The Personal Brand Book List: 8 Brand-Building Books

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Entrepreneurs, it’s time to strengthen your personal brand muscles, so you can make big things happen for yourself in the New Year. Check out the Personal Branding Book List created by BrandMakerNews to get you mentally prepared to grind harder, push farther and accomplish more in the coming year.

Dive into these branding books, and plot your takeover:

The Brand You 50
This is a classic by Personal Branding pioneer, Tom Peters. It’s a no-nonsense book filled with 50 tactics to help you transform from an “employee” into a brand. You’ll either love your job, or quit by the time you finish this book.

The Success Principles
This powerful book will help you realize your purpose, eliminate excuses, and explore the principles behind the most successful people throughout history. You’ll want to reread this one over and over, so keep it close.

Getting Things Done
This is all about simplifying your life, so you can be more productive. It details specific actions you can take to organize and de-stress your life. This book will come in handy at least once a year, to clear your mind and get your creative thoughts flowing freely.

The Brand Called You
This is an excellent reminder to all entrepreneurs that YOU are your business. It’s jam-packed with practical branding tips to market your business and help your customers choose you, repeatedly.

Outliers
This will change the way you think about success, and motivate you to put in the 10,000 hours needed to get to the top of your game. It gives you case studies and theories on how “successful” people got the advantages that helped them achieve their goals.

What is Branding
This colorful book shows you how branding can transform individuals, companies and the world. It emphasizes the power of brand design and marketing, and spotlights case studies from the biggest brands of our time.

You, Inc.
This book is filled with life lessons on how to promote yourself in real-world situations. Its conversational tone makes it easy to learn how to get people to buy what you’re selling.You can easily flip through a lesson per day.

Grab one, three, or all of the books above. Absorb their wisdom, understand their principles, and apply their tactics to get your personal brand fired up for next year and beyond.

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  1. By 10 Must-Reads for Urban Entrepreneurs | BrandMakerNews on September 13, 2010 at 8:07 AM

    [...] and one on one coaching you receive when you dive into a great book. While we’ve compiled brand building book lists for entrepreneurs before, it is our pleasure to highlight these ten books, inspired by [...]

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