I am a big time believer in the notion that Formal Education will get you a job, Self Education will make you wealthy. Over the years I have read (or listened to) many books on Sales, Marketing, Business & Self Development. Below is a list of my favorite books based on the impact they have had on me:

  1. Self Development / Mindset – Secrets of the millionaire Mind by T Harve Eker
  2. Sales / Business Development – Book Yourself Solid by Michael Port
  3. Sales / Business Development – The Ultimate Sales Machine by Chet Holmes
  4. Online Marketing – Inbound Marketing by Brian Halligan
  5. Self Development / Mindset – Rich Dad Poor Dad by Robert Kiyosaki
  6. Business / Accounting – Simple Numbers, Straight Talk, Big Profits by Greg Crabtree
  7. Time Management – Eat That Frog by Brian Tracy
  8. Business Management – The eMyth Revisited by Michael Gerber
  9. Time Management – Getting Things Done by David Allen
  10. Self Development / Mindset – How to craft a world-class life by Robin Sharma (Speach not a book)

Other great books that I enjoyed and had a solid impact:

  • The Answer by John Assaraf
  • All the NO BS Marketing books by Dan Kennedy
  • Made to Stick by Chip Heath
  • Think & Grow Rich by Napoleon Hill
  • How to Win Friends & Influence People
  • Let’s Get Real or Let’s Not Play by Mahan Khalsa
  • All the sales books by Jeffery Gitomer
  • Customer service is worthless customer loyalty is priceless by Jeffery Gitomer
  • The Psychology of Sales by Brian Tracy (any thing by Brain Tracy is solid)
  • SPIN Selling by Niel Rackham
  • The Success Principals by Jack Canfield

I’m not a great reader and prefer to listen to books. If you not familiar, I highly recommend www.audible.com. It’s a website where you can download audio books a play them directly from you mobile phone. I drive about an hour every day so my commute turns into great learning time.

What books have had the biggest impact on you? Post your comments below.