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Read like your business depends on it!

Updated: Aug 16, 2019

If you are like us, summer is the perfect season to catch up on some reading time that is usually put aside the rest of the year. Nothing beats a good book and a cold drink whilst chiling next to the pool/on the beach. Here is our list of must-have business books to enjoy your holidays and still learn something useful for your project. And because we understand that sometimes even reading is too much effort during your holidays, we added the audible links for audiobooks. You're welcome!


The Medici Effect: What Elephants and Epidemics Can Teach Us About Innovation

Platform Revolution: How Networked Markets Are Transforming the Economy - and How to Make Them Work for You

Zero to One: Notes on Startups, or How to Build the Future

The Personal MBA: Master the Art of Business

Built to Sell: Creating a Business That Can Thrive Without You

Slicing Pie: Funding Your Company without Funds

The Hard Thing About Hard Things: Building a Business When There Are No Easy Answers

Raise funds: Understand and master all the steps

Rich Dad Poor Dad: What the Rich Teach Their Kids About Money - That the Poor and Middle Class Do Not!

The Black Swan, Second Edition: The Impact of the Highly Improbable: With a new section: "On Robustness and Fragility"

Principles: Life and Work

Disciplined Entrepreneurship

The E-Myth Revisited: Why Most Small Businesses Don't Work and What to Do About It

Competing Against Luck: The Story of Innovation and Customer Choice

Outliers: The Story of Success

The Effective Executive: The Definitive Guide to Getting the Right Things Done


Essentialism: The Disciplined Pursuit of Less

The One Minute Millionaire: The Enlightened Way to Wealth

Blitzscaling: The Lightning-Fast Path to Building Massively Valuable Companies

Hacking Growth: How Today's Fastest-Growing Companies Drive Breakout Success

Crossing the Chasm: Marketing and Selling Technology Projects to Mainstream Customers

Exponential Organizations: New Organizations Are Ten Times Better, Faster, and Cheaper Than Yours (and What to Do About It)


Hughes: The Private Diaries, Memos and Letters: The Definitive Biography of the First American Billionaire

Elon Musk:Tesla, SpaceX, and the Quest for a Fantastic Future

Steve Jobs: The Exclusive Biography

The Everything Store: Jeff Bezos and the Age of Amazon

Shoe Dog: A Memoir by the Creator of Nike

The Snowball: Warren Buffett and the Business of Life


The Truth Machine: The Blockchain and the Future of Everything

The Lean Startup: How Today's Entrepreneurs Use Continuous Innovation to Create Radically Successful Businesses


Radical Candor: Be a Kick-Ass Boss Without Losing Your Humanity

The Obstacle Is the Way: The Timeless Art of Turning Trials into Triumph

How to Think: A Survival Guide for a World at Odds

Deep Work: Rules for Focused Success in a Distracted World

The Subtle Art of Not Giving a F*ck: A Counterintuitive Approach to Living a Good Life

Boost your memory: Memorize the impossible by having fun

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

You Are a Badass: How to Stop Doubting Your Greatness and Start Living an Awesome Life

Reinventing organizations: Towards inspired working communities

NLP Made Easy - Essential Neuro Linguistic Programming Guide

Ego Is the Enemy


The 22 Immutable Laws of Marketing

Contagious: Why Things Catch On

Crushing It!: How Great Entrepreneurs Build Their Business and Influence-and How You Can, Too

Start with Why: How Great Leaders Inspire Everyone to Take Action


Efficiency - between Chinese thought and European thought followed by: The silent transformations / From the front, from the bias / From the gap to the common

The Tao of Seneca: Practical Letters from a Stoic Master, Volume 1

Enlightenment Now: The Case for Reason, Science, Humanism, and Progress

Sapiens: A Brief History of Humankind

Homo Deus: A Brief History of Tomorrow

The Silk Roads: A New History of the World

The New Silk Roads: The Present and Future of the World

AI Superpowers: China, Silicon Valley, and the New World Order

Feel free to share with us the books you thought could be if interest and that do not appear on this list! Enjoy your summer!

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