Top 5 Books to Read This Month
Reading is the best and easiest way to improve yourself. It can give us inspiration as well as information on how to do the things we want.
Down below is a list of books sure to help you out and give you a new perspective when it comes to business and sales.
- How to Win Friends and Influence People – Dale Carnegie
A classic book on everyone’s lists, Dale’s book gives insights into people. The lessons shared in here are sure to help in your professional as well as personal life. In the foreword of the book, it is recommended to skim through it every once in a while, ingraining the lessons into you. The perfect handbook on how to win friends and influence people. Highly recommended.
- Tipping Point – Malcolm Gladwell
I am personally a fan of Malcolm Gladwell. His books are informative, short and to the point. He also makes use of real-world examples to solidify his point and paint a beautiful picture.
Tipping point is about trends and what shapes them, as well as how something simple can make a huge difference.
All of Gladwell’s books deserve to be in this list, but if I had to pick one, it would be Tipping Point.
- Rich Dad, Poor Dad – Robert Kiyosaki and Sharon Lecter
A classic business book, Robert’s lessons here are perfect for those with an entrepreneur mindset. He explains (and changes your preconceived notions of) what an asset is, how to make money and what the ‘Rat Race’ is. It is a liberating book and it will change the way you look at money and business.
- The Art of Creative Thinking – Rod Judkins
This, along with the next book on this list, is not a ‘business book,’ but the lessons taught in both of them can be beneficial to entrepreneurs and anyone else.
The Art of Creative Thinking has lessons learnt by Rod throughout his career as an Art Professor as well as Creative Director. He imparts his wisdom on how we can free our minds and think more creatively. This is a tremendously undervalued skill and by cultivating it, I believe we can achieve more.
- Metamorphosis – Franz Kafka
A totally different book from the others on this list, one can argue that this is an ‘anti-business’ or ‘anti-capitalist’ Absurdist Philosophy book. One would be right, but another can argue that this short story of a man turning into an insect can open your eyes to many different truths. Reevaluate the ‘true’ people in our lives and your willingness to work hard for someone else’s dream. Be careful, though. This book is not for the faint of heart. It has many layers that need to be peeled off before you get to the lesson.