The Power Of A Great Read: The Best Business Books Of 2013

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The Power Of A Great Read: The Best Business Books Of 2013

Early in my professional career, my mentor, the late “Charlie ‘Tremendous’ Jones” said, “You will be the same person in five years as you are today, except for the people you meet and the books you read”.  Great insight, and exactly why I think it’s important to call attention to terrific books when I come across them. In this post, I would like to ask my readers to contribute by sharing their favorite business books- the works that helped guide you in some way to be more effective as an entrepreneur- be it personal or professional. A great read is priceless if it helps define who you are and is an invaluable asset for inspiring, encouraging and entertaining.

Compliments of the Keen Thinker, here are the Best Business Books of 2013 from the 800-CEO-Read Business Book Awards. The categories are as follows: General Business, Leadership, Management, Sales & Marketing, Entrepreneurship & Small Business, Personal Development, Innovation & Creativity and Finance & Economics.

General Business: The End of Competitive Advantage, Rita Gunther McGrath

Leadership: Playing to Win, A.G. Lafley and Roger L. Martin

Management: Joy Inc., Richard Sheridan

Innovation & Creativity: Unthink, Erik Wahl

Entrepreneurship & Small Business: Without Their Permission, Alexis Ohanian

Sales & Marketing: Unlabel, Marc Ecko

Personal Development: Springboard, Richard Shell

Finance & Economics: The Alchemists, Neil Irwin

Belief in the power of books is a conviction shared by many.  As a tool and a resource, the right book is like a roadmap to success, helping us learn how to tap into our own potential for creating and growing a thriving business. Thanks to all of you for your great suggestions. Happy reading!

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