Andrew Connell

Full stack web dev, micropreneur, founder & 11-time recipient of Microsoft’s MVP award for SharePoint. @mscloudshow co-host podcast & @kerrbapp co-founder. @andrewconnell

The Lean Startup

The Lean Startup

The fundamental way how you get stuff done… do the minimum to get something in your customer’s hands, get feedback, address it, get it back to your customer’s hands.

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Essentialism

Essentialism

Stop trying to do everything… do more by doing less and don’t spread yourself thin. Once I wasn’t working so hard all the time, I started getting more done.

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Take Your Eye of the Ball

Take Your Eye off the Ball

As strange as it may sound for a life / business book, it’s fantastic. I’m a huge football fan… a fan of the game. But what I loved about these are that they really show that there are patterns in even the most seemingly random things like sports. If you can spot them, you can exploit them to your advantages.

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Brian Casel

I write and teach at http://casjam.com  // I run http://audienceops.com  // I co-host the http://bootstrappedweb.com podcast. @casjam

The E-Myth Revisited

The E-Myth Revisited

Might be a bit basic for business owner’s who’ve been at it a while, but when I read it as a freelancer it was a game changer for me. It opened my mind to the idea that I can build my own business without me doing all of the work.

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Essentialism

Essentialism

I read this recently and it gave me a deeper understanding of what I already knew to be true: Focus is key and you have to step back and remove (most!) things to allow space to focus on only the most important things.

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The Bulletproof Diet

The Bulletproof Diet

Not a business book, but this definitely made an impact on my health, and especially my brainpower and focus, which enabled a noticeable difference in my ability to get stuff done and focus on the right things.

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Pat Flynn

Lead by example. Be honest. Hold nothing back. @PatFlynn

The Miracle Morning

The Miracle Morning

This book changed my life, and turned me from a night owl that got a lot done, into a morning person with rituals that allow me to get even more done, have better focus and be more happy in life.

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The One Thing

The One Thing

I usually listen to my books, but I bought a physical copy of this one because I place it right next to my computer so I can see it every time I sit down to work. Why? It’s a great reminder for me to always focus and work on that next one thing on my list, and not get distracted by everything else I know I have to do later. This book definitely helps me focus, but also tells me what the consequences are if you lose that focus.

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Virtual Freedom

Virtual Freedom

It took me a while, but I finally learned how valuable it is to have others do work for you – whether it’s work you can’t do, hate to do, or even work that you love and can do very well but you shouldn’t do as the owner of your business. Building a virtual, remote team has been one of the number one ways my business has scaled and grown over the past two years, and I owe a lot of it to this book.

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Rachel Andrew

Web developer, writer, speaker, runner. Half of the company behind @grabaperch. @rachelandrew

A Life Without Limits

A Life Without Limits

I don’t often re-read books, but this is my go to inspirational book. Chrissie is not only an amazing triathlete, she is also an inspirational human in terms of her attitude to life and to other people. Even if you are not into sport, this is a really good read.

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Getting Things Done

Getting Things Done

There are many books on productivity, and various techniques. I’ve never found anything to work as well for as many people as GTD. It’s worth going back to the source and reading this book to get started.

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Confessions of a Public Speaker

Confessions of a Public Speaker

I do a lot of public speaking now, but I used to be terrified of the idea. When I decided that I wanted to overcome my fears and start speaking this book was a huge help to me. It is full of real tips and experiences based on Scott’s own experiences as an established speaker. A little anecdote is that the first main stage speaking gig I had after taking the plunge and starting speaking was completely by coincidence a conference Scott was also speaking at! So I got to meet him and despite coming across as an awkward fan, did tell him how helpful the book had been.

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