We are approaching that time of the year, where it is time to reflect on what happened and take stock of one’s progress towards goals. It is also time to plan for the future that stares us in the face. It is time to make resolutions. And like all professionals, an entrepreneur needs a reading list. As they say, books are the most valuable resources for knowledge. The best of YouTube videos and podcasts can’t replace the insightful analysis and the breadth of information that can be found in a good book. It has to relate with you and inspire you to greater heights as well as prove to be a guide and mentor through all the chaff. Let’s sift through and find out business books that would make a Sunday evening well spent for an entrepreneur. Our reading list puts together business books ranging from management, leadership, self-development, business best practices and innovation to culture, happiness and achievement. This is a one-stop shop for CIOs, entrepreneurs, and even the general reader to get some food for thought: Here goes the must read list of business books in 2017.
1. All In by Bill Green
Serial entrepreneur and business innovator Bill Green shares 101 insights that aided him in building one of the biggest industrial distribution companies. For wannabe entrepreneurs, this is a treasure trove that sheds light on Green’s journey a startup founder to the CEO of a public company. the offering draws from the experiences of over four decades of entrepreneurship. The book helps one realize that some of the world’s most successful entrepreneurs may have started off as small salespeople. The business book is a gem as far as commitment and persistence are concerned.
2. Tools of Titans by Tim Ferriss
Tim Ferriss has compiled all kinds of stuff, ranging from financial advice to morning routines and taking care of your body. He says the book should lead to a sporadic reading experience and can be read in bits and pieces. In the process, Ferriss has created a business book rich in experience and of great merit.
3. Disrupted: My Misadventure in the Startup Bubble by Dan Lyons
Dan Lyons writes on disruption and how it feels to bang into the multiple waves of technological disruption. He is also a writer for HBO show, Silicon Valley. He perfectly nails the startup culture and gives an insider’s perspective. He spills the beans on many and everyone knows about it. It action from close quarters.
4. Idea to Execution by Ari Meisel and Nick Sonnenberg
This book is about how a profitable Virtual Assistant company can be created. A virtual assistant is not a distant idea anymore and is getting more and more involved in our functioning and day to day lives. They are also becoming involved in the process of building a business. Authors Ari Meisel and Nick Sonnenberg created their VA business from scratch. Idea to Executive traces this journey.
5. Unshakeable by Tony Robbins
This book is full of genuine insightful financial advice. Tony Robbins compiles the best of the best. He shows the biggest mistake investors can make and how anyone can achieve financial freedom. It draws knowledge and insights from some of the top financial minds create a playbook for financial freedom. This book is for both an entrepreneur trying to learn about managing finances to a seasoned business veteran wanting to hone their skills.