Asides from the need to improve our vocabulary/communication skills, enhance our language skills and develop fluency, books are an important ingredient in the quest to quench our taste for knowledge in various aspects of life, even in business. Whether you are just inquisitive, looking forward to starting a new business outfit or already running one, business books are important in helping you gain knowledge and insight and also the motivation needed to scale through whatever challenges you might be facing. Below are some recommendable business books to pick from:
1. Rich20something: Ditch your Average Job, Start an Epic Business, and score the life you want by Daniel DiPiazza
In this book written essentially for the young 20Somethings, Daniel recounts his story of how he started out by working long hours and very low paying jobs in hopes of a better future. His breakthrough came when he realized that he could make a niche for himself by blogging about something he had interest in. Today, at 28, Daniel has made a name for himself in the business world by simply evaluating his strengths and weaknesses and turning his strengths and passion into a money-making venture. This book is important for those entrepreneurs who would love to tow this same line by simply commercializing their skills and interests.
2. Reinvent Yourself by James Altucher
John Altucher, the bestselling author dug deep into his business journey by examining his numerous successes, failures, mistakes and depressing moments in business, but despite the tons of challenges, he kept reinventing and improving on himself to achieve his business goals. This book reminds us of the fact that you can’t keep doing the same thing and expect different results. John, in this book, encourages entrepreneurs not to be afraid to make changes, to try something new and different and keep exploring ways to improve on their ideas as this will pay off in the long run as it did for him. You are just one different idea or method away from making it big in business.
3. The 12 Week Year: Get More Done in 12 weeks than others do in 12 Months by Brain Morgan and Michael Lennington
This is a goal-setting focused business book. In this book, Brain and Michael enlighten us about the importance of goal setting. They emphasize the need to work with 12 weeks instead of 12 months while setting goals for the year because it enables business owners to stretch themselves into achieving more in a shorter period of time. They encourage entrepreneurs to divide their big challenges into smaller chunks to the effect of seeing your business year to be 12 weeks instead of 12 months. This book is recommended for those who would need to achieve way more than they do with a lesser time frame.
4. The Miracle Morning by Hal Elrod
This book is at revealing secrets guaranteed to transform your life before 8 AM. Entrepreneur Hal Elrod in this book exposes some habits and routines that every entrepreneur would find useful in waking up with a positive mindset, more energy and focus every morning. Hal emphasized the importance of having a positive mindset in the morning when you wake and that to a large extent, sets the tone of the day for your business. This book is a must-read for entrepreneurs who need to develop positive habits and perspectives as they go about their daily businesses.
5. Failing Forward: Turning Mistakes into Stepping Stones for Success by John C Maxwell
Not all mistakes are fatal to the successful running of a business. Some mistakes are even very necessary to enable us to forge ahead in our businesses. Mistakes are only fatal when we refuse to learn from them and turn them into Stepping Stones for our business. Dr. Maxwell states in this book that mistakes are inevitable and that many people fail in their businesses because they have refused to plan for failure. Every successful business has at a time survived a rough patch on the road to greatness, therefore success in business is largely dependent on how we can prepare for failure and turn into something beneficial for us in the long run.
6.The 22 Immutable Laws of Marketing: Violate them at your own risk by Al Ries and Jack Trout
Every facet of business requires that some tasted and trusted principles be carried out in order to achieve some results. The same is the case when it comes to marketing. Al Ries and Jack Trout in this very enlightening book, expose some very important and indispensable laws of marketing that you need to follow if you wish to launch and maintain a winning brand.
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