While planning for business succession, I looked for resources that could provide me with as much insight on transitioning my family business and building a business that lasts. I found that many of these books not only helped me develop succession plan strategies but also helped me build my business to where it is today. Consistent learning is an essential part of growing your family business for years to come.

These are my top recommendations in no particular order.

the 10x rule

The 10X Rule: The Only Difference Between Success and Failure
Grant Cardone

Great book about finding your goals and multiplying the effort it takes to achieve them.


If You're Not First You're Last BookIf You’re Not First, You’re Last: Sales Strategies to Dominate Your Market and Beat Your Competition
Grant Cardone

A book about striving to be the top in your industry by boosting sales, increasing margins, and seizing new opportunities.



Image result for good to great why some companies jim collins"Good to Great: Why Some Companies Make the Leap and Others Don’t
Jim C. Collins

A book on transitioning a company from good to great and sustaining those changes.



Image result for built to last jim"Built to Last: Successful Habits of Visionary Companies.
Jim C. Collins

A Book about what makes successful companies tick.



Image result for every familys business"Every Family’s Business
Thomas Deans

A book on family business succession and continuing your business through generations.



Image result for secrets of millionaire mind"Secrets of the Millionaire Mind: Mastering the Inner Game of Wealth
T. Harv Eker

A book about how the wealthy think and act differently than the average person.



Image result for e myth revisited"The E-Myth Revisited: Why Most Small Businesses Don’t Work and What to Do About It
Michael Gerber

A book on growing your business in a productive way.



Image result for build your family bank"Build Your Family Bank: A winning Vision For Multigenerational Wealth
Emily Griffiths-Hamilton

A book on strategies for building successful wealth transitions.



Image result for rich dad poor dad"Rich Dad Poor Dad
Robert Kiyosaki

A book on personal finance and building wealth.



Image result for rich kid smart kid"Rich Kid Smart Kid: Giving Your Child a Financial Head Start
Robert Kiyosaki

A book on teaching children the fundamentals of finance.



I hope these books can help you as much as they helped me. If you have any recommendations for me to read, I’d love to hear in the comments!