Most successful people are known to have the habit of reading books. Great examples are Waren Buffet and Bill Gates who are reading tons of book each year. Reading has scientific proof that helps people improve their accuracy, mental acuity, stress levels, sleep quality, empathy, and positivity. It is a habit that you should consider adopting if you like to make your health and well-being better in general.
We have selected some great business books to ensure that the new year is starting correctly and will be successful. Here are 18 business books to add to your Kindle, tablet or nightstand.
1. “Selling Vision” by Lou Schachter and Rick Cheatham
The authors are part of a strategy firm that specializes in increasing sales performance. They’ve used their experience to create a new vision of the business perspectives. Using their revolutionary selling methods they present new sales opportunities. These new methods aim to change the whole sales perspective and lead to dynamic growth in the sales business looking at the customer’s place.
2. “Outside Insight: Navigating a World Drowning in Data” by Jorn Lyseggen
Outside Insight by Jorn Lyseggen who is the “Meltwater” CEO, illustrates the future of corporate decision-making and offers a detailed plan for business leaders to implement their strategy. Outside Insight thinking into their company mindset and processes.
3. “The Nordstrom Way to Customer Experience” by Robert Spector and Breanne O. Reeves
This book has been updated recently and that is the new edition. It is quite different than the previous one and brings us a new modern and innovative version of Nordstrom, an iconic retailer that has stayed relevant and has maintained its reputation for outstanding customer service for decades.
4. “Hug Your Haters” by Jay Baer
Hug Your Haters by Jay Baer is one of the first books for the present customer support state. It brings to the table the real customer expectations in the digital era. The books want to help the readers to move on from the old-fashioned customer care forms (such as telephone and e-mail) to the use of the new digital tools in order to meet the customer expectations and needs. It gives great advice on how to handle tough client situations.
5. “Option B: Facing Adversity, Building Resilience, and Finding Joy” by Sheryl Sandberg and Adam Grant
Option B: Facing Adversity, Building Resilience, and Finding Joy is a bestseller on Amazon and a number one in the New York Times. The story is fascinating offering advises and stories on handling and overcoming tragedy and heartbreaks, and it’s a wonderful inspiration for managing any type of life hurdle, with numerous lessons that are applicable no matter what adversity you face.
6. “They Ask, You Answer” by Marcus Sheridan
The author Marcus Sheridan is a well-known marketing guru and the book was named to be number 1 marketing book to read in 2017. It is still relevant in 2018. The book tells a story about Sheridan’s company and how it used content marketing to save it from bankruptcy during the 2008 economic crisis.
7. “Reset: My Fight for Inclusion and Lasting Change,” by Ellen Pao
This book is an inspiration to every reader describing how Pao has struggled and succeeded in the work environment. It may help you stand out and be a part of the change in the way people are treated at their working places. The book is very engaging and it makes you think about the future changes you probably want to make.
8. “Performance Partnerships: The Checkered Past, Changing Present and Exciting Future of Affiliate Marketing,” by Robert Glazer
The book describes the affiliate marketing in a new and modern way. Robert Glazer collected various benefits based on the use of the affiliate strategy in many business areas. He presents it as a strategy that should be underestimated but definitely added to your marketing plans. This is a must-read for anyone in the B2C industry who is struggling to grow revenue or who somehow thinks affiliate marketing is no longer relevant.
9. “The One Device: The Secret History of the iPhone” by Brian Merchant.
This book became a number one bestseller in the U.S. describing how the iPhone was invented and offering precious advises on how to grow and develop your own product strategy. It is written in the style of the fast-paced novel, with details that help the reader to understand how the iPhone was devised and launched.
10. “You Are a Badass at Making Money: Master the Mindset of Wealth” by Jen Sincero
Jen Sincero offers the reader an engaging, positive, and edgy book about making money and to develop a mindset of wealth. Most people are struggling to properly manage their finances. This book is a great help to all that want to improve their financial habits and make a change.
11.”Peak Performance: Elevate Your Game, Avoid Burnout, and Thrive with the New Science of Success” by Brad Stulberg and Steve Magness
This books answers very complex questions such as how to avoid burn out and still stay competitive keeping increasing performance on the market. Brad Stulberg and Steve Magness provide a thoughtful look at how to handle the stress without falling apart and burning.
12. “Everybody Lies: Big Data, New Data, and What the Internet Can Tell Us About Who We Really Are” by Seth Stephens-Davidowitz
Seth Stephens-Davidowitz gives a fascinating and illuminating look at what the vast amounts of information now instantly available to us reveals about ourselves and our world. His findings provide us with a new way of thinking that might inspire some of you to start something new this year.
13. “The Captain Class: The Hidden Force That Creates the World’s Greatest Teams” by Sam Walker.
This book describes the teamwork from the perspective of both the leader and the team members. Waker managed to create a formula for successful teamwork watching the team captains of a sports team in the NBA and English Premier League. The book shows how it works for all types of teams in different industries.
14. “The Upstarts: How Uber, Airbnb, and the Killer Companies of the New Silicon Valley Are Changing the World” by Brad Stone
This book is describing the ways the mentioned company managed to change the world. If you have a breaking idea that is a book that will definitely give you helpful and useful insights. The book described how companies such as Uber and Airbnb changed the business rules.
15. “Learn Better: Mastering the Skills for Success in Life, Business, and School, or, How to Become an Expert in Just About Anything” by Ulrich Boser
This book is a great read that offers new ways and tricks to learn. It describes entirely new approaches and practices that you can apply when it comes to studying and learning.
16. “Hit Makers: The Science of Popularity in an Age of Distraction” by Derek Thompson
Derek Thompson shares his beliefs that popularity is more a science than you think. He gives useful advice on how to increase your brand popularity.
17. “The Startup Hero’s Pledge” by Tim Draper
Tim Draper is known as billionaire investor, venture capitalist, and bitcoin enthusiast. He wrote this book and released it for free so it could be accessible to all people.
In the book, he shares his thoughts on freedom, investment decisions, and his philosophical approach to work based on his experience in Skype. This book is filled with valuable life lessons.
18. “Superconnector: Stop Networking and Start Building Business Relationships That Matter” by Scott Gerber and Ryan Paugh
“Superconnector” describes the evolution of networking as a result of today’s changes shaped by social media and the idea of social capital. This book aims to show a positive look on the networking and to help you truly understand the power that comes from building certain relationships, including how putting certain people together influent success and leads to innovative solutions.