The business world is constantly changing, and in order to stay ahead of the curve, entrepreneurs and business leaders need to be voracious readers. There are a wealth of great business books out there, but not all of them are created equal. That’s why we’ve put together a list of the 7 best business books you can’t afford to miss in 2023.
1. The Innovator’s Dilemma by Clayton Christensen
Innovator’s Dilemma book
This classic business book by Clayton Christensen explores the concept of “disruptive innovation,” which is when a new product or service comes along and upends the status quo. Christensen argues that incumbent companies often fail to see disruptive innovations coming, and as a result, they lose market share to upstarts. This book is essential reading for anyone who wants to understand how innovation works and how to stay ahead of the competition.
2. Never Split the Difference by Chris Voss
Chris Voss is a former FBI hostage negotiator, and in this book, he shares his insights on how to negotiate effectively in any situation. Voss argues that the key to successful negotiation is to build rapport with the other party and to understand their needs. He also provides a number of practical tips on how to persuade others to see things your way.
3. Range: Why Generalists Triumph in a Specialized World by David Epstein
Range: Why Generalists Triumph in a Specialized World book
In this book, David Epstein argues that generalists, or people with a broad range of knowledge and skills, have an advantage in today’s rapidly changing world. He cites examples of successful people from a variety of fields who have benefited from their broad range of experiences. This book is a must-read for anyone who wants to succeed in a world that is constantly evolving.
4. The Lean Startup by Eric Ries
Lean Startup book
The Lean Startup is a methodology for developing businesses and products that is based on iterative testing and learning. Eric Ries argues that businesses should start with a minimum viable product (MVP) and then test it with customers to get feedback. This feedback can then be used to improve the product or service over time. The Lean Startup is a popular methodology among entrepreneurs and startups, and it has been credited with helping to launch some of the most successful businesses in the world.
5. Dare to Lead by Brené Brown
Dare to Lead book
Brené Brown is a research professor at the University of Houston, and in this book, she explores the importance of vulnerability and courage in leadership. Brown argues that leaders need to be willing to be vulnerable in order to connect with their team members and to build trust. She also provides a number of practical tips on how to be a more courageous leader.
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6. The Infinite Game by Simon Sinek
Infinite Game book
In this book, Simon Sinek argues that business is not a zero-sum game, but rather an infinite game. This means that there is no end goal, and the only way to win is to keep playing. Sinek argues that businesses need to focus on long-term growth and sustainability, rather than short-term profits. He also provides a number of examples of companies that are playing the infinite game and succeeding.
7. Blitzscaling by Reid Hoffman and Chris Yeh
Blitzscaling is a term used to describe the process of rapidly growing a business by investing heavily in growth. Reid Hoffman and Chris Yeh argue that blitzscaling is the only way to achieve truly massive success in today’s competitive marketplace. They provide a number of case studies of companies that have successfully blitzscaled, as well as a number of tips on how to do it yourself.
These are just a few of the many great business books that were published last year 2022. We encourage you to read as many as you can and to share your favorites with us in the comments below.