We are sure half of you on this page are wondering why you should read a damn book in this day and age instead of just googling what you want? We are going to introduce to you 5 books that might just change your perception. Make them your mentor, your guide, don’t just read them, where applicable follow them and see your business life change.
1. Think and Grow Rich by Napoleon Hill
One of the highest rated books in the market today. Published way back in 1937, it was the most widely circulated book about business success and turning yourself into a formidable leader in the 20th century.
Its a transformative piece of literature that introduces us to real life characters like Andrew Carnegie, Henry Ford and Thomas Edison and shows us how factors such as desire, faith and goal making create the perfect recipe for success.
2. The Founder’s Dilemma by Noam Wasserman
Hey start up guys, this one is you rebels. The start up scene is filled with versions of ‘IED’s’ made by today’s economy and your competition. The business situation is pretty explosive.
Ever wondered why it’s risky to go into business with your friends? Or why start up teams that share a lot of common interests are a bad match? This book could answer those questions and help you survive the explosive business market that you are a part of. It talks about everything people prefer not to talk about but is important none the less.
3. Delivering Happiness by Tony Hseih
A great book written by the Zappos CEO Tony Hsieh who shares his expert advice through lessons he learned from starting a worm farm to running a pizza business; through ‘LinkExchange’ which was acquired by Microsoft for $265 million also Zappos which was later acquired by Amazon for over $1 billion in stock. Many aspects of Zappos’ culture are truly inspiring and this book gives us more information on this. This is also one of the most engaging books out there which kills your boredom and gives you business lessons all in one go.
4. The Intelligent Investor by Benjamin Graham
This work of art by a genius is for those trying to make it big in the investment business. The last line in The Intelligent Investor actually sums up the entire book: “To achieve satisfactory investment results is easier than most people realize; to achieve superior results is harder than it looks.” This book will help you to achieve both kinds of results based on how much you are willing to work on them. Warren Buffett, one of the most successful investors in the world has personally made a statement calling it the greatest investment book of all time. Benjamin Graham’s “value investing” method is actually the time-tested “choose ’em carefully and hold ’em” long-term strategy used by Warren Buffett. If you study this book carefully and have a little capital and luck to spare, then good money is coming your way.
5. Steve Jobs by Walter Isaacson
This is a well written and interesting book that holds your attention till the very end. It is an awe inspiring tale of how a creative genius goes through the various stages of life- struggle, success and eventually redemption.
Steve Jobs was a fascinating person but more fascinating is his life. The revolutions that he brought to the outside world and the battles that he faced on the inside illustrate what it takes to be a leader of his caliber.There is a lot you can learn from this genius; all you have to do is open this book.
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