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Tai Lopez’s Top 100 Book Recommendations

Tai Lopez' Top 100 Book Recommendations

Today I’ve compiled an incredibly long article, highlighting Tai Lopez’s top 100 book recommendations.

This long list of amazing books dives into the areas of entrepreneurship, self-development, human psychology, and much more.

I’m slowly working my way through this list, and have decided to write this article that outlines the top 100 book recommendations and a quick description from Amazon on each title.

 

Who’s Tai Lopez?

Tai Lopez is an investor/entrepreneur that’s recently made a big name for himself as the ‘guy in the garage’, with the Lamborghini.

Tai is huge on social media, Snapchat in particular, and loves to post his book of the day (he reads one book every day).

 

Why are Tai’s book recommendations valuable?

Tai has an amazing amount of knowledge that unleashes in his videos. He has thousands of books, and after reading a book a day, his advice on which books to read is very valuable.

 

Tai Lopez’s Top 100 Book Recommendations

Without further ado, here are Tai Lopez’s top 100 book recommendations. You definitely need to check these out, buy as many of them as you can, and start reading!

 

1. Managing Oneself – By Peter Drucker

We live in an age of unprecedented opportunity: with ambition, drive, and talent, you can rise to the top of your chosen profession, regardless of where you started out.

In Managing Oneself, Peter Drucker explains how to do it. The keys: Cultivate a deep understanding of yourself by identifying your most valuable strengths and most dangerous weaknesses.

 

2. Evolutionary Psychology: The New Science of the Mind – By David Buss

This book examines human psychology and behavior through the lens of modern evolutionary psychology.

Evolutionary Psychology: The New Science of the Mind, 5th edition provides students with the conceptual tools of evolutionary psychology, and applies them to empirical research on the human mind.

 

3. How to Win Friends & Influence People – By Dale Carnegie

Millions of people around the world have improved their lives based on the teachings of Dale Carnegie.

In How to Win Friends and Influence People, he offers practical advice and techniques for how to get out of a mental rut and make life more rewarding.

 

4. The Selfish Gene – By Richard Dawkins

Professor Dawkins articulates a gene’s eye view of evolution. A view giving center stage to these persistent units of information, and in which organisms can be seen as vehicles for their replication.

This imaginative, powerful, and stylistically brilliant work not only brought the insights of Neo-Darwinism to a wide audience. But galvanized the biology community, generating much debate and stimulating whole new areas of research.

 

5. The Lessons of History – By Will & Ariel Durant

Will and Ariel Durant have succeeded in distilling for the reader the accumulated store of knowledge and experience from their five decades of work on the eleven monumental volumes of The Story of Civilization.

 

6. Kon Tiki – By Thor Heyerdahl

“Kon-Tiki” is the record of an astonishing adventure across the Pacific Ocean. Intrigued by Polynesian folklore, biologist Thor Heyerdahl suspected that the South Sea Islands had been settled by an ancient race from thousands of miles to the east.

He decided to prove his theory by building a boat using the materials that would have been available to those pre-Columbian sailors and duplicating their legendary voyage.

 

7. Civilization & It’s Discontents – By Sigmund Freud

Sigmund Freud enumerates the fundamental tensions between civilization and the individual. The primary friction stems from the individual’s quest for instinctual freedom and civilization’s contrary demand for conformity and instinctual repression

 

8. When I Stop Talking, You’ll Know I’m Dead – By Jerry Weintraub

A fast-talking wise-ass from the Bronx, Jerry Weintraub became a millionaire at 26 by handling some of the biggest acts in show biz, most famously Elvis Presley and Frank Sinatra.

The last of the great Hollywood moguls, Jerry is probably best known as the producer of such classic films as Nashville, Diner, Oh, God! and The Karate Kid, as well as the more recent Oceans 11, 12, and 13, which have together grossed over a billion dollars.

 

9. The Story of The Human Body – By Daniel Lieberman

This ground-breaking book of popular science explores how the way we use our bodies is all wrong.

From an evolutionary perspective, if normal is defined as what most people have done for millions of years, then it’s normal to walk and run 9 -15 kilometres a day to hunt and gather fresh food which is high in fibre, low in sugar, and barely processed.

It’s also normal to spend much of your time nursing, napping, making stone tools, and gossiping with a small band of people.

 

10. The One Thing – By Gary Keller

You want fewer distractions and less on your plate. The daily barrage of e-mails, texts, tweets, messages, and meetings distract you and stress you out.

The simultaneous demands of work and family are taking a toll. And what’s the cost? Second-rate work, missed deadlines, smaller paycheques, fewer promotions and lots of stress.

 

11. Riveted – By Jim Davies

Professor Jim Davies’ fascinating and highly accessible book, Riveted, reveals the evolutionary underpinnings of why we find things compelling, from art to religion and from sports to superstition.

Compelling things fit our minds like keys in the ignition, turning us on and keeping us running, and yet we are often unaware of what makes these “keys” fit.

 

12. The Greatest Minds and Ideas of All Time – By Will Durant

Will Durant answers the questions that most people would have wanted to ask him. What are the conclusions he drew from the experience of a long lifetime; what eras, individuals, and achievements stand out as being the most significant?

Who, for example, could be legitimately classified as the greatest thinkers in human history?

Who were the truly great poets, the ones that plucked notes upon heartstrings that continue to resonate hundreds and thousands of years after their passing?

 

13. The Complete Story of Civilization – By Will Durant

The Story of Civilization is brought to life in eleven volumes:

  1. Our Oriental Heritage
  2. The Life of Greece
  3. Caesar and Christ
  4. The Age of Faith
  5. The Renaissance
  6. The Reformation
  7. The Age of Reason Begins
  8. The Age of Louis XIV
  9. The Age of Voltaire
  10. Rousseau & Revolution
  11. The Age of Napoleon

 

14. Made in America – By Sam Walton

Meet a genuine American folk hero cut from the homespun cloth of America’s heartland: Sam Walton, who parlayed a single dime store in a hardscrabble cotton town into Wal-Mart, the largest retailer in the world.

The undisputed merchant king of the late twentieth century, Sam never lost the common touch. Here, finally, inimitable words. Genuinely modest, but always sure if his ambitions and achievements. Sam shares his thinking in a candid, straight-from-the-shoulder style.

 

15. The Decision Book – By Mikael Krogerus

Whether you’re a newly minted MBA, a chronic second-guesser, or just someone eager for a new vantage point, The Decision Book presents fifty models for better structuring, and subsequently understanding, life’s steady challenges.

Interactive and thought-provoking, this illustrated workbook offers succinct summaries of popular strategies.

The Decision Book is 15th on the list of Tai Lopez’s top 100 book recommendations.

 

16. Poor Charlie’s Almanack: The Wit and Wisdom of Charles T. Munger – By Peter Kaufman

This abridged, shortened version of Poor Charlie’s Almanack is a great resource for understanding what goes into creating the mind of a successful investor.

 

17. Disrupt You! – By Jay Samit

In Disrupt You!, Jay Samit, a digital media expert who has launched, grown, and sold start-ups and Fortune 500 companies alike, describes the unique method he has used to invent new markets and expand established businesses.

 

18. Total Recall – By Arnold Schwarzenegger

In his signature larger-than-life style, Arnold Schwarzenegger’s Total Recall is a revealing self-portrait of his illustrious, controversial, and truly unique life. The greatest immigrant success story of our time. His story is unique, and uniquely entertaining, and he tells it brilliantly in these pages.

Total Recall is 18th on the list of Tai Lopez’s top 100 book recommendations.

 

19. A Few Lessons For Investors and Managers – By Warren Buffett

Peter Bevelin begins A Few Lessons for Investors and Managers with Warren Buffett’s wisdom. “I am a better investor because I am a businessman and a better businessman because I am an investor.”

This book is about how managers and investors can increase their chance of success and reduce the chance of harm if managers think more like investors and investors more like businessmen.

 

20. Michael Jordan: The Life – By Roland Lazenby

When most people think of Michael Jordan, they think of the incredible moments so ingrained in basketball history that they have their own names: The Shrug, The Shot, The Flu Game.

But for all his greatness, there’s also a dark side to Jordan: a ruthless competitor, a gambler. There’s never been a biography that balanced these personas-until now.

 

21. All Quiet on the Western Front – By Erich Maria Remarque

Paul Baumer enlisted with his classmates in the German army of World War I. Youthful, enthusiastic, they become soldiers. But despite what they have learned, they break into pieces under the first bombardment in the trenches.

And as horrible war plods on year after year, Paul holds fast to a single vow: to fight against the principles of hate that meaninglessly pits young men of the same generation but different uniforms against each other–if only he can come out of the war alive.

 

22. The Happiness Hypothesis – By Jonathan Haidt

In his widely praised book, award-winning psychologist Jonathan Haidt examines the world’s philosophical wisdom through the lens of psychological science, showing how a deeper understanding of enduring maxims-like: Do unto others as you would have others do unto you, or What doesn’t kill you makes you stronger-can enrich and even transform our lives.

 

23. Salt Sugar Fat: How the Food Giants Hooked us – By Michael Moss

Every year, the average American eats thirty-three pounds of cheese and seventy pounds of sugar. Every day, we ingest 8,500 milligrams of salt, double the recommended amount, almost none of which comes from the shakers on our table.

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It comes from processed food, an industry that hauls in $1 trillion in annual sales.

In Salt Sugar Fat, Pulitzer Prize–winning investigative reporter Michael Moss shows how we ended up here.

 

24. Awaken the Giant Within – By Anthony Robbins

Wake up and take control of your life!

From the bestselling author of Inner Strength, Unlimited Power, and MONEY Master the Game, Anthony Robbins, the nation’s leader in the science of peak performance.

Anthony shows you his most effective strategies and techniques for mastering your emotions, your body, your relationships, your finances, and your life.

Awaken the Giant Within is 24th on the list of Tai Lopez’s top 100 book recommendations.

 

25. The Hiltons: The True Story of an American Dynasty – By J. Randy Taraborelli

The Hilton’s is a sweeping saga of the success-and excess-of an iconic American family. Demanding and enigmatic, patriarch Conrad Hilton’s visionary ideas and unyielding will established the model for the modern luxury hotel industry.

But outside the boardroom, Conrad struggled with emotional detachment, failed marriages, and conflicted Catholicism.

 

26. Grinding It Out: The Making of McDonald’s – By Ray Croc

Few entrepreneurs can claim to have actually changed the way we live, but Ray Kroc is one of them.

His revolutions in food service automation, franchising, shared national training and advertising have earned him a place beside the men who founded not merely businesses but entire new industries.

 

27. The Everything Store: Jeff Bezos and the Age of Amazon – By Brad Stone

Amazon.com’s visionary founder, Jeff Bezos, wasn’t content with being a bookseller. He wanted Amazon to become the everything store, offering limitless selection and seductive convenience at disruptively low prices.

To do so, he developed a corporate culture of relentless ambition and secrecy that’s never been cracked. Until now.

 

28. Inheritance – By Sharon Moalem

Award-winning physician and New York Times bestselling author Sharon Moalem, MD, PhD, reveals how genetic breakthroughs are completely transforming our understanding of both the world and our lives.

 

29. Why Beautiful People Have More Daughters – By Alan Miller & Satoshi Kanazawa

Why are most neurosurgeons male and most kindergarten teachers female? Why aren’t there more women on death row? Why do so many male politicians ruin their careers with sex scandals? Why and how do we really fall in love?

This engaging book uses the latest research from the field of evolutionary psychology to shed light on why we do the things we do.

 

30. Social: Why Our Brains Are Wired to Connect – By Matthew D. Lieberman

In Social, renowned psychologist Matthew Lieberman explores groundbreaking research in social neuroscience revealing that our need to connect with other people is even more fundamental, more basic, than our need for food or shelter.

 

31. Flow: The Psychology of Optimal Experience – By Mihali Csikszentmihalyi

In this new edition of his groundbreaking classic work, Csikszentmihalyi demonstrates the ways this positive state can be controlled, not just left to chance.

Flow: The Psychology of Optimal Experience teaches how, by ordering the information that enters our consciousness, we can discover true happiness and greatly improve the quality of our lives.

 

32. The Theory of Everything – By Stephen Hawking

In this series of lectures Stephen W.Hawking tries to give an outline of what we think is the history of the universe from the big bang to black holes. The first lecture briefly reviews past ideas about universe and how we got to our present picture. One might call this the history of the universe.

The second lecture describes how both Newton’s and Einstein’s theories of gravity led to the conclusion that the universe could not be static: it had to be either expanding or contracting.

 

33. Contagious – By Jonah Berger

Wharton marketing professor Jonah Berger has spent the last decade answering these questions.

He’s studied why New York Times articles make the paper’s own Most E-mailed list, why products get word of mouth, and how social influence shapes everything from the cars we buy to the clothes we wear to the names we give our children.

 

34. Misbehaving: The Making of Behavioral Economics – By Richard H. Thaler

Richard H. Thaler has spent his career studying the radical notion that the central agents in the economy are humans―predictable, error-prone individuals.

Misbehaving is his arresting, frequently hilarious account of the struggle to bring an academic discipline back down to earth―and change the way we think about economics, ourselves, and our world.

 

35. Attached: The Science of Adult Attachment – By Amir Levine & Rachel Heller

In Attached, Levine and Heller reveal how an understanding of adult attachment-the most advanced relationship science in existence today-can help us find and sustain love.

Pioneered by psychologist John Bowlby in the 1950s, the field of attachment posits that each of us behaves in relationships in one of three distinct ways.

 

36. President Me: The America That’s in My Head – By Adam Carolla

In President Me, Carolla shares his vision for a different, better America free from big issues like big government down to small problems like hotel alarm clock placement.

Running on an anti-narcissism platform, President Carolla calls for a return to the values of an earlier time when stew and casserole were on every dinner table and there were no “service dogs” on airplanes.

 

37. Born to Run – By Christopher McDougall

Isolated by Mexico’s deadly Copper Canyons, the blissful Tarahumara Indians have honed the ability to run hundreds of miles without rest or injury. In a riveting narrative, award-winning journalist and often-injured runner Christopher McDougall sets out to discover their secrets.

Born to run is 37th on the list of Tai Lopez’s top 100 book recommendations.

 

38. Dollars and Sex: How Economics Influence Sex & Love – By Dr. Marina Adshade

Like Freakonomics, Dollars and Sex takes economics and converts it into a sexy science by applying the principles of supply and demand, and other market forces, to matters of love, courtship, sex, and marriage.

As she does in her hugely popular blog, author Marina Adshade explores the marketplace for sex and love using research, economic analysis, and humor to reveal just how central the interplay of libido, gender, love, power, and economic forces is to the most important choices we make in our lives.

Call it “Sexonomics.”

 

39. The Wealth & Poverty of Nations – By David S. Landes

The Wealth and Poverty of Nations is David S. Landes’s acclaimed, best-selling exploration of one of the most contentious and hotly debated questions of our time: Why do some nations achieve economic success while others remain mired in poverty?

The answer, as Landes definitively illustrates, is a complex interplay of cultural mores and historical circumstance.

 

40. An Autobiography: The Story of My Experiments With Truth – By Mohandas Gandhi

Mohandas K. Gandhi is one of the most inspiring figures of our time. In his classic autobiography he recounts the story of his life and how he developed his concept of active nonviolent resistance. Which propelled the Indian struggle for independence and countless other nonviolent struggles of the twentieth century.

 

41. The Omnivore’s Dilemma: A Natural History of Four Meals – By Michael Pollen

Today, buffeted by one food fad after another, America is suffering from what can only be described as a national eating disorder. Will it be fast food tonight, or something organic? Or perhaps something we grew ourselves?

The question of what to have for dinner has confronted us since man discovered fire. But as Michael Pollan explains in this revolutionary book, how we answer it now may determine our survival as a species.

 

42. The Old Man & The Sea – By Ernest Hemingway

The Old Man and the Sea is one of Hemingway’s most enduring works. Told in language of great simplicity and power, it is the story of an old Cuban fisherman, down on his luck, and his supreme ordeal. A relentless, agonizing battle with a giant marlin far out in the Gulf Stream.

 

43. Switch: How to Change Things When Change is Hard – By Chip & Dan Heath

In Switch, the Heaths show how everyday people – employees and managers, parents and nurses – have united both minds and, as a result, achieved dramatic results:

  • The lowly medical interns who managed to defeat an entrenched, decades-old medical practice that was endangering patients.
  • The home-organizing guru who developed a simple technique for overcoming the dread of housekeeping.
  • The manager who transformed a lackadaisical customer-support team into service zealots by removing a standard tool of customer service

 

44. The Millionaire Next Door – By Thomas J. Stanley

The bestselling The Millionaire Next Door identifies seven common traits that show up again and again among those who have accumulated wealth. Most of the truly wealthy in this country don’t live in Beverly Hills or on Park Avenue-they live next door.

 

45. Holy Cows & Hog Heaven: The Food Buyer’s Guide to Farm Friendly Food – By Joel Salatin

Holy Cows and Hog Heaven has an overriding objective of encouraging every food buyer to embrace the notion that menus are a conscious decision, creating the next generation’s world one bite at a time.

 

46. The Evolution of Desire: Strategies of Human Mating – By David M. Buss

The Evolution of Desire is the first book to present a unified theory of human mating behavior. Buss’s classic presents the latest research in the field, including startling new discoveries about the evolutionary advantages of infidelity, orgasm, and physical attractiveness.

 

47. Lying – By Sam Harris

In Lying, best-selling author and neuroscientist Sam Harris argues that we can radically simplify our lives and improve society by merely telling the truth in situations where others often lie.

He focuses on “white” lies—those lies we tell for the purpose of sparing people discomfort—for these are the lies that most often tempt us.

 

48. Eat The Yolks – By Liz Wolfe

We live in an era of health hype and nutrition propaganda, and we’re suffering for it.

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Decades of avoiding egg yolks, choosing margarine over butter, and replacing the real foods of our ancestors with low-fat, processed, packaged substitutes have left us with an obesity epidemic. As well as ever-rising rates of chronic disease, and total confusion about what to eat and why.

 

49. The Moral Landscape: How Science Can Determine Human Values – By Sam Harris

In this highly controversial book, Sam Harris seeks to link morality to the rest of human knowledge. Defining morality in terms of human and animal well-being, Harris argues that science can do more than tell how we are. It can tell us how we ought to be.

 

50. I Am Ozzy – By Ozzy Osborne

“People ask me how come I’m still alive, and I don’t know what to say. When I was growing up, if you’d have put me up against a wall with the other kids from my street and asked me which one of us was gonna make it to the age of sixty. Which one of us would end up with five kids and four grandkids and houses in Buckinghamshire and Beverly Hills. I wouldn’t have put money on me.”

 

51. Relentless – By Tim Grover

For more than two decades, legendary trainer Tim Grover has taken the greats, and made them greater. Now, for the first time in paperback, he reveals what it takes to get those results. Showing you how to be relentless and achieve whatever you desire.

 

52. The Fish That Ate the Whale: The Life & Times of America’s Banana King – By Rich Cohen

The fascinating, untold tale of Samuel Zemurray, the self-made banana mogul who went from penniless roadside banana peddler to kingmaker and capitalist revolutionary.

 

53. Willpower: Rediscovering the Greatest Human Strength – By Roy Baumeister & John Tierney

By blending practical wisdom with the best of recent research science, Willpower makes it clear that whatever we seek – from happiness to good health to financial security – we won’t reach our goals without first learning to harness self-control.

Willpower is 53rd on the list of Tai Lopez’s top 100 book recommendations.

 

54. The Essential Drucker – By Peter F. Drucker

Containing twenty-six core selections, The Essential Drucker covers the basic principles and concerns of management and its problems, challenges, and opportunities, giving managers, executives, and professionals the tools to perform the tasks that the economy and society of tomorrow will demand of them.

 

55. Beyond Religion: Ethics For A Whole World – By Dalai Lama

Ten years ago, in the best-selling Ethics for a New Millennium, His Holiness the Dalai Lama first proposed an approach to ethics based on universal rather than religious principles.

With Beyond Religion, he returns to the conversation at his most outspoken, elaborating and deepening his vision for the nonreligious way—a path to lead an ethical, happy, and spiritual life.

 

56. No One Understands You & What to Do About it – By Heidi Grant Halvorson

Have you ever felt you’re not getting through to the person you’re talking to, or not coming across the way you intend? You’re not alone.

That’s the bad news. But there is something we can do about it. Heidi Grant Halvorson, social psychologist and bestselling author, explains why we’re often misunderstood and how we can fix that.

 

57. Anxious: Using the Brain to Understand & Treat Fear – By Joseph Ledoux

Collectively, anxiety disorders are our most prevalent psychiatric problem, affecting about forty million adults in the United States.

In Anxious, Joseph LeDoux, whose NYU lab has been at the forefront of research efforts to understand and treat fear and anxiety, explains the range of these disorders, their origins, and discoveries that can restore sufferers to normalcy.

 

58. Hatching Twitter – By Nick Bilton

Despite all the coverage of Twitter’s rise, Nick Bilton of The New York Times is the first journalist to tell the full story – a gripping drama of betrayed friendships and high-stakes power struggles.

Hatching Twitter is 58th on the list of Tai Lopez’s top 100 book recommendations.

 

59. The Magic of Thinking Big – By David J. Schwartz

Millions of readers have acquired the secrets of success through The Magic of Thinking Big. Achieve everything you always wanted: financial security, power and influence, the ideal job, satisfying relationships, and a rewarding, happy life.

 

60. Influence: The Psychology of Persuasion – By Robert B. Cialdini

Influence, the classic book on persuasion, explains the psychology of why people say “yes”. And how to apply these understandings. Dr. Robert Cialdini is the seminal expert in the rapidly expanding field of influence and persuasion.

His thirty-five years of rigorous, evidence-based research along with a three-year program of study on what moves people to change behavior has resulted in this highly acclaimed book.

 

61. Compelling People: The Hidden Qualities That Make Us Influential – By John Neffinger & Matthew Kohut

Drawing on cutting-edge social science research as well as their own work with Fortune 500 executives, members of Congress, TED speakers, and Nobel Prize winners, Neffinger and Kohut reveal how we size each other up. And how we can learn to win the admiration, respect, and affection we desire.

 

62. Fast Food Nation – By Eric Schlosser

In 2001, Fast Food Nation was published to critical acclaim and became an international bestseller. Eric Schlosser’s exposé revealed how the fast food industry has altered the landscape of America. It’s widened the gap between rich and poor, fueled an epidemic of obesity, and transformed food production throughout the world.

 

63. King of Capital: The Remarkable Rise, Fall & Rise Again of Steve Schwarzman and Blackstone – By David Carey

The untold story of Steve Schwarzman and Blackstone, the financier and his financial powerhouse that avoided the self-destructive tendencies of Wall Street.

David Carey and John Morris show how Blackstone transformed themselves from gamblers, hostile-takeover artists, and ‘barbarians at the gate’. Into disciplined, risk-conscious investors.

 

64. Crossing the Chasm – By Geoffrey A. Moore

In Crossing the Chasm, Geoffrey A. Moore shows that in the Technology Adoption Life Cycle—which begins with innovators and moves to early adopters, early majority, late majority, and laggards – there is a vast chasm between the early adopters and the early majority.

 

65. Cosmos – By Carl Sagan

Cosmos is one of the bestselling science books of all time. In clear-eyed prose, Sagan reveals a jewel-like blue world inhabited by a life form that is just beginning to discover its own identity and to venture into the vast ocean of space.

 

66. Anthropology – By Carol Ember, Melvin Ember & Peter Peregrine

Anthropology, provides its readers with a comprehensive and scientific introduction to the four fields of anthropology. It helps them understand humans in all their variety, and why such variety exists.

This new thirteenth edition places an increased emphasis on immigration, migration and globalization. It also showcases how anthropological skill sets can be applied beyond academia.

 

67. How Google Works – By Eric Schmidt

How Google Works is an entertaining, page-turning primer containing lessons that Eric and Jonathan learned as they helped build the company.

The authors explain how technology has shifted the balance of power from companies to consumers. And that the only way to succeed in this ever-changing landscape is to create superior products and attract a new breed of multifaceted employees whom Eric and Jonathan dub “smart creatives.”

 

68. Screw It, Let’s Do It: Lessons in Life & Business – By Richard Branson

Do It reveals the lessons from life that have helped Richard Branson through his business and personal life – such as, believe it can be done and that, if others disagree with you, try and try again until you achieve your goal; or that you must love what you do.

 

69. The Seven Habits of Highly Effective People – By Stephen R. Covey

One of the most inspiring and impactful books ever written, The 7 Habits of Highly Effective People has captivated readers for 25 years. It has transformed the lives of Presidents and CEOs, educators and parents— in short, millions of people of all ages and occupations.

 

70. Where Good Ideas Come From – By Steven Johnson

Steven Johnson’s answers are revelational as he identifies the seven key patterns behind genuine innovation, and traces them across time and disciplines.

From Darwin and Freud to the halls of Google and Apple, Johnson investigates the innovation hubs throughout modern time and pulls out the approaches and commonalities that seem to appear at moments of originality.

 

71. King Rat – By James Clavell

The time is World War II. The place is a brutal prison camp deep in Japanese-occupied territory. Here, within the seething mass of humanity, one man, an American corporal, seeks dominance over both captives and captors alike.

His weapons are human courage, unblinking understanding of human weaknesses, and total willingness to exploit every opportunity to enlarge his power and corrupt or destroy anyone who stands in his path.

 

72. Alaska – By James A. Michener

In this sweeping epic of the northernmost American frontier, James A. Michener guides us through Alaska’s fierce terrain and history. From the long-forgotten past to the bustling present.

As his characters struggle for survival, Michener weaves together the exciting high points of Alaska’s story.

 

73. The Art of War – By Sun Tzu

Written in the 6th century BC, Sun Tzu’s The Art of War is still used as a book of military strategy today. Napoleon, Mae Zedong, General Vo Nguyen Giap and General Douglas MacArthur all claimed to have drawn inspiration from it.

And beyond the world of war, business and management gurus have also applied Sun Tzu’s ideas to office politics and corporate strategy.

 

74. The Self-Made Billionaire Effect: How Extreme Producers Create Massive Value – John Sviokla & Mitch Cohen

John Sviokla and Mitch Cohen decided to look more closely at self-made billionaires because creating $1 billion or more in value is an incredible feat.

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Drawing on extensive research and interviews, the authors concluded that many of the myths perpetuated about billionaires are simply not true.

 

75. Bounce – By Matthew Syed

In the vein of the international bestselling Freakonomics, award-winning journalist Matthew Syed reveals the hidden clues to success.

Fans of Predictably Irrational and Malcolm Gladwell’s The Tipping Point will find many interesting and helpful insights in Bounce.

 

76. Subliminal: How Your Unconscious Mind Rules Your Behavior – By Leonard Mlodinow

Over the past two decades of neurological research, it has become increasingly clear that the way we experience the world is largely driven by the mind’s subliminal processes. Not by the conscious ones, as we have long believed.

 

77. Plowman’s Folly – By Edward H. Faulkner

Mr. Faulkner’s masterpiece is recognized as the most important challenge to agricultural orthodoxy that has been advanced in this century.

Its new philosophy of the soil, based on proven principles and completely opposed to age-old concepts, has had a strong impact upon theories of cultivation around the world.

 

78. Mother Teresa – By Kathryn Spink

For nearly fifty years at the head of Calcutta’s Missionaries of Charity, the Albanian-born Agnes GonxhaBojaxhiu, better known as Mother Teresa, advocated for the poor and homeless.

She ministered to the sick, provided hospice for the afflicted, and embodied the very essence of humanitarianism.

 

79. Great By Choice – By Jim Collins & Morten T. Hansen

Based on nine years of research, buttressed by rigorous analysis and infused with engaging stories, Collins and his colleague Morten Hansen enumerate the principles for building a truly great enterprise in unpredictable, tumultuous and fast-moving times.

This book is classic Collins: contrarian, data-driven and uplifting.

Great By Choice is 79th on the list of Tai Lopez’s top 100 book recommendations.

 

80. The Winner Effect – By Ian H. Robertson

The “winner effect” is a term used in biology to describe how an animal that has won a few fights against weak opponents is much more likely to win later bouts against stronger contenders.

As Ian Robertson reveals, it applies to humans, too. Success changes the chemistry of the brain, making you more focused, smarter, more confident, and more aggressive.

 

81. The Snowball: Warren Buffett & The Business of Life – By Alice Schroeder

Never before has Buffett spent countless hours responding to a writer’s questions. Giving complete access to his wife, children, friends, and business associates. Opening his files, recalling his childhood. It was an act of courage, as The Snowball makes immensely clear.

The Snowball is 81st on the list of Tai Lopez’s top 100 book recommendations.

 

82. The Story of Philosophy – By Will Durant

Few write for the non-specialist as well as Will Durant, and this book is a splendid example of his eminently readable scholarship.

Durant’s insight and wit never cease to dazzle. The Story of Philosophy is a key book for any reader who wishes to survey the history and development of philosophical ideas in the Western world.

 

83. Five Easy Decades: How Jack Nicholson Became the Biggest Movie Star in Modern Times – By Dennis McDougal

Dennis McDougal is a rare Hollywood reporter: honest, fearless, nobody’s fool. This is unvarnished Jack for Jack-lovers and Jack-skeptics but, also, for anyone interested in the state of American culture and celebrity.

I always read Mr. McDougal for pointers but worry that he will end up in a tin drum off the coast of New Jersey.

 

84. Freakonomics: A Rogue Economist Explores the Hidden Side of Everything – By Steven D. Levitt & Stephen J. Dubner

Freakonomics is a groundbreaking collaboration between Levitt and Stephen J. Dubner. They set out to explore the inner workings of a crack gang, the truth about real estate agents, the secrets of the Ku Klux Klan, and much more.

 

85. Fooled By Randomness: The Hidden Role of Change in Life & in the Markets – By Nassim Nicholas Taleb

Finally in paperback, the word-of-mouth sensation that will change the way you think about the markets and the world. This book is about luck: more precisely how we perceive luck in our personal and professional experiences.

 

86. Guns, Germs & Steel – By Jared Diamond

In this “artful, informative, and delightful” book, Jared Diamond convincingly argues that geographical and environmental factors shaped the modern world.

 

87. Anti-Fragile: Things That Gain From Disorder – By Nassim Nicholas Taleb

In Anti-fragile, Taleb stands uncertainty on its head. Making it desirable, even necessary, and proposes that things be built in an antifragile manner.

The antifragile is beyond the resilient or robust. The resilient resists shocks and stays the same; the antifragile gets better and better.

 

88. The Last Season: A Team in Search of Its Soul – By Phil Jackson

In The Last Season, Lakers coach Phil Jackson draws on his trademark honesty and insight to tell the whole story of the season that proved to be the final ride of a truly great dynasty.

 

89. A Brief History of Time – By Stephen Hawking

A landmark volume in science writing by one of the great minds of our time, Stephen Hawking’s book explores such profound questions as: How did the universe begin – and what made its start possible? Does time always flow forward? Is the universe unending—or are there boundaries? Are there other dimensions in space?

What will happen when it all ends?

 

90. Principles of Economics – By N. Gregory Mankiw

Mankiw emphasizes material that you are likely to find interesting about the economy.

Including real-life scenarios, useful facts, and the many ways economic concepts play a role in the decisions you make every day.

 

91. Super Freakonomics – By Steven D. Levitt & Stephen J. Dubner

Freakonomics lived on the New York Times bestseller list for an astonishing two years.

Now authors Steven D. Levitt and Stephen J. Dubner return with more iconoclastic insights and observations in Super Freakonomics. This is the long-awaited follow-up to their New York Times Notable blockbuster.

Based on revolutionary research and original studies SuperFreakonomics promises to once again challenge our view of the way the world really works.

 

92. Testing Advertising Methods – By John Caples

The fifth edition of this work on how to create successful advertising features new coverage on small businesses. These are small businesses with limited revenues, non-profit advertising, as well as techniques of headlines, illustrations, and layouts. There is also new information useful to smaller businesses.

 

93. Smart Pricing – By Jagmohan Raju & Z. John Zhang

Jagmohan Raju and Z. John Zhang draws on examples from high tech to low tech, from consumer markets to business markets, and from the U.S. to abroad. In order to tell the stories of how innovative pricing strategies can help companies create and capture value as well as customers.

 

94. How to Get Rich – By Felix Dennis

Felix Dennis is an expert at proving people wrong. Starting as a college dropout with no family money, he created a publishing empire. He founded Maxim magazine. He made himself one of the richest people in the UK and had a blast in the process.

 

95. Pitch Anything – By Oren Klaff

When it comes to delivering a pitch, Oren Klaff has unparalleled credentials. Over the past 13 years, he has used his one-of-a-kind method to raise more than $400 million. Now, for the first time, he describes his formula to help you deliver a winning pitch in any business situation.

 

96. Confessions of An Advertising Man – By David Ogilvy

David Ogilvy was considered the “father of advertising” and a creative genius by many of the biggest global brands. First published in 1963, this seminal book revolutionized the world of advertising and became a bible for the 1960’s ad generation.

 

97. How to Be A Billionaire: Proven Strategies From the Titans of Wealth – By Martin S. Fridson

How to Be a Billionaire is the first comprehensive picture of the real strategies and tactics that built the great business fortunes of modern times.

Packed with engaging accounts of titans like Ross Perot, Richard Branson & Bill Gates. How to Be a Billionaire will show you principles that can increase your wealth and business acumen to the mogul level.

How to Be A Billionaire is 97th on the list of Tai Lopez’s top 100 book recommendations.

 

98. Wheat Belly: Lose the Wheat, Lose the Weight & Find Your Path Back to Health – By William Davis

In national bestseller, Dr. Davis exposes the harmful effects of what is actually a product of genetic tinkering and agribusiness being sold to the American public as “wheat”. And he provides readers with a user-friendly, step-by-step plan to navigate a new wheat-free lifestyle.

 

99. Quality Pasture: How to Create it, Manage it & Profit From it – Allan Nation

Quality Pasture offers down-to-earth, low-cost tactics to create high-energy pasture that will reduce or eliminate expensive inputs or purchased feeds. This is the first book of its kind. It’s directed solely toward ranchers and farmers, who are beginning or practicing management-intensive grazing with ruminant livestock.

 

100. Human Resource Management – By Robert L. Mathis & John H. Jackson

Prepare for career and HR success with the best-selling text that has set the standard for excellence in human resource management. Mathis/Jackson’s Human Resource Management, Fourteenth Edition, offers the most current look at HRM and its impact on the success of organizations today.

 

Summary

I hop you’ve enjoyed this awesome list of books. I’m slowly making my way through this list; and if you take a look and follow Tai Lopez you begin to realize just how knowledgeable he is.

I think we can definitely trust his judgment when it comes to these top 100 book recommendations.

If you’d like to see the complete list of books recommended by Tai Lopez, you can see it here.

How many of the top 100 books have you read on this list? Do you agree with Tai Lopez? Leave a comment below.

Written by Dan Western

Dan Western is the founder of Wealthy Gorilla. Dan is a young ambitious guy who has been researching self-development for the past two years and is now off travelling the world. His mission is to inspire others to live their dreams and be the person to whom they say; "Because of you, I never gave up." Join Wealthy Gorilla on Facebook.

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  1. After going through the list, out of 100 books, I have read…
    The One Thing – By Gary Keller
    Total Recall – By Arnold Schwarzenegger
    Awaken the Giant Within – By Anthony Robbins
    Grinding It Out: The Making of McDonald’s – By Ray Croc
    The Millionaire Next Door – By Thomas J. Stanley
    The Magic of Thinking Big – By David J. Schwartz
    The Seven Habits of Highly Effective People – By Stephen R. Covey

    Just 7 from the list.
    And, currently on my reading list are these:
    Michael Jordan: The Life – By Roland Lazenby
    The Everything Store: Jeff Bezos and the Age of Amazon – By Brad Stone
    The Self-Made Billionaire Effect: How Extreme Producers Create Massive Value – John Sviokla & Mitch Cohen
    Five Easy Decades: How Jack Nicholson Became the Biggest Movie Star in Modern Times – By Dennis McDougal
    How to Get Rich – By Felix Dennis
    How to Be A Billionaire: Proven Strategies From the Titans of Wealth – By Martin S. Fridson

    Great list. I’m also an avid reader. I read about 2 books a month. And the impact is truly life-changing. 🙂

    • Thanks for the comment Shawn!

      2 books a month is great! I’ve probably read a similar amount to you out of the 100 on this list. But I’ve stacked up some others ready to read!

      Cheers,

      Dan

  2. A few recent reads: IN THE HEART OF THE OCEAN by Philbrick, THE VITAL QUESTION: ENERGY, EVOLUTION AND THE ORIGIN OF COMPLEX LIFE by Lane, THE BIG PICTURE by Carroll

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