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




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



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



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: 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 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: 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: 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.


    • Eveliop says:

      Hey Tom,

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

      Thanks again,

  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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