The Top Business Books
If you're interested in the world of business, there are a huge number of books written each year on the topic. To help you keep up to date and to identify any interesting books which you might have missed, today we're sharing a list of the top bestselling books in the field of business.
1. Tools Of Titans: The Tactics, Routines, and Habits of Billionaires, Icons, and World-Class Performers - Tim Ferriss
Tim Ferriss of “The 4-Hour Workweek” fame has a new book out which features advice collected from various industry leaders, creatives, and entrepreneurs whom Ferriss has interviewed over the last few years. It has tips on management, productivity, wealth, and much more.
2. Black Edge: Inside Information, Dirty Money, and the Quest to Bring Down the Most Wanted Man on Wall Street - Sheelah Kolhatkar
This book chronicles the real-life misadventures of Steven A. Cohen, the billionaire trader who created hedge fund SAC Capital and then perpetrated the largest insider trading scandal in the history of the field.
3. Shoe Dog: A Memoir by the Creator of Nike - Phil Knight
A memoir by Phil Knight, the man who founded multi-million dollar brand Nike, describing the early days of the company and how it evolved over time into the huge business it is today.
4. Spark: How to Lead Yourself and Others to Greater Success - Angie Morgan, Courtney Lynch, and Sean Lynch
This book offers advice on leadership and bringing out the best in yourself and your employees by creating the conditions in your company to encourage success, whatever place you occupy on the organizational ladder.
5. Building The Internet Of Things: Implement New Business Models, Disrupt Competitors, Transform Your Industry - Maciej Kranz
The Internet of Things is one of the biggest trends in industry right now, and this book aims to explore how this transformation can be worked into your business models. The practical advice for business managers will help them to make the most of this trend.
6. Pre-Suasion: A Revolutionary Way to Influence and Persuade - Robert Cialdini
Psychologist Robert Cialdini is known for his research and theories on influence and persuasion, particularly as applied to marketing. This book focuses on what he terms “pre-suasion”, meaning gaining agreement with a message before it has been sent, which makes it a must-read for marketers.
7. Hustle: The Power to Charge Your Life with Money, Meaning, and Momentum - Neil Patel, Patrick Vlaskovits and Jonas Koffler
A self-improvement book which offers advice from entrepreneurs and consultants about how managing your money can help to improve your quality of life. Part career guide, part financial advice, part motivational tome, this book will be helpful for those looking for direction in their business and their life.
8. A Perfect Score: The Art, Soul, and Business of a 21st-Century Winery - Kathryn Hall and Craig Hall
A husband and wife winemaking duo chronicle their experiences running a winery in the exclusive Napa Valley, and the steps that went towards creating a wine which was given the rare honour of a perfect score in Wine Advocate, one of the most prominent wine magazines. The lessons they teach regarding business practice will be relevant to those outside of the wine industry too.
9. The Power Of Habit: Why We Do What We Do in Life and Business - Charles Duhigg
Charles Duhigg is a Pulitzer Prize-winning business reporter, here sharing an overview of why it is that humans tend to create and stick to habits, both in our personal lives and in business. He covers a wide range of topics to look at the way in which habits work and how they can be used to promote success.
10. Contagious: Why Things Catch On - Jonah Berger
So many businesses try to get their ideas or products to “go viral” - but why is it that some ideas spread and others don't? Author Daniel Gilbert, known for his bestseller Stumbling on Happiness, looks at the explanations for the ways in which information is spread, from Youtube hits to workplace rumours.
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