Our Recommended Reading List
We enjoy reading lots of books as a way to get new ideas and sharpen our skills.
Here is our list of favorite books that we recommend to small business owners and teams. For use on the journey as you grow!
Where to Buy
As a small business that serves small businesses, we encourage you to purchase books from BookShop.org when possible – where your purchases financially support your local, independent bookstore. 80% of BookShop.org profits go to support local, independent bookstores.
All links on this page will take you to the book’s page at BookShop.org – with the exception of a few which will take you directly to the author’s website or another bookseller’s website (in cases where the book is not available at BookShop).
We do not maintain affiliate relationships with any bookseller (which means we won’t earn any commissions via these links) in the interests of providing you with our 100% objective recommendations.
The Reading List
THE 5 SECOND RULE by Mel Robbins – “Transform your life, work, and confidence with everyday courage”
THE ART OF NON-CONFORMITY by Chris Guillebeau – “Set your own rules, live the life you want, and change the world”
BOLD by Peter Diamandis and Steven Kotler – “How to go big, create wealth and impact the world”
BUILDING A STORYBRAND by Don Miller – “Clarify your message so customers will listen”
THE BUSINESS OF EXPERTISE by David C. Baker – “How entrepreneurial experts convert insight to impact and wealth”
DR. LAURA’S DAILY HEALING FOCUS CARDS by Laura Koniver, MD – A deck of cards, each with a prompt that can aid in maintaining focus and a positive mindset
EFFECTIVE COMMUNICATION SKILLS by Richard Haskell – “A guide for effective communication for couples, with friends, and in the workplace”
EGO IS THE ENEMY by Ryan Holiday
EXACTLY WHAT TO SAY by Phil Jones – “The magic words for influence and impact”
THE LONG TAIL by Chris Anderson – “Why the future of business is selling less of more”
MADE TO STICK by Chip Heath and Dan Heath – “Why some ideas survive and others die”
NEVER CHECK EMAIL IN THE MORNING by Julie Morgenstern – “And Other Unexpected Strategies for Making Your Work Life Work”
NEVER SPLIT THE DIFFERENCE by Chris Voss with Tahl Raz – “Negotiating as if your life depended on it”
SAY WHAT YOU MEAN by Oren Jay Sofer – “How to find your voice, speak your truth and listen deeply”
START WITH WHY by Simon Sinek – “How great leaders inspire everyone to take action”
STEERING THE CRAFT by Ursula K. Le Guin – “A twenty-first-century guide to sailing the sea of story”
TALKING TO STRANGERS by Malcolm Gladwell – “What we should know about the people we don’t know”
TIME MANAGEMENT FROM THE INSIDE OUT by Julie Morgenstern – “The Foolproof System for Taking Control of Your Schedule — and Your Life”
WILLPOWER DOESN’T WORK by Benjamin Hardy – “Discover the hidden keys to success”