The $100 Startup: Reinvent the Way You Make a Living, Do What You Love, and Create a New Future by Chris Guillebeau
Inspired me to start my own micro-business.
The Grapes of Wrath by John Steinbeck
Real leaders perform best under pressure.
Getting to Yes: Negotiating Agreement Without Giving In by
Mandatory reading for anyone starting a new business relationship.
The Innovator’s Solution: Creating and Sustaining Successful Growth by Clayton Christensen
Clay is HBS royalty and The Innovator’s Solution is his most practical guide for business managers.
Moby Dick by Herman Melville
Know when to stop losses (i.e. Don’t chase bad money with good money).
How to Win Friends and Influence People by Dale Carnegie
Easily my favorite business book of all time. Once got me out of a speeding ticket.