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Best Books for Learning about Business in 2021

by Aamir Kamal 11 months ago in book review

Some best business books.

Best Books for Learning about Business in 2021
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Best Books for Learning about Business in 2021

We can safely start by saying that reading is the new chic. Reading gives us perspective and thought-provoking window to the happenings of the world. Whether it’s the evergreen Hermione from the Harry Potter books or the ultra-famous Sheldon Cooper from The Big Bang Theory, the wealthy genius in Bill Gates or media-mogul Oprah Winfrey, there has never been a dearth of book-heads in real or reel life.

And take it from either your favorite TV character or an idol, in reality, the most successful people around the world will tell you one common thing about making it to the top. From China to the USA, if you want the crème de la crème of advice, here is where it’s found: Books.

Want to work on yourself? Craving for some professional advice? You can’t figure out the next step in your career? Or do you want to start a business? Here is your best bet: books. Do You think books can’t make you rich? Then hear this. Books are the best investment you can make to grow rich. That is good books. Good books from masters in their field will let you in on the best secrets of the trade.

So, if you are stuck in your career and want to take a big leap by starting your own business, or just simply want to get into the business industry, you must learn the in-s and out-s of the business world.

Here we present to you the best books for learning about business in 2021.

1. The Prosperity Paradox: by Clayton Christensen.

This is written by Clayton Christensen, a Harvard Business School professor Ojomo (analysis fellow at Christensen’s research institute), and Dillon (Christensen’s writer on many books) propose a daring approach to bettering the world financial condition in this well researched book. They propose making innovation in a way that gives access of products to people that didn’t have access to them before. The suggestion is that rather than producing innovation in products for existing customers, businesses should actually target non-consumers. They discuss that this idea of targeting non-consumption will further lead to prosperity in the poor areas and the developing countries.

2. The Enlightened Capitalist: James O’ Toole.

This book sheds light on the ‘Enlightened’ ones, the business pioneers, who might not always succeed on their voyage to business stardom but always remain a beacon of hope for the pioneer community. The Enlightened Capitalist is a book about people who succeeded-and failed as well in making a lot of wealth in the business world. But besides this, they also remained socially responsible in creating their business. James O’Toole, an emeritus professor at the University of Southern California’s Marshall School of Business studied many such determined souls and churned out this humongous book of enlightenment. According to him, an enlightened capitalist seeks “to address social problems primarily through their business practices, rather than by acts of charity or philanthropy.”

3. The Making of a Manager: Julie Zhuo.

Julie Zhuo was Facebook’s vice president of product design and got her hands on a managing job for the first time at age 25. She writes regularly on Medium.com. The Making of a Manager is your guide to carving yourself as a competent manager in the corporate world. Julie Zhuo is a sophisticated author with great expertise in being a manager in the contemporary business. Management is a stage for those who are flexible and prepared to mold and improve oneself according to the times and challenges. Zhuo pens down the mistakes and learning of her career. To be a true manager is to look beyond the paycheck and just surviving the office hours or just looking forward to the weekend. Given that the work today has become highly demanding, a manager must set one up to integrate into the business and constantly go over strategies that might or might not work.

4. Ultimate Blueprint for an Insanely Successful business: Keith Cunningham.

The basic message in this book is that if you want to run a really successful business, you need to get yourself well-acquainted with finance and accounting. Accounting is how you will be able to keep track of your business. The author compares it to a pilot who tries to fly the plane without his dashboard of numbers. If you don’t know the stats then you won’t be able to fly the plane effectively. The pilot won’t know where s/he is. So, to keep track of where you are in your business progress, you must get the know-how of the accounting statements. The numbers tell you about where the money is and what’s working and what’s not working.

5. Losing my Virginity: by Richard Branson

This book is an autobiography of one of the greatest business tycoons in the world. Richard Branson: the owner of the Virgin brand. He started his journey to business domination with a very humble beginning. He began with a record store and now is planning a galactic airline to take people around the Earth. And not to forget that he still has dyslexia. This book holds immense inspiration and knowledge for entrepreneurs especially first-timers. In order to reach your full potential, you need to be inspired. And this goes without saying that in order to be a millionaire you need to hang out with a billionaire. In this book, you will go through a journey of building one of the coolest brands in the world, pushing your mindset beyond what you can imagine.

6. Tools of Titans: by Tim Ferris

This is a beast of a book. In this book, you will come to know about the habits, tactics, and attitudes of the tycoons and top performers. The author interviewed and collected tips from the most successful around the world. It’s about how they thrive at what they do and manage to stay on the top. It contains a million dollars worth of information.

7. Tribe of Mentors: by Tim Ferris

This book is a follow-up of The Tools of Titans. Tim, himself, said that Tribe of Mentors takes everything that makes Tools of Titans the best-seller and increases them ten folds. It gathers advice from some of the most interesting people in the world. This is one of the best business investments you can make.

BONUS:

The Art of War: by Sun Tzu.

This book is a guide to winning. No matter what challenges lie ahead of you, this book contains objective answers to overcoming your most feared hurdles. This book, although was written 2500 hundred years ago but remains valid to this day. Business is modern-day warfare and this book is tailored to the minds of fighters in this corporate world. Although this book is set for the military it easily translates to the business world.

There is a lot of knowledge waiting for you to savor it. So, go grab a book and a cup of coffee!

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Aamir Kamal

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