“I cannot remember the books I’ve read any more than the meals I have eaten; even so, they have made me.“– Ralph Waldo Emerson
I’ve always been a voracious reader – from when I was 3 years old and fainted when I received the applause of my mom’s friends for being able to read the newspaper, to spending my weekends at the public library in my youth, to working in a bookstore in my teens – I’ve read a lot.
Needless to say, when I got serious about building my own business back in 2009 and realized that success would require a combination of strategies and personal growth, I dove in pretty heavily into two book categories – Business & Personal Development.
On this page, I’d like to share some of the books* that have had the greatest impact on my business and my life as an entrepreneur.
I truly believe that books are a shortcut – like learning from a great mentor who has made the mistakes, learned from them, created a new path forward, and then written it all down to help you leapfrog over those mistakes in a few short chapters.
Here are some of my favourite books for entrepreneurs.
Because if you’re going to get your business straight, you need to have your money straight.
The Richest Man in Babylon
George S. Clason
How to Win Friends & Influence People
Big Magic: Creative Living Beyond Fear
A Little Woo
The Celestine Prophecy
*Disclaimer: Some of the links on this page are affiliate links. If you purchase one of the books using these links, I may receive a small commission. I would honestly recommend them either way.