Welcome to the Go Be Rich Library! Here you'll find some of the more influential books on finance, history, politics, psychology, and motivation that I have read to this date (and I've read many, many more books than what's in the picture above).
Below you'll find a list of the books in the picture above, as well as who wrote them, and a link to their review here at Go Be Rich. Don't worry, they'll all be reviewed here eventually, and more will be added to the official Go Be Rich Library over time.
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1. A Million Bucks by 30 by Alan Corey – A book about one kid's actual, incredibly frugal journey from absolutely nothing to a millionaire by 30 (he made it before 30 actually). Read the review here.
2. American Entrepreneur by Larry Schweikart and Lynne Pierson, Ph.Ds. – a history of business in America and the stories behind the scenes. Good at giving perspective.
3. American Sphinx: The Character of Thomas Jefferson by Joseph J. Ellis – a mid-sized book on Thomas Jefferson's viewpoint concerning various subjects.
4. Atlas Shrugged by Ayn Rand – Amazing. Period. Actually, the most influential book I've ever read. Read the review here.
5. Crush it! By Gary Vaynerchuk – a little book talking about following your passion, and the new business model of the future. Read the review here.
6. Find it, Fix it, Flip it by Micheal Corbett – for those interested in Real Estate. Entertaining and full of practical info and case studies.
7. The 7 Habits of Highly Effective People by Stephen R. Covey – It's a classic. In fact, I had to read this in college. A book about how to be more effective by changing your thinking and habits…powerful stuff.
8. I Will Teach You to Be Rich by Ramit Sethi – a personal finance book written for our generation full of useful tips and an entertaining writing style.
9. John Adams by David McCullough – my favorite history/biography author. A long, deep look into the life of John Adams, the second president of the United States.
10. Outliers: The Story of Success by Malcolm Gladwell – A refreshing look at how incredible success can occur, and what you can do to improve your chances of enjoying the same success.
11. Peaks and Valleys by Spencer Johnson, M.D. – a parable-type book about staying vigilant through your slumps and not becoming too self-assured. Read the review here.
12. Professional Blogging for Dummies by Susan J. Getgood (her real last name? I think not) – tip after useful tip on how to create, market, protect, and enjoy your blog, all the while making money.
13. Stop Acting Rich, and Start Living like a Millionaire by Thomas J. Standley, Ph.D. – a book about what the actual millionaires do and don't buy.
15. The 5000 Year Leap by W. Cleon Skousen – a book that illustrates the principles that let America led the world out of its 5000-year rut and into the age of industrialization, prosperity, and rapid growth. The basis for the Founding Principles Series.
14. The Idiot Factor by Larry Winget – a hilarious book written by a guy who makes no apologies. Read this if you're tired of political correctness.
15. The Millionaire Mind by Thomas J. Standley, Ph.D. – a book about the physical and mental characteristics and personalities of real-life millionaires. No, you don't have to attend Harvard to become a millionaire.
16. The Millionaire Next Door by Thomas J. Standley, Ph.D. – a book more about the demographics of millionaires, where they came from, and what makes some groups more prone to wealth than others.
17. The Rational Optimist by Matt Ridley – a reassuring book that looks at how every time the world has taken a step in the right direction, we've never lost what we've learned from it. A very good read if you've become depressed by all the negativity in the media.
18. The Richest Man in Babylon by George S. Clason – another classic, written in parable-style. literally age-old advice on how to become rich and prosper.
19. Washington, a Life by Ron Chernow – a great biography of Washington's life that deals with his innermost feelings, as well as his lofty political ideals. This book humanizes our first president.