Wealth Building

  • Think and Grow Rich: Napolean Hill: Classic book on fundamentals of wealth.
  • The Richest Man in Babylon: George Clayson: Basic concepts of saving. Great for young adults too.
  • The Millionaire Next Door: Thomas Stanley This book blows away common myths about millionaires and how easy it is to become one.
  • Wealth Without Risk: Charles Givens: This book is hard to find but goes in length about practical applications in today's world.

Busines Development

  • E-Myth: Michael Gerber: This is a must read for a business owner. Get the first version, not the sequels. There is a whole series now for each type of buiness "E-Myth For the General Contractor" for example. Try to find the original.
  • 4 Hour Work Week: Timothy Ferriss: Really good little tips and golden nuggets of information in here. This will take your next vacation to new level.

Personal Growth

  • Unlimited Power: Anthony Robbins: This is the very first book that changed my life. It introduced me to the basic concepts of self development. ALL of his books rock and if a seminar visits your town, it's a must do.
  • How to Win Friends and Influence People: Dale Carnegie: Don't you wish everyone read this book? The next time you get cornered at a party by someone, suggest this book.
  • Seven Habits Of Highly Effective People: Steven Covey: This is a dry read but really good content. Break this book up into pieces so you can digest it propertly.
  • How To Stop Worrying and How To Start Living: Dale Carnegie: If you have trouble sleeping at night, this is a must read. I've been sleeping solid for the past 20 years because of this book.
  • 13 Things Mentally Strong People Do: Amy Morin: When you get stuck in a rut, this is good reading.
  • Men are From Mars, Women are from Venus: John Gray: This book saved my marriage. This book is a better read for men as women have known these concepts since the dawn of man...
  • Rich Dad Poor Dad: Robert Kiyosaki: This is one of those books that explain why I am who I am. Unfortunately, I lived this book way before I learned it. Do yourself a favor and read this book now if you have kids.
  • Die Broke: Stephan Pollan: If you have a family (or mentor families) this book explains why the old concepts of transferring wealth is extremely dangerous to offspring.

Concepts

  • The World Is Flat: Thomas Friedman: This is an excellent glimpse of your future. If you are not constantly learning, you will get eaten for lunch.
  • Guns, Germs & Steel: Jared Diamond: Whoa. Want to know the history of mankind and discover how cultures evolved?
  • The Rational Optimist: Matt Ridley: Don't let the media fool you. We are WAY better off today than we were generations ago.

History

  • The Forgotten Soldier: Guy Sajer: Just writing this comment put chills down my spine. Read this real life story about a German soldier who survived the Russian front in WWII and you will forget all about your daily trials and tribulations.
  • Ballad of The Whiskey Robber: Julian Rubinstein: Hilarious true story of a Hungarian professional hockey player became one of the most prolific bank robbers. He's due out of prison....
  • Ghengis Khan and the Making of the Modern World: Jack Weatherford: Our US government is modeled after many of the concepts he developed. Fascinating read.