During our First Quarter Webinar of 2020 titled, “Six Steps to Building a Successful Business”, our guest speaker Joe Siecisnki captivated the audience.

If you missed the Webinar, you can view it here:

During his presentation, Joe mentioned several books that he highly recommended to business owners looking to turn their companies into a maximally profitable, absentee run business; the type of business coveted by buyers.

As the presentation came to the Q&A period, one of the primary questions asked by participants, as well as from co-host John Young of Sunbelt Business Advisors, was for Joe’s list of books that he had talked about during his coaching. Joe’s knowledge during the webinar had certainly impressed, and proved to be a testament of his well-read expertise as an advisor. What Joe then provided to us was a list which he provides to his clients titled, “100 Books Every Entrepreneur Must Read.” Joe then stated:

“If you’re not spending at least 10 to 15 minutes a night reading, you’re missing the boat. If you want to earn more, learn more. Life is simple.”

Sound advice we can all agree with. And so, we present to you, Joe Siecinski’s 100 Books Every Entrepreneur Must Read, complete with links to the online store where they can be found for sale.

Author Book Title + Link
1 MJ Demarco: The Millionaire Fastlane
2 Napoleon Hill: Think and Grow Rich
3 Stephen R. Covey: The 7 Habits of Highly Successful People
4 David S. Kidder: The Startup Playbook
5 Eric Ries: The Lean Startup
6 Jeff Walker: Launch
7 Gary Vaynerchuk: Crush It
8 Gary Vaynerchuk: The Thank You Economy
9 Gary Vaynerchuk: Jab, Jab, Jab, Right Hook
10 Gary Vaynerchuk: #AskGaryVee
11 Robert Greene: Mastery
12 Robert Greene: The 48 Laws of Power
13 Dale Partridge: People Over Profit
14 Robert T. Kiyosaki: Rich Dad, Poor Dad
15 Robert T. Kiyosaki: Cashflow Quadrant
16 George S. Clason: The Richest Man in Babylon
17 Dale Carnegie: How to Win Friends and Influence People
18 Tony Robbins: Awaken the Giant Within
19 Mark Cuban: How to Win at the Sport of Business
20 Keith Ferrazzi: Never Eat Alone
21 Keith Ferrazzi: Who’s Got Your Back
22 W. Chan Kim Blue Ocean Strategy
23 Timothy Ferriss: The 4-hour Work Week
24 Chris Guillebeau: The $100 Startup
25 Jim Rohn: My Philosophy for Successful Living
26 Jim Rohn: 7 Strategies for Wealth and Happiness
27 Felix Dennis: How to Get Rich
28 James Altucher: Choose Yourself
29 Seth Godin: Tribes
30 Seth Godin: The Dip
31 Seth Godin: Permission Marketing
32 Seth Godin: Purple Cow
33 Grant Cardone: Sell or Be Sold
34 Grant Cardone: The 10X Rule
35 Steve Siebold: How Rich People Think
36 Steve Siebold: 177 Mental Toughness Secrets of the World Class
37 Mike Michalowicz: The Toilet Paper Entrepreneur
38 T. Harv Eker Secrets of the Millionaire Mind
39 Peter Thiel: Zero to One
40 Malcolm Gladwell: Outliers
41 Malcolm Gladwell: Blink
42 Richard Branson: Losing my Virginity
43 Peter Drucker: Innovation and Entrepreneurship
44 Peter Drucker: The Effective Executive
45 David Schwartz: The Magic of Thinking Big
46 Michael Masterson: Ready, Fire, Aim
47 David Siteman Garland: Smarter Faster Cheaper
48 Paulo Coelho: The Alchemist
49 Guy Kawasaki: The Art of the Start
50 Guy Kawasaki: Reality Check
51 Ayn Rand: The Fountainhead
52 Clayton Christensen: The Innovator’s Dilemma
53 James Allen As a Man Thinketh’
54 Ryan Diess: Invisible Selling Machine
55 Sarah Petty & Erin Verbeck: Worth Every Penny
56 Adam Braun: The Promise of a Pencil
57 Lewis Howes: The School of Greatness
58 Maxwell Maltz: Psycho-Cybernetics
59 Charles Duhigg: The Power of Habit
60 Ramit Sethi: I will teach you to be rich
61 Peter Voogd: 6 months to 6 figures
62 Mari Smith: The New Relationship Marketing
63 Darren Hardy: The Compound Effect
64 Simon Sinek: Start With Why
65 Sun Tzu: The Art of War
66 Steven Levitt: Freakonomics
67 Russell Simmons Do You!
68 Drew Eric Whitman: Cashvertising
69 Barbara Corcoran: Shark Tales
70 David Allen: Getting Things Done
71 Brian Tracy: Maximum Achievement and Time Power
72 Julie Morgenstern: Organizing From the Inside Out
73 Danielle LaPorte: The Fire Starter Sessions
74 Danielle LaPorte: The Desire Map
75 John C. Maxwell: The 15 Invaluable Laws of Growth
76 John C. Maxwell: How Successful People Think
77 John C. Maxwell: The 21 Irrefutable Laws of Leadership
78 Og Mandino: The Greatest Salesman in the World
79 Dan Norris: Content Machine
80 Dan Norris: The 7 Day Startup
81 Michael Hyatt: Platform
82 Jack Delosa: Unprofessional
83 Robert Herjavec: Driven
84 Jack Welch: Winning
85 Jordan Ellenberg: How Not to Be Wrong
86 Jason Fried: Rework
87 Michael E. Gerber: The E-Myth Revisited
88 Tony Hseih: Delivering Happiness
89 Robert B. Cialdini: Influence
90 Jim Collins: Good to Great
91 John Brooks: Business Adventures
92 John Mackey & Raj Sisodia Conscious Capitalism
93 Ryan Holiday: The Obstacle Is the Way
94 Eckhart Tolle: Power Of Now
95 Walter Isaacson: Benjamin Franklin
96 Chip Heath & Dan Heath Switch
97 Steve Blank: The Four Steps to the Epiphany
98 Greg Gianforte: Bootstrapping Your Business
99 Ashlee Vance: Elon Musk
100 Hal Elrod: The Miracle Morning
101 Gino Wickman: Traction
102 Spencer Johnson: One Minute Manager
103 Marshal Goldsmith: What got you here wont get you there


Joe Siecinski of ActionCOACH of Santa Clara has helped hundreds of businesses get more customers, make more money, and have more time.

[one_half]Joan Young is the President of Sunbelt Business Advisors. She can be reached at (408) 436-1900, ext. 102 or at [email protected]


[one_half_last]JC Myer is the Operations Manager with Sunbelt Business Brokers. He can be reached at (408) 436-1900, or at [email protected]