Books on Business- a Good Read Can Really Make the Difference
We all know knowledge is one of the keys to success. But the true key is finding the right knowledge to unlock the door to your success. You may not know in which medium this knowledge lies, but it only takes one sentence — one pivotal idea — to propel your business to new heights.
Let’s take a look at some of the best books to build your business knowledge. They’ve provided the right keys for many people. Maybe they can provide it for you as well.
Ca$hverising, by Drew Eric Whitman
You’ve been played by advertising companies your whole life to buy products you don’t even need. Now the secrets are out, and Drew Eric Whitman is showing you exactly how to apply those principles to your own business ventures.
Drive, by Daniel Pink
Leadership is charged with managing people. Good managers understand what motivates people to do what they do, and then use those triggers to get the best work out of them. Drive explains the reasoning behind these motivational factors.
A classic must-read in the business world, Think and Grow Rich expounds on the characteristics of highly successful people and lays out an actionable foundation for readers to follow. Published in 1937, it remains a timeless source of professional knowledge.
Good To Great, by Jim Collins
Jim Collins provides insight into some of the most prolific companies and their rise to greatness. While every entrepreneur should forge their own path, there is no reason not to absorb as much as you can from the successes and failures of those before you.
The Speed of Trust, by Stephen M.R. Covey
The Speed of Trust gives leaders invaluable advice. The book describes four principles of trust, a crucial trait for others to have in you and for you to have in yourself.
How to Win Friends and Influence People, by Dale Carnegie
As much of a personal development book as a guide to doing business, Dale Carnegie does an impeccable job of explaining the best ways to handle people. Much of his advice involves resisting our natural tendencies that actually push people away, and working hard to influence people in ways that benefit both you and them.
The Tipping Point, by Malcolm Gladwell
The Tipping Point describes one thing in its entirety: Going viral. Malcolm Gladwell isn’t just talking about YouTube videos or inspirational stories, but the sociology behind what makes things explode in the public eye. If you want your business to go viral, you better take a look at what Malcolm Gladwell has to say.
The 7 Habits Of Highly Effective People, by Stephen R. Covey
As the title suggests, this book delves into the rituals people undergo to optimize their life. These habits include being proactive, thinking with a win-win attitude, genuine listening, and working with others. A business person’s success can be largely attributed to the habits they foster.
Getting Things Done: The Art of Stress-Free Productivity by David Allen
As a principle, David Allen emphasizes getting ideas out of your mind and into the external world. From there, they can be handled in the least stressful and most productive way. He presents actionable steps to execute your chosen ideas and lead them to success. As any leader knows, the most important part of any project is its execution.
Do What You Love And The Money Will Follow, by Marsha Sinetar
Do What You Love And The Money Will Follow explains why doing what you love is so important to the success and longevity of your life and business. Marsha Sinetar discusses discovering your talents, dealing with self-defeating thoughts, and finding a career that sings to your passion.