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Smarter Business Book Recommendations

If you are looking for some solid resources, inspiration and tips to help you navigate the world of being a business owner, you’ve come to the right place!  Below is a list of books that we recommend based on the area of your business you’re looking to help improve upon.  The beauty in these resources are that, not only will you gain business insights, you will be provided a dose of motivation and encouragement along the way.  Check out this comprehensive list for some books to add to your reading list!

We understand that life gets busy and you may not have time to read ALL of our recommendations. So our Smarter Business team chose the top 3 must-read!

Smarter Business Top 3
The 4 Disciplines of Execution – Chris McChesney, Sean Covey & Jim Huling
Pivot – Dr. Alan Zimmerman
The 5 Levels of Leadership – John C. Maxwell

Business Development
Think and Grow Rich – Napoleon Hill
Good to Great – Jim Collins
Mastering the Rockafeller Habits – Verne Harnish
Double Double – Cameron Herold
Decisive – Chip Heath & Dan Heath
The Pumpkin Plan – Mike Michalowixz
The Brower Quadrant – Lee Brower
The 4 Disciplines of Execution – Chris McChesney, Sean Covey & Jim Huling
Double Your Profits: In Six Months or Less – Bob Fifer
Pre-Suasion: A Revolutionary Way to Influence and Persuade- Robert Cialdini
Confessions of The Pricing Man- Hermann Simon
Right Away & All at Once- Greg Brenneman
The Coaching Habit- Michael Bungary Stanier

The 4-Hour Workweek – Timothy Ferris
The E-Myth Revisited – Michael E. Gerber
Traction – Gino Wickman
The Advantage – Patrick Lencioni
The Power of Habit – Charles Duhigg
Getting it Together – Christina Randle
Idea to Execution – Ari Meisel & Nick Sonnenberg

Client Experience
Raving Fans – Ken Blanchard & Sheldon Bowles
The Simple Truths of Service – Ken Blanchard & Barbara Glanz
The Service Payoff – Dr. Alan Zimmerman
Over Promise & Over Deliver – Rick Barrera
Setting the Table – Danny Meyer

The Power of Broke – Daymond John
Pivot – Dr. Alan Zimmerman
Thank God it’s Monday – Roxanne Emmerich
Joy, Inc – Richard Sheridan
The Rhythm of Life – Matthew Kelly
How to Have a Good Day- Caroline Webb

The 21 Irrefutable Laws of Leadership – John C. Maxwell
The 7 Habits of Highly Effective People – Stephen R. Covey
The 5 Levels of Leadership – John C. Maxwell
How to Win Friends and Influence People – Dale Carnegie
Leaders Eat Last:  Why Some Teams Pull Together and Others Don’t – Simon Sinek
Creativity, Inc – Ed Catmull

Team Resources
The Team Success Handbook – Shannon Waller
The Oz Principle – Roger Conners, Tom Smith & Craig Hickman
7 Tenets of Taxi Terry – Scott McKain
The Happiness Advantage: The Seven Principles of Positive Psychology that Fuel Success and Performance at Work – Shawn Achor
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