When speaking to job seekers, so much of my advice has come from business experience. I tend to have the biggest impact when understanding the big picture and the “why” certain decisions and actions come about. Many of these books have an entrepreneurial tone to them, however, I would suggest that when employees look at their positions with an entrepreneurial spirit, they will add more value to their employer leading to a greater chance in advancement.
I’m a big believer in value drives opportunity…not opportunity drives value. Many times I hear, “if only I had received that promotion, I would have done XYZ.” Why are you waiting? Go show value now. Give management, owners, board members a reason to give you more opportunity.
The books below offer tremendous insight into great business minds and organizations. We all know there is no perfect company. Take the gems you find in these business books and find ways to apply “wins” into your organization. Opportunity follows value.
If you don’t see a book on my list, please let me know in the comments below. These are just a few of my favorites I feel like every business professional should read.
17 Best Business Books to Read in 2017
Content Inc.: How Entrepreneurs Use Content to Build Massive Audiences and Create Radically Successful Businesses by Joe Pulizzi
Content continues to be the power of marketing in 2017. If you are wanting to separate your self as a thought leader in your industry, you’ll need to create stellar content. Joe’s book helps you look at your business differently. Build your audience, then develop a strategy to sell to your audience.