Below is a collection of books I would recommend categorized by genre and in no particular order.

General Business

  • The Essays Of Warren Buffettby Warren Buffett
  • The Innovator’s Dilemmaby Clayton M. Christensen
  • The Quest For Value by G. Bennett Stewart
  • Never Eat Alone by Keith Ferrazzi


  • Winning by Jack Welch
  • Swim With The Sharks Without Being Eaten Alive by Harvey Mackay
  • Execution by Ram Charan and Larry Bossidy
  • Hug Your Customers by Jack Mitchell
  • Scaling Up by Verne Harnish

Investment Theory

  • Common Stocks and Uncommon Profits by Philip Fisher
  • One Up On Wall Streetby Peter Lynch
  • The Intelligent Investorby Benjamin Graham
  • Seeing What’s Nextby Clayton M. Christensen
  • Zero to One by Peter Thiel


  • Art of the Start by Guy Kawasaki
  • The E-Myth Revisited by Michael Gerber
  • The Lean Startup by Eric Reiss
  • Made in America by Sam Walton
  • Shoe Dog by Phil Knight
  • Grinding it Out by Ray Kroc
  • The Millionaire Fastlane – MJ Demarco

Sales and Marketing

  • Cashvertising by Drew Whitman
  • Psychology of Selling by Brian Tracy
  • Spin Selling by Neil Rackman
  • Influence: Psychology of Persuasion by Robert Cialdini
  • The Boron Letters by Gary Halbert

Business History

  • Liar’s Pokerby Michael Lewis
  • When Genius Failedby Roger Lowenstein
  • A Random Walk Down Wall Streetby Burton Malkiel (recommend reading only part 1)
  • King of Capital by David Cary and John Morris
  • The Box by Marc Levinson

Philosophy and Psychology

  • The Art of Warby Sun Tzu
  • The Princeby Niccolo Machiaveli
  • Meditationsby Marcus Aurelius
  • Everybody Lies by Seth Stephens-Davidowitz
  • American Psycho by Brett Easton Ellis
  • Siddhartha by Hermann Hesse


  • Sapiens by Yuval Noah Harari
  • Casino by Nicholas Pileggi


  • A Brief History of Timeby Stephen Hawking
  • The Grand Designby Stephen Hawking
  • Freakonomicsby Steven Levitt and Stephen Dubner
  • Death By Black Holeby Neil DeGrasse Tyson