Here is a list of books I recommend to everyone, as they have typically been recommended to me by many of the successful people I follow.

As a side note, it is very interesting to me how much of these books might be about personal life or business or be categorized another way.  However, the principles generally work for both personal and business.  And in most cases they work for all areas of life.

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List of books:

How to win friends & influence people - Dale Carnegie
Many successful people refer to this book as one of the most important books to read.

Principles: Life and Work - Ray Dalio
This guy is rich, and he lays out his principles that will guide you to success.

The 7 Habits of Highly Effective People - Stephan R Covey
I like how this book is written and find the author very effective conveys the messages in easy to understand stories.  The stories used in the book, I can easily use to share the lesson with other people as well.  This book is largely about principles and how following principles leads to long term success.  Learning the principles is, to me, very important, and I can see how they lead to or rather create success.