If you’re regularly on-the-go, audiobooks offer the perfect alternative to reading a print book. Interestingly enough, almost one in five Americans have listened to an audiobook in the past year. We’d wager that figure is higher amongst the entrepreneurial set.
From entrepreneurship inspiration and practical business tips to compelling leadership conversations, here’s a look at sixteen audiobooks we can’t wait to download. Okay, enough from us. Go listen!
The Science and Art of Self-Assurance – What Women Should Know
By: Katty Kay, Claire Shipman
Combining cutting-edge research in genetics, gender, behavior, and cognition – with examples from their own lives and those of other successful women in politics, media, and business – Kay and Shipman go beyond admonishing women to “lean in”. Instead, they offer the inspiration and practical advice women need to close the gap.
Build Your Routine, Find Your Focus, and Sharpen Your Creative Mind
By: Jocelyn K. Glei
If you are overextended, over-distracted, and overwhelmed, Manage Your Day-to-Day will give you a toolkit for tackling the challenges of a 24/7, always-on workplace. This audiobook shows listeners how to build a rock-solid daily routine, field a constant barrage of messages, find focus amid chaos, and carve out the time they need to do the work that matters.
The Art of Following Through, Taking Action, Executing, & Self-Discipline
By: Peter Hollins
This guide includes practical tactics to grow your willpower, stop procrastination, focus like a laser, and achieve whatever you set your mind to. Above all else, this is a guide to better understanding your brain and instincts for optimal results.
How to Fall in Love with the Process and Achieve Your Wildest Dreams
By: Tommy Baker
In a highlight-reel, microwave world – we’re led to believe success is right around the corner. It’s not working. Enter The 1% Rule – a daily system designed to help you close the gap without the crushing pressure that leads most people less inspired and more stuck.
The Power of Female Friendship to Drive Successful Businesses
By: Erica Cerulo, Claire Mazur
Co-founders of the website Of a Kind, Erica and Claire discovered that working with your best friend can be the secret to professional success – and maybe even the future of business. Demonstrating how female partnerships in the office are productive, progressive, and empowering, Cerulo and Mazur offer a roadmap for a feminist reimagining of the workplace.
Track the Past, Order the Present, Design the Future
By: Ryder Carroll
Carroll wrote this book for frustrated list-makers, overwhelmed multitaskers, and creatives who need some structure. Whether you’ve used a Bullet Journal for years or have never seen one before, The Bullet Journal Method aims to help you go from passenger to pilot of your own life.
Choosing a Focused Life in a Noisy World
By: Cal Newport
Minimalism is the art of knowing how much is just enough. Digital minimalism applies this idea to our personal technology. It’s the key to living a focused life in an increasingly noisy world. Technology is intrinsically neither good nor bad. The key is using it to support your goals and values, rather than letting it use you. This book endeavors to show the way.
Get New Customers, Make More Money, And Stand Out From The Crowd
By: Allan Dib
To build a successful business, you need to stop doing random acts of marketing and start following a reliable plan for rapid business growth. Whether you’re just starting out or are an experienced entrepreneur, this book is designed to provide the easiest and fastest way to create a marketing plan that will propel your business growth.
Rules for Focused Success in a Distracted World
By: Cal Newport
Deep work is the ability to focus without distraction on a cognitively demanding task. It’s a skill that allows you to quickly master complicated information and produce better results in less time. This book was created to be a guide for anyone seeking focused success in a distracted world.
How U.S. Navy SEALs Lead and Win
By: Jocko Willink, Leif Babin
Two US Navy SEAL officers who led the most highly decorated special operations unit of the Iraq War demonstrate how to apply powerful leadership principles from the battlefield to business and life. Extreme Ownership challenges leaders everywhere to fulfill their ultimate purpose: lead and win
By: Robert Greene
Author Robert Greene distills 3,000 years of the history of power into 48 well-explicated laws. This bold volume outlines the laws of power in their unvarnished essence, synthesizing the philosophies of Machiavelli, Sun Tzu, Carl von Clausewitz, and other infamous strategists.
Little Things That Can Change Your Life…And Maybe the World
By: William H. McRaven
Based on Admiral William H. McRaven’s 2014 graduation speech at the University of Texas at Austin, with over 10 million YouTube views, he shared 10 principles he learned during Navy Seal training that helped him overcome challenges in his long Naval career and throughout his life.
Finding Your Way Through the Hardest and Most Crucial Part of Any Bold Venture
By: Scott Belsky
Creating something from nothing is an unpredictable journey. We love talking about starts and finishes, even though the middle stretch is the most important and often the most ignored and misunderstood. The Messy Middle is a guide to navigating the volatility of new ventures and leading bold creative projects.
Master the Art of Business
By: Josh Kaufman
True leaders aren’t made by business schools – they make themselves, seeking out the knowledge, skills, and experience they need to succeed. Learn the principles it takes most business professionals a lifetime of trial and error to master.
How Entrepreneurs Use Content to Build Massive Audiences and Create Radically Successful Businesses
By: Joe Pulizzi
Build your audience first. Then create your product. This is the simple but profoundly successful entrepreneurial approach of one of today’s most creative business minds. A pioneer of content marketing, Joe Pulizzi has cracked the code when it comes to the power of content in a world where marketers still hold fast to traditional models that no longer work.
A Little Story About a Powerful Business Idea
By: Bob Burg, John David Mann
The Go-Giver is a classic bestseller that brings to life the old proverb “give and you shall receive.” Nearly a decade since its original publication, the term “go-giver” has become shorthand for a defining set of values embraced by hundreds of thousands of people around the world.