The business choices people make are either influenced by their personal experience or knowledge they have acquired over time. Not everyone must go to a business school to record success in their lifetime. Some people who have had monumental success did that by sticking to a couple of practices and guideline. These guidelines and practices in the form of business books were either forged by them or it came as a lesson learned from other people. You too can take advantage of the accumulated knowledge of financially successful people over the years and make your financial story a successful one. Below are a couple of handpicked books that will change your life.
1. The 7 Habits of Highly Effective People: Powerful Lessons in Personal Change by Stephen R. Covey
This book was first published in 1990. This timeless masterpiece covers everything from personal to professional habits to productivity and thinking. Use this business book to help yourself achieve maximum effectiveness and stop swirling in unproductive activities.
2. Think and Grow Rich by Napoleon Hill
Many people haven’t acknowledged that the way they think plays an important role in their success or failure. If you want to possess the mindset of a successful person, changing your thinking can turn a lot of things in your favor.
Think and Grow Rich was first published in 1937 and has helped millions of people ever since. The back cover of the book boasts about millionaires and billionaires who made their fortunes by reading the book.
3. How to Win Friends and Influence People by Dale Carnegie
The relationships you make and keep at work, in your neighborhood, and at social events have a way of making you a better successful person. Even though you manage those relationships through social media having people skills will still be vital for you. Although has advanced more than it was in 1937 when this book became available, the life lessons in it remain valuable. This Business book is a manual to guide you on how to gain people’s trust and influence them in favor of your business ideas.
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4. The Millionaire Next Door: Surprising Secrets of America’s Wealthy by Thomas J. Stanley and William D. Danko
How much can you possibly learn from the rich and successful people around you? Most people have a misconception about what the lives of wealthy people are like. It’s not all about eh glamor and expensive living.
Published in 1996 looks at the wealthy and reveals how millionaires live quietly among people that aren’t millionaires. This books mostly contains the activities of ordinary folks who slowly and quietly built great wealth without anyone noticing a change in their lives.
5. The Tipping Point: How Little Things Can Make a Big Difference by Malcolm Gladwell
Small changes in the way things are done can make big things happen. It is not a new thing, but it is an overlooked fact in daily business.
Malcolm Gladwell inspires you to think big about the small changes around you. The Tipping Point focuses on using a small change that spreads like wildfire and how messages and products spread like viruses.