Ryan Holiday's book explains the concept of growth hacking and the mindset one needs to think of marketing in the modern world. His advice is applicable to businesses of all kinds, but especially if you're trying to reach a consumer base with your ecommerce store.
Rob Fitzpatrick has written the most essential book on validating your business ideas correctly and in a way that is practical and will save you time, money, and heartbreak. It's a short book that basically says that you shouldn't ask anyone if your business is a good idea, because it's a bad question and everyone is bound to lie in varying degrees. It's not their responsibility to tell you the truth, but yours to extract it correctly. And this book can teach you how.
Learn the framework that successful companies have implemented to gain traction for their product and scale successfully. Identify the marketing channels that make sense for your company, given its unique properties, in this book by Gabriel Weinberg (Founder, DuckDuckGo) and Justin Mares (Founder, Kettle & Fire).
World-renowned psychologist Carol S. Dweck discovered after decades of research a simple but groundbreaking idea: the power of mindset. More specifically, Fixed mindset vs Growth mindset. In this book, she shows how success in school, work, sports, the arts, and every other area of human endeavor is dramatically influenced by how we think about our talents and abilities.
From the man Time magazine called "the most sought after wizard in the business" comes a handbook on how to produce advertising that sells. Read this insightful and engrossing book whether you're an advertising buff or even otherwise.
This book is a marketer's take on how influential blogs are in our lives become, and why that's something to worry about. Ryan Holiday outlines the parts of the internet that is broken, and includes detailed stories and confessions of his own on how he gamed the very same system to generate press for his clients.