I’ve met quite a few wise, intellectual, successful people, and what they generally had in common was an extensive list of books that they’ve read — on their own, meaning outside of school.
Which reminds me of something…
Confucius once said,
“No matter how busy you may think you are, you must find time for reading, or surrender yourself to self-chosen ignorance.”
That’s exactly what you do: surrender yourself to ignorance, or choose to be left out of the loop, while everyone else moves forward without you. But the Chief Sumo aims to rectify that by throwing out a gift to one very lucky Sumo-ling.
You see, we’ve got a little contest going on where you could win…
The Top 40 Books Every Entrepreneur Should Read!
We really mean all 40. Together. It’s yours. Take it.
Just get on over to our contest page here, and answer 1 simple question (I’m not sure if we could’ve made the question any easier).
If that wasn’t enough to get you excited about getting FREE books (that could not only make ya smarter, but improve your life), as an added bonus we’re giving away $5 of AppSumo credit INSTANTLY, just for signing up for the contest.
So what do you have to lose?
It makes me sad that they’re doing this contest now because from reading the list of books here:
- Blue Ocean Strategy – W. Chan Kim (signed)
- Business Model Generation – Alexander Osterwalder
- Crush It! – Gary Vaynerchuk
- Delivering Happiness – Tony Hsieh (signed)
- Drive – Daniel H. Pink (signed)
- Founders at Work – Jessica Livingston
- Getting Things Done – David Allen
- Good to Great – Jim Collins
- Guerrilla Marketing – Jay Conrad Levinson
- How To Win Friends and Influence People – Dale Carnegie
- Inbound Marketing – Brian Halligan, Dharmesh Shah and David Meerman Scott
- Influence – Robert B. Cialdini
- Innovation and Entrepreneurship – Peter F. Drucker
- Losing My Virginity – Richard Branson
- Made to Stick – Chip Heath
- Making Ideas Happen – Scott Belsky
- Maverick: The Success Story Behind the World’s Most Unusual Workplace – Ricardo Semler
- Never Eat Alone – Keith Ferrazzi and Tahl Raz
- Permission Marketing – Seth Godin (signed)
- Purple Cow – Seth Godin (signed)
- Ready, Fire, Aim – Michael Masterson
- Rework – Jason Fried
- Steve Jobs – Walter Isaacson
- Street Smarts – Norm Brodsky
- The 22 Immutable Laws of Marketing – Al Ries and Jack Trout
- The 4-Hour Workweek – Timothy Ferriss
- The 7 Habits of Highly Effective People – Stephen R. Covey
- The Art of the Start – Guy Kawasaki
- The Dip – Seth Godin (signed)
- The E-Myth Revisited – Michael E. Gerber
- The Fountainhead – Ayn Rand
- The Four Steps to the Epiphany – Steven Gary Blank
- The Innovator’s Dilemma – Clayton M. Christensen
- The Lean Startup – Eric Ries
- The One Minute Entrepreneur – Ken Blanchard
- The Paradox of Choice – Barry Schwartz
- The Personal MBA – Josh Kaufman
- The Toyota Way – Jeffrey K. Liker
- The Ultimate Sales Machine – Chet Holmes, Jay Conrad Levinson and Michael Gerber
- Tribes – Seth Godin (signed)
…I’ve already bought and read 10 of ‘em and have been eyeing the majority of the other books. Oh wells, at least one of you will benefit from winning these books (and your friends will, too, if you’re nice and want to help them out by lending a couple of the books you won).
You can jump to the contest page here and enter for your chance to win the top 40 books every entrepreneur should read as well as $5 in AppSumo credit just for entering!
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