Dave Ramsey's favorite books

  • How To Win Friends and Influence People

    How To Win Friends and Influence People

    How To Win Friends and Influence People

    Dale Carnegie
    Self-Help
    4.21 (712,149)

    INTERNATIONAL BESTSELLER OVER 30 MILLION COPIES SOLD WORLDWIDE How to Win Friends and Influence People by bestselling author Dale Carnegie is one of the most groundbreaking self-help books of all time. This book has now sold over 30 million copies worldwide, helping and inspiring millions of readers along the way in achieving their true potential. According to Carnegie, the ability to communicate effectively is the key to success. In this book he shows how to hone your innate abilities to connect with other people and flourish, whether in personal relationships or in business. Carnegie’s rock-solid and time-tested techniques will help you: • Win over people • Avoid making enemies • Handle complaints and avoid arguments • Keep your relationships smooth and pleasant • Become a good conversationalist • Increase your earning power And much more… Change the way you handle relationships and life’s challenges. A timeless classic that will appeal to self-help, business and general readers alike! Dale Carnegie was a lecturer of public speaking at YMCA New York. He had also served in the US army during World War 1. He published his first book in 1936 and became a sought after self-help author and speaker. Some of his other works include How to Stop Worrying and Start Living and The Art of Public Speaking. “Everybody in the world is seeking happiness—and there is one sure way to find it. That is by controlling your thoughts. Happiness doesn’t depend on outward conditions. It depends on inner conditions.” —Dale Carnegie

    Dave Ramsey

    I read this book for the first time when I was 12 years old. This book is the Golden Rule fleshed out. It's also the text for the Dale Carnegie course. This information has had a great impact in all areas of my life.

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  • The 7 Habits of Highly Effective People

    The 7 Habits of Highly Effective People

    The 7 Habits of Highly Effective People

    Stephen R. Covey
    Character
    4.13 (587,843)

    25 years, 20 million copies sold! This 25th anniversary edition of Stephen Covey's beloved classic commemorates the timeless wisdom of the 7 Habits.

    Dave Ramsey

    Should I have to say anything about this book? If you havent read it yet, what are you waiting for?

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  • The Legend of the Monk and the Merchant
    Dave Ramsey

    This book is required reading for anyone on my team. If you want to learn how to succeed in both your personal and professional lives, read this book.

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  • Rhinoceros Success

    Rhinoceros Success

    Rhinoceros Success

    Scott Alexander
    Self-Help
    3.91 (3,007)

    Go get the life you want. Be a Rhinoceros! There is something dangerous about this book. Something big. Something full of power, energy and force of will. It could be about you. You could become three tons of thick-skinned, snorting hard-charging rhinoceros. It is time to go get the life you want.

    Dave Ramsey

    I believe in this book so much that I require my team to read it when they start working on my team.

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  • The 21 Irrefutable Laws of Leadership

    The 21 Irrefutable Laws of Leadership

    The 21 Irrefutable Laws of Leadership

    John C. Maxwell
    Business & Economics
    4.13 (46,121)

    An expanded edition of the best-selling leadership guide features updated profiles of Maxwell's Laws of Leadership, two new laws, 17 additional stories, a revised evaluation tool for identifying one's strengths and weaknesses and new application exercises in every chapter.

    Dave Ramsey

    you should read this book which is one of the most important books on leadership thats ever been written.

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  • Thou Shall Prosper

    Thou Shall Prosper

    Thou Shall Prosper

    Rabbi Daniel Lapin
    Business & Economics
    4.25 (3,443)

    A practical approach to creating wealth-based on the established principles of ancient Jewish wisdom-made accessible to people of all backgrounds The ups and downs of the economy prove Rabbi Daniel Lapin's famous principle that the more things change, the more we need to depend upon the things that never change. There's no better source for both practical and spiritual financial wisdom than the time-tested knowledge found in the ancient Jewish faith and its culture. In the Second Edition of Thou Shall Prosper, Lapin offers a practical approach to creating wealth based on the established principles of ancient Jewish wisdom. This book details the ten permanent principles that never change, the ten commandments of making money if you will, and explores the economic and philosophic vision of business that has been part of Jewish culture for centuries. The book's focus is on making accessible to individuals of all backgrounds, the timeless truths that Jews have used for centuries to excel in business. Outlines ten fundamental "commandments" relating to business and money Includes insights that will increase your potential for creating wealth, no matter what your faith or background may be Blends contemporary business stories and Lapin's own business experiences with the wisdom of the Torah and Talmudic prescriptions This Second Edition provides new examples, especially of Internet related business opportunities. In addition, each chapter highlights specific action steps that can lead to wealth opportunities in both difficult economic times and periods of prosperity.

    Dave Ramsey

    This is one of my all-time favorite money books. I love the healthy view Rabbi Lapin brings to the subjects of money and business

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  • Start.
    Dave Ramsey

    The good news is Start gives readers practical, honest and actionable insights to be more awesome, more often. It's time to Start.

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  • Boundaries
    Dave Ramsey

    A life-changing book. My copy is highlighted and has permanent sticky notes all through it. This is a must-read.

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  • 48 Days to the Work You Love

    48 Days to the Work You Love

    48 Days to the Work You Love

    Dan Miller
    Religion
    3.82 (5,357)

    A conversational and creative guide helps people working in jobs they hate make successful career decisions by creating a compass from their natural skills and abilities, personality traits, values, dreams, and passions, directing them to a more fulfilling vocation. Reprint. 75,000 first printing.

    Dave Ramsey

    Dans insight and actual hands-on implementation of discovering and developing a calling has influenced thousands of lives, including mine and many of my team members.

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  • The 10 Habits of Happy Mothers

    The 10 Habits of Happy Mothers

    The 10 Habits of Happy Mothers

    Meg Meeker
    Family & Relationships
    3.66 (1,430)

    The author of Strong Fathers, Strong Daughters counsels mothers struggling with anxiety, low self-esteem and other common issues on how to embrace more positive habits, using inspirational stories and specific action plans based on living simply and rebalancing.

    Dave Ramsey

    Recommended and included on Dave Ramsey's book list

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  • The Go-Getter

    The Go-Getter

    The Go-Getter

    Peter B. Kyne
    Fiction
    4.16 (8,232)

    In The Go-Getter, Bill Peck, a war veteran, persuades Cappy Ricks, the influential founder of the Rick's Logging & Lumbering Company, to let him prove himself by selling skunk wood in odd lengths-a job that everyone knows can only lead to failure. When Peck goes on to beat his quota, Rick hands Peck the ultimate opportunity and the ultimate test: the quest for an elusive blue vase. Drawing on such classic values as honesty, determination, passion, and responsibility, Peck overcomes nearly insurmountable obstacles to find the vase and launch hia career as a successful manager. In a time when jobs are tight and managers are too busy for mentoring, how can you maintain positive energy, take control of your career, and prepare yourself to ace the tests that come your way? By applying the timeless lessons in this compulsively readable parable, employees at all levels can learn to rekindle the go-getter in themselves.

    Dave Ramsey

    Recommended and included on Dave Ramsey's book list

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  • Gazelles, Baby Steps & 37 Other Things
    Dave Ramsey

    Think of it as an insiders guide to the Dave Ramsey stuff we all laugh about.

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  • The Go-Giver
    Dave Ramsey

    The Go-Giver is a heartwarming and inspiring tale that brings new relevance to the old proverb "Give and you shall receive.

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  • Quitter

    Quitter

    Quitter

    Jon Acuff
    Business & Economics
    3.95 (6,411)

    From figuring out what your dream is to quitting in a way that exponentially increases your chance of success, Quitter is full of inspiring stories and actionable advice. This book is based on 12 years of cubicle living and my true story of cultivating a dream job that changed my life and the world in the process. It’s time to close the gap between your day job and your dream job. It’s time to be a quitter.

    Dave Ramsey

    Quitter is full of inspiring stories and actionable advice.

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  • Debt-Free Degree
    Dave Ramsey

    Great news! Your kids CAN go to college without debt. This new book will show you how!

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  • Strong Mothers, Strong Sons

    Strong Mothers, Strong Sons

    Strong Mothers, Strong Sons

    Meg Meeker
    Family & Relationships
    3.92 (1,739)

    Builds on the techniques introduced in Strong Fathers, Strong Daughters to counsel moms on how to promote health and success in boys, sharing related advice on rebuilding positive mother-son bonds. 30,000 first printing.

    Dave Ramsey

    Recommended and included on Dave Ramsey's book list

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  • One Question

    One Question

    One Question

    Ken Coleman
    Self-Help
    4.01 (261)

    The motivating host of one of the nation's largest leadership conferences offers a collection of inspirational and applicable life lessons through conversations with various high profile people. Albert Einstein once said, “To raise new questions, new possibilities, to regard old problems from a new angle, requires creative imagination and marks real advance in science.” What is true of science, I’m convinced, is true in all of life. Great questions are often the keys that unlock possibilities for human advancement. That truth has been proven again and again throughout human history, as great interviewers from Bob Costas to Barbara Walters have captivated audiences and ignited imaginations. In a world where the messages of public figures and politicians are carefully crafted by publicists and media consultants, we often receive only partial pictures and manipulated facts. The right questions uncover truths we might not otherwise know. They pull back the curtain on the wizard and give us a more accurate view of reality. —Excerpt from the Introduction If you could sit down with the people you most admire and ask just one question, what would you ask? One Question invites you to peer over the shoulder of a master interviewer with access to today’s best and brightest as he delivers carefully crafted questions and collects answers guaranteed to surprise, challenge, and inspire. • What is Coach Tony Dungy’s advice for achieving success while maintaining integrity? • What advice does Malcolm Gladwell give parents about instilling a work ethic in our children? • How does President Jimmy Carter suggest we continue forward and reinvent ourselves in new seasons? • What does Robin McGraw have to say to women about reaching their full potential both inside and outside their homes?

    Dave Ramsey

    Recommended and included on Dave Ramsey's book list

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  • Necessary Endings

    Necessary Endings

    Necessary Endings

    Henry Cloud
    Business & Economics
    4.28 (3,305)

    End Pain. Foster Personal and Professional Growth. Live Better. While endings are a natural part of business and life, we often experience them with a sense of hesitation, sadness, resignation, or regret. But consultant, psychologist, and bestselling author Dr. Henry Cloud sees endings differently. He argues that our personal and professional lives can only improve to the degree that we can see endings as a necessary and strategic step to something better. If we cannot see endings in a positive light and execute them well, he asserts, the "better" will never come either in business growth or our personal lives. In this insightful and deeply empathetic book, Dr. Cloud demonstrates that, when executed well, "necessary endings" allow us to proactively correct the bad and the broken in our lives in order to make room for the professional and personal growth we seek. However, when endings are avoided or handled poorly—as is too often the case—good opportunities may be lost, and misery repeated. Drawing on years of experience as an executive coach and a psychologist, Dr. Cloud offers a mixture of advice and case studies to help readers know when to have realistic hope and when to execute a necessary ending in a business, or with an individual; identify which employees, projects, activities, and relationships are worth nurturing and which are not; overcome people's resistance to change and create change that works; create urgency and an action plan for what's important; stop wasting resources needed for the things that really matter. Knowing when and how to let go when something, or someone, isn't working—a personal relationship, a job, or a business venture—is essential for happiness and success. Necessary Endings gives readers the tools they need to say good-bye and move on.

    Dave Ramsey

    If you're hesitant to pull the trigger when things obviously aren't working out, Henry Cloud's Necessary Endings may be the most important book you read all year.

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  • Business Boutique

    Business Boutique

    Business Boutique

    Christy Wright
    Business & Economics
    4.36 (1,210)

    There is a movement of women stepping into their God-given gifts to make money doing what they love. If you're ready to join them, this is your handbook that will take the ideas in your head and the dream in your heart and turn them into action. *Help you create a step-by-step, customized plan to start and grow your business. *Show you how to manage your time so you can have a business- and life- that you love. *Explain overwhelming business stuff like pricing, taxes, and budgeting in simple terms. *Teach you how to use marketing to reach the right people in the right way.

    Dave Ramsey

    Business Boutique is a life-changing handbook from the heart of Christy Wright, creator of the Business Boutique movement.

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  • Good to Great

    Good to Great

    Good to Great

    Jim Collins
    Business & Economics
    4.12 (148,027)

    The Challenge Built to Last, the defining management study of the nineties, showed how great companies triumph over time and how long-term sustained performance can be engineered into the DNA of an enterprise from the verybeginning. But what about the company that is not born with great DNA? How can good companies, mediocre companies, even bad companies achieve enduring greatness? The Study For years, this question preyed on the mind of Jim Collins. Are there companies that defy gravity and convert long-term mediocrity or worse into long-term superiority? And if so, what are the universal distinguishing characteristics that cause a company to go from good to great? The Standards Using tough benchmarks, Collins and his research team identified a set of elite companies that made the leap to great results and sustained those results for at least fifteen years. How great? After the leap, the good-to-great companies generated cumulative stock returns that beat the general stock market by an average of seven times in fifteen years, better than twice the results delivered by a composite index of the world's greatest companies, including Coca-Cola, Intel, General Electric, and Merck. The Comparisons The research team contrasted the good-to-great companies with a carefully selected set of comparison companies that failed to make the leap from good to great. What was different? Why did one set of companies become truly great performers while the other set remained only good? Over five years, the team analyzed the histories of all twenty-eight companies in the study. After sifting through mountains of data and thousands of pages of interviews, Collins and his crew discovered the key determinants of greatness -- why some companies make the leap and others don't. The Findings The findings of the Good to Great study will surprise many readers and shed light on virtually every area of management strategy and practice. The findings include: Level 5 Leaders: The research team was shocked to discover the type of leadership required to achieve greatness. The Hedgehog Concept (Simplicity within the Three Circles): To go from good to great requires transcending the curse of competence. A Culture of Discipline: When you combine a culture of discipline with an ethic of entrepreneurship, you get the magical alchemy of great results. Technology Accelerators: Good-to-great companies think differently about the role of technology. The Flywheel and the Doom Loop: Those who launch radical change programs and wrenching restructurings will almost certainly fail to make the leap. “Some of the key concepts discerned in the study,” comments Jim Collins, "fly in the face of our modern business culture and will, quite frankly, upset some people.” Perhaps, but who can afford to ignore these findings?

    Dave Ramsey

    This is the premier business book of the last decade and is required reading for my leadership team.

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  • Everyday Millionaires

    Everyday Millionaires

    Everyday Millionaires

    Chris Hogan
    Business & Economics
    3.85 (4,704)

    Everywhere we turn, we hear negative financial news—that the American Dream is dead or that the little man can’t get ahead. Our culture feeds us the lie that it’s impossible to become a millionaire in America today, but it’s time you heard the truth. In his newest book, Everyday Millionaires: How Ordinary People Built Extraordinary Wealth—and How You Can Too, Chris Hogan destroys millionaire myths that are keeping everyday people from achieving financial independence. Chris and the Ramsey research team surveyed over 10,000 US millionaires, discovering how these high-net-worth people reached their financial status. And the formula might surprise you. Millionaire status doesn’t require inheriting a bunch of money or having a high-paying job. No. The path to becoming a millionaire is paved with more-ordinary tools—tools that you either already have or that you can learn. If you thought you could never become a millionaire, think again. Listen and learn from over 10,000 everyday millionaires who have done it and believe it’s possible for you too.

    Dave Ramsey

    Youll learn how millionaires live on less than they make, avoid debt, invest, are disciplined and responsible!

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  • You've Got This

    You've Got This

    You've Got This

    Meg Meeker
    Family & Relationships
    4.13 (23)

    "Your go-to gift for new fathers." — Dave Ramsey, New York Times bestselling author, motivational speaker, and radio host Whether you know it or not, if you're a dad, you’re a hero— that's the message of bestselling author and pediatrician Meg Meeker. Even if you're struggling with all the demands of fatherhood, let Dr. Meeker reassure you: every man has it within him to be the hero father his children need. With simple step-by-step instructions and drawing on long experience—including her work with the NFL's Fatherhood Initiative—Dr. Meeker shows you how to be the father you want to be and your children need you to be. Discover why fathers are even more important to their children than their mothers are; why your children want you to be their hero—even if their relationship with you has been strained or distant; and secrets that can help divorced dads, widowed dads, and stepfathers maintain—or rebuild—a strong relationship with their children As Dr. Meeker writes, "If you want what is best for your children—if you want what is best for you—you should strive to be a hero father. In this book, I hope to show you how."

    Dave Ramsey

    I believe Dr. Meg has the antidote for this crisis of culture. God has anointed her in a special way to address this topic. He has raised her up to stand in the gap and offer hope for such a time is this.

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  • The E-Myth Revisited

    The E-Myth Revisited

    The E-Myth Revisited

    Michael E. Gerber
    Business & Economics
    4.03 (69,424)

    An instant classic, this revised and updated edition of the phenomenal bestseller dispels the myths about starting your own business. Small business consultant and author Michael E. Gerber, with sharp insight gained from years of experience, points out how common assumptions, expectations, and even technical expertise can get in the way of running a successful business. Gerber walks you through the steps in the life of a business—from entrepreneurial infancy through adolescent growing pains to the mature entrepreneurial perspective: the guiding light of all businesses that succeed—and shows how to apply the lessons of franchising to any business, whether or not it is a franchise. Most importantly, Gerber draws the vital, often overlooked distinction between working on your business and working in your business. The E-Myth Revisited will help you grow your business in a productive, assured way.

    Dave Ramsey

    If you arent sure of the difference between working on your business and in your business, you need to read this book. If starting a business has ever crossed your mind, do yourself a favor and read this book

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  • Strong Fathers, Strong Daughters

    Strong Fathers, Strong Daughters

    Strong Fathers, Strong Daughters

    Meg Meeker
    Family & Relationships
    4.15 (5,033)

    *New hardcover gift edition of the bestselling guide for fathers* Drawing on her thirty years' experience practicing pediatric and adolescent medicine, teen health expert Dr. Meg Meeker explains why an active father figure is maybe the single most important factor in a young woman's development. In this invaluable guide, Meeker shows how a father can be both counsel and protector for his daughter as she grows into a spiritually and mentally strong young woman. From cradling his newborn to walking her down the aisle, a father must relish his paramount responsibility—guiding the course of his daughter’s life. Meeker reveals • how a man can become a "strong father" • how a father's guidance influences every part of a woman's life, from her self-respect to her perspective on drugs, alcohol, and sex • how to lay down ground rules that are respected without creating distance in your relationship with your daughter • why you need to be your daughter's hero • the mistakes most fathers make and their serious consequences • how to help daughters make their own good decisions and avoid disastrous mistakes • how a father's faith will influence his daughter's spiritual development • how to get through to you daughter, even during her toughest don't-talk-to-me years • true stories of daughters who were on the wrong path—and how their fathers helped to bring them back Learn how to grow, strengthen, or rebuild your relationship with your daughter to better both your life and hers in the bestselling Strong Fathers, Strong Daughters: 10 Secrets Every Father Should Know.

    Dave Ramsey

    Recommended and included on Dave Ramsey's book list

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  • Love Your Life, Not Theirs
    Dave Ramsey

    offers seven powerful habits that will help reframe the way you think about your moneyand your life.

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  • Who Moved My Cheese?
    Dave Ramsey

    Written for all ages, the story takes less than an hour to read, but its unique insights can last a lifetime

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