What are the best business books to read?
When it comes to determining the best business books overall, it’s crucial that the lessons of the book can be applied to different kinds of businesses. Therefore, the books in this list should be able to help you, no matter what industry your business is in.
This list is in no particular order, the books are related to different fields and aspects of business and the world itself, so it can be really difficult to compare them.
Let’s start with the first book on the list.
Rework is about eliminating all the not-so-useful tasks, and focusing on things that actually matter. If you are prone to perfectionism and take way too long trying to get everything just right, try reading Rework. It might change the way you do things and make you a lot more efficient.
2. How to win friends and influence people
Businesses are typically about people. No matter what kind of business you run, chances are, you have clients that are people or run by people.
Being able to communicate better and taking into consideration their needs can highly improve your chances of success in business.
The ability to work with people and simply come along with different types of people can make or break your business. The small things matter.
3. 48 Laws of Power
48 Laws of Power by Robert Greene is by far one of the best books I have ever read. It gives you some insights into how power works in both the business world and in your personal life as well.
It is an eye-opening experience once you read it for the first time. I am sure it will give you some tools to help you in your field of business.
4. 4-hour workweek
I could not resist the fourth book the 4-hour work week. This is one of the best books about business and it changed my thinking.
The 4-hour work week goes through how to actually create a business, instead of creating a new 9-5 job. It goes through automating things, so the business will eventually be able to run by itself.
On top of that, the book goes through tips that can be applied, even if you were working for someone else as well.
I highly recommend the book to everybody, who wants to create more free time for themselves and run a business in the background.
5. Atomic Habits
Atomic habits also do deserve a place on this list. In short, it is about doing small improvements every day and watching them stack up day by day, week by week, and year by year.
You don’t have to build your business up from the ground in a week. Do small things that matter, make it a habit, and over time, your business will grow as you continue.
Other than ReWork, these books are not really about business. They are about people and building habits.
In order to succeed in business, knowing how to deal with different kinds of people and being aware of the games they might be playing does play a crucial role.
Even if you have no employees yet, you will likely still encounter a lot of people in your business journey. I really believe these books can give you a really good head start, compared to not having read any books at all.
I hope this was helpful, let me know in the comments what book you would add to the list!