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Dr Zam’s 100 Must-Read Books for Well-Rounded Successful Life

Achieving success can cover various areas of life, such as financial, emotional, professional, and even romantic. Reading can open our minds and help us learn different tactics, strategies, and perspectives for success.

Remember that while books are a great way to learn and understand different aspects of life, success itself is a personal journey that is different for everyone. Your measure of success might be completely different from someone else’s, and that’s completely okay.

Also please note that not all those books are specifically about ‘success’, many of the books listed here are for understanding different aspects of life, culture, mindset, and human psychology which indirectly help in forming a well-rounded successful life. It’s important to read widely and diversely.

Here are 100 must-read books to help guide your journey:

1. “Think and Grow Rich” by Napoleon Hill [Read Dr Zam’s Summary]

2. “The Richest Man in Babylon” by George Samuel Clason [Read Dr Zam’s Summary]

3. “Rich Dad, Poor Dad” by Robert Kiyosaki [Read Dr Zam’s Summary]

4. “How to Win Friends and Influence People” by Dale Carnegie [Read Dr Zam’s Summary]

5. “The 7 Habits of Highly Effective People” by Stephen Covey

6. “Man’s Search for Meaning” by Viktor E. Frankl

7. “Outliers: The Story of Success” by Malcolm Gladwell

8. “Mindset: The New Psychology of Success” by Carol S. Dweck

9. “The Alchemist” by Paulo Coelho

10. “Emotional Intelligence” by Daniel Goleman

11. “Deep Work” by Cal Newport

12. “The Power of Now” by Eckhart Tolle

13. “Good to Great” by Jim Collins

14. “The 4-Hour Workweek” by Timothy Ferriss

15. “The Lean Startup” by Eric Ries

16. “Awaken the Giant Within” by Tony Robbins

17. “The Power of Positive Thinking” by Norman Vincent Peale

18. “The Magic of Thinking Big” by David J. Schwartz

19. “Getting Things Done” by David Allen

20. “The E-Myth Revisited” by Michael E. Gerber

21. “Zero to One” by Peter Thiel

22. “The War of Art” by Steven Pressfield

23. “Daring Greatly” by Brené Brown

24. “Start With Why” by Simon Sinek

25. “The Monk Who Sold His Ferrari” by Robin Sharma

26. “Eat That Frog!” by Brian Tracy

27. “The Subtle Art of Not Giving a F*ck” by Mark Manson

28. “You Are a Badass” by Jen Sincero

29. “The Compound Effect” by Darren Hardy

30. “The Five Love Languages” by Gary Chapman

31. “Who Moved My Cheese?” by Spencer Johnson

32. “The Power of Habit” by Charles Duhigg

33. “Tools of Titans” by Tim Ferriss

34. “The One Thing” by Gary Keller

35. “Essentialism: The Disciplined Pursuit of Less” by Greg McKeown

36. “Atomic Habits” by James Clear

37. “Lean In” by Sheryl Sandberg

38. “The Art of War” by Sun Tzu

39. “Thinking, Fast and Slow” by Daniel Kahneman

40. “Sapiens: A Brief History of Humankind” by Yuval Noah Harari

41. “Drive: The Surprising Truth about What Motivates Us” by Daniel H. Pink

42. “Grit: The Power of Passion and Perseverance” by Angela Duckworth

43. “Quiet: The Power of Introverts in a World That Can’t Stop Talking” by Susan Cain

44. “Never Split the Difference” by Chris Voss

45. “Principles” by Ray Dalio

46. “Unshakeable” by Tony Robbins

47. “The Effective Executive” by Peter Drucker

48. “Mastery” by Robert Greene

49. “The Obstacle Is the Way” by Ryan Holiday

50. “Crucial Conversations” by Kerry Patterson

51. “The 48 Laws of Power” by Robert Greene

52. “The Intelligent Investor” by Benjamin Graham

53. “The Millionaire Next Door” by Thomas J. Stanley

54. “The Total Money Makeover” by Dave Ramsey

55. “The Psychology of Money” by Morgan Housel

56. “Jab, Jab, Jab, Right Hook” by Gary Vaynerchuk

57. “Contagious: How to Build Word of Mouth in the Digital Age” by Jonah Berger

58. “The Hard Thing About Hard Things” by Ben Horowitz

59. “The Innovator’s Dilemma” by Clayton M. Christensen

60. “Shoe Dog: A Memoir by the Creator of Nike” by Phil Knight

61. “Traction: How Any Startup Can Achieve Explosive Customer Growth” by Gabriel Weinberg and Justin Mares

62. “The Five Dysfunctions of a Team” by Patrick Lencioni

63. “The Innovator’s Dilemma” by Clayton M. Christensen

64. “Who” by Geoff Smart

65. “The Happiness Project” by Gretchen Rubin

66. “Flow: The Psychology of Optimal Experience” by Mihaly Csikszentmihalyi

67. “Influence: The Psychology of Persuasion” by Robert B. Cialdini

68. “Getting to Yes” by Roger Fisher and William Ury

69. “Blink: The Power of Thinking Without Thinking” by Malcolm Gladwell

70. “Originals: How Non-Conformists Move the World” by Adam Grant

71. “Give and Take” by Adam Grant

72. “Daring Greatly” by Brene Brown

73. “Predictably Irrational” by Dan Ariely

74. “The Black Swan” by Nassim Nicholas Taleb

75. “Start With Why” by Simon Sinek

76. “The Dip” by Seth Godin

77. “Freakonomics” by Steven D. Levitt and Stephen J. Dubner

78. “The Checklist Manifesto” by Atul Gawande

79. “Thinking in Bets” by Annie Duke

80. “The One Minute Manager” by Blanchard and Johnson

81. “Leadership and Self-Deception” by The Arbinger Institute

82. “Extreme Ownership” by Jocko Willink, Leif Babin

83. “Can’t Hurt Me” by David Goggins

84. “First, Break All The Rules” by Marcus Buckingham

85. “The Charisma Myth” by Olivia Fox Cabane

86. “The Prince” by Niccolo Machiavelli

87. “The Art of Happiness” by Dalai Lama

88. “10% Happier” by Dan Harris

89. “Wherever You Go, There You Are” by Jon Kabat-Zinn

90. “The Untethered Soul” by Michael A. Singer

91. “The Book of Joy” by Dalai Lama, Desmond Tutu

92. “The Success Principles” by Jack Canfield

93. “Creativity, Inc.” by Ed Catmull

94. “Eleven Rings” by Phil Jackson

95. “The Sales Bible” by Jeffrey Gitomer

96. “Blue Ocean Strategy” by Chan Kim, Renée Mauborgne

97. “The Intelligent Entrepreneur” by Bill Murphy Jr.

98. “Business Model Generation” by Alexander Osterwalder

99. “Growing a Business” by Paul Hawken

100. “Crush It!” by Gary Vaynerchuk

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