5 Must-Read Business Books

2009 | Mar 13 in Outside Press , Home Page News

By Erin Duckhorn,

In the March 2009 issue of Entrepreneur magazine, Mark Henricks' article 5 Must-Read Business Books lists books that "have stood the test of time and deliver advice no startup should be without."

We're proud that the The E-Myth Revisited: Why Most Small Businesses Don't Work and What to Do About It, is one of the books recognized in the article. He says of the E-Myth Revisited:

This revisit of the 1995 classic on general small-business management famously shows entrepreneurs why and how to stop working in their businesses and start working on their businesses.

You can read the full Entrepreneur article online here, and if you haven't read the E-Myth Revisited yet, be sure to check out the E-Myth Bookstore.


  1. .E-Myth Business Coach says:

    I would quickly add to their list the following:

    Selling The Invisible by Harry Beckwith

    The Great Game of Business by Jack Stack

    And, of course, one could make a case for many others...

    Submitted Mar 13, 2009 2:11 PM

  2. .Byron Y. says:

    The E-Myth Revisited is brilliant. The Audio Book which is read by the author  Michael Gerber makes it really come alive. After repeated listening, what Gerber proposes is absolutely essential to grow a business as opposed to a high paying job.

    I bought E-Myth Mastery and have just finished reading the Chapter 3, The Discipline of the Financial Leader. Gerber is not some Ivory Tower Academic but has actually experienced the highs and lowest of lows of running a business. And has not only survived, but THRIVES.

    Submitted Mar 16, 2009 4:48 AM

  3. .Nicolas H. says:

    I would also like to add "Awakening the Entrepreneur Within", also by Michael Gerber. Is is an absolute must read.

    Submitted Mar 18, 2009 7:02 PM

  4. .ryan m. says:

    Definitely must add "The Answer" by John Assaraf and Murray Smith. By far the most powerful business book I've ever read because it focuses on two key components: 1) how to retrain your brain to eliminate self limiting beliefs, fears, doubts, and anxieties... and 2) the business fundamentals of how to grow faster and more intelligently... focusing on your ideal client, decision making process of your buyer, lifetime value, sales process, and more. No business book compares to this baby.

    Submitted Mar 26, 2009 2:39 PM

  5. .Rick O. says:

    One of my favorite business books, after about 120 from my list, is still, Think and Grow Rich-Napoleon Hill (with help from Andrew Carnegie).  It's not an oldie, but a goodie, but rather, a story that keeps repeating itself.  What we focus on get's better, what we decide we want becomes more real, and becoming focused, is the key to achieving our dreams.  Figuring dreams out, is another set of books.

    I've been reading E-Myth Mastery and love it as well.  Can't believe how much people have to focus on themselves, even after they are "succesful".  Sarah has a lot to teach us.


    Submitted Mar 29, 2009 5:45 PM

  6. .Magdalena L. says:

    Businessmen today are trying their best for their business to stay on track. The economic slowdown has been pretty hard on businesses and banks, and other first line lenders of credit. During this financial crisis, people have begun saving money instead of spending it, and laying off the credit cards.  Instead, the number of payday loans that are taken out has been going up, and it isn't exactly surprising.  It's a small loan that you pay back quickly, usually on your next payday.  You have to be responsible if you get one, as cash advances aren't a reliable long term solution to economic slowdown. Read more on this site: http://personalmoneystore.com/moneyblog/2009/04/28/payday-loans-great-exercise-caution/

    Submitted May 4, 2009 11:03 PM

  7. .Eve H. says:

    Cannot imagine this list without one of the bibles in business lineage: "THE LAW OF SUCCESS IN SIXTEEN LESSONS" by Napoleon Hill.

    Submitted Jun 20, 2010 3:37 PM

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