Books Recommended by Tony Inman

Books Recommended by Business Coach Tony Inman


“I’ve always been a reader. I remember that my father used to take me to the library and it was always exciting- wondering what new adventure I would be reading next. I read books that fired my imagination, like Robinson Crusoe, Treasure Island and White Fang and I even remember getting in trouble for reading in bed with a torch, lest it strained my eyes!

In my teen years I was fascinated by military history and I read a lot of books about wars, battles and generals, like Napoleon and Wellington.

In my late teens I read romances and adventure novels, including all of the James Bond collection.

As I grew up, my interests changed and I began to focus on biographies – stories of how people’s overnight successes had in fact usually been a struggle. I read books about leadership and management and as my own career developed, I loved the case studies written by management consultants. I also became captivated by the study of human behaviour, by what motivates and inspires us.

The greatest gift my parents gave me was a wonderful education and with that a thirst for knowledge.

When you read a book, in the short time it takes you to read it, you are distilling the wisdom that it has taken the author their entire lifetime to learn – that is leverage on a powerful scale.”

Tony Inman

I hope you enjoy the following selection. I can’t say that I’ve read all of them entirely yet, but they are in my collection and I have read most of them. Enjoy!

Page 1 – Business & Management & Leadership (This Page)

Page 2 – Self-Help & Motivational, The Mind, NLP & Programming Yourself to Succeed

Page 3 – Biographies & Auto-Biographies

Page 4 – Money and Financial Planning

Page 5 – Other Good Books


Business & Management & Leadership

Adair, John – Effective Leadership

Alexander, Todd – Get Your Business Online Now

Allen, David – How To Get Things Done

Beaumont, Dale – Secrets of Great Success Coaches Exposed!

Blanchard & Johnson, Kenneth & Spencer – The One Minute Manager

Blanchard & Lorber, Kenneth & Robert – Putting The One Minute Manager to Work

Blanchard, Oncken Jnr & Burrows, Kenneth, William & Hal The One Minute Manager Meets the Monkey

Blanchard and Peale, Kenneth & Norman Vincent – The Power of Ethical Management

Blanchard, Hutson & Williss, Ken, Don & Ethan – The One Minute Entrepreneur

Blanchard, Zigarmi and Zigarmi, Ken, Patricia and Drea – Leadership and The One Minute Manager

Branson, Richard – ‘Losing my Virginity’

Branson, Richard – Business Stripped Bare – Adventures of a Global Entrepreneur

Branson, Richard – Screw Business As Usual

Brech, EFL – Management – Its Nature and Significance

Brown, Margaret – The Manager’s Guide to the Behavioural Sciences

Carlzon, Jan – Moments of Truth

Carnegie, Dale & Associates – How To Win Friends and Influence People in the Digital Age

Collins, Jim – Good to Great

Collins, Patrick – Negotiate To Win

Collis & LeBoeuf, Jack and Michael – Work Smarter, Not Harder

Drucker, Peter F – The Practice of Management

Drucker, Peter F – The Effective Executive

Dwyer, John – How to Wow – Client Attraction System

Emery, Mal – Exposed – Zero to Millionaire in Three Years or Less in Your Own Business and Still Enjoy the Journey Along the Way

Emery, Mal – Crisis Exposed – Recession Proof Your Business and Income

Elvy, H – Marketing Made Simple

Fenn, Donna – Alpha Dogs – How Your Business Can Become a Leader of the Pack

Ferriss, Tim – The 4 Hour Workweek

Fox, Anne – Australia’s New Entrepreneurs – How They Succeeded

Gerber, Michael E – The E Myth Revisited

Gerber, Michael E – E Myth Mastery

Gladwell, Malcolm – The Tipping Point

Gladwell, Malcolm – Outliers – The Story of Success

Godin, Seth – Tribes – We Need You to Lead Us

Godin, Seth – ‘What to Do When it’s Your Turn’ – [And it’s Always Your Turn]

Gowor, Emily – The Unlikely Entrepreneur – A Spiritual Guide to Business and Your Path of Greatest Evolution

Guber, Peter – Tell To Win – Connect, Persuade and Triumph with the Hidden Power of Story

Hardy, Leonard – Marketing For Profit

Harkavy, Daniel – Becoming a Coaching Leader

Heller, Robert – The Business of Winning

Herald, Justin – So You Have a Great Idea for a Business… Now What?

Hopkins, Tom – How to Master the Art of Selling

Johnson & Wilson, Spencer & Larry – The One Minute Sales Person

Jones & Cooper, Andrew & Cary – Combating Managerial Obsolescence

Lewis, Dr David – Winning New Business – How to Plan & Deliver Successful Sales Presentations

Maxwell, John C – The 21 Irrefutable Laws of Leadership

McCormack, Mark H – What They Don’t Teach You at Harvard Business School

McCormack, Mark H – The 110% Solution

Milojevic, Angelique – Entrepreneurs Under The Radar

Mitchell, Euan – Self-Publishing Made Simple

Mogano M – How to Start and Run Your Own Business

Moss, G – Revitalize Your Business

Montoya & Vandehey, Peter and Tim – The Brand Called You – Create a Personal Brand that Wins Attention and Grows Your Business

O’Toole, Tom – Breadwinner – A Fresh Approach to Business Success

Patterson, Grenny, McMillan & Switzler, Kerry, Joseph, Ron and Al – Crucial Conversations – Tools for Talking when Stakes are High

Perera, Gihan – Fast, Flat and Free – How the Internet has Changed Your Business

Peters, Thomas J – In Search of Excellence

Roberts, Wess – Leadership Secrets of Attila the Hun

Ryan & Moore, Kevin & Dennis – Making Fun Work

Salt, Bernard – Man Drought and Other Social Issues of the New Century

Sanders, Tim – Love is the Killer App – How To Win Business & Influence Friends

Sharma, Robin – The Leader Who Had No Title – A modern fable on real success in business and in life

Stewart, Rosemary – The Reality of Management

Trump and Zanker, Donald & Bill – Think Big – Make it Happen in Business and Life

Tzu, Sun – The Art of War

Young, Trevor – How to Leverage Social Media and Content Marketing to Micro-domination – Build a Mini-Business Empire Around Your Personal Brand

Other Genres:

Page 2 – Self-Help & Motivational, The Mind, NLP & Programming Yourself to Succeed

Page 3 – Biographies & Auto-Biographies

Page 4 – Money and Financial Planning

Page 5 – Other Good Books