50 Book Challenge List

I’m reading these 50 books below in a very particular order, intended to take you and I from beginning principles/concepts to advanced in the areas of business, money, sales, and human behavior.

The Reading List Progression

After researching top rated books with the most reviews on Amazon based on Patrick Bet-David’s advice, I asked Chat GPT to reorder them in order from beginning principles and concepts to advanced so that we’ll follow a logical progression of ideas.

Remember, the goal of this 50 Book Challenge is to develop new, efficient mindsets toward business, sales, money, and human nature. These knowledge categories are the springboard of business success. And if you’re like me, they will launch you out of your theoretical, conceptual phase into an active, decisive approach toward your life.

Foundational Knowledge

The first books on this journey cover fundamental concepts such as mindset, personal development, and basic principles of success. They were prioritized at the beginning to establish a strong foundation.

As A Man Thinketh, by James Allen
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Guns, Germs, And Steel: The Fates of Human Societies, by Jared Diamond
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How to Win Friends and Influence People, by Dale Carnegie
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Think and Grow Rich, by Napoleon Hill
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The Richest Man in Babylon, by George S. Clayson
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Rich Dad, Poor Dad, by Robert Kiyosaki
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The Magic of Thinking Big: The True Secret of Success, by David J. Schwartz
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Atomic Habits: An Easy & Proven Way to Build Good Habits & Break Bad Ones, by James Clear
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Quiet: The Power of Introverts in a World That Can’t Stop Talking, by Susan Cain
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The Power of Your Subconscious Mind, by Joseph Murphy
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Factfulness: Ten Reasons We’re Wrong About the World–and Why Things Are Better Than You Think, by Hans Rosling
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Building Skills

Books focusing on practical skills like communication, negotiation, and persuasion were positioned next to help develop essential abilities in business and sales.

Sapiens: A Brief History of Humankind, by Yuval Noah Harari
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Thinking, Fast and Slow, by Michael Kahneman
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Predictably Irrational, Revised and Expanded Edition: The Hidden Forces That Shape Our Decisions, by Dr. Dan Ariely
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The Laws of Human Nature, by Robert Greene
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Think Again: The Power of Knowing What You Don’t Know, by Adam Grant
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Beyond Order: 12 More Rules for Life, by Jordan Peterson
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Mastery, by Robert Greene
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The 48 Laws of Power, by Robert Greene
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The Art of War, by Sun Tzu
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Deepening Understanding

As the list progresses, books delve into more complex topics such as human behavior, decision-making, and the psychology of success, gradually deepening the reader’s understanding.

Never Split the Difference: Negotiating As If Your Life Depended On It, by Chris Voss and Tahl Razz
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Getting to Yes: Negotiating Agreement Without Giving In, by Roger Fisher and William Ury
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Trump: The Art of the Deal, by Donald J. Trump 
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Zig Ziglar’s Secrets of Closing the Sale: For Anyone Who Must Get Others to Say Yes!, by Zig Ziglar
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Fanatical Prospecting: The Ultimate Guide to Opening Sales Conversations and Filling the Pipeline by Leveraging Social Selling, Telephone, Email, Text, and Cold Calling, by Jeb Blount
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Virtual Selling: How to Build Relationships, Differentiate, and Win Sales Remotely, by Mike Schultz, Dave Shady, Andy Springer
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The Sales Acceleration Formula: Using Data, Technology, and Inbound Selling to go from $0 to $100 Million, by Mark Roberge
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The Challenger Sale: Taking Control of the Customer Conversation, by Matthew Dixon, Brent Adamson
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Way of the Wolf: Straight Line Selling: Master the Art of Persuasion, Influence, and Success, by Jordan Belfort
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Advanced Strategies

Towards the end of the list, advanced strategies, principles, and frameworks are introduced, preparing the reader for more sophisticated approaches to business, sales, and personal growth.

How To Be A GREAT Salesperson…By Monday Morning!, by David R. Cook
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The Art of Persuasion: Winning Without Intimidation, by Bob Burg
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Building a StoryBrand: Clarify Your Message So Customers Will Listen, by Donald Miller
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$100M Offers: How To Make Offers So Good People Feel Stupid Saying No, by Alex Hormozi
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The Science of Getting Rich 1912, by W. D. Wattles
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The Dip: A Little Book That Teaches You When to Quit (and When to Stick), by Seth Godin
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The Power of Discipline: How to Use Self Control and Mental Toughness to Achieve Your Goals, by Daniel Walter
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Stop Overthinking: 23 Techniques to Relieve Stress, Stop Negative Spirals, Declutter Your Mind, and Focus on the Present, by Nick Trenton
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Master Your Emotions: A Practical Guide to Overcome Negativity and Better Manage Your Feelings, by Thibaut Meurisse
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Diverse Perspectives

Throughout the ordering process, diversity in perspectives, covering various aspects of business, money, sales, and human behavior, was considered to provide a well-rounded and comprehensive learning experience.

Don’t Believe Everything You Think: Why Your Thinking Is The Beginning & End Of Suffering (Beyond Suffering), by Joseph Nguyen
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Principles for Dealing with the Changing World Order: Why Nations Succeed and Fail, by Ray Dalio
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Why Nations Fail: The Origins of Power, Prosperity, and Poverty, by Daron Acemoglu
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The Tipping Point: How Little Things Can Make a Big Difference, by Malcolm Gladwell
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Surrounded by Idiots (The Surrounded by Idiots Series), by Thomas Erickson
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The Art of Thinking Clearly, by Rolf Dobelli
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The 7 Habits of Highly Effective People, by Stephen Covey
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Mindset – Updated Edition: Changing The Way You think To Fulfil Your Potential, by Dr. Carol Dweck
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The Seven Spiritual Laws of Success: A Practical Guide to the Fulfillment of Your Dreams, by Deepak Chopra
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What Every Body Is Saying: An Ex-FBI Agent’s Guide to Speed-Reading People, by Joe Navarro with Marvin Karlins
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Continued Advanced Learning

So You Want to Talk About Race, by Ijeoma Olio
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*Audible of this book free with membership

The Untethered Soul: The Journey Beyond Yourself, by Michael A. Singer
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The Obstacle Is the Way: The Timeless Art of Turning Trials into Triumph, by Ryan Holiday
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Factfulness: Ten Reasons We’re Wrong About the World–and Why Things Are Better Than You Think, by Hans Rosling
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Essentialism: The Disciplined Pursuit of Less, by Greg McKeown
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The Five Dysfunctions of a Team: A Leadership Fable, by Patrick Lencioni
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How to Talk to Anyone: 92 Little Tricks for Big Success in Relationships, by Leil Lowndes
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The Psychology of Money: Timeless Lessons on Wealth, Greed, and Happiness, by Morgan Housel 
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The Intelligent Investor, by Benjamin Graham
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By considering these factors, the list was organized to guide readers through a logical and progressive journey from foundational principles to advanced concepts in the selected areas of interest.

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