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FRIDAY Five: 5 Great Business Books

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If you’re looking to get inspired by some of the greatest minds of our time, then consider diving into a great business book.

Looking to people you admire and respect for advice or guidance is one of the best things you can do, and who better to learn from than published entrepreneurs and businessmen who’ve succeeded at the very thing you’re hoping to achieve?

We’ve chosen five of the best business books to kick start your reading journey:

  1. Learn how to harness your entrepreneurial spirit with:

The Lean Startup: How Constant Innovation Creates Radically Successful Businesses, Eric Ries

Philip Delves Broughton from Financial Times says, “Every so often a business book comes along that changes how we think about innovation and entrepreneurship. The Lean Startup has the chops to join this exalted company.” 

  1. Learn how to take your business to the next level:

Good to Great, Jim Collins

To determine if good can ever become great, he embarked on a five-year research project and he concluded that indeed it can. He divulges the fundamental steps an organisation must take so they can achieve greatness, supported by his findings.

  1. Learn how to empower women in the workplace:

Lean In: Women, Work, and the Will to Lead, Sheryl Sandberg

Get to know Facebook COO and one of Fortune magazine’s Most Powerful Women in Business, Sheryl Sandberg. Sandberg uses her experience of working in some of the world’s top companies and proposes actions that woman can take to help themselves and others.

  1. Learn how to master management:

First, Break All The Rules: What the World’s Greatest Managers Do Differently, Gallup

This book delves into what makes an excellent manager, no matter what type of situation you may find yourself in. Being able to capitalise on your employee’s strengths and interests for the benefit of the company is a hallmark trait of masterful managers. Managers of all levels will learn something.

  1. Learn how to achieve longevity in your career:

Built to Last: Successful Habits of Visionary Companies, Jim Collins

Jim Collins set out to find out what makes a company “exceptional and long lasting.” Brimming with “hundreds of specific examples and organised into a coherent framework of practical concepts that can be applied by managers and entrepreneurs at all levels.” Find out the secrets to a company with staying power.

We’ve provided a variety of titles so that no matter what area you’d like to learn more about, there’s something for you.

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