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The Hard Knock MBA Reading List

Posted by Al Doan under Book Reviews

12

Feb
Hard Knock MBA (Personal MBA)

This list came from trolling all my mentors for their top 2-3 business books they’d discovered over the course of their career.  See my post about it here (Using your mentors to make the most of your reading time)  These are in no particular order, I simply posted them up as I received them.  All but 4 came back as duplicate suggestions (more than one mentor suggested it)

  1. The Greatest Miracle in the World – Og Mandino
  2. The Greatest Salesman in the World – Og Mandino
  3. The SPEED of Trust – Stephen Covey
  4. The Innovator’s Dilemma – Clayton Christensen
  5. Burn Rate – Michael Wolff
  6. Rich Dad’s Advisors: Guide to Investing In Gold and Silver – Michael Maloney
  7. The Creature from Jekyll Island – Edward Griffin
  8. Googled – Ken Auletta
  9. The Search – John Battelle
  10. The 4-Hour Workweek – Timothy Ferriss
  11. Giants of Enterprise – Richard Tedlow
  12. The E-Myth Revisited – Michael Gerber
  13. Game of Work – Charles Coonradt
  14. Peak Performers – Charles Garfield
  15. The Millionaire Next Door -Stanly & Danko
  16. The Richest Man in Babylon – George Clason
  17. The 100 Absolutely Unbreakable Laws of Business Success – Brian Tracy
  18. Good to Great – Jim Collins
  19. The Five Dysfunctions of a Team – Patrick Lencioni
  20. The Three Signs of a Miserable Job – Patrick Lencioni
  21. New Ideas from Dead CEOs – Todd Buchholz
  22. Great Work, Great Career – Stephen Covey
  23. Gross National Happiness – Arthur Brooks
  24. The Law Of Success in 16 Lessons – Napoleon Hill
  25. How To Win Friends and Influence People – Dale Carnegie
  26. Stephen Covey – The 7 Habits of Highly Effective People
  27. It’s No Fun Being Poor – Marvin J Ashton (Article)
  28. Blink – Malcom Gladwell
  29. The Tipping Point – Malcom Gladwell
  30. Outliers: The Story of Success – Malcom Gladwell
  31. The Google Story – David Vise
  32. The Art of the Start – Guy Kawasaki
  33. Straight from the Gut – Jack Welch
  34. Coming Out of the Ice: An Unexpected Life – Victor Herman

I ordered these in hardback as often as opportunity and price would permit, because as I see it, I want to really dig into these books, and I want them to last, be loaned out, referenced, etc.  It’s worth the extra few bucks imo.

And excuse the shameless plug here, but honestly, if you’re like a lot of people in my family, you consume content audibly much more efficiently than sitting down for 2 hours at a time (or maybe that fits your schedule) you can check these out on Audible.com.  They have a sweet hookup – Limited Time Offer – Get Your First 3 Months at Audible for $7.49/month!

In fact, if there’s interest I can recreate this list pointing to audio versions.  The important thing is that you’re actively consuming the information, so do what you gotta do.

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Hard Knock MBA (Personal MBA)
Hard Knock MBA (Personal MBA)
  • JoelWishkovsky

    If you've already got these books and are in Boulder for the summer, can I borrow? I've also got a few of them if you want to share

  • drbillnye

    Absolutely, I have all of them in my traveling library :)

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