As we begin the fourth quarter of 2017, it's time to take a moment and reflect on our business goals for the next year. Where do you want to see growth? Gain new insights for your company with eight of the best business books available.
We've compiled a list of the top 8 best business books you can't miss this month:
Eric Ries, author of the bestseller The Lean Startup, is back with an essential roadmap for businesses of all types. He reveals how entrepreneurial principles can be used to drive innovation and grow revenue in order to transform organizations for the modern world. Ries lays out a plan that will drive organizations towards sustainable growth and long-term impact.
2. Discipline Equals Freedom: Field Manual by Jocko Willink
Jocko Willink uses his experiences as a SEAL Team commander to teach methods of success. According to Willink, there is only one way to achieve true freedom — through discipline. Read along as he teaches strategies and tactics for conquering weakness, procrastination, and fear as well as the best sleep, food, and physical habits recommended for optimal performance.
3. Find Your Why: A Practical Guide to Discovering Purpose for You and Your Team by Simon Sinek, David Mead, and Peter Docker
Find Your Why is the highly anticipated follow-up to the bestseller Start With Why. Simon Sinek has created an engaging workbook that investigates your personal why and your business' why. This detailed guide contains instructions for every step in the process as well as answers to common questions. This book will lead you on the path to success, whether you are a CEO or recent hire.
4. The Four: The Hidden DNA of Amazon, Apple, Facebook, and Google by Scott Galloway
Think you know how the four most influential companies on the planet got to where they are today? Guess again. Scott Galloway asks fundamental and challenging questions to get to the real truth behind Amazon, Apple, Facebook, and Google. This is a great read for those who want to compete with them, do business with them, or simply live in the world they dominate.
5. Blue Ocean Shift: Beyond Competing - Proven Steps to Inspire Confidence and Seize New Growth by W. Chan Kim and Renée Mauborgne
Shift yourself, your team, or your organization to new heights of confidence, market creation, and growth. This follow-up to the international bestseller Blue Ocean Strategy will provide you with tools to move beyond competing, inspire confidence, seize new growth, and shift from a crowded "red ocean" of competition to a "blue ocean" of uncontested market space.
There are two false assumptions in every industry: change is hard and engagement drives results. Cy Wakeman looks to disprove this by shining a light on mistakes leaders make when trying to please their employees. All these engagement programs do is inflate expectations and cause unhappiness, which leaves employees unable to adapt to changes. Use No Ego to turn your office into a happy and productive place.
7. The Loyalist Team: How Trust, Candor, and Authenticity Create Great Organizations by Linda Adams, Abby Curnow-Chavez, and Audrey Epstein
Four women with over a century of combined experience join together to study the inner workings of team dynamics. The highest achieving teams — what the call "loyalist teams" — operate efficiently and provide extraordinary value to the organization. They operate on loyalty, honesty, and trust. Find out where your team stands and what you can do to make it to the "loyalist" level.
8. It Takes a Tribe: Building the Tough Mudder Movement by Will Dean
Discover the event that has taken the world by storm: the Tough Mudder extreme obstacle course. Unlike other endurance events, Tough Mudder encourages team spirit. Founder Will Dean shares the inside scoop of how this startup grew into a multi-million member movement. Embrace the Tough Mudder playbook for your own company by nurturing passion and experimenting with new risks. Create a brand that people identify with and love.
This post was written by Megan Habel, the marketing associate at BookPal. She is currently reading Radical Candor by Kim Scott.