The Top 5 Business Books to Read In 2017
The best and the brightest business minds in the world know that your learning never stops. According to weforum.org and Fortune.com, here are the must-read business books of 2017. And, if your reply to that is that you don’t have time to read any business books, you’ll probably find a solution to that problem in the following five resources.
In no particular order, here are some of the best business books on the shelves today …
Confessions of the Pricing Man
How Price Affects Everything
By Hermann Simon
Simon points out that while correctly pricing products and services is one of the most critical components for business success, the majority of executives are playing an expensive guessing game with it. He estimates they could be losing anywhere from 25- to 100-percent of their potential revenue. This book delves into the psychology of pricing and strips away the mystery. The result is a veritable Master’s course on product pricing from the founder of Simon-Kucher & Partners, the premier global consultancy in this field.
A Revolutionary Way to Influence and Persuade
By Robert Cialdini
Cialdini follows up his global bestseller, Influence, with a book that shows how to multiply the effects of your persuasive techniques. The key is really not the message you’re delivering, but completing the steps prior to the conversation, and then picking the critical moment when the message is delivered. It’s a new way to look at increasing your persuasion skills exponentially.
Right Away and All at Once
Five Steps to Transform Your Business and Enrich Your Life
By Greg Brenneman
Brenneman, the King of Corporate Turnarounds, postulates that business success and personal fulfillment are two sides of the same coin. Here, he outlines a simple and clear, five-step roadmap that anyone can follow: Prepare a succinct “Go Forward” plan … build a fortress balance sheet … grow your sales and profits … choose all-star servant leaders … and empower your team. Take it from the man who turned around Burger King and Continental Airlines, no matter what business you are in, you’ll profit from this advice.
The Coaching Habit
Say Less, Ask More & Change the Way You Lead Forever
By Michael Bungay Stanier
Stanier, who has coached more than 10,000 managers around the globe, gives you seven essential coaching questions that allows you say less, ask more, and get significantly better results than you ever had being “just” a manager. He demonstrates why it is more important to be a coach in this data-driven business age than a boss, and how you can achieve great things if you are willing to be just a little brave and let go of the past.
How to Have a Good Day
Harness the Power of Behavioral Science to Transform Your Working Life
By Caroline Webb
Economist and former McKinsey partner Webb uses the latest behavioral economics, psychology, and neuroscience to transform our approach to everyday working life. She demonstrates how to take the boredom and tedium that the workplace can overwhelm you with and transform it into a positive energy that makes your daily tasks more pleasurable … maximizes your creativity … and add to your impact at work. Webb gives you a plan to prevent burnout and fill every day with energy and excitement.