Our Top Picks

Barbarians-At-the-Gate
Barbarians At the Gate
  • Authors: Bryan Burrough & John Helyar
  • Year Published: 1989
  • Page Count: 592
  • Publisher: Harper Business
Many business experts, including former General Electric chairman Jeff Immelt and the prominent financial columnist Andrew Ross Sorkin, have named "Barbarians at the Gate: The Fall of RJR Nabisco" as their favorite business book. It's easy to see why this title is so popular — the twists and turns that lead to the collapse of RJR Nabisco make this book as much of a page-turner as any airport rack mystery or thriller.

On a practical level, this book is only useful for corporate executives — small business owners don't need to worry about leveraged buyouts, hostile takeovers, and similar actions. But in terms of entertainment value, this is a great read for everyone.

Summary

Barbarians-At-the-Gate
Barbarians At the Gate
  • Starting Price
    • Paperback: $18.99
    • Hardcover: $29.99
  • Type of Business Book
    Business History
  • Audio Book Available?
    Yes
  • Other links
    https://www.barnesandnoble.com/w/barbarians-at-the-gate-bryan-burrough/1100553439

    https://www.booksamillion.com/p/Barbarians-Gate/Bryan-Burrough/9780061655555
Features
  • Authors: Bryan Burrough & John Helyar
  • Year Published: 1989
  • Page Count: 592
  • Publisher: Harper Business
Blue-Ocean-Strategy
Blue Ocean Strategy
  • Authors: W. Chan Kim & Renée Mauborgne
  • Year Published: 2016
  • Page Count: 320
  • Publisher: Harvard Business Review Press
This business book argues that most existing markets are red oceans — they've been stained by the cutthroat competition of sharks (rival businesses) feeding on the same small pool of fish (potential customers). It's difficult to find space for your business to grow with all this competition going on. This is why you should prioritize creating blue oceans, which are new submarkets within your industry that are free from competition.

"Blue Ocean Strategy, Expanded Edition: How to Create Uncontested Market Space and Make the Competition Irrelevant" reviews more than 150 strategic moves, which span more than 100 years and 30 industries, for creating your blue oceans. Originally published in 2004, we recommend the expanded edition that was published in 2016, which updates all of the examples and includes a new preface as well as two new chapters.

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Blue Ocean Strategy
  • Starting Price
    • Hardcover: $32.00
  • Type of Business Book
    Business Management
  • Audio Book Available?
    Yes
  • Other links
    https://www.barnesandnoble.com/w/blue-ocean-strategy-expanded-edition-w-chan-kim/1118897556

    https://www.booksamillion.com/p/Blue-Ocean-Strategy-Expanded/W-Chan-Kim/9781625274496
Features
  • Authors: W. Chan Kim & Renée Mauborgne
  • Year Published: 2016
  • Page Count: 320
  • Publisher: Harvard Business Review Press
Built-to-Last-Successful-Habits-of-Visionary-Companies
Built to Last: Successful Habits of Visionary Companies
  • Authors: Jim Collins & Jerry I. Porras
  • Year Published: 1994
  • Page Count: 336
  • Publisher: Harper Business
In "Built to Last: Successful Habits of Visionary Companies," you'll find detailed profiles of 18 highly successful companies. This book is based on a six-year research project at the Stanford University Graduate School of Business, and it covers exactly how each of these companies grew from startups to midsize companies to large corporations. It also reviews how the strategy used by these companies differed from what their leading competitors were doing at the time.

"Built to Last" may be more than 20 years old, but it's still full of specific examples that apply to today's business world. Anyone who is interested in growing their business needs to read this book.

Summary

Built-to-Last-Successful-Habits-of-Visionary-Companies
Built to Last: Successful Habits of Visionary Companies
  • Starting Price
    • Paperback: $18.99
    • Hardcover: $32.50
  • Type of Business Book
    Business Management
  • Audio Book Available?
    Yes
  • Other links
    https://www.barnesandnoble.com/w/built-to-last-james-c-collins/1100546002

    https://www.booksamillion.com/p/Built-Last/Jim-Collins/9780060516406
Features
  • Authors: Jim Collins & Jerry I. Porras
  • Year Published: 1994
  • Page Count: 336
  • Publisher: Harper Business
Business-Adventures-Twelve-Classic-Tales-from-the-World-of-Wall-Street
Business Adventures: Twelve Classic Tales from the World of Wall Street
  • Author: John Brooks
  • Year Published: 1969
  • Page Count: 400
  • Publisher: Open Road Media
Warren Buffett once recommended "Business Adventures: Twelve Classic Tales from the World of Wall Street" to Bill Gates as his favorite business book and even sent over his own personal copy for Gates to read — and it then became Gates' favorite business book as well.

This collection of articles that were originally published in the New Yorker covers stories, such as the meteoric rise of Xerox and the Ford Motor Company's disastrous attempt to launch a new automobile brand, Edsel. Of course, given that this collection was published back in 1969, you may not expect to learn much from Business Adventures.

But there's a reason why Buffett and Gates like this book so much. Brooks is a masterful storyteller and, in this work, he describes the qualities that make a great business leader perfectly as well as the qualities that explain why other leaders were doomed to fail.

Summary

Business-Adventures-Twelve-Classic-Tales-from-the-World-of-Wall-Street
Business Adventures: Twelve Classic Tales from the World of Wall Street
  • Starting Price
    • Paperback: $16.99
    • Hardcover: $34.99
  • Type of Business Book
    Business History
  • Audio Book Available?
    Yes
  • Other links
    https://www.barnesandnoble.com/w/business-adventures-john-brooks/1119770228

    https://www.booksamillion.com/p/Business-Adventures/John-Brooks/9781504000024
Features
  • Author: John Brooks
  • Year Published: 1969
  • Page Count: 400
  • Publisher: Open Road Media
Emotional-Intelligence Book Cover
Emotional Intelligence: Why It Can Matter More Than IQ
  • Author: Daniel Goleman
  • Year Published: 1995
  • Page Count: 352
  • Publisher: Bantam Books
This book isn't specifically about business, but it's certainly something that every manager should read.

While you do need to be smart to succeed in business, there are many intelligent people out there who just can't figure out how to turn a profit. That's because traditional intelligence is only one-half of the equation — you also need emotional intelligence (EI) to understand what your customers want and how to get the most out of your employees.

"Emotional Intelligence: Why It Can Matter More Than IQ" is the best book to read on this subject. It's especially important to have strong EI today, as more and more business interactions are taking place online rather than face-to-face, making it more of a challenge to read social cues.

Summary

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Emotional Intelligence: Why It Can Matter More Than IQ
  • Starting Price
    • Paperback: $15.99
    • Hardcover: $30.00
  • Type of Business Book
    Psychology
  • Audio Book Available?
    Yes
  • Other links
    https://www.barnesandnoble.com/w/emotional-intelligence-daniel-goleman/1125053411

    https://www.booksamillion.com/p/Emotional-Intelligence/Daniel-Goleman/9780553383713
Features
  • Author: Daniel Goleman
  • Year Published: 1995
  • Page Count: 352
  • Publisher: Bantam Books
First,-Break-All-The-Rules
First, Break All The Rules: What the World's Greatest Managers Do Differently
  • Author: Marcus Buckingham
  • Year Published: 2016
  • Page Count: 368
  • Publisher: Gallup Press
"First, Break All The Rules: What the World's Greatest Managers Do Differently" is based on a study conducted by polling company Gallup. More than 80,000 managers, including everyone from Fortune 500 CEOs to entrepreneurs who just launched their own startups, were surveyed to find out what the best managers do differently than others.

Gallup found that conventional wisdom, such as anyone can do a task with enough training and you shouldn't play favorites, is often incorrect. This book also provides you with a list of 12 questions that you can use to measure employee engagement. With this tool, you'll be able to determine which departments of your business are doing the best and which still need some improvement.

Summary

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First, Break All The Rules: What the World's Greatest Managers Do Differently
  • Starting Price
    • Hardcover: $32.00
  • Type of Business Book
    Business Management
  • Audio Book Available?
    Yes
  • Other links
    https://www.barnesandnoble.com/w/first-break-all-the-rules-gallup/1133084923

    https://www.booksamillion.com/p/First-Break-All-Rules/Gallup/9781595621115
Features
  • Author: Marcus Buckingham
  • Year Published: 2016
  • Page Count: 368
  • Publisher: Gallup Press
Good-to-Great
Good to Great: Why Some Companies Make the Leap and Others Don't
  • Author: Jim Collins
  • Year Published: 2001
  • Page Count: 320
  • Publisher: Harper Business
Jim Collins is also the author of another entry on this list, "Built to Last." In that book, he focused on real-life lessons that entrepreneurs should keep in mind when they're just starting out.

But what about businesses that have already been established for years? What can they do to become more successful? In this follow-up, Collins analyzes 28 companies that made the leap from good to great to uncover why these businesses were able to succeed where others failed. An incredible amount of research went into this book (Collins read through thousands of pages of interviews that were conducted with the leadership of these companies), and it includes some truly valuable insights on management.

Summary

Good-to-Great
Good to Great: Why Some Companies Make the Leap and Others Don't
  • Starting Price
    • Hardcover: $32.50
  • Type of Business Book
    Business Management
  • Audio Book Available?
    Yes
  • Other links
    https://www.barnesandnoble.com/w/good-to-great-jim-collins/1101967348

    https://www.booksamillion.com/product/A16422297911
Features
  • Author: Jim Collins
  • Year Published: 2001
  • Page Count: 320
  • Publisher: Harper Business
Guerilla-Marketing
Guerilla Marketing: Easy and Inexpensive Strategies for Making Big Profits from Your Small Business, 4th edition
  • Author: Jay Conrad Levinson
  • Year Published: 2007
  • Page Count: 384
  • Publisher: Mariner Books
In 1983, the original "Guerilla Marketing: Easy and Inexpensive Strategies for Making Big Profits from Your Small Business" provided businesses with hundreds of good ideas for finding new customers and ensuring that your current customers keep choosing your business over their other options.

But things are a lot different now than they were back in the 1980s. In the most recent edition of "Guerilla Marketing," outdated examples from the original version have been updated or replaced, and there's new content on subjects, such as internet advertising, telecommuting, and freelance employees. You won't be able to make any sales if no one knows about your business — "Guerilla Marketing" is a must-read for those who are just starting out and trying to get their name out there.

Summary

Guerilla-Marketing
Guerilla Marketing: Easy and Inexpensive Strategies for Making Big Profits from Your Small Business, 4th edition
  • Starting Price
    • Paperback: $15.99
  • Type of Business Book
    Marketing
  • Audio Book Available?
    Yes
  • Other links
    https://www.barnesandnoble.com/w/guerrilla-marketing-4th-edition-jay-conrad-levinson-president/1111826898

    https://www.booksamillion.com/p/Guerrilla-Marketing/Jay-Conrad-Levinson/9780618785919
Features
  • Author: Jay Conrad Levinson
  • Year Published: 2007
  • Page Count: 384
  • Publisher: Mariner Books
How-to-Win-Friends-and-Influence-People
How to Win Friends and Influence People
  • Author: Dale Carnegie
  • Year Published: 1936
  • Page Count: 291
  • Publisher: Simon & Schuster
With more than 15 million copies sold, "How to Win Friends and Influence People" is not only one of the most popular business books but one of the most popular books of all time. Buffett himself said that taking a course on the book as a young man "changed my life."

In this book, you'll find six ways to make people like you, 12 ways to win people over to your way of thinking, and leadership tips on how to change people without giving offense or arousing resentment.

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How-to-Win-Friends-and-Influence-People
How to Win Friends and Influence People
  • Starting Price
    • Paperback: $16.99
    • Hardcover: $28.00
  • Type of Business Book
    Psychology
  • Audio Book Available?
    Yes
  • Other links
    https://www.barnesandnoble.com/w/how-to-win-friends-and-influence-people-dale-carnegie/1100370318

    https://www.booksamillion.com/p/How-Win-Friends-Influence-People/Dale-Carnegie/9780671027032
Features
  • Author: Dale Carnegie
  • Year Published: 1936
  • Page Count: 291
  • Publisher: Simon & Schuster
Influence-The-Psychology-of-Persuasion
Influence: The Psychology of Persuasion
  • Author: Robert Cialdini
  • Year Published: 2006
  • Page Count: 336
  • Publisher: Harper Business
Whether you're trying to convince potential customers to make a purchase or motivate your employees to put in 100 percent effort, managing a business often requires you to persuade someone to do something that you want them to do.

"Influence: The Psychology of Persuasion, Revised Edition" is an excellent guide on the most tried-and-true persuasion techniques. Cialdini, who has a Ph.D. in psychology, spent three years working undercover at used car dealerships, fundraising organizations, and telemarketing firms to observe how persuasion works in real-life situations. He found that the art of persuasion can be broken down into six key principles: reciprocity, consistency, social proof, authority, liking, and scarcity. These principles should be integrated into the skill set of every business leader.

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Influence-The-Psychology-of-Persuasion
Influence: The Psychology of Persuasion
  • Starting Price
    • Paperback: $18.99
  • Type of Business Book
    Psychology
  • Audio Book Available?
    Yes
  • Other links
    https://www.barnesandnoble.com/w/influence-robert-b-cialdini/1008020196

    https://www.booksamillion.com/p/Influence/Robert-B-Cialdini/9780061241895
Features
  • Author: Robert Cialdini
  • Year Published: 2006
  • Page Count: 336
  • Publisher: Harper Business
Leadership-Is-Language
Leadership Is Language: The Hidden Power of What You Say--and What You Don't
  • Author: L. David Marquet
  • Year Published: 2020
  • Page Count: 352
  • Publisher: Portfolio/Penguin
When you picture a leader, what do you see? Someone who's in control, gives inspiring speeches, and issues orders as they see fit? "Leadership Is Language: The Hidden Power of What You Say — and What You Don't" argues that this traditional leadership model has become outdated.

In the era of big data, businesses have become much more complex than they used to be. No matter how much time and energy you dedicate to your business, you'll never be able to get full visibility into everything that's going on. For this reason, you need to flatten the hierarchy of your organization. Employees should be empowered to speak up when they discover problems and work together to find solutions. "Leadership Is Language" will help you make this transition.

Summary

Leadership-Is-Language
Leadership Is Language: The Hidden Power of What You Say--and What You Don't
  • Starting Price
    • Hardcover: $27.00
  • Type of Business Book
    Leadership
  • Audio Book Available?
    Yes
  • Other links
    https://www.barnesandnoble.com/w/leadership-is-language-l-david-marquet/1131266844

    https://www.booksamillion.com/p/Leadership-Language/L-David-Marquet/9780735217539
Features
  • Author: L. David Marquet
  • Year Published: 2020
  • Page Count: 352
  • Publisher: Portfolio/Penguin
Leadership-Strategy-and-Tactics
Leadership Strategy and Tactics: Field Manual
  • Author: Jocko Willink
  • Year Published: 2020
  • Page Count: 320
  • Publisher: St. Martin's Press
Jocko Willink, a retired naval officer, knows plenty about leadership. Considering his background, it's no surprise that Willink chose the format of a military-style manual for transferring this knowledge to others.

"Leadership Strategy and Tactics: Field Manual" offers a series of step-by-step instructions for leading people. This book makes it especially clear how to translate general leadership theory into strategy that applies to your business. You'll also learn how to put that strategy into action with specific tactics.

Summary

Leadership-Strategy-and-Tactics
Leadership Strategy and Tactics: Field Manual
  • Starting Price
    • Hardcover: $28.99
  • Type of Business Book
    Leadership
  • Audio Book Available?
    Yes
  • Other links
    https://www.barnesandnoble.com/w/leadership-strategy-and-tactics-jocko-willink/1132180016

    https://www.booksamillion.com/p/Leadership-Strategy-Tactics/Jocko-Willink/9781250226846
Features
  • Author: Jocko Willink
  • Year Published: 2020
  • Page Count: 320
  • Publisher: St. Martin's Press
Start-with-Why-
Start with Why: How Great Leaders Inspire Everyone to Take Action
  • Author: Simon Sinek
  • Year Published: 2011
  • Page Count: 256
  • Publisher: Portfolio/Penguin
This book is based on Simon Sinek's "Start with Why" presentation, which is the third most-watched TED Talk in the program's history.

Martin Luther King Jr., Steve Jobs, and the Wright brothers might not seem to have much in common, but Sinek uses these examples to show that the most influential people in the world have similar methods of thinking, acting, and communicating. To convince others to go along with you, it's not enough to just describe what you're trying to do — you need to make them understand the why behind it. Once you're able to do that, you'll be able to market your business much more effectively.

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Start with Why: How Great Leaders Inspire Everyone to Take Action
  • Starting Price
    • Paperback: $16.00
    • Hardcover: $28.00
  • Type of Business Book
    Leadership
  • Audio Book Available?
    Yes
  • Other links
    https://www.barnesandnoble.com/w/start-with-why-simon-sinek/1016513563

    https://www.booksamillion.com/p/Start/Simon-Sinek/9781591846444
Features
  • Author: Simon Sinek
  • Year Published: 2011
  • Page Count: 256
  • Publisher: Portfolio/Penguin
The-22-Immutable-Laws-of-Marketing
The 22 Immutable Laws of Marketing
  • Authors: Al Ries & Jack Trout
  • Year Published: 1994
  • Page Count: 160
  • Publisher: Harper Business
Authors Al Ries and Jack Trout are two of the most successful consultants in the marketing industry (Ries was inducted into the American Marketing Association's Marketing Hall of Fame in 2016, and among Trout's achievements is the famous "better ingredients, better pizza" Papa John's slogan). In "The 22 Immutable Laws of Marketing," they review the most important concepts that you should keep in mind when promoting your products and services.

It should be noted that this book was published in 1994, so you're not going to find advice on more modern topics such as social media marketing and search engine optimization. Still, you'll learn about the fundamentals that are involved with every great marketing campaign.

Summary

The-22-Immutable-Laws-of-Marketing
The 22 Immutable Laws of Marketing
  • Starting Price
    • Paperback: $16.99
  • Type of Business Book
    Marketing
  • Audio Book Available?
    Yes
  • Other links
    https://www.barnesandnoble.com/w/22-immutable-laws-of-marketing-al-ries/1100818400

    https://www.booksamillion.com/p/Immutable-Laws-Marketing/Al-Ries/9780887306662
Features
  • Authors: Al Ries & Jack Trout
  • Year Published: 1994
  • Page Count: 160
  • Publisher: Harper Business
The-7-Habits-of-Highly-Effective-People
The 7 Habits of Highly Effective People
  • Author: Stephen R. Covey
  • Year Published: 1989
  • Page Count: 432
  • Publisher: Simon & Schuster
With more than 25 million copies sold, "The 7 Habits of Highly Effective People" is another entry on this list that's among the most popular books of all time. When he was still in office, United States President Bill Clinton even met with the author Stephen Covey to discuss how he could integrate the seven habits into his presidency.

Covey theorizes that there are three successive stages of maturity: dependence, independence, and interdependence. At birth, we are completely dependent on others. With the help of the seven habits, you can move from dependence to independence and then from independence to interdependence. Reaching this final stage is essential for good leaders, as it means you know how to cooperate with others effectively.

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The-7-Habits-of-Highly-Effective-People
The 7 Habits of Highly Effective People
  • Starting Price
    • Paperback: $18.99
    • Hardcover: $30.00
  • Type of Business Book
    General Non-fiction
  • Audio Book Available?
    Yes
  • Other links
    https://www.barnesandnoble.com/w/7-habits-of-highly-effective-people-stephen-r-covey/1100334425

    https://www.booksamillion.com/p/Habits-Highly-Effective-People/Stephen-R-Covey/9781982137274
Features
  • Author: Stephen R. Covey
  • Year Published: 1989
  • Page Count: 432
  • Publisher: Simon & Schuster
The-Future-Is-Faster-Than-You-Think Book Cover
The Future Is Faster Than You Think: How Converging Technologies Are Disrupting Business, Industries, and Our Lives
  • Authors: Peter Diamandis & Steven Kotler
  • Year Published: 2020
  • Page Count: 384
  • Publisher: Simon & Schuster
Technology is advancing at an incredible pace. In just the past couple of decades, innovations like social media and smartphones have transformed nearly all aspects of everyday life — especially the way we conduct business. It's hard even to imagine all the other changes that are sure to happen in the near future.

In this book, futurists Peter Diamandis and Steven Kotler take a close look at how the latest developments, such as virtual reality, 3D printing, and blockchain technology, will likely impact our lives.

Summary

The-Future-Is-Faster-Than-You-Think Book Cover
The Future Is Faster Than You Think: How Converging Technologies Are Disrupting Business, Industries, and Our Lives
  • Starting Price
    • Hardcover: $28.00
  • Type of Business Book
    General Non-fiction
  • Audio Book Available?
    Yes
  • Other links
    https://www.barnesandnoble.com/w/the-future-is-faster-than-you-think-peter-h-diamandis/1133193533

    https://www.booksamillion.com/p/Future-Faster-Than-Think/Peter-H-Diamandis/9781982109660
Features
  • Authors: Peter Diamandis & Steven Kotler
  • Year Published: 2020
  • Page Count: 384
  • Publisher: Simon & Schuster
The-Hard-Thing-About-Hard-Things Book Cover
The Hard Thing About Hard Things: Building a Business When There Are No Easy
  • Author: Ben Horowitz
  • Year Published: 2014
  • Page Count: 304
  • Publisher: Harper Business
Ben Horowitz is the co-founder of Andreessen Horowitz, one of the biggest venture capital firms in Silicon Valley. He knows exactly what it takes to succeed in today's business world — this insight is what has allowed him to consistently pick winners when deciding which startups he should invest in.

This book serves as a reality check to people who want to open their own business. In "The Hard Thing About Hard Things: Building a Business When There Are No Easy Answers," Horowitz goes over the challenges that are often involved with growing a business, from poaching competitors to firing your friends. You'll need to be ready to face these challenges if you want your business to succeed.

Summary

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The Hard Thing About Hard Things: Building a Business When There Are No Easy
  • Starting Price
    • Hardcover: $29.99
  • Type of Business Book
    Business Management
  • Audio Book Available?
    Yes
  • Other links
    https://www.barnesandnoble.com/w/the-hard-thing-about-hard-things-ben-horowitz/1116240805

    https://www.booksamillion.com/p/Hard-Thing-about-Things/Ben-Horowitz/9780062273208
Features
  • Author: Ben Horowitz
  • Year Published: 2014
  • Page Count: 304
  • Publisher: Harper Business
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The Smartest Guys in the Room: The Amazing Rise and Scandalous Fall of Enron
  • Authors: Bethany McLean & Peter Elkind
  • Year Published: 2013
  • Page Count: 480
  • Publisher: Portfolio/Penguin
"The Smartest Guys in the Room: The Amazing Rise and Scandalous Fall of Enron, 10th Anniversary Edition" is the definitive account of one of this century's biggest business scandals. Among other misdeeds, Enron executives were able to make themselves obscenely wealthy through their stock options by hiding billions of dollars in losses, making the company look profitable when it was failing miserably. When the bottom finally fell out, Enron's stock price plunged from its height of around $90 in mid-2000 to less than $1 by November 2001.

In this 10th-anniversary edition, McLean and Elkind have added a new chapter that examines the fallout of Enron and checks in on the key figures of the scandal. If you're looking to read a business book that offers helpful tips for running your own organization, you'll need to look elsewhere — although "The Smartest Guys in the Room" will provide you with some lessons on what not to do.

Summary

The-Smartest-Guys-in-the-Room Book COver
The Smartest Guys in the Room: The Amazing Rise and Scandalous Fall of Enron
  • Starting Price
    • Paperback: $21.00
  • Type of Business Book
    Business History
  • Audio Book Available?
    Yes
  • Other links
    https://www.barnesandnoble.com/w/smartest-guys-in-the-room-bethany-mclean/1005783124

    https://www.booksamillion.com/p/Smartest-Guys-Room/Bethany-McLean/9781591846604
Features
  • Authors: Bethany McLean & Peter Elkind
  • Year Published: 2013
  • Page Count: 480
  • Publisher: Portfolio/Penguin
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Think and Grow Rich: The Landmark Bestseller Now Revised and Updated for the 21st Century
  • Authors: Napoleon Hill & Arthur Pell
  • Year Published: 2005
  • Page Count: 320
  • Publisher: Penguin
Similar to "How to Win Friends and Influence People," "Think and Grow Rich: The Landmark Bestseller Now Revised and Updated for the 21st Century" is another classic that contains relevant insights for today even though it's more than a few decades old. First published in 1937, this book reviews figures like Andrew Carnegie, Thomas Edison, and Henry Ford to unlock the secrets to financial success.

The revised version, published in 2005, is especially useful. In this update, human resources (HR) management expert Arthur Pell bolsters Hill's original points with more contemporary examples, including Bill Gates, Mary Kay Ash, and Dave Thomas. If you want your business to be successful, it only makes sense to study the most successful business minds of all time.

Summary

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Think and Grow Rich: The Landmark Bestseller Now Revised and Updated for the 21st Century
  • Starting Price
    • Paperback: $10.00
  • Type of Business Book
    Psychology
  • Audio Book Available?
    Yes
  • Other links
    https://www.barnesandnoble.com/w/think-and-grow-rich-napoleon-hill/1137597288

    https://www.booksamillion.com/p/Think-Grow-Rich/Napoleon-Hill/9781585424337
Features
  • Authors: Napoleon Hill & Arthur Pell
  • Year Published: 2005
  • Page Count: 320
  • Publisher: Penguin
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This Is Marketing: You Can't Be Seen Until You Learn to See
  • Author: Seth Godin
  • Year Published: 2018
  • Page Count: 288
  • Publisher: Portfolio/Penguin
Seth Godin, a former tech executive, is one of the world's most prominent experts on entrepreneurship and marketing. He's taught millions of people how to improve their businesses through his blog, lectures, and bestselling books. "This Is Marketing: You Can't Be Seen Until You Learn to See" distills all of Godin's best advice into a very readable 288 pages.

Perspective is important. Godin argues that instead of seeing customers as a way to solve your company's problems, you should be using your marketing to show how you solve your customers' problems. Empathy and connection are the keys to a successful marketing campaign. With this book, you'll learn how to use this approach to achieve your business goals.

Summary

This-Is-Marketing Book Cover
This Is Marketing: You Can't Be Seen Until You Learn to See
  • Starting Price
    • Hardcover: $24.00
  • Type of Business Book
    Marketing
  • Audio Book Available?
    Yes
  • Other links
    https://www.barnesandnoble.com/w/this-is-marketing-seth-godin/1129055554

    https://www.booksamillion.com/p/This-Marketing/Seth-Godin/9780525540830
Features
  • Author: Seth Godin
  • Year Published: 2018
  • Page Count: 288
  • Publisher: Portfolio/Penguin

How We Chose the Best Business Books

The competition in the business world is fierce. Indeed, most startups aren't even able to survive for more than five years. However, by taking the time to study the practice of business management, you can gain a valuable advantage over your competitors. 

There are thousands of business books available to you, and you don't have nearly enough time to read all of them. When creating this guide on the best business books, we used the following three factors to determine which books are most worth your attention: type of business book, audiobook availability, and the year in which the book was published.

Type of Business Book

In this collection, we've made an effort to include several different types of business books. There are books that focus exclusively on business management and marketing, and we've also included books that are more generally about psychology and leadership. Studying a wide range of topics will help you develop into a more well-rounded business leader. 

Audiobook Availability

Many people prefer listening to books rather than reading them. For this reason, we prioritized business books that are available in audio formats. 

Year Published

The business world moves fast. Many of the concepts and technological developments that were recently cutting-edge are now already outdated. To ensure that the content is still relevant, most of the business books covered in this guide we