Top 10 Business Books of 2016

 

A good business book is a must-read for top executives, directors, and managers working in various corporations.  This list makes it easier for you to know which book you should catch up on regarding business. Here’s a list of the top business books that were making the rounds for 2016.

 

Shoe Dog- A Memoir By The Creator OF Nike

This book is written by the founder of Nike who started the gigantic athlete brand it is today from his parent's garage in the 1970s. The book tells us the journey of the founder from the initial days of the formation of the Brand into the Sportswear Megastar it is today. This is a definite read for the year 2016.

Read it For:
Learning how Nike became how it is today from the eyes of the chief investor and believer of the company.
Don't Read it For:
Seeking anything more than the story of the founder and his vision for his brainchild.

TED Talks

This book is written by the founder of the phenomenal TED Talks and tells its readers how to win at successful talks and conversations which are memorable.

Read it For:
Learning how to have meaningful and successful conversations which leave a lasting impression on your listeners. It teaches you to be a very good conversationalist, and I think that is a quality every business person must possess if he wishes to progress in the business empire and it is particularly useful to public speakers who are looking for a guide to giving good talks.
Don't Read it For:
There aren’t any reasons not to read it because of not just a businessperson, but everybody needs to know how to make good conversations with people.

The Undoing Project

This book is a story of two Israeli psychologists Daniel Kahneman and Amos Tversky who conducted research and wrote papers on behavioral economics. This book is a description of how their close association and success changed perceptions altogether regarding decision making and the human mind.

Read it For:
Learning of the making of some of the works of the two psychologists and their close partnership.
Don't Read it For:
Well, you shouldn’t read it if you bought the wrong book or if the topics they worked on doesn’t interest you.

Blockchain Revolution- How The Technology Behind Bitcoin is changing money, business, and the world

This book is a guide to the growing trend of using blockchain and the problems it solves to people who have regarding foreign currency exchange which does not happen to people using cryptocurrency. The blockchain is your wallet for cryptocurrency, and this book is a guide to the benefits of its usage. Since cryptocurrency is making headlines every other week and the value of bitcoins has skyrocketed for some time now, this might be the perfect read for the moment and get yourself up to date regarding this online trend.

Read it For:
Learning how using bitcoin wallets like blockchain can benefit you and the use of online currency for exchange.
Don't Read it For:
If you have a lack of interest in bitcoins and cryptocurrency, then this book is not for you.
What makes this book stand out?:
The book is a guide to tell people who don’t regularly use online currency the benefits they miss by sticking to conventional money exchange systems and why it is wiser to convert to cryptocurrency transactions.
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The Power of broke- How Empty Pockets, A tight budget, and a hunger for success can become your greatest competitive advantage

This book is written by businessman and one of the Sharks of the T.V show- Shark Tank, Daymond John. He is the founder of the fashion brand, FUBU which stands for- For Us By Us. The title of the book gives away most of the features that it already has to offer. Daymond explains how a state of poverty can be turned into your advantage if you know how to use your skills right.

Read it For:
Learning how to overcome obstacles and look in the right places during poverty. Use your current resources to the fullest and getting over your financially bad condition.
Don't Read it For:
Everyone goes through a state of poverty where we end up lacking proper financial backing in our life. Hence it is a must read to overcome that condition as we have all been or will all go through that condition at some point in our lives.
What makes this book stand out?:
Rarely do you find books that can tell you how to get over your financial crisis like this one? It’s a must-read for businesspersons and normal people alike.

Smarter Faster Better- The secrets of being productive in life and business

This book is a hack to making a more secure business plan that will have a higher probability of success. The book talks about how we can apply these hacks to personal and business life and attain goals and be more productive than you were before.

Read it For:
Searching for a sure quick fix to attain financial success and learn how to be more productive and smarter.
Don't Read it For:
This book helps you analyze how you process thoughts instead of why you do so.
What makes this book stand out?:
It takes you in depth regarding the process of productivity, and it is something that every person must understand to know your potential.

How To have a good day- Harness the power of behavioral science to transform your working life

This book is written by former McKinsey partner Caroline Webb. She puts up a practical perspective on the use of psychology, neuroscience and behavioral economics that make it understandable.

Read it For:
Learning the application of all the application of science into your life and reducing the stress and worries we face in our day to day life.
Don't Read it For:
I can’t find a reason not to read this book beyond reading it for the wrong reasons or the wrong focus in mind.
What makes this book stand out?:
This is more of having mind-body synchronicity, so it’s only going to explain how to balance your life than the business side of it. This makes it a book for everyone although it also has the business aspect to it.

Makers and Takers-How Wall Street Destroyed Main Street

This book tells us how the gap between the rich and the poor, between Wall Street and Main Street, is widening. The writer goes in depth with reports and interviews at from the top authorities of Wall Street and Washington.

Read it For:
Knowing the actual cause of the difference in the economic situations of the poor and the rich and how that difference is going to keep widening.
Don't Read it For:
The book is a clear-cut analysis of the financial situation in America hence the reference to Wall Street and Main Street. IT gives a clear view of the financial blunders made by the Government in forming the financial policies and the crisis of 2008.
What makes this book stand out?:
A good read to analyze the situation and probable cause of the crash in 2008 and why we have such an unstable market today.

Scrappy- A little book about choosing to play big

According to the writer, scrappiness and scrappy people know how to solve big problems with even bigger solutions. It’s an approach where you go ahead with the task at hand even if it means you have some hurdles to cross and obstacles to face.

Read it For:
Learning how being scrappy can be used to your advantage in your life and your workplace. A practical and unorthodox way to approach your life which is sure to be helpful and efficient.
Don't Read it For:
If you’re searching for a conventional approach and want to solve your problems in a more standard way, this book is not for you.
What makes this book stand out?:
It tells you to approach life in a more creative, radical and unconventional way that stands out and succeeds doing use after using the title-‘Scrappy’ which is something really unique.

All about them- grow your business by focusing on others

Bruce Turkel tells us that by focusing on other people will help you succeed and prosper in life and he explains exactly how that happens. This could make the difference between winning and losing.

Read it For:
Teaching a business how making the desires of their customers first makes them stand apart from other businesses and their products. This gives the unique quality to business.
Don't Read it For:
This is a different approach to a business where the focus is more on what the customer wants. If you’re a stern businessperson who only follows what you believe and your satisfaction and vision for your business, this book is not for you.
What makes this book stand out?:
This book tells the untold truth of every business- they essentially work and pay attention to their customers, and that is why they succeed. The ones who pay true dedication to their target market are the ones that prosper.

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