Must Read Books For The On The Go Businessperson

In most professions, skilled individuals will tell you to read. Reading enhances your imagination gives you new ideas and promotes individual growth. Not sure where to begin? Well, finding the right books that will fill your needs can be tricky, but not impossible. You must know where to look. Below is a list of insightful books that every businessperson should get their hands on!

Good to Great: Why Some Companies Make the Leap…and Others Don’t.

Written by Jim Collins in 2001 presents the idea of taking your company to the next level. The author did extensive interviews and research to give the readers an opportunity to see many different people’s viewpoints. This book is an excellent guide that educates on the importance of business leadership.

True North: Discover Your Authentic Leadership.

In 2007, Bill George published his book in hopes of bringing leadership authenticity back into the business world. He believes that adopting your unique version of leadership goals and practices will be better long term. Inside these large corporate companies are regular people just like you and me. Cookie cutter leadership models do not work well for everyone.   

Ignore Everybody: and 39 Other Keys to Creativity.

Hugh Macleod started by doodling, then started sharing his ideas via blogging, then he came out with his book in 2009. Ignore Everybody is a must read; his book offers thoughts on how the average businessperson can stand out amongst the rest while even finding more about the meaning of life in the business world.

The Wisdom of Failure: How to Learn the Tough Leadership Lessons Without Paying the Price.

Written by Laurence Weinzimmer and Jim McConoughey in 2012, this novel shows the importance of learning from mistakes, but from other peoples. Both authors conducted a seven-year study to figure out the most common errors that are notorious in the business world. Which means that if you read this book, you will be able not to make the common mistakes of your competitors.  

The Hard Thing About Hard Things: Building a Business When There Are No Easy Answers.

Author Ben Horowitz knows a thing or two about the hardships of owning your own business. In his novel, he presents his story of the successes and failures that he faced when he was starting. Horowitz encourages his readers to do hard things, and that nothing good comes easy.  

Leave a comment