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19 Growth Hacking Books For Your Business

Because knowledge is, and will always be power.

Feel like your business has reached a growth plateau? Are sales going down? How do you deal with problem employees? The simple answer is to get smarter and destroy ignorance. Knowledge is power, and this is true for any business endeavors.  The only way to protect your business and yourself from sinking is to acquire as much knowledge as you can to keep your ship afloat. And if you keep on doing the right things and stay committed, you will experience the rewards. Hack your business’ growth by selecting and reading one of the 19 growth hacking books listed here.

#1 Primalbranding by Patrick Hanlon

Primal Branding focuses on 7 main areas of your brand: your story, mission, icons, rituals, pagans (haters), language and leadership. Understanding these seven key aspects of a brand creates a strong brand that quickly and easily resonates with your customers. Customers will feel included in something special due to your rituals and sacred words and you’ll know where to drive the business via your Creation Story, Creed and Leadership. Understanding these key pieces is essential to driving a strong business forward.

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Contributor: Matt Antonino from Digital Eagles

    #2 The Great Game of Business by Jack Stack & Bo Burlingham

    In the book Jack talks about how you can use transparency and accountability and hack growth of your business while keeping everything and everyone aligned on company goals. He shows how he has used this to grow his companies and how it has helped many entrepreneurs around the world.

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    Contributor: Amin Yazdani from A.Y. Technologies Inc

    #3 Fire Your Publicist by Ed Zitron

    He describes some of the best techniques on how to pitch to any type of audience, whether they are bloggers or large news publications. He has laid down the perfect methods of using social media and get noticed in the digital media industry. Whether you want to do PR on your own or want to ensure that you don’t waste money by hiring the wrong type of PR agency, this book is suitable for all type of startups and businesses.

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    Contributor: Brett Helling from GigWorker

    #5 The Discipline of Market Leaders by Michael Treacy

    The Discipline of Market Leaders teaches us about three main business models and what each provides: customer intimacy, product leadership or operational excellence. Treacy and Wiersma show how aligning your hiring, rewarding and working practice with your chosen business model will result in a more efficient, well-understood business that resonates with the right type of customers. Instead of chasing everyone and most people being generally unhappy, you hire and work for the right people with a much greater success rate.

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    Contributor: Matt Antonino from Digital Eagles

    #7 The 10X Rule by Grant Cardone

    Achieve Massive Action results and accomplish your businessdreams! While most people operate with only three degrees of action-noaction, retreat, or normal action-if you're after big goals, youdon't want to settle for the ordinary. To reach the next level, youmust understand the coveted 4th degree of action.

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    Contributor: Aleisha Brooks from Angel Longevity Medical Center

    #8 The ONE Thing by Gary Keller, Jay Papasan

    This book helps people focus on the one thing that absolutely must get done right now, and ignore all the rest of the noise. By honing his focus, Gary Keller was able to not only improve his personal life, but grow his business to become the highest performing real estate franchise in the US.

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    Contributor: Reuben Yonatan from GetVOIP

    #9 The E-Myth Revisited by Michael E. Gerber

    This book explains the disconnect and remedy for the employee-turned-entrepreneur who needs to shift mindsets to really grow his or her business. In it, Gerber outlines the 7 Centers of Business Management that every business owner should know and control to go beyond the client fulfillment, aka do the work you used to get paid for as an employee stage. It was the stepping stone with which I took my own waivering, fly-by-the-seat-of-my-pants, business to a systematized machine that I had complete control over.

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    Contributor: Jeffrey M. Miller from JmillerConsultancy

    #10 It Doesn’t Have to Be Crazy at Work by Jason, David

    Our biggest takeaway for startup culture has been putting boundaries on our company and employee’s time. Too often, startup culture demands an all-consuming dedication to the company—long hours, weekend work, texts and calls at all times of the day. With clear expectations surrounding when founders and employees can communicate it makes it easier to do work at work and then have mental breathing room once work is over. It’s increased employee focus and overall professionalism within our company.

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    Contributor: Todd Goldstein from LaunchHouse

    #11 The $100 Startup The $100 Startup

    perhaps the best book for the aspiring entrepreneurs starting on a low budget. Besides a bountiful range of ideas, the volume includes case studies and realistic financial projections to help you put your dreams in practice.

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    Contributor: Jacob Seiter from My Best Wallets

    #14 Lost and Founder by Rand Fishkin

    this book is a must read book for anyone who is thinking of taking venture capital. Rand explains clearly and simply what drives VC investment and how those goals are often misaligned with founders and startups. Rand shares his successes and failures with humor and candor, illustrating how conventional wisdom on growth can lead CEOs astray, and providing invaluable lessons on how to grow a startup into a success.

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    Contributor: Brian Matthews from BizText

    #15 Lose Your Limits by Christian Chasmer

    Lose Your Limits shows you how to become the entrepreneur capable of designing the business you want. Whether you want to scale your business to new heights or want to cut the hours you work
    “in” the business in half, Lose Your Limits: Grow Your Business gives you the formula for achieving your goals. Lose the limits in your business by losing the limits within you.

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    Contributor: Christian Chasmer from Elevate Advisors

    #16 Leadership and Self-Deception by The Arbinger Institute

    While a bit cheesy, Leadership and Self-Deception forces you to take a hard look at your managing style. The book is all about what it means to get out of the box and realize how to best motivate people to achieve a common goal. The mission of the book is to help us all examine what it means to take personal responsibility for our surroundings, and how to see things the way others do.

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    Contributor: Nate Masterson from Maple Holistics

    #17 The 4-Hour Workweek by Timothy Ferriss

    Ferris transformed his life to enter the exclusive community he calls “The New Rich”. The idea is to outsource as many of your everyday tasks as you can so that you can live the life of a retired rich person and only work 4 hours a week. While I certainly don’t endorse everything this book has to say with regard to what he thinks is important in life, it has some great tips on how to delegate tasks.

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    Contributor: Nate Masterson from Maple Holistics

    #18 Conscious Capitalism by John, Rajendra, Bill

    The book is named Conscious Capitalism because the authors argue that companies misunderstand how to take advantage of the economic flexibility that capitalism allows. Companies put their bottom line in front of their mission and ability to treat their suppliers and distributors as equal partner’s that are relying on each other to achieve success. They talk about how to take advantage of franchising and how to thrive while not being combative with your competition. 

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    Contributor: Nate Masterson from Maple Holistics

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    Written by Taegan Lion