If you have the money to invest in marketing, why not invest in an e-book that tells you how to market your company? These e-books can help your company gain visibility and more customers. This blog has selected the top 18 business e-books that will help you with your marketing and SEO strategy.
Combining Lean, Six Sigma and the Theory of Constraints to Achieve Breakthrough Performance – A Business Novel.
This book reveals how to achieve outstanding results by integrating the three most powerful continuous improvement methodologies of today: Lean, Six Sigma, and Goldratt’s Theory of Constraints.
2. Team Topologies
Organizing Business and Technology Teams for Fast Flow.
To help readers choose and evolve the right team patterns to keep their software healthy and optimize value streams, DevOps consultants Matthew Skelton and Manuel Pais share secrets of successful patterns and interactions in Team Topologies.
3. Digital Body Language
How to Build Trust and Connection, No Matter the Distance.
With Digital Body Language, you can change the way you connect no matter where you are by creating a language that is collectively understood. In addition to analyzing large conferences, texts, IMs, and ad hoc meetings, Dhawan offers insight and solutions that can be applied to any changing situation to build trust and clarity.
Author: Erica Dhawan
4. Unlocking Leadership Mindtraps
How to Thrive in Complexity.
To frame the book, Garvey Berger draws from her background in adult development, complexity theories, and leadership consulting to identify five pernicious and pervasive “mind traps.” The five traps are simple stories, right-thinking, getting along with our colleagues, seeking control, and defending ourselves in ever-increasing degree. Leaders will gain a better understanding of why these natural impulses lead them astray in a fast-paced world, as well as powerful questions and approaches to help them break free from these patterns.
Author: Jennifer Garvey Berger
5. The 21 Indispensable Qualities of a Leader
Becoming the Person Others Will Want to Follow.
People follow the lead of some people consistently, so why is that so? A regular speaker on the topic, Mr. Maxwell has written 24 books on the subject. According to Maxwell, these top leadership qualities are character, charisma, commitment, communication, competence, courage, discernment, focus, generosity, initiative, listening, passion, and desire, and he defines them in ways that readers will understand and utilize. Detailed introductions open each chapter, followed by relevant anecdotes, explanations of its meaning, suggestions, and exercises.
Author: John C. Maxwell
6. The 7 Habits of Highly Effective People
Powerful Lessons in Personal Change.
The 7 Habits of Highly Effective People has captivated readers for nearly three decades as one of the most inspirational and influential books ever written. It has affected the lives of million of people of all ages and professions, including presidents and CEOs, teachers and parents. Sean Covey adds a modern spin to his timeless classic in this 30th anniversary edition.
Author: Stephen R. Covey
7. The Shopping Revolution, Updated and Expanded Edition
How Retailers Succeed in an Era of Endless Disruption Accelerated by COVID-19.
A brisk and thought-provoking anatomy of shopping in the 21st century, The Shopping Revolution has been featured in The New York Times, Bloomberg, and Vox.
Author: Barbara E. Kahn
8. Team Work Quality
Why it Matters in Enhancing the Creativity of Software Organizations.
In this book, Weimar’s model of Team Work Quality is used to measure Team Work Quality, a term being widely used in software organizations around the world today. This book explores the impact of five team characteristics – team size, team age, team ethnicity, team role, and tenure of the team leader — on the relationship between ‘Team Work Quality’ and ‘Creativity.
9. The Culture Map (INTL ED)
Decoding How People Think, Lead, and Get Things Done Across Cultures.
Erin Meyer leads you through the tangled, sometimes treacherous terrain of working harmoniously with people from starkly different backgrounds in her book, The Culture Map. By providing a field-tested model to decode cultural differences, she provides practical, actionable advice based on smart analytical frameworks.
Author: Erin Meyer
Create and Implement the Best Strategy for Your Business.
The leadership advice provided in this book is essential for anyone starting a new business or heading a company facing new challenges. You can use the HBR Guide to Setting Your Strategy to identify areas your company should focus on so it may thrive for years to come. This guide offers practical advice that breaks down the process of setting strategy into simple steps.
Author: Harvard Business Review
11. Be Exceptional
Master the Five Traits That Set Extraordinary People Apart.
An expert on body language teaches you the art of leadership
Former FBI agent, international bestselling author Joe Navarro, presents a groundbreaking look at the five principles that set people apart from the rest
12. Strategy Beyond the Hockey Stick
People, Probabilities, and Big Moves to Beat the Odds.
This book is leading the way for an empirical revolution in strategy. By analyzing thousands of global companies’ performance over the long term, this book offers a simple formula that lets you determine a strategy’s real probability of success based on a comprehensive analysis of their key characteristics.
Build Your Personal Highlight Reel and Unlock Your Potential.
Cable has created highlight reels and made most of the gifts of tens of thousands of people. Through this three-step process, you’ll learn how realizing your full potential can help improve the relationships you care about most and change your mindset.
Author: Daniel M. Cable
14. Unapologetically Ambitious
Take Risks, Break Barriers, and Create Success on Your Own Terms.
A young black woman who managed to climb the ranks at IBM after being married and a mother, Shellye Archambeau recounts how she handled both personal and professional responsibilities while ascending to the position of CEO. This bold and inspiring book describes how she navigated the busts and booms of Silicon Valley in the early 2000s to steer her family, her career, and company MetricStream toward success.
15. The Real Business of Blockchain
How Leaders Can Create Value in a New Digital Age.
A first book for business leaders on this transformative technology is The Real Business of Blockchain. You can learn from the two authors of Gartner, the world-renowned research and advisory organization, David Furlonger and Christophe Uzureau.
16. The Five Dysfunctions of a Team
A Leadership Fable.
As in both The Five Temptations of a CEO and The Four Obsessions of an Extraordinary Executive, Patrick Lencioni offers a leadership tale that is as engaging and instructive as his previous best-selling books. His wit and storytelling skills are once again put to use as he tackles the complicated and fascinating world of teams.
Author: Patrick M. Lencioni
17. Seeing Around Corners
How to Spot Inflection Points in Business Before They Happen.
It is the first definitive guide to spotting and harnessing disruptive influences before they happen so that you can gain a strategic advantage.
The Power of Uniqueness and Belonging to Build Innovative Teams.
In Inclusify, you will learn how well-intentioned leaders undermine their teams in unexpected ways, how to recognize the myths and misperceptions that contribute to these behaviors, and how to become an Inclusive leader. Knowing how to encourage employees’ uniqueness and belonging can help leaders better understand what motivates them and ensure they feel accepted in the group. Having a team full of diverse perspectives is key to creating innovative and imaginative ideas that have value.
Author: Stefanie K. Johnson
There are so many great business books that inspire, educate, and help entrepreneurs succeed. These are 18 business books you need to read in 2021 to grow your business and change your life. You can learn countless lessons from these must-read business books that will help you succeed. Each one offers tons of practical guidance.