The 3 Essential Books That Might Be the Key to Your Success

by Daniel Barna

For every great book about career advice that’s worth reading, there are about 10 that aren’t. In an era when all anyone needs is a WiFi connection to be a so-called “expert” on something, it’s important to be able to separate the wheat from the chaff. Thankfully, Business Insider compiled a list of seminal career books that are still as relevant now as the day they were written. Check them out below.

Think and Grow Rich by Napoleon Hill was written in the 1930s, when the country was coming off the Great Depression. Who knows how many entrepreneurs have used this as their get-rich bible over the last several decades? But based on the lasting the popularity of Hill’s 13-step program to finding success, we’re guessing quite a few.

It’s safe to say that How to Win Friends and Influence People, which was written by Dale Carnegie in 1936, is the holy grail when it comes to books whose aim it is to help its readers find success. The book is known for its pointers on how to get people to see things your way, and its most famous proponent still has the diploma he earned from taking Carnegie’s class—which was based on the book—when he was just 20 years old. His name? Warren Buffet.

Finally, if you’re looking for some advice on how to find a new job or find happiness with the one you currently hold, Business Insider recommends The Pathfinder by Nicholas Lore. With over 100 self-assessments, it will really make you examine how you got to where you are and whether or not you’re meant to be somewhere else.

For more books on finding career success, see Business Insider's full list.

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