Business Book List

Business book list for 2014

Happy New Year!!

Last year I was pretty poor reading books that help my business, or reading at all for that matter.

My brain was so consumed with my business that every time I sat down to read something, a word or paragraph triggered a thought that made me put the book down and get to action. Sound familiar?  I know that taking action is probably a good thing, but I can’t help but feel that perhaps I would be armed with a lot more information had I actually got beyond the first chapter of these books (or first page).

So this year I am setting myself a goal of reading some business and inspirational books that will help me move forward with my business. I am aiming to read 26 books throughout the year –  considering I didn’t read any last year it’s a pretty ambitious task, but I am up for it because I am scheduling it in! No point making resolutions if you don’t make room for them in your life.

My 2014 Business Book List

  1. Jab, Jab, Jab, Right Hook: How to Tell Your Story in a Noisy Social World by Gary Vaynerchuk
  2. Manage your Day to Day: Build Routine, Find your Focus & Sharpen your creative mind edited by Jocelyn K Glei
  3. Tribes by Seth Godin
  4. Money a Love Story by Kate Northrup
  5. Lean In: Women, Work, and the Will to Lead by Sheryl Sandberg
  6. Quiet: The Power of Introverts in a World That Can’t Stop Talking by Susan Cain
  7. The Power of Habit: Why We Do What We Do in Life and Business by Charles Duhigg
  8. Thinking, Fast and Slow by Daniel Kahneman
  9. Drive: The Surprising Truth About What Motivates Us by Daniel H. Pink
  10. Good to Great: Why Some Companies Make the Leap…And Others Don’t by Jim Collins
  11. Blue Ocean Strategy: How to Create Uncontested Market Space and Make Competition Irrelevant by W. Chan Kim
  12. The 7 Habits of Highly Effective People: Powerful Lessons in Personal Change by Stephen R. Covey
  13. Remote by 37 signals
  14. The Power of Now: A Guide to Spiritual Enlightenment by Eckhart Tolle
  15. The Inmates Are Running the Asylum: Why High Tech Products Drive Us Crazy and How to Restore the Sanity by Alan Cooper
  16. Don’t make me think by Steve Krug
  17. The Four Agreements: A Practical Guide to Personal Freedom by Don Miguel Ruiz
  18. Daring Greatly: How the Courage to Be Vulnerable Transforms the Way We Live, Love, Parent, and Lead by Brene Brown
  19. For the Win: How Game Thinking Can Revolutionize Your Business by Kevin Werbach & Dan Hunter
  20. Reality Is Broken: Why Games Make Us Better and How They Can Change the World by Jane McGonigal
  21. Finding Your Element by Ken Robinson (thanks Simone!)
  22. Start with Why by Simon Sinek
  23. The Game Changer by Dr Jason Fox
  24. Now Discover your Strengths by Marcus Buckingham
  25. Turning Pro by Steven Pressfield
  26. All Marketers are Liars by Seth Godin
  27. Contagious by Jonah Berger

I’ll update this list as the year goes on and would love to hear any suggestions of books you’ve come across and would highly recommend.  Leave a comment below! 

4 thoughts on “Business book list for 2014”

  1. Samantha Fieliciano

    I’m reading Purple Cow (Seth Gordon) and How to Have it all (Christina Guidotti) at the moment. Thanks for this list, I’ll be picking a few to read once I’m through my books! :)

    1. Purple Cow is a good one, I listened to the audio book on a road trip, some good tips. Will check out How to have it all – what are your thoughts so far on it?

  2. I love your list Nicky! Am hoping to get back to a whole lot more business reading in 2014 as well.
    I think my favourite biz book ever is ‘Crush’, also by Gary Vaynerchuk. I saw the book in the shop the other day, but would highly recommend anyone to listen to the audio as Gary has added so much on top of the original content of the book. It’s awesome!
    Another one I’ve seen a few times lately that looks well worth a read, and is high on my own reading list at the moment, is ‘The One Thing’ by Gary Keller & Jay Papasan.
    Look forward to reading more of your recommendations – and your thoughts once you get through them!!

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