Looking for book recommendations that could help your business? Check out our list below!
Boss Life: Surviving My Own Small Business by Paul Downs
More memoir and less business-focused, Paul Downs shares with readers his day to day struggles running his own small business that he’s been in charge of for over 29 years. His honesty about keeping his business afloat, while simultaneously taking care of employees’ needs and all the nuance of being the top boss, are heartfelt and admirable. Nothing is sugar-coated, which is the refreshing element that makes the book unique. Listed as a Forbes Best Business book of 2015!
The Power of Moments: Why Certain Experiences Have Extraordinary Impact by Chip Heath & Dan Heath
According to Chip and Dan Heath: “Our most memorable positive moments are dominated by four elements: elevation, insight, pride, and connection. If we embrace these elements, we can conjure more moments that matter. What if a teacher could design a lesson that he knew his students would remember twenty years later? What if a manager knew how to create an experience that would delight customers?… Many of the defining moments in our lives are the result of accident or luck—but why would we leave our most meaningful, memorable moments to chance when we can create them?”
Big Magic by Elizabeth Gilbert
Following up from her New York Times Bestseller Eat, Pray, Love, Gilbert dives into the many ways creativity can enrich every aspect of our lives, whether that be in artistic or business practices. With prompts and anecdotes divided into multiple sections, she investigates the very meaning of inspiration and how we can better hone it to be effectively beneficial. She shares examples of her own successes and failures with such radiant honesty; it will encourage anyone to keep striving for their daily and long term goals.
Disrupters: Success Strategies from Women Who Break the Mold by Dr. Patti Fletcher
Dr. Patti Fletcher has run the numbers on how many women are CEO’s of major companies and she wants to strive for higher than 4%. In this book, Fletcher sat down with many leading women of diverse backgrounds and industries to hear their tips on how to make it to the top. Insightful and motivating, the stories contained in this book will get you going on the journey toward success. An Entrepreneur.com favorite business book!
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