Top 10 business books in February 2017

We’re always a little surprised by what the data shows when we look at the highest rated, most read and most reviewed business books across all the platforms you’re familiar with (Goodreads, Amazon, Audible and Google to name a few). For example, this month you’ll see Dale Carnegie’s classic How to win friends and influence people on the list. Perhaps indicating a yearning for a simpler time?

The number one spot in our list of top 10 business books for this month is occupied by a complete outlier. Published late last year, Paul Smith’s Sell with a story suggests we all have selling on the mind. Perhaps it is indicative of the rather uncertain environments in so many of our markets right now.  Smith may not have had the most ratings (by quite a long way) but his book appeared on almost every platform with consistently (very) high ratings.  We’ve not read it yet – but we will now. Look out for a review.

It’s no surprise Tim Ferriss’ Tools of Titans come in at a very close second, making the top ten for the second month in a row. It was January’s Editor’s Choice and we have a full review to follow soon.

Without further ado, please find the full top ten list below. As ever, if you are interested in reviewing any of these books for our blog, please don’t hesitate to get in touch. If you have favourites feel free to mention them in the comments below and tell us why you love the book so much. We are always looking for new books to add to the library.

Sell with a story

Sell with a story: How to Capture Attention, Build Trust, and Close the Sale by Paul Smith

Rating: 4.6

Tools of Titans

Tools of Titans: The Tactics, Routines, and Habits of Billionaires, Icons, and World-Class Performers by Tim Ferriss

Rating: 4.5

The Power of Broke

The Power of Broke: How Empty Pockets, a Tight Budget, and a Hunger for Success Can Become Your Greatest Competitive Advantage by Daymond John and Daniel Paisner

Rating: 4.5

The Upstarts business book

The Upstarts: How Uber, Airbnb, and the Killer Companies of the New Silicon Valley Are Changing the World by Brad Stone

Rating: 4.5

The One Thing

The ONE Thing: The Surprisingly Simple Truth Behind Extraordinary Results by Gary Keller

Rating: 4.3

Ego is the enemy

Ego is the enemy by Ryan Holiday

Rating: 4.3


Whiplash: How to Survive Our Faster Future by Joi Ito and Jeff Howe

Rating: 4.3

Learning Leadership

Learning Leadership: The Five Fundamentals of Becoming an Exemplary Leader by James M. Kouzes and Barry Z. Posner

Rating: 4.2

Start with why

Start with Why: How Great Leaders Inspire Everyone to Take Action by Simon Sinek

Rating 4.2

How to win friends and Influence People

How to Win Friends & Influence People by Dale Carnegie

Rating: 4.2


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