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The Personal MBA Reading List (2016 Edition) by Mind Map: The Personal MBA Reading List  (2016 Edition)
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The Personal MBA Reading List (2016 Edition)

The Personal MBA Recommended Reading List: The 99 Best Business Books “You wasted $150,000 on an education you coulda got for a buck fifty in late charges at the public library.”Will Hunting (played by Matt Damon), Good Will Hunting MBA programs don’t have a monopoly on advanced business knowledge: you can teach yourself everything you need to know to succeed in life and at work. The Personal MBA features the very best business books available, based on over ten years and thousands of hours of research. So skip business school and the $150,000 loan: you can get a world-class business education own your own at very low cost by reading the best business books. This page lists all Personal MBA recommended books and resources for easy printing, bookmarking, and reference. For more information about the Personal MBA and book selection criteria, read the manifesto.

Productivity & Effectiveness

Getting Things Done

The Power of Full Engagement

StrengthsFinder 2.0

Bit Literacy

10 Days to Faster Reading

Problem Solving

The 80/20 Principle

Accidental Genius

Learning from the Future

Behavioral Change

The Power of Less

The Path of Least Resistance

Re-Create Your Life

Self-Directed Behavior

The Human Mind

Thinking, Fast and Slow

Brain Rules

Making Sense of Behavior


Deep Survival


On Writing Well

Presentation Zen

Made to Stick

The Copywriter’s Handbook

Show Me The Numbers


Influence: The Psychology of Persuasion

How to Win Friends and Influence People

Crucial Conversations

The 48 Laws of Power


Sources of Power: How People Make Decisions

Smart Choices

Ethics for the Real World

Creativity & Innovation

The Creative Habit

Myths of Innovation

Innovation and Entrepreneurship

Project Management

Making Things Happen

Results Without Authority

Business Creation

Go It Alone

The Lean Start-up

Street Smart

Ready, Fire, Aim

Escape from Cubicle Nation

Bankable Business Plans

Value-Creation & Testing


The New Business Road Test

How to Make Millions with Your Ideas


All Marketers Are Liars

Permission Marketing

The 22 Immutable Laws of Marketing

Getting Everything You Can Out of All You’ve Got


The Psychology of Selling

Pitch Anything

The Ultimate Sales Machine

Value-Based Fees

SPIN Selling



The Goal

Lean Thinking


The Design of Everyday Things: Revised and Expanded Edition

Universal Principles of Design Revised and Updated


Bargaining For Advantage

3-D Negotiation

The Partnership Charter


First, Break All The Rules

12: The Elements of Great Managing

Growing Great Employees

The Essential Drucker

The Halo Effect



Total Leadership

What Got You Here Won't Get You There

The New Leader’s 100-Day Action Plan

Finance & Accounting

Financial Intelligence for Entrepreneurs

Simple Numbers, Straight Talk, Big Profits

The 1% Windfall

Accounting Made Simple

How to Read a Financial Report

Venture Deals


Thinking in Systems

Work the System


Thinking Statistically

Turning Numbers Into Knowledge

How to Lie with Statistics

Marketing Metrics

The Economist Numbers Guide (6th Edt.)

Corporate Skills

The Unwritten Laws of Business

The Effective Executive

The Simplicity Survival Handbook

Hire With Your Head

Corporate Strategy


Competitive Strategy

Blue Ocean Strategy, Expanded Edition

Seeing What’s Next


Getting Started in Consulting

Secrets of Consulting

Personal Finance

Your Money or Your Life

The Millionaire Next Door

I Will Teach You To Be Rich

Fail-Safe Investing

Personal Growth

Lead the Field

The Art of Exceptional Living

A Guide to the Good Life


Andrius Zygmanta