Favourite Business Books

I was looking at my book cabinet the other day and realised that over 90% of my books are ‘business books’. There must be over 100 books in the collection which has spanned 15-20 years. Taking a look further, I noted that specific themes are:

  • Biographies
  • Entrepreneurship
  • Leadership
  • Management
  • Strategy
  • Innovation
  • Startups

Looking at the collection got me thinking. What are the best business books I’ve read? After a few days I came up with an initial list. I’m sure I’ve missed something but these are the ones that came to mind:

  • Steve Jobs by Walter Isaacsson
  • Pour Your Heart Into It by Howard Schultz (also his more recent book, Onward)
  • Delivering Happiness by Tony Hsieh
  • Rework by Jason Fried
  • Winning by Jack Welsh (& Straight From The Gut)
  • Losing My Virginity by Richard Branson (& all others he has written)
  • The Innovators Dilemma by Clayton Christensen
  • Good To Great by Jim Collins (& Built To Last)
  • The Lean Startup by Eric Ries

My initial thoughts when seeing this list now is (a) wow, what a great set of insight and (b) I must pick up all these again and get them done again in 2019. I’ll let you know how I get on.

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