The Book List
Listed below are some of our favourite and best selling business books. Constant education and improvement is essential to achieving the success in business that you know you are capable. Otherwise you will eternally never know what you don’t know.
The 1-Page Marketing Plan: Get New Customers, Make More Money, And Stand out From The Crowd
To build a successful business, you need to stop doing random acts of marketing and start following a reliable plan for rapid business growth. Traditionally, creating a marketing plan has been a difficult and time-consuming process, which is why it often doesn’t get done.
In The 1-Page Marketing Plan, serial entrepreneur and rebellious marketer Allan Dib reveals a marketing implementation breakthrough that makes creating a marketing plan simple and fast. It’s literally a single page, divided up into nine squares. With it, you’ll be able to map out your own sophisticated marketing plan and go from zero to marketing hero.
Whether you’re just starting out or are an experienced entrepreneur, The 1-Page Marketing Plan is the easiest and fastest way to create a marketing plan that will propel your business growth.
MAake Your Mondays Matter: Discover the secrets to propel your business to the next level
STEP-BY-STEP GUIDE TO GET YOU ORGANISED AND BUILD YOUR BUSINESS TO 6 FIGURES AND BEYOND
This award-winning book for entrepreneurs will give you proven strategies for success and one full year of support.
Are you looking to increase revenue? Do you want to see a consistent flow of new business? Are you feeling overwhelmed and unable to focus? Time Management is the key! Packed with powerful ways to create more opportunities, grow your business and increase your income. Empowering you to transform your business on Mondays to see more results by Friday.
It’s more than a book, it’s also a business growth planner.
The book is divided into 52 weeks and every Monday you can open this book to find goal setting exercises and clear action points to keep you on track to building and growing your business. You can review your progress as you make notes within this book, record your achievements and see how far you’ve come.
You can revisit and review as much as you like and turn this book into your own business growth planner.
Some early reviews:
“A great read for anyone who wants to banish those Monday morning blues and is looking for practical ideas to make every day, and every moment, really count. Written in a positive and conversational style, Jo shares her experience on how to create the right mindset to achieve your personal and business goals. There are lots of tools and tips that you can instantly try out for yourself and the book is structured so that it is really easy to dip in and out.
I love Jo’s personable style and felt that she was right there with me, cheering me on as I read the book, speaking to me, encouraging me and supporting me to propel my business to the next level. She had me engaged right from the very start of the book that the tools and approach she has uncovered, can help me to increase sales for my businesses by a factor of 10!” – Maila Reeves, Entrepreneur, Angel Investor, Business Lecturer at Westminster Business School
“What better way to start your week? Monday morning blues is a thing of the past since ‘Make Your Mondays Matter’! The author gives motivation and inspiration in plenty to lighten your load and lift your spirits. Her style of writing is personal, jovial and from the heart which we can all relate to.
What Colour Is Your Parachute? 2021: Your Guide to a Lifetime of Meaningful Work and Career
With timeless advice, up-to-the-minute insights, and more than ten million copies sold over fifty years, the world’s most popular and best-selling career guide is fully revised and expanded for 2021.
In today’s challenging job-market, as recent grads face a shifting economic landscape and seek work that pays and inspires, as workers are laid off mid-career, and as people search for an inspiring work-life change, the time-tested advice of What Color Is Your Parachute? is needed more than ever.
This new edition has been fully revised for 2021 by Vanderbilt University Career Center Director Katharine Brooks, EdD, with modern advice on the job hunt strategies that are working today, such as building an online resume, making the most of social media tools, and acing Skype interviews. Building on the wisdom of original author Richard N. Bolles, this edition updates the famed Flower Exercise (which walks job seekers through the seven ways of thinking about themselves) and demystifies the entire job-search process, from writing resumes to interviewing and networking.
With the unique and authoritative guidance of What Color Is Your Parachute?, job-hunters and career changers will have all the tools they need to discover–and land–their dream job.
The $100 Startup: Fire Your Boss, Do What You Love and Work Better To Live More
You no longer need to work nine-to-five in a big company to pay the mortgage, send your kids to school and afford that yearly holiday. You can quit the rat race and start up on your own – and you don’t need an MBA or a huge investment to do it.
The $100 Startup by Chris Guillebeau is your manual to a new way of living. Learn how to:
– Earn a good living on your own terms, when and where you want
– Achieve that perfect blend of passion and income to make work something you love
– Take crucial insights from 50 ordinary people who started a business with $100 or less
– Spend less time working and more time living your life
Business Adventures: Twelve Classic Tales from the World of Wall Street
What do the $350 million Ford Motor Company disaster known as the Edsel, the fast and incredible rise of Xerox, and the unbelievable scandals at General Electric and Texas Gulf Sulphur have in common? Each is an example of how an iconic company was defined by a particular moment of fame or notoriety.
These notable and fascinating accounts are as relevant today to understanding the intricacies of corporate life as they were when the events happened.
Stories about Wall Street are infused with drama and adventure and reveal the machinations and volatile nature of the world of finance. John Brooks’s insightful reportage is so full of personality and critical detail that whether he is looking at the astounding market crash of 1962, the collapse of a well-known brokerage firm or the bold attempt by American bankers to save the British pound, one gets the sense that history really does repeat itself.
This business classic written by longtime New Yorker contributor John Brooks is an insightful and engaging look into corporate and financial life in America.
The Subtle Art of Not Giving a F*ck: A Counterintuitive Approach to Living a Good Life
In this generation-defining self-help guide, a superstar blogger shows us that the key to being happier is to stop trying to be “positive” all the time and instead to become better at handling adversity.
For decades we’ve been told that positive thinking is the key to a happy, rich life.
But those days are over. “Fuck positivity,” Mark Manson says. “Let’s be honest; sometimes things are fucked up and we have to live with it.” For the past few years, Manson—via his wildly popular blog—has been working on correcting our delusional expectations for ourselves and for the world. He now brings his hard-fought wisdom to this groundbreaking book.
Manson makes the argument—backed by both academic research and well-timed poop jokes—that improving our lives hinges not on our ability to turn lemons into lemonade, but on learning to better stomach lemons. Human beings are flawed and limited—as he writes, “Not everybody can be extraordinary—there are winners and losers in society, and some of it is not fair or your fault.” Manson advises us to get to know our limitations and accept them. This, he says, is the real source of empowerment. Once we embrace our fears, faults, and uncertainties—once we stop running from and avoiding, and start confronting painful truths—we can begin to find the courage and confidence we desperately seek.
Start With Why: How Great Leaders Inspire Everyone To Take Action
Because in business it doesn’t matter what you do, it matters why you do it.
Steve Jobs, the Wright brothers and Martin Luther King have one thing in common: they STARTED WITH WHY.
This book is for anyone who wants to inspire others, or to be inspired.
Based on the most-watched TED Talk of all time.
‘One of the most useful and powerful books I have read in years’ William Ury, coauthor of Getting to Yes
‘This book is so impactful, I consider it required reading’ Tony Robbins, bestselling author of Awaken The Giant Within
The Successful Mumpreneur: How to work flexibly around your family doing what you love
FINALIST OF THE 2019 BUSINESS BOOK AWARDS.
Debbie started her business in 1998 when the internet was in its infancy and few women were launching their own businesses. Twenty years on her business is thriving. In 2011 she launched Mums UnLtd to support other Mumpreneurs. What is shared in this book comes from her own experience together with those successful business builders who have generously shared inspiration and insights.
Nothing beats the knowledge of someone who’s experienced the highs, lows, pleasures and pitfalls of running their own business. Debbie’s been there, done it and learned lessons. Within this book you’ll find answers to FAQs, specific case studies and common mistakes to avoid. Also included:
- sourcing resources;
- and maintaining your sanity at the same time as making money!
The advice is constructive and effective, the solutions straightforward and the input invaluable, whatever stage you’re at with your business.
The 4-Hour Work Week: Escape the 9-5, Live Anywhere and Join the New Rich
Forget the old concept of retirement and the rest of the deferred-life plan – there is no need to wait and every reason not to, especially in unpredictable economic times. Whether your dream is escaping the rat race, experiencing high-end world travel, earning a monthly five-figure income with zero management, or just living more and working less, this book is the blueprint.
This step-by step guide to luxury lifestyle design teaches:
* How Tim went from $40,000 dollars per year and 80 hours per week to $40,000 per MONTH and 4 hours per week
* How to outsource your life to overseas virtual assistants for $5 per hour and do whatever you want
* How blue-chip escape artists travel the world without quitting their jobs
* How to eliminate 50% of your work in 48 hours using the principles of a forgotten Italian economist
* How to trade a long-haul career for short work bursts and frequent ‘mini-retirements’.
This new updated and expanded edition includes:
More than 50 practical tips and case studies from readers (including families) who have doubled their income, overcome common sticking points, and reinvented themselves using the original book as a starting point
* Real-world templates you can copy for eliminating email, negotiating with bosses and clients, or getting a private chef for less than £5 a meal
* How lifestyle design principles can be suited to unpredictable economic times
* The latest tools and tricks, as well as high-tech shortcuts, for living like a diplomat or millionaire without being either.
The Science of Self-Discipline: The Willpower, Mental Toughness, and Self-Control to Resist Temptation and Achieve Your Goals
Your best intentions are not enough. Learn how to scientifically engineer a disciplined existence, become relentless, and never give up.Whatever you want in your life, self-discipline is the missing piece. Goals will remain dreams if you make the mistake of relying on motivation and your best drawn plans.The Science of Self-Discipline is a deep look into what allows us to resist our worst impulses and simply execute, achieve, produce, and focus. Every principle is scientifically-driven and dissected to as be actionable and helpful as possible. You’ll learn how top performers consistently exercise self-discipline, as well as what drives us on an instinctual, psychological level to act.This isn’t just a book; it’s a roadmap to the human psyche and will allow you to accomplish exactly what you set out to do, every time. When you understand what drives your cravings and the true roots of self-discipline, you’ll be able to rise above your temporary discomfort and focus on what really matters. Discover every factor that impacts self-discipline for better or worse.Break free of excuses, distractions, laziness, and temptations.