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8 best selling books to start reading – free book summary

Want to start reading more books? It can become overwhelming because of the number of books to choose from and platforms to start with.

Well we have the perfect solution to jumpstart your reading habit!

Here is a list of top 8 books that will transform you. We have created chapter-wise summaries of books with our favorite quotes, key insights, and recommendations by industry experts. So you know the book and what you will learn and then move on to reading it! Check out this clickable list to jump to any of these books.

Book #1 – The 7 Habits of Highly Effective People

The 7 Habits of Highly Effective People

“Every so often a book comes along that not only alters the lives of readers but leaves an imprint on the culture itself. The 7 Habits is one of those books.”

-Daniel Pink, author of Drive and To Sell is Human

Named the #1 Most Influential Business Book of the Twentieth Century. This book offers powerful Lessons in Personal Change.

Book #2 – Mini Habits

Mini habits

“With mini habits, you can join the ranks of people who change their lives in the most unbelievable way.”

-Stephen Guise

Mini habits are low-willpower Trojan horses that can leverage their easy access into the brain’s control room into big results.

Book #3 – The Power of Habit

The Power of Habit

“Few books become essential manuals for business and living. The Power of Habit is an exception. Charles Duhigg not only explains how habits are formed but how to kick bad ones and hang on to the good.”

-Financial Times

The Golden Rule of Habit Change: You can’t extinguish a bad habit, you can only change it.

Book #4 – How to Win Friends and Influence People

How to Win Friends and Influence People

Achieve your maximum potential—a must-read for the twenty-first century with more than 15 million copies sold!

This book is a guide to improving a person’s aura in the world. It is about changing how the world views and treats you by changing your own behavior. That means that if you change the kind of energy that you emit, what comes back to you is also different. This is one of the most influential business and communication skills guides.

Book #5 – The Advice Trap

The Advice Trap

“The Advice Trap is superbly written, a very quick and enjoyable read, but most importantly it will develop you into a far more influential leader.”

-Thomas A. Kolditz, PhD; Brigadier General, US Army (ret)

The Advice Trap is about getting to grips with how to actually change your behavior so you stay curious a little bit longer. You have to tame your Advice Monster, this book teaches you how.

Book #6 – The Hard Thing About Hard Things

The Hard Thing About Hard Things

“More than any other business book released this year, “Hard Things” gives an insider’s perspective on what it’s like to lead and scale a startup.”

-Business Insider’s Best Business Books of 2014

While many people talk about how great it is to start a business, very few are honest about how difficult it is to run one. The most valuable book on startup management hands down.

Book #7 – Zero to One

Zero to One

“Crisply written, rational and practical, Zero to One should be read not just by aspiring entrepreneurs but by anyone seeking a thoughtful alternative to the current pervasive gloom about the prospects for the world.”

–The Economist

Peter Thiel has built multiple breakthrough companies, and Zero to One shows how.

Book #8 – The Lean Startup

The Lean Startup

“At Asana, we’ve been lucky to benefit from Eric’s advice firsthand; this book will enable him to help many more entrepreneurs answer the tough questions about their business.”

-Dustin Moskovitz, co-founder of Facebook and Asana

Learn how today’s entrepreneurs use continuous innovation to create radically successful businesses.

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