Books are an essential part in our modern day world, they are ways we connect to the outside world, they give us an edge over others, imagine someone of 70 years putting down all his experiences, his success, his mistakes in a single book, and you getting all those knowledge in just a week, isn’t that wonderful, those are the benefits of reading books, in the business world I have penned down top 5 business books you should definitely read if you’re about to start your business journey.
These books are a must read for anyone, if you want to excel in the world of business or you just need motivation to start yourself.so without further ado let’s start listing.
THINK AND GROW RICH BY NAPOLEAN HILL
Think and grow rich is an exceptional work written by the great napoleon hill, it’s a great book for anyone about to start his business journey, because in the business world it isn’t going to be all sunshine and rainbows, there are going to be tough times, topsy turvy, times when you feel like quitting so there is need to be able to ground yourself mentally, it teaches you the power of our mind as the strongest force on earth, if you haven’t read it, be sure to grab a copy and start reading.
THE RICHEST MAN IN BABYLON BY GEORGE S.CLASON
A list of business books is not complete without mentioning the richest man in Babylon.
Although a book written in the 90’s the lessons and examples are very much relevant today,
What gave this book worldwide recognition is the order and simplicity in which he passes the lessons to the audience using story telling, thus making the book open to everyone, the rich man in Babylon is indeed a great book to read.
THE SECRETS OF A MILLIONAIRE MIND BY T. HARV EKER
In this wonderful work by harv eker, he made us to understand that success be it financially or otherwise is more of the subconscious than physical, luck, family education does not affect one’s success, but your mindset and your attitude toward money, according to him all those things our parents have put in our mind like “the rich are greedy” those things are what affect our mindset and attitudes towards money. But the lucky note he added about this is that this mindset can be changed, in fact it can be changed as easily as turning off a switch.
HOW TO WIN FRIENDS AND INFLUENCE PEOPLE BY DALE CARNEGIE.
This is in fact on of the best book on dealing with people and leadership skills, as you know in the modern business world there is need to be able to network, and networking involves closing deals, influencing clients to your way of thinking, and increasing sales.
This book is not only recommended for salesmen but it is also recommended for anyone who just feels like he or she needs more friends. If you haven’t read it I would recommend you read it.
MONEY MASTER THE GAME BY TONY ROBBINS
Tony Robbins money master the game is a wonderful work,
Tony Robbins is a very great mentor who has mentored many with his books , unshakable, and unlimited power.
But since he dropped this grand masterpiece, money master the game, the Internet grew wild, the book talks about investing and about how the markets are manipulated, its wonderful for someone like tony Robbins to bring the world of investing down to a average person.
I also found that those books although they are wonderful, aren’t just enough that there are a ton of other wonderful books out there so here is my take on the 5 business books everyone should read part two, before I continue this list wasn’t made by authorities but are the views of the writers based on his experiences and how the books influenced him, so without any further ado here are my takes on the 5 business books everyone should read.
FU MONEY BY DAN LOK
Dan Lok’s book FU money is so educative that it made him become one of the best-selling authors, Dan Lok’s Is known widely for his direct and blunt way of sending his message to his authors, this book is very good self-help book written by a man who was a Chinese immigrant and didn’t know how to speak English, his lessons just like the best-selling book rich dad, poor dad goes against the norms and tradition of a normal business world, if you haven’t read it, be sure to run to your nearest book store and buy a copy, or you can download the PDF.
THE BUSINESS OF THE 21ST CENTURY BY ROBERT KIYOSAKI
Robert Kiyosaki another new York times best-selling author who earned his popularity with his masterpiece, “RICH DAD,POOR DAD, Robert Kiyosaki is another blunt writer, who gives the lessons raw to audience, his book the business of the 21st century talks about how the industrial age business are operated, according to him the idea of going to school, gets good grade and find a high safe paying job, is gone and faded, that was what he called the industrial age, now we been in the information age, there Is need for us to build networks, in a nutshell he endorsed network marketing, as the only business that can allow an average person to generate wealth just by the spreading of information.
THE ART OF WAR BY SUN TZU
I know you’ll would be wondering why I’ll put a book that was written more than 2,500 years ago, and why I’ll put a book about war among a business book, but in our modern business world, we are fighting a war whether we like it or not, the manager in your company, you’re fighting a war with him, your client that you’re trying to persuade you’re fighting a war with him, sun Tzu uses a diplomatic style of writing, according to him, not all battles are won using violence, the best ones are those that are tactically and strategically won.
THE FOUR HOUR WORK WEEK BY TIM FERRIS
The four hour work week is also another influential work written by a maestro, the four hour work week contains ways and steps to be free from the corporate chain, creating a business of your own and living the life of your dream this book is definitely a hit for you guys.
RICH DAD, POOR DAD BY ROBERT KIYOSAKI
This is the Mona Lisa among all books, Kiyosaki’s rich dad, poor dad was on the new York times best seller for close to five years, the books talks about advice our parents usually give us, if you want to be rich, go to school get good grades and find a high paying job, work until retirement and enjoy your pension, according to him, that gig doesn’t work anymore, to him the rich earn their money through leveraging their time and efforts on other people. I don’t want to be a spoiler, so just grab a copy on amazon and begin digging.
AWAKEN THE GAINT WITHIN: HOW TO TAKE CONTROL OF YOUR MENTAL, EMOTIONAL PHYSICAL AND FINANCIAL DESTINY BY TONY ROBBINS.
This books is one of the best among his works tony robbins which is known for being a motivational guru and speaker who has Impacted the lives of many people, infact it is one of my favorite books titles I’ve ever seen for a business book.
THE POWER OF HABITS BY CHARLES DUHIGG
I can still remember vividly how I came about this book, and it was referred to me by one of my down lines at a network marketing company I was joined and after I read the book, I was so captivated by the word’s of the writer that I had to read the book again, Charles duhigg uses simple diction in passing his lessons to his audience, little wonders, why the book captured the interest of majority of readers in the country.
Duhigg uses scientific methods to take us on a voyage of the discoveries of how habits are made and why habits exist, he also offered us a solution on how they can be changed to stand a chance for us to have positive results in our lives.
In this business book, he detailed how and why habits are very integral to the success of every individual, because a habit are one of the best things, we need to have for us to achieve successful, lasting and meaningful goals. So I don’t want to be a spoiler, so I’ll just leave it here, definitely grab a copy, or better still, you can purchase a pdf online.