Not Sure What to Read? Try These Business Books Out First

Walk into any bookstore or library and take a stroll over to the business section. Daunting, isn't it?

The abundance of choices leads to every avid reader's dilemma: You want to read something, anything, but you do not want to have had the time wasted. Fear not, as some of the hottest titles for the best business books destined to become classics in the genre are listed below.

Lean In: Women, Work, and the Will to Lead
Sheryl Sandberg, COO of Facebook, delivers a powerful message to women on gender identity in the workplace. Recounting her own rise to the top, Sandberg's surprisingly candid account illuminates the problems facing today's success-minded female. The book is a call to action for men as well, as Sandberg outlines how businesses can thrive if more women are supported in the workplace.

Mission in a Bottle: The Honest Guide to Doing Business Differently—and Succeeding
Ever wonder what goes on behind the scenes of a multi-million dollar organic tea company? All your questions are answered in this lively account of the inner workings of Honest Tea. The company's founders, Seth Goldman and Barry Nalebuff, have created a fun, graphic novel-style book that serves as a primer for anyone interested in creating a business from the ground up.

Great Work: How to Make a Difference People Love
Praised by no less a figure than Stephen Covey, David Sturt's amazingly uplifting book examines people who make a difference, analyzes how they think and act, and distills the information into five applicable skills and practices anyone can develop. Filled with real stories about real people, the book is a must for anyone aspiring to achieve work that is greater than themselves.

Looptail: How One Company Changed the World by Reinventing Business
Business prodigy Bruce Poon Tip is known internationally as a man of bold, new ideas. Looptail covers Poon Tip's beginnings when he maxed out two credit cards in order to seed the company that would become G Adventures, the revolutionary model of travel and tourism. Embracing the creative and the unorthodox, Poon Tip pours his wisdom into every page of Looptail, demonstrating how bold reinvention can be the lifeblood of business.

You First: Inspire Your Team to Grow Up, Get Along, and Get Stuff Done
Liane Davey, PhD. describes the many ways a team can fail, and how you as manager can prevent it. Whether the problem is hidden dysfunction or productivity issues affecting morale, Davey shows you how to step in and mold your team for the better. More than a business book, You First is a hands-on regimen, a diagnostic tool, and an action plan for both leader and team all rolled into one.


All of these books, as well as several not listed here will impart excellent knowledge upon the reader.