There’s just not enough time in the day to work, build a business, nurture a family and still have time to read all the books that you want.
Not to mention that there are so many options to choose from… hundreds of bestseller books and thousands of opinions!
This Best Business Books list has been hand-picked by our team – business people who know exactly what it takes to build a successful business. We know what you need to read and we’ve made your life easier by sorting out all *the options!
In “The Intelligent Investor,” first published in 1949, value-investing pioneer Benjamin Graham offered realistic financial advice for individuals and businesses looking to grow their wealth.
This book proves that money isn’t everything—you can be rich on the inside.
Unlike many investment guides, Graham’s philosophy emphasizes minimizing losses rather than maximizing profits.
He provides advice and assistance in shaping an investment policy.
No matter how hard you try, yesterday’s methods just don’t work in today’s world. In Getting Things Done, veteran coach and management consultant David Allen shares the breakthrough methods for stress-free performance that he has introduced to tens of thousands of people across the country—and it can help anyone!
To be productive, Allen believes that we must first relax. Only then can our minds become clear and organized enough for us to achieve effective productivity and unleash our creative potential.
This book is a necessary business read, as it teaches readers how to transform the way we work by de-stressing and organizing—two things that are vital for success.
David Allen’s book, Getting Things Done: The Art of Stress-Free Productivity, presents realistic productivity systems and the ways in which we can implement them.
The consensus among corporate executives is clear: MBA programs are a waste of time and money. Even the elite schools offer outdated assembly-line educations about profit-and-loss statements and PowerPoint presentations—as well as unhelpful advice on leadership.
After two years of reading about business in sanitized case studies, students are sent off into the world to find out how it really works. Josh Kaufman has made a career distilling the core principles of business and delivering them quickly—to people at all stages of their careers.
In The Personal MBA, he distills the best business books into their most essential concepts and applies them to real-world situations.
Lean In, by Sheryl Sandberg, has become a cultural phenomenon and its title has been embraced as an inspirational slogan for women.
The book rose quickly to the top of bestseller lists internationally and sparked conversations around women’s ambition.
Sandberg’s crusade to change the way women are treated in the workplace—and her willingness to talk about it openly, as she had never encountered a woman who’d done that before.
When you ask most women whether they have the right to equality at work, their answer will be a resounding yes. But when you ask these same women whether they’d feel confident asking for a raise or promotion if they deserved one—even though equal pay is required by law—some reticence creeps in.
Sheryl Sandberg, COO of Facebook and one of Fortune magazine’s Most Powerful Women in Business, draws on her own experience working at some of the world’s most successful businesses to offer women advice about how they can help themselves get ahead.
The seminal and hugely popular go-to resource for influence and persuasion—a world renowned bestseller, with over 5 million copies sold—has been revised to include new research, new insights, new examples and online applications.
Robert Cialdini, bestselling author of Pre-Suasion and the seminal expert in the fields of influence and persuasion, explains in this new edition why people say yes—and how to ethically apply these insights so you get more done with less effort.
Drawing on memorable stories and relatable examples, Cialdini makes this crucially important subject surprisingly easy to understand. With Cialdini as a guide, you don’t have to be a scientist—or even interested in science—to learn how these principles operate.
You will learn the six principles that dictate human behavior: reciprocity, social validation, commitment and consistency, authority/status (including a new application of it), liking/ingroup bias. They are all incredibly useful for influencing others; we’ll also show how to avoid being taken advantage of when you don’t have power or status in your organization.
Without understanding the intricacies of these principles, you may be giving up control to someone else.
In the end, there are tons of options out there. We focused on the more well-known business books for business minds, but if you know of a great book we missed, let us know. It’s through sharing that we can all build upon each other and learn from one another’s unique perspective.