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Are you one of those people that loves to learn?

As a blogger or online business owner, it’s essential that you are constantly learning new things and gaining new skills. Today I’m sharing a list of 9 highly recommended books for entrepreneurs, recommended by fellow bloggers.

In my quest to learn all about the ‘business of blogging’, one of the things I decided to do was to interview experienced bloggers. And one of the questions I ask them is “What book have you read recently that you wish you would have (or could have) read twenty years ago? I’ve been keeping track of all their answers and you can see the complete list here. But today, I’m sharing 9 books of those books that have gone straight to the top of my list of books recommended for entrepreneurs. These are books that I plan to read, starting with DotCom Secrets, based on the recommendations I’ve received, the specific people who recommendated them and the wide range of subjects covered.

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Looking for entrepreneurial inspiration? Look no further!

If you’re interested in learning more about how to succeed in business (and life), how to do business online, how to create a company culture that values happiness, or how to work smarter and get more results, this list is perfect for you. I hope you find something here that inspires you and that helps you succeed in your blogging and business endeavors. 🙂

Just want to see the list of recommended books for entrepreneurs? Here you go!

  1. DotCom Secrets: The Underground Playbook for Growing Your Company Online
  2. Delivering Happiness: A Path to Profits, Passion, and Purpose
  3. Rework
  4. The Big Leap: Conquer Your Hidden Fear and Take Life to the Next Level
  5. #AskGaryVee: One Entrepreneur’s Take on Leadership, Social Media, and Self-Awareness
  6. The ONE Thing: The Surprisingly Simple Truth Behind Extraordinary Results
  7. The School of Greatness: A Real-World Guide to Living Bigger, Loving Deeper, and Leaving a Legacy
  8. The 7 Habits of Highly Effective People: Powerful Lessons in Personal Change
  9. The Happiness Advantage: The Seven Principles of Positive Psychology That Fuel Success and Performance at Work

If you want more details about these books for entrepreneurs, keep reading for a little bit more info about each book. 🙂

DotCom Secrets: The Underground Playbook for Growing Your Company Online

Recommended by Brian Manon [brianmanon.com]

What Brian says about “DotCom Secrets”…

“Dotcom secrets is a must read book for all internet marketers. The book has a lot of helpful insight and actionable steps. After doing internet marketing for 16 years this book gave me a fresh perspective on email marketing and sales funnels. I highly recommend this book to all marketers.”

What Amazon says about “DotCom Secrets”…

“DotComSecrets will give you the marketing funnels and the sales scripts you need to be able to turn on a flood of new leads into your business.”
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Delivering Happiness: A Path to Profits, Passion, and Purpose

Recommended by Abagail Pumphrey [thinkcreativecollective.com]

What Abagail says about “Delivering Happiness”…

“Delivering Happiness focuses on the customer first. Small or large, having a business that continues to consider the real people who are buying from you will be more successful. This book gave me TONS of out of the box ideas for how I could continue to shine light on them and give them an authentic, enjoyable experience.”

What Amazon says about “Delivering Happiness”…

“Fast-paced and down-to-earth, DELIVERING HAPPINESS shows how a very different kind of corporate culture is a powerful model for achieving success-and how by concentrating on the happiness of those around you, you can dramatically increase your own.”


Recommended by Danavir Sarria [CopyMonk.com]

What Danavir says about “Rework”…

“Rework is completely different from other business books. With it’s very short chapters, it’s no fluff. But with so many pages, it’s filled with knowledge. Unlike most books where 75% of it is fluff, every page inside of Rework counts. It’s not about tactics. It’s about entrepreneurial philosophies that can lead to a paradigm shift in your thinking every 5 minutes and ultimately change the way you do business forever. There is no “fairy tale” story in it. It’s all about experienced-based lessons by one of today’s most influential startups. Read it. You’ll never think of business the same way again.”

What Amazon says about “Rework”…

“Rework shows you a better, faster, easier way to succeed in business. Read it and you’ll know why plans are actually harmful, why you don’t need outside investors, and why you’re better off ignoring the competition. The truth is, you need less than you think. You don’t need to be a workaholic. You don’t need to staff up. You don’t need to waste time on paperwork or meetings. You don’t even need an office. Those are all just excuses.

What you really need to do is stop talking and start working. This book shows you the way. You’ll learn how to be more productive, how to get exposure without breaking the bank, and tons more counterintuitive ideas that will inspire and provoke you.”

The Big Leap

Recommended by Mariah Coz [femtrepreneur.co]

What Amazon says about “The Big Leap”…

“In The Big Leap, New York Times bestselling author Gay Hendricks reveals a simple yet comprehensive program for overcoming our one barrier to happiness and fulfillment, providing a clear path for achieving our true potential and attaining not only financial success but also success in love and life.”


Recommended by Danavir Sarria [CopyMonk.com]

What Danavir says about “#AskGaryVee”….

“#AskGaryVee is a special book. It’s basically a brain dump after brain dump of very specific questions. Chances are, a variation of your question will be there and Gary will have answered it. And if you’ve followed Gary for a while, a lot of ideas that he normally doesn’t talk about appear in this book. If you want to get into the mind of a hyper-successful entrepreneur, this is the book to get.”

What Amazon says about “#AskGaryVee”…

“Gary Vaynerchuk—the inspiring and unconventional entrepreneur who introduced us to the concept of crush it—knows how to get things done, have fun, and be massively successful. A marketing and business genius, Gary had the foresight to go beyond traditional methods and use social media tools such as Twitter, Facebook, and YouTube to reach an untapped audience that continues to grow.

#AskGaryVee showcases the most useful and interesting questions Gary has addressed on his popular show. Distilling and expanding on the podcast’s most urgent and evergreen themes, Gary presents practical, timely, and timeless advice on marketing, social media, entrepreneurship, and everything else you’ve been afraid to ask but are dying to know. Gary gives you the insights and information you need on everything from effectively using Twitter to launching a small business, hiring superstars to creating a personal brand, launching products effectively to staying healthy—and even buying wine.”

The ONE Thing

Recommended by Sunny Lenarduzzi [sunnylenarduzzi.com]

What Amazon says about “The ONE Thing”…

“In The ONE Thing, you’ll learn to • cut through the clutter • achieve better results in less time • build momentum toward your goal • dial down the stress • overcome that overwhelmed feeling • revive your energy • stay on track • master what matters to you The ONE Thing delivers extraordinary results in every area of your life—work, personal, family, and spiritual. WHAT’S YOUR ONE THING?”

The School of Greatness: A Real-World Guide to Living Bigger, Loving Deeper, and Leaving a Legacy

Recommended by Tor Refsland [timemanagementchef.com]

What Tor Refsland says about “The School of Greatness”…

“The School of Greatness is a blueprint on how to achieve greatness in your life and business. I especially like the part where Lewis is talking about the importance of your inner circle, and how important it is to have a good coach or mentor.”

What Amazon says about “The School of Greatness”…

“A framework for personal development, The School of Greatness gives you the tools, knowledge, and actionable resources you need to reach your potential. Howes anchors each chapter with a specific lesson he culled from his greatness “professors” and his own experiences to teach you how to create a vision, develop hustle, and use dedication, mindfulness, joy, and love to reach goals. His lessons and practical exercises prove that anyone is capable of achieving success and that we can all strive for greatness in our everyday lives.”

The 7 Habits of Highly Effective People: Powerful Lessons in Personal Change

Recommended by Brandon Gaille [theblogmillionaire.com]

What Brandon says about “The 7 Habits of Highly Effective People”…

“I have been using the four quadrants to plan my week for over a decade now. Since I have to sleep almost 12 hours a day, I make sure to spend all of my time in quadrant two. This is where the magic happens.”

What Amazon says about “The 7 Habits of Highly Effective People”…

“Stephen Covey, an internationally respected leadership authority, realizes that true success encompasses a balance of personal and professional effectiveness, so this book is a manual for performing better in both arenas. His anecdotes are as frequently from family situations as from business challenges. Before you can adopt the seven habits, you’ll need to accomplish what Covey calls a “paradigm shift”–a change in perception and interpretation of how the world works. Covey takes you through this change, which affects how you perceive and act regarding productivity, time management, positive thinking, developing your “proactive muscles” (acting with initiative rather than reacting), and much more.”

The Happiness Advantage: The Seven Principles of Positive Psychology That Fuel Success and Performance at Work

Recommended by Roberto Blake [RobertoBlake.com]

What Roberto says about “The Happiness Advantage”…

“Happiness is grossly underestimated, yet an optimistic state of mind is a disproportionate advantage and allows for more creativity. Having a blueprint for understanding what makes you happy, may as well be a treasure map for entrepreneurs.”

What Amazon says about “The Happiness Advantage”…

“In The Happiness Advantage, Shawn Achor… explains how we can reprogram our brains to become more positive in order to gain a competitive edge at work.

A must-read for everyone trying to excel in a world of increasing workloads, stress, and negativity, The Happiness Advantage isn’t only about how to become happier at work. It’s about how to reap the benefits of a happier and more positive mind-set to achieve the extraordinary in our work and in our lives.”

What are your favorite business books for entrepreneurs, bloggers and online business owners? Share them in the comments! I’d love to know. 🙂


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