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Top 10 Best Business books of all time ever   (Think and Grow Rich”, but few people know of or have read Napolean Hill’s follow up, “Grow Rich with Piece of Mind”.),29569,2086680,00.html




  • 1. Getting Things Done by David Allen
  • 2. The 7 Habits of Highly Effective Peopleby Stephen R. Covey
  • 3. Think and Grow Rich – Napoleon Hill

  • 4. The 4-Hour Work Week – Timothy Ferris

  • 5. The E-Myth Revisited by Michael E. Gerber

3. How to Win Friends & Influence People by Dale Carnegie

  • 9. Cashflow quadrant - Rich Dad, Poor Dad: What the Rich Teach Their Kids About Money--That the Poor and the Middle Class Do Not!


6. The Art of the Start: The Time-Tested, Battle-Hardened Guide for Anyone Starting Anything by Guy Kawasaki / L'art de se lancer : Le guide tout terrain pour tout entrepreneur

10. The Blue Ocean Strategy by W. Chan Kim and Renee Mauborgn

  • 4. Good to Great by Jim Collins


ReWork by Jason Fried, David Heinemeier Hansson

Delivering Happiness by Tony Hsieh

6. Made to Stick by Chip Heath and Dan Heath

  • The 100 Absolutely Unbreakable Laws of Business Success by Brian Tracy
  • 10. Built to Last: Successful Habits of Visionary Companies by Jim Collins


  • Poor Charlie’s Almanack, Edited by Peter D. Kaufman - “Acquire worldly wisdom and adjust your behavior accordingly.” So says Charlie Munger
  • Seeking Wisdom: From Munger to Darwin, Peter Bevelin
  • Influence, Robert B. Cialdini
  • The Art Of War by Sun Tzu


The Personal MBA: Master the Art of Business - Josh Kaufman


  • The 22 Immutable Laws of Marketing by Al Ries & Jack Trout
  • The Fifth Discipline: The Art & Practice of the Learning Organization by Peter M. Senge
  • 48 Laws of Power by Robert Greene and Joost Elffers
  • The Wealth of Nations by Adam Smith
  • Why We Buy by Paco Underhill
  • Driven by Paul R. Lawrence and Nitin Nohria
  • The 5 Levels of Leadership: Proven Steps to Maximize Your Potential by John C. Maxwell
  • The 21 Irrefutable Laws of Leadership: Follow Them and People Will Follow You by John C. Maxwell
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The Secret: What Great Leaders Know — And Do by Ken Blanchard

Eat That Frog!: 21 Great Ways to Stop Procrastinating and Get More Done in Less Time by Brian Tracy

Maximum Achievement: Strategies and Skills That Will Unlock Your Hidden Powers to Succeed by Brian Tracy


BOOKS IN THE 100 BEST…that I have read or want to read:

  • Flow by Mihaly Csikzentmihalyi
  • Getting Things Done by David Allen
  • The Effective Executive by Peter Drucker
  • How to Be a Star at Work by Robert E. Kelley
  • The 7 Habits of Highly Effective Peopleby Stephen R. Covey
  • How to Win Friends & Influence People by Dale Carnegie
  • Swim with the Sharks Without Being Eaten Alive by Harvey B. Mackay
  • The Power of Intuition by Gary Klein
  • What Should I Do with My Life? by Po Bronson
  • Oh, the Places You’ll Goby Dr. Seuss/Theodore Geisel
  • Chasing Daylightby Eugene O’Kell
  • On Becoming a Leader by Warren Bennis
  • The Leadership Moment by Michael Useem
  • The Leadership Challenge by James M. Kouzes and Barry Z. Posner
  • Leadership Is an Art by Max De Pree
  • The Radical Leap by Steve Farber
  • Control Your Destiny or Someone Else Will by Tichy and Sherman
  • Leading Change by John P. Kotter
  • Questions of Character by Joseph L. Badaracco, Jr.
  • The Story Factor by Annette Simmons
  • Never Give In! Speeches by Winston Churchill
  • In Search of Excellence by Thomas J. Peters and Robert H. Waterman, Jr.
  • Good to Great by Jim Collins
  • The Innovator’s Dilemma by Clayton M. Christensen
  • Only the Paranoid Survive by Andrew S. Grove
  • Who Says Elephants Can’t Dance? by Louis V. Gerstner, Jr.
  • Discovering the Soul of Service by Leonard Berry
  • Execution by Larry Bossidy and Ram Charan
  • Competing for the Futureby Gary Hamel and C. K. Prahalad
  • Influence by Robert B. Cialdini, PhD
  • Positioning by Al Ries and Jack Trout
  • A New Brand World by Scott Bedbury with Stephen Fenichell
  • Selling the Invisible by Harry Beckwith
  • Zag by Marty Neumeier
  • Crossing the Chasm by Geoffrey A. Moore
  • Secrets of Closing the Sale by Zig Ziglar
  • How to Become a Rainmaker by Jeffrey J. Fox
  • Why We Buy by Paco Underhill
  • The Experience Economyby B. Joseph Pine II and James H. Gilmore
  • Purple Cow by Seth Godin
  • The Tipping Point by Malcolm Gladwell
  • Naked Economics by Charles Wheelan
  • Financial Intelligence by Karen Berman and Joe Knight
  • The Balanced Scorecard by Robert S. Kaplan and David P. Norton
  • The Essential Drucker by Peter Drucker
  • Out of the Crisis by W. Edwards Deming
  • Toyota Production System by Taiichi Ohno
  • Reengineering the Corporation by Michael Hammer and James Champy
  • The Goal by Eliyahu M. Goldratt and Jeff Cox
  • The Great Game of Businessby Jack Stack with Bo Burlingham
  • First, Break all the Rules by Marcus Buckingham and Curt Coffman
  • Now, Discover Your Strengths by Marcus Buckingham and Donald CliftonThe
  • Knowing-Doing Gapby Jeffrey Pfeffer and Robert I. Sutton
  • The Five Dysfunctions of a Team by Patrick Lencioni
  • Six Thinking Hats by Edward De Bono
  • Titan by Ron Chernow
  • My Years with General Motors by Alfred P. Sloan, Jr.
  • The HP Way by David Packard
  • Personal History by Katharine Graham
  • Moments of Truth by Jan Carlzon
  • Sam Walton: Made in America by Sam Walton with John Huey
  • Losing My Virginity by Richard Branson
  • The Art of the Start by Guy Kawasaki
  • The E-Myth Revisited by Michael E. Gerber
  • The Republic of Tea by Mel Ziegler, Patricia Ziegler, and Bill Rosenzweig
  • The Partnership Charter by David Gage
  • Growing a Business by Paul Hawken
  • Guerrilla Marketing by Jay Conrad Levinson
  • The Monk and the Riddle Randy Komisar with Kent Lineback
  • McDonald’s: Behind the Arches by John F. Love
  • American Steel by Richard Preston
  • The Force by David Dorsey
  • The Smartest Guys in the Room by Bethany McLean and Peter Elkind
  • When Genius Failed by Roger Lowenstein
  • Moneyball by Michael Lewis
  • Orbiting the Giant Hairball by Gordon MacKenzie
  • The Art of Innovation by Tom Kelley with Jonathan Littman
  • Jump Start Your Business Brain by Doug Hall
  • A Whack on the Side of the Head by Roger Von Oech
  • The Creative Habit by Twyla Tharp
  • The Art of Possibility by Rosamund Stone Zander and Benjamin Zander
  • The Age of Unreason by Charles Handy
  • Out of Control by Kevin Kelly
  • The Rise of the Creative Class by Richard Florida
  • Emotional Intelligence by Daniel Goleman
  • Driven by Paul R. Lawrence and Nitin Nohria
  • To Engineer is Human by Henry Petroski
  • The Wisdom of Crowds by James Surowiecki
  • Made to Stick by Chip Heath and Dan Heath
  • The First 90 Days by Michael Watkins
  • Up the Organization by Robert Townsend
  • Beyond the Core by Chris Zook
  • Little Red Book of Selling by Jeffrey Gitomer
  • What the CEO Wants You to Know by Ram Charan
  • The Team Handbook by Peter Scholtes, Brian Joiner, and Barbara Streibel
  • A Business and Its Belief by Thomas J. Watson, Jr.
  • Lucky or Smart?by Bo Peabody
  • The Lexus and the Olive Tree by Thomas L. Friedman
  • Thinkertoys by Michael Michalko
  • More Than You Know by Michael J. Mauboussin





Top 10 Best Money & Finance books of all time ever



- Réfléchissez et devenez riche, de Napoléon Hill

- The Millionaire Next Door, de Thomas J. Stanley

- Tout le monde mérite d’être riche, d’Olivier Seban

- La Science de l’Enrichissement, de Wallace D. Wattles

- Strategies for Wealth & Happiness: Power Ideas from America's Foremost Business Philosopher de Jim Roh / Stratégies de prospérité, de Jim Rohn

- Rich Dad, Poor Dad – Robert T Kiyosaki - Rich Dad, Poor Dad: What the Rich Teach Their Kids About Money--That the Poor and the Middle Class Do Not!





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Here are some of my favorite books which I believe were instrumental in changing my mindset which resulted in changing my life. Happy Reading!




The Bible God

The Prayer of Jabez Bruce Wilkinson

Embracing the Call Dr. Lester Sumrall

How to Live Life & Love it Rex Humbard

Jesus, Life Coach Laurie Beth Jones

Rapture Ernest Angley

Purpose in Prayer E.M. Bounds

Left Behind (Series) Tim LaHaye/Jerry Jenkins

Chicken Soup for the Women Soul Jack Canfield/Mark Victor Hansen

The Anointing Benny Hinn

The Upside of Adversity Os Hillman

The God Chasers Tommy Tenney

Greater Works Smith Wigglesworth

The Celestine Prophecy James Redfield

The Purpose Driven Church Rick Warren

The Alchemist Paulo Coelho

The Four Agreements Don Miguel Ruiz




Personal Development


Awaken the Giant Within Anthony Robbins

The Success Principles Jack Canfield

The Power of Focus Jack Canfield/Mark Victor Hansen

Excuse Me, Your Life is Waiting Lynn Grabhorn

The Kaizen Way Robert Maurer

Feel the Fear & Do it Anyway Susan Jeffers

Smart Talk Lou Tice

You Deserve the Best Pat Pearson

Living Your Best Life Laura Berman Fortgang

The Purpose Drive Life Rick Warren

Making Your Dreams Come True Marcia Wieder

Mastery George Leonard

Take Time for Your Life Cheryl Richardson

No Matter What Lisa Nichols

The Passion Test Janet Bray Attwood/Chris Attwood

7 Strategies for Wealth & Happiness Jim Rohn

Why Good People Do Bad Things Debbie Ford

Love the Life You Live Les Parrott/Neil Clark Warren

The Choice Og Mandino

The Monk Who Sold His Ferrari Robin Sharma

Creative Visualization Shatki Gawain

Traveling Free Mandy Evans

The Dream Giver Bruce Wilkinson

Unlimited Power Anthony Robbins

Attitude is Everything Keith Harrell

Success is a Choice Rick Pitino

The Attractor Factor Joe Vitale

The Science of Success James Ray

Having it All John Assaraf

Become Who You Were Born to Be Brian Souza

The Secret Rhonda Byrne

Power Vs. Force David Hawkins

Live Your Dreams Les Brown

What to Say When You Talk To Yourself Shad Helmstetter

Spontaneous Fulfillment of Desire Deepak Chopra

Ask & It is Given Esther & Jerry Hicks

Success for Dummies Zig Ziglar

Tuesday w/Morrie Mitch Albiom

Discover Your Destiny Robin Sharma

The Last Lecture Randy Pausch

Become a Better You Joel Osteen

As a Man Thinketh James Allen

The Law of Attraction Esther & Jerry Hicks

The 5 People You Meet in Heaven Mitch Albiom






Men are From Mars, Women from Venus Dr. John Gray

Woman, Thou Art Loosed T.D. Jakes

Intimate Communion David Deida

The Proper Care & Feeding for Husbands Dr. Laura Schlessinger

Beside Every Good Man Serita Jakes

Teach Me How to Love You Juanita Bynum

Love and Respect Emerson Eggerichs

His Needs, Her Needs Willard Harley, Jr.

The Five Love Languages Gary Chapman

How to Make Love All the Time Barbara DeAngelis

Lies at the Altar Dr. Robin Smith

Life Strategies Dr. Phil McGraw





Think and Grow Rich Napoleon Hill

The Richest Man in Babylon George Clason

The One Minute Millionaire Mark Victor Hansen/Robert Allen

The Secrets of a Millionaire Mind T. Harv Eker

The Wealthy Barber David Chilton

Automatic Millionaire David Bach

The Millionaire Next Door Thomas Stanley

The Master Key to Riches Napoleon Hill

The Seven Spiritual Laws of Success Deepak Chopra

Smart Women Finish Rich David Back

The 9 Steps to Financial Freedom Suze Orman

Guide to Wealth Cycle Investing Loral Langmeier

Creating Wealth Robert Allen

Total Life Prosperity Creflo Dollar

31 Reasons People Don’t Receive their Financial Harvest Mike Murdock





7 Habits of Highly Effective People Stephen Covey

Business @ Speed of Thought Bill Gates

Execution Larry Bossidy/Ram Charan

21 Irrefutable Laws of Leadership John Maxwell

Masters of Networking Ivan Misner

The Art of the Deal Donald Trump

Rich Dad, Poor Dad Robert Kiyosaki

Good to Great Jim Collins/Jerry Porras

Built to Last Jim Collins

The Greatest Salesman in the World Og Mandino

Go, Put Your Strengths to Work Marcus Buckingham

Leadership Rudolph Giuliani

Eat that Frog! Brian Tracy

The 80/20 Principle Richard Koch

The Little Black Book of Connections Jeffrey Gitomer

The Little Red Book of Selling Jeffrey Gitomer

High Trust Selling Todd Duncan

Time Traps Todd Duncan

Never Eat Alone Keith Ferrazzi

Who Moved My Cheese Spence Johnson

Secrets of Closing the Sale Zig Ziglar

Lincoln on Leadership Donald Phillips

Winning Jack Welch

Getting things Done David Allen

Blink Malcolm Gladwell

The One Minute Manager Ken Blanchard

Failing Forward John Maxwell

The Fred Factor Mark Sanborn





The Sedona Method Hale Dwoskin

Keeping it Off Dr. Brian Alman

The Mars & Venus Diet & Exercise Solution John Gray

The Okinawa Program Bradley Wilcox

Pain Free Peter Egoscue

8 Weeks to Optimal Health Dr. Andrew Weil

Toxic Relief Dr. Don Colbert

You, Staying Young Dr. Meimet Oz

The Power of Full Engagement” by Jim Loehr and Tony Schwartz







Self-Help Classics



Source: 50 Self-Help Classics: 50 Inspirational Books To Transform Your Life by Tom Butler-Bowdon (London & Boston: Nicholas Brealey)


1. James Allen As a Man Thinketh (1904)

2. S Andreas & C Faulkner (eds) NLP: The New Technology of Achievement (1996)

3. Marcus Aurelius Meditations (2ndC)

4. Martha Beck Finding Your Own North Star (2001)

5. The Bhagavad-Gita

6. The Bible

7. Robert Bly Iron John (1990)

8. Boethius The Consolation of Philosophy (6thC)

9. Alain de Botton How Proust Can Change Your Life (1997)

10. William Bridges Transitions: Making Sense of Life's Changes (1980)

11. David D Burns The New Mood Therapy (1980)

12. Joseph Campbell (with Bill Moyers) The Power of Myth (1988)

13. Richard Carlson Don't Sweat The Small Stuff (1997)

14. Dale Carnegie How to Win Friends and Influence People (1936)

15. Deepak Chopra The Seven Spiritual Laws of Success (1994)

16. Paulo Coelho The Alchemist (1988)

17. Stephen Covey The 7 Habits of Highly Effective People (1989)

18. Mihaly Cziksentmihalyi Flow: The Psychology of Optimal Experience (1991)

19. The Dalai Lama & Howard Cutler The Art of Happiness (1999)

20. The Dhammapada (Buddha's teachings)

21. Wayne Dyer Real Magic (1992)

22. Ralph Waldo Emerson Self-Reliance (1841)

23. Clarissa Pinkola Estes Women Who Run With The Wolves (1996)

24. Viktor Frankl Man's Search For Meaning (1959)

25. Benjamin Franklin Autobiography (1790)

26. Shakti Gawain Creative Visualization (1982)

27. Daniel Goleman Emotional Intelligence (1995)

28. John Gray Men Are From Mars, Women Are From Venus (1992)

29. Louise Hay You Can Heal Your Life (1984)

30. James Hillman The Soul's Code: In Search of Character and Calling (1996)

31. Susan Jeffers Feel The Fear And Do It Anyway (1987)

32. Richard Koch The 80/20 Principle (1998)

33. Ellen Langer Mindfulness: Choice and Control in Everyday Life (1989)

34. Lao-Tzu Tao-te Ching (The Way of Power)

35. Maxwell Maltz Psycho-Cybernetics (1960)

36. Abraham Maslow Motivation and Personality (1954)

37. Philip C McGraw Life Strategies: Doing What Works, Doing What Matters (2000)

38. Thomas Moore Care of the Soul (1992)

39. Joseph Murphy The Power of Your Subconscious Mind (1963)

40. Norman Vincent Peale The Power of Positive Thinking (1952)

41. Carol Pearson The Hero Within (1989)

42. M Scott Peck The Road Less Traveled (1990)

43. Ayn Rand Atlas Shrugged (1957)

44. Anthony Robbins Awaken The Giant Within (1991)

45. Florence Scovell-Shinn The Game of Life and How To Play It (1923)

46. Martin Seligman Learned Optimism (1991)

47. Samuel Smiles Self-Help (1859)

48. Pierre Teilhard de Chardin The Phenomenon of Man (1955)

49. Henry David Thoreau Walden (1854)

50. Marianne Williamson A Return To Love (1993)








Success Classics


Source: 50 Success Classics: Winning Wisdom For Work and Life from 50 Landmark Books by Tom Butler-Bowdon (London & Boston: Nicholas Brealey)


1. Horatio Alger Ragged Dick (1867)

2. Warren Bennis On Becoming A Leader (1989)

3. Frank Bettger How I Raised Myself From Failure To Success in Selling (1947)

4. Kenneth Blanchard & Spencer Johnson The One Minute Manager (1981)

5. Edward Bok The Americanization of Edward Bok (1921)

6. Claude M Bristol The Magic of Believing (1948)

7. Andrew Carnegie Autobiography (1920)

8. Chin-ning Chu Thick Face Black Heart (1992)

9. George S Clason The Richest Man in Babylon (1926)

10. Robert Collier Secrets of the Ages (1926)

11. Jim Collins Good To Great (2001)

12. Russel H Conwell Acres of Diamonds (1921)

13. Stephen R Covey The 7 Habits of Highly Effective People (1989)

14. Michael Dell Direct From Dell (1999)

15. Henry Ford My Life and Work (1922)

16. Benjamin Franklin The Way To Wealth (1758)

17. Timothy Gallwey The Inner Game of Tennis (1974)

18. Robin Gerber Leadership The Eleanor Roosevelt Way (2003)

19. Jean Paul Getty How To Be Rich (1961)

20. Les Giblin How to Have Power and Confidence In Dealing With People (1956)

21. Baltasar Gracian The Art of Worldly Wisdom (1647)

22. Earl G Graves How To Succeed in Business Without Being White (1997)

23. Napoleon Hill Think and Grow Rich (1937)

24. Napoleon Hill & W Clement Stone Success Through a Positive Mental Attitude (1960)

25. Tom Hopkins The Official Guide to Success (1982)

26. Muriel James & Dorothy Jongeward Born To Win (1971)

27. Spencer Johnson Who Moved My Cheese? (1998)

28. Robert Kiyosaki Rich Dad, Poor Dad (1997 )

29. David Landes The Wealth and Poverty of Nations (1998)

30. Jim Loehr & Tony Schwartz The Power of Full Engagement (2003)

31. Roger Lowenstein Buffett: The Making of an American Capitalist (1995)

32. Nelson Mandela Long Walk To Freedom (1994)

33. Orison Swett Marden Pushing To The Front (1894)

34. JW Marriott Jnr The Spirit To Serve (1997)

35. Margot Morrell & Stephanie Capparell Shackleton's Way (2001)

36. Donald T Phillips Lincoln On Leadership (1992)

37. Catherine Ponder The Dynamic Laws of Prosperity (1962)

38. Cheryl Richardson Take Time For Your Life (1998)

39. Anthony Robbins Unlimited Power (1986)

40. David Schwartz The Magic of Thinking Big (1959 )

41. Florence Scovel Shinn Secret Door to Success (1940)

42. Thomas J Stanley The Millionaire Mind (2000)

43. Brian Tracy Maximum Achievement (1993)

44. Sun Tzu The Art of War (4th century BCE)

45. Sam Walton Made in America (1992)

46. Wallace Wattles The Science of Getting Rich (1910)

47. Jack Welch Jack: Straight From the Gut (2001)

48. John Whitmore Coaching For Performance (1992, 2008)

49. Richard Wiseman The Luck Factor (2003)

50. Zig Ziglar See You At The Top (1975)








Spiritual Classics


Source: 50 Spiritual Classics: 50 Great Books of Inner Discovery, Enlightenment and Purpose,Tom Butler-Bowdon (London & Boston: Nicholas Brealey)


1. Muhammad Asad The Road To Mecca (1954)

2. St Augustine Confessions (400)

3. Richard Bach Jonathan Livingston Seagull (1970)

4. Black Elk Black Elk Speaks (1932)

5. Richard Maurice Bucke Cosmic Consciousness (1901)

6. Fritjof Capra The Tao of Physics (1976)

7. Carlos Castaneda Journey to Ixtlan (1972)

8. GK Chesterton St Francis of Assisi (1922)

9. Pema Chödrön The Places That Scare You (2001)

10. Chuang Tzu The Book of Chuang Tzu (4th century BCE)

11. Ram Dass Be Here Now (1971)

12. Epictetus The Enchiridion (1st century)

13. Mohandas Gandhi An Autobiography: The Story of My Experiments With Truth (1927)

14. Al-Ghazzali The Alchemy of Happiness (1097)

15. Kahlil Gibran The Prophet (1923)

16. GI Gurdjieff Meetings With Remarkable Men (1960)

17. Dag Hammarskjold Markings (1963)

18. Abraham Joshua Heschel The Sabbath (1951)

19. Herman Hesse Siddartha (1922)

20. Aldous Huxley The Doors of Perception (1954)

21. William James The Varieties of Religious Experience (1902)

22. Carl Gustav Jung Memories, Dreams, Reflections (1955)

23. Margery Kempe The Book of Margery Kempe (1436)

24. J Krishnamurti Think On These Things (1964)

25. CS Lewis The Screwtape Letters (1942)

26. Malcolm X The Autobiography of Malcolm X (1964)

27. Daniel C Matt The Essential Kabbalah (1994)

28. Dan Millman The Way of the Peaceful Warrior (1989)

29. W Somerset Maugham The Razor's Edge (1944)

30. Thich Nhat Hanh The Miracle of Mindfulness (1975)

31. Michael Newton Journey of Souls (1994)

32. John O'Donohue Anam Cara: A Book of Celtic Wisdom (1998)

33. Robert M Pirsig Zen and the Art of Motorcycle Maintenance (1974)

34. James Redfield The Celestine Prophecy (1994)

35. Miguel Ruiz The Four Agreements (1997)

36. Helen Schucman & William Thetford A Course in Miracles (1976)

37. Idries Shah The Way of the Sufi (1968)

38. Starhawk The Spiral Dance: A Rebirth of the Ancient Religion of the Great Goddess (1979)

39. Shunryu Suzuki Zen Mind, Beginner's Mind (1970)

40. Emanuel Swedenborg Heaven and Hell (1758)

41. Teresa of Avila Interior Castle (1570)

42. Mother Teresa A Simple Path (1994)

43. Eckhart Tolle The Power of Now (1998)

44. Chögyam Trungpa Cutting Through Spiritual Materialism (1973)

45. Neale Donald Walsch Conversations With God (1998)

46. Rick Warren The Purpose-Driven Life (2002)

47. Simone Weil Waiting For God (1979)

48. Ken Wilber A Theory of Everything (2000)

49. Paramahansa Yogananda Autobiography of a Yogi (1974)

50. Gary Zukav The Seat of the Soul (1990)







Psychology Classics


Source: 50 Psychology Classics: Who We Are, How We Think, What We Do. Insight and inspiration from 50 key books (Nicholas Brealey, London & Boston), Tom Butler-Bowdon.


1. Alfred Adler Understanding Human Nature (1927)

2. Gavin Becker The Gift of Fear (1997)

3. Eric Berne Games People Play (1964)

4. Edward de Bono Lateral Thinking (1970)

5. Robert Bolton People Skills (1979)

6. Nathaniel Branden The Psychology of Self-Esteem (1969)

7. Isabel Briggs Myers Gifts Differing: Understanding Personality Type (1980)

8. Louann Brizendine The Female Brain (2006)

9. David D Burns Feeling Good: The New Mood Therapy (1980)

10. Robert Cialdini Influence: The Psychology of Persuasion (1984)

11. Mihaly Csikszentmihalyi Creativity (1997)

12. Albert Ellis & Robert Harper (1961) A Guide To Rational Living (1961)

13. Milton Erickson My Voice Will Go With You (1982) by Sidney Rosen

14. Eric Erikson Young Man Luther (1958)

15. Hans Eysenck Dimensions of Personality (1947)

16. Susan Forward Emotional Blackmail (1997)

17. Viktor Frankl The Will to Meaning (1969)

18. Anna Freud The Ego and the Mechanisms of Defense (1936)

19. Sigmund Freud The Interpretation of Dreams (1901)

20. Howard Gardner Frames of Mind: The Theory of Multiple Intelligences (1983)

21. Daniel Gilbert Stumbling on Happiness (2006)

22. Malcolm Gladwell Blink: The Power of Thinking Without Thinking (2005)

23. Daniel Goleman Emotional Intelligence at Work (1998)

24. John M Gottman The Seven Principles for Making Marriage Work (1999)

25. Harry Harlow The Nature of Love (1958)

26. Thomas A Harris I'm OK - You're OK (1967)

27. Eric Hoffer The True Believer: Thoughts on the Nature of Mass Movements (1951)

28. Karen Horney Our Inner Conflicts (1945)

29. William James Principles of Psychology (1890)

30. Carl Jung The Archetypes and the Collective Unconscious (1953)

31. Alfred Kinsey Sexual Behavior in the Human Female (1953)

32. Melanie Klein Envy and Gratitude (1975)

33. RD Laing The Divided Self (1959)

34. Abraham Maslow The Farther Reaches of Human Nature (1970)

35. Stanley Milgram Obedience To Authority (1974)

36. Anne Moir & David Jessel Brainsex: The Real Difference Between Men and Women (1989)

37. IP Pavlov Conditioned Reflexes (1927)

38. Fritz Perls Gestalt Therapy: Excitement and Growth in the Human Personality (1951)

39. Jean Piaget The Language and Thought of the Child (1966)

40. Steven Pinker The Blank Slate: The Modern Denial of Human Nature (2002)

41. VS Ramachandran Phantoms in the Brain (1998)

42. Carl Rogers On Becoming a Person (1961)

43. Oliver Sacks The Man Who Mistook His Wife for a Hat (1970)

44. Barry Schwartz The Paradox of Choice: Why More is Less (2004)

45. Martin Seligman Authentic Happiness (2002)

46. Gail Sheehy Passages: Predictable Crises of Adult Life (1974)

47. BF Skinner Beyond Freedom & Dignity (1953)

48. Douglas Stone, Bruce Patton & Sheila Heen Difficult Conversations (2000)

49. William Styron Darkness Visible (1990)

50. Robert E Thayer The Origin of Everyday Moods (1996)








Prosperity Classics


Source: 50 Prosperity Classics: Attract It, Create It, Manage It, Share It by Tom Butler-Bowdon (London & Boston: Nicholas Brealey)


1. James Allen The Path to Prosperity (1905)

2. Robert G Allen Multiple Streams of Income (2000)

3. David Bach The Automatic Millionaire (2003)

4. PT Barnum The Art of Money Getting (1885)

5. Genevieve Behrend Your Invisible Power (1921)

6. John C Bogle The Little Book of Common Sense Investing (2007)

7. Richard Branson Losing My Virginity (1998)

8. Warren Buffett The Essays of Warren Buffett (2001)

9. Rhonda Byrne The Secret (2006)

10. Andrew Carnegie The Gospel of Wealth (1889)

11. Felix Dennis How To Get Rich (2006)

12. Peter Drucker Innovation and Entrepreneurship (1985)

13. T Harv Eker Secrets of the Millionaire Mind (2005)

14. Charles Fillmore Prosperity (1912)

15. Joel Fleishman The Foundation (2007)

16. Milton Friedman Capitalism and Freedom (1966)

17. Thomas Friedman The World Is Flat (2005)

18. Bill Gates Hard Drive: Bill Gates and the Making of the Microsoft Empire (by Bill Wallace & Jim Erickson) (1992)

19. Michael E Gerber The E-Myth Revisited (1995, 2001)

20. Benjamin Graham The Intelligent Investor (1949)

21. Mark Victor Hansen & Robert G Allen The One Minute Millionaire (2002)

22. Paul Hawken Natural Capitalism (2000)

23. Esther & Jerry Hicks Ask and It Is Given: Leaning to Manifest Your Desires (2004)

24. Napoleon Hill The Master Key to Riches (1964)

25. Conrad Hilton Be My Guest (1964)

26. Joe Karbo The Lazy Man's Way to Riches (1973)

27. Guy Kawasaki The Art of the Start (2004)

28. Robert Kiyosaki Cashflow Quadrant: Rich Dad's Guide to Financial Freedom (1998)

29. Peter Lynch One Up On Wall Street (1989)

30. Andrew McLean & Gary Eldred Investing in Real Estate (5th edition, 2005)

31. Jerrold Mundis How to Get Out of Debt, Stay Out of Debt, and Live Prosperously (1990)

32. William Nickerson How I Turned $1,000 into Three Million in Real Estate In My Spare Time (1969)

33. Conor O'Clery The Billionaire That Wasn't: How Chuck Feeney Secretly Made and Gave Away a Fortune (2007)

34. Suze Orman Women and Money (2007)

35. Paul Zane Pilzer God Wants You To Be Rich (1995)

36. Catherine Ponder Open Your Mind To Prosperity (1982)

37. John Randolph Price The Abundance Book (1987)

38. Ayn Rand Capitalism: The Unknown Ideal (1966)

39. Dave Ramsey Financial Peace Revisited (2005)

40. Sanaya Roman & Duane Packer Creating Money (1988)

41. Vicki Robin & Joe Dominguez Your Money or Your Life (1999)

42. Anita Roddick Business As Unusual: My Entrepreneurial Journey with Profits and Principles (2005)

43. Howard Schultz Pour Your Heart Into It: How Starbucks Built a Company One Step At a Time (1998)

44. Marsha Sinetar Do What You Love, The Money Will Follow (1987)

45. Adam Smith The Wealth of Nations (1778)

46. Thomas Stanley & William Danko The Millionaire Next Door (1996)

47. Donald Trump The Art of The Deal (1987)

48. Lynne Twist The Soul of Money: Transforming Your Relationship With Money and Life (2003)

49. Max Weber The Protestant Ethic and the Spirit of Capitalism (1904)

50. Muhammad Yunus Banker To the Poor: Microlending and the Battle Against World Poverty (2003)



A Lifetime “Must Read” Books List




Henry Miller: The 100 Books that Influenced Me Most

Ref :


1    Ancient Greek Dramatists
2    Arabian Nights (for children)
3    Elizabethan Playwrights (excepting Shakespeare)
4    European Playwrights of 19th Century
5    Greek Myths and Legends
6    Knights of King Arthur's Court
7    Abèlard, Pierre, The Story of My Misfortunes
8    Alain-Fournier, The Wanderer
9    Andersen, Hans Christian, Fairy Tales
10    Anonymous, Diary of a Lost One
11    Balzac, Honoré de, Seraphita
12    Balzac, Honoré de, Louis Lambert
13    Bellamy, Edward, Looking Backward
14    Belloc, Hilaire, The Path to Rome
15    Blavatsky, Mme. H. P., The Secret Doctrine
16    Boccaccio, Giovanni, The Decameron
17    Breton, André, Nadja
18    Bronte, Emily, Wuthering Heights
19    Bulwyer-Lytton, Edward, Last Days of Pompeii
20    Carroll, Lewis, Alice in Wonderland
21    Céline, Louis-Ferdinand, Journey to the End of the Night
22    Cellini, Benvenuto, Autobiography
23    Cendrars, Blaise, Virtually the complete works
24    Chesterton, G.K., Saint Francis of Assisi
25    Conrad, Joseph, His works in general
26    Cooper James Fenimore, Leatherstocking Tales
27    Defoe, Daniel, Robinson Crusoe
28    De Nerval, Gérard, His works in general
29    Dostoievsky, Feodor, His works in general
30    Dreiser, Theodore, His works in general
31    Duhamel, Geoges, Salavin Series
32    Du Maurier, George, Trilby
33    Dumas, Alexander, The Three Musketeers
34    Eckermann, Johann, Conversations with Goethe
35    Eltzbacher, Paul, Anarchism
36    Emerson, Ralph Waldo, Representative Men
37    Fabre, Henri, His works in general
38    Faure, Elie, The History of Art
39    Fenollosa, Ernest,
The Chinese Written Character as a Medium for Poetry
40    Gide, André, Dostoievski
41    Giono, Jean, Refus d'Obéissance
42    Giono, Jean, Que ma joie domeure
43    Giono, Jean, Jean le Bleu
44    Grimm Brothers, Fairy Tales
45    Gutkind, Erich, The Absolute Collective
46    Haggard, Rider, She
47    Hamsun, Knut, His works in general
48    Henty, G. A., His works in general
49    Hesse, Hermann, Siddhartha
50    Hudson, W. H., His works in general
51    Hugo, Victor, Les Misérables
52    Huysmans, Joris Karl, Against the Grain
53    Joyce, James, Ulysses
54    Keyserling, Hermann, South American Meditations
55    Kropotkin, Peter, Mutual Aid
56    Lao-tse, Tao Teh Ch'ing
57    Latzko, Andreas, Men in War
58    Long, Haniel, Interlinear to Cabeza de Vaca
59    M, Gospel of Ramakrishna
60    Machen, Arthur, The Hill of Dreams
61    Maeterlinck, Maurice, His works in general
62    Mann, Thomas, The Magic Mountain
63    Mencken, H. L., Prejudices
64    Nietzsche, His works in general
65    Nijinsky, Diary
66    Nordhoff & Hall, Pitcairn Island
67    Nostradamus, The Centuries
68    Peck, George Wilbur, Peck's Bad Boy
69    Percival, W. O., William Blake's Circle of Destiny
70    Petronius, The Satyricon
71    Plutarch, Lives
72    Powys, John Cowper, Visions and Revisions
73    Prescott, William H., Conquest of Mexico
74    Prescott, William H., Conquest of Peru
75    Proust, Marcel, Remembrance of Things Past
76    Rabelais, Gargantua and Pantagruel
77    Rimbaud, Jean-Arthur, His works in general
78    Rolland, Romain, Jean-Christophe
79    Rolland, Romain, Prophets of the New India
80    Rudhyar, Dane, Astrology of Personality
81    Saltus, Edgar, The Imperial Purple
82    Scott, Sir Walter, Ivanhoe
83    Sienkiewicz, Henry, Quo Vadis
84    Sikelianos, Anghelos, Proanakrousma
85    Sinnett, A. P., Esoteric Buddhism
86    Spencer, Herbert, Autobiography
87    Spengler, Oswald, The Decline of the West
88    Strindberg, August, The Inferno
89    Suarès, Carlo, Krishnamurti
90    Suzuki, Daisetz Teitaro, Zen Buddhism
91    Swift, Jonathan, Guilliver's Travels
92    Tennyson, Alfred, Idylls of the King
93    Thoreau, Henry David,
Civil Disobedience & Other Essays
94    Twain, Mark, Adventures of Huckleberry Finn
95    Van Gogh, Vincent, Letters to Theo
96    Wassermann, Jacob, The Maurizius Case (Trilogy)

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