Top 10 Business Books
I know this is a crazy month, with everyone working harder than ever and the end of the year in sight. But it's also traditionally the point to start thinking about giving yourself time to be a better you – both at work and at play. Long-time subscribers will know that we believe in the wisdom of crowds, so we use a combination of data points from across the Internet to bring you the top 10 business books right now. This is your shortcut to an investment in yourself. Or perhaps this might help you in some gift-buying during the holiday season!
If you're too busy to read on, let me recommend our Editor's Choice this month, WTF. What's the Future and Why it's Up to Us, by Tim O'Reilly. He positions himself as a 'mapmaker' for the future. And we think this is essential reading for anyone working in business today (but perhaps not one to take on holiday!).
Back to the top ten for this month. We like to segment our reading into 'thinking' and 'doing' books, and this month's selection seems to have a pretty good balance of both. Practical books like Wilink's Discipline Equals Power and Elrod's Miracle Morning tell you exactly what to do to be better (at whatever it is you want to be better at!). For books that encourage greater self-reflection we have the likes of The Code of the Extraordinary Mind and The Power of Moments.
Oh, and feel free to add your own favourites below. There's nothing we enjoy more than hearing from our readers.
Finish. Give Yourself the Gift of Done by Jon Acuff
This newcomer made its debut last month, and clearly its popularity has continued as it rises from number four to number one! For the procrastinators among us, this will come in very handy. Perhaps one to add to the Christmas list?
Ray Dalio's book is no stranger to this list. A New York Times bestseller, Dalio's book promises to help you systemize every area of your life. It's full of lots of novel ideas for ways to do just that.
Where on Earth does Tim Ferriss find the time? In his latest tome, he shares wisdom and advice from business people, actors, mindfulness gurus and elite athletes. All people at the top of their field.
From the authors of bestseller Made to Stick comes this new, fascinating insight into what makes moments memorable. Who doesn't want to learn the secret to having super impactful interactions?
Learn to identify the rules that inadvertently govern so much of our lives, and how to break free of them. If you are feeling 'trapped', check this book out.
If you've heard about the power of storytelling in business, but aren't quite sure how to make the concept real, this book will guide you through it
Richard Thaler is a genius, and a winner of the Nobel Prize in Economics. This is a seriously well-written book that will change how you think about economics. It's not a typical 'academic' book in any way. A must-read!
When someone has read this book you know about it: Elrod seems to turn people into overnight (or early morning!) evangelists. To read our in-depth review, click here.
If world domination is your goal, this is the book for you. Three thousand years of the history of power boiled down to 48 laws. These are not for the faint-hearted.
We loved Extreme Ownership by Willink and can't wait to check out this practical guide to implementing his philosophy.
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