100 Must read Business Books for every Entrepreneur

 

Business, against the general notion, is the perfect blend of art, science, psychology and effective yet dynamic bend of mind. Now, the above sentence may seem complicated, but to explain this phenomenon, over the course of time there have been many books which advocate one or more aspects of the same.

However, not all of them are worthy of being mentioned in the “top 100 must read books for every entrepreneur”  list.

 

Think and Grow Rich

The eternal favorite for business books and by the businessmen of all kinds. This book is backed by research on neuroscience and other facts, which give us insight on how to create habits, how to lose certain habits and be successful. This book is not only valuable for business practices, but also for other daily practices.

Read it For:
The book is one of the best books on the list for top 100 books and is filled with incidents and advice to the reader, which makes it thoroughly reliable.
Don't Read it For:
This book may be an exemplary book, but some parts of the book are simply sloppy.
What makes this book stand out?:
The research done provides a good base for the content of the book, which is hard to miss out.

The First 20 Hours: How to Learn Anything … Fast

An amazing book which teaches the reader to pick up just about any skill at any time. The book suggests that a reader can acquire a new skill in a record time of twenty hours! A new instrument, a new program or whatever, the book teaches you how to go about this feat of learning anything and everything in twenty hours.

Read it For:
One of the best books on the list, the book explains how to acquire the necessary skills to learn something new.
Don't Read it For:
The book may bore you halfway through.
What makes this book stand out?:
The book is worth its place due to the fact that with businesses you need to learn things on an impromptu basis, and this is the key to your success.

The Art of Choosing

Not a business book, but worth the top ten listings in the list for the one and only reason, it teaches the reader to choose the right choice. Based on research on psychological, market, economic and other reasons, this book provides the perfect insight on how to make the right choice and know which opportunity to choose.

Read it For:
The book is based on instances and incidents which provide the reader an insight into the art of choosing and how to choose.
Don't Read it For:
The book is quite heavy for the mind.
What makes this book stand out?:
The book is researched and written well.

Shoe Dog

Before this book little was known of the man behind the sports giant of a company, Nike. The story of Knight and his journey from a trader with the aim of providing the best quality sports shoes at reasonable prices to the biggest brand of his days and for many years to come is not something you can miss out on.

Read it For:
The book shows us how the man struggled and came up with ideas to become one of the most prominent personalities of all times.
Don't Read it For:
The book hardly delves into the matter of sportspersons who helped the company’s growth, which is disappointing.
What makes this book stand out?:
The book is nothing short of an inspirational read.
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The Alchemist

This number may seem absurd but this one of essential books to read. Recommended by Bill Gates, Hillary Clinton, and many more successful people. This book is the journey of a boy, who is in search of treasure. The boy drifts from one place to another, struggling to make his ends meet, and in the end, the boy finds his treasure in the most unexpected place.

Read it For:
The reason for the inclusion of this book among the top ten of this list is to emphasize the meaning of being true to oneself and to not lose hope when things look bad. Also, this book is a wonderful work of art which will take through the worst of your times.
Don't Read it For:
The book is not a self-help or business-help book as many other books on this list.
What makes this book stand out?:
The book simple language makes it easy to read and understand for everyone

Meaningful: The Story of Ideas that Fly

The book is the classic example of the world changing through intentions and not by ideas. Most of us work that we change our world by the actions we change the world through what we do and through the help we provide to others. This book inspires us to help people and grow with them.

Read it For:
The book departs from the general notion of profit-maximizing notions of business. This book advocates the thought of growing with helping people.
Don't Read it For:
The book seems rushed, with no clear message to take.
What makes this book stand out?:
The book gives many examples and is rich in information.

The Art of Strategy

Best described as a game theory book, which can be used by the businesspeople of our time to chalk out the next best move. The book teaches the reader to anticipate the next move the rival by keeping a calm and composed mind. Along with the book trains the reader to process data and understand information in data form.

Read it For:
Strategy is everything when it comes to business and business endeavors. This book will teach you all that you need to learn about strategy and game plans
Don't Read it For:
The book talks about mathematical numbers and data representations.
What makes this book stand out?:
The book teaches the reader to process the data and make good use of the data.

Hard Sell

One of the most iconic works in the sector of business books. This book is memoir written by Jamie Reidy, who was a simple salesperson. But with the introduction of the magic pills, Viagra, his life changed and did a total one-eighty. His book delves into many trade secrets, the most important one being the reason behind the diamond shape of the pill, along with his thoughts on being there at the right time to make the best career out of a rare opportunity.

Read it For:
This book is well written, and it takes us through the instances which spell out the journey of the author.
Don't Read it For:
The reader cannot shake off the feeling of the personal touch in the book.
What makes this book stand out?:
The book is simply great.

X: The Experience When Business Meets Design

This book puts pressure on the design of the product, be it a commodity, a book, a CD cover, anything. The design is what attracts the consumer.

Read it For:
The book teaches the reader the importance of a well-thought design which is in power with the content or the quality of your product.
Don't Read it For:
The book only focuses on the quality of design and nothing more.
What makes this book stand out?:
A modern businessperson understands the importance of good design, and this book makes sure that they do.

Optimize: How to Attract and Engage More Customers by Integrating SEO, Social Media, and Content Marketing

One of the best books to read when it comes to getting to know about content and optimization. The book focuses on the skills you need to acquire to become a pro at optimization and content creation. Along with this, the book gives you a compilation of steps you could follow to master the art of online business world and optimization.

Read it For:
Optimization is money in today’s time, and this book is the perfect key to your money.
Don't Read it For:
The book is designed for novices; advanced level readers may find this book boring.
What makes this book stand out?:
The book is a comprehensive list of all that a person needs to know about the online world of business and will teach you the basics of the online marketplace.

The Little Red Book of Selling: 12.5 Principles Of Sales Greatness

When we converse with customers or clients, our business transaction will only take place when we can make the sale. However, we know that no customer is easy to crack. This book talks about the problems a salesperson or a businessperson feels while trying to make the business sale. The book also teaches the reader to tackle these problems in no time and efficiently rise above the challenges.

Read it For:
A great book to acquire a new skill. People’s person or people’s skills are the most primary requirement of every businessperson.
Don't Read it For:
The book reads too much into customer and salesperson relationship.
What makes this book stand out?:
The book is a good book to acquire a new skill and to make a great relationship with the customers.

48-Hour Start-Up: From Idea to Launch in 1 Weekend

The book is an exceptional work of an inspiring piece of writing. This book is the documentation of the writer about his journey with a start-up, which he planned on a single piece of paper. The writer had no technological know-how. And he succeeded.

Read it For:
“If I can, you can too!” is what the writer means to say to all his readers through his work.
Don't Read it For:
Well, most readers find this book a sheer work of luck.
What makes this book stand out?:
The book is inspiring and encourages the reader to tackle their problems, business or others, head on. Put your ideas out there and see the change.

Do the Work: Overcome Resistance and Get Out of Your Own Way

The book by Steven Pressfield, is a great book to start your business career. This book tells you that great ideas do not stoke your business’ fire, the work you does. And the business won’t work until you do

Read it For:
The book is one of the very few books in the business books section, which thoroughly inspires and motivates the reader.
Don't Read it For:
This work can’t be called a book as it has only ninety-eight pages.
What makes this book stand out?:
The book encourages the reader to do something about their business and work on their ideas.

Principles: Life and Work

Ray Dalio, the owner of the Bridgewater Associates, created the company with his two bedroom apartment in NYC. Fast forward forty years, Ray is one of the most successful investors and has more money than anyone can imagine. Over the course of his career, Ray realized, that life and work has a set of principles. These principles can be easily systematized to create the life that everyone wants.

Read it For:
The book is a compilation of radical and practical lessons, which the writer accumulated over the years.
Don't Read it For:
The book cannot shake off the monotone, which will make you drop this book.
What makes this book stand out?:
The book is the compilation of true events and experiences, which makes the book touch the reader on a different level.

Getting to Yes: Negotiating an agreement without giving in

The book, Getting to Yes, has been printing for the last three decades and has changed the lives of many businesspeople. The book teaches you how to negotiate without compromising anything.

Read it For:
The book lays the proper groundwork for the best win-win situation getters for businesspeople.
Don't Read it For:
The book would be beneficial for those who are into sales.
What makes this book stand out?:
The book is loaded with good examples

WTF?: What′s the Future of Business?: Changing the Way Businesses Create Experiences

The book is one of the very few books that asks the reader the question, “what is the future of business” clearly. This book comes highly recommended for young and old entrepreneurs, as this book teaches the reader how to optimize the business and how to make use of the available resources.

Read it For:
This book is a great teaching as to how to become an effective and an effective leader and manage your business properly.
Don't Read it For:
Although the book teaches us many valuable lessons, it is hard to miss that the book lacks on the “how” factor.
What makes this book stand out?:
The book is impressively written, and this book does not fail to inspire the reader.

Built To Last: Successful Habits of Visionary Companies

The book focuses on the companies. This book is the product of extensive research on the topic of the companies and their reasons for success. The research considered start-ups, midsize and large corporations.

Read it For:
This book gives you examples, with facts and tells you why certain companies are successful and some aren’t
Don't Read it For:
The book is not about corporate visionaries or businesspeople.
What makes this book stand out?:
The book educates the reader of the aspects why a company rises to glory and stays there with perfect examples.

Jack

Jack Wench, the revolutionary and visionary businessman who changed the face of General Electric’s work, has been discussed in this book. The book is a good book for any person, any businessperson, who wishes to move past the redundant and conventional practices of business and corporate world.

Read it For:
This book does not fail to inspire young and old businesspersons.
Don't Read it For:
The book may seem outlandish if you work in an organization or under a boss.
What makes this book stand out?:
The book is the perfect go-to book for those who wish to try new ways and are open to changes in their businesses.

How the Mighty Fall: And Why Some Companies Never Give In

Collins writes about the book companies and their reasons for failing. He segregates the reasons of decline among companies and compiles his findings in the book. Through his four yearlong research, Collins finds that some companies recover and other simply fall apart.

Read it For:
The book discusses the facts and true reality of the rise and the downfall of every big company.
Don't Read it For:
The book is redundant; the message was clear the first few pages of the book.
What makes this book stand out?:
The book is one of the only few books which discusses the structure and the working reasons for a company.

Insanely Simple: The Obsession That Drives Apple’s Success

Who doesn’t know the success story of Apple Inc.? Ken Segall, offers you an insight into the life of Jobs’ at Apple. The book moves from one aspect to the other discussing the driving factor of Jobs’ brilliance. Jobs’ was one of those people who valued simplicity and made sure that Apple’s products were simple, and Ken Segall made sure that it happened.

Read it For:
The book is an impressive work. It takes you through the years of “Apple” and how simplicity made it everything the brand is today.
Don't Read it For:
The book has too many instances.
What makes this book stand out?:
The book is the sole factor which turned an idea into a multi-billion dollar company.

The 4-Hour Workweek: Escape the 9-5, Live Anywhere and Join the New Rich

Want a life which keeps you happy and satisfied with your life? For all those who are tired of the hectic nine-to-five office life, this book gives you the chance of being your boss and staying happy with your life. The book gives you detailed steps on how to manage a four-hour works schedule every day, and that’s about it, you’re free for the rest of the day.

Read it For:
The book gives you the right answers to de-stress and find the perfect job.
Don't Read it For:
The book does not give a long-term solution and is vague in many details.
What makes this book stand out?:
The book promises to take you to a life with no stress and only four hours of work every day and fulfills it to a certain extent.

Content Chemistry: An Illustrated Handbook for Content Marketing

A much-required book in the today’s business scene. This book talks about the importance of content, which will not only attract the audience but also keep them engaged.  The book has important advice on the role of content in your business’ profile.

Read it For:
The world has developed at a fast pace, and your company needs to evolve along with it. This book is a must-have for new generation businesses.
Don't Read it For:
The book focuses more on content marketing than only content creation as per the business.
What makes this book stand out?:
The book gives elaborative steps and is a compiled in a good manner

Welcome to the Funnel: Proven Tactics to Turn Your Social Media and Content Marketing Up to 11

This book provides a wake-up call to all those enterprises and business’ which lose focus whilst creating brand awareness. The book focuses on educating modern businesspeople and entrepreneurs to create a path which will not depart from their business’ objective.

Read it For:
This book asks the reader to be focused during their endeavors to become modern.
Don't Read it For:
Certain parts of the book are vague, which confuse the reader.
What makes this book stand out?:
The book can be rightly called the blueprint of how modern businesses should run.

Hacking Marketing: Agile Practices To Make Marketing Smarter, Faster, And More Innovative

The book is the product of the fast-changing face of marketing and practices. The book deals with how to keep up with the software and how to make sure your marketing does not suffer.

Read it For:
A good book to teach you all about marketing and newer forms of the business models.
Don't Read it For:
The book is related to marketing and its field only.
What makes this book stand out?:
The book if the perfect handbook for the modern digital business world.

Audience: Marketing in the Age of Subscribers, Fans, and Followers

The success of your business in the tech-savvy era is counted by the number of followers you have, the number of shares you get and by the number of subscribers your channel gets. This book solves the question of how to get the audience digitally. This brilliantly written book says it all by spelling out the dos and don’ts plus giving you a clear idea on how to go about “audience fishing.”

Read it For:
This book is something every aspiring business person needs in today’s time. This book teaches a reader a great deal about the audience and how to capture the audience.
Don't Read it For:
The book is written in such a manner which makes the reader lose interest in the book. And once you lose interest you won’t be able to pick it up later.
What makes this book stand out?:
One of the few books which give more information on knowledge on the audience, the book also teaches you how to do it!

In Business as in Life – You Don’t Get What You Deserve, You Get What You Negotiate

One of the oldest books on this list, this book still remains an eternal choice of many, many businesspeople. The book is largely popular as the “book of negotiation,” which teaches a reader the art of negotiating with the other people, be it a partner, a businessperson or with a client. The book gives clear instructions on how to make the best out of your negotiation skills.

Read it For:
The best book to acquire the priceless talent of negotiation.
Don't Read it For:
The book is old, so the writing style may appear to be out of style.
What makes this book stand out?:
The book is a compilation of the writer’s experiences, successes, and failures with the art of negotiations, which makes the book extremely engaging.

Jab, Jab, Jab, Right Hook: How to Tell Your Story in a Noisy Social World

The perfect leadership book on awareness of social media and on the knowledge of what would work the best for your company. This book walks you through the path of the best possible social media path for your business and brand.

Read it For:
This book is one of the best books for a beginner to read. Simple and precise, with no filler content, this book is all that you need.
Don't Read it For:
The book will bore the readers who are aware of the basics
What makes this book stand out?:
The book is the best book to start reading to get acquainted with the social media and its ways.

Art of Social Media: Power Tips

The book is the best book a person can get their hands on to understand the working of the social media aspect.

Read it For:
The book is one of those books which will make you a social media Guru in no-time!
Don't Read it For:
The book is annoyingly slow for those who are already aware of the social media and its workings.
What makes this book stand out?:
The book is impressively written and is simple which makes it easy to understand

Outliers – The Story of Success

The book advocates and teaches the reader to master a new skill within 10,000 hours. The book also provides the steps to master this principle.

Read it For:
This book is simple, and the results can be seen almost instantly.
Don't Read it For:
The book is complicated; it takes a while to understand what the book is trying to say.
What makes this book stand out?:
This book is one of the best books to pick up if you want to learn a new trick quickly

Crush It! Why Now is the Time to Cash in on Your Passion

This book is one of the most popular ones on the list. This modern-day book is one of those books which advocate the use of internet and how your hobby or obsession could be your road to success. The book is written by retail wine shop owner, who wrote about his struggle with the business and then the chance encounter with a video camera and his success.

Read it For:
The book is one of those books which inspires you to follow your dreams and use the blessings of the internet to make the most out of your life.
Don't Read it For:
The book may seem about dreams, but some ideas only talk about nonsensical things.
What makes this book stand out?:
The book asks you to follow your dreams and only your dreams.

The Captain Class: The Hidden Force That Creates the World’s Greatest Teams

This book discusses the true qualities required by a leader. The book is a working research and suggests that the best leaders are awkward and rough around the corners, but their imperfection makes them the source of inspiration.

Read it For:
The author of the book extensively researched many teams, which were doing well in sports. The author found that the teams with the most awkward leaders did well.
Don't Read it For:
The book considers leadership on the basis of sports, business is quite different.
What makes this book stand out?:
This book sheds a whole new light on the topic of leadership.

Content Inc.: How Entrepreneurs Use Content to Build Massive Audiences

This book is one of the best books in our recent times. The book teaches the reader the value and the power of content marketing. In our world your product is as good as the content you add to it, online shopping as never seen days like the ones in today’s time, which makes content a useful asset. This book teaches you how to focus your energies on content to make the best out of your business.

Read it For:
This book is one of the best books which gives you a clear-cut path to attract new audiences with only a few special means.
Don't Read it For:
The book may be what we require in our time, but the content is a repetition of what had already been said and implemented.
What makes this book stand out?:
The book is written with the recent generation in mind. It is quirky and informative.

The Code of the Extraordinary Mind: 10 Unconventional Laws to Redefine Your Life and Succeed On Your Own Terms

This book educates its readers to shed the conformist way of thinking and try to come with innovative ideas. The book also teaches the readers to find an idea or plan which suits the best.

Read it For:
The book encourages the readers, and the generation of business people to be more innovative.
Don't Read it For:
The book lacks the element of excitement and originality.
What makes this book stand out?:
The book is one of the few books which encourages the reader to find their own path.

The Challenger Sale: Taking Control of the Customer Conversation

All of us have heard that marketing and business are all about relationships with the customer, haven’t we? But what if you were told to challenge the traditional relationships? Well, this book tells you the importance of challenging the traditional and shallow salesperson and customer relation by replacing it with something stronger.

Read it For:
The book has been written after researching millions of sales.
Don't Read it For:
Sometimes, often than not, the book talks in a factual sense and with numbers, which can be annoying for some readers.
What makes this book stand out?:
This is a rare book; it teaches us about something new.

Grit: The Power of Passion and Perseverance

The book advocates that the genius of a person can only be found by perseverance, patience and hard work.

Read it For:
This book educates the businesspeople of today’s generation that hard work may sound old school, but it still pays better than anything else in the world.
Don't Read it For:
The book is made of redundant material.
What makes this book stand out?:
The book motivates the readers to find their genius through hard work and not through shortcuts.

Monetizing Innovation: How Smart Companies Design the Product Around the Price

The book is one of those books which tell us that we should not accept defeat by monetizing and coming up with smart campaigns for the company. The book teaches you how to radically formulate a plan according to your company’s requirement.

Read it For:
This book teaches you to work around the problem of monetizing to make your company or business profitable.
Don't Read it For:
The book is highly rated by readers, no problems with it
What makes this book stand out?:
The problem of monetizing can be easily solved through this book.

Value Proposition Design: How to Create Products and Services Customers Want

This book gives practical answers to your never-ending questions about products and services.

Read it For:
The book is interactive and gives elaborative steps for improvement.
Don't Read it For:
The book has nothing for readers with advanced problems.
What makes this book stand out?:
This book comes with a practical computer program to test out your recently developed skills.

Driving Demand: Transforming B2B Marketing to Meet the Needs of the Modern Buyer

As times have changed, it is only natural for the concepts of your business to change as well. The B2B business models along with many other things have changed drastically, which has left many modern-day businessmen in a frenzy. The book aims to make the new concepts easier to understand through easy to understand information and examples.

Read it For:
The book is well researched, and the book places right examples at the time it is required.
Don't Read it For:
The book lacks the excitement, which makes it hard to finish reading.
What makes this book stand out?:
The book is a good book in terms of B2B business models. Businesspersons have loved this work immensely.

Disrupted: Ludicrous Misadventures in the Tech Start-up Bubble

This book is a journalist, who has the misfortune of losing his job. On a snap-judgment, the journalists pick up a job at an IT start-up. What seemed like a disastrous choice changed the man’s life.

Read it For:
The book is one of those books which gives you hope about your business and your prospective business idea.
Don't Read it For:
The book may seem a little too good to be true.
What makes this book stand out?:
The book was the perfect representation of the outcome of hard work and perseverance when the writer was presented with an opportunity.

The Upstarts

This book covers the changes the business sector has seen over the past years. The change in technology and development has changed the workings of businesses to a greater

Read it For:
The book covers the creative and the dynamic changes made by innovative businesspeople in the wake of a fast-changing environment.
Don't Read it For:
The book is a collection of changes, the book does not teach anything.
What makes this book stand out?:
The book is the brilliant compilation of the last few decades of the businesses, which changed drastically due to changes in the technology.

Content Rules: How to Create Killer Blogs, Podcasts, Videos, Ebooks, Webinars (and More) That Engage Customers and Ignite Your Business

The online content of your business is your identity. Sub-standard content will not do, you’ll need passion, zeal, and skill. Spin great content your work is ninety percent complete. This book takes you through the art of content creation.

Read it For:
The book will help you master the art of creating content for any kind of written or visual digital media.
Don't Read it For:
This book only focuses on the creation and the engaging factor of your content and nothing more than that.
What makes this book stand out?:
This book is one of the best books out of the top 100 books of all time. This book teaches the reader a lot about content creation and how to maintain a quality of content.

Contagious: How to Build Word of Mouth in the Digital Age

This book will equip you with the right weapons to deal with the heat your content about your business creates.

Read it For:
Creating hype about your business was never an easy task, with digitalization it became harder. But this book will teach you how to get the attention your brand needs.
Don't Read it For:
The book is constructed around marketing and its principles.
What makes this book stand out?:
The book is one of the best books to read if you want to fight shoulder to shoulder with marketing pros.

Simplify: 42467

The book is a product of extraordinary research Richard Koch. He aimed to find the answer to “Why do some businesses fair better than others?”

Read it For:
After researching, the writer found that the answer lay in simplicity.
Don't Read it For:
The book does not have new information, except for a few bits and pieces.
What makes this book stand out?:
The book gives great information on how companies and businesses work.

Move Fast and Break Things: How Facebook, Google, and Amazon Have Cornered Culture and What It Means for All of Us

This is the story of the truth about the internet and how some people take advantage of the internet to make a huge

Read it For:
The book explains how the internet and the media on internet actually work.
Don't Read it For:
This book has nothing to teach.
What makes this book stand out?:
The book is a massive data bank for information on the internet.

The Big Data-Driven Business: How to Use Big Data to Win Customers, Beat Competitors, and Boost Profits

This book discusses one of the most important facets of your business- The Big Data. This book will walk you through the entire procedure, with the basics of the big data and how this works. Apart from this the book also aims at educating the businessperson of the reader about things a person can achieve if they master the art of using Big Data in the correct sense. A book is a useful tool for mastering all kinds issues a modern day business feels exists.

Read it For:
The use of Big data is only becoming popular, and this book is one of the first few books which discusses the importance it. The book educates the reader and allows them to master Big Data.
Don't Read it For:
The book is all about technical aspects of the internet.
What makes this book stand out?:
This book is a valuable investment for all those businesspeople who wish to do something spectacular.

Predictable Revenue

Meet the new bible for the sales prediction for managers, Predictable Revenue. This book is full to brim with new and engaging information.

Read it For:
The book offers great new techniques and info nuggets of sales and their prediction.
Don't Read it For:
The book is more suited for the businesses which are sales oriented.
What makes this book stand out?:
One of the best books on prediction of sales out there.

Crossing the Chasm, 3rd Edition: Marketing and Selling Disruptive Products to Mainstream Customers (Collins Business Essentials)

The book confers the cutting-edge technology and its amalgamation with the newer variety of products produced. The book also talks about the challenges innovators faced during the invention of newer products for a newer generation of customers.

Read it For:
The book discusses the changes and thee coming changes easily.
Don't Read it For:
The book has nothing new to offer.
What makes this book stand out?:
The book is the compiled collection of failed and successful inventions for the recent times.

Nonsense: The Power of Not Knowing

The best and the most humorous book on the list, Nonsense, as the title suggests tells you that it is okay if you do not know what will happen in future and asks you not to lose your bearing in case you could not ascertain the next step beforehand. The book says that skill of business is not the only thing which keeps your business alive. The skill of being able to handle a problem which was unforeseen is what makes you a great businessperson.

Read it For:
If you are one of those people who absolutely have to know what the future will bring, you should, by all means, read this book.
Don't Read it For:
The book may not make sense to many businesspeople and readers.
What makes this book stand out?:
The book is an impressive read. It teaches you to enjoy the unplanned parts of your life too!

The Power of Habit: Why We Do What We Do, and How to Change

The book takes the reader through the neuroscience of the humans and their minds. From the initial discoveries of the humans and their habits along with the science behind it, the book tells us correctly how humans are wired and how we can change these habits. Be it our lives or our organization; humans possess the capability of adjusting, which helps us grow.

Read it For:
The book is thoroughly inspiring.
Don't Read it For:
Too much science and psychology for the common man.
What makes this book stand out?:
Once you read the book, you won’t look at yourself in the same light. The book never fails to inspire a reader.

Antifragile: Things that Gain from Disorder

This book teaches us the value of chaos and stress in our life. The way our bones get stronger over time, the chaos and stress are the soil our very success. The book teaches us to face our issues head-on and becomes strong.

Read it For:
The book is one of those books which teach you how to survive and flourish.
Don't Read it For:
The book may not make sense to many people.
What makes this book stand out?:
This book tells us how the stress and chaos, which we feel from time to time, is essential for our growth.

15 Secrets Successful People Know About Time Management: The Productivity Habits of 7 Billionaires, 13 Olympic Athletes, 29 Straight-A Students, and 239 Entrepreneurs

The one of the best book to reads, this book takes you through the steps and reasons to fight your productivity’s worst enemy, procrastination! The book teaches you how to get out of your lazy zone and begin doing what you want to do. Want to read a book? Or want to exercise or do anything and wish you had an extra hour in your day, this the book for you to get things done.

Read it For:
The book will motivate you to get rid of your habits of procrastination.
Don't Read it For:
The book comes heavily recommended and it hard to find a fault in this one.
What makes this book stand out?:
Filled with valuable information which will allow you to change your life.

Master, Your Time, Master Your Life

The perfect book to pick up if you need to know what to do and when to do it. The book tells you exactly what you need to do and how to manage your time while doing it.

Read it For:
The book teaches you how to get things done in a stipulated time. Along with this book teaches you to master your time like a pro.
Don't Read it For:
The book is one those books which talk only about time management and provide less information about other things.
What makes this book stand out?:
The book is an inspiring book for your day to day change. A great book which will help in business.

The Power of Visual Storytelling: How to Use Visuals, Videos, and Social Media to Market Your Brand

This book is backed by research and science. The book explains that with an overload of information online, the consumers have developed filters. Now, getting out of the filters is the problem. The book teaches you how to break off the filters and market what you have online like a boss!

Read it For:
One of the best book reads for business in today’s time. Filled with information and ideas which can be implemented right away.
Don't Read it For:
The book is beautifully written but lacks the punch which attracts the reader.
What makes this book stand out?:
The book a good book to read in case you want to master your business like a pro.

Just Shut Up and Do it: 7 Steps to Conquer Your Goals

Who doesn’t want to be successful in their life? This book is a concise, seven-part book with steps which will help you take control of your life and become efficient, be it in your life or businesswise.

Read it For:
The best book to read if you’re running short on time and want to learn something new.
Don't Read it For:
The book is short.
What makes this book stand out?:
The book teaches you how to get your bearings and how to become successful.

The $100 Startup: Fire Your Boss, Do What You Love and Work Better To Live More

What employee does not dream of quitting their jobs and being their own boss? This book is one of those books which allow you to realize that dream. This book will teach you about the skills you’ll need to get out of your job and to start your own business.

Read it For:
The book is a great book, it gives you the list of all the skills you’ll require to become better.
Don't Read it For:
The book could be considered useless, depending on your skills.
What makes this book stand out?:
The book is impressively written and is to the point.

The Power of Creativity

One of the best books to read for anyone who wishes to be better with creative ideas and thoughts. The book discusses that to be creative and to use your creativity; one must not only be ready mentally but should also be able to change their perspective.

Read it For:
The book is one of those books which takes you to your deeper senses and helps you become a more creative person.
Don't Read it For:
The book may seem out of touch for some people but is written creatively.
What makes this book stand out?:
This book is one of the best books to read if you are finding an inspiration in your life.

The Go-Giver: A Little Story About a Powerful Business Ide

The story of a man called Joe who wishes to be the best go-getter. After the ending of bad quarter, Joe seeks advice from a person. Joe is introduced to many people over the next few days, and his life is changed. His perspective is going after things and getting things changes to giving things and putting other’s and their needs first.

Read it For:
The perfect book for young and budding businesspeople and entrepreneurs.
Don't Read it For:
The story seems a little too unrealistic and seems to be trying too hard to get its message across.
What makes this book stand out?:
The book is one of those books which inspires the reader thoroughly.

The Organized Mind

In a world, where there is no shortage of information or of things to learn, how do we organize things? The brain goes into overload with too much information and then we do not know which the correct course of action is. This book teaches you how to segregate your way through this problem and make the most out of the information you have.

Read it For:
The book is best for business minded people as it instigates quick thinking.
Don't Read it For:
The book does not contain actionable thoughts only words and more words.
What makes this book stand out?:
The book is one of the best books to pick up if you need inspiration.

Big Shots: 10 Secrets of the World′s Richest Business Leader Business the Bill Gates Way (Big Shots Series)

As the title of the book suggests, the book is about Bill Gates and his ideas on business and business and management. The book is about how Bill Gates implements various ideas and thoughts into his business.

Read it For:
The book takes you through the thought process of Bill Gates and his work, the book could inspire you to become a pioneer in your own way.
Don't Read it For:
The book does not give any kind of new information on Bill Gates and his way of doing business
What makes this book stand out?:
Although the book does not give you anything new to read or learn, the book still manages to inspire you effortlessly.

Alibaba: The House that Jack Ma Built

This book is about the e-commerce tycoon, Jack Ma. Jack began his career as an English teacher, but soon he founded the massive e-commerce website Alibaba. The website is one of the best website for many goods and has been valued for more money than Facebook and Coca-Cola. This is the story of success of an ordinary man.

Read it For:
The book is a story of a man who started out as an English teacher, little did he know that he will become the founder of one of the biggest e-commerce website in this world.
Don't Read it For:
The book is a little out of depth.
What makes this book stand out?:
This book is the product of hours of hard work and hours of questioning the friends and family of Jack Ma.

Deep Work: Rules for Focused Success in a Distracted World

The principle of working on a single project and creating good work has disappeared over the past few years. This book teaches you the value of creating a quality of work rather than quantity of work, which is non-existent in today’s world.

Read it For:
The book inspires you to do what you with “deep work.”
Don't Read it For:
The book is repetitive.
What makes this book stand out?:
The book inspires you to find your depth and work on a project rather than multi-tasking.

Youtility: Why Smart Marketing Is about Help Not Hype

As the title suggests, the book will teach you how to get your things in order and how you can make the best out of what you do. Furthermore, the book tells you where you make improvements and compete with the already existing information on the internet.

Read it For:
The book teaches you how to use your skills to the fullest and derive the best of best results for your business.
Don't Read it For:
The book contains a considerable amount of information, but the book does not contain anything groundbreaking per se.
What makes this book stand out?:
One of the top book recommendations in the business section, this book teaches us how to make use of what we already have.

Everybody Writes: Your Go-To Guide to Creating Ridiculously Good Content

Your go-to guide for writing and describing your company or brand’s products. The book teaches you how to showcase your brand and its products to the consumers. This is done by teaching you how to write content which shows the assets of your company and explains what exactly your product is capable of.

Read it For:
The book is written simply and spells out what needs to be taken care of while writing.
Don't Read it For:
It is an undeniable fact that the book is confusing, at one point the author explains how to write in proper English and at some other point he is writing about journalism.
What makes this book stand out?:
The book, all in all, still teaches you a lot about writing, which is an asset in the digital world.

Global Content Marketing: How to Create Great Content, Reach More Customers, and Build a Worldwide Marketing Strategy that Works

Now, this a book that almost everyone out there aiming to get better business sales needs. The primary problem with today’s businesspeople is that they do not know the art of writing. And everything that is on the internet needs writing; this is the book which will answer all your questions.

Read it For:
This book answers and discusses every aspect of writing. Be it editing, writing, structuring or even numbering your bullet points; this book answers it all
Don't Read it For:
The book is only focused on the writing aspect of the online business.
What makes this book stand out?:
The book is one of the only books which discusses the issues of writing precisely and answers those issues as well.

Who Moved My Cheese?: An Amazing Way to Deal With Change In Your Work and Your Life

One of the best of best books on this list, this book teaches you how to deal with changes and the change in your mind which comes after that the change. This is the shortest book which will allow you to make the biggest changes in your life. This is a book everyone must read!

Read it For:
The book follows two mice and their behavior, which can be closely linked to human behavior
Don't Read it For:
The book has no defects in any aspect
What makes this book stand out?:
The book is one of the very few books which will allow you to change your thoughts and perspective in a positive manner.

The One Minute Manager

The book has a series of “one-minute” managing tricks for everything you could find during your work. The book was primarily written for managers, but over the time, everyone can learn something from this book. The book is an impressive guide to time management.

Read it For:
For all those who wish to improve their time management and become great at managing their time, this is the book for them.
Don't Read it For:
The book is short, which defeats the feel of a “book.”
What makes this book stand out?:
The book is one of the only few books which show you the importance of time management and teaches you to efficiently manage time.

Innovators: How a Group of Inventors, Hackers, Geniuses, and Geeks Created the Digital Revolution

The book is one of those books which tells us the story of many innovators and geeks and digital world pioneers. This book is one of the few books which captures the brilliance of the geeks of the twentieth century and shows us how they do what they do and why is it that they excelled in their respective fields.

Read it For:
Books which tell us about the greatest inventors of our time are rare finds, and this book is one of those books.
Don't Read it For:
The book is a collection of stories of the inventors, but not about how they got where they are.
What makes this book stand out?:
The book is beautifully written and makes the reader feel motivated.

The Little Book That Builds Wealth: The Knockout Formula for Finding Great Investments Paperback

This book provides the best advice on the investment which would suit you and your purposes. The book is one of those books which values the cost and other three things of the investment and teaches you how to do it so that you make the right investment.

Read it For:
Investments are one of the primary factors which run a business, a person needs to understand the cogs of investment thoroughly before diving into the field.
Don't Read it For:
The book is quite technical
What makes this book stand out?:
This book is one of the few books which asks you to enhance your skills in terms of investments.

influence: The Psychology of Persuasion (Collins Business Essentials)

Looking for a book which helps you understand the workings of the human mind and allows you to persuade them? Well, this is the book that will answer your questions. The book is backed by a good base of research and allows you to take a closer look at the human mind.

Read it For:
The book is a product of thirty-five years of research and is one of the few books which allows you to understand the human mind better than ever before which is important for daily transactions and communications.
Don't Read it For:
The book is technical and extremely research oriented.
What makes this book stand out?:
The book will help you understand your partners, employees, employers, and customers better.

Epic Content Marketing: How to Tell a Different Story, Break through the Clutter, and Win More Customers by Marketing Less

The book focuses on teaching the reader of the growing need to cut out the unnecessary details about your product and its features. The internet is full of too much information; make your business’ content shot and engaging to max out on optimum results.

Read it For:
Making your content for the business is not an easy task. But short and precise is the only way to your consumer’s heart.
Don't Read it For:
The book does not contain anything new.
What makes this book stand out?:
The book has some information on how to manage your content to make your business’ image better, which is useful.

The Obstacle is the Way: The Ancient Art of Turning Adversity to Advantage

The book is the product of the thought that people give up too easily and which is why they miss out on many opportunities. The author quit college at nineteen to work as an apprentice, and now the author has worked with some of the best brands. The author suggests that if we push through with all our might, we will never fail

Read it For:
This is one of the most inspiring books on this list
Don't Read it For:
The book does not have anything that you haven’t heard before.
What makes this book stand out?:
This book is the modern version of the embodiment of Shakespeare’s quote, “sweet are the uses of adversity.”

Everybody Lies: What the Internet Can Tell Us About Who We Really are

The book is one of the only few books which show us exactly what the human mind is. This book offers insight into various things and teaches us more about the culture of the human mind.

Read it For:
The understanding of the human mind is an asset for any businessperson, and this book is going to give you just that.
Don't Read it For:
The book may be disturbing and may get on your nerves.
What makes this book stand out?:
The book is written beautifully.

Creativity Inc.

The story of a Ph.D. student who wished to makes his dreams come true, finally did so by creating links and contacts and following his dreams. This is the story of the Pixar Studios and how the author found his way and changed the face of animation with Toy Story.

Read it For:
The book is nothing short of motivation and inspiration.
Don't Read it For:
The book becomes rich in too much information.
What makes this book stand out?:
The book is the story of a student who simply wished to make his dream come true.

The Tipping Point: How Little Things Can Make a Big Difference

Don’t sweat the small stuff, but pay close attention to it. The small things make for one huge thing. This book explains just that.

Read it For:
This book will help you understand people better than before
Don't Read it For:
The book is too deep into the psychological and social aspects of people
What makes this book stand out?:
The book discusses the mental and social issues surrounding people.

Managing Oneself (Harvard Business Review Classics)

Before trying to manage a business, every person should learn how to manage themselves, and this book is one of the few books which allow you to do so. The book teaches you to make your own way and choose what to change next.

Read it For:
This is a book which should be read by all. The book has the capability of changing a person’s life.
Don't Read it For:
The book is a little dull
What makes this book stand out?:
The book is inspiring and motivating.

Mindset: Changing The Way You think To Fulfil Your Potential

The only way to get where you want to be is to change your perspective and your mindset. Your talents and skills play a part in your success, but your mindset is the biggest hurdle and the biggest player in your success.

Read it For:
The book teaches you how to manage your thoughts and change your mindset.
Don't Read it For:
The book is repetitive and boring.
What makes this book stand out?:
The book pays close attention to the requirements, real requirements of success.

Competing Against Luck: The Story of Innovation and Customer Choice

The maxim that customers are the leading reasons for innovation is wrong. In this book, the author discusses the reasons why he says so by giving examples from his research.

Read it For:
One of the best books to read in the sense of becoming a good innovator and capturing the customer base.
Don't Read it For:
The book is not meant for everyone.
What makes this book stand out?:
The book is well researched and the examples are given in the correct areas.

A World of Three Zeros: The New Economics of Zero Poverty, Zero Unemployment, and Zero Net Carbon Emissions

The Nobel Prize winner, in his most recent book, writes that the capital engine and its working are indeed broken and there is an imbalance.

Read it For:
An informative read for every businessperson, as it gives an insight into the economic and capital front
Don't Read it For:
The book is too technical
What makes this book stand out?:
One of the best books on this list that every business person should read.

The Intelligent Investor

‘Investing is a huge task in itself, and with modern day choices, it is hard to know which the right choice is. The book teaches you how to invest by considering everything. The book also provides many concepts about investing.

Read it For:
The book is a good book to understand the concepts of investments.
Don't Read it For:
The book deals with investments only and its concepts.
What makes this book stand out?:
The book does a brilliant job of writing complicated issues in easy language.

More Money than God

This book is the account of hedge funds, the issues of politics with the field and my some hedge fund managers have come with too much money.

Read it For:
This book is based on the impressive groundwork of research and information in the field, which is helpful to many businesspeople.
Don't Read it For:
The book talks about numbers, and its political tone.
What makes this book stand out?:
The book gives the most basic concepts of the hedge fund area.

When Genius Failed: The Rise and Fall of Long-Term Capital Management

The story of long-term and its success and failures. The book is the product of long and hard research with interviews and insights from the key players of the establishment.

Read it For:
The book shows that everyone fails but those who get back up stay in the game.
Don't Read it For:
The book is technical and hard to grasp.
What makes this book stand out?:
This is one of the most inspiring books for a businessperson.

Unlimited Memory: How to Use Advanced Learning Strategies to Learn Faster, Remember More and be More Productive

This is a book which can not only help a student but also a business person. The book delves into creating a deeper connection with your mind to develop a better memory.

Read it For:
One of the most productive books to find the most productive life success.
Don't Read it For:
The book has less informative matter
What makes this book stand out?:
Although the book is not anything great, the book contains some good points worth noticing.

The Present: The Secret to Enjoying your Work and Life, Now!

This is the book which allows you to fall in love with your life and your work. The best way to success is to be happy with your present first.

Read it For:
The book teaches you to love your life.
Don't Read it For:
None at all.
What makes this book stand out?:
This book is an excellent read and allow the reader to fall in love with their life easily.

15 Practical Tips to Improve Yourself

A successful business will come only after you improve yourself. This is the best book to read on this list to achieve that.

Read it For:
Precise and concise, the book brings the most important matters into the light.
Don't Read it For:
The book is too short
What makes this book stand out?:
The book is going to make you look at life differently.

The Black Swan: The Impact of the Highly Improbable

This book is written in order to make the reader understand and help the reader to get over the uncertain form of life.

Read it For:
One of the best books to read for a businessperson.
Don't Read it For:
The book is philosophical and too deep-rooted in human emotions.
What makes this book stand out?:
A good book!

Declutter Your Mind: How to Stop Worrying, Relieve Anxiety, and Eliminate Negative Thinking

Overloaded with stress and work? This will only lead you to be less productive; this book teaches us how to practice mindfulness and how to harness the true capability of our minds to make the best out of it.

Read it For:
The book focuses on positive thoughts and aspects of life.
Don't Read it For:
The book has nothing related to the business field, only what will help you in the field
What makes this book stand out?:
The book is written in simple language.

The Power of Less: The 6 Essential Productivity Principles That Will Change Your Life

What business works without productivity? This book teaches you a lot about productivity and how to get it in just a few short steps

Read it For:
The book is impressively done has many steps which will help everyone, be it a businessperson or a student.
Don't Read it For:
The book is hardly anything special.
What makes this book stand out?:
This book is written in a concise manner and cuts right to the chase.

The Magic of Thinking Big

This book, is a self-help book, which asks the reader to set high goals and maintain a positive thinking. A positive mind will allow the reader to get where the reader wants.

Read it For:
This book is an essential book for businesspeople to read, as it will allow them to realize their full potential
Don't Read it For:
The book has nothing to offer on the business front.
What makes this book stand out?:
The book encourages healthy life with a healthy mind.

Brain Rules

This book takes you through the journey of your brain and its effects on your life. Every chapter of the book explains the working of your mind.

Read it For:
The book also explains how to change your habits and how to make your life different.
Don't Read it For:
The book talks about the brain extensively.
What makes this book stand out?:
The book is one of those books which shows you how to tap into your hidden capabilities.

Thinking, Fast and Slow

This book teaches us about different sections of brains. The two various sections of our brain process fast and slow thoughts.

Read it For:
The book explains in detail about the brain and how to make use of these capabilities.
Don't Read it For:
The book is a discussion on neuroscience and nothing apart from that.
What makes this book stand out?:
The book is a beautifully written book about the brain and its capabilities.

Success Vitamins For Positive Mind

This is yet another book which advocates the necessity of positive thoughts in order thrive in our lives.

Read it For:
The lessons in this book can be used in any aspect of the reader’s life.
Don't Read it For:
The book has nothing new to add, everything has been said and written in other books.
What makes this book stand out?:
The book has some steps, which give instant results.

The Power of Brake

The book has been written by a man who started his business with mere forty dollars, today his company is worth millions. The book explains the need to brakes now and then.

Read it For:
The book is one of those books which asks you to cut out the unnecessary parts to grow.
Don't Read it For:
The book’s content fails to capture the attention of the reader.
What makes this book stand out?:
The book is one of the best books on this list.

The Conversion Code: Capture Internet Leads, Create Quality Appointments, Close More Sales

Worried about setting up your company’s website or your website? Well, worry no more. This book will explain everything to you in detail, from the basics to coding, you will find it all here.

Read it For:
This book is one of the best books for beginners to read.
Don't Read it For:
The book has nothing to offer to the readers who are aware of the internet and coding.
What makes this book stand out?:
The book’s simplicity makes it easy to understand.

Service Design for Business: A Practical Guide to Optimizing the Customer Experience

This book teaches you how to make the most out of your business and the customers of your business

Read it For:
This book teaches you the art of conducting business in few easy steps.
Don't Read it For:
Too practical
What makes this book stand out?:
This book gives radical solutions to problems.

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