If you have started asking people for advice on where to buy the best Kindle business books, it means you have already discovered how beneficial the information contained in such books can be. Even to the average person. Especially to the average person. For those already at this stage, the answer is surprisingly simple: download the best business books to your Kindle.
What Good are Business Books?
For everybody else, the big question isn’t where to find books about business, but why. What is a niche category like business books any good for unless you are an entrepreneur, a small business owner, a salesman or a student majoring in finance who comes stumbling away from “The Wolf of Wall Street” just a little too overstimulated? The business world is just a microcosm of the world at large.
Instruction Manuals for the Business of Life
The best business books are not those that turn your Kindle into an instruction manual for learning how to write a business plan or invest in commodities or sing the praises of supply-side economics. The books listed in the Business category of best-seller lists are those that apply the most valuable lessons for achieving success in the world of finance and economics and marketing to the real world outside those borders and vice versa. Such a definition makes “The Art of War” by Sun Tzu every bit as useful as Thomas Friedman’s “The World is Flat” as well as these books currently on Kindle’s best-seller list.
Top Ten Kindle Books for Business
Developing the Leader Within Youby John C. Maxwell
Maxwell’s ten qualities of leadership can tailored to fit your own personal instructional manual for life whether you are in the boardroom or the bedroom. What really sets this volume of business advice from the rest is the incorporation of characters like Charlie Brown and Winnie the Pooh to illustrate those attributes.
The Hard Thing About Hard Things: Building a Business When There Are No Easy Answers by Ben Horowitz
Learn how to handle liars, personality misinterpretations, the experience of the aged against the energy of youth and what you can learn from any of the versions of “Freaky Friday.” Not just about building a business, but a life.
Lean In Women, Work, and the Will to Lead by Sheryl Sandberg
Sheryl Sandberg is a Harvard graduated who once served as Chief of Staff for the Secretary of the Treasury before becoming an executive at Google and then Facebook. Her book is useful for discovering the privileges of being privileged and how to pursue them.
Overwhelmed: Work, Love, and Play When No One Has the Time by Brigid Schulte
Surely, you don’t need to be working on Wall Street or in corporate office buildings or own a local fast food franchise to feel the pain of those everyday people who feel overwhelmed by work. Learn creative ways to bring new perspectives to the struggle between the business of work and the business of leisure.
How to Win Friends & Influence People by Dale Carnegie
Yes, the famous prototype of all self-help books to come that was first published in 1936 remains a best-seller in the age of the Kindle. You may not even have thought of Carnegie’s advice on smiling, holding back criticism and remembering people’s names as business advice.
Thinking, Fast and Slow by Daniel Kahneman
Kahneman is a psychologist who snagged a Nobel Prize despite there being no category for psychology. That the author is a Nobel Laureate in Economics should indicate that the best business books are really only partially about business. Like Kahneman’s, in fact, most are about psychology.
The Rise of Superman: Decoding the Science of Ultimate Human Performance by Steven Kotler
Perhaps you relate more to sports and athletic feats than stocks and bonds and the Dow Jones Industrial Average. Here’s a tome that introduces outstanding physical achievements into the world of business not only as metaphor, but as biological imperative for success.
Daring Greatly: How the Courage to be Vulnerable Transforms the Way We Live, Parent and Lead by Brene Brown
Those who like their business advice all warm and fuzzy can relate to Brown’s examination of the connection between emotions considered a sign of weakness and business sense considered essential. The author proves yet again that what makes a business book is not always the book of business you expect.
Choose Yourself! by James Altucher
Altucher had it all, lost it all and reinvented himself for a comeback. The message is not one you get from a lot of business books: nobody is sitting out there waiting to help you find success and trying to find success on their terms isn’t going to make them want YOU any more.
Outliers: The Story of Success by Malcolm Gladwell
An outlier is a term used to describe something so out of step with the mainstream that it can only be seen from a distance no matter the direction from which it is observed. In the world of business, Gladwell’s definition of an outlier is anyone willing to put in the 10,000 hours required to achieve success at any task.
Using Books to Kindle Your Sense of Business
As you can clearly see, even if you don’t need to really how to succeed in business, much valuable knowledge and advice is still to be mined from the best business Kindle books. Or even just plain old ink and paper business books if you are still just contemplating the leap into e-book reader arena.