55 Good Business Books for Your Library…and your mind

If you would like to increase your business knowledge, every couple of weeks consider reading a book from the list below.

Treat the book as a learning experience, underline points that resonate with you, write in the margins, and highlight key phrases or even paragraphs, making them easy to find for future reference.  You may even want to create a short summary of the book for your future use.

There are hundreds of great business books out there and thousands of other business books as well; these are some of my favorites.  Enjoy the list.

  • The 3×5 Coach by Dave Baney
  • 3HAG Way by Shannon Byrne Susko
  • :30 Coaching by Craig Ahrens
  • The 7 Habits of Highly Effective People by Stephen R. Covey
  • The 22 Immutable Laws of Marketing by Al Ries & Jack Trout
  • A Leader’s Greatest Return by John Maxwell
  • The Achievement Challenge by Don Beveridge
  • Atlas Shrugged by Ayn Rand
  • Baseline Selling by Dave Kurlan
  • BE 2.0 by Jim Collins
  • Blue Ocean Strategy by W. Chan Kim & Renee Mauborgne
  • Built to Last: Successful Habits of Visionary Companies by James C. Collins, Jerry I. Porras
  • Crowning the Customer by Feargal Quinn
  • The E Myth Revisited by Michael E. Gerber
  • The Effective Executive in Action by Peter F. Drucker
  • The Failure of Marketing by Jack Trytten
  • Fierce Conversations by Susan Scott
  • First Break All the Rules by Marcus Buckingham
  • The Five Dysfunctions of a Team by Patrick Lencioni
  • The Fred Factor by Mark Sanborn
  • Good to Great by James C. Collins
  • The Great Game of Business by Jack Stack, Bo Burlingham 
  • High Probability Selling by Jacques Werth & Nicholas E. Ruben
  • Hire Hotdogs, Fire Baloney by Don Paullin
  • How Full is Your Bucket? by Tom Rath & Donald O. Clifton
  • The Ideal Team Player by Patrick Lencioni
  • In Search of Excellence by Tom Peters & Bob Waterman
  • Influence by Robert Cialdini
  • The Inside Advantage by Robert H. Bloom
  • Leadership Secrets of Attila the Hun by Wes Roberts
  • Mastering the Rockefeller Habits by Verne Harnish
  • The Metronome Effect by Shannon Byrne Susko
  • Metronomics by Shannon Byrne Susko
  • Monday Morning Leadership by David Cottrell
  • The New Rules of Marketing & PR by David Meerman Scott
  • No Bad Team by Craig Ahrens
  • Now, Discover Your Strengths by Marcus Buckingham & Donald O. Clifton
  • The One Minute Manager by Kenneth Blanchard
  • Osgood on Speaking by Charles Osgood
  • Out of Crisis by W. Edwards Deming
  • Positively Outrageous Service by T. Scott Gross
  • Put the Win Back in Your Sales by Dan Kreutzer
  • Raving Fans by Ken Blanchard & Sheldon Bowles
  • Rock & Sand by Michael Synk
  • Scaling Up by Verne Harnish
  • Selling the Invisible by Harry Beckwith
  • Service That Sells by Jim Sullivan
  • Simple Numbers, Straight Talk, Big Profits by Greg Crabtree
  • Small Giants by Bo Burlingham
  • Spin Selling by Neil Rackham
  • Strengths Finder 2.0 by Tom Rath
  • Think and Grow Rich by Napoleon Hill
  • The Ultimate Questions by Fred Reichheld
  • Who Moved My Cheese by Spencer Johnson
  • Who by Geoff Smart & Randy Street

As you enjoy some time off during the holidays, pick up a good book or two and make time to read.


Dave Baney is the founder and CEO of 55 Questions, LLC, and author of “The 3×5 Coach: A Practical Guide to Coaching Your Team for Greater Results and Happier People”, which is available in Paperback or a Kindle version at https://tinyurl.com/y8ecykfy

At 55 Questions, we work with successful top executives with a driving ambition to crush their competition.  We help CEOs and Entrepreneurs improve alignment, communication, and accountability throughout their organization. www.55Questions.com

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