Top 13 Business Books to Read in 2023

January 5, 2023


Whether you learn by doing, reading, listening, or just living life, learning is an essential part of the formula for life success.  

Once you write down your goals, you have to start doing the learning. Because without the learning, you can't do the planning or the action, which will stunt your growth.

In coaching, my clients learn during their sessions, but in between sessions, they also read or listen to books, listen to podcasts, meet with other business owners, attend workshops and conferences, and more - sharpening their skills to plan and execute and becoming who they need to be to have what they want to have.

Business owners often ask me what books I can recommend to learn more about various aspects of business.  I love getting asked this question because, as Brad Sugars, founder of ActionCOACH says, you've got to "learn before you earn."

I put together this list of some of my favorites I read or re-read in 2022 by subject area.

No matter where you are in your business journey, this list of classics mixed with newer literature will give you lots of ideas you can implement in your business and personal life.


How to Build an Insanely Successful Business - Keith Cunningham

Profit First - Mike Michalowicz


Extreme Ownership - Jocko Willink

Rocket Fuel - Gino Wickman


Building a StoryBrand - Donald Miller

Buying Customers - Brad Sugars

The One-Page Marketing Plan - Alan Dib


Never Split the Difference - Chris Voss

Sales Scripting Mastery - Eric Lofholm

The Perfect Close - James Muir


Scaling Up - Verne Harnish

Traction - Gino Wickman

The E-Myth - Michael Gerber

BONUS: Mindset

High Performance Habits - Brendon Burchard

The Big Leap - Gay Hendricks

You can find any of these books on Amazon, at your local bookstore or in the library.

Which books have you read? What were your top takeaways? Feel free to share below!


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One comment on “Top 13 Business Books to Read in 2023”

  1. I just finished High Performance Habits. Thank you for the hard copy-- even though I listened to it on YouTube, I now have the book as a reference point. I want to implement his system of mastery for my students. I also listened to chapter 4 of Traction and am starting chapter 7. Lots of valuable information I will use when hiring admin #2.

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