While it might seem a bit old fashioned in some sense, I still believe in the power of a good book. A good business book, for instance, is able to provide you with all the right information and a sense of guidance in relation to the topic it covers. Unlike the internet, a book can keep you from becoming overloaded with too much information or with too many ideas and it can help you achieve your goals in a more logical ways. Books, can keep you grounded, focused, and offer timeless information.
At first glance however, the world of business books is a little overwhelming. Business is a huge topic with an abundance of information. There are subcategories ranging from finance to habit setting and entrepreneurship to manifestation. So, it’s no wonder that it can be hard to find the best starting point.
So today, I’ve listed five of the best business books to get you started.
How to Win Friends and Influence People– by Dale Carnegie
A non-business, business book that can change your beliefs and how you interact with people, both in the business world, and in real life. How to Win Friends and Influence People will teach you how to become popular, increase the number of friends you have, and become super-savvy in business meetings. It is known for being the number one book to re-frame your social interactions. Since we all know that social interactions and relationships are the key to having a successful career or building your own business, How to Win Friends and Influence People, gets the number one spot in our list!
The Power of Habit: Why We Do What We Do in Life and in Business –by Charles Duhigg.
This book explains why habits exist and how to change them by focusing on human nature. The idea of The Power of Habit, is that if you can understand and change a habit, then you can change both your home life and your work life. It is common knowledge that some of the most successful people (in all areas of life) use habits to accomplish their goals. This is why The Power of Habit made our number two position.
Tools of Titans: The Tactics, Routines, and Habits of Billionaires, Icons, and World-Class Performers– Tim Ferriss
This book is by one of my favorite authors, Tim Ferriss. If you haven’t heard of Tim, he’s the mastermind behind the 4 Hour Work Week and the 4 Hour Body, both of which are amazing books that can change your life. He also runs a podcast interviewing the world’s most successful people. Through that podcast, this book, Tools of the Titans, was born. Tools of the Titans is a summary of the habits, mindsets and life advice of the world’s most successful. We chose to make this book number three, because it provides practical advice and insight on reaching your goals and becoming successful in business.
E Myth Revisited: Why Most Small Businesses Don’t Work and What to do About It– by Michael E. Gerber.
If you’re looking at business books to start your own business, this is required reading. E Myth Revisited is all about making business work for you. Gerber show you how to do this by dispelling myths about small business. He also gives you guidance and steps to work towards building a successful business. We’re including E Myth Revisitedbecause many people who are looking to self-educate in the business world, are looking at pursing their own businesses. If this isn’t you, then check out the next book on our list.
Business Adventures: Twelve Classic Tales from the World of Wall Street– by John Brooks.
We’ve already talked about a few books that can help you in self-improvement and business improvement whether you’re an entrepreneur or a CEO. We’ve also mentioned a book specifically for small business entrepreneurs. So, this book made the list because it covers a different side of business-Wall Street. An interesting fact about this book, is that it is Bill Gates’ favorite book. If it’s good enough for him, it’s good enough for us. Business Adventures might be a collection of stories, but it also shows the intricacies and inner workings of the corporate world that are still applicable today. Business Adventures is also considered to be a brilliant look inside the financial aspects of Wall Street. So if you’re looking to learn about the inner workings of corporate companies or Wall Street, this is a book you should definitely consider.
So there you have it! Five of the best business books to jump into!