5 Amazing Business Books Which Give Priceless Advice for Business Leaders

Every year there are many new business books which find their way to the market. Whilst all offer advice and will assist in running a successful business there are a few which stand out more than all the others. There advice will truly help you drive your business forward; the best five are as follows:

  1. How to Win Friends and Influence People

This book was first written by Dale Carnegie in 1936 and is still well worth reading today. A revised version was released in 1981 which updated it for a more modern society. As the title suggests, How to Win Friends and Influence People is designed to show you how to win people over to your way of thinking. This is an important skill as being able to do this opens up doors to more clients, more friends and more influence. It is also shows you how to handle complaints and to give good public speeches. The fact that the book is as relevant today as it was when first published says volumes about both the business world and the vision of its author.

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  1. Presentation Zen: Simple Ideas on Presentation and Delivery

Reading this book will change the way you present information to any group of people. No matter how good you are at delivering presentations you will find some useful information and tips in Presentation Zen. The book focuses on how PowerPoint is used when creating and delivering a presentation. It claims and shows that the methods which most people use are actually hindering their speech and that there is a better way. The methods described include the importance of pictures in a presentation and how these should be utilized in a speech to maximize the results. Reading this will make you realize that a speech should be kept simple; this will ensure people take in the information.

  1. The World is Flat: A Brief History of the 21st Century

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The title of the book may not make it seem that appealing but the information inside is extremely relevant and informative. Its subject is the increased globalization of Business.  The World is Flat explains how the rise of computers and various software packages have meant that businesses all over the world can now compete on a level playing field. The book was first published in 2005 and has since been revised and republished in 2006 and 2007 as the ability to do business globally steadily increased. The book lists ten important occurrences which have contributed to the flat world and its author, Thomas L Friedman explains how they have changed the world of business. More importantly he advises the best approach to take to make the most of the ever changing world of business.
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  1. The 4 Hour Work Week

Tim Ferris wrote The 4 Hour Work Week and states that some of his inspiration came from reading “The World is Flat”. The book emphasizes the possibility of dramatically reduces your workload by outsourcing and remove the mind numbing boredom of basic tasks throughout your day. It also provides some excellent advice on how to get rid of bad clients without upsetting them and the best way to free up your time so that you can indulge in your own passions.

  1. The Knack: How Street Smart Entrepreneurs Learn to Handle Whatever Comes Up

In contrast to the other titles listed above, The Knack is firmly aimed at the small business market or those who aspire to be entrepreneurs. The book covers how to start a business and how to grow the business to whatever level you want to achieve. It also offers some excellent advice on how to sell the business, should you wish to. The book is written by Norm Brodsky and Bo Burlingham who have been through a successful business start up and wish to share their experiences and knowledge with others. It will be of valuable assistant to any small business owner.

Are you a business leader looking for some motivation? Do you have ideas but are afraid to put them into practice? The above mentioned business books will help you overcome all your fears and thus be able to do whatever’s necessary for your startup’s success.

Author Bio: Davis Miller has a great interest in reading books; he spends several hours in reading good books. Apart he also writes for a site http://www.lovereading.co.uk where you can find lots of books and eBooks for buying.

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