These are the eight books I would recommend to anyone that wants to someone that is young and broke and wants to become young and rich. This book list isn’t about saving more money into a 401k or having a balanced family life, but these books should provide a kick in the pants and open your eyes to the possibilities there are in life.
These books are not recommended in any particular order, however I do recommend you read the reviews of all of them and either buy the ones you are interested in, or check them out at your local library.
When you grow up it’s easy to be pushed into a traditional job. People will push you towards university and then the process of acquiring a corporate job, climbing the career ladder then finally retiring. The Millionaire Fastlane highlights the best alternative, starting a business and getting rich YOUNG so you can be rich young when you can still enjoy life.
Dotcom Secrets breaks down the playbook for succeeding in online business. If I was young and broke I would 100% be starting an online business and I would implement a lot of the ideas in this book. I’m an online marketer and notice how this is the only online marketing book I recommended? That should indicate something about the quality.
How To Get Rich is not one of those feel good, think yourself to wealth books. This book explains the incredible work ethic, and principles (e.g. ownership isn’t the most important thing, it’s the only thing) it takes to become extraordinarily wealth. Most importantly, it’s written by a Felix Dennis, an actual multimillionaire (hundreds of millions) media mogul who made the money and dealt with the blows along the way.
How To Win Friends and Influence People may be the most popular personal development book of all time. It teaches the principles of how to build rapport and real relationships with people by listening and showing real interest in other people. It’s too easy to live your social life on autopilot and be okay with people. It’s way more valuable to be a charismatic person who is great with people, this book teaches that.
Adventure Capitalist chronicles Jim Roger’s three year car journey around the globe, a Guinness world record for longest continuous car trip. Rogers became incredibly rich as the junior partner at George Soros’ Quantum Hedge Fund, later in his career he decided to make this international trip to explore the world to refine his perspective and develop a better understanding of the countries he was investing in.
Daily Rituals is a collection of the daily routines of some of successful artists, mathematicians, authors, scientists, and philosophers. It’s billed as a book about the routines of artists, but it is useful for anyone trying to become the best version of themselves. People work in different ways, and the people in this book often had issues in their personal life (like many artists do) but they were incredibly talented in their respective fields.
Titan is the national bestselling biography of John D. Rockefeller Sr, one of the original robber barons. This is the best business biography I have ever read. Rockefeller built an oil empire from nothing, and created a family dynasty that still wields incredible power in the 21st century. Rather than reading a contemporary business biography of Elon Musk or Steve Jobs, you should read about one of the most successful businessmen ever.
Thick Face, Black Heart is a cult classic in success and self-improvement circles. The book weds eastern and western ideas by exploring how Asian techniques can be used to cultivate mental toughness and successful business practices. The book will also help to tackle the complications of success, relationships and how we judge our own success and expectations, and how other people judge our performances.