10+ Best Business Books of All Time

 

Business is the origin of all economic activities. Amidst the sea of  available books, we bring the best business books for you to read and enrich your mind.

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The Lean Startup

Eric Ries' book The Lean Startup  proposes a new method to develop business and products. It proposes several counter-intuitive processes which shorten product development cycles. It also offers a scientific approach for developing business and ways to improve and innovate continuously. One of the best business books in recent years, it has led to the development of a new business strategy having the same name.

Poor Charlie’s Almanack

This book by Charles Munger, a  longtime associate and partner of Warren Buffet is a collection of his business decisions and talks given over a course of time. In the book, he proposes many approaches and frameworks for decision making. It also contains some tips from Warren Buffet.

Good to Great: Why Some Companies Make the Leap…and Others Don’t

This book by Jim Collins tries to explain how a good company can become a great company and why some companies can't make that change. He analyzes several companies from various sectors and addresses how some of them became great and some couldn't.

The E-Myth Revisited: Why Most Small Businesses Don’t Work and What to Do About It

This book talks about failure of large number of small businesses. Gerber describes the development of  clear-cut business systems producing consistent results. He walks through the several stages in the life of a business, from a startup to a corporation. He also talks about how common assumptions and expectations affect the running of a business.

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The Tipping Point

In this book, Malcolm Gladwell talks about inexplicable changes that mark everyday life. The tipping point is the moment when an idea or trend spreads like a forest fire. He introduces the propagators of social trends and analyzes several trends of recent times. He then examines successful companies and shows how to begin and sustain social trends.

Secrets of Closing the Sale

This book by famous American salesman Zig Ziglar is the collection of his famous sales stories. It provides the strategies  and needed guidelines of persuading people, one of the important aspects of running a business. It also provides several tips for reaching on top.

How to Win Friends and Influence People

This book by Dale Carnegie is a classic. Published about 75 years ago, it considered one of the best business books written ever. This book addresses various topics such as leadership, persuasion, expression of ideas and arousing enthusiasm in people.  He introduces several techniques and principles which come handy in dealing with people.

Business Model Generation: A Handbook for Visionaries, Game Changers, and Challengers

As the title suggests, this book is about generation of various business models. Instead of being filled with dense overly wordy pages, it is beautifully laid out with lots of illustrations. It presents several powerful and practical approaches for making new business models and renovating existing ones.

Influence: The Psychology of Persuasion

This book by Robert Cialdini explains the Psychology behind sales and marketing. He presents the art of persuasion in a scientific manner. He introduces several principles for ethical persuasion and provides several examples of situations where those principles can be applied.

The Innovator’s Dilemma

Harvard Professor Clayton Christensen's book examines how even successful and well-established companies can lose market and customers because of failing to adapt to new technologies and business models. The innovators dilemma comes from the idea that established businesses will reject new innovations in the field. It contains case studies of several companies which lost their dominance and how they could have avoided it.

Sam Walton: Made in America

This is an autobiography of Sam Walton, the founder of famous retail chain Walmart. In this book, he talks about his journey from a small store owner to being the owner of the  largest retail chain in the world. He lists several of his methodologies and ideas in the book and shares his thought in a clear and candid manner.

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