5 must read business books

Business seminars and tutorials are often expensive, and frequently boring events that are perceived as essential for businesses to stop them stagnating and falling behind competitors. However, there is another (cheaper) way of learning the ins and outs of business. Reading. We have compiled a list of must-read business books that are not only informative but also enjoyable.

1. How to Speak Money by John Lanchester


This book offers a guide on how to decipher all the financial jargon involved with running a business. Somehow John Lanchester avoids creating a dull dictionary-like book by sprinkling the book with his wit. The book gives a comprehensive decoding of financial jargon that is as relevant to stockbrokers in the city as it is to normal people. This book will be helpful for years to come for small businesses.

2. Zero to One by Peter Thiel

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Written by the founder of PayPal, Peter Thiel, this book is coming from a place of expertise, offering valuable and relevant information on start up businesses from a man who’s been there and done it. Despite the boring title, this book engages you from the start with thought-provoking concepts on entrepreneurship and modern day capitalism. A thoroughly enjoyable read.

3. Crazy is a Compliment: The Power of Zigging When Everyone Else Zags by Linda Rottenberg

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This books sets out to show you how to turn your shower thoughts into legitimate moneymaking businesses. The author, Linda Rottenberg, uses her experience as CEO of Endeavor to guide your from a person with a hare-brained idea to a confident and successful entrepreneur.  Linda writes with a passion for the subject that makes the book an engaging easy read. 

4. Entrepreneur: How to start an online business by Lucy Tobin

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This book gives practical advice on how to get your small business online initially and then how to grow it. Lucy Tobin is very knowledgeable on online business, being in the unique role of meeting online business founders weekly for her column in the Evening Standard.  The book is up to date and provides a resource that you can constantly dip in and out of and is written in a concise and interesting style.

5. The Laptop Millionaire by Mark Anastasi

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The Laptop Millionaire explains the only resource you need to achieve financial independence, access to the Internet. It offers an easy to understand step-by-step guide to achieving your business dream. Author Mark Anastasi not only explains how to run a successful business but also inspires and motivates you to actually do it. This book is as beneficial for experienced business owners as it is for business beginners.

We hope you enjoy reading some of these books. If you know of any inspirational reads then please do share them with us.

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