Top Business books:

Review of books which are aimed at starting or running a business. Whether this is in respect of thinking of a new business, increasing the amount of customers or improving a brand. There are so many business books, I want to find those which are most relevant to most people. I want them to actually make a difference to businesses. I feel that people read these types of books, find them interesting but don’t actually make any changes. As I’ve now created this website, I want to start applying what I read to help me build this ‘business’. As part of my reviews, I will state what changes I have made as a result, if any.

1. Screw work, break free

Overall score = 8.64

Learn how to get up and running with a money-making idea you love in just 30 days—even if you haven’t yet found your killer concept. Drawing on the latest methods of famous creatives and billion-dollar startups, you’ll discover the three steps to finding a money-making idea to run with, the instant procrastination fix, 11 ways to make money out of any idea, how to make your idea go viral, and secrets you can use from multi-million dollar launches.

 

2. Rework

Overall score = 8.32

Rework shows you a better, faster, easier way to succeed in business. Read it and you’ll know why plans are actually harmful, why you don’t need outside investors, and why you’re better off ignoring the competition. The truth is, you need less than you think. You don’t need to be a workaholic. You don’t need to staff up. You don’t need to waste time on paperwork or meetings. You don’t even need an office. Those are all just excuses.

 

3. The small Big!

Overall score = 8.0

In The small BIG, three heavyweights from the world of persuasion science and practice — Steve Martin, Noah Goldstein and Robert Cialdini — describe how, in today’s information overloaded and stimulation saturated world, increasingly it is the small changes that you make that lead to the biggest differences.

 

4. The 4-hour work week

Overall score = 7.52

Forget the old concept of retirement and the rest of the deferred-life plan – there is no need to wait and every reason not to, especially in unpredictable economic times. Whether your dream is escaping the rat race, experiencing high-end world travel, earning a monthly five-figure income with zero management, or just living more and working less, ‘the 4-hour work week’ is the blueprint.

 

Yes!

5. Yes!

Overall score = 7.36

Every day we face the challenge of persuading others to do what we want. But what makes people say yes to our requests? Persuasion is not only an art, it is also a science, and researchers who study it have uncovered a series of hidden rules for moving people in your direction. Based on more than sixty years of research into the psychology of persuasion, Yes! reveals fifty simple but remarkably effective strategies that will make you much more persuasive at work and in your personal life, too.

 

6. The Million Dollar Blog

Overall score = 7.0

In a world where everyone wants to blog and blog posts are ubiquitous, how do you stand out? How do you blog your way from nobody to somebody?

How do you make money blogging, how do you start your own blogging business, and how do you, as a business owner, use content to build your brand and drive your success?

 

7. The Website Investor

Overall score = 7.0

The Website Investor exposes the financial potential of website ownership to everyone who ever wanted to own their own business and work from home. Whether you want to earn $500 per month or $5 million, there is already a website for sale doing just that.

Savvy businesspeople know never to start from scratch. The Website Investor reveals how to find websites with existing profits and existing customers so you can take advantage of someone else’s hard work.

 

8. Zero to One

Overall score = 6.52

The great secret of our time is that there are still uncharted frontiers to explore and new inventions to create. In Zero to One, legendary entrepreneur and investor Peter Thiel shows how we can find singular ways to create those new things.

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