Most business owners read books to learn new strategies, to become a better leader, and a better person.
Here are the top 11 books we believe every business owner should read.
1. The One Thing
The One Thing is a non-fiction, self-help book written by authors and real estate entrepreneurs, Gary W. Keller and Jay Papasan.
The book discusses the benefits of prioritizing a single task. It also challenges the concept of “work-life balance.”
“Success isn’t a game won by whoever does the most” – Gary W. Keller and Jay Papasan
2. One Page Marketing Plan
In this book, serial entrepreneur and rebellious marketer Allan Dib unveils a marketing implementation breakthrough that makes creating a marketing plan simple and fast. It’s a single page, divided up into nine squares. With it, you’ll be able to map out your sophisticated marketing plan and go from zero to marketing hero. You can listen to our podcast with Alan HERE.
3. The Subtle Art of Not Giving A F$%k
Mark Manson, a superstar blogger shows us how to stop trying to be “positive” all the time so that we can truly become better, happier people.
Human beings are flawed and limited—”not everybody can be extraordinary, there are winners and losers in society, and some of it is not fair or your fault.” –Mark Manson
4. The E-Myth
In this book, Michael E. Gerber, a small business consultant and the author points out how common assumptions, expectations, and even technical expertise can get in the way of running a successful business.
5. Extreme Ownership
Written by two Navy SEAL officers, Jocko Willink and Leif Babin, Extreme Ownership revolutionizes business management and challenges leaders everywhere to fulfill their ultimate purpose: lead and win.
6. Whale Done
Whale Done! shows how positive reinforcement and redirection can help increase productivity. These techniques are remarkably easy to master and can be applied equally well at home, allowing readers to become better parents, more committed spouses, and live happier lives.
7. Who Moved My Cheese
Who Moved My Cheese is a motivational business fable written by Spencer Johnson. “Cheese” is a metaphor for what you want to have in life and the “Maze” is where you look for what you want—the organization you work in or the family or community you live in.
8. The 4 Hour Work Week
Whether your dream is escaping the rat race, experiencing high-end world travel, or earning a monthly five-figure income with zero management, The 4-Hour Workweek is the blueprint. The New York Times bestselling author, Timothy Ferriss, shows readers how to live more and work less, now with more than 100 pages of new, cutting-edge content.
9. Peaks and Valleys
Another book from the #1 New York Times bestselling author, Spencer Johnson, a brilliant new parable that shows readers how to stay calm and successful, even in the most challenging of environments. Spencer Johnson knows how to tell a deceptively simple story that teaches deep lessons.
10. The Anatomy of Peace
In The Anatomy of Peace, we learn how and why we contribute to the divisions and problems we blame on others and the surprising way that these problems can be solved.
11. Profit First for Tradies
If you have finally had enough of the constant cash flow struggle and you are ready to make a change, Profit First for Tradies will guide you. Katie Crismale- Marshall has taken the core concepts of Mike Michalowicz’s Profit First method and customized it to meet the specific needs of Australian tradies. This book is launching on the 5th of April and can be purchased HERE.
At Tradies in Business HQ we are constantly reading and learning, are you?