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The Gist

1000+ Big Ideas From 200+ Greatest Business & Self-Improvement Books of all time.

 

Learn instantly from the gist of 200+ all time great business and self-improvement books

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Self improvement
1. Outliers: The Story of Success - Malcolm Gladwell
2. The Art of Worldly Wisdom - Balthazar Gracian
3. The Road Less Traveled - M. Scott Peck
4. Manage Yourself - Peter Drucker
5. The Four Agreements - Don Miguel Ruiz
6. If Life Is a Game, These Are the Rules - Cherie Carter-Scott
7. A Separate Reality - Carlos Castaneda
8. How to Stop Worrying and Start Living - Dale Carnegie
9. Success Through a Positive Mental Attitude - W. Clement Stone and Napoleon Hill
10. The Laws of Success in Sixteen Lessons - Napoleon Hill
11. Think and Grow Rich - Napoleon Hill
12. The 10-10-10 Tool - Jack and Suzy Welch
13. The Seven Spiritual Laws of Success - Deepak Chopra
14. Mastery: The Keys to Success and Long-term Fulfillment - George Leonard
15. The Magic of Thinking Big - Dr. David Schwartz
16. What Got You Here Won’t Get You There - Marshall Goldsmith
17. My Start-up Life: What a (Very) Young CEO Learned on His Journey Through Silicon Valley - Ben Casanocha
18. The 80/20 Principle: The Secret to Success by Achieving more with less - Richard Koch 41 41 41 31
19. The 80-20 Individual - Richard Koch
20. The 12 Bad Habits - James Waldroop and Tomothy Butler
21. Maximum Achievement - Brian Tracy
22. Crush It! - Gary Vaynerchuk
23. The Monk Who Sold His Ferrari - Robin Sharma
24. A Gift to My Children - Jim Rogers
25. The Book of Awesome - Neil Pasricha
26. How Life Imitates Chess - Garry Kasporow
27. God Never Blinks - Regina Brett
28. Personal Development for Smart People: The Conscious Pursuit of Personal Growth - Steve Pavlina
29. You Can Win - Shiv Khera
30. 25 Ways to Distinguish Yourself - Rajesh Shetty
31. Now, Discover Your Strengths and Discover Your Sales Strengths - Gallup Management Journal
32. The 100 Hard Questions for an Authentic Life - Susan Piver

Advice from men about to die
33. Tuesdays with Morrie - Mitch Albom
34. Randy Pausch’s last lecture - Randy Pausch

Simplicity
35. The 10 Laws of Simplicity - John Maeda
36. Simplicity - Edward De Bono

Women and Men
37. What Women Want Men To Know - Barbara Deangelis
38. Why Men Marry Some Women And Not Others - John T. Molloy
39. Men are from Mars, Women are from Venus - John Gray

Food and Nutrition
40. Jamie's Food Revolution: Rediscover How to Cook Simple, Delicious, Affordable Meals - Jamie Oliver
41. Geneen Roth’s Best Weight-Loss Wisdom - Geneen Roth

Happiness
42. The Pursuit of Happiness - David G. Myers Ph.D.
43. Learned Optimism - Martin Seligman
44. The Happiness Project - Gretchen Rubin

Studies
45. Be a Smart Student - Adam Robinson

Career and Work
46. Know How: The 8 Skills that separate people who perform from who don’t - Ram Charan
47. What The CEO Wants You To Know - Ram Charan
48. How to be a star at work - Robert E. Kelley
49. Career Warfare - David F. D’Alessandro
50. Dream Careers: How to Quickly Break into a Fab Job! - Tag and Catherine Goulet
51. Who Moved My Cheese? An Amazing Way to Deal with Change in Your Work and in Your Life - Dr. Spencer Johnson
52. Recession-Proof Graduate - Charlie Hoehn
53. Linchpin - Seth Godin
54. Reclaiming The Fire: How Successful People Overcome Burnout - Steven Berglas
55. Parting Company: How to Survive the Loss of a Job and Find Another Successfully - William J. Morin and James C. Cabrera

You, Inc
56. What They Don’t Teach You In Harvard Business School - Mark H. Mc Cormark
57. The Personal MBA - Josh Kaufman
58. Flawless Consulting - Peter Block

Flow
59. Flow - Mihaly Csikszentmihalyi
60. The Achievement Zone: An Eight Step Guide to Peak - Shane Murphy

Power
61. The 48 Laws of Power - Robert Greene and Joost Elffers
62. The Prince - Niccolò Machiavelli
63. The Art Of War - Sun Tzu
64. The 33 Strategies of War - Robert Greene
65. Winning Through Intimidation - Robert J. Ringer

Money
66. The Millionaire Next Door - Thomas J. Stanley and William Danko
67. Dilbert and the Way of the Weasels - Scott Adams
68. Rich Dad, Poor Dad - Robert Kiyosaki
69. Suze Orman's 2009 Action Plan - Suze Orman
70. Suze Orman's 12-Step Debt -Relief Program - Suze Orman
71. Suze Orman's 9 Steps to Financial Freedom - Suze Orman
72. Women & Money - Suze Orman
73. The Money Saving Expert - Martin Lewis
74. Golden Rules for Making Money - P.T. Barnum
75. I Will Teach You To Be Rich - Ramit Sethi
76. The Investor's Manifesto - William J. Bernstein
77. The Smartest Investment Book You'll Ever Read - Daniel R. Solin
78. The Millionaire Mind - T. Harv Eker
79. Charlie Munger’s Investing Wisdom - Charlie Munger
80. One up on the Wall Street - Peter Lynch

Thinking Better

81. Whatever You Think, Think the Opposite - Paul Arden
82. Seeking Wisdom - by Peter Bevelin
83. Being Logical: A Guide to Good Thinking - D.Q. McInerny
84. Critical Thinking - Richard W. Paul and Linda Elder

Creativity and Problem-Solving
85. The Back of the Napkin: Solving Problems and Selling Ideas with Pictures - Dan Roam
86. Ignore Everybody - Hugh MacLeod 166per creative, from Aristotle and Leonardo to Einstein and Edison - Michael Michalko 168
88. Lateral thinking - Edward de Bono
89. Six Thinking Hats - Edward de Bono
90. The Six Action Shoes - Edward de Bono
91. The Mckinsey Way - Ethan Rasiel
92. How to Solve It - George Pólya
93. Oblique strategies - Brian Eno

Writing
94. On Writing Well - William Zinsser
95. On Writing - Stephen King
96. Writing to Deadline: The Journalist at Work - Donald Murray
97. 31 Days To Build A Better Blog - Darren Rowse
98. Naked Conversation - Robert Scoble and Shel Israel
99. The Complete Letter Writer - N.H. and S.K. Mager
100. Writing For Business - Marcia Yudkin

Productivity

101. The 7 Habits of Effective People - Steven Covey
102. The Power of Less - Leo Babauta
103. Getting Things Done - David Allen
104. Eat That Frog: 21 Ways To Stop Procrastination And Get More Done In Less Time - Brian Tracy
105. The Now Habit - Neil A. Fiore, Ph.D
106. The Pomodoro Technique -Staffan Nöteberg
107. The Power of Now - Eckhart Tolle
108. The 4-Hour Work Week - Tim Ferris

Dealing with People (and Difficult people)
109. Emotional Intelligence - Daniel Goleman
110. Coping with Difficult People - Robert M. Bramson
111. The Art of Controversy (How to win arguments) - Arthur Schopenhauer
112. Selling 101 - Zig Zagler
113. The No Asshole Rule - Robert Sutton

Influencing People
114. Influence: Science & Practice - Robert B. Cialdini
115. Yes!: 50 Scientifically Proven Ways To Be Persuasive - Noah J. Goldstein, Steve J. Martin, and Robert B. Cialdini
116. Instant Persuasion -Laurie Puhn
117. How To Get Anyone To Do Anything - David Lieberman

Skills
118. The Art of Project Management - Scott Berkun
119. Quantum Memory Power - Dominic O'Brien
120. How to Delegate Work and Ensure It's Done Right- Dick Loh

Negotiating
121. The Secrets of Power Negotiating - Roger Dawson
122. The Art of Negotiation - Gerard Nierenberg
123. Getting to Yes: Negotiating Agreement Without Giving In - Roger Fisher and William Ury
124. Getting Past No: Negotiating Your Way from Confrontation to Cooperation - William Ury to Roger Fisher
125. Predictably Irrational: The Hidden Forces That Shape Our Decisions - Dan Ariely

Leadership
126. Where have all the Leaders gone? - Lee Iacocca 243
127. Lasting Leadership: The 25 Most influential Business people of our Times - Mukul Pandya and Robbie Shell
128. A Manager's Guide to Self-Development - Mike Pedler, John Burgoyne & Tom Boydell
129. Drive - The Surprising Truth About What Motivates U - Daniel H. Pink
130. Punished By Rewards - By Alfie Kohn
131. The 21 Irrefutable Laws of Leadership - John C. Maxwell
132. The 21 Indispensable Qualities of a Leader: Becoming the Person Others Will Want to Follow - John C. Maxwell
133. The Greatest Salesman in the World - Og Mandino

Communication and Networking
134. Secrets of the World’s Greatest Business Communicators - Carmine Gallo
135. The Fine Art of Small Talk - Debra Fine
136. How to Start a Conversation and Make Friends - Don Gabor

137. Never Eat Alone - Keith Ferrazzi and Tahl Raz
138. How to Work a Room - Susan RoAne
139. How to Win Friends and Influence People - Dale Carnegie

Public Speaking
140. Public Speaking and Influencing Men in Business - Dale Carnegie
141. Confessions of a Public Speaker - Scott Berkun

Decision Making
142. Creative Thinking Styles to Succeed at Work - Annette Moser-Wellman
143. Optimal Thinking: How to Be Your Best Self - Rosalene Glickman
144. Paradox of Choice: Why More is Less - Barry Schwartz
145. QBQ: The Question Behind the Question - John G. Miller
146. Nudge - Richard H. Thaler & Cass R. Sunstein
147. The Upside of Irrationality - Dan Ariely
148. How We Decide - Jonah Lehrer

Selling
149. Sales Rules of Thumb
150. Secrets of Closing the Sale - Zig Ziglar
151. Secrets of Great Rainmakers - Jeffrey J. Fox
152. How to sell a Lobster - Bill Bishop
153. Unlock The Game - Ari Galper
154. The Little Red Book Of Selling - Jeffrey Gitomer
155. Selling Ice to the Eskimos - How to Sell a Product Nobody Wants - Jon Spolestra
156. Why We Buy - The Science Of Shopping - Paco Underhill
Selling The Invisible - Harry Beckwith

Managing: Basics
157. The One- Minute Manager - Kenneth Blanchard
158. The Essential Drucker - John J. Tarrant
159. My Years With General Motors - Alfred Sloan
160. The Nature Of Managerial Work - Henry Mintzberg
161. First Break All The Rules - Marcus Buckingham and Curt Coffman

Managing: Advanced (Strategy…)
162. The Unwritten Rules of Engineering - W.J. King
163. Management of The Absurd - Richard Farso
164. Blue Ocean Strategy - W. Chan Kim and Renée Mauborgne

165. The Peter Principle - Dr. Laurence J. Peter & Raymond Hull

166. Lean Thinking: Banish Waste And Create Wealth In Your Corporation - James Womack and Daniel T. Jones
167. Co-Opetition - Adam J. Brandenburger & Barry J. Nalebuff
168. Focus: the Future of Your Company Depends on it - Al Ries

169. Parkinson's Law - Cyril Northcote Parkinson
170. The Dilbert Principle - Scott Adams
171. The Goal: A Process of Ongoing Improvement - Eliyahu M. Goldratt and Jeff Cox
172. Rework - 37 Signals
173. Good To Great: Why Some Companies Make the Leap… and Others Don’t - Jim Collins
174. How The Mighty Fall - Jim Collins
175. The Toyota Way - Dr. Jeffrey Liker
176. In Search of Excellence - Top Peters, along with Robert H. Waterman and Julien R. Philips
176. The 10 Rules of Sam Walton: Success Secrets for Remarkable Results - Michael Bergdahl
178. 10 Golden Rules: How Not to Screw Up an Organization - Michael J. Cudahy
179. The Fifth Discipline - Peter Senge
180. The Innovator’s Solution, and Seeing What’s Next - Clayton M. Christensen & Scott D. Anthony
181. The Innovator’s Dilemma - Clayton Christensen

Designing and Innovating
182. The Ten Faces of Innovation - Tom Kelly
183. Non-Designer's Design Book - Robin Williams
184. The Substance Of Style: How The Rise Of Aesthetic Value Is Remaking Commerce, Culture, And Consciousness - Virginia Postrel

185. Design Of Everyday Things - Donald A. Norman

Pricing and Profiting
186. The Art of Pricing: How to Find the Hidden Profits to Grow Your Business - Rafi Mohammed
187. The Art of Profitability - Adrian Slywotzky
188. Priceless - William Poundstone

Branding and Marketing
189. Marketing Management: Analysis, Planning, Implementation & Control -Philip Kotler
190. The 22 Immutable Laws of Marketing - Al Ries and Jack Trout

191. All Marketers Are Liars - Seth Godin
192. Naked Marketing - The Bare Essentials - Robert Grede
193. The End Of Marketing As We Know It - Sergio Zyman
194. Permission Marketing Turning Strangers Into Friends, And Friends Into Customers - Seth Godin
195. The Marketing Playbook - Richard Tong & John Zagula
196. The Profit Zone - Adrian Slywotzky
197. The Paradox Of Choice - Why More Is Less - Barry Schwartz

198. The Art Of Choosing - Sheena S. Iyengar
199. The Laws of Choice - Predicting Customer Behavior - Eric Marder
200. Positioning: The Battle For Your Mind - Al Ries and Jack Trout

201. The 22 Immutable Laws Of Branding - Laura and Al Ries
202. Laws Of Branding - Susannah Hart and John Murphy
203. Crisis Marketing - When Bad Things Happen To Good Companies - Joe Marconi

Online Marketing
204. Tribes - Seth Godin
205. The Whuffie Factor - Tara Hunt
206. Groundswell - Charlene Li and Josh Bernoff
207. Citizen Marketers - When People Are The Message - Jackie Huba and Ben McConnell
208. Trust Agents - Chris Brogan
209. Web Analytics: An Hour A Day - Avinash Kaushik
Guerilla Marketing - Jay Conrad Lewinson

Entrepreneuring
210. Brand New : How Entrepreneurs Earned Consumers' Trust - Nancy F. Koehn
211. Secrets From an Inventor’s Notebook - Maurice Kanbar
212. Made To Stick - Chip Heath & Dan Heath
213. Unleashing the Idea Virus - Seth Godin
214. The Bootstrapper’s Bible - Seth Godin
215. How to Create a Purple Cow - Seth Godin
216. Business Lessons From Meatball Sundae - Seth Godin
217. Free Prize Inside - Seth Godin
218. Small is The New Big - Seth Godin
219. The Art of Start: The Time-Tested, Battle-Hardened Guide for Anyone Starting Anything - Guy Kawasaki
220. Reality Check - Guy Kawasaki
221. Startup Nation - Jeff Sloan and Rich Sloan
222. The Entrepreneur's Manual - Richard White
223. The Lean Startup - Eric Ries
224. Venturehacks - Nivi
225. Founders at Work: Stories of Startups’ Early Days - Jessica Livingston

Web Development
226. Getting Real - 37Signals
227. Don’t Make Me Think - Steve Krug
228. Prioritizing Web Usability - Jacob Nielsen and Hoa Loranger

Useful Non Fiction Books
229. The Big Questions - Steven E. Landsburg
230. The World Is Flat -Thomas Friedman
231. Switch - Chip Heath & Dan Heath
232. Freakonomics - Steven D. Levitt
233. Identity Economics - George A. Akerlof and Rachel E. Kranton

234. Soccernomics - Simon Kuper and Stefan Szymanski
235. SuperFreakonomics - Steven D. Levitt and Stephen J. Dubner

236. Freefall - Joseph E. Stiglitz

Future Trends
237. Clicking - 16 Trends To Future Fit Your Life, Your Work And Your Business - Faith Popcorn and Lys Marigold
238. The Art Of The Long View: Planning For The Future In An Uncertain World - Peter Schwartz
239. The Black Swan - The Impact Of The Highly Improbable - Nassim Nicholas Taleb
240. Fooled By Randomness - Nassim Nicholas Taleb

New Media
241. The Google Story - David Vise and Mark Malseed
242. What Would Google Do? - Jeff Jarvis
243. The Cluetrain Manifesto - Rick Levine, Christopher Locke, Doc Searls, and David Weinberger
244. The Wisdom Of Crowds - James Surowiecki
245. CrowdSourcing - Jeff Howe
246. Wikinomics - Don Tapscott and Anthony Williams
247. Here Comes Everybody - Clay Shirky
248. Futuretainment - Mike Walsh
249. The Long Tail - Chris Anderson

Questioning New Media

250. Is Google Making Us Stupid? - Nicholas Carr
251. You Are Not A Gadget - Jaron Lanier

252. The Net Delusion: The Dark Side of Internet Freedom - Evgeny Morzov  


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