One of the best ways to become good at business it to acquire knowledge that has been taught or passed down to use. What more to give us such influence than a book written by someone who has gone through it all. Books written by people who have started from the body and worked their way past all difficulties and reaching their goal. Now that is something that is worth reading, an inspirational and influential book that can help us become more knowledgeable an and inspired to become better which can help us during or before we start our way with business.
- Business Adventures – John Brooks
Declared by the richest man in the world Bill Gates, as the best business book he has ever read, Business Adventures remains one of the most popular and influential business books of all time. The book covers 12 major financial events with one per chapter and the way the book is written isn’t by declaring, telling people what they should do or giving advice on what is best but making the readers themselves understand how everything should fall together after reading and understanding the events written about in the book.
- The Intelligent Investor – Benjamin Graham
Considered to be one of the most valuable books on investing and business, The Intelligent Investor remains to this day one of the most influential books for its cover on Benjamin Graham’s concept of “value investing” which teaches investors how to strategies and avoid errors when going through with their business. Graham’s principles bring a different view and very essential one when it comes to investing and how to run such businesses and throughout the duration of reading the book, the way things will run will definitely be changed based on the understanding of the reader.
- Think And Grow Rich – Napoleon Hill
This book takes a more personal approach as it focuses on the readers own beliefs and teaches them how they themselves must turn those beliefs into something that can change them and affect them to grow successful. Giving off 13 unique principles considered to be the “philosophy of achievement” by most and till this day the book is considered to be a very motivational piece of work that can boost the confidence in those who seek success.
- How to Win Friends & Influence People – Dale Carnegie
On a different perspective and off topic this book educates the reader on the different kinds of people that they must deal with during the stage where they endure and proceed with their hardworking business. It teaches how to deal with family, friends, people you do business with and how to cope with them. The book shows us the different ways of how we ourselves may influence those around us to be focused as well and shows as a good example on how one person can help a whole team improve and make the best out of what they have through dedication and hard work.
- The Art Of War – Sun Tzu
Although this is more of a military book that talks about strategy and tactics, there are some situations where the discussions within the book can teach us how to act in life and business. Giving us the opportunity to realize about ourselves and where we stand when it comes to life being on the same level, above the level of others or under them and how we need to get an advantage by heading to the top. This book educates us on how we should progress to be ahead of the rest and go for the goals that we have set for ourselves and our business.
- Rich Dad Poor Dad – Robert Kiyosaki
Rich Dad Poor Dad is a very influential book due to the difference of its teaching and the way it aims to project its lesson through its story. It tells the story of a child who has two fathers teaching him. One of the fathers are poor while the other is Rich. The child learns differently from both and learns different values based on the way they teach him and how their actions prove what may be wrong or right giving the child the better understanding by hearing both sides.
- The Lean Start Up – Eric Ries
As many companies and business try to start up well, most fail and have problems at the beginning or even fail to succeed at all due to problems. In The Lean Start Up, Eric Ries explains brilliant ways how to avoid such mistakes and provides knowledge both personal and scientific on how to proceed with a business and planning on its success with little to no chance of failure even before it starts. It teaches how to manage and improve businesses who wish to not only be successful but be the best as well.
There are many books that inspire us, some in different topics and different ways but when it comes to business, getting a nice read can be very inspiring. Knowing the experience of past successful people or reading a story they have made for us to enjoy and think about gives us good knowledge on business if we are capable of understanding it and applying it in life. This knowledge is very useful and we are lucky that it can be passed down as so. Majority of the successful people you know will have a bunch of books like these for both leisure and lessons and those who are humble to learn from the experience are others are surely to follow in their success.