Imagine that where you live there was a room with only books. And every day, with your tea or coffee, you’d walk in, roll your eyes around and pick out a book to curl up comfortably in an armchair with. And that would absorb you until you managed to finish it.
What would it be like if you could do that every day for 365 days? What if you could read a book every day for a year?
You think that’s impossible? Do you think it’s possible? Or do you think the title of the article is just meant to get your attention?
Reading a book every day is a real challenge. But it’s not impossible :).
Going back to the title of the article, its purpose is not to force you to read 365 books this year. Rather, we want to recommend a list of 61 books that will help you grow, give you new insights and even answer some questions you may have.
Why keep reading? Perhaps this is one of the most pressing questions you have.
“Why, in the age of digitization, do you still have to read?”
The simple answer is this: if you read one book a week, you accumulate the equivalent knowledge of an MBA, worth between €20,000 and €100,000. And on top of that, reading helps develop the brain, improve skills, lower stress and improve quality of life. And most importantly, it helps develop long-term learning, which leads to increased income by developing new skills.
Of course, that applies when you also apply what you’ve learned. But by simply reading at least one book, you help increase the percentage. Although in 2020 Statista revealed that only 7% of people read more than 5 books a year, local statistics tell us otherwise.
A press release signed by Libris.ro says that in 2021 almost 2.4 million volumes were actually ordered! Specifically, the personal development categories saw a 56% increase over 2019, humanities a 19% increase, children’s books 17% and fiction 5%. Including books in English had a spectacular 76% increase compared to 2020. Concretely, 10% more books were ordered in 2021 than in 2020. We can say that we are on the right track :).
So we encourage you to grow these stats and together let’s change that 7% at least into 10%.
The coolest part about reading is that you get to get valuable advice, the chance to learn from other people’s mistakes and other information for just a few bucks. Orin reading, you get to acquire new skills, learn about fields other than your own.
Let’s understand each other. We don’t think reading is the only way to educate yourself. But we do consider it the most effective in terms of value for money. Because books are often cheaper and more informationally rich. Although it often happens that not all the information you find is useful and applicable, we believe that you will get out of each one exactly what you need.
Because over the years we’ve kept getting questions about what books we recommend, we’ve chosen to prepare a list of 61 books you should read. Whether you succeed this year or in this lifetime is entirely up to you. It’s important to assimilate and be aware of what you read. And to take the time to understand, deepen and especially apply the authors’ advice.
If you manage to read all 61 books this year, we look forward to hearing how the experience has been for you.
What’s more, if you’re planning to buy them all too, we recommend dedicating one room to them. And send us a picture of all the books. We kept trying to imagine what a house full of books would look like.
In this article you’ll find just a few titles from the main categories we’ve identified. We wanted to go beyond the categorization you already know, based on the principle that: “deepening an information requires a minimum of 3 sources”. So you’ll still find a vast selection from multiple literary genres, so that you have diversity at your fingertips. To help you to deepen your knowledge from multiple sources and to help you choose what suits your needs.
So let’s take a look at the 61 business books for entrepreneurs you need to read in 2023
- Think and you will be rich – Napoleon Hill
- Start with what you don’t like – Brian Tracy
- Secrets of Success – Dale Carnegie
- Give Life Meaning – John C. Maxwell
- Discover Your Element – Ken Robinson
- You Are What You Read – Jodie Jackson
- Destroy your harmful habits! – Joe Dispenza
- Drive. What really motivates us – Daniel Pink
- Exceptional. The Story of Success – Malcolm Gladwell
- Your Road to Success – Lorand Soares Szasz, Brian Tracy
- Principles of Success – Jack Canfield
- Online Simply – Lorand Soares Szasz, Simina Porosnicu
- Traction – Gino Wickman
- The habits of a successful millionaire – Dean Graziosi
- The Art of Selling – Zig Ziglar
- The Secret of Perennial Selling – Ryan Holiday
- Immortal Sales Stories – Adrian Cioroianu
- Sales Psychology – Brian Tracy
- Ecommerce No Bullshit – Cosmin Darăban
- The world’s most famous salesman – Og Mandino
- Customer Automation – John Warrillow
- This is marketing – Seth Godin
- Growth Hacker in Marketing – Ryan Holiday
- Small data – Martin Lindstrom
- Vaca mov -Seth Godin
- Story War – Jonah Sachs
- Contagious. How ideas spread – Jonah Berger
- Marketing secrets on instagram – Ionuț Țuța
- Urban Mindfulness – Gaspar Gyorgy
- The Happiness Hypothesis – Jonathan Haidt
- Mindsight. The new science of personal transformation – Daniel J. Siegel
- Fast thinking, slow thinking – Daniel Kahneman
- Mindset – Carol S. Dweck
- Pre-substance – Robert Cialdini
- When the body says no – Gabor Mate
Management and Leadership
- Almost everything about sales team management – Adrian Cioroianu
- The rule without rules. Netflix and the culture of reinvention – Reed Hastings, Erin Meyer
- The ethics of the effective leader or principled leadership – Stephen R. Covey
- Superleaders – Sydney Finkelstein
- Dream Teams – Shane Snow
- Emotional Intelligence in Leadership – Daniel Goleman, Richard Boyatzis, Annie McKee
- Belonging. The old code of togetherness – Owen Eastwood
Public Speaking and Communication
- TED Talk – Carmine Gallo
- The secret of a storyteller – Carmine Gallo
- How to speak in public – Dale Carnegie
- I hear you – Michael S. Sorensen
- Develop your communication skills – Roz Townsend
Business and Economics
- Business School – Robert T. Kiyosaki
- Secrets of the Millionaire’s Mind – T. Harv Eker
- The entrepreneurial myth – Michael Gerber
- Launch – Jeff Walker
- Economics in the time of the coronavirus – Iancu Guda
- The Wealth of Nations – Adam Smith
- A pair of shoes: finance and business accounting – Tinca Celnicu
Financial education and investment
- Bitcoin. Freedom, finance, future – Timi Ajiboye, Luis Buenaventura, Alex Gladstein, Lily Liu, Alexander Lloyd, Alejandro Machado, Jimmy Song, Alena Vranova
- Investment Guide – Robert T. Kiyosaki
- Rich Dad, Poor Dad – Robert T. Kiyosaki
- The Money Dial – Robert T. Kiyosaki
- The Secret of Wealth – Napoleon Hill
- The Richest Man in Babylon – George S. Clason
- Honey, where’s the money? – Adrian Asoltanie