The Best Business Books + Audio Books


I was at the beach house this weekend, and stumbled across a bunch of my old audiobooks… actually books on tape – yep, old skool.

Like I said in the video, I devour about 2 books a week.. and was inspired recently by a couple of peoples reading lists – in particular Tucker Max, Ryan Holiday’s Reading List, Hoehn’s Musings, Seth Godin’s Book Roundup and Tim Ferriss & Kevin Roses’ Top 5 Books.

So with all that rolling around in my head, and finding those old audio books I listened to during high-school and uni, I thought I’d tie this in with a short video covering the most influential books I’ve devoured over the years.

As Ryan says “I’d recommend starting with these and then following my chain-method, which is to read as your next book, one that is cited by the book your currently reading.”

If you are interested in getting into the whole audiobook thing, and ‘hacking’ your reading I suggest you check out




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  • Sean Candy

    Hey there…great sellection actually. I am very much the same about audio books. I have been listening to Getting Things Done and it has changed things for me for sure. Also I have been listening to the Power of Now, which is very much complimentary to Getting Things Done actually. It sets your mindset right for a clear head which in turns keeps you calm for the task of NOW!
    Highly recommend it.
    Thanx for that…look forward to yours.

  • Chris

    Some great reads there Pete. One book that had a profound influence on me was, Steven Covey’s “The Seven Habits Of Highly Effective People.” Given the size of your boxes in the video, i’m pretty sure you have that one lying around somewhere.

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