Business books worth reading…
Below is a list of just some of the business books that I think are worth reading. They are ‘self-development’ and not ‘shelf-development’. In other words – make sure you read them and then act upon what you learn.
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Profit First is a MUST read for every small business owner. For centuries profit has been derived from taking the turnover created by a business and then the costs the business incurs and whatever is left at the end of the year is the profit (and that is often very little).
In Mike’s book, he talks about taking the profit first and then running the business on what is left. I implemented this in my business and it is working fantastically well.
Do you have a grip on your business, or does your business have a grip on you?
All entrepreneurs and business leaders face similar frustrations—personnel conflict, profit woes, and inadequate growth. Decisions never seem to get made, or, once made, fail to be properly implemented. But there is a solution. It’s not complicated or theoretical.The Entrepreneurial Operating System® is a practical method for achieving the business success you have always envisioned. More than 2,000 companies have discovered what EOS can do.
In Traction, you’ll learn the secrets of strengthening the six key components of your business. You’ll discover simple yet powerful ways to run your company that will give you and your leadership team more focus, more growth, and more enjoyment. Successful companies are applying Traction every day to run profitable, frustration-free businesses—and you can too.
For an illustrative, real-world lesson on how to apply Traction to your business, check out its companion book, Get A Grip.
The E-Myth by Michael Gerber is simply my No.1 favourite business book. I think that there should be a law in this country stating that you are not allowed to start your own business unless you have read and understood the principles taught in the E-Myth by Michael Gerber.
Influence by Professor Robert Cialdini is, in my opinion, one of the best books on sales and influence on the market.
Pre-suasion is another great book by Cialdini and one certainly worth taking a look at!
Tony’s new book and as it says it is a guide to financial freedom. By the way, I fully recommend reading anything and everything by Tony!
The Ten Times Rule: The Only Difference Between Success and Failure
This is Napoleon Hill’s definitive landmark book (revised and updated for the 21st century) on how to unleash your full potential and achieve guaranteed success in life and work, by following the principles outlined in this book. This book will also teach you how-to conquer many common fears, such as Poverty, Ill Health, Criticism, Loss of Love and Death. “Think and Grow Rich”, indispensable reading for personal achievement.