Tuesday, April 16, 2024

11 Books to Help You Succeed in Business

Reading has been revealed to be one of the primary habit of ultra-successful people, with business men like Warren Buffett, Jeff Bezor and Bill Gates reading numerous books each year.

Scientific researches also points to reading as a significant way to improve health and wellness, including stress levels, sleep quality, empathy and positivity.

Here are 11 business books you can add to your collection.

1. Zero to One

Zero to One, is a book by Venture capitalist, PayPal co-founder, and early Facebook investor Peter Thiel and Blake Masters.
The book is pushes for relentless improvement for already established businesses and early stage entrepreneurs alike.

It was adapted from notes Blake Masters took while attending PayPal co-founder, Peter Thiel’s CS183 lectures at Stanford University.

2. Hug Your Haters

Hug Your Haters was written by Jay Baer, and it’s a customer service book for modern times, bringing to life the realities of customer expectations in the era of social media.

In the book, Jay Baer tries help readers move on from the old forms of customer service like telephone and email and move into this modern age armed with new methods for delivering on customer expectations.

3. The Hard Thing About Hard Things

This book was written by Ben Horowitz, co-founder of Andreessen Horowitz.

It gives essential advice on building and running a startup and also offers practical wisdom for managing the toughest problems faced by start-ups.

4. Good to Great

Authored by Jim C. Collins, Good to Great describes how businesses transform from being average companies to great companies, and reasons why a lot of other companies fail to achieve such transformation.

5. Learn Better

This book was authored by Ulrich Boser, and it explains how to master the skills for success in life, business, and school, and how to become an expert in just about anything.

6. Think and Grow Rich

Though this book was published in 1937, it has been recommended by many successful business men around the world.

The author talked about successes achieved by great minds of the 20th century including J.P. Morgan, Henry Ford, John D. Rockefeller, Alexander Graham Bell, Thomas Edison, Theodore Roosevelt and many more.

7. High Output Management

Written by Andrew S. Grove, the president of America’s leading manufacturer of computer chips, this book is a guide to the art and science of management.

The recommendations of the book are useful for sales managers, accountants and consultants.

8. How to Think Like a CEO

Authored by Debra A Benton, she opened with 22 vital traits including being honest, detail-oriented, gutsy and humorous, that makes a Chief Executive Officer (CEO) the leader responsible for making decisions, managing crises, guiding his team and selling ideas.

9. Business at the Speed of Thought

Business at the Speed of Thought is a book written by Bill Gates and Collins Hemingway and was published in 1999.

The book contains discussions on the integration between business and technology and  how digital infrastructures and information networks helps businesses get an edge over competition.

10. How to Get Rich

How to Get Rich is a book written by Felix Dennis, a college dropout.

In this book, he revealed why a regular paycheck is addictive like crack cocaine, why great ideas are overrated and why ownership isn’t the important thing, but the only thing.

11. Superconnector

Superconnector is a book that aims to move you beyond bad networking habits and start building business relationships that matter and toward a “profit mindset” that involves taking a new approach to connecting with others.

Superconnector is written by Scott Gerber and Ryan Paugh.

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