Thursday, November 21, 2013

7 Best Books on Business and Entrepreneurship

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by Gabriela Motroc, 21st Century News:

Business may be difficult to grasp for many of us, but with all the bestsellers that teach us how to succeed in this domain, diving into this specialty has become a pleasure.

We are used to reading books since early childhood, but as time passes, we only change their covers.

Now, those who want to make it in the business world should be prepared and a theoretical understanding is the first step towards success.

There are plenty books on business and entrepreneurship, but only some shine through and offer valuable lessons that best fit the current trends.

Rich Dad Poor Dad by Robert Kiyosaki

This book is the cornerstone of business and Robert Kiyosaki teaches us how to be financially independent and build an empire through investing. However, the reason why Rich Dad Poor Dad has become a true phenomenon is because it aims at boosting our financial intelligence.

The book is based on Robert Kiyosaki’s story, a self-made millionaire who sold over 26 million copies by using his life as an example. Oprah Winfrey has endorsed this book and celebrity Will Smith is teaching his son the values of financial responsibility by reading Rich Dad Poor Dad.

Awaken the Giant Within by Tony Robbins

Tony Robbins is a self-help author, a life coach and a motivational speaker. His book, Awaken the Giant Within may have been written two decades ago, but it tackles topics that are, for all intents and purposes, immortal.

The author talks about emotions, body, relationships, finances and basically life itself. He shows us that taking control of our financial destiny has never been so easy.

What’s more, Tony Robbins has just launched the improved version of his bestseller and it can be downloaded for free, just in time for Christmas. Re-Awaken the Giant Within is a reiteration of the original version, but with more relevant and trendy advice that can help an entrepreneur put his life in order and finances to good use.

The Power of Positive Thinking by Norman Vincent Peale

Norman Vincent Peale is the father of positive thinking and his book, The Power of Positive Thinking is his most popular work. It was first published in 1952 and it quickly became New York Times’ bestseller for 186 consecutive weeks. Five million copies of his book were sold and his wisdom is still highly treasured.

In short, Peale’s book teaches us that being optimistic will not only make us happier and healthier, but it will also help us succeed. Therefore, this motivational book is a must when trying to become an outstanding entrepreneur.

Shark Tank Jump Start Your Business by Michael Parrish DuDell

Michael Parrish DuDell is a speaker, entrepreneur and author of Shark Tank Jump Start Your Business. If you haven’t heard of Shark Tank- it is ABC’s hit show and includes business pitches from ambitious entrepreneurs to a panel of prospective investors.

Therefore, it comes as no surprise that this book is filled with practical advice from the so-called Sharks and this book you will help you learn how to launch a business and transform it into a genuine success that generates revenue.

Go Pro by Eric Worre

Eric Worre is a successful businessman who has been leading Network Marketing Profession for more than a quarter of a century. Along the years, he has become an expert in training and he gladly shares the stage with Tony Robbins.

In his book, Eric Worre teaches us how to become a Network Marketing Professional, a great opportunity for all entrepreneurs who want to present their product and help others become customers or distributors.

Business Model Generation by Alexander Osterwalder

Alexander Osterwalder is a speaker, entrepreneur and business model innovator. With the help of Professor Yves Pigner, Osterwalder invented the Business Model Canvas, an essential tool that promises to challenge and reinvent business models. The Canvas is used by leading organizations like Ericsson, P&G and GE.

His book is for the game changers and visionaries who want to design successful enterprises. In short, Business Model Generation teaches us how to come up with a strategy that will put us ahead of our competitors.

The Start-Up of You by Reid Hoffman

Reid Hoffman is LinkedIn’s billionaire co-founder and even though it took him 15 years to figure out what he wanted to do after graduating from Stanford, he ended up becoming a potent businessman.

In The Start-Up of You, Hoffman teaches us how to speed up our careers while taking into consideration today’s competitive society. In short, LinkedIn’s co-founder explains how to adapt career plans, take risks and find your own unique selling proposition.
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1 comment:

  1. It's amazing how many companies are still using the antiquated management style (developed in the 19th century!). In this modern, networked day and age it should really be updated. I recently read a book called "Wiki Management" (( by author Rod Collins that really opened my eyes to the benefits of a more "connected" way to manage businesses. "Two heads are better than one" is really a true statement and applies to business as well. Why focus on pleasing superiors when you can use that motivation to better serve your customers? Through collaborative thinking and learning, your company can work more efficiently than ever before and this book gives you the tools for long term growth and change as well as immediate results. I was truly impressed and enlightened.