Best Business Books in 2020

Did you know the average CEO reads 50+ books a year? As a small business owner, we highly recommend reading business books to sharpen your knowledge. Here’s a list of the best business books of all time.

Are you looking for the best business books that will help you achieve your business goals? Here is my list of the Best Business Books that have created the biggest impact on me.

I try to curate all the books that I read carefully. Each of the books mentioned below will give you valuable insights into the minds of the authors.

Let’s get started.

Principles by Ray Dalio – Best Business Book on Investing

The author Ray Dalio is the founder of Bridgewater Associate which is one of the best performing hedge fund company in the world. He has been in the list of 100 most influential people of the world. But then he wasn’t always this famous and rich. He was almost bankrupt in the year 1982 and today is the founder of 150 billion dollar hedge fund.

Principles, the book authored by him takes you through this remarkable journey of his in the first half. The second half gives you important principles that he followed to achieve success in life. This is a good self-help book to accomplish your life goals by using the principles as a roadmap. The book offers 100s of practical lessons that can be used by individuals and organizations to take viable decisions, face challenges and build a strong team to achieve their goals.

The author has shared unconventional principles developed and refined by him over 40 years to help achieve positive outcomes in life and business goals.

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The Power of Habit: Why We Do What We Do in Life and Business

The Power of Habit by Charles Duhigg is an excellent book if you believe “Habits die hard’ and aren’t able to change for better. This book is about how certain habits are formed and how it influences our life. It further explains how such habits can be modified to bring a positive change in one’s life and business. The 3 parts of books covers habits of individual, organization and society.

To make it practical and effective the author gives us the scientific reason behind the existence of certain habits and how it can be changed. It has many stories from real-world corporate situations which gives us insights about human nature and our potential.

The book states that whenever you feel triggered to carry out a bad habit, you need to identify such triggers and switch to good habits. The book offers simple solutions to profound problems. It is a well-researched and persuasively written book.

Leaders Eat Last by Simon Sinek – Best Business Book on Leadership

Leaders eat last written by Simon Sinek has a thought-provoking title to start with. The psychology behind the book is derived from the leaders of armed forces. It was observed by the author how the junior Marines in the Marine Corps have their meals first and the senior was contented to take their meal at the end. He researched further and found that the same principle was observed on the battlefield too. The leaders often sacrificed their comfort and life for the sake of their juniors.

Leaders eat last explains how good leaders through trust and cooperation within the group have motivated their team members to work together in coordination and achieve remarkable things for themselves and the organization.

The author has explained about the security net built by the leaders to secure their teammates from external challenges. The author has put forth leadership concepts using real-life stories from military, investment banking and government organizations. This book is refreshing as it brings out a new perspective of leadership by taking into account the modern values of society.

Thinking, fast and slow 

The book authored by Daniel Kahnema is a renowned psychologist and recipient of the Nobel Prize in Economics. The book has won several best book awards.

This book explores the 2 styles of thinking – the Fast which is driven by emotions and intuitions and the Slow style which is methodical and logical. The reason behind our decisions and judgments is the result of any one style of thinking. In order to make the right decision, we can learn to explore these 2 styles of thinking. This is the gist of the book.

This book further explains how and when to trust our intuitions and when it would be best to take logical decisions.

Decision making is a game-changer for most organizations and in personal life too. The book keeps us engaged by giving us examples of how we generally think and its consequences. It teaches us various techniques to fix mental glitches which push us towards trouble.

This book is a must-read for everyone interested in human behavior and organizational patterns.

The 7 habits of highly effective people – Best Business Book on Habit Building

This book written by Stephen R Covey is a best seller for the last 25 years and has sold over 20 million copies. What has made this book so popular?

The 7 habits of highly effective people is based on the simple fact that the key to happiness, success, and glory lies within us. We need not make our life miserable searching for it externally. Self-awareness is the key component. The books present numerous practical challenges for you to identify your emotions, attitude, and outlook. It helps you recognize how negative attitude brings in negativity in personal and professional life.

It is an excellent self-help book that reiterates the fact that you are in control always. It changes your perspective towards life and the manner in which you think and act. This book also has great leadership traits for you to incorporate in professional life. It is a simple well-written and engrossing book, most importantly the book that forces you to get control back into your life.

The 10X Rule by Grant Cardone – Best Business Book on Goal Setting

The 10X Rule is written by Grant Cardone. The books as the name suggests strives to bring dynamic change into your life. This book doesn’t speak about human psychology or emotions or intuitions to attain success in life. This book is for task-oriented people. This book believes for being successful you will have to put in 10X efforts. There is no place for luck and chances. This book talks about extreme plans and actions that need to be completed on daily basis. The success you want to achieve in life should be in measurable terms only then can you ascertain the efforts that need to be put in to achieve it. This book speaks about goal settings and its execution.

This book aims to eliminate fear, self-doubt, and procrastination and fill you with an extreme sense of perseverance. It aims to create happiness and satisfaction in your life and help you to become an epitome of success.

Conclusion – Best Business Books

Every book mentioned above is an excellent business book. You can read through my review above and pick one which resonates with you the most. Happy Reading!!