Think and Grow Rich - Napolean Hill A great starting point. While inspirational/motivational books like The Secret are a little too 'touchy feely' for my taste - Think and Grow Rich offers similar direction but includes actionable steps to 'grow rich'. A must read. Ogilvy on Advertising - David Ogilvy Take-away: Always use easy-to-read typeface, provide valuable content, continually research your market, and be sure to find some controversy. Barbarians at the Gate - The Fall of RJR Nabisco - Bryan Burrough & John Helyar Quality writing that reads like a novel. Think Wolf of Wall Street but "legal" and successful. Guerrilla Marketing - Jay Conrad Levinson Fairly basic guide with valuable tools and tips. A Short History of Nearly Evertyhing - Bill Bryson Science and technlogy are critical to our economy and future. Good read with more valuable information than many degrees.