Top 10 Business Books

Top 10 Business Books

For today’s #Top10Tuesday, we’ve hunted down a range of #BusinessBooks. Between everyone at Euroffice, we’ve either read these, have them on our shelves, or can’t wait to put them on our wish list.

We’ve picked a good spread, but if you think we’ve left out any must-haves, let us know in the comments!

 

1. How to Win Friends and Influence People – Dale Carnegie

Business is about relationships and relationships are about people. Lessons learned in Carnegie’s book will stay with you for years.

 

2. The Five Dysfunctions of a Team – Patrick Lencioni

A leadership fable that uses storytelling to get its point across, this comes highly recommended from inside Euroffice. If regular business books bore you, give this a go.

 

3. Predictably Irrational – Dan Ariely

Why is it a good idea to offer someone a bad deal? How does pricing affect perception? Behavioural economist Ariely explains the hidden forces that make consumers tick.

 

4. Creativity Inc – Ed Catmull

Catmull runs Pixar. You know, Toy Story, Up, Wall-E, Finding Nemo, The Incredibles, Ratatouille, Brave, Monsters University. If he writes a book on creativity at work, buy it.

 

5. The Spirit of Kaizen – Robert Maurer

We’re fans of ‘kaizen‘ at Euroffice; continuously making little process changes that have profound effects. Fun fact: kaizen was introduced to Japan by the USA post-WW2.

 

6. The Box – Marc Levinson

The history of the shipping container? Man, that sounds boring.’ ‘Yeah, but it’s one of Bill Gates‘ favourite business books.’ ‘Oh. Can I borrow your copy?’

 

7. Business Adventures – John Brooks

As recommended to Bill Gates by Warren Buffet, this is a compilation of New Yorker stories about business published in the late 60s. Yes, it might be old – but so is fine wine.

 

8. I Want To Quit Winners – Harold S. Smith Sr.

An autobiography peppered with business lessons, Smith started out working on fairground stalls and ended up owning the world’s biggest casino.

 

9. The Real Coke, The Real Story – Thomas Oliver

How do you take one of the world’s most famous companies, with a universally loved product, and turn both into a laughing stock? Read the book to find out.

 

10. The Arthashastra – Kautilya

Everyone talks about Machiavelli’s 1513 book ‘The Prince’ as being the ultimate book on statehood and scheming, but the Arthashastra pre-dates it by at least 1,500 years.

 

TOP TIP ALERT! If you are not a fan or have little time sit down and read, why not invest in an audio book version, you’ll be amazed how fast you absorb information on the go.

 

Have you read any of these books? Let us know in the comments!

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