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52 Books Every Prosperous Entrepreneur Should Read

Intelligence is a key characteristic of a prosperous entrepreneur. This intelligence goes far beyond becoming an expert in your chosen industry. To truly thrive as a business owner, you must have keen business acumen as well as emotional and social intelligence.

In an effort to help you strengthen your intelligence as a prosperous Christian woman entrepreneur, I’ve compiled a list of books that should be in your library. This is by no means a comprehensive list of every book you should read, but it’s a great start.

To grow as an entrepreneur,, I read an average of one new book per week – that’s about 52 books per year. This may sound like a huge time investment, but I guarantee you it will pay off.
practical guides for business success

 The Art of the Start by Guy Kawasaki
 The E-Myth Revisited by Michael E. Gerber
 Growing a Business by Paul Hawken
 Small Business Cash Flow: Strategies for Making Your Business a Financial Success by Denise O’Berry
 Jump Start Your Business Brain by Doug Hall

developing your business’ success blueprint

 In Search of Excellence by Thomas J. Peters and Robert H. Waterman, Jr.
 Good to Great by Jim Collins
 The Innovator’s Dilemma by Clayton M. Christensen
 The Little Big Things: 163 Ways to Pursue Excellence by Tom Peters
 Who Says Elephants Can’t Dance? by Louis V. Gerstner, Jr.
 Discovering the Soul of Service by Leonard Berry
 Execution by Larry Bossidy and Ram Charan
 Competing for the Future by Gary Hamel and C. K. Prahalad

attracting your ideal clients

 Influence by Robert B. Cialdini, PhD
 Positioning by Al Ries and Jack Trout
 Zag by Marty Neumeier
 How to be Your Own Publicist by Jessica Hatchigan
 Permission Marketing : Turning Strangers Into Friends And Friends Into Customers by Seth Godin
 You, Inc.: The Art of Selling Yourself by Harry BeckwithCrossing the Chasm by Geoffrey A. Moore
 Secrets of Closing the Sale by Zig Ziglar
 How to Become a Rainmaker by Jeffrey J. Fox
 Why We Buy by Paco Underhill
 The Referral Engine by John JantschThe Experience Economy by B. Joseph Pine II and James H. Gilmore
 Purple Cow by Seth Godin
 The Tipping Point by Malcolm Gladwell
 How to Sell When Nobody is Buying by Dave Lakhani

inspiring & motivating those around you

 Control Your Destiny or Someone Else Will by Tichy and Sherman
 Leading Change by John P. Kotter
 The 360 Degree Leader by John Maxwell
 Leadership from the Inside Out: Becoming a Leader for Life by Kevin Cashman
 The 21 Irrefutable Laws of Leadership: Follow Them and People Will Follow You by John C. Maxwell
 EntreLeadership by Dave Ramsey

bringing out the best in YOU

 The Bible
 Be Excellent at Anything: The Four Keys To Transforming the Way We Work and Live by Tony Schwartz, Jean Gomes , and Catherine McCarthy
 How Did I Get So Busy ? by Valorie Burton
 The Power of Full Engagement by byJim Loehr,Tony Schwartz
 The Total Money Makeover by Dave Ramsey
 Authentic Happiness by Martin Seligman
 Change Your Brain, Change Your Life by Daniel Amen, MD
 The Art of Extreme Self-Care: Transform Your Life One Month at a Time by Cheryl Richardson
 Flow by Mihaly Csikzentmihalyi
 Getting Things Done by David Allen
 The 7 Habits of Highly Effective People by Stephen R. Covey
 Oh, the Places You’ll Go by Dr. Seuss/Theodore Geisel
 Chasing Daylight by Eugene O’Kelly
 The Richest Man In Babylon by George S. Clason

learning from the best

 Titan by Ron Chernow
 My Years with General Motors by Alfred P. Sloan, Jr.
 The HP Way by David Packard
 Personal History by Katharine Graham
 Moments of Truth by Jan Carlzon
 Sam Walton: Made in America by Sam Walton with John Huey
Develop A Business That Brings Out The Best In You!

As a former attorney and business development strategist, Benecia L. Ponder has more than six years experience helping entrepreneurs build successful business enterprises. Trained by the Coaching and Positive Psychology Institute, Benecia utilizes the cutting-edge techniques and tools provided by the research and evidence-based field of positive psychology to translate her wisdom and insight into dynamic and innovative coaching products. For more information about Benecia, visit