David Alfano’s Top Eight Books For Entrepreneurs

  1. Start With Why – Simon Sinek

“People don’t buy what you do; they buy why you do it.”

You may know what you do and how you do it, but do you know why you do it? What inspires you and what can you do to inspire your audience? This book will help you and your organization find your “why”.




  1. 7 Habits of Highly Effective People – Stephen Covey

“Management is doing things right; leadership is doing the right things.”

Habits of Highly Effective People:

  1. Be Proactive
  2. Begin with the End in Mind
  3. Put First Things First
  4. Think Win-Win
  5. Seek First to Understand, Then to Be Understood
  6. Synergize
  7. Sharpen the Saw

Now you know the habits, but how should you implement them? Take a look at Covey’s research.



  1. Good to Great – Jim Collins  

“Good is the enemy of great. And that is one of the key reasons why we have so little that becomes great. We don’t have great schools, principally because we have good schools. We don’t have great government, principally because we have good government. Few people attain great lives, in large part because it is just so easy to settle for a good life.”

This book provides a clear model to turn any good, or even mediocre, organization into a great one. But what identifies the elite from the others? Disciplined People, Disciplined Thought, and Disciplined Action. Want more? Check out the book for more details, diagrams, and terms explained.




  1. Who Moved My Cheese? – Spencer Johnson

“What would you do if you weren’t afraid?”

Did you recently lose a job? End a relationship? Move into a new place? Change is inevitable and it usually frightens us. And while it may feel like the end of the world, it’s only the beginning. Johnson’s tale of two mice and two “little people” teaches us how to successfully cope with change.




  1. Tools of Titans – Timothy Ferriss

“The world is changed by your example, not by your opinion.”

Ferriss divides the tools among three sections – healthy, wealthy, and wise. Each section contains a breakdown of the habits and routines of some of the world’s top-notch performers. For instance, read about their morning routines, workout plans, and even their manageable diets to help you become a Titan too.




  1. As a Man Thinketh – James Allen

“Men do not attract that which they want, but that which they are.”

Are you working hard, but still not seeing the desired results? Try analyzing and understanding your thoughts better. Why? James Allen can tell you.





  1. The 10X Rule: The Only Difference Between Success and Failure – Grant Cardone

“I suggest that you become obsessed about the things you want; otherwise, you are going to spend a lifetime being obsessed with making up excuses as to why you didn’t get the life you wanted.”

Whether you’re an entrepreneur, a small business owner, or someone seeking to thrive, apply the 10x rule. Set goals that are 10x higher than you think you can achieve. Take actions that are 10x greater than you think you should act. Experience 10x the benefits.




  1. The 4-Hour Workweek: Escape 9-5, Live Anywhere, and Join the New Rich – Timothy Ferriss

“By working only when you are most effective, life is both more productive and more enjoyable. It’s the perfect example of having your cake and eating it, too.”

Feeling overworked, like you never have enough time? So did Ferriss. Overworked and overtired, he shortened his workweek from 14-hour days to just 4 hours. How? Read this page turner to find out.