100 Books That Could Change your Life Forever

When I was younger, I never really liked reading. As I grew up, I kept hearing successful people say that the best habit they had was reading so I decided to give it a try.

Well, I should have started this when I was 5!!!

With absolutely no doubt, reading (specially non-fiction) has been one of the best choices I have ever made.

I created this list of books I’ve read, and others that were recommended by people like Warren Buffet, Seth Godin, Steve Jobs and other successful individuals to hopefully inspire and improve your life.

This list could easily be “1000 Books that could change your life forever”, but I think these hundred will be enough to completely revolutionize you life.

Always remember that reading is only half of the journey, you need to apply and turn what you learn into action!

 

“If we encounter a man of rare intellect, we should ask him what books he reads.”

Ralph Waldo Emerson

 

The list is in alphabetical order not in order of preference, because every one of these books has immense power!

I truly believe the following books have the power to change your life.

So, without further ado…Ready, Set, Enjoy!

 

80/20 Sales and Marketing80/20 Sales and Marketing: The Definitive Guide to Working Less and Making More – Perry Marshall

 

awaken-the-giant-withinAwaken the Giant Within: How to Take Immediate Control of Your Mental, Emotional, Physical and Financial Destiny – Anthony Robbins

 

Blue-Ocean-StrategyBlue Ocean Strategy: How to Create Uncontested Market Space and Make Competition Irrelevant – W. Chan Kim, Renee Mauborgne

 

BrainfluenceBrainfluence: 100 Ways to Persuade and Convince Consumers with Neuromarketing – Roger Dooley

 

Built-to-LastBuilt to Last: Successful Habits of Visionary Companies – Jim Collins, Jerry I. Porras

 

Built-to-SellBuilt to Sell: Creating a Business That Can Thrive Without You – John Warrillow    

          

Business-Model-GenerationBusiness Model Generation: A Handbook for Visionaries, Game Changers, and Challengers – Alexander Osterwalder, Yves Pigneur

 

CASHVERTISINGCA$HVERTISING: How to Use More than 100 Secrets of Ad-Agency Psychology to Make Big Money Selling Anything to Anyone – Drew Eric Whitman

 

Choose-YourselfChoose Yourself! – James Altucher

 

 

Confessions-of-an-Advertising-ManConfessions of an Advertising Man – David Ogilvy, Alan Parker

 

 

ContagiousContagious: Why Things Catch On – Jonah Berger

 

 

Content-RulesContent Rules: How to Create Killer Blogs, Podcasts, Videos, Ebooks, Webinars (and More) That Engage Customers and Ignite Your Business – Ann Hadley

 

Crush-It

Crush It!: Why NOW Is the Time to Cash In on Your Passion – Gary Vaynerchuk

 

 

Ctrl-Alt-Delete

Ctrl Alt Delete: Reboot Your Business. Reboot Your Life. Your Future Depends on It. – Mitch Joel

 

Delivering-Happiness

Delivering Happiness: A Path to Profits, Passion, and Purpose; A Round Table Comic – Tony Hsieh

 

Die-Empty

Die Empty: Unleash Your Best Work Every Day  – Todd Henry

 

DifferenceDifference: The one-page method for reimagining your business and reinventing your marketing – Bernadette Jiwa

 

 Do-It-MarketingDo It! Marketing: 77 Instant-Action Ideas to Boost Sales, Maximize Profits, and Crush Your Competition – David Newman 

 

Drive: The Surprising Truth About What Motivates Us – Daniel H. Pink  Drive

 

Driven

Driven: Business Strategy, Human Actions, And The Creation Of Wealth – Joel Litman  

 

Email-PersuasionEmail Persuasion: Captivate and Engage Your Audience, Build Authority and Generate More Sales With Email Marketing – Ian Brodie   

 

EnchantmentEnchantment: The Art of Changing Hearts, Minds, and Actions – Guy Kawasaki

 

Epic-Content-MarketingEpic Content Marketing: How to Tell a Different Story, Break through the Clutter, and Win More Customers by Marketing Less – Joe Pulizzi 

 

FascinateFascinate: Your 7 Triggers to Persuasion and Captivation – Sally Hogshead

 

Founders-at-WorkFounders at Work: Stories of Startups’ Early Days – Jessica Livingston, Apress Publishing

 

Getting-Everything-You-Can

Getting Everything You Can Out of All You’ve Got: 21 Ways You Can Out-Think, Out-Perform, and Out-Earn the Competition – Jay Abraham

 

Good-to-GreatGood to Great: Why Some Companies Make the Leap…And Others Don’t – Jim Collins 

 

guerilla-marketingGuerilla Marketing: Easy and Inexpensive Strategies for Making Big Profits from Your Small Business – Jay Conrad Levinson

 

HookedHooked: How to Build Habit-Forming Products – Nir Eyal

 

How-To-Win-FriendsHow To Win Friends and Influence People – Dale Carnegie 

 

Inbound-MarketingInbound Marketing: Get Found Using Google, Social Media, and Blogs – Brian Halligan, Dharmesh Shah, David Meerman Scott

 

InfluenceInfluence: Science and Practice – Robert B. Cialdini

 

Its-Not-About-YouIt’s Not About You: A Little Story About What Matters Most in Business – Bob Burg, John David Mann

 

Jab-Jab-JabJab, Jab, Jab, Right Hook: How to Tell Your Story in a Noisy Social World – Gary Vaynerchuk

 

Lead-with-a-StoryLead with a Story: A Guide to Crafting Business Narratives That Captivate, Convince, and Inspire – Paul Smith

 

Let-GoLet Go – Pat Flynn, Matt Gartland, Jonathan Wondrusch

 

Likeable-Social-MediaLikeable Social Media: How to Delight Your Customers, Create an Irresistible Brand, and Be Generally Amazing on Facebook – Dave Kerpen

 

Losing-My-VirginityLosing My Virginity: How I Survived, Had Fun, and Made a Fortune Doing Business My Way – Richard Branson

 

Made-to-StickMade to Stick: Why Some Ideas Survive and Others Die – Chip Heath, Dan Heath

 

Make-your-Idea-MatterMake Your Idea Matter: Stand out with a better story – Bernadette Jiwa

 

Nothing-to Lose-Everything-to-GainNothing to Lose, Everything to Gain: How I Went from Gang Member to Multimillionaire Entrepreneur – Ryan Blair 

 

OgilvyOgilvy on Advertising – David Ogilvy

 

On-writing-wellOn Writing Well: The Classic Guide to Writing Nonfiction – William Zinsser

 

Permission-MarketingPermission Marketing : Turning Strangers Into Friends And Friends Into Customers – Seth Godin

 

PositioningPositioning: The Battle for Your Mind – Al Ries, Jack Trout, Philip Kotler

 

Purple-CowPurple Cow: Transform Your Business by Being Remarkable – Seth Godin

 

Ready-Fire-Aim

Ready, Fire, Aim: Zero to $100 Million in No Time Flat – Michael Masterson

 

ReworkReworkJason Fried, David Heinemeier Hansson

 

Rich-Dad-Poor-DadRich Dad Poor DadRobert T. Kiyosaki

 

Smarter-Faster-CheaperSmarter, Faster, Cheaper: Non-Boring, Fluff-Free Strategies for Marketing and Promoting Your Business – David Siteman Garland

 

Spin-SellingSPIN Selling – Neil Rackham

 

Start-Something-That-MattersStart Something That Matters – Blake Mycoskie

 

Start-with-WhyStart with Why: How Great Leaders Inspire Everyone to Take Action – Simon Sinek

 

StartStart: Punch Fear in the Face, Escape Average and Do Work That Matters – Jon Acuff

 

Steal-Like-an-Artist

Steal Like an Artist: 10 Things Nobody Told You About Being Creative – Austin Kleon

 

SwitchSwitch: How to Change Things When Change Is Hard – Chip Heath, Dan Heath

 

Talent-Is-OverratedTalent Is Overrated: What Really Separates World-Class Performers from Everybody Else – Geoffrey Colvin

 

The-100-StartupThe $100 Startup: Reinvent the Way You Make a Living, Do What You Love, and Create a New Future – Chris Guillebeau 

 

The-22-Immutable-Laws-of-MarketingThe 22 Immutable Laws of Marketing: Violate Them at Your Own Risk! – Al Ries, Jack Trout

 

The-4-Hour-WorkweekThe 4-Hour Workweek: Expanded and Updated, With Over 100 New Pages of Cutting-Edge Content. – Timothy Ferriss

 

The-7-HabitsThe 7 Habits of Highly Effective People: Powerful Lessons in Personal Change – Stephen R. Cove

 

The-alchemistThe Alchemist – Paulo Coelho, Alan R. Clark

 

TheArt-of-ExplanationThe Art of Explanation: Making your Ideas, Products, and Services Easier to Understand – Lee LeFever

 

The-Art-of-PossibilityThe Art of Possibility: Transforming Professional and Personal Life – Rosamund Stone Zander, Benjamin Zander

 

The-Art-of-the-StartThe Art of the Start: The Time-Tested, Battle-Hardene d Guide for Anyone Starting Anything – Guy Kawasaki

 

Boron-LettersThe Boron Letters – Gary Halbert, Bond Halbert

 

The-Business-Idea-FactoryThe Business Idea Factory: A World-Class System for Creating Successful Business Ideas – Andrii Sedniev

 

The-Compound-EffectThe Compound Effect – Darren Hardy

 

The-DipThe Dip: A Little Book That Teaches You When to Quit (and When to Stick) – Seth Godin

 

The-E-MythThe E-Myth Revisited – Michael E. Gerber

 

The-Entrepreneur-MindThe Entrepreneur Mind: 100 Essential Beliefs, Characteristic s, and Habits of Elite Entrepreneurs – Kevin Johnson

 

The-Go-GiverThe Go-Giver: A Little Story About a Powerful Business Idea – Bob Burg, John David Mann

 

The-Innovators-DilemmaThe Innovator’s Dilemma: The Revolutionary Book That Will Change the Way You Do Business – Clayton M. Christensen

 

The-Irresistible-OfferThe Irresistible Offer: How to Sell Your Product or Service in 3 Seconds or Less – Mark Joyner

 

The-Lean-StartupThe Lean Startup: How Today’s Entrepreneurs Use  Continuous Innovation to Create Radically Successful Businesses – Eric Ries

 

The-Magic-of-Thinking-BigThe Magic of Thinking Big – David J. Schwartz

 

The-Millionaire-FastlaneThe Millionaire Fastlane: Crack the Code to Wealth and Live Rich for a Lifetime. – MJ DeMarco

 

Miracle-MorningThe Miracle Morning: The Not-So-Obvious Secret Guaranteed to Transform Your Life (Before 8AM) – Hal Elrod

 

The-Monk-and-the-RiddleThe Monk and the Riddle: The Art of Creating a Life While Making a Living – Randy Komisar, Kent Lineback

 

The-New-Rules-of-MarketingThe New Rules of Marketing & PR : How to Use Social Media, Online Video, Mobile Applications, Blogs, News Releases, and Viral Marketing to Reach Buyers Directly – David Meerman Scott

 

The-ONE-ThingThe ONE Thing – Gary Keller, Jay Papasan

 

The-Paradox-of-ChoiceThe Paradox of Choice: Why More Is Less – Barry Schwartz, Ken Kliban

 

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

 

The-Power-of-HabitThe Power of Habit: Why We Do What We Do in Life and Business – Charles Duhigg

 

9781118134665_cover.inddThe Power of Unpopular: A Guide to Building Your Brand for the Audience Who Will Love You (and why no one else matters) – Erika Napoletano

 

The-Referral-EngineThe Referral Engine: Teaching Your Business to Market Itself – John Jantsch

 

The-Slight-EdgeThe Slight Edge: Turning Simple Disciplines into Massive Success and Happiness – Jeff Olson, John David Mann

 

The-Toilet-Paper-EntrepreneurThe Toilet Paper Entrepreneur – Mike Michalowicz

 

The-Ultimate-Sales-MachineThe Ultimate Sales Machine: Turbocharge Your Business with Relentless Focus on 12 Key Strategies – Chet Holmes, Jay Conrad Levinson, Michael Gerber

 

UntetheredSoulMech-#1.inddThe Untethered Soul: The Journey Beyond Yourself – Michael A. Singer

 

The-War-of-ArtThe War of Art: Break Through the Blocks and Win Your Inner Creative Battles – Steven Pressfield

 

Think-and Grow-RichThink and Grow Rich – Napoleon Hill

 

Thinking-Fast-and-SlowThinking, Fast and Slow – Daniel Kahnema

 

To-Sell-Is-HumanTo Sell Is Human: The Surprising Truth About Moving Others – Daniel H. Pink

 

UnMarketingUnMarketing: Stop Marketing. Start Engaging – Scott Stratten

 

VagabondingVagabonding: An Uncommon Guide to the Art of Long Term World Travel – Rolf Potts

 

Winning-the-Story-WarsWinning the Story Wars: Why Those Who Tell (and Live) the Best Stories Will Rule the Future – Jonah Sachs

 

Word-of-Mouth-MarketingWord of Mouth Marketing: How Smart Companies Get People Talking – Andy Sernovitz, Guy Kawasaki, Seth Godin

 

YesYes!: 50 Scientifically Proven Ways to Be Persuasive – Noah J. Goldstein Ph.D., Steve J. Martin, Robert B. Cialdini Ph.D

 

YoutilityYoutility: Why Smart Marketing Is about Help Not Hype – Jay Baer

 

 

So there you have it. I know I’m missing hundreds of other amazing books.

What was you favorite book? Please feel free to recommend one that’s not on the list by leaving a comment below.

I will update this page regularly as I read new books and hear your recommendations.

If you enjoyed this list, please share!

10 Responses to 100 Books That Could Change your Life Forever

  1. Rain says:

    You should add Audible affiliate link at the end to this post – http://www.audible.com/affiliate-intro

    Make that internet money dude:) (Y)

    • Eveliop says:

      Hey Rain!

      Thanks for the tip. Right now I’m more focused on creating good share-able content but its definitely something I will look at down the road.

      Thanks again! 🙂

  2. Hi! One book i read some time ago and like very much is “The Element” by Ken Robinson. It’s an excellent vision for found your passion.

  3. Wendy L. says:

    This is a fantastic list of books and I will be sure to add a few to my TBR pile! I am always looking for new and innovative ways to improve my business as well as inspirational books of how others made it big (and share their secrets!) I think another extremely helpful book for entrepreneurs that needs to be added to this list is “Liber8 Your Business” by author Laura Humphreys (http://liber8yourbusiness.com) The website allows you to sample the book before you buy it! This book is for anyone who has a business that is entirely dependent on them. I have a bit of a problem with control and this book made me realize if I don’t come up with another plan of managing I am going to be working hard nonstop for as long as my business is running. The author stresses that business owners need to immediately design their exit strategy and plan backwards! There is a workbook that accompanies the book as well as exercises and tutorials. I am such an interactive learner and this was a great way to learn some practical and life-changing business methods. Hopefully this book can make it onto a future recommendation list! It is 100% a business changing kind of book!

  4. I would add The Element by Sir Ken Robinson.

    Tom

    • Eveliop says:

      Hey Tom,

      Thanks for the recommendation! Never read that one before but will definitely give it a look.

      Thanks again,
      Evelio.

  5. a says:

    First of all I want to say great blog! I had a quick question in which I’d like to ask if you do not
    mind. I was interested to know how you center yourself and clear your
    thoughts prior to writing. I’ve had trouble clearing my mind in getting my ideas out.
    I truly do take pleasure in writing however it just seems like the first
    10 to 15 minutes are usually lost just trying to figure out how to begin. Any recommendations or
    tips? Appreciate it!

    • Eveliop says:

      Hi and thanks for the comment.

      Glad you enjoyed the blog. As far as writing…My best advice would be to just write. Really!

      When I write a blog post I just start writing whatever comes to mind. I like to break down what I’m going to write into an outline. I also do extra research and take notes on whatever writing I’m doing.

      This combination of things helps get my brain flowing.

      Don’t try to write the perfect article on your first go, create a draft and write down anything you mind tells you to write, no filter. Then edit your article as you see fit.

      Best of luck to you!

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