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  • Karey

    Thank you very much for this post — there are so many books out there it’s hard to know which would be helpful. I am definitely putting these on my “to read” list.

  • http://twitter.com/MZazeela Marc Zazeela


    There are a few I’ve read recently, and a few I read eons ago.

    1) How to Win Friends and Influence People by Dale Carnegie, was a life changer for me.
    2) Fascinate by Sally Hogshead, helped me understand myself and those around me. What makes us tick?
    3) The Challenger Sale, has provide lots of wise ideas based on studies in human behavior.

    These were all recent reads.

    Some old favorites:

    1) The Complete Sherlock Holmes, by Aurthur Conan Doyle. Fictional character thinks and teaches us to think logically and deductively.
    2) Moby Dick, by Herman Melville, the ultimate in courage, teamwork, loyalty, and companionship.
    3) On The Road, by Jack Kerouac, is my favorite adventure. I spent many an hour fantasizing about the life on the road and the freewheeling romantic way I would have liked to live.

    Some of my random ramblings.


  • http://twitter.com/LorienGreen Lorien Green

    I’ve read about half of these, and The Element is definitely one of my favorites. GREAT book! Thanks for pointing out more that will now be on my list.

  • http://www.about.me/nninoss Ninos Youkhana

    Thank You Jeff for sharing your book collection. I already read four of them #1,3,7,10, and will plan to read your #2,5,6,8..and below is my collection..

    • http://www.dreamboxcreative.com/ dorubere

      Thanks for sharing!

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  • http://www.epreneur.tv/ Tehmina

    Thank you for a very inspiring and well-curated list Jeff…I found #4 by Stephen King a particularly intriguing addition and will be checking that out.

  • http://www.iphone4sdealshop.co.uk/ Richard

    Thanks a lot for sharing this wonderful book collection here. I haven’t run any of them so far. But surely will order all these during this weekend.

  • http://www.facebook.com/profile.php?id=822233629 Erin Kathleen O’Bryan

    Nothing makes me happier than a good book list. thanks for all the new ideas for my To Read list.

  • http://www.hustleorbust.com/ Mark Olivito

    All good ones! Loved good to great by Jim Collins. Little Red book of selling, gitomer.

  • http://victormartinp.com/ Víctor Martín

    Thank you very much for this selection Jeff. Greetings from Barcelona

  • http://writerswebsitetips.com/ Angela Samuels

    I read half of the books that you mentioned in the article. They are really great books. I’ve been following your articles for a while and appreciate the information you share.

  • http://jeffbullas.com Jeff Bullas

    Thanks for those book tips. I will have to check them out.

    • http://sparkvoice.wordpress.com/ DS

      I love reading and learning – it’s always great to hear from others who value the same.

  • sarah

    The War of Art is amazing. I wish I’d read it 20 years ago!

  • http://jeffbullas.com Jeff Bullas

    I actually have read that one and is worth a read. Thanks for the tip Ed. :)

  • http://twitter.com/pawichiz Paola Elízaga

    the best part about this post is that I got to listen to that story in real life :) i’m going to read all of them – starting by the Stephen King one. Thanks a lot for the recommendations! Loved to meet you at SMMW!

    • http://jeffbullas.com Jeff Bullas

      Hi Paola It was great to meet you at SMMW. I look forward to sharing your story about empowerment using social media from South America :)

  • http://www.facebook.com/Hexin.Li.Lilly Hexin Li

    These are really good books which could help us a lot. There is one famous saying from Harvard that the difference between people could come from how you utilize the daily time from 8:00PM to 10:00PM. If you insist on using this time to reading for several years. Then you can feel the difference one day.

  • http://www.facebook.com/AmberSimsHinterplattner Amber Sims Hinterplattner

    Some great books on this list! Several have been on my “to read” list while others are already in my collection. Thanks for pointing out a few new ones to take a look at as well Jeff! A few I’ve enjoyed either recently or over the years you might want to take a look at include ‘Nice Companies Finish First’ by Peter Shankman, ‘Relationship Selling’ by Jim Cathcart, ‘Outliers’ by Malcolm Gladwell, and ‘The Evolution of an Entrepreneur’ by Jack Nadel.

  • Ronald Dorhout Mees

    Thanks for the reminder. I put ReWork on my ‘bucket-list’. Holiday season is coming..

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  • Stephen Introcaso

    Will check these out – looks good! I’ve really enjoyed Ken Blanchard, esp. the trio with Sheldon Bowles. I’m now reading my 2nd Daniel Pink book, too, “To Sell is Human.” A very inspirational, factual story is “Ship of Gold in the Deep Blue Sea.” Great story of how a very brilliant and determined mind overcame countless hurdles.

  • Rowena Piek

    I love this inspirational list – Could really do with a speed-reading course now! Thank you very much for sharing!

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  • http://www.convinceandconvert.com/ jaybaer

    Trust Agents

  • David Meerman Scott

    Jeff, I’ve read half the books on your list and all of them inspired me. I’m stunned that you included my “New Rules” among such greats. Thank you!

    • http://jeffbullas.com Jeff Bullas

      David, your book was one of the inspirations to start my blog. 5 Years later and 4 million visitors a year. I think you have made a difference!!! :)

  • http://fanchimp.com/ Nicoletta @Fanchimp

    Jeff, I didn’t expect one book from Stephen King, I’m curious to read it now. ;)

    BTW I recently read a very inspiring and helpful (I’m an entrepreneur) book, it’s called The Fortune Cookie Principle by Bernardette Jiwa. It’s a book perfect for any kind of company, from micro to big one and it helps understand why branding is about and how to create one.

    Have a nice day!

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  • http://www.dreamboxcreative.com/ dorubere

    Thanks for sharing! Always love to learn what others found valuable! Here is my list :) Of course it’s hard to limit to just a few. http://dreamboxcreative.com/learn/books/

  • http://emmawright.me EM DESIGNS

    This is a great list! I just finished reading ‘Lean In’ by Sheryl Sandberg, which I found really inspiring – from a strictly business perspective its a really great and interesting read. My thoughts on it are here if you’re interested: http://bit.ly/1D3CIfv