10 Best Business Books of 2014

1) More Than Coffee: The Secrets of Starbuck’s Success

In 1971, a small coffee bean seller in Seattle began a caffeinated journey towards this elite echelon that would eventually make them one of the most respected and successful brands in the world. This book explains how Starbucks made it from Corner Café to Coffee Kingpin with 23.000 locations around the globe.

2) CEO School: Collective Wisdom of TOP CEOs 

This book contains the collective wisdom of 25 CEOs from globally dominating corporations. In a matter of hours, you can take a whirlwind tour of the upper echelons of the business world, meeting with some of the greatest business minds of recent times and soaking up the most important advice they have to offer. It is all contained, right here, in the pages of this book: everything you need to know to achieve phenomenal success as a CEO, straight from the mouths of those who have blazed the trail ahead of you. 25 CEOs – 125 pieces of invaluable advice – 1 short book – a lifetime of success.

3) Go Nuts: The Art of Creativity and Innovation

Perhaps you have always had a dream to create the next big thing in your specific field and your days are spent brainstorming all of the possibilities to revolutionize the world. The hard part is moving from imagining your ideas to actually seeing them come to fruition. Embarking on any sort of creative journey can be intimidating, but reading this book will make things easier.

Go Nuts is packed with diverse examples of creativity across a number of fields and industries. Some of the most respected and admired names in creativity are profiled in this book, making it an invaluable resource for everyone from burgeoning creative entrepreneurs to artists who want to inject a surge of creativity into their life. There are thousands of directions that aspiring “creatives” can take, but it always helps to have models to emulate, or at least lessons to absorb and follow. That is precisely what this book offers, and for those who can read between the lines and find inspiration in these pages, it just might be an essential step towards a fantastically creative life.

4) Problem Solver: An Amazing Way to Deal with Problems and Personal Challenges 

Right from the start there’s one thing you can be sure of – all the successful people you will ever meet are highly resourceful when it comes to problem solving and they definitely have a thing or two you can learn from them. The more you get comfortable dealing with problems the more guaranteed your success is. This book will show you how.

5) The MBA Book

If you’re starting a business, running a business, or looking for a job, you probably don’t have much time to enroll in business school, read a dozen dry textbooks on corporate theory, or constantly stay appraised of every new development in global commerce. The MBA Book highlights the most important elements on the road to becoming a desirable, effective, and powerful business professional. By drawing from some of the most successful business models and business professionals in recent history, you can look at problems from new perspectives and hopefully find some inspiration from some of the greatest minds of our generation. From international titans like Walmart and Amazon to crowdsourcing sites and charitable retailers, there are lessons to be learnt on every one of these pages, no matter what size company you work for or what ambitious plans you have for your new enterprise.

The MBA Book simplifies the business process by incrementally moving from the conceptual foundation of a company to the final touches, including the skills and tools that an established company should tweak and perfect in order to remain competitive and successful.

6) Organize Every Day

Organize Every Day will teach you a fast and proven-to-work, easy way to go to a joyful, proudly productive, goal accomplisher. The ‘secret’ lies in how you plan and organize your days. Yes, that is all it takes. And no, those people you know and see ticking goal after goal on their lists do not necessarily had more opportunities or advantages as you and certainly do not have more than 24 hours on their hands to get things done.

7) Do You Have a Plan?

This book will dig out the master planner that has been hiding inside of you, and who is hungry for getting things done and having fun while doing it. It’s ironic how much time and energy we dedicate to figuring out how to plan an entertaining evening out, how to make our one-week trip to an exotic place unforgettable or how to make others feel bad for things they’ve done to us or, yet when it comes to figuring out how to make our life easier, better and happier, we tend to put any sort of planning aside.

8) How Google Did It

For any company to make a major impact, it is essential to grow, flourish, and expand into new industries and marketplaces. One of the companies that does this better than any other is Google, the undisputed King of the Internet. The broad reach, inspiring vision, passionate employees, dedicated customers, and bright future for this company can be traced back to certain essential keys that have allowed the company to grow faster than anyone thought possible. This book is a condensed guide, a short-cut, if you will, to some of the most essential secrets behind Google’s astronomical growth and perennial success.

9) Money Habits

Money Habits puts together some of the best advice on how to save, spend, and invest your money. Open this book and you will open new opportunities for your financial freedom; you will access a new way of understanding how the monetary mechanism works – an easy-to-follow guide to adopt simple habits that can change your life for good because even if it doesn’t bring happiness, money can bring a lot of nice changes. The question is: are you ready to learn how to create a budget and make your money work for you instead of simply work for your money? Are you ready to jump off that always-drifting boat which holds captive those people (who are most people) who have lost control over their financial situation?

10) What Is Your Strategy

Strategy is probably the most significant thing all history’s winners, today’s leaderships and successful people have in common. When it comes to saving, whether it’s time, money or even lives, nothing beats a good strategy. The best way to improve the quality of your life and business is to learn to develop good strategies. If you are ready to make that step, this book will be of great help throughout the process.

It offers a realistic guide to taking an inspirational outlook and making it work in your daily life but also in your most ambitious business venture. The approach used is one that goes straight for the core of the inefficiency, making you realize what causes a lack of progress and teaches how to think in a way that helps you always find the best move or plan of action to overcome all the challenges you encounter.