Books Every Entrepreneur Should Read According to Tim Ferriss

All of the below people have been on my podcast, The Tim Ferriss Show, which now has 200+ million downloads and has been “Best of iTunes” three years running. I’d read these books and sought the authors out to dig deeper. These tomes cover practically everything, no matter your grand ambitions or thorny problems.

Anything You Want

Short, hilarious, and profoundly practical. I’ve reread these 40 lessons dozens of times. Derek is a philosopher-king among startup contrarians, and he knows how to get what he wants, however odd. I love this guy.

Radical Acceptance

This book was recommended to me by a PhD neuroscientist and is what finally helped me tame anger, one of my most destructive (and persistent) emotions. It’s easy to aim for “successful” and be miserable. This book is the antidote.

How to Fail at Almost Everything and Still Win Big

Scott, the creator of Dilbert, has an incredible approach to “career planning” that's as effective as it is unusual. He’s beaten all the odds and can help you do the same.

The Art of Asking

I tend to isolate myself, often at the worst times possible. Amanda helped me to learn to ask friends and family for help. It was a game changer.

Creativity, Inc.

No matter your circumstances, storytelling and creativity are two “meta-skills” that can take your business and life to the next level. Ed is a master.

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