The List of the Top 29 Must Read Business Book Lists

This is the list of the top business books lists of all time, in no particular order. At The Startup Slingshot we are confident that in order to be successful, you must learn from others who have been successful. All theses lists were handcrafted by experienced entrepreneurs and business experts who, themselves, have accomplished much in their business careers. The books found in theses lists represent a shortcut to success. A shortcut that is yours if you read, analyze and act on what you learn! Please let us know if we missed any lists that you love!

1. The Personal MBA Reading List

2. Steve Blank’s Books for Startups

3. Entrepreneur Magazine’s 5 Must-Read Business Books

4. The Rise to the Top’s Must-Read Badass Business Books For Entrepreneurs

5. 41+ Must-Read Business Books for Solopreneurs

6. Channel Insider’s 21 Must-Read Books for Business Success

7. The Wall Street Journal Five Must Read Business Books for 2011

8. Business Insider’s 15 Books Every Entrepreneur Should Read

9. Fast Company’s 13 Business Books That Will Blow Your Mind

10. Business Pundit’s 12 Must-Read Summer Business Books

11. Under30CEO’s 10 Books Every Entrepreneur Must Read From 2010

12. Startup Flavor’s Top 10 Best Books for Entrepreneurs

13. Entrepreneur Magazine’s 5 (More) Great Books on Entrepreneurship

14. Read Write Web’s Top Must-Read Books For Entrepreneurs

15. Passion For Business’s Best Books On… Entrepreneurship

16. College Fallout’s Top 10 Inspiring Books For Entrepreneurs

17. Inc’s 30 Best Business Books Every Business Owner Should Read

18. Under30CEO’s 280 Must Read Books for Entrepreneurs

19. Phil Hardwick’s Best Books for Entrepreneurs

20. Advisor One’s Best 7 Business-Advice Books for Entrepreneurs

21. The Toilet Paper Entrepreneur’s Best Entrepreneurship Books That You Never Expected

22. CNBC’s Top Books Every Entrepreneur Should Read

23. The Outsourcing Company’s Top 10 Entrepreneurship Books

24. Ask Men’s 5 Must-Read Books For Successful People

25. Good Financial Cent’s Top 25 Books for Entrepreneurs That Kick Serious Butt

26. U.S. News & World Report Best Business Books

27. Business Pundit’s 25 Best Business Books Ever

28. The Suitcase’s Entrepreneur’s Top 14 Business Books To Read

29. LifeHack’s 10 Overrated Business Books & What To Read Instead

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  2. Vivek Krishnan | December 30, 2012 at 3:25 pm

    Really happy to see Collegefallout in this list. Humbled and thank you for the mention! :)


  3. chandan | January 8, 2013 at 9:19 am

    I would love to add Peter Church’s book Added Value-the life stories of Indian business leaders. Amazing insight on some truly inspirational people. The book is an excellent primer for anyone seeking to do business.


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About William Griggs


William Griggs is a product and customer acquisition strategist who has helped numerous startups including companies backed by Andreessen Horowitz, FLOODGATE, & 500 Startups. In addition to his consulting work, he has written for Mashable, VentureBeat, & ReadWrite. You can check out his podcast on iTunes (The Startup Slingshot TV) or follow him on Twitter @william_griggs for Tweets chock-full of delicious knowledge nuggets.

In addition to everything tech startups, William loves breakfast tacos, dogs, short emails, and Amazon Prime. He currently resides in Austin, Texas with his beautiful wife Elizabeth.

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