23 Best Business Books to Read in 2024!

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Are you a small business owner looking for the best business books to help you solve a business problem? There are tons of books on business, entrepreneurship, marketing, accounting, and other topics. But it’s hard to filter through the noise to find the best business books.

Our co-founder and CEO, Serg Belous, made the mistake of believing he could just figure it out as he went. Five years later, he realized that there was information he just didn’t have as a business owner. That’s why he started researching everything he could.

In his research, he’s read close to hundreds of business books. The realizations he came to through his mistakes, research, and participation in mentorship groups led to the founding of UpFlip so others don’t have to make the same mistakes.

This list will help you find the best books on business topics that are worth your time. We have the books grouped into the following topics.

Read about them all or click the title that interests you most to jump right to it. By the end of this blog, you’ll know exactly which titles you need on hand to educate yourself for business success.

You can find most of the books on the UpFlip Amazon Shop, where we make it easy for you to buy business resources.

Best Business Books

These are not just any business books—they’re the best business books of all time! And they’re all detailed for you in this comprehensive list!

#1. Think and Grow Rich by Napoleon Hill

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  • In Think and Grow Rich, Hill draws on stories of Andrew Carnegie, Thomas Edison, Henry Ford, and other millionaires of his generation to illustrate his principles.
  • This book will teach you the secrets that could bring you a fortune.
  • It will show you not only what to do but how to do it.

#2. Traction: Get a Grip on Your Business by Gino Wickman

Traction: Get a Grip on Your Business

All entrepreneurs and business leaders face similar frustrations—personnel conflict, profit woes, and inadequate growth. Decisions never seem to get made, or, once made, fail to be properly implemented. But there is a solution. It’s not complicated or theoretical.The Entrepreneurial Operating System® is a practical method for achieving the business success you have always envisioned. More than 80,000 companies have discovered what EOS can do.

#3. From 6 to 7 Figures: Simplify Your Business, Gain Your Time Back, Scale Faster than Ever by Austin Netzley

From 6 to 7 Figures: Simplify Your Business, Gain Your Time Back, Scale Faster Than Ever

This book is designed for busy 6-figure online entrepreneurs who know they are destined for more. If you feel like you’ve been dealing with the same issues over and over again (no consistent leads, cash flow issues, stuck in the weeds, team frustrations), then I’m going to show you the 80/20 of the 80/20 of what you need to know to get more traction in less time and join the top 4% who reach $1 Million in revenue.

This book, called “the business bible” for 6-figure entrepreneurs, breaks down the proven 2X Machine Methodology and teaches you with practical systems and strategies.

#4. Ready, Fire, Aim: Zero to $100 Million in No Time Flat by Michael Masterson

Ready, Fire, Aim: Zero to $100 Million in No Time Flat

Whether you’re thinking about starting a new business or growing an existing one, Ready, Fire, Aim has what you need to succeed in your entrepreneurial endeavors. In it, self-made multimillionaire and bestselling author Masterson shares the knowledge he has gained from creating and expanding numerous businesses and outlines a focused strategy for guiding a small business through the four stages of entrepreneurial growth. Along the way, Masterson teaches you the different skills needed in order to excel in this dynamic environment.

#5. #MAXOUT Your Life by Ed Mylett

#Max Out Your Life: Strategies for Becoming an Elite Performer

A no-nonsense, step-by-step strategy guide to #MAXOUT Your Life and become an elite performer

#MAXOUT YOUR LIFE is for those that are serious about achieving their highest levels of life, and evolving into the best version of themselves.

#6. Expert Secrets: The Underground Playbook for Creating a Mass Movement of People Who Will Pay for Your Advice by Russel Brunson

Expert Secrets: The Underground Playbook for Converting Your Online Visitors into Lifelong Customers

Expert Secrets helps people find their message and then create a mass movement of people who will pay them for that advice.

#7. Your Next Five Moves: Master the Art of Business Strategy by Patrick Bet-David

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Combining these principles and revelations drawn from Patrick’s own rise to successful CEO, Your Next Five Moves is a must-read for any serious executive, strategist, or entrepreneur.

#8. Traffic Secrets: The Underground Playbook for Filling Your Websites and Funnels with Your Dream Customers by Russel Brunson

Traffic Secrets: The Underground Playbook for Filling Your Websites and Funnels with Your Dream Customers

Traffic Secrets was written to help you get your message out to the world about your products and services. I strongly believe that entrepreneurs are the only people on earth who can actually change the world. It won’t happen in government, and I don’t think it will happen in schools.

It’ll happen because of entrepreneurs like you, who are crazy enough to build products and services that will actually change the world. It’ll happen because we are crazy enough to risk everything to try and make that dream become a reality.

#9. Raise Your Game: High-Performance Secrets from the Best of the Best by Alan Stein Jr.

Raise Your Game: High-Performance Secrets from the Best of the Best

Performance coach Alan Stein Jr. shares the secret principles used by world-class performers that will help you improve your productivity and achieve higher levels of success.

High achievers are at the top of their game because of the discipline they have during the unseen hours. They have made a commitment to establish, tweak, and repeat positive habits in everything they do. Raise Your Game examines the top leaders in sports and business and proves that success is a result of the little things we do all the time.

#10. The Real-Life MBA: Your No-BS Guide to Winning the Game, Building a Team, and Growing Your Career by Jack & Suzy Welch

The Real-Life MBA: Your No-BS Guide to Winning the Game, Building a Team, and Growing Your Career
Mega-bestselling business authors Jack and Suzy Welch return, nearly a decade after publishing their international bestseller, Winning, to tackle the most pressing business challenges related to creating a winning strategy, leading and managing others, and building your own career, in The Real Life MBA, an essential guide for every person in business today—and tomorrow.

#11. Ca$hvertising: How to Use More Than 100 Secrets of Ad-Agency Psychology to Make Big Money Selling Anything to Anyone by Drew Eric Whitman

Cashvertising: How to Use More Than 100 Secrets of Ad-Agency Psychology to Make BIG MONEY Selling Anything to Anyone

FACT: Your brain is being controlled-and you don’t even know it.

Because if you think the ads you’re seeing today are just pretty pictures with nice, creative copy, you’re mistaken. Truth is, you are being powerfully influenced by dozens of proven scientific principles of advertising psychology… little-known techniques of consumer persuasion that go completely unnoticed by the buying public. And they’re causing you–and millions like you–to spend enormous amounts of money every day on countless products and services.

But what are these principles? How do they work? And how can you use them in your own advertising?
Prepare yourself for a unique learning experience
 as author Drew Eric Whitman takes you on a wild, roller-coaster ride through the streets of New York’s famed Madison Avenue and teaches you the specific psychological techniques that today’s top copywriters and designers use to influence the masses… and how you can use them to rapidly increase your sales, no matter what you sell.

#12. The Bezos Letters: 14 Principles to Grow Your Business Like Amazon by Steve Anderson

The Bezos Letters: 14 Principles to Grow Your Business Like Amazon

Jeff Bezos created Amazon, the fastest company to reach $100 billion in sales ever, making him the richest man in the world. Business owners marvel at Amazon’s success, but don’t realize they have the answers right at their fingertips as Bezos reveals his hidden roadmap in his annual letters to shareholders. For the first time, business analyst Steve Anderson unlocks the key lessons, mindset, principles, and steps Bezos used, and continues to use, to make Amazon the massive success it is today. Steve shows business owners, leaders, and CEOs how to apply those same practices and watch their business become more efficient, productive, and successful―fast!

#13. Predictable Revenue: Turn Your Business Into A Sales Machine with the $100 Million Best Practices of Salesforce.com by Aaron Ross and Marylou Tyler

Predictable Revenue: Turn Your Business Into a Sales Machine with the $100 Million Best Practices of Salesforce.com

Discover the outbound sales process that, in just a few years, helped add $100 million in recurring revenue to Salesforce.com, almost doubling their enterprise growth… with zero cold calls.

This is NOT another book about how to cold call or close deals. This is an entirely new kind of sales bible for CEOs, entrepreneurs and sales VPs to help you build a sales machine.

#14. The 10X Mentor by Grant Cardone

The 10X Rule: The Only Difference Between Success and Failure

Achieve “Massive Action” results and accomplish your business dreams!

While most people operate with only three degrees of action-no action, retreat, or normal action-if you’re after big goals, you don’t want to settle for the ordinary. To reach the next level, you must understand the coveted 4th degree of action. This 4th degree, also known as the 10 X Rule, is that level of action that guarantees companies and individuals realize their goals and dreams.

The 10 X Rule unveils the principle of “Massive Action,” allowing you to blast through business clichŽs and risk-aversion while taking concrete steps to reach your dreams. It also demonstrates why people get stuck in the first three actions and how to move into making the 10X Rule a discipline. Find out exactly where to start, what to do, and how to follow up each action you take with more action to achieve Massive Action results.

#15. How to Get Rich: One of the World’s Greatest Entrepreneurs Shares His Secrets by Felix Dennis

How to Get Rich: One of the World's Greatest Entrepreneurs Shares His Secrets

How to Get Rich is different from any other book on the subject because Dennis isn’t selling snake oil, investment tips, or motivational claptrap. He merely wants to help people embrace entrepreneurship, and to share lessons he learned the hard way. He reveals, for example, why a regular paycheck is like crack cocaine; why great ideas are vastly overrated; and why “ownership isn’t the important thing, it’s the only thing.”

#16. Clockwork, Revised and Expanded: Design Your Business to Run Itself by Mike Michalowicz

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  • Transfer any task off your plate and trust that your team will get it done right.
  • Elevate your role in your company (and life) with one single word.
  • Pinpoint the critical function your business must master to avoid mediocrity.
  • Leverage the extraordinary power of the 3.2-hour productivity rule.
  • And finally—do what you want, when you want, in your business and your life.

Our CEO listed both the original and the revised version of this book in his list, so we’ve included both.

#17. The Greatest Salesman in the World by Og Mandino

The Greatest Salesman in the World by Og Mandino

The Greatest Salesman in the World is a bestseller by Og Mandino. His books have sold over 50 million copies. Published in ’68, reissued in ’83 by Bantam, it’s a guide to a philosophy of salesmanship, telling the story of Hafid, a poor camel boy who achieves a life of abundance. A cloth edition was published by Buccaneer Books in 6/93. It takes ten months to read the book. His instructions are to read Scroll I (Ch. 8) three times a day for 30 days. After completing Scroll I continue to II (Ch. 9) & so forth thru X (Ch. 17). The Ten Scrolls I – Commitment Scroll II – Love Scroll III – Persistence Scroll IV – Miracle Scroll V – Time Scroll VI – Emotion Scroll VII – Laughter Scroll VIII – Value Scroll IX – Action Scroll X – Guidance His primary message is to “do it now”. In the marking of Scroll IX, “I will act now” appears 18 times. While his messages have Xian undertones, it’s still a message of repetitive actions to build good habits.

#18. Crushing It!: How Great Entrepreneurs Build Their Business and Influence—and How You Can, Too by Gary Vaynerchuk

Crushing It!: How Great Entrepreneurs Build Their Business and Influence—and How You Can, Too by Gary Vaynerchuk

Four-time New York Times bestselling author Gary Vaynerchuk offers new lessons and inspiration drawn from the experiences of dozens of influencers and entrepreneurs who rejected the predictable corporate path in favor of pursuing their dreams by building thriving businesses and extraordinary personal brands.

In his 2009 international bestseller Crush It, Gary insisted that a vibrant personal brand was crucial to entrepreneurial success, In Crushing It!, Gary explains why that’s even more true today, offering his unique perspective on what has changed and what principles remain timeless. He also shares stories from other entrepreneurs who have grown wealthier—and not just financially—than they ever imagined possible by following Crush It principles. The secret to their success (and Gary’s) has everything to do with their understanding of the social media platforms, and their willingness to do whatever it took to make these tools work to their utmost potential. That’s what Crushing It! teaches readers to do.

#19. Entreleadership: 20 Years of Practical Business Wisdom From the Trenches by Dave Ramsey

EntreLeadership: 20 Years of Practical Business Wisdom from the Trenches

From the New York Times bestselling author of The Total Money Makeover and radio and podcast host Dave Ramsey comes an informative guide based on how he grew a successful, multimillion dollar company from a card table in his living room.

Your company is only as strong as your leaders. These are the men and women doing battle daily beneath the banner that is your brand. Are they courageous or indecisive? Are they serving a motivated team or managing employees? Are they valued?

Your team will never grow beyond you, so here’s another question to consider—are you growing? Whether you’re sitting at the CEO’s desk, the middle manager’s cubicle, or a card table in your living-room-based start-up, EntreLeadership provides the practical, step-by-step guidance to grow your business where you want it to go.

#20. $100M Offers: How to Make Offers So Good People Feel Stupid Saying No by Alex Hormozi

$100M Offers: How to Make Offers So Good People Feel Stupid Saying No by Alex Hormozi

** OVER 300,000 COPIES SOLD!! **

Number 1 Amazon BEST SELLER over the last 74 weeks!

I took home more in a year than the CEOs of McDonalds, IKEA, Ford, Motorola, and Yahoo….combined….as a kid in my twenties….using the $100M Offer method. It works. And it will work for you.

Not that long ago though, my business had gotten so bad that I literally couldn’t even give my services away for free. At the end of each month, I would look at my bank account hoping to see progress (but there wasn’t). I knew something had to change…but what?

Over the next 48 months, I went from losing money to making $36 for every $1 spent. In that time period, we generated over $120,000,000 across four different industries: service, e-commerce, software, and brick & mortar.

#21. Expert Secrets: The Underground Playbook for Converting Your Online Visitors into Lifelong Customers by Russell Brunson

Expert Secrets: The Underground Playbook for Converting Your Online Visitors into Lifelong Customers

Master the art of what to say in your funnels to convert your online visitors into lifelong customers in this updated edition from the $100M entrepreneur and co-founder of the software company ClickFunnels.

Your business is a calling. You’ve been called to serve a group of people with the products, services, and offers that you’ve created. People come into your funnels looking for a solution to their problems. By positioning yourself as an expert and learning how to tell your story in a way that gets people to move, you are able to guide people through your value ladder, giving them the results they are looking for. This is how you change the lives of your customers, and this is how you grow your company.

#22. Developing the Leader Within You 2.0 by John C. Maxwell

Developing the Leader Within You 2.0

Learn how to develop the influence, character, service and vision that it takes to be a leader in every aspect of your life.

First released in 1993, John C. Maxwell’s now-classic work revolutionized the way leaders are made. By examining the differences between leadership styles, Maxwell outlines principles for inspiring, motivating, and influencing others from any type of leadership position–including as a business executive, a church leader, a teacher, or even a parent.

In this thoroughly revised and updated edition, Maxwell includes two new chapters to include the leadership insights and practices he has learned in the decades since the first edition so that you’ll receive everything you need to take a significant step in your leadership journey.

#23. Clockwork: Design Your Business to Run Itself by Mike Michalowicz

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  • Transfer any task off your plate and trust that your team will get it done right.
  • Elevate your role in your company (and life) with one single word.
  • Pinpoint the critical function your business must master to avoid mediocrity.
  • Leverage the extraordinary power of the 3.2-hour productivity rule.
  • And finally—do what you want, when you want, in your business and your life.

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Don’t forget to go check out our Amazon Book List for more of the best business books. We update the list of best business books as we find books we love. If you think there are books that should be on this list, let us know so we can take a look. If we love it as much as you do, we’ll add it to this list.

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  • Van

    great list!

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