Ten Best Books for Business Leaders

Over the past couple of years, I’ve read dozens and dozens of business books.  Here is my top ten list of books you should read if you are a business person.  I tried to leave off some of the basics, since you should have already read Good to Great by now.

  1. The Zappos Experience.  This book describes the culture and customer service of Zappos.  You’ll get some practical ideas in addition to working on your core culture.
  2. Read This Before Our Next Meeting.  If you have meetings or attend meetings, read this book from the Domino Project and Seth Godin.  It’s brilliant.
  3. Made to Stick.  Chip and Dan Heath talk about what makes some ideas stick, and your business will benefit greatly from making that happen.
  4. Blue Ocean Strategy.  This book is all about creating new markets, which is something you can do in your industry.
  5. Duct Tape Marketing is a few years old, but it’s worth reading.  You’ll learn about getting the word out about your product, service or idea. The first 30 pages alone is worth the price of the book.
  6. Steve Jobs is the most recently published book on this list, and every business leader needs to read it.
  7. The E-Myth Revisited has been around for a while, but it’s a MUST READ for everyone who is starting their own business.
  8. The Accidental Creative will help you have better ideas.
  9. ReWork by Jason Fried (creator of 37 Signals) is one of the best business books I’ve read.  It will change the way you think about work in general.  (A close second here was Making Ideas Happen)
  10. Creating Magic is a must-read by an executive at Disney.  Fantastic leadership principles and tons of great ideas.
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