11 Oprah-Approved Books Every Entrepreneur Should Read
In 1996, Winfrey launched Oprah’s Book Club on The Oprah Winfrey Show. Since its beginnings more than two decades ago, it’s only grown in prestige and popularity. Winfrey has expressed her love of books not only through the book club but throughout her career during interviews, speeches and in written articles. When it comes to entrepreneurship and business, considering her wildly successful career, who better to take note from than Winfrey.
So, if you’re in search of a great book to kick off your year, here are 11 Oprah Winfrey-approved books every entrepreneur should read.
"Behold the Dreamers" by Imbolo Mbue
"The Seat of the Soul" by Gary Zukav
"Behave: The Biology of Humans at Our Best and Worst" by Robert M. Sapolsky
"The Four Agreements: A Practical Guide to Personal Freedom" by Don Miguel Ruiz
If you’re ever feeling stuck or unsure, the one thing holding you back is most likely you. And these self-limiting beliefs can ultimately cause suffering and the inability to move forward in life. Don Miguel Ruiz’s The Four Agreements addresses this issue and using ancient Toltec wisdom, shares the four things you must live by in order to reach a happy and fulfilled life. Winfrey interviewed Ruiz in 2013, also sharing that she gave her children copies of The Four Agreements.
"A Return to Love" by Marianne Williamson
"The Power of Now" by Eckhart Tolle
"Tuesdays With Morrie: An Old Man, A Young Man and Life’s Greatest Lesson" by Mitch Albom
"The Book of Awakening: Having the Life You Want By Being Present To The Life You Have" by Mark Nepo
Not only was it chosen as one of Winfrey’s top books, but Mark Nepo’s The Book of Awakening also made it onto her 2010 list of favorite things. The book was written more than two decades ago when Nepo went through cancer treatment. Yet, rather than writing a book only for people experiencing illness or life-threatening situations, Nepo’s book is for everyone. Whether you’re an entrepreneur, a recent college grad or an established business leader, The Book Awakening will help you discover and pursue your passions and teach you how to live authentically every day. “The premise of the book is that people everywhere have a wisdom of their own and the book is there to guide them to their own wisdom,” Nepo said.