Source | Linkedin.com| By|Ben brett
Over the Christmas break, I had the opportunity to get into a bunch of books I’ve been wanting to read for a long time. I posted this on my Instagram and saw that a lot people were interested in what I was reading. I’ve always loved reading business books and have found that there are some great books out there which will help you gain clarity over your business (or future business). So here are my top 10 favourite business books.
No 1: The Lean Startup by Eric Ries
This book is by far my favourite. It may be starting to show some age (particularly by the standards of Silicon Valley) but its lessons remain constant. This book coined the term ‘minimum viable product’ and really challenged me to see things in a different way. I have a tendency to want to work on things until they are ‘perfect’, and this book changed my mind about this.
No 2: Good to Great by Jim Collins
This book was the first I read in a whole series of books of a similar nature by Jim Collins. I’ve also read ‘Built to Last’ and ‘Great by Choice’ which are both excellent. This book takes an analytical view of companies that have performed well when their peers have not in the same period. This seeks to pick apart what separated these companies (Hint: It’s good leadership).
No 3: Beyond the Pale: The Story of Sierra Nevada Brewing Co by Ken Grossman