The summer before my junior year of college I picked up my first personal development book, The Richest Man in Babylon by George Clason, and since that time I have been continuously educating myself through books. Interestingly enough, after five years of college and obtaining a CPA license, I would have to attribute most of my personal growth and business ideas – including the creation of this site, my real estate efforts, and entire marketing plan to the lessons learned directly or indirectly from the books I read. I am including a list of books I have read and recommend to those interested in self-education and personal development.
I have been continuously reading for a few years now, and that adds up to a whole lot of books. I picked a list of the top five books I found essential for aspiring entrepreneurs and investors picking up personal development books for the first time.