16 Must-Read Books to Ignite Your Career

Wanna know one of the quickest and easiest ways to take your career to the next level?


Reading books (or listening to audiobooks) is one of the single best investments you can make in your entire life (career included)!

With this in mind we’ve gathered together a list of our favorite, most life-changing books in the career category.

If you’re looking to really go the extra mile this month (in work AND in life), pick up one of these books and get inspired!

Now we’d love to know… What’s on your reading list in the career category?

Leave your recommendations for us in the comments below!

Good to Great: Why Some Companies Make the Leap… and Others Don’t
By: Jim Collins

Over the course of five years, the author’s team analyzed the histories of twenty-eight “good-to great” companies. After sifting through mountains of data, Collins and his crew discovered the key determinants of greatness – why some companies make the leap and others don’t.

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Execution: The Discipline of Getting Things Done
By: Larry Bossidy and Ram Charan

Whether you’re running an entire company, in your first management job, or just looking to step up your effectiveness… this book will show you how to get the job done and deliver powerful results.

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Lovemarks: The Future Beyond Brands
By: Kevin Roberts

This groundbreaking book injects a powerful dose of vision and emotion into the world of marketing and advertising, and celebrates the central role design plays in creating emotional connection with consumers.

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Die Empty: Unleash Your Best Work Everyday
By: Todd Henry

Die Empty is a tool for people who aren’t willing to put off their most important work for one more day. The author explains the forces that lead to stagnation, and introduces powerful practices that will keep you on a true and steady course toward fulfilling your soul calling.

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7 Habits of Highly Effective People: Powerful Lessons in Leadership
By: Stephen R. Covey

Dr. Covey’s book is one of the most inspiring and impactful books ever written. Discover critical lessons about the habits of successful people, and find out how you can easily apply them to enrich your entire life’s experience.

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The Four-Hour Workweek: Escape 9-5, Live Anywhere, and Join the New Rich
By: Timothy Ferris

Whether your dream is escaping the rat race, experiencing high-end world travel, or earning a monthly five-figure income with zero management, The 4-Hour Workweek is the blueprint.

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The One Thing: The Surprisingly Simple Truth Behind Extraordinary Results
By: Gary Keller and Jay Papasan

You want LESS (fewer distractions, commitments and stress)… and your want MORE (productivity, income and fulfillment)! This book shows us how we can have BOTH, by learning to master what matters most and focus on the ONE thing.

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How to Win Friends and Influence People: The Only Book You Need to Lead You to Success
By: Dale Carnegie

This classic book has carried countless people up the ladder of success, and will show you how to take any situation (or relationship) and make it work for you! Get ready to make life-changing connections and achieve your maximum potential.

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The E-Myth Revisited: Why Most Small Businesses Don’t Work and What to Do About It
By: Michael E. Gerber

Grow your business in a predictable and profitable way by dispelling the most common myths, and avoiding the assumptions that can get in the way of running your business with this eye-opening read.

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The Lean Startup: How Today’s Entrepreneurs Use Continuous Innovation to Create Radically Successful Businesses
By: Eric Ries

Most startups fail. But many of those failures are preventable.  The Lean Startup is a new approach being adopted across the globe, changing the way companies are built and new products are launched.

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Delivering Happiness: A Path to Profits, Passion and Purpose
By: Tony Hsieh and Rob Ten Pas

Written by Zappos CEO Tony Hsieh, Delivering Happiness shows how a very different kind of corporate culture is a powerful model for achieving success-and how by concentrating on the happiness of those around you, you can dramatically increase your own.

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Essentialism: The Disciplined Pursuit of Less
By: Greg McKeown

The Way of the Essentialist isn’t about getting more done in less time. It’s about getting only the right things done. It is not a time management strategy, or a productivity technique. It is a systematic discipline for discerning what is absolutely essential, then eliminating everything that is not, so we can make the highest possible contribution towards the things that really matter.

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Extreme Ownership: How U.S. Navy SEALS Lead and Win
By: Jocko Willink and Leif Babin

Detailing the mindset and principles that enable SEAL units to accomplish the most difficult combat missions, Extreme Ownership demonstrates how to apply them to any team or organization, in any leadership environment.

Be sure to check out this month’s LifeNote on Extreme Ownership too!

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Outliers: The Story of Success
By: Malcolm Gladwell

In this stunning book, Malcolm Gladwell takes us on an intellectual journey through the world of “outliers”–the best and the brightest, the most famous and the most successful. He asks (and answers) the question: what makes high-achievers different?

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Steve Jobs
By: Walter Isaacson

Based on more than forty interviews Jobs conducted over two years, Walter Isaacson has written a riveting story of the roller-coaster life and searingly intense personality of a creative entrepreneur whose passion for perfection and ferocious drive revolutionized six industries.

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Do The Work: Overcome Resistance and Get Out of Your Own Way
By: Steven Pressfield and Seth Godin

Could you be getting in your way of producing great work? Have you started a project but never finished? Would you like to do work that matters, but don’t know where to start? The answer is Do the Work, a manifesto that will show you that it’s not about better ideas… it’s about actually doing the work.

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