18 Books on Leadership, Entrepreneurship and More

An Astronaut’s Guide to Life on Earth? A book about leadership? Really? Or entrepreneurship. How come?

I would argue that this is THE best book I have read about both.

Chris Hadfield tells you stories about what it is to lead in extreme conditions. And to think fast and be creative when your life might depend on the solution you find to the problem at hand (oh, and you also have a tiny constraint: you don’t have unlimited resources).

Some of the books are classics in leadership and entrepreneurship, but the majority of them have a twist, a different angle. And we hope that this different way of seeing the same thing will help you find inspiration and improve as a leader and an entrepreneurs (leaders are a very special kind of entrepreneurs, aren’t they?)

1. Rework – Jason Fried & David Heinemeier-Hans 

2. The New 1 Minute Manager – Ken Blanchard, Spencer Johnson

3. Switch – Chip & Dan Heath

4. An Astronaut’s Guide to Life on Earth – Chris Hadfield

5. Thinking Fast and Slow – Daniel Kahneman

6. Maslow on Management – Abraham Maslow

7. Who Moved My Cheese – Spencer Johnson

8. Behind Closed Doors. Secrets of Great Management – Johanna Rothmann 

9. The Real Life MBA – Jack Welch & Suzy Welch 

10.  Value Proposition Design – Alexander Ostwerwalder

11. Talent Is Overrated – Geoff Calvin 

12. Emotional Intelligence – Daniel Goleman

13. The Achievement Habit – Bernard Roth 

14. Start with the Why – Simon Sinek 

15. The Startup Owner’s Manual – Steve Blank

16. The Talent Code – Daniel Coyle

17. Screw It, Let’s Do It – Richard Branson

18. Good to Great – Jim Collins


How many have you read?



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