Mindset refers to one’s thoughts and beliefs. Each individual is responsible for their own mindset, and there are many books that offer practical insights on how to develop a right mindset. We often think that our circumstances dictate who we are or what we can do, but the truth is that we have the power to create content. The choice is up to us.
1. Mindset: The New Psychology of Success by Carol Dweck
Mindset is a book by Carol Dweck that discusses the importance of mindset and how it affects success. It contains six chapters that offer concrete ways in which individuals can improve their mindset and achieve success.
2. The Lean Startup by Eric Ries
Eric Ries is an entrepreneur who recently wrote a book on the Lean Startup methodology. The principles he teaches are meant to help entrepreneurs create new products and services with minimal risk. This book goes into detail on how startup companies can think of their products as experiments and learn faster through constant experimentation.
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3. Grit by Angela Duckworth
Angela Duckworth’s book, Grit: The Power of Passion and Perseverance, shows how grit is a unique blend of talent, dedication and perseverance. She discusses the possibility of developing grit in children and adults.
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4. The E-Myth Revisited by Michael E. Gerber
The E-Myth Revisited is a bestseller by Michael E. Gerber. It is an easy read for those interested in how to approach business and life in general. This book will help readers understand that even the most successful businesses have to have a back-end support system that provides the necessary infrastructure for success.
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5. The 7 Habits of Highly Effective People by Stephen Covey
Stephen Covey’s The 7 Habits of Highly Effective People is a popular book that has sold more than 40 million copies worldwide. This book is often recommended to people who want to develop their personal and professional life in order to achieve success and fulfillment.
6. Good to Great by Jim Collins
Greatness is a difficult concept to define. It is often determined by specific metrics that can be easily recorded. What differentiates a great company from one that’s merely good, however, is neither quantifiable nor easily calculated.
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7. Will It Fly? by Patt Flynn
Will It Fly is a book about how to test your business idea with little money. It is written by entrepreneur and author Pat Flynn. His works range from online businesses like Smart Passes Income, online courses, podcasts, affiliate marketing, and books like To the Light and Superfans.
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8. Atomic Habits by James Clear
Atomic Habits by James Clear is a review of habits in his new book about how to make small changes for lasting results. The book, which was published on March 4th 2017, is a collection of personal stories from those who have successfully changed their life for the better through small daily habits.
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9. Think and Grow Rich by Napoleon Hill
This book was first published in 1937 and is considered to be one of the most influential books in the self-help genre. The text presents a ten-step program for achieving personal success. It is believed that many successful people have read this book, including Amazon CEO Jeff Bezos, who said that he has read Think and Grow Rich around twenty times since it was first published.
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10. The Art of the Start 2.0 by Guy Kawasaki
This book is particularly designed for entrepreneurs who are starting their own businesses or those who are looking to start their own business. It gives them an overview of what they should do and how they should start in order to succeed.
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11. Drive by Daniel H. Pink
Daniel H. Pink’s book Drive: The Surprising Truth About What Motivates Us is a must-read for anyone who wants to get ahead in life, work, and business. The author proves that the best way to motivate employees is through autonomy, mastery, and purpose. Lastly, he makes the case for meaningful work over money as a motivator to keep employees engaged.
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12. Thinking, Fast and Slow By Daniel Kahneman
Daniel Kahneman is a behavioral psychologist who has dedicated his life to studying the human mind. He is a professor at Princeton University and was awarded the Nobel Prize in Economic Sciences in 2002 for “his analysis of decision-making, including framing, availability, and cognitive biases.” In this book, Kahneman discusses different types of thinking such as System 1 and System 2 along with how to harness them.
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13. Outliers: The Story of Success by Malcolm Gladwell
Gladwell’s central thesis is that the difference between the successes in life and those who do not reach their potential must be explained by looking beyond the qualities that are naturally possessed by people. He draws from a variety of sources including studies of NBA players, chess grandmasters and software programs like Watson.
14. Hooked by Nir Eyal
Nir Eyal, a former product manager at Facebook, has written a book about how companies can use the same tactics that hook people into games to hook them into apps. He argues that successful products have an irresistible hook, or in popular jargon “a virality loop,” which makes them addictive and difficult for users to resist.
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15. The Founder’s Dilemmas by Noam Wasserman
This book is an essential read for any entrepreneur, business leader, or founder. It helps to understand the dilemmas faced by entrepreneurs and their need for resolve. The author gives advice on how to find your voice and create a clear vision for your business.
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16. Business Model Generation by Alexander Osterwalder
Business Model Generation by Alexander Osterwalder is a book that provides a comprehensive overview of how to create, test and maintain a business model. The book outlines the six stages of the business model creation process: Understand, Entertain, Visualize, Construct, Sustain, and Monetize.
17. Company of One by Paul Jarvis
Company of One by Paul Jarvis is a non-fiction book about small businesses that remain successful, specifically those who focus on their strengths and avoid overexpansion. The author provides useful advice for business owners interested in staying small and sustainable.