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Best Success Books: The Ultimate List

Our list of some of the best Success books & series in recent years. Get inspired by one or more of the following books.

1. Mindset: The New Psychology of Success (2007)

 Best Success Books: The Ultimate ListAfter decades of research, world-renowned Stanford University psychologist Carol S. Dweck, Ph.D., discovered a simple but groundbreaking idea: the power of mindset. In this brilliant book, she shows how success in school, work, sports, the arts, and almost every area of human endeavor can be dramatically influenced by how we think about our talents and abilities. People with a fixed mindset—those who believe that abilities are fixed—are less likely to flourish than those with a growth mindset—those who believe that abilities can be developed. Mindset reveals how great parents,…
Author(s): Carol S. Dweck

2. The Success Principles(TM) – 10th Anniversary Edition: How to Get from Where You Are to Where You Want to Be (2015)

 Best Success Books: The Ultimate ListIn celebration of its 10th anniversary, a revised and updated edition of Jack Canfield’s classic bestseller with a brand new foreword and an afterword for succeeding in the digital age.Since its publication a decade ago, Jack Canfield’s practical and inspiring guide has helped thousands of people transform themselves for success. Now, he has revised and updated his essential guidebook to reflect our changing times.In The Success Principles, the cocreator of the phenomenal bestselling Chicken Soup for the Soul series, helps you get from where you are to where you want to be,…
Author(s): Jack Canfield, Janet Switzer

3. Outliers: The Story of Success (2011)

 Best Success Books: The Ultimate ListIn this stunning new book, Malcolm Gladwell takes us on an intellectual journey through the world of “outliers”–the best and the brightest, the most famous and the most successful. He asks the question: what makes high-achievers different? His answer is that we pay too much attention to what successful people are like, and too little attention to where they are from: that is, their culture, their family, their generation, and the idiosyncratic experiences of their upbringing. Along the way he explains the secrets of software billionaires, what it takes to be a great soccer player, why Asians…
Author(s): Malcolm Gladwell

4. Lake Success (2019)

 Best Success Books: The Ultimate List; its fatuity, its poignant lament, its boisterous self-loathing. Its heartbeat. Reading him sometimes makes me want to scream – with recognition and with – Richard Ford , this is the perfect novel for these dysfunctional times’ – Nathan Hill . A rollicking and zinger-filled road trip [that] sneakily deepens into a poignant tale of a man trying to outrace his problems.I was utterly floored’ – Maria Semple’Stupendous… … I barked with laughter at the same time as wincing in pain’ Elizabeth Gilbert…
Author(s): Gary Shteyngart

5. Med-Surg Success: A Q&A Review Applying Critical Thinking to Test Taking (Davis’s Q&A Success) (2016)

 Best Success Books: The Ultimate ListOver 2,300 questions in all—2.220 unique to the book and 150 unique to DavisPlus, Over 500 alternate-format questions, including fill-in-the-blank, select-all-that-apply, place-in-order, and figure-labeling questions. All questions written at the application and analysis level. The correct answer, rationales for correct and incorrect responses, and test-taking tips for each practice question. Questions on major drug classes, medication administration, delegation, management, and the nursing process throughout the text. A keyword section in each chapter that…
Author(s): Colgrove RN MS CNS, Kathryn Cadenhead

6. Sweet Success: A Candle Beach Sweet Romance (2017)

 Best Success Books: The Ultimate ListWelcome to Candle Beach, where falling in love is easy…almost.Join the women of Candle Beach as they navigate life, relationships, and their dreams for the future. When Gretchen Roberts graduated from college, she planned a brief stay in her hometown of Candle Beach. Ten years later, she’s still working for her parents and wondering how her life got so off track. Luckily, she’s got a plan for the future, which hinges on being hired for the lead sales job at a luxury housing development south of town. With a referral from her best friend Maggie, she’s a shoo-in for the job.But there’s one…
Author(s): Nicole Ellis

7. The Law of Success: The Master Wealth-Builder’s Complete and Original Lesson Plan for Achieving Your Dreams (2008)

 Best Success Books: The Ultimate ListThis is the master volume of the extraordinary work that began the career of Napoleon Hill. Originally produced by Hill in 1928 as an eight-book series, is now available to contemporary readers in a single edition, redesigned and reset for ease of reading. is the golden key to Hill’s thought–his complete and unabridged mind-power method for achieving your goals. After interviewing dozens of industrialists, diplomats, thought leaders, and successful people from all walks of life, the young Hill distilled what he learned into these fifteen core lessons, organized with an…
Author(s): Napoleon Hill

8. The Literature Review: Six Steps to Success (2016)

 Best Success Books: The Ultimate ListFrom daunting to doable in six steps  The process of literature search and composing a formal literature review can be intimidating. But masters and doctoral candidates in Education and related fields have found academic argumentation to be seamlessly intuitive with the six-step process pioneered by this book. This updated third edition features a wealth of all-new content including:…
Author(s): Lawrence A. Machi, Brenda T. McEvoy

9. Pediatric Success: NCLEX®-Style Q&A Review (Q&a Success) (2018)

 Best Success Books: The Ultimate ListAbout 900 questions total with test-taking tips and rationales for both correct and incorrect answers. Includes a 100-question comprehensive final exam. FREE, 30-Day Access to Davis Edge for NCLEX®-RN Most questions written at application and analysis level—just like the exam. An easy-to-follow format, organized by body system. All questions field tested by nursing students. The RACE model incorporated to develop your critical thinking skills….
Author(s): Richardson PhD RN CPNP FAANP, Beth


 Best Success Books: The Ultimate ListSuccess by Design [Paperback] [Jan 01, 2016]…
Author(s): McCutchen

11. Keys to College Success (8th Edition) (Keys Franchise) (2014)

 Best Success Books: The Ultimate ListFor First Year Experience, Student Success, and Introduction to College courses for students attending four year programs. sets the standard for connecting academic success to success beyond school, showing students how to apply strategies within college, career, and life. The Eighth Edition retains its tried-and-true emphasis on thinking skills and problem solving, re-imagined with two goals in mind: a r  that reflects the demands today's students face, and a   with a more extensive research base and increased metacognition.   provides the established   set of tools for success…
Author(s): Carol J. Carter, Sarah Lyman Kravits

12. Fundamentals Success: NCLEX®-Style Q&A Review (Davis’s Q&a Success) (2019)

 Best Success Books: The Ultimate ListAlternate-format questions, including multiple choice, select all that apply, fill-in-the blank, ordered response, graphic, and chart/exhibit items Rationales for correct and incorrect responses 100-question final exam in book A focus on the needs of the beginning nursing student taking a fundamentals course Glossary of more than 250 common English words often found on nursing tests for the benefit of ESL and other students All questions field tested by nursing students and an expert panel of nurse educators…
Author(s): Nugent RN MA MS EdD, Patricia M., Vitale RN MA, Barbara A.

13. Measures of Success, Trumpet Book 1 (2010)

 Best Success Books: The Ultimate ListConcert Band Method Book. Measures of Success was created to ignite musical curiosity, to unite conceptual knowledge with performance skills, to foster understanding of the many ways that people share and interact with music, and to assess each student’s continued musical growth….
Author(s): Deborah A. Sheldon, Brian Balmages , et al.

14. How I Raised Myself from Failure to Success in Selling (1992)

 Best Success Books: The Ultimate ListA business classic endorsed by Dale Carnegie, How I Raised Myself from Failure to Success in Selling is for anyone whose job it is to sell. Whether you are selling houses or mutual funds, advertisements or ideas—or anything else—this book is for you.When Frank Bettger was twenty-nine he was a failed insurance salesman. By the time he was forty he owned a country estate and could have retired. What are the selling secrets that turned Bettger’s life around from defeat to unparalleled success and fame as one of the highest paid salesmen in America? The answer is inside How I Raised Myself…
Author(s): Frank Bettger

Best Success Books: The Ultimate List

We highly recommend you to buy all paper or e-books in a legal way, for example, on Amazon. But sometimes it might be a need to dig deeper beyond the shiny book cover. Before making a purchase, you can visit resources like Genesis and download some success books mentioned below at your own risk. Once again, we do not host any illegal or copyrighted files, but simply give our visitors a choice and hope they will make a wise decision.

Rebirth of the Small Family Farm: A Handbook for Starting a Successful Organic Farm Based on the Community Supported Agriculture Concept

Author(s): Bonnie & Bob Gregson
ID: 2317970, Publisher: Acres USA, Year: Oct. 1 2004, Size: 2 Mb, Format: pdf

Don’t Work Stupid, Coach Yourself: 40 Things Managers Won’t Tell You. A Step by Step Guide to Coach Yourself

Author(s): Mark Baggesen
ID: 2429513, Publisher: Independently Published, Year: 8 Apr 2019, Size: 181 Kb, Format: epub

Your Complete Guide to a Successful & Secure Retirement

Author(s): Larry E. Swedroe, Kevin Grogan
ID: 2388644, Publisher: Harriman House, Year: 7 Jan 2019, Size: 955 Kb, Format: epub

Please note that this booklist is not final. Some books are truly hot items according to Chicago Tribune, others are drafted by unknown authors. On top of that, you can always find additional tutorials and courses on Coursera, Udemy or edX, for example. Are there any other relevant resources you could recommend? Drop a comment if you have any feedback on the list.

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