Rather than reviewing one book this week, I thought I would share my favorite business books. I get asked this question regularly, most recently when I was lecturing at Vanderbilt University’s Owen Business School earlier this week.
I have blogged on this topic previously. However, it has been almost two years. Since that time, my list has changed. Only four of the previous ones are on the new list. However, all twenty (the previous list and this one) are excellent.
Here are my current top ten favorites (Note: these are all Amazon affiliate links). They are listed in alphabetical order, but with no specific priority:
- Focus by Al Ries
- Getting Things Done by David Allen
- Good to Great by Jim Collins
- Love Is the Killer App by Tim Sanders
- Now, Discover Your Strengths by Marcus Buckingham
- Slide:ology by Nancy Duarte
- Stress for Success by James E. Loehr and Mark McCormack
- The E-Myth Revisited by Michael Gerber
- Tribes by Seth Godin
- You Are the Message by Roger Ailes
Again, I purposely did not include any Thomas Nelson books. I don’t want to get into the politics of why I included one author and not another. As I said previously, I read everything by John C. Maxwell. He is my friend and my mentor, and I highly recommend anything he has written. If you are new to his work, start with The 21 Irrefutable Laws of Leadership.