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Top ten business books in January 2019

Hello!

There’s something pretty special about people who remain curious throughout their careers and never stop looking for ways to develop and improve. Believe it or not, not everyone is like you!

In case you missed it, we published a holiday gift guide last month with books suggestions for people looking for a career change, working parents, and people in leadership positions. If any of those topics strike a chord with you, you might want to buy yourself a little gift to kick off the new year 🙂

The top ten list this month includes a few you would expect (Ryder Carroll’s Bullet Journal Method – lots of new year’s resolutions rely on reflection and planning!) and Spencer Johnson’s Out of the Maze (the sequel to all-time favourite Who Moved My Cheese). But it also includes a few books with subjects as diverse as marketing and habit-forming to the geopolitical impact of the relentless search for ‘bigness’.

never split the difference

We are big fans of Never Split the Difference. Negotiating is a skill which is useful in every aspect of our lives. And even if you think you are good at it now, this book has the potential to turn you into a negotiating genius! 

Based on real-life stories from the former top hostage-negotiator at the FBI, the book is quite a rare thing – a real page-turner but also eminently practical. Even for negotiations where the stakes aren’t quite so high as those faced by author Chris Voss, you’ll still become more adept at getting your


The Club is the inside story of how the English Premier League became the richest and most popular sports product on the planet. If you love business and sports, it sounds like you can’t go wrong with this one

Who won’t benefit from budgeting advice to help build up a stash of cash and avoid debt? How to Stop Living Paycheck to Paycheck sounds like a great way to kick-start a new year! We will plan to review this one for sure.

We are always happy when our Editor’s Choice makes it into the top ten. We all know that habits come and go, so if you’ve found yourself getting back into ‘bad’ habits which you’d rather break, Atomic Habits offers good, practical advice.

If it’s good enough for Warren Buffet and Charlie Munger, it’s good enough for us! Invested sounds like an utterly compelling book about, well, investing.

Seth Godin is truly the guru of all things marketing. If you read This is Marketing, and do what it says, you can’t go far wrong.

Bigness sounds like a well-researched academic take on the future of our world, with specific emphasis on big banks, big pharma and the emergence of big tech. It’s sure to be thought-provoking.

Bullet journaling has taken on an almost cult-like status over the last few months. Bullet Journal Method is billed as a way to live a more intentional life by tracking the past, organizing the present and defining the future. Word is it might be hard to get your hands on a copy!

And finally, If you liked the classic Who Moved My Cheese (and seriously, who didn’t?), this sequel, Out of the Maze, seems like a no-brainer!

Happy reading!

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