Gabe’s Personal Reading List

My book recommendations are below. I’ve read many others, but these are worth the time investment because they have given me huge results.

Books I read in my teens and 20s:

  1. The E-Myth by Michael E. Gerber
  2. The Toyota Way Handbook by Jeffrey Liker
  3. The 21 Laws of Leadership by John C. Maxwell
  4. The Clipper Ship Strategy by Richard J. Maybury
  5. Whatever Happened to Penny Candy by Richard J. Maybury
  6. Whatever Happened to Justice by Richard J. Maybury
  7. You Can Negotiate Anything by Herb Cohen
  8. The Four Hour Work Week by Timothy Ferriss
  9. Think and Grow Rich by Napoleon Hill
  10. The Automatic Millionaire by David Bach

Books from my 30’s:

  1. The 7 habits of highly effective people by Stephen R. Covey
  2. The Miracle Morning by Hal Elrod
  3. The Snowball (about Warren Buffet) by Alice Schroeder
  4. Ask by Ryan Levesque
  5. The First 20 Hours (how to learn anything fast) by Josh Kaufman
  6. Scalia’s Court by Antonin Scalia
  7. Ghengis Khan and the Making of the Modern World by Jack Weatherford
  8. The Better Angels of our Nature by Steven Pinker (Warning: the beginning is EXTREMELY GRAPHIC but if you can handle it, it’s worth it.)
  9. Pitch Anything by Oren Klaff
  10. The 5 Second Rule by Mel Robbins
  11. Genome by Matt Ridley
  12. The 5 Elements of Effective Thinking by Edward B. Burger
  13. The Coaching Habit by Bungay Stanier Michael
  14. Zen to Done by Leo Babauta
  15. Scaling Up by Verne Harnish
  16. Predictable Revenue by Aaron Ross
  17. Good to Great by Jim Collins
  18. The Blue Ocean Strategy by W. Chan Kim
  19. Dotcom Secrets by Russell Brunson
  20. Expert Secrets by Russel Brunson
  21. Building a StoryBrand by Donald Miller
  22. The 10x Rule by Grant Cardone
  23. Be Obsessed or Be Average by Grant Cardone
  24. The Hero’s Two Journeys by Michael Hauge
  25. The Idea Factory by John Gertner
  26. Give and Take by Adam Grant
  27. Creativity Inc by Ed Catmull
  28. Joy at Work by Dennis W. Bakke
  29. Delivering Happiness (about Zappos) by Tony Hsieh
  30. The 22 Immutable Laws of Marketing by Al Ries
  31. Unshakable by Tony Robbins
  32. Money Master the Game by Tony Robbie
  33. Millionaire Fast Lane by MJ Demarco
  34. The Power of Habit by Katherine Curtis
  35. How Children Succeed by Paul Tough (this lead me to teach my son how to play chess, and I went from a 400 ranking on chess dot com to an 850 in 4 months)
  36. Influence by Robert Cialdini
  37. Positioning, The Battle for your Mind by Jack Trout
  38. Scaling Lean by Ash Maurya
  39. The Irresistible Offer by Mark Joyner
  40. The Referral Engine by John Jantsch
  41. Spin Selling by Neil Rackham
  42. The Art of the Steal by Christopher Mason
  43. Catch me if You Can by Frank W. Abagnale
  44. Crossing the Chasm by Geoffrey A. Moore
  45. Gang Leader for a Day by Sudhir Venkatesh
  46. The New Jim Crow by Michelle Aexander
  47. Why Nations Fail by Daron Acemonglu
  48. Predictably Irrational by Dan Ariely
  49. How to Win at the Sport of Business by Mark Cuban
  50. Close that Sale by Brian Tracy
  51. Zero to One by Peter Thiel
  52. I have read every single one of Malcolm Gladwell‘s books
  53. The Compound Effect by Darren Hardy
  54. 80/20 Sales and Marketing by Perry Marshall
  55. The Art of Profitability by Adrian Slywotzky
  56. Profit First by Mike Michalowicz
  57. Rich Dad, Poor Dad by Robert T. Kiyosaki
  58. Scrum: The Art of Doing Twice the Work in Half the Time by Jeff Sutherland
  59. The Automatic Customer by John Warrillow
  60. The Ultimate Sales Machine by Chet Holmes
  61. The Dip by Seth Godin
  62. All Marketers are Liars by Seth Godin
  63. The Richest Man in Babylon by George S. Clason
  64. Talk Like TED by Carmine Gallo
  65. The War of Art by Steven Pressfield
  66. The Simple Path to Wealth by JL Collins
  67. Deep Work by Cal Newport
  68. The 15 Invaluable Laws of Growth by John Maxwell
  69. Never Split The Difference by Chris Voss
  70. This is Marketing by Seth Godin
  71. Choose by Ryan Levesque
  72. Becoming Supernatural by Joe Dispenza
  73. Overdeliver by Brian Kurtz
  74. How The Mighty Fall by Jim Collins
  75. Atomic Habits by James Clear
  76. Mini Habits by Stephen Guise
  77. The Courage to Be Disliked by Ichiro Kishimi 
  78. Giftology by John Ruhlin 
  79. Can’t Hurt Me by David Goggins
  80. The Wizard of Ads By Roy H. Williams
  81. Moonwalking With Einstein By Joshua Foer
  82. Everybody Lies By Seth Stephens-Davidowitz
  83. Fanatical Prospecting By Jeb Blount
  84. What Every BODY Is Saying By Joe Navarro
  85. Clockwork by Mike Michalowicz
  86. The Pumpkin Plan by Mike Michalowicz
  87. The Long Walk to Freedom By Nelson Mandela
  88. The World as It Is By Ben Rhodes
  89. Traction By Gino Wickman
  90. Stealing Fire By Steven Kotler
  91. The Rise of Superman By Steven Kotler
  92. Dreams of My Father By Barack Obama

That’s all I can think of right now. I may add more as I remember.

I personally track how much I make after reading a book, and it averages out to about $50,000 extra over the next six months after I read it.

I hope this is helpful!