Reading business books can uplift your business insight. If you want to expand your business? Want to increase your business skills? Reading books will surely help you as the common saying:
‘The more you read, the more you’ll learn, and the more you learn, the more you’ll earn.’
Here is the list of all-time favorite business books, that will help you grow your business:
An instant classic, this revised and updated edition of the phenomenal bestseller dispel the myths about starting your own business. Small business consultant and author Michael E. Gerber, with sharp insight gained from years of experience, points out how common assumptions, expectations, and even technical expertise can get in the way of running a successful business.
Gerber walks you through the steps in the life of a business—from entrepreneurial infancy through adolescent growing pains to the mature entrepreneurial perspective: the guiding light of all businesses that succeed—and shows how to apply the lessons of franchising to any business, whether or not it is a franchise. Most importantly, Gerber draws the vital, often overlooked the distinction between working on your business and working in your business.
The E-Myth Revisited will help you grow your business in a productive, assured way.
The Personal MBA: A World-Class Business Education in a Single Volume is a business book written by Josh Kaufman.
This is a book that has thousands of people about every single aspect of business there is. It presents to readers a broad spectrum of knowledge. This will help them transform their business, career, or even their working life forever. The author tells the readers that studying an MBA at either a top school or even a normal school involves a huge investment of time, exertion and cold hard money depends on their life goals. If the reader does not want to work in an investment bank, or a consulting firm, then it probably will not be worth it.
This book gives readers the hard truth about what they need to know. This book allows readers to learn for themselves what they need to know. It provides them with tools without having to attend university. It gives readers the mental models in every subject that they will find necessary for commercial success. It teaches readers about different topics such as products, marketing, sales, and finances. It also teaches readers about human psychology, creating systems and teamwork. This book gives readers the confidence to beat the average MBA graduate.
Rework is a unique business book that shows the reader a better, faster, easier way to be successful in business. The book tells the reader why plans are truly harmful, why people don’t need outside investors and why a person is better ignoring the competition.
The book tells the reader what you need to be successful which is to stop talking and start working. This book shows the reader the right way. It teaches the reader how to be more creative, how to get exposure without wasting money and tons of other senseless thoughts that will motivate and provoke the reader.
Its straightforward language and easy approach make ‘Rework’ the perfect playbook for anyone who’s ever dreamed of doing it on their own. Committed businesspersons, small-business owners, people stuck in day jobs they hate, victims of “rationalizing,” and artists who don’t want to famish anymore will all find valuable guidance in these pages.
The book, ‘Hooked: How to Build Habit-Forming Products’ is an effective book for people who want to learn the art of selling products. This book derives strategies from stories of products that have made it big in their respective industries whilst citing the reasons for their success. Filled with critical insights, the usage of examples and anecdotes makes the content engaging and refreshing. The book is authored by Nir Eyal and was published by Portfolio Penguin publication in 2014. This book has received positive responses across the world and was in the list of Wall Street Journal business ‘best selling’ books.
The market is full of products that have similar qualities. However, very few of these products grow successful over the years.
What makes these products successful? This book tries to analyze this question and looks to find the answer using definitive research and a wide range of methodologies. This book also talks about the ‘Hook Model’ that involves a four-step process focusing on consumer behavior. This model talks about the reasons why few products catch our attention amongst an extensive range and the various brand strategies which work. Then, there is the concept of ‘hook cycles’ which deals with bringing people back to the products again and again even without the use of regular advertising. After careful analysis, the author gives various techniques that enable the readers to create a system that allows them to form these hook cycles. The basic idea of these systems is to reach the heart of consumers and understand their likes and dislikes.
What do the $350 million Ford Motor Company disaster known as the Edsel, the fast and incredible rise of Xerox, and the unbelievable scandals at General Electric and Texas Gulf Sulphur have in common? Each is an example of how an iconic company was defined by a particular moment of fame or notoriety. These notable and fascinating accounts are as relevant today to understanding the intricacies of corporate life as they were when the events happened. Stories about Wall Street are infused with drama and adventure and reveal the machinations and volatile nature of the world of finance. John Brooks’s insightful reportage is so full of personality and critical detail that whether he is looking at the astounding market crash of 1962, the collapse of a well‐known brokerage firm, or the bold attempt by American bankers to save the British pound, one gets the sense that history does repeat itself. This business classic written by longtime New Yorker contributor John Brooks is an insightful and engaging look into corporate and financial life in America.
‘This is not a book about charismatic visionary leaders. It is not about visionary product concepts or visionary products or visionary market insights. Nor is it about just having a corporate vision. This is a book about something far more important, enduring, and substantial. This is a book about visionary companies.’
Drawing upon a six-year research project at the Stanford University Graduate School of Business, Collins and Porras took eighteen truly exceptional and long-lasting companies and studied each company in direct comparison to one of its top competitors. They examined the companies from their very beginnings to the present day – as start-ups, as midsize companies, and as large corporations. Throughout, the authors asked: ‘What makes the truly exceptional companies different from other companies?’
Filled with hundreds of specific examples and organized into
a coherent framework of practical concepts that can be applied by managers and entrepreneurs at all levels, Built to Last provides a master blueprint for building organizations that will prosper long into the twenty-first century and beyond.
The ultimate business how-to book by the icon of American business and one of the world’s most revered and respected leaders, Jack Welch, former CEO of General Electric.
Jack Welch knows how to win. During his 40-year career at General Electric, he led the company to year-after-year success around the globe, in multiple markets, against brutal competition. He’s honest, be-the-best style of management became the gold standard in business, with his relentless focus on people, teamwork, and profits.
Winning is devoted to the real “stuff” of work, looking both inside the company, from leadership to picking winners to make change happen, and outside the company, at a competition, strategy, and mergers. And it focuses on managing your career – from finding the right job to achieving work-life balance.
Jack’s optimistic, no excuses, get-it-done mind-set is riveting. Packed with personal anecdotes and written in his distinctive no-nonsense voice, Winning offers deep insights, original thinking, and solutions to nuts-and-bolts problems that will change the way people think about work.
Bill Campbell played an instrumental role in the growth of several prominent companies, such as Google, Apple, and Intuit, fostering deep relationships with Silicon Valley visionaries, including Steve Jobs, Larry Page, and Eric Schmidt. Also, this business genius mentored dozens of other important leaders on both coasts, from entrepreneurs to venture capitalists to educators to football players, leaving behind a legacy of growing companies, successful people, respect, friendship, and love after his death in 2016.
Leaders at Google for over a decade, Eric Schmidt, Jonathan Rosenberg, and Alan Eagle experienced firsthand how the man fondly known as Coach Bill built trusting relationships, fostered personal growth – even in those at the pinnacle of their careers – inspired courage, and identified and resolved simmering tensions that inevitably arise in fast-moving environments. To honor their mentor and inspire and teach future generations, they have codified his wisdom in this essential guide.
Based on interviews with over eighty people who knew and loved Bill Campbell, Trillion Dollar Coach explains the Coach’s principles and illustrates them with stories from the many great people and companies with which he worked. The result is a blueprint for forward-thinking business leaders and managers that will help them create higher performing and faster-moving cultures, teams, and companies.
The modern-day world is a witness to innumerable business empires that need effective management to remain at par with growing competition. The author makes use of the aphorisms or sutras proposed in Chanakya’s book called Arthasastra (Economics), in the management and functioning of modern-day businesses.
Corporate Chanakya is divided into three major sections – Leadership, Management, and Training. The author chooses the aptest sutras to provide tricks to achieve success in all these fields. in the leadership section, he explains the importance of a leader’s foresight, vision, enthusiasm and positive approach to handling situations. The author also gives you tips on making effective decisions, time management and creating a lasting impact to generate business.
Corporate professionals and leaders, small and big scale entrepreneurs and even students aspiring to work in the corporate environment can make use of Corporate Chanakya for lasting success.
‘Good To Great: Why Some Companies Make The Leap… And Others Don’t’ is a book that focuses on the concepts which when followed can make a mere good company, a great one! The theories are given to help the companies to be successful in their business. The author and his expert team set out to find solutions for the handicaps that the small and mediocre companies have to face. The problems can range from the initial teething problems to the mid-life-business feeling of just being good and not great! Their main focus is to help out those businesses which do not have any Godfather in the corporate industry.