30 Inspirational Books Every Ambitious Person Should Read

The want to accomplish something, or to succeed, comes with inspiration, assurance and an inner drive. Being ambitious encourages oneself to work hard and achieve their dreams. Therefore, it’s good to be ambitious in order to keep yourself motivated. And these inspirational books will help you stay motivated and positive:

Cyropaedia by Xenophon

Empire State of Mind, How Jay-Z Went from Street Corner to Corner Office by Zack O’Malley Greenburg.

Hit Makers, The Science of Popularity in an Age of Distraction by Derek Thompson

Hunch, Turn Your Everyday Insights Into The Next Big Thing by Bernadette Jiwa

Invisible Influence, The Hidden Forces that Shape Behavior by Jonah Berger

Lord Chesterfield’s Letters by Lord Chesterfield

Meditations by Marcus Aurelius

Perennial Seller, The Art of Making and Marketing Work that Lasts by Ryan Holiday

Personal History by Katharine Graham

Plutarch’s Lives (I & II) by Plutarch

Real Artists Don’t Starve, Timeless Strategies for Thriving in the New Creative Age, by Jeff Goins

Scratch, Writers, Money, and the Art of Making a Living by Manjula Martin

STARTUP, A Novel by Doree Shafrir

Status Anxiety by Alain de Botton

Steal Like An Artist by Austin Kleon

The 48 Laws of Power by Robert Greene

The Apprenticeship of Duddy Kravitz by Mordecai Richler

The Autobiography of Malcolm X, As Told to Alex Haley by Malcolm X.

The Book of Five Rings by Miyamoto Musashi

The Disenchanted by Budd Schulberg

The Fish That Ate the Whale, The Life and Times of America’s Banana King by Rich Cohen.

The Kid Stays in the Picture, A Notorious Life by Robert Evans

The Lives of the Most Excellent Painters, Sculptors, and Architects by Giorgio Vasari

The New Rules of Work, The ultimate career guide for the modern workplace by Alexandra Cavoulacos and Kathryn Minshew

The Power Broker by Robert A. Caro

Best Books

The Power of Meaning Crafting a Life That Matters by Emily Esfahani Smith

This Boy’s Life by Tobias Wolff

Titan, The Life of John D. Rockefeller Sr.

What I Learned Losing a Million Dollars by Jim Paul and Brendan Moynihan

What Makes Sammy Run by Budd Schulberg

Inspirational Books
Inspirational Books

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