The Power of Habit
Why we do what we do in life and business
-- Charles Duhigg
"You'll never look at yourself, your organization, or your world quite the same way."
-- Daniel H. Pink, author of A Whole New World
MBA in a Book
Mastering business with attitude
-- Joel Kurtzman with Glenn Rifkin & Victoria Griffith
"Some of the sharpest minds in the business world provide useful perspectives on all core business topics."
-- Larry Bossidy, retired CEO of Honeywell
Entrepreneurship is the heart of all business. We all started somewhere, and these books lay the path.
Here are the 7 books I recommend for either starting your own business, or expanding what your current business already does:
The Portable MBA
See the actual curriculum of leading MBA schools
-- Edited by Kenneth M. Eades
"Whether you're a small business owner or you work for a multinational corporation, The Portable MBA delivers as a one-stop reference on the knowledge, insights, and practices you need to succeed in today's business world."
Harvard Business Review:
Guide to Building Your Business Case
Tell a compelling story, identify stakeholders, analyze risk and return
-- Raymond Sheen with Amy Gallo
"This book gives you all the tools you need to make a strong business case."
An introduction to the most enduring ideas on management
"If you read nothing else this year, read this book."
-- Harvard Business Review
Making the right ones, righting the wrong ones
-- Jim Treliving
"This book is engrossing, with moments of impending disaster and moments of victory, and offers many useful lessons about entrepreneurship and business."
-- The Globe and Mail
Smarter, Faster, Better
The Secrets of Being Productive in Life and Business
-- Charles Duhigg
"Smarter, Faster, Better finds provocative answers to a riddle of our age: How to become productive and less busy, how to be more effective and more in control of our lives."
-- Jim Collins, author of Good to Great