You can never not read a book without learning something new. Whether you are staring out in the Business world or looking for more advice, here at Dluxe magazine we have compiled the top five business books you should read.
- The Book of Five Rings by Miyamoto Musashi
Now this isn’t your typical step to step guide on how to strategize your business. The Book of Five Rings is a pre-modern East Asian philosophical texts which is comprised of brief passages that deal with different issues. Written by Miyamoto Musashi, the book acts as a guide to both the martial arts and military strategy. However, the different issues and strategies within the book can be implemented in your thinking as a businesses minded individual. This is possible due to the way Musashi provides general advice on how someone should react in a given situation, rather than going into extensive detail on techniques and strategies.
- The Art of War by J.H. Huang and Sun Tzu
The Art of War is another philosophical text which has been cited as a source for strategic thinking for the business world. It provides you with detailed accounts and examples for strategic thinking. The principles outlined in the text, if used correctly will aid you in a successful business.
- The Chimp Paradox by Dr. Steve Peters
Despite the title, this book isn’t all about chimps. The book is a mind management model which can help you become a happier, confident, healthier and more successful individual. Throughout, Dr. Peters explores the struggle that takes place in your mind and explains how to apply this understanding to each are of your life. The Chimp Mind Management Model is based on scientific facts and is simplified for easy use. This text is ideal for those of you who want to best manage yourself and implement that into your business.
- How to Win Friends and Influence People by Dale Carnegie
This text is similar to The Chimp Paradox, in the way Carnegie offers practical advice and techniques on how to get out of a mental rut and make your life more rewarding. This text is ideal for you to maintain and develop relationships throughout your life and apply that to people within yours and other businesses.
- Starting a Business for Dummies by Colin Barrow
We all know the classic, for dummies books that offer an easy guide on pretty much any topic. This For Dummies book will provide you with a step to step guide on how to start a business. This text is ideal for those of you who are wanting to start a new business but need preliminary advice on how to get you started.