Best Books to Read in 2016

Business books aren’t just for people in business and business majors in university. Everybody can benefit from these great books whether you’re in arts or science or engineering. Business is all about people and relationships, and these books demonstrate some of the best advice ever published.

1. Good to Great, by Jim Collins

One of the greatest business books written all time, a must read for every CEO or aspiring CEO, or anyone who wants to run a great organization.

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Good to Great: Why Some Companies Make the Leap…And Others Don’t

2. How to Win Friends and Influence People, by Dale Carnegie

My all-time favorite interpersonal communication book. Want to know how to make people like you? This book is a must-read.

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How to Win Friends & Influence People

3. Built to Last, by Jim Collins and Jerry I. Porras

So many companies are started everyday, but 90% eventually fail within the first few years of business. How do you make a business last the test of time? Learn from business experts Jim Collins and Jerry Porras.

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Built to Last: Successful Habits of Visionary Companies (Harper Business Essentials)

4. The 7 Habits of Highly Effective People, by Stephen R. Covey

“Begin with the end in mind” is a popular quote from this timeless classic on how to become an effective person.

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The 7 Habits of Highly Effective People: Powerful Lessons in Personal Change

5. The Tipping Point, by Malcolm Gladwell

Best selling author Malcolm Gladwell is now a household name and a favorite business & popular psychology author.

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The Tipping Point: How Little Things Can Make a Big Difference

6. Getting to Yes, by Roger Fisher, William Ury, & Bruce Patton

I took two negotiations courses during my MBA, and this was a recommended textbook. This is the recommended book for anyone interested in winning negotiations.

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Getting to Yes: Negotiating Agreement Without Giving In

7. Winning, by Jack Welch

Jack Welch is famous as the CEO of GE, one of the most successful companies in the 20th and 21st century. He shares his secrets in his business book Winning.

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8. Who Moved My Cheese, by Dr. Spencer Johnson

When I first picked up this little book, I had no idea how big the ideas inside are and how it changed my way of thinking so profoundly.

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Who Moved My Cheese?: An Amazing Way to Deal with Change in Your Work and in Your Life

9. Competitive Advantage, by Michael E. Porter

During my MBA, I’ve read countless articles by Harvard Professor Michael Porter, most famous for his Porter’s 5 Forces model of strategy.

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Competitive Advantage: Creating and Sustaining Superior Performance

10. The Secrets of Closing the Sale, by Zig Ziglar

When it comes to selling, Zig Ziglar is one of the biggest names. All businesses sell something, whether it be a product or service. Every marketing expert knows about Zig Ziglar and implements his sales strategies.

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Secrets of Closing the Sale

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The Power of Positive Thinking, by Dr. Vincent Norman Peale.

Awaken the Giant Within, by Tony Robbins



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