Back during the warm summer months, we took a look at some of the best books for business owners to read. With a new year ahead and the excesses of the festive season behind us, it’s time to knuckle down to business in 2018. If part of your plan is to run your business more effectively, grow your customer base and generally achieve greater success, these five essential business books for 2018 should come in handy.
Nike is a brand name that’s recognized around the world, but where did it all begin? This inspirational memoir shows how an investment of $50 and a single business principle can transform an ambitious startup into a globally respected brand. From an $8,000 gross income in year one to the $30 billion that Nike now brings in annually, Shoe Dog is a fascinating tale of how to achieve success by tackling the business world in a different way while sticking to your vision.
A growing number of business books are examining the relationship between leadership and self-awareness. In one of the best of the bunch, Tasha Eurich explores how courage and the ability to examine your own motivations, assumptions and approach can lay the foundations for stronger leadership. Insight is a valuable tool for any business leader looking to maximize their abilities and step up their leadership skills to the next level.
Tim Ferriss’ The 4-Hour Work Week shot him to fame in the business world as he revealed how to work fewer hours while getting more done. Now, Tools of Titans explores the secrets of some of the world’s top businesspeople and entrepreneurs. Drawing on the interviews he has conducted as part of his podcast, Ferriss brings together some of the most valuable hints and tips for success from masters of business world.
If you’ve started 2018 wishing you could take your career and/or business goals in a new direction, The New Rules of Work is ideal inspiration. This isn’t just business theory, it’s highly actionable strategies and tools for building the career you’ve always wanted. This book shows that it’s time to stop procrastinating and set out to achieve the things that you want. After all, nobody else is going to do it for you!
Of course, as well as knowing how best to run a business, it’s also important to know what not to do – and that’s where Black Edge comes in. This real-life tale of the US Justice Department’s investigation into Steve Cohen and hedge fund SAC Capital Advisors reads like a thriller and will delight anyone who’s a fan of the TV show Billions. A fascinating read that gives plenty of insights into what not to do… unless a lengthy prison sentence is what you want to get out of your business in 2018!
These 2018 business books should provide plenty of inspiration. If you have any recommendations to add to the list, feel free to leave a comment below!