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If you ever wanted to start a library. Here are fifty books to start with...

As I have mentioned many times before I strongly believe in personal development and one of the greatest ways in my humble opinion is to expand your depth of knowledge whether it's in or outside your box as you will never know what you will learn.

In saying that during this downtime I researched a number of sources, Forbes, Inc. Entrepreneur, Amazon and others to get a collection of their to business books. Wanting to get the best of the best and what I felt I needed to devise a system, so I began a spreadsheet documenting all the books, then I sorted them into duplicates. Using the theory that if they made more than one list there had to be a reason for it, right?

As these duplicates appeared a coincidental number appeared... 50. This was the exact number of duplicate books on each of the source list hence using it for a number in my top fifty business books. I hope you enjoy the list. For the essence of ease I have attached a list with hyperlinks to both Amazon and Chapters should you wish to invest in any one of them. So far I have 17.

The Top 50 Business Books:

80/20 Sales And Marketing: The Definitive Guide to Working Less and Making More. Perry Marshall Amazon / Chapters

Built to Last: Successful Habits of Visionary Companies. Jim Collins, Jerry Porras Amazon / Chapters

Choose Yourself! Be Happy, Make Millions, Live the Dream. James Altucher Amazon

Crossing the Chasm: Marketing and Selling Disruptive Products to Mainstream Customers. Geoffrey A Moore Amazon / Chapters

Crushing It: How Great Entrepreneurs Build Their Businesses and Influence and How You Can Too. Gary Vaynerchuk Amazon / Chapters

Decisive: How to Make Better Choices in Life and Work. Chip Heath, Dan Heath Amazon / Chapters

Deep Work: Rules for Focused Success in a Distracted World. Cal Newport Amazon / Chapters

Essentialism: The Disciplined Pursuit of Less. Greg McKeown Amazon / Chapters

Extreme Ownership: How Navy Seals Lead and Win. Jocko Willink, Leif Babin Amazon / Chapters

Getting Past NO: Negotiating in Difficult Situations. William Ury Amazon / Chapters

Good to Great: Why Some Companies Make the Leap… and Others Don't. Jim Collins Amazon / Chapters

Grinding It Out: The Making of McDonald's. Ray Kroc Amazon / Chapters

How to Win Friends & Influence People: The Only Book You Need to Lead You to Success. Dale Carnegie Amazon / Chapters

If Then: How the Simulmatics Corporation Invented the Future. Jill Lepore Amazon / Chapters

Ignore Everybody: And 39 Other Keys to Creativity. Hugh MacLeod Amazon / Chapters

Influence: The Psychology of Persuasion. Robert B Cialdini Amazon / Chapters

Leadership is Language: The Hidden Power of What You Say and What You Don't. L. David Marquet Amazon / Chapters

Leadership: Strategy and Tactics, Field Manual. Jocko Willink Amazon / Chapters

Lean In: Women, Work, and the Will to Lead. Sheryl Sandberg Amazon / Chapters

Linchpin: Are You Indispensable. Seth Godin Amazon / Chapters Never Split the Difference: Negotiating as if Your Life Depends on It. Chris Voss Amazon / Chapters

No Filter: The Inside Story of Instagram. Sarah Frier Amazon / Chapters No Rules Rules: NETFLIXS and the Culture of Reinvention. Reed Hastings, Erin Meyer Amazon / Chapters

Outliers: The Story of Success. Malcolm Gladwell Amazon / Chapters

Purple Cow: Transform Your Business by Being Remarkable. Seth Godin Amazon / Chapters

Rich Dad Poor Dad: What the Rich Teach Their Kids About Money That the Poor and Middle Class Do Not! Robert T. Kiyosaki Amazon / Chapters

Selling the Invisible: A Field Guide to Modern Marketing. Harry Beckwith Amazon / Chapters Shoe Dog: A Memoir by the Creator of Nike. Phil Knight Amazon / Chapters

So Good They Can't Ignore You: Why Skills Trump Passion in the Quest for Work You Love. Cal Newport Amazon / Chapters

Start with Why: How Great Leaders Inspire Everyone to Take Actions. Simon Sinek Amazon / Chapters

The 10X Rule: The Only Difference Between Success and Failure. Grant Cardone Amazon / Chapters

The 22 Immutable Laws of Marketing: Violate Them at Your Own Risk. Al Ries, Jack Trout Amazon / Chapters

The E-Myth Revisited: Why Most Small Business Don't Work and What to Do About It. Michael E. Gerber Amazon / Chapters

The Effective Executive: The Definitive Guide to Getting the Right Things Done. Peter F. Drucker Amazon / Chapters

The Future Is Faster Than You Think: How Converging Technologies Are Transforming Business, Industries and Our Lives. Peter H Diamandis, Steven Kotler Amazon / Chapters

The Goal: A Process of Ongoing Improvement. Eliyahu M Goldratt Amazon / Chapters

The Hard Thing About Hard Things: Building a Business When There Are No Easy Answers. Ben Horowitz Amazon / Chapters

The Innovation Stack: Building an Unbeatable Business One Crazy Idea at a Time. Jim McKelvey Amazon / Chapters

The Lean Start-up: How Today's Entrepreneurs Use Continuous Innovation to Create Radically Successful Businesses. Eric Ries Amazon / Chapters

The One Thing: The Surprisingly Simple Truth Behind Extraordinary Results. Gary Keller Amazon / Chapters

The Personal MBA: Master the Art of Business. Josh Kaufman Amazon / Chapters

The Secret to Success: When You Want to Succeed as Bad as You Want to Breathe. Eric Thomas Amazon

The Subtle Art of Not Giving a F*ck: Counterintuitive Approach to Living a Good Life. Mark Manson Amazon / Chapters

The Tipping Point: How Little Things Can Make a Big Difference. Malcolm Gladwell Amazon / Chapters

The War of Art: Breakthrough the Block and Win Your Inner Creative Battles. Steven Pressfield Amazon / Chapters

Think and Grow Rich. Napoleon Hill Amazon / Chapters

Titan: The Life of John D Rockefeller Sr. Ron Chernow Amazon / Chapters

Traction: How Any Start-up Can Achieve Explosive Customer Growth. Gabriel Weinberg, Justin Mares Amazon / Chapters

What I Wish I Knew When I was 20: A Crash Course on Making Your Place in the World. Tina Seelig Amazon / Chapters

Zero to One: Notes on Start-up, or How to Build the Future. Peter Thiel Amazon / Chapters

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