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Marketing Booklist

A marketing booklist to help you jumpstart your brain

This booklist contains my favorite books about marketing, success, and personal growth that will help you jumpstart your brain. Read the marketing books for how-tos and the other books to stimulate thinking and creativity. Many of these books were recommended by my subscribers. Plus a few links to online articles from my favorite bloggers.

All the books are available on Amazon. And yes, I will link to them all someday, but not today.

Favorite Blog Articles

As I mentioned in my “Marketing Genius” e-book, I suggested that you read at least one blog article before you get up in the morning to jumpstart your brain (or before you do anything else in the day). This has turned into one of my most powerful habits.

These authors, Mark Manson, James Clear, Eric Barker and Tim Ferriss are especially effective at jumpstarting brains. Check out these blog articles and bookmark them in your browser. One article a day… It’s all I ask.

Mark MansonArchive of All His Articles

James ClearHis Best Articles

Eric BarkerHis Most Popular Articles

Tim FerrissHis Blog and Podcast

My Booklist

These are books that have provided valuable information, inspiration and insight over the years. Some have changed my life. They are a mixture of business and personal growth books. Listed alphabetically by author.

By the way, the chances of you reading all of these books is so unlikely that I’ll take you out to dinner if you do. Recommended plan: Scan the booklist. When one tickles your fancy, check it out on Amazon and just buy it without overthinking it. Then read the damn thing, OK?

* The most mind-blowing books that changed my life 

* Getting Everything You Can Out of All You’ve Got – Jay Abraham
Getting Things Done – David Allen
Barking Up the Wrong Tree – Eric Barker
What Clients Love – Harry Beckwith
How I Raised Myself from Failure to Success in Selling – Frank Bettger
Become a Recognized Authority in Your Field – Robert Bly
The Secret – Rhonda Byrne
Endless Referrals – Bog Burg
* Quiet, The Power of Introverts – Susan Cain
How to Win Friends & Influence People – Dale Carnegie
9 Lies That Are Holding Your Business Back – Chandler and Beckford
* Influence – The Psychology of Persuasion – Robert Cialdini
Yes! 50 Scientifically Proven Ways to be Persuasive – Robert Cialdini et al.
Pre-Suasion – Robert Cialdini
The Seven Habits of Highly Effective People – Stephen Covey
The Networking Survival Guide – Diane Darling
Change or Die – Alan Deutschman
Playing the Matrix – Mike Dooley
The Obvious Expert – Elsom Eldridge
The 4-Hour Workweek – Timothy Ferriss
* Tribe of Mentors – Tim Ferriss
How to Get Ideas – Jack Foster
Talk Like Ted – Carmine Gall
Speaking as a Professional – Dan Grandstaff
Originals – Adam Grant
Rain Making – Ford Harding
Made to Stick – Chip Heath and Dan Heath
* The Big Leap – Gay Hendricks
Think and Grow Rich – Napoleon Hill
Feel the Fear and Do It Anyway – Susan Jeffers
* Loving What Is – Byron Katie
Pitch Anything – Oren Klaff
BRAG! – The Art of Tooting Your Own Horn – Peggy Klaus
Selling to Big Companies – Jill Konrath
* The Subtle Art of Not Giving a F*ck – Mark Manson
Falling Up – Leslie Odom, Jr.
*Liberation Is – Salvadore Poe
The War of Art – Stephen Pressfield
Present Perfect – Pavel Somov
Get Slightly Famous – Steven Van Yoder
* Million Dollar Consulting – Alan Weiss
Thrive! – Alan Weiss

Subscriber’s Booklist

Recently I ask my subscribers for their favorite kick-ass marketing, business, and personal growth books and they came up with all of these. So check ’em out!

“It’s not how many books you read, it’s which ones you read.” –  Anon. 

Books mentioned more than once in bold. 

Mr. Shmooze – Richard Abraham,
The Happiness Advantage – Shawn Achor
Future Edge – Joel A. Barker
The Secret – Ken Blanchard and Mark Miller
Flawless Consulting – Peter Block
Braving the Wilderness – Brene Brown
Halftime – Bob Buford
The Artist’s Way – Julia Cameron
The Power of Focus – Canfield, Hansen, and Hewitt
The 10X Rule – Grant Cardone
How to Stop Worrying and Start Living – Dale Carnegie
The Seven Spiritual Laws of Success – Deepak Chopra
How Will You Measure Your Life – Clayton Christensen
Enough Already – Alan Cohen
The Speed of Trust – Stephen Covey
Emotional Agility – Susan David
Money and The Prosperous Soul – Stephen K. DeSilva
The 15 Commitments of Conscious Leadership – Jim Dethmer
Guns, Germs and Steel – Jared Diamond
Grit – Angela Duckworth
The Power of Habit – Charles Duhigg
The Power of Intention – Wayne Dyer
Inspiration – Wayne Dyer
The Win Without Pitching Manifesto – Blair Enns
Career Renegade – Jonathan Fields
Man’s Search for Meaning – Victor Frankl
Conversations with Money – Rich Friesen
The Checklist Manifesto – Atul Gawande
The Dip – Seth Godin
Theory of Constraints – Eli Goldratt
Thanks and Grow Rich – Pam Grout
Jump Start Your Business Brain – Doug Hall
Power vs Force – Dr. David Hawkins
You’ve Got 8 Seconds – Paul Hellman
Top Line Growth for Industrial Companies – James Hlavacek
The School of Greatness – Lewis Howes
The Art of the Start – Guy Kawasaki
Inspired & Unstoppable – Tama Kieves
The 80/20 Principle – Richard Koch
If Disney Ran Your Hospital – Fred Lee
Getting Naked – Patrick Lencioni
The Undoing Project – Michael Lewis
Simple Steps to Change, Your Business, Your Life – Jay Livingston
Business Execution for Results – Stephen Lynch
Conscious Capitalism – John Mackey and Raj Sisodia
Blue Ocean Strategy – Kim and Mauborgne
Turn the Ship Around – David Marquet – Susan Mauzer
The 5 Levels of Leadership – John C. Maxwell
Essentialism – Greg McKeown
Above the Line – Urban Meyer
Scary Close – Donald Miler
Borrowing Brilliance – David Kord Murray
The Brand Gap – Marty Neumeier
The Beautiful Not Yet – Carrie Newcomer
The Art of Asking – Amanda Palmer
Let Your Life Speak – Parker J Palmer
When – Dan Pink
The War of Art – Steven Pressfield
Do The Work – Steven Pressfield
Differentiate or Die – Trout and Rivkin
The 5 Second Rule – Mel Robbins
Heart over Height – Nate Robinson
How Champions Think – Bob Rotella
Cheaper Easier Direct – Chad Rubin
The Knowledge Value Revolution – Taichi Sakaiya
Making Yourself Indispensable – Mark Samuel
You Are A Badass at Making Money – Jen Sincero
How Brands Grow (Parts 1 & 2) – Byron Sharp & Jenni Romaniuk
Without a Net – Morris Shectman
Joy, Inc – Richard Sheridan
The Surrender Experiment – Michael A. Singer
The Cinnamon Story – Terry Slattery
Plan Your Success – Gary Slavin
Becoming Wise – Krista Tippett
Threescore and More – Alan Weiss
New Sales. Simplified – Mike Weinberg
The Art of Possibility – Rosamund and Ben Zander
The Lucifer Effect – Philip Zimbardo


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