Knowledge is power in the dynamic corporate world. Whether you’re a seasoned businessperson or just getting started, it’s important to continuously learn and grow. Business books can range from financial advice to mindset and motivation. Anything that inspires you to get up and make your dreams come true, really.

Join us as we examine the top 10 business-related books that you must read in order to level up and gain a competitive edge. These books have the power to alter your perspective and improve your judgment when it comes to business and life as a whole. Be prepared to become a new person after reading the following books!

Rich Dad, Poor Dad, by Robert Kiyosaki

Hand holding business book Rich Dad Poor Dad by Robert Kiyosaki
Source: Snowball Wealth

First up is”Rich Dad, Poor Dad” a personal finance classic. The book touches on the contrasts between the financial philosophies of Kiyosaki’s “poor dad” (his biological father) and his “rich dad” (his best friend’s father). Through engaging story-telling, the book provides valuable lessons on wealth-building, investing, and the importance of financial education. This self-improvement book will help reshape your mindset and relationship with money and will help set you up to move forward with your journey to success.

Think and Grow Rich, by Napoleon Hill 

Cover of business book Think and Grow Rich by Napolean Hill
Source: Kaila J Lim

Next is the self-help and success manual “Think and Grow Rich”, a timeless classic. A must-read for aspiring entrepreneurs, Hill draws on interviews with successful people and researched over 500 self-made millionaires to uncover the truth behind making money. The book does a great job of encouraging its readers through touching on mindset, goal-setting and determination.

Mamba Mentality: How I Play, by Kobe Bryant

Hard cover of book Mamba Mentality by Kobe Bryant standing up right.
Source: Golf

Third on the list is “Mamba Mentality”, a motivational book that will inspire you to put in the work. The book examines the work ethic and way of thinking of one of the greatest basketball players of all time. It delves into Kobe’s unrelenting pursuit of excellence while emphasizing important lessons on excelling in any field through passion and dedication.

The Power of Habit by Charles Duhigg

Cover of book The Power of Habit by Charles Duhigg
Source: Blinkist

“The Power of Habit” explores how habit-making shapes our lives. It dives into scientific research and real-life stories revealing the importance of habits and how we can change them to improve our productivity and well-being. 

Steve Jobs by Walter Isaacson

Cover of business book Steve Jobs by Walter Isaacson standing up right.
Source: Getty Images

Number five is “Steve Jobs” by Walter Isaacson, a biography of the co-founder of Apple Inc. It provides a close-up look into Jobs’ life, personality, and his influential role in shaping the digital age. The book explores his visionary thinking, innovation, and notorious reputation as a controversial character.

Creativty Inc., by Ed Catmull

Cover of business book Creativity Inc. by Ed Catmull
Source: Penguin Random House

Next, “Creativity, Inc.” is a book written by the co-founder of Pixar. It offers insights into fostering creativity and innovation within organizations. Catmull shares the strategies and principles that made Pixar a creative powerhouse, emphasizing the importance of a supportive culture and leadership in nurturing creativity.

The Subtle Art of Not Giving a F*ck, by Mark Manson

Hand holding book Subtle Art of Not Giving a F with blurred out bookself in the background.
Source: Movemequotes

“The Subtle Art of Not Giving a F*ck” is a candid self-help book that challenges traditional notions of happiness. It advocates embracing life’s difficulties and choosing meaningful virtues. The book overall offers a refreshing perspective on personal growth and fulfilment. A healthy mind is key to a successful life. 

What if It Does Work Out, by Susie Moore

Cover of book What if it Does Work Out
Source: BookBeat

Eighth on the list is “What If It Does Work Out?”. This is a motivational guide that encourages readers to re-ignite their desires. The book does this by teaching the readers how to overcome their doubts and fears, take risks, and pursue their dreams with actionable advice and inspiring success stories.

Getting Past No, by William Ury

Cover of business book Getting Past No
Source: Book NewB

“Getting Past No” is a guide to negotiation and conflict resolution. Ury, a renowned mediator, offers practical strategies for turning rejections into positive outcomes, focusing on collaboration, communication, and finding common ground to overcome resistance and reach mutually beneficial agreements. 

The Art of War, by Sun Tzu

Cover of book The Art of War
Source: BookGeeks

Last but not least, “The Art of War” is another classic book that examines leadership, strategy, and diplomatic ideas based on ancient Chinese strategies for warfare. These ideas may be used in business, politics, and daily life in order to succeed and overcome challenges.