Best Business Books of 2018

These are my favorite new business books of 2018. Explosive Growth incorporates the lessons learned in many of these incredible books and how they helped me grow to 100 million users.

The Upstarts: How Uber, Airbnb, and the Killer Companies of the New Silicon Valley are Changing The World

By Brad Stone

The Upstarts is the definitive story of two new titans of business and a dawning age of tenacity, conflict and wealth. In Brad Stone's riveting account of the most radical companies of the new Silicon Valley, we discover how it all happened and what it took to change the world.

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Explosive Growth: A Few Things I Learned Growing To 100 Million Users

By Cliff Lerner

The Ultimate Playbook For Startups To Grow To 1 Million Users & More.

Explosive Growth is a business book like no other. This compelling & inspiring narrative combines lively and often hilarious storytelling, proven tactics, and numerous case-studies to help your business achieve explosive growth.

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Tools of Titans: The Tactics, Routines, and Habits of Billionaires, Icons, and World-Class Performers

By Timothy Ferriss

For the last two years, I’ve interviewed more than 200 world-class performers for my podcast, The Tim Ferriss Show. For most of my guests, it’s the first time they’ve agreed to a two-to-three-hour interview. This unusual depth has helped make The Tim Ferriss Show the first business/interview podcast to pass 100 million downloads.

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Disrupted: My Misadventure in the Start-Up Bubble

By Dan Lyons

With a cast of characters that includes devilish angel investors, fad-chasing venture capitalists, entrepreneurs and "wantrapreneurs," bloggers and brogrammers, social climbers and sociopaths, Disrupted is a gripping and definitive account of life in the (second) tech bubble.

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Be Obsessed or Be Average

By Grant Cardone

If you want real success, you have to know how to harness your obsession to rocket to the top. This book will give you the inspiration and tools to break out of your cocoon of mediocrity and achieve your craziest dreams.

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Principles

By Ray Dalio

Ray Dalio, one of the world’s most successful investors and entrepreneurs, shares the unconventional principles that he’s developed, refined, and used over the past forty years to create unique results in both life and business—and which any person or organization can adopt to help achieve their goals.

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Give: The Ultimate Guide To Using Facebook Advertising to Generate More Leads, More Clients, and Massive ROI

By Nicholas Kusmich

Facebook is the single most effective platform for marketing in the Internet era, and Nicholas Kusmich is the best Facebook marketer in the world. In GIVE, he will show you what differentiates Facebook from traditional advertising and explain why it's so important to promote your business in a way that's congruent with the norms of social media.

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The Four: The Hidden DNA of Amazon, Apple, Facebook, and Google

By Scott Galloway

Amazon, Apple, Facebook, and Google are the four most influential companies on the planet. Just about everyone thinks they know how they got there. Just about everyone is wrong. For all that’s been written about the Four over the last two decades, no one has captured their power and staggering success as insightfully as Scott Galloway.

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Blue Ocean Shift: Beyond Competing - Proven Steps to Inspire Confidence and Seize New Growth

By W. Chan Kim

BLUE OCEAN SHIFT is packed with all-new research and examples of how leaders in diverse industries and organizations made the shift and created new markets by applying the process and tools outlined in the book. Whether you are a cash-strapped startup or a large, established company, nonprofit or national government, you will learn how to move from red to blue oceans in a way that builds your people's confidence so that they own and drive the process.

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Elon Musk: Tesla, SpaceX, and the Quest for a Fantastic Future

By Ashlee Vance

In the spirit of Steve Jobs and Moneyball, Elon Musk is both an illuminating and authorized look at the extraordinary life of one of Silicon Valley's most exciting, unpredictable, and ambitious entrepreneurs--a real-life Tony Stark--and a fascinating exploration of the renewal of American invention and its new "makers."

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