7 Business Books you must read in 2014

There doesn’t seem to be any doubts that, in terms of business books, 2014 will be a very generous and relevant year. Indeed, lots of great releases that do an amazing job at informing and educating but also at being very inspirational for our future endeavors. Below we offer you our picks of must read business books – true ‘gold mines’ with reference to extremely compelling and even entertaining insight into current business issues.

The MBA Book: TOP Business School MBA in a Book

The MBA BookIf 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 business. The MBA Book will teach you 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.

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MBA 2.0: Things You Won’t Learn in Business School

mba 2.0Standard business schools and programmes ignore the fast paced change in the business landscape today. They waste your time with anachronistic concepts that will only confuse you and slow you down when you try to apply them in real life.

MBA 2.0 contains 38 topics you won’t learn in business school. It is drawn from research into how business is conducted today, and how it will be conducted in the future. It won’t waste your time with outdated theories and models, but instead it brings you powerful ideas and techniques that you can use today.

Cool Boss: The Art of Leadership in the 21st Century

cool bossThis book shows how the leadership mentality has changed forever. He explains the new leadership paradigm and provides you with the tools and techniques you need to evolve your business strategy and leadership style for the modern global marketplace. The book lays out 11 qualities of today’s coolest leaders and contains in-depth explorations of real world examples from some of the coolest business figures of today such as Steve Jobs, Richard Branson, Mark Zuckerberg, James Dyson, Oprah Winfrey, Barack Obama, Bill Gates, Ben Chestnut, Jim Sinegal,Tony Hsieh, Jim Goodnight, Sergey Brin, and Ursula Burns that continue to change the world with their unique, industry-dominating styles of leadership.

Go Nuts: The Art of Creativity and Innovation

go nutsPerhaps 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.

This book 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.

Kill the Normal: The Secrets of Revolutionary Designs

kill the normalKill the Normal is an in-depth study on how design has evolved, how it impacts global society, and what it reflects about the ideals of cultures from around the world. From nearly microscopic 3D-printed organs to the theories behind modern architecture, this book went from the microcosm to the macrocosm and connected them in clever and accessible ways. If you’ve ever felt the urge to re-invent something or tinker with design, this is a book you’re going to want on your shelf.

 

The Art of Hacking

the art of hackingThis book celebrates the lives and achievements of some of history’s greatest hackers: from Tim Berners-Lee to Jack Dorsey, from Leonardo da Vinci to Steve Jobs. Learn about who they were and how they functioned. Discover the characteristics that allow hackers to keep pushing forward, innovating, revolutionizing industries and changing the world.

 

Happy Company: How To Run a Business Like Google, Facebook, Zappos, Amazon, Coca Cola, Ernst & Young, VW, Nike, Apple, GE, and Intuit

happy companyThis book shows that the mentality and strategy of successful businesses has changed forever. It explains the new philosophy, and shares 14 strategies and methodologies for creating a culture of happiness, and explains the impact that such an ideological shift can have. By learning from this book, you can draw on relevant inspiration from these global icons and apply it to your own business model & strategy, to begin experiencing the same success, respect, and loyalty that they have enjoyed for years.

Productivity Masterclass: Learning to Work Smarter and Faster

productivity masterclassProductivity Masterclass offers numerous extremely useful tips that can genuinely help you get rid of or change your non-productive behaviors and get the best results from your actions. After reading this you will have a better understanding how you can get from point A to point B using the best method that applies in your case. You will develop a level of clarity, focus and determination all great achievers employ in pursuing their goals.

CEO School: Collective Wisdom of TOP CEOs

CEO School book by Can AkdenizThis 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.

9. The 9 Foundations of a Successful Career

The 9 Foundations of a Successful Career is the ultimate coaching guide to achieving outstanding success in your continuously developing career, and an indispensable tool for everyone who encountered difficulties along their professional path and needed a new, unbiased perspective that would help them overcome their obstacles.

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10. Problem Solver: An Amazing Way to Deal with Problems and Personal Challenges

problem solverRight 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.

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11. The 9 Routines of Successful People: A Guidebook for Personal Change

9 Routines of Successful PeopleIf you read this book, you will actually learn that there are indeed some simple routines all those who have made it to the top have implemented into their lives. It’s all about having a game plan and sticking to it because once your understanding of habits and routines goes past automation and obligations, you will tap into a new type of power and freedom able to fuel your motivation and willpower in a spectacular way.

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