4. Rework by Jason Fried
Most of the business books that you get today will give you the same advice: draft a business plan, study the competition, look for investors, and all that.
However, Rework shows you a more effective, easier and faster means of succeeding when running a business. By reading it, you’ll be able to know why some plans are harmful, why you don’t really need to get investors, and why you’re better of shutting out your competition.
5. How to Win Friends and Influence People by Dale Carnegie
This is one of the most successful motivational books in history, selling well over 15 million copies since it was released in 1936. The book is timeless, and it appeals to businesses, self-help startups, and general readers.
Carnegie believes that a lot of successes come from an ability to communicate rather than having brilliant insights. In his book, he teaches how to value others and make them feel appreciated and loved.
6. Outliers: The Story of Success by Malcolm Gladwell
Through this amazing book, Malcolm Gladwell is able to take the reader on an intellectual journey through the world of ‘outliers’. He asks the question of what truly differentiates high-achievers.
His answer to this question is that we tend to pay too much attention to what successful people are like, and less attention to where they are actually from.