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The Seven Best Books on Financial Leadership

The Seven Best Books on Financial Leadership

Finance is a dynamic field, and it requires a complete and fundamental understanding of financial markets, economic theory, and investing methods. Finance professionals always increase their knowledge and skills to become well-rounded. This is why reading books by financial professionals who have been there and done that. All seven books below will help you accomplish that, so do give them a read.

1. Ben Graham’s “The Intelligent Investor”

Benjamin Graham has written an excellent book on establishing long-term investing plans, evading common errors, and investing in stocks and bonds with a safety margin. So many financial gurus have given this book a lot of kudos, especially luminaries like Warren Buffet, who holds it as the best investing book ever published.

2. Thomas J. Stanley and William D. Danko’s “The Millionaire Next Door”

“The Millionaire Next Door” is one book that challenges the status quo of what it means to be a millionaire. Millionaires are generally known to be very big spenders, but the book busts that myth. The book examines the habits of those millionaires who have found financial success through a mix of thrift, diligence, and sound investing. It does not matter how much one earns; the book provides excellent tips on wealth accumulation and a financially responsible life.

3. Robert Kiyosaki’s “Rich Dad, Poor Dad”

Robert Kiyosaki has become well-known in the field of personal finance and is heralded by many business gurus and coaches. The book is a story of two fathers; and one of those is his actual father, and the other is the father of his best friend. He has approached money management in light of the thoughts and feelings of two fathers who are from differing backgrounds. This goes down as perhaps the best book on wealth creation, real estate investing, and starting a business.

4. Dave Ramsey’s “The Complete Money Makeover”

“The Complete Money Makeover” by Dave Ramsey is an outstanding personal finance where the emphasis is on debt elimination and wealth increment. It is an excellent boom that provides a stepwise strategy for paying debt off, keeping cash on the side, and making sound future investments. The information in the book is insightful for anyone and also very practical, so one can apply the information right away.

5. George S. Clason’s “The Richest Man in Babylon”

This excellent book is different from the rest because it speaks of a fictional yet affluent character, Arkad, who offers excellent financial advice to his friends in the setting of ancient Babylon. The book offers advice on wealth accumulation via sound investing and saving. The book is very easy to read, and anyone can benefit from reading it.

6. John C. Bogle’s “The Little Book of Common Sense Investing”

John C. Bogle’s book offers excellent low-cost and passive investing. He is the founder of the Vanguard Group, which is highly regarded as one of the largest global investment firms. There is a plethora of advice on investing in index funds and avoiding the high costs of active management. Therefore, the book provides readers with some excellent information that is very practical and applicable to everyone.

7. Morgan Housel’s “The Psychology of Money”

“The Psychology of Money” by Morgan Housel weaves a complex connection between monetary behavior and value. This book examines the way prejudices and emotions impact strategies and financial decisions and how one can overcome them. It is easy to read and provides excellent ideas that readers can apply practically.

All seven books in the list are from influential figures in the finance field and can teach us how to make sound financial decisions. Each book offers interesting and valuable insights into investing, saving, and wealth accumulation. The idea is to establish a long-term investing strategy and use those as a base for further wealth accumulation, and these books fit the bill.



Michael Stickler is a best-selling author and internationally sought-after speaker. His highly acclaimed work includes Cliven Bundy: American Terrorist Patriot, Journey to Generosity, and Life Without Reservation. His 19th book, Ghost Patriot is his first book in the political fiction genre, and it is quickly approaching best-seller status. When not traveling the world as an author/speaker, you might find Michael in the foothills of the Sierra Nevada, or on a beach near Playa Del Carmen, Mexico, writing his next book. He is also the Founder of Leadership Books.

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