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100 Business Books Women Recommend

A few days ago, I posted a message on dozens of social networking sites to which I belong as well as asked for recommendations from the readers of eMonday News – the result is the following Business Books Women Recommend.

What I found interesting about the list is that it has a nice balance of tried-and-true books as well as the latest and greatest books written to help anyone in business today.

Many of these books were recommended over and over again and I have also taken the liberty of adding a few of my own favorites. In fact, we had more than 100 entries, so we have already started the next list of 100 more business books women recommend. By the way, this list is not in any order or rank of good to best. It has been submitted in the order in which I received the submissions. Feel free to comment on this list and if your favorite is not here, please include it!

  1. How to Win Friends and Influence People by Dale Carnegie
  2. Swim With the Dolphins: How Women Can Succeed in Corporate America on Their Own Terms By Connie Glaser and Barbara Smalley
  3. The Power of Nice; How to Conquer the Business World with Kindness By Linda Kaplan Thaler and Robin Koval
  4. What Queen Esther Knew By Connie Glaser and Barbara Smalley
  5. Get Clients Now!: A 28-day Marketing Program for Professionals, Consultants, And Coaches by C. J. Hayden
  6. Money, Meaning and Beyond by Andrea Lee and Tina Forsyth.
  7. Why Good Girls Don’t Get Ahead… But Gutsy Girls Do: Nine Secrets Every Working Woman Must Know by Kate White
  8. The Law of Achievement by Kathleen Gage and Lori Giovannoni
  9. Brazen Careerist: The New Rules for Success by Penelope Trunk
  10. StreetWise Independent Consulting Your Comprehensive Guide to Building Your Own Consulting Business by David Kintler with Bob Adams
  11. The Wizard of Ads: Turning Words Into magic and Dreamers Into Millionaires by Roy H Williams
  12. Endless Referrals, Third Edition by Bob Burg
  13. The Attractor Factor: 5 Easy Steps for Creating Wealth (or Anything Else) from the Inside Out by Joe Vitale
  14. Marketing in The Public Sector by Philip Kotler, Nancy Lee
  15. Make Money Not Excuses by Jean Chatzkey
  16. Influence: The Psychology of Persuasion by Robert Cialdini
  17. The Spyglass by Richard Paul Evans
  18. Word of Mouth Marketing by Andy Servovitz
  19. The One Minute Millionaire: The Enlightened Way to Wealth by Robert Allen & Mark Victor Hansen
  20. The 4-Hour work Week: Escape 9-5, Live Anywhere, and Join the New Rich by Timothy Ferris
  21. Joy At Work: A Revolutionary Approach To Fun On The Job by Dennis W. Bakke
  22. The Angel Inside: Michelangelo’s Secrets For Following Your Passion and Finding the Work You Love by Chris Widener
  23. The Mormon Way of Doing Business by Jeff Benefict
  24. Beyond Buzz: The Next Generation of Word of Mouth Marketing by Lois Kelly
  25. Who Moved My Cheese? An Amazing Way to Deal with Change in Your Work and in Your Life by Spencer Johnson
  26. Six Thinking Hats by Edward De Bono
  27. Dare to Win by Jack Canfield and Mark Victor Hansen
  28. The 17 Essential Qualities of a Team Player by John C. Maxwell
  29. The Aladdin Factor by Jack Canfield and Mark Victor Hansen
  30. The Success Principles: How to Get From Where You are to Where You Want to Be by Jack Canfield
  31. High Five! The Magic of Working Together by Ken Blanchard and Sheldon Bowles
  32. Principle Centered Leadership by Stephen R. Covey
  33. Think and Grow Rich by Napoleon Hill
  34. The Power of Positive Thinking by Norman Vincent Peale
  35. Keys to Success 17 Principles of Personal Achievement by Napoleon Hill
  36. The Richest Man in Babylon by George S. Clason
  37. The Greatest Salesman in the World by Og Mandino
  38. 21 Irrefutable Laws of Leadership by John C. Maxwell
  39. Life the Life You Love in Ten Easy Step-by-Step Lessons by Barbara Scher
  40. The eMyth by Michael E. Gerber
  41. The E-Myth Revisited: Why Most Small Businesses Don’t Work and What to Do About It by Michael E. Gerber
  42. The One Minute Manager by Spencer Johnson, Kenneth H. Blanchard
  43. The Law of Attraction for Business How to Create a Business or Attract a Job You Love! By Rebecca Hanson
  44. Spiritual Marketing by Joe Vitale
  45. Little Black Book of Connections by Jeffrey Gitomer
  46. Unleashing the Idea Virus by Seth Godin
  47. Purple Cow – Transform Your Business by Being Remarkable by Seth Godin
  48. Joy on the Job-0ver 365 Ways to Create the Joy and Fulfillment You Deserve by Dr. Doris Helge
  49. Brain Tattoo by Karen Post, et al
  50. The Complete English Tradesman by Daniel Defoe
  51. Authentic Business: How to Create and Run Your Perfect Business by Neil Crofts
  52. What Self-Made Millionaires Really Think, Know and Do: A Straight-Talking Guide to Business Success and Personal Riches by Richard Dobbins, Barrie Pettman
  53. Business FAQs: Answers to the 100 Most Difficult Business Questions of All Time Ken Langdon and Andrew Bruce
  54. 100 Greatest Business Ideas of All Time by Ken Langdon
  55. First, Break All the Rules: What the World’s Greatest Managers Do Differently by Marcus Buckingham
  56. Small Is the New Big: and 183 Other Riffs, Rants, and Remarkable Business Ideas by Seth Godin
  57. The Profit Zone: How Strategic Business Design will Lead You to Tomorrow’s Profits Adrian J. Slywotzky and David J. Morrison, with Bob Andelman
  58. In Search of Excellence by Thomas J. Peters and Robert H. Waterman Jr.
  59. Competitive Advantage by Michael E. Porter
  60. The Art of Connecting – How to Overcome Differences, Build Rapport, and Communicate Effectively with Anyone by Claire Raines, Lara Ewing
  61. The Emerging Markets Century: How A New Breed of World-Class Companies is Overtaking the World by Antoine van Agtmael
  62. The Carrot Principle – How the Best Managers Use Recognition to Engage Their People, Retain Talent, and Accelerate Performance by Adrian Gostick and Chester Elton
  63. The Innovation Killer – How What We Know Limits What We Can Imagine…And What Smart Companies Are Doing About It by Cynthia Barton Rabe
  64. Built to Last by Jim Collins
  65. Making a Living Without a Job: Winning Ways For Creating Work That You Love by Barbara Winter
  66. Good to Great: Why Some Companies Make the Leap … and Others Don’t by Jim Collins
  67. Execution: The Discipline of Getting Things Done by Larry Bossidy and Ram Charan
  68. Re-imagine! Business Excellence in a Disruptive Age by Tom Peters
  69. Conspiracy of Fools: A True Story by Kurt Eichenwald
  70. I Don’t Know How She Does It: The Life of Kate Reddy, Working Mother by Allison Pearson
  71. Business: The Ultimate Resource By Perseus Publishing, Daniel Goleman
  72. The Girl’s Guide To Starting Your Own Business: Candid Advice, Frank Talk, and True Stories for the Successful Entrepreneur By Caitlin Friedman and Kimberly Yorio
  73. Ideas are Free: How the Idea Revolution is Liberating People and Transforming Organizations By Alan G. Robinson and Dean M. Schroeder
  74. What Got You Here Won’t Get You There: How Successful People Become Even More Successful! By Marshall Goldsmith with Mark Reiter
  75. The Tipping Point: How Little Things Can Make a Big Difference by Malcolm Gladwell
  76. Hug Your Customers: The Proven Way to Personalize Sales and Achieve Astounding Results By Jack Mitchell
  77. The Trusted Leader: Bringing Out the Best in Your People and Your Company By Robert Galford and Anne Siebold Drapeau
  78. Creating Competitive Advantage by Jaynie L. Smith, William G. Flanagan
  79. It’s Not Business, It’s Personal: The 9 Relationship Principles That Power Your Career By Ronna Lichtenberg
  80. Leadership Presence: Dramatic Techniques to Reach Out, Motivate, and Inspire By Belle Linda Halpern and Kathy Lubar
  81. Sell Yourself Without Selling Your Soul: A Woman’s Guide to Promoting Herself, Her Business, Her Product, or Her Cause with Integrity and Spirit By Susan Harrow
  82. Made to Stick: Why Some Ideas Survive and Others Die by Chip Heath and Dan Heath
  83. The Wisdom of Crowds: Why the Many Are Smarter Than the Few and How Collective Wisdom Shapes Business, Economies, Societies and Nations by James Surowiecki
  84. The Art of the Start: The Time-Tested, Battle-Hardened Guide for Anyone Starting Anything by Guy Kawasaki
  85. How to Speak Like a CEO: Secrets for Commanding Attention and Getting Results by Suzanne Bates
  86. MBA in a Box: Practical Ideas from the Best Brains in Business by Joel Kurtzman, Glenn Rifkin, and Victoria Griffith
  87. Buzz Marketing: Get People to Talk About Your Stuff by Mark Hughes
  88. Creating Competitive Advantage: Give Customers a Reason to Choose You Over Your Competitors by Jaynie L. Smith and William G. Flanagan
  89. Juicing the Orange – How to turn Creativity into a Powerful Business Advantage by Pat Fallon and Fred Senn
  90. Rose Marketing on a Daisy Budget – How to Grow Your Business Without Spending a Fortune by Heidi Richards
  91. Blue Ocean Strategy: How to Create Uncontested Market Space and Make Competition Irrelevant by W. Chan Kim and Renee Mauborgne
  92. 101 Ways to Promote Yourself by Raleigh Pinskey
  93. Creating Customer Evangelists: How Loyal Customers Become a Volunteer Sales Force by Ben McConnell
  94. Fish! A Remarkable Way to Boost Morale and Improve Results by Harry Paul, Stephen C. Lundin, John Christensen
  95. The Long Tail: Why the Future of Business is Selling Less of More by Chris Anderson
  96. Raving Fans: A Revolutionary Approach To Customer Service Ken Blanchard, Sheldon Bowles
  97. Freakonomics: A Rogue Economist Explores the Hidden Side of Everything Steven D. Levitt, Stephen J. Dubner
  98. The New Pioneers: The Men and Women Who are Transforming the Workplace … by Thomas Petzinger, Jr
  99. Becoming a Category of One: How Extraordinary Companies Transcend Commodity and Defy Comparison by Joe Calloway
  100. Lead Generation Handbook: How to Generate All the Sales Leads You’ll Ever Need-Quickly, Easily and Inexpensively by Robert W Bly

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