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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

by David Allen (2015)

Book information, 288 pages

Book in Nutshell

The Power of Full Engagement

by Jim Loehr & Tony Schwartz (2005)

Book information, 256 pages

Book in Nutshell

StrengthsFinder 2.0

by Tom Rath (2007)

Book information, 175 pages

Book in Nutshell

Bit Literacy

by Mark Hurst (2007)

Book information, 192 pages

Book in Nutshell

10 Days to Faster Reading

by Abby Marks-Beale (2001)

Book information, 224 pages

Book in Nutshell

Problem Solving

The 80/20 Principle

by Richard Koch (1999)

Book information, 288 pages

Book in Nutshell

Accidental Genius

by Mark Levy (2010)

Book information, 192 pages

Book in Nutshell

Learning from the Future

by Liam Fahey & Robert Randall (1997)

Book information, 464 pages

Book in Nutshell

Behavioral Change

The Power of Less

by Leo Babauta (2009)

Book information, 192 pages

Book in Nutshell

The Path of Least Resistance

by Robert Fritz (1989)

Book information, 320 pages

Book in Nutshell

Re-Create Your Life

by Morty Lefkoe (2003)

Book information, 256 pages

Book in Nutshell

Self-Directed Behavior

by David L. Watson & Roland G. Tharp (2013)

Book information, 368 pages

Book in Nutshell

The Human Mind

Thinking, Fast and Slow

by Daniel Kahneman (2013)

Book information, 512 pages

Book in Nutshell

Brain Rules

by John Medina (2014)

Book information, 304 pages

Book in Nutshell

Making Sense of Behavior

by William T. Powers (1998)

Book information, 180 pages

Book in Nutshell

Driven

by Paul Lawrence & Nitin Nohria (2002)

Book information, 352 pages

Book in Nutshell

Deep Survival

by Laurence Gonzales (2004)

Book information, 318 pages

Book in Nutshell

Communication

On Writing Well

by William Zinsser (2006)

Book information, 336 pages

Book in Nutshell

Presentation Zen

by Garr Reynolds (2011)

Book information, 312 pages

Book in Nutshell

Made to Stick

Chip and Dan Heath (2007)

Book information, 291 pages

Book in Nutshell

The Copywriter’s Handbook

by Robert Bly (2006)

Book information, 432 pages

Book in Nutshell

Show Me The Numbers

by Stephen Few (2012)

Book information, 371 pages

Book in Nutshell

Influence

Influence: The Psychology of Persuasion

by Robert B. Cialdini (2006)

Book information, 336 pages

Book in Nutshell

How to Win Friends and Influence People

by Dale Carnegie (1998)

Book information, 288 pages

Book in Nutshell

Crucial Conversations

by Kerry Patterson (2011)

Book information, 272 pages

Book in Nutshell

The 48 Laws of Power

by Robert Greene (2000)

Book information, 452 pages

Book in Nutshell

Decision-Making

Sources of Power: How People Make Decisions

by Gary Klein (1999)

Book information, 352 pages

Book in Nutshell

Smart Choices

by John S. Hammond (2002)

Book information, 256 pages

Book in Nutshell

Ethics for the Real World

by Ronald Howard & Clinton Korver (2008)

Book information, 224 pages

Book in Nutshell

Creativity & Innovation

The Creative Habit

by Twyla Tharp (2006)

Book information, 256 pages

Book in Nutshell

Myths of Innovation

by Scott Berkun (2010)

Book information, 248 pages

Book in Nutshell

Innovation and Entrepreneurship

by Peter F. Drucker (2006)

Book information, 288 pages

Book in Nutshell

Project Management

Making Things Happen

by Scott Berkun (2008)

Book information, 410 pages

Book in Nutshell

Results Without Authority

by Tom Kendrick (2012)

Book information, 288 pages

Book in Nutshell

Business Creation

Go It Alone

by Bruce Judson (2009)

Book Information, 240 pages

Book in Nutshell

The Lean Start-up

by Eric Ries (2011)

Book Information

Book in Nutshell

Street Smart

by Norm Brodsky & Bo Burlingham (2010)

Book Information, 288 pages

Book in Nutshell

Ready, Fire, Aim

by Michael Masterson (2011)

Book Information, 400 pages

Book in Nutshell

Escape from Cubicle Nation

by Pamela Slim (2009)

Book Information, 352 pages

Book in Nutshell

Bankable Business Plans

by Edward Rogoff (2007)

Book Information, 275 pages

Book in Nutshell

Value-Creation & Testing

Rework

by Jason Fried and David Heinemeier Hansson (2010)

Book Information, 288 pages

Book in Nutshell

The New Business Road Test

John Mullins (2013)

Book Information, 344 pages

Book in Nutshell

How to Make Millions with Your Ideas

Dan Kennedy (1996)

Book Information, 272 pages

Book in Nutshell

Marketing

All Marketers Are Liars

by Seth Godin (2012)

Book information, 240 pages

Book in Nutshell

Permission Marketing

by Seth Godin (1999)

Book information, 256 pages

Book in Nutshell

The 22 Immutable Laws of Marketing

by Al Ries & Jack Trout (1994)

Book information, 143 pages

Book in Nutshell

Getting Everything You Can Out of All You’ve Got

by Jay Abraham (2001)

Untitled, 384 pages

Book in Nutshell

Sales

The Psychology of Selling

by Brian Tracy (2006)

Book information, 240 pages

Book in Nutshell

Pitch Anything

by Oren Klaff (2011)

Book information, 240 pages

Book in Nutshell

The Ultimate Sales Machine

by Chet Holmes (2008)

Book information, 272 pages

Book in Nutshell

Value-Based Fees

by Alan Weiss (2008)

Book information, 288 pages

Book in Nutshell

SPIN Selling

by Neil Rackham (1998)

Book information, 216 pages

Book in Nutshell

Value-Delivery

Indispensable

by Joe Calloway (2005)

Book information, 240 pages

Book in Nutshell

The Goal

by Eliyahu Goldratt (2014)

Book information, 362 pages

Book in Nutshell

Lean Thinking

by James Womack and Daniel Jones (2003)

Book information, 396 pages

Book in Nutshell

Design

The Design of Everyday Things: Revised and Expanded Edition

by Donald Norman (2013)

Book information, 368 pages

Book in Nutshell

Universal Principles of Design Revised and Updated

by William Lidwell, Kritina Holden, and Jill Butler (2010)

Book information, 272 pages

Book in Nutshell

Negotiation

Bargaining For Advantage

by G. Richard Shell (2006)

Book information, 320 pages

Book in Nutshell

3-D Negotiation

by David A. Lax and James K. Sebenius (2006)

Book information, 304 pages

Book in Nutshell

The Partnership Charter

by David Gage (2004)

Book information, 272 pages

Book in Nutshell

Management

First, Break All The Rules

by Marcus Buckingham & Curt Coffman (1999)

Book information, 271 pages

Book in Nutshell

12: The Elements of Great Managing

by Rodd Wagner & James Harter (2006)

Book information, 237 pages

Book in Nutshell

Growing Great Employees

by Erika Andersen (2007)

Book information, 304 pages

Book in Nutshell

The Essential Drucker

by Peter F. Drucker (2008)

Book information, 368 pages

Book in Nutshell

The Halo Effect

by Phil Rosenzweig (2014)

Book information, 288 pagegs

Book in Nutshell

Leadership

Tribes

by Seth Godin (2008)

Book information, 160 pages

Book in Nutshell

Total Leadership

by Stewart Friedman (2014)

Book information, 272 pages

Book in Nutshell

What Got You Here Won't Get You There

by Marshall Goldsmith (2007)

Book information, 256 pages

Book in Nutshell

The New Leader’s 100-Day Action Plan

by George Bradt (2011)

Book information, 352 pages

Book in Nutshell

Finance & Accounting

Financial Intelligence for Entrepreneurs

by Karen Berman & Joe Knight (2008)

Book information, 304 pages

Book in Nutshell

Simple Numbers, Straight Talk, Big Profits

by Greg Crabtree (2014)

Book information, 192 pages

Book in Nutshell

The 1% Windfall

by Rafi Mohammed (2010)

Book Information, 256 pages

Book in Nutshell

Accounting Made Simple

by Mike Piper (2013)

Book information, 114 pages

Book in Nutshell

How to Read a Financial Report

by John A. Tracy

Book information, 240 pages

Book in Nutshell

Venture Deals

by Brad Feld & Jason Mendelson (2012)

Book information, 272 pages

Book in Nutshell

Systems

Thinking in Systems

by Donella Meadows (2008)

Book information, 240 pages

Book in Nutshell

Work the System

by Sam Carpenter (2011)

Book information, 304 pages

Book in Nutshell

Analysis

Thinking Statistically

by Uri Bram (2013)

Book information, 78 pages

Book in Nutshell

Turning Numbers Into Knowledge

by Jonathan Koomey (2008)

Book information, 247 pages

Book in Nutshell

How to Lie with Statistics

by Darrell Huff (1993)

Book information, 144 pages

Book in Nutshell

Marketing Metrics

by Paul W. Farris (2010)

Book information, 432 pages

Book in Nutshell

The Economist Numbers Guide (6th Edt.)

by Richard Stuteley (2014)

Book information, 272 pages

Book in Nutshell

Corporate Skills

The Unwritten Laws of Business

by W.J. King (2007)

Book information, 112 pages

Book in Nutshell

The Effective Executive

by Peter Drucker (2006)

Book information, 208 pages

Book in Nutshell

The Simplicity Survival Handbook

by Bill Jensen (2003)

Book information, 320 pages

Book in Nutshell

Hire With Your Head

by Lou Adler (2007)

Book information, 320 pages

Book in Nutshell

Corporate Strategy

Purpose

by Nikos Mourkogiannis (2008)

Book information, 272 pages

Book in Nutshell

Competitive Strategy

by Michael Porter (1998)

Book information, 397 pages

Book in Nutshell

Blue Ocean Strategy, Expanded Edition

by W. Chan Kim and Renée Mauborgne (2015)

Book information, 256 pages

Book in Nutshell

Seeing What’s Next

by Clayton M. Christensen, Erik A. Roth, Scott D. Anthony (2004)

Book information, 325 pages

Book in Nutshell

Consulting

Getting Started in Consulting

by Alan Weiss (2009)

Book information, 320 pages

Book in Nutshell

Secrets of Consulting

by Gerald M. Weinberg (1986)

Book information, 228 pages

Book in Nutshell

Personal Finance

Your Money or Your Life

by Joel Dominguez & Vicki Robin (2008)

Book information, 384 pages

Book in Nutshell

The Millionaire Next Door

by Thomas Stanley & William Danko (2010)

Book information, 272 pages

Book in Nutshell

I Will Teach You To Be Rich

by Ramit Sethi (2009)

Book information, 266 pages

Book in Nutshell

Fail-Safe Investing

by Harry Browne (2001)

Book information, 176 pages

Book in Nutshell

Personal Growth

Lead the Field

by Earl Nightingale (2002)

Book information

Book in Nutshell

The Art of Exceptional Living

by Jim Rohn (2003)

Book information

Book in Nutshell

A Guide to the Good Life

by William Braxton Irvine (2008)

Book information, 336 pages

Book in Nutshell

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