10 Best-Selling Business Books You Need to Read

10 Best-Selling Business Books You Need to Read

By Elizabeth Lee , Sep 14th 2016

best-selling business books

Have you read any of these business best sellers?

Now that summer's wrapping up, it's time to get back into the groove of things at work. Reading a good business book can help you and your coworkers find the motivation you need to perform your best. Filled with inspirational stories of those who have seen success and practical tips on how to work smarter, best-selling business books can give you the extra boost you and your team needs to reenergize!

From 2016's most buzzed-about business titles to underrated books that you might've never heard of but should definitely read, this best sellers list features our customer favorites. If you're looking for a new business book to read with your staff or a compelling title to feature at your next corporate event, check out the list below!

10 best-selling business books of the year (so far):

1. The Signal and the Noise: Why So Many Predictions Fail — But Some Don't by Nate Silver

the signal and the noise

Discussing everything from the health of the global economy to how our ability to fight terrorism is dependent on the quality of the predictions we make, Nate — one of the nation's foremost political forecaster — examines the world of prediction. How can we distinguish a true signal from a universe of noisy data? Find out in The Signal and the Noise.


2. The Science of Growth: How Facebook Beat Friendster — And How Nine Other Startups Left the Rest in the Dust by Sean Ammirati

science of growth

LinkedIn vs. Spoke. Facebook vs. Friendster. McDonald's vs. White Castle. Why did one achieve real scale while its counterpart languished? Sean shows you the secret behind the science of growth and how to cultivate it in any organization, no matter how small.


3. Saving Capitalism: For the Many, Not the Few by Robert B. Reich

saving capitalism

Once, America was celebrated and defined by its large, prosperous middle class. But now, the middle class is shrinking and the country is facing its greatest wealth disparity in 80 years. Why is this economic system that made the so country strong suddenly failing us? How can it be fixed? Robert tackles these tough questions and illuminates the path toward restoring America's fundamental promise of advance and opportunity in Saving Capitalism.

(This book has been a best seller since 2015! See our 15 Best Business Books of 2015.)


4. Winning Plays: Tackling Adversity and Achieving Success in Business and in Life by Matt Mayberry

winning plays

Years ago, Matt was on a downward path to destruction, struggling through drug addiction and a career-ending injury. Today, the former NFL linebacker is an acclaimed keynote speaker and performance strategist whose work has been featured by Entrepreneur magazine. Matt knows a thing or two about failure, and in Winning Plays, he'll show you why it's a necessary part of your path to success.

(For a limited time, Matt's offering free coaching sessions with bulk orders of his book! Learn more about the exclusive offer here.)


5. You Don't Have to Be a Shark: Creating Your Own Success by Robert Herjavec

you don't have to be a shark

Many assume that effective sales ability demands a charismatic personality and aggressive attitude. Robert is a prime of example of how that assumption couldn't be more wrong. Known as the "Nice Shark" on the Emmy Award-winning ABC show Shark Tank, Robert is known for his honest and genuine approach to both life and selling that sets him apart from his other more cut-throat colleagues. In You Don't Have to Be a Shark, he reveals that we are each our own greatest asset and explains how the most successful businessmen become so accomplished.


6. The Three-Box Solution: A Strategy for Leading Innovation by Vijay Govindarajan

the three box solution

The three-box framework makes leading innovation simpler. Supported with real-life examples from GE, Hasbro, and IBN, Vijay's discourse solves once and for all the practical dilemma of aligning an organization with the critical but competing demands of innovation.


7. Grit: The Power of Passion and Perseverance by Angela Duckworth


One of the top recommended books by our publisher friends even before it was published, Grit was an instant New York Times best seller when it was first released in May. Angela uncovers why and how the secret to outstanding achievement is not talent, but actually a unique blend of passion and persistence that she calls "grit."


8. Small Data: The Tiny Clues That Uncover Huge Trends by Martin Lindstrom

small data

Harness the power of "small" data. Hired by the world's leading brands to discover what makes their customers tick, Martin spends 300 nights a year in strangers' homes to uncover hidden desires and, ultimately, clues to a multi-million dollar product.

(Find out what BookPal President Tony DiCostanzo learned from the book on Forbes.)


9. Breaking the Trust Barrier: How Leaders Close the Gaps for High Performance by JV Venable

breaking the trust barrier

For members of the U.S. Air Force Thunderbirds, teamwork is literally a matter of life and death. On the ground as in the air, we all face the same challenge. Whether we lead a team of 10 or 1,000, our job is to entice those in our wake to close the gaps in our team — the gaps of commitment, respect, and integrity that slow us down. Breaking the Trust Barreier will show you how.


10. From Impossible to Inevitable: How Hyper-Growth Companies Create Predictable Revenue by Aaron Ross and Jason Lemkin

from impossible to inevitable

Doubling or tripling the size of your business isn't about magic, nor is it about luck or working harder. In fact, there is a template that the world's fastest growing companies follow to achieve and sustain fast growth. From Impossible to Inevitable will show you that template and reveal how to surpass plateaus and get off that up-and-down revenue rollercoaster.


Looking for more ways to inspire, motivate, and supercharge your team?

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This post was written by Elizabeth Lee, the marketing associate at BookPal. She is currently reading Onward by Howard Schultz.

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