Today there exist a lot of top-quality business management books, but there are quite a few really interesting and informative ones. Business books – both practice-oriented and motivational – fit not only startup founders and executives but also everyone who wants to build a successful career. As we read business management books, we learn success stories and, importantly, learn about difficulties that authors have encountered in their own experience.
These books inspire, motivate, change the mind, make you think, and motivate you to act!
Motivational books on business
Henry Ford “My Life, My Achievements”
This book went around almost all states. It is printed in many languages. Everywhere her publications were sold like hotcakes.
A burning interest in it was created not by artificial advertising hype, but by its very content – behind this book is the life and work of a very big man, behind it is the practical experience of the creator of production, unprecedented in scale and organization.
In his book, Henry Ford shares his life story, his views on business management, his ideas in management theory, and in general in the entire economy. His ideas are now embodied in thousands of companies that work according to the principle introduced by Ford at the beginning of the twentieth century.
Richard Branson “Naked Business”
The first of Sir Richard’s books, completely devoted to the history of creation and the specifics of running his business. “Instead of ranting about my success in these pages, I just wrote the whole truth about my companies,” writes Sir Richard.
In addition to the candid stories of the Virgin Group‘s successes and failures, this book is invaluable with advice and quotes from an entrepreneur’s real-life notebook.
Ayn Rand “Atlas Shrugged”
Ayn Rand’s book can be safely classified as a “must-read”. For many entrepreneurs, this book is the Bible, the rationale for their mission, and the right to pride; this book changes the worldview, forms a holistic vision of the world, and provides answers to questions about the meaning of human life and the social significance of entrepreneurship. It is a call to be brave, strong, and persistent.
Business management books
“The 27 Challenges Managers Face”
Step-by-Step Solutions to (Nearly) All of Your Management Problems. Bruce is the founder and CEO of RainmakerThinking, a management research and corporate training company. Prior to founding the company in 1993, Bruce worked as a Wall Street attorney for Carter, Ledyard & Milburn.
Leveraging Natural Groups to Build a Thriving Organization. Dave Logan is a co-founder of CultureSync and a senior partner. In it, he is responsible for working with organizations in the field of health care, commercial real estate, high technology, as well as with government agencies.
“Practice of Management”
This is a reprint of a classic book published in 1954. Once upon a time, “The Practice of Management” formed a holistic understanding of what management is, and singled out the manager as a separate important link in any corporation. This book created what is nowadays called the discipline of management. And it was neither an accident nor a stroke of luck – this is the goal set by the author when writing the book.