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Great Business Books

Bryon Krug "Author of 'Vending Business-In-A-Box'"
 
Good to Great: Why Some Companies Make the Leap...And Others Don't
Good to Great: Why Some Companies Make the Leap...And Others Don't
"This is an instant classic.   All managers should read it."
First, Break All the Rules: What the World's Greatest Managers Do Differently
First, Break All the Rules: What the World's Greatest Managers Do Differently
"Another management must read"
Primal Leadership: Realizing the Power of Emotional Intelligence
Primal Leadership: Realizing the Power of Emotional Intelligence
"Leadership is a critical element of running businesses."
Built to Last: Successful Habits of Visionary Companies (Harper Business Essentials)
Built to Last: Successful Habits of Visionary Companies (Harper Business Essentials)
"A classic"
Execution: The Discipline of Getting Things Done
Execution: The Discipline of Getting Things Done
"If you can't execute, you are sunk..."
The Tipping Point: How Little Things Can Make a Big Difference
The Tipping Point: How Little Things Can Make a Big Difference
"It is amazing how true this theory is and how applicable it is to so many situations."
Now, Discover Your Strengths
Now, Discover Your Strengths
"A great approach.  Rather than focusing on weaknesses, build from your strengths."
The 7 Habits of Highly Effective People
The 7 Habits of Highly Effective People
"Another classic."
The 21 Irrefutable Laws of Leadership: Follow Them and People Will Follow You
The 21 Irrefutable Laws of Leadership: Follow Them and People Will Follow You
"Another book on leadership..."
Leading Change
Leading Change
"Leading and managing change is one of the biggest challenges leaders face."
eBay Secrets: How to create Internet auction listings that make 30% more money while selling every item you list
eBay Secrets: How to create Internet auction listings that make 30% more money while selling every item you list
"Full disclosure: I edited this book.  In terms of breadth of scope, this is much more focused than the others on this list.  however, eBay is a new sales channel that businesses need to understand."
Getting to Yes: Negotiating Agreement Without Giving In
Getting to Yes: Negotiating Agreement Without Giving In
"Negotiation is a critical skill, and this is the most influential book."
The E-Myth Revisited: Why Most Small Businesses Don't Work and What to Do About It
The E-Myth Revisited: Why Most Small Businesses Don't Work and What to Do About It
"The most successful businesses have detailed processes in place so they are not dependent on a single person to succeed.  All small business owners should read this."
Vending Business-In-A-Box: A step-by-step guide to starting a profitable vending business without getting burned
Vending Business-In-A-Box: A step-by-step guide to starting a profitable vending business without getting burned
"Full disclosure: i wrote this book.  It also is a bit more narrowly focused.  But the approach that it takes is a great illustration of the principles preached in E-Myth Revisited"
Getting Things Done: The Art of Stress-Free Productivity
Getting Things Done: The Art of Stress-Free Productivity
"This is the name of the game....how to produce results without stress."
The First 90 Days: Critical Success Strategies for New Leaders at All Levels
The First 90 Days: Critical Success Strategies for New Leaders at All Levels
"More on leadership...."
The Five Dysfunctions of a Team: A Leadership Fable
The Five Dysfunctions of a Team: A Leadership Fable
"How to get your teams to work."
A Guide to the Project Management Body of Knowledge (PMBOK Guide) -- 2000 Edition
A Guide to the Project Management Body of Knowledge (PMBOK Guide) -- 2000 Edition
"A little dry, but valuable to anyone who manages projects."
Bull's Eye Investing: Targeting Real Returns in a Smoke and Mirrors Market
Bull's Eye Investing: Targeting Real Returns in a Smoke and Mirrors Market
The Wisdom of Crowds: Why the Many Are Smarter Than the Few and How Collective Wisdom Shapes Business, Economies, Societies and Nations
The Wisdom of Crowds: Why the Many Are Smarter Than the Few and How Collective Wisdom Shapes Business, Economies, Societies and Nations
The Fortune at the Bottom of the Pyramid: Eradicating Poverty Through Profits
The Fortune at the Bottom of the Pyramid: Eradicating Poverty Through Profits
We Got Fired!: . . . And It's the Best Thing That Ever Happened to Us
We Got Fired!: . . . And It's the Best Thing That Ever Happened to Us
"Why losing your job is an incredible opportunity..."
The Art of the Start: The Time-Tested, Battle-Hardened Guide for Anyone Starting Anything
The Art of the Start: The Time-Tested, Battle-Hardened Guide for Anyone Starting Anything
"You have to start somewhere..."
The 8th Habit: From Effectiveness to Greatness
The 8th Habit: From Effectiveness to Greatness
"This should be a great follow-up to 7 Habits..."
Think Like Your Customer: A Winning Strategy to Maximize Sales by Understanding and Influencing How and Why Your Customers Buy
Think Like Your Customer: A Winning Strategy to Maximize Sales by Understanding and Influencing How and Why Your Customers Buy