Recommended time management books

There’s no shortage of books on productivity and time management. But where do you start?

Below I list the best books (in no particular order) that I have read myself and that I think are particularly helpful for entrepreneurs. For the productivity books that I have written a review about, I link to my review as well.

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All the recommended books on this page follow the mom rule: If I would not recommend it to my mom, it does not get on the site.

The Slight Edge - Jeff Olson

The Slight Edge

Jeff Olson

A great book about the compound effect of good (and bad) habits.

Recommended if you want to know more on what it takes to be successful, or if struggle with building good habits.

The 7 habits of highly effective people

Stephen R. Covey

This classic stands the test of time. Many principles (like the time management matrix) are still used by many successful entrepreneurs on a daily basis. It’s not a pure time management book, but one of the best personal development books ever written.

Recommended if you’re interested in personal development and get more success in your personal life and your business.

Stephen Covey - 7 habits of highly effective people

The One Thing

Gary Keller

The One Thing explains the success habit to overcome the six lies that block our success, beat the seven thieves that steal time and leverage the laws of purpose, priority, and productivity.

15 secrets successful people know about time management

Kevin Kruse

A collection of the 15 most valueable time management tips, based on research of over 250 top performers (including hundreds of entrepreneurs). The author explains well why the tips are valuable, but also includes lots of quotes of top performers to see how they put it in their own words.

Recommended if you want to get better at time management, but don’t have a specific area in mind that you need to focus on.

15 secrets successful people know about time management - Kevin Kruse