15 Awesome Books To Read For Anyone To Get Ahead In Life

Awesome Books To Read For Anyone To Get Ahead In Life
15 Awesome Books To Read For Anyone To Get Ahead In Life

Losing yourself in an exceedingly nice novel is one of life’s most enduring and dependable joys. Job satisfaction comes and goes, partners enrapture and abscond, but you can always fall back on the timeless ability of literature to transport you to a different world. So, today we will be sharing the top 15 Awesome Books To Read For Anyone To Get Ahead In Life. These are some awesome books which you will definitely love to read. Therefore, we welcome you to read this post in this world of books, Famous Book Store.

15 Awesome Books To Read For Anyone To Get Ahead In Life

1. Trillion Dollar Coach (Eric Schmidt, Jonathan Rosenberg, and Alan Eagle)

Trillion Dollar Coach: The Leadership Handbook of Silicon Valley’s Bill Campbell ( Awesome Books To Read For Anyone To Get Ahead In Life )
Trillion Dollar Coach: The Leadership Handbook of Silicon Valley’s Bill Campbell

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“Being a CEO is a lonely job and many of the top leaders in Silicon Valley got coaching from Bill Campbell. Also from Steve Jobs, Eric Schmidt, Tim Cook, Sheryl Sandberg and just about everyone else. So In this book, they break down Bill’s approach to humanizing leadership. Also, it shows how to keep positive tension amongst leaders to generate breakthrough outcomes. Bill uses his background from playing and coaching football to rewrite the playbook for how leaders should be coaches for their people to driving outstanding performance.

Therefore, In an age of information and KPIs, this book is a must-read to incorporate the human element in very real, tangible methods.”

–Patrick O’Leary, founder, and CEO of Boostr, a media-specific CRM and order management platform which grew more than 250 percent last year.

2. Grit (Angela Duckworth)

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Grit: Why passion and resilience are the secrets to success

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“This book is so compelling, I finished it in less than a weekend and then proceeded to read it out loud to my children, because I think it has lessons that we can all apply. Grit talks about what goes through a person’s head when they fail, and how it is not talent or luck, but grit that makes all the difference in creating and sustaining successful people. Also, It’s a quick business read that I highly recommend that could be applied to every aspect of our lives.”

–Maureen Polo, general manager at Fullscreen, a social-first entertainment experience company serving over 400 brands and over 2,500 creators and celebrities who generate more than 7 billion monthly video views across a global network of social channels.

3. Originals: How Non-Conformists Move the World (Adam Grant)

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Originals: How Non-conformists Change the World

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“This book, at its core, can be applied to so many facets of life. It reaffirmed and inspired in me the need to do things differently, act on my ideas, and invest the time to execute them right. It highlights the importance of forging your own path while ensuring you are approaching your work effectively. In business, it can be easy to go with the grain, but you should strive to be authentic. To be truly successful in this, you have to be passionate, try different strategies, understand your successes and your failures along the way, and always be willing to learn and adapt.

Grant’s book is a nice reminder that whereas being the primary is great, you have to also be the leader and inform all your decisions and ideas so you can change the world.”

–Parker Morse, founder and CEO of H Code, a digital advertising entity for the U.S. Hispanic market which is on track to post more than $20 million in revenue this year, a growth of more than 65 percent in the first half of 2019, working with brands including BBVA, Chevrolet, Delta, Ford, HBO and Honda.

4. Women’s Work: A Reckoning With Work and home (Megan Stack)

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Women’s Work: a personal reckoning with labour, motherhood, and privilege

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“As a professional trying to juggle three little kids and a startup, this one really hit me. It’s about the fraught negotiations and unsolvable dilemmas that women have to face when hiring other women to take care of their kids and homes so they can pursue professional goals. The stack is living as an expat in China and India employing local women so it’s not entirely parallel since I’m in Southern California, but it articulates so much of the emotional conflict I feel as a mother having other women care for my children knowing those women have their own lives and families. It makes you appreciate the nature of your own commitment to work, the emotional burden of so-called ‘invisible’ work at home and the value of our employee’s time and the impact of what we ask them to do on their own families.”

–Sonya Merrill, cofounder of financial technology company ZestFinance which is on track to double its revenue in 2019, as well as the former head of communications at Google.

5. Truman (David McCullough)

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“The most compelling aspect of this deep dive into Truman’s life was not the lead up to his presidency or his time in office, but rather how clearly his character was revealed in the ‘after’ years. A controversial often vilified leader, Truman chose to exit the spotlight and return to his hometown in Missouri, building an understated presidential library and teaching principles of democracy and citizenship to children. This insight into what he chose to do when the world wasn’t watching was, for me, far more revealing of his integrity and values than any political move.”

–Rob Waldron, CEO of Curriculum Associates, a K-12 education technology company serving more than 8 million students and educators nationwide.

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6. Slide:ology: The Art and Science of Creating Great Presentations (Nancy Duarte)

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“You can’t risk losing your audience to boring slides with too much text or data. Nancy offers practical advice on how to connect with specific audiences by turning complex data into a memorable story.

Also, I applied her presentation philosophies to my pitch deck after I was raising my Series A.”

–Mitch Grasso, serial entrepreneur and current founder and CEO of Beautiful.ai, presentation software used by more than 500,000 users in 180 countries.

7. Made to Stick: Why Some Ideas Survive and Others Die (Chip and Dan Heath)

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Made to Stick: Why some ideas take hold and others come unstuck

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“I’ve always been someone who isn’t afraid to stand in front of a crowd, but recently I decided to take some time to really develop how I deliver messages, make a pitch and sell my ideas. I’m learning that in order for me to be able to sell my ideas, I’ve got to tighten my elevator pitch, and if I want my message to be memorable, I’ve got to make it simple. Also, This book does a great job of breaking out six characteristics that make an idea ‘sticky.’ I’m really looking forward to putting these learnings in place in my professional and personal life.”

–Dania Shaheen, VP of strategy and people operations at Kazoo, an award-winning people management solution with more than 500 global customers.

8. Measure What Matters (John Doerr)

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“In my finance role, I know metrics are critical to business success. This book makes a powerful case for the use of OKRs — Objectives and Key Results — to promote focus and coordinate efforts across the entire organization. John Doerr introduced OKRs at a startup he invested in, then called Google Search, and we all know what happened there. Doerr had learned about OKRs in the 1970s at Intel, where the legendary Andy Grove used them to drive focus, coordination, and transparency.

–Keith Fujinaga, CFO at Nintex, a provider of process management and automation with more than 8,000 customers in more than 90 countries. Measure what Matters places at 8th number on our post 15 Awesome Books To Read For Anyone To Get Ahead In Life.

9 Sapiens (Yuval Noah Harari)

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Sapiens: A Brief History of Humankind

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“As humans, we spend an inordinate amount of time trying to understand our existence and purpose. In [these books] Yuval Noah Harari teaches us important lessons on who we are, how we came to be, and what to expect in the future. His discoveries and insights are captivating, and have helped reframe much of my approach to, well, life in general.”

–Abinash Tripathy, founder, and CSO of Helpshift, a customer service platform with more than 450 business customers worldwide including Xfinity Home, Microsoft, Tencent, and Supercell.

10. Salt Sugar Fat: How the Food Giants Hooked Us (Michael moss)

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Salt Sugar Fat: How the Food Giants Hooked Us

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“This book really delves into the science of taste preferences and human behavioral elements. It gave me a great understanding of how present-day food — something we take for granted — came to be. It also offered me an even more comprehensive understanding of what affects our behavior and gave me a deeper perspective on the importance of understanding the science of why we act the way we do.”

–Ya-Bing Chu, VP of product at Formation, a software company that works with Fortune 500 brands to optimize the customer journey through personalized marketing experiences and has raised $30 million in funding.

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11. The 5 Dysfunctions of a Team (Patrick Lencioni)

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“Even though it’s a leadership fable, the book holds some nice lessons for wherever groups can fall down and how to improve team performance.

One of the dysfunctions, ‘fear of conflict’ discusses the issues with maintaining a false harmony among everyone on your team rather than encouraging debate and contrasting ideas. Highlighting this fear of constructive conflict underscored for me the importance of healthy disagreements and taking a revolutionary mindset rather than maintaining the status quo.”

–Harry Chemko, co-founder and CEO of Elastic Path, creator of an API-first commerce solution for enterprises that helps brands deploy sites in hundreds of countries and generate billions in global revenue.

12. Endurance (Scott Kelly)

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“[This book] is not your typical inspirational business book. The story of an astronaut, Scott Kelly, tells a fun, interesting, and inspiring story. After growing up poor, Kelly never thought he would make it as an astronaut. But, Kelly’s role as commander of the ISS during several missions was pivotal to the success of the program. Sometimes it’s easy for successful business leaders to think that when they have time to read. They have to read something specific about how to be a better business leader. I think the opposite can be equally true. I often find that books from outside the realm of business can be more insightful than the typical business self-help book. Also, Kelly here teaches readers to set their sights and do what they have to do to achieve their goals.

So, Applying these lessons of perseverance and overcoming obstacles to a business strategy can lead to more genuine success than some of the tips offered in business-only books.”

–Grant Kirkwood, co-founder, and CTO of Unitas Global, a managed cloud services provider ranked one of the world’s most elite 501 service providers by Channel Futures in 2019. This book places at 12th place on our article 15 Awesome Books To Read For Anyone To Get Ahead In Life.

13. Think Like a Freak (Steven Levitt and Stephen J. Dubner)

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“I am obsessed with increasing productivity in all facets of life, and in this book. It makes you rethink your current ways of thinking and retrain your brain. It challenges the status quo and even your personal beliefs, offering a revolutionized blueprint to problem-solving.

–Frank Weishaupt, CEO of owl Labs, that recently declared a $15 million Series B funding round and produces the 360-degree sensible conferencing camera Meeting owl. This book grabs the 13th place on our post of 15 Awesome Books To Read For Anyone To Get Ahead In Life.

14. Educated: A Memoir (Tara Westover)

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Educated: A Memoir

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At the most basic level. Tara Westover’s norm-defying Mormon survivalist upbringing and journey are fascinating. And her writing is an example of what engaging, courageous, powerful, storytelling looks like. What I found particularly compelling, however, were the insights into the common divides in our country. How different perspectives impact our life experiences. It emphasizes how areas and ways of living that are seemingly unimaginable. Also, many of us are a very real and integral part of the thread of this country. As a founder, it was a powerful reminder of the importance of thinking beyond the data. To genuinely consider the diversity of perspective.”

15. Life Is What You Make It: Find Your Own Path to Fulfillment (Peter Buffet)

Life Is What You Make It: Find Your Own Path to Fulfillment
Life Is What You Make It: Find Your Own Path to Fulfillment

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Peter Buffett, being a musician and Philanthropist wrote a wise and inspirational book that asks, which will you choose: the path of less resistance or the path of greatest potential satisfaction?

You may assume that with a final name like his. Buffett has enjoyed a lifetime of endless privilege. But the son of rich person investor Warren Buffett says that the only real inheritance handed down from his oldsters was a philosophy. So, Forge your own path in life. It is a creed that has allowed him to follow his own passions, establish his own identity. And reap his own successes. Therefore, In Life Is What you make It, Buffett expounds on the robust set of values given to him by his trusting. Broadminded mother, his industrious and talented father, and the many life lecturers he has met on the way.

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Today’s society, Buffett posits, has begun to exchange a work ethic, relishing what you do, with a wealth ethic. Honoring the payoff instead of the process. So, by focusing more on substance and less on the reward. Therefore, we can open doors of opportunity and strive toward a greater sense of fulfillment. In clear and concise terms, Buffett reveals a great truth: Life is random, neither fair nor unfair. So, from there it becomes simple to recognize the equal dignity and worth of each human life. Our circumstances might vary however our essences don’t.

We see that our journey in life seldom follows a straight line however is often met with false starts, crises, and blunders. Also, how we push through and hang on in these difficult moments. That is where we start to create the life of our dreams. So, From discovering our vocations to living out our blissfulness, to giving back to others.


Personal and revealing, instructive and intuitive. Life Is What you make it is concerning transcending your circumstances. Also, taking up the reins of your destiny, and living your life to the fullest.

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