5 Must Read Business Books
I read a lot, so today I want to share with you my Top 5 Business Books. All 5 of these books are amazing and will help you in countless ways.
I make reading a priority each and every day, and if you are wanting to do the same, here are some great books to start out with.
- Rich Dad Poor Dad – Robert Kyosiki
This one is one of the first books I read when I was in college. I had just gotten into reading because I did not grow up a reader. Even though my mom read books literally all the time, I was more into sports and not really focused on education. I did the bare minimum in high school and college but still managed to make the deans list a hand full of times. My parents we teachers, and that was what I was going to be.
In Rich Dad Poor Dad, Robert Kyosiki refers to his real dad as his poor dad and his best friend’s dad as his rich dad. One was in education and one was in business. This was the book that for the first time got me thinking about there being something else out there besides a traditional salary job. So much wisdom and motivation in this timeless classic.
- 10X Rule – Grant Cardone
If you ever want to listen to a book, this is the one to do it. It is so good and so full of little nuggets of info that will challenge you and give you ideas. Grant is so motivating in what he says and how he says it. When you get done listening to him you’ll want to go bear hunting with a switch. He gives some of his story of how was on drugs and then goes into how he made it as a businessman on so many different levels. This book is for anyone in business or thinking about getting into business.
- Getting Everything You Can Out of All You’ve Got – Jay Abraham
This book has a ton of actionable items. Jay has taken over companies and made them into empires, and done it with persistant and interesting marketing tactics. He gives you the overview of those ideas in this book. There are so many items you can immeditelly pull from him and put into action ASAP. I took one tip that was less than a page and implemented it into my business. It helped me gross over $40,000 extra in 2 months.
Such a great book.
- How to win Friends and influence people
Timeless. This book is on just about every successful business person’s shelf, and for good reason. Life and business is about people. Its not about tricks and gimmicks its about people. Dale goes into the smallest actionable things to do to help with people. The number one thing I pulled from this is “the sweetest sound to a person’s ear is the sound of their own name.”
I teach this to my empoyees, to my kids, when I go speak, everyone and everywhere. This single tip will help you win with people. Don’t let the fact that this book was originally written over 70 years ago turn you away. The advice in it is timeless and will never go out of date.
I have recommended this book to at least 10 people and have not met one person that has read it and not loved it. Sophia tells her story of how she started selling on eBay, going from thrift store to thrift store all up and down the west coast to the multi-million dollar success she is now. This is a motivating and inspiring book for all business owner, not just women. She speaks directly and to the point, giving you advice and motivating you at the same time. Great read but even better in audio.
Take some time to read these books, and I promise you won’t regret it.
Let us know in the comments what your favorite business books are!
- Thomas Cox