developing a personal brand.

Who should read The Education of Millionaires?

  • Recent graduates disillusioned with conventional career paths
  • Creatives searching for ways to monetize their talents
  • Anyone feeling stuck in an unfulfilling job and looking for inspiration to bet on themselves

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Success Books: Remote Work Revolution by Tsedal Neeley

Remote Work Revolution

Tsedal Neeley
Succeeding from Anywhere
3.6 (7 ratings)
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What's Remote Work Revolution about?

Remote Work Revolution (2021) unveils a roadmap for thriving in an era of virtual organizations, addressing the most pressing challenges facing remote teams and their managers. Drawing on evidence-based insights and practical strategies, this guide empowers leaders and employees to foster trust, productivity, and innovation in the digital workplace.

Who should read Remote Work Revolution?

  • Business leaders seeking to optimize their remote work strategies
  • Managers of virtual teams striving to maintain productivity and collaboration
  • Employees transitioning to remote work environments looking to thrive in their roles

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Success Books: Co-Intelligence by Ethan Mollick

Co-Intelligence

Ethan Mollick
Living and Working with AI
3.9 (47 ratings)
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What's Co-Intelligence about?

Co-Intelligence (2024) explores the benefits of partnering with generative, language-based artificial intelligence (AI) in education, the workplace, and any area of life you wish to excel in. By harnessing the potential of new AI technology, and better understanding its limitations, you can use AI to significantly enhance your performance and potential.

Who should read Co-Intelligence?

  • Workplace professionals wanting to benefit from AI
  • AI amateurs looking to advance their user skills
  • Curious luddites wishing to learn about AI

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Success Books: Mentorship Unlocked by Janice Omadeke

Mentorship Unlocked

Janice Omadeke
Janice Omadeke
5.0 (3 ratings)
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What's Mentorship Unlocked about?

Mentorship Unlocked (2024) offers a comprehensive guide to unlocking the power of mentorship for professional growth and success. It explores the essence of mentorship, provides strategies for finding the right mentor, and shares insights from contemporary research.

Who should read Mentorship Unlocked?

  • Prospective mentees 
  • Prospective mentors 
  • Anyone interested in navigating the ins and outs of mentorship

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Success Books: Career Confidence by Robynn Storey

Career Confidence

Robynn Storey
No-BS Stories and Strategies for Finding Your Power
4.1 (8 ratings)
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What's Career Confidence about?

Career Confidence (2024) provides essential guidance for building the self-assurance required to thrive in today’s complex and fast-paced job market. It presents a series of practical strategies, personal stories, and actionable techniques aimed at helping you secure a job that will not only satisfy you but will also allow you to excel in your career.

Who should read Career Confidence?

  • Job-seekers facing career challenges
  • Professionals looking for a meaningful career transformation
  • Anyone experiencing imposter syndrome

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Success Books: The Bogleheads' Guide to Investing by Mel Lindauer, Taylor Larimore & Michael LeBoeuf

The Bogleheads' Guide to Investing

Mel Lindauer, Taylor Larimore & Michael LeBoeuf
4.1 (15 ratings)
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What's The Bogleheads' Guide to Investing about?

The Bogleheads’ Guide to Investing (2014) lays out time-tested strategies for securing financial independence. You’ll learn how to navigate various financial behaviors, optimize investment strategies, and understand the critical role of emotional management in investing. This guide equips you to make informed decisions that align with your long-term financial goals.

Who should read The Bogleheads' Guide to Investing?

  • Aspiring investors seeking financial independence
  • Individuals interested in behavioral finance
  • Long-term financial planners

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Success Books: Manifest by Roxie Nafousi

Manifest

Roxie Nafousi
7 Steps to Living Your Best Life
3.6 (7 ratings)
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What's Manifest about?

Manifest (2022) explores the transformative power of manifesting to help you achieve your personal and professional goals. Designed to help you harness your desires and make meaningful changes in your life, this seven-step program will empower you to turn your best life into reality. 

Who should read Manifest?

  • Individuals interested in personal development and self-improvement
  • Aspiring entrepreneurs seeking motivation and direction
  • Anyone curious about manifesting 

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Success Books: How to Listen When Markets Speak by Lawrence G. McDonald

How to Listen When Markets Speak

Lawrence G. McDonald
Risks, Myths, and Investment Opportunities in a Radically Reshaped Economy
5.0 (1 ratings)
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What's How to Listen When Markets Speak about?

How to Listen When Markets Speak (2024) explores strategies for interpreting the complex signals of financial markets to make informed investment decisions. It offers insights into the correlation between historical market events and current market behaviors, providing readers with the tools to predict and respond to market trends effectively. The guidance within emphasizes the importance of listening to and understanding the nuances of market data and economic indicators.

Who should read How to Listen When Markets Speak?

  • Financial analysts seeking market behavior insights
  • Investors interested in risk management strategies
  • Business students studying financial markets

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Success Books: The Wealth Money Can't Buy by Robin Sharma

The Wealth Money Can't Buy

Robin Sharma
The 8 Hidden Habits to Live Your Richest Life
4.8 (9 ratings)
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What's The Wealth Money Can't Buy about?

The Wealth Money Can't Buy (2024) is a groundbreaking guide that will hardwire in you a completely new way of measuring wealth. With proven tactics and methods, it will help you stop chasing the wrong kinds of riches, so you can get on the right track to making a life you absolutely adore.

Who should read The Wealth Money Can't Buy?

  • Personal growth enthusiasts seeking fulfillment beyond material possessions
  • Overworked professionals looking to redefine success and priorities
  • Spiritual seekers desiring a holistic approach to abundance

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Success Books: Think This, Not That by Josh Axe

Think This, Not That

Josh Axe
12 Mindshifts to Breakthrough Limiting Beliefs and Become Who You Were Born to Be
4.4 (10 ratings)
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What's Think This, Not That about?

Think This, Not That (2024) is a guide to reshaping thought patterns to foster a healthier mental, emotional, and physical state. It delves into the science of cognitive habits and provides 12 actionable strategies to empower individuals to achieve lasting personal change and make their life their masterpiece. 

Who should read Think This, Not That?

  • Anyone struggling with negative thought patterns
  • People interested in holistic health approaches
  • Wellness coaches and mental health professionals

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What are the Top 10 Success books?

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  • The 7 Habits of Highly Effective People by Stephen R. Covey
  • Outliers by Malcolm Gladwell
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  • The ONE Thing by Gary Keller and Jay Papasan
  • Mastery by Robert Greene
  • Focus by Daniel Goleman
  • The Obstacle is the Way by Ryan Holiday
  • The Success Principles by Jack Canfield
  • Eat That Frog! by Brian Tracy
  • As A Man Thinketh by James Allen

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  • Stephen R. Covey
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