4 hour work week
Tim Ferriss's The 4-Hour Workweek is the ultimate blueprint for lifestyle design. The book follows a straightforward step-by-step method to reinvent yourself, improve your work, start your own business, and enjoy a luxury lifestyle that prioritizes time and mobility.
A Random Walk Down Wall Street
This book is a timeless classic that offers a vast array of advice on how investors can tilt the odds in their favour.
Finance, Personal Finance
This book is a four-step approach to changing bad habits and adopting healthy ones, demonstrating how modest, incremental daily routines add up to tremendous, positive change over time
Better Simpler Strategy
Professor Felix Oberholzer-Gee of Harvard Business School demonstrates how organizations gain more by doing less in Better, Simpler Strategy.
The book explains how emotions affect negotiation and provides techniques for dealing with strong emotions at the negotiating table based on five basic emotional concerns. This book is well-written and contains a wealth of useful information.
Daniel Shapiro and Roger Fisher
Blue Ocean Shift
Beyond competing the book highlights proven steps to inspire confidence and seize new growth opportunities.
Renée Mauborgne and W. Chan Kim
This book is full of practical tips and advice from successful business professionals. It is especially good for those new to selling as a coaching book or a reference book for those with experience.
Business Model Generation
The Business Model Canvas's graphic and easy approach is ideal for anyone considering establishing a new business, as well as huge corporations launching new products.
Alexander Osterwalder and Yves Pigneur
Common Sense on Mutual Funds
A powerful no-nonsense prescription for how individual investors should structure their portfolios in the current market environment
John C. Bogle
Communicating Change is all about how to talk to people about the changes your project is delivering. The book contains a lot of practical advice about what to say when, how to identify how people want to receive information as well as recommendations for communicating.
Sandar Larkin and T. J. Larkin
Cracking the PM Interview
This book right here will teach you everything you need to know about the role of a Product Manager and how to land it in startups or large tech companies. It teaches you from the experience you need to the technical questions to expect in an interview
Jackie Bavaro and Gayle McDowell
Crucial Conversations Tools for Talking When Stakes Are High is a frequently recommended book. This is less about the theory of change management, and more a guide to how to talk to people about change when it really matters.
erry Patterson, Joseph Grenny, Ron McMillan, and Al Switzler
Difficult Conversations: How to Have Conversations that Matter the Most
This book walks you through a step-by-step process for having the most important discussions, which are sometimes the most difficult to have. You may perhaps consider this a manual on how to have easy interactions with difficult people.
Bruce Patton, Douglas Stone, and Sheila Heen
Digital Marketing for Dummies
Digital Marketing for Dummies teaches you how to engage your audience, build your brand, attract more customers, and increase sales using practical, tested strategies.
Russ Henneberry and Ryan Deiss
The book gives tips and tricks on how to write in an age where video content is taking over and emojis are basically a form of language.
Digital Marketing, Writing
This book provides guidance and techniques for creating and running an online business, as well as 80 suggestions for launching, building, and optimizing items.
Extraordinary PR, Ordinary Budget: A Strategy Guide
This book covers how to build connections with reporters, who can have a significant impact on how the rest of the world, including your audience, perceives you and your work
Jennifer R. Farmer
This book shows how to read the three basic types of financial statements--the balance sheet, the income statement, and the cash flow--and uses this foundation to explain the flow of cash and product.
Find your Light Bulb
Mike Harris, a serial entrepreneur, demonstrates that all it takes is passion, commitment, and a willingness to learn. This book is a make-it-happen manual that will help you fix the odds of success firmly in your favour with vital business advice and case studies from entrepreneurs and inventors on both...
Getting things done
David Allen presents a system in the book that assists in living a life with a "mind like water," which is the secret to productivity. When something is tossed into a glass of water, it wrinkles, but eventually, it returns to its original state. This book emphasizes Having a trustable...
Getting to Yes
Getting to Yes is a book that proposes a mix of disciplines and concepts for negotiating practitioners. It promotes itself as an antidote to the positional bargaining paradigm and proposes a set of alternative techniques and exercises to modify the way negotiations unfold and conclude.
Roger Fisher and William L. Ury.
Growth hackers founder Sean Ellis teams up with veteran startup marketer Morgan Brown to share how the world’s most successful companies build growth teams, create must-have products, discover and test what works to drive growth, and retain more customers.
Morgan Brown and Sean Ellis
Head First Design Patterns: A Brain-Friendly Guide.
This book is filled with great visualizations to help you to learn new concepts easily. It shows you the tried-and-true, road-tested patterns, and best practices used by developers to create functional, elegant, reusable, and flexible software.
Eric Freeman, Elisabeth Robson, Bert Bates and Kathy Sierra.
Hooked: How to Build Habit-Forming Products
This book introduces you as the product manager to the Hook Model which helps you encourage customer behaviour without aggressive marketing campaigns. It explains how to make products that develop into your customer’s habits with real-world examples from tech companies like Instagram and Pinterest.
How Finance Works
The book walks you through the complex yet endlessly interesting world of finance in How Finance Works, demystifying it in the process with fascinating case studies, interactive exercises, full-colour images, and a conversational tone that belies the content
Mihir A. Desai
How to Win Friends & Influence People
How to Win Friends and Influence People by Dale Carnegie is a self-help classic that reads as a life manual. The core idea is that you can change other people’s behavior simply by changing your own. It teaches you the principles to better understand people, become a more likable person,...
How to Win Friends and Influence People
The book addresses how you can affect the behaviour of others just by changing your own. It teaches how to better understand people, become more likeable, build relationships, persuade others, and influence behaviour through leadership
Communication, Self development
I Should Be Writing: A Writer’s Workshop
This book is like a personal writing workshop condensed into a flexibound journal. The author shares writing exercises, tips and crafts to help the strength of your writing blossom.
Investments textbooks frequently transform important information into a tiresome speech that would send even Warren Buffett to sleep. Investing 101 foregoes the dry explanations in favour of a hands-on approach that keeps you interested as you learn how to build a portfolio and grow your savings. This book is jam-packed...
Jab, Jab, Right Hook
This book focuses on the importance of social media marketing and creating an engaging community online, by offering value before selling to them
Leaders Eat Last
Simon Sinek deconstructs what makes a leader and what brings and keeps groups together. Leaders exist to safeguard the community and to create a Circle of Safety in which everyone can live their best lives
Leading at the Speed of Growth
This book includes stories from over 500 entrepreneurs to teach, inspire, and influence the decisions you make to become a great leader during times of growth.
Self development, Start-ups
Jana B. Matthews and Katherine Catlin
Kotter lays out eight steps for cultural change in this book. However, 17 years later, he shifted his perspective on organizational transformation from one that is implemented top-down to one that is based on voluntary bottom-up reforms.
Lend Me Your Ears
Lend Me Your Ears is an easy read and covers the subject of public speaking in an accessible manner. It is well written. This is not an “academic” treatise, but a practical guide to improving your impact as a speaker
Managing Supply Chain Operations
This book focuses on the key factors of efficient supply chain performance which are: demand forecasting, sales and operations planning, inventory control, capacity analysis, supply chain integration, transportation models, and project management and risk analysis.
eLeonardo DeCandia, Yao Zhao, Rosa Oppenheim and Lei Lei
This book shows the heuristics that real-life traders use to manage their affairs, how people who do rather than talk have done things.
Jack D. Schwager
In Maximum Influence, author and acknowledged expert Kurt Mortensen unveils the 12 Laws of Persuasion, explaining why each law works, how to utilize it, and what to avoid. You will learn how to read people instantaneously, get people to trust you instinctively, easily change people's thoughts, and persuade anyone to...
Naked Statistics: Stripping the Dread from the Data
This book highlights how easy it is to misinterpret data in product management with wit and accessibility. The writer explains key statistical concepts that will give you several examples of how you can utilize data to uncover what’s hidden beneath the numbers.
Never Eat Alone
The concept of 'It's not what you know, but who you know,' is embodied in Never Eat Alone. The book explains how to connect with colleagues, friends, and associates by laying out the steps and mentality required
Never Split the Difference
The author Chris Voss is a former international FBI hostage negotiator. The book reveals battle-tested strategies for high-stakes negotiations.
Our Iceberg is Melting
Our Iceberg is Melting: Changing and Succeeding Under Any Conditions, a book by Kotter, is a quick read that explains why the "burning platform" is important for firms to transition to new ways of doing things
Pricing for Profit.
This book is very readable, a practical guide, and uses real-life examples to explain to you how to stay strong under the pressure of discounting to undercut the competitors. The strategies in this book when implemented should make a huge difference to your bottom line and deliver strong business growth.
Pricing with Confidence
The main purpose of this book is to teach you how to be more confident in your product and value for both price setting purposes and price capturing purposes. It dispels the idea of selling your product's price and instead starts selling the value of the product. It provides you...
Mark Burton and Reed K Holden
Psychology of Selling
Brian Tracy's The Psychology of Selling is a well-known book written by a legendary sales executive. It shares ideas, techniques, strategies, and guidance to help salespeople sell more quickly and easily than ever before.
In Red Team, Micah Zenko shows that even the best ideas need to be interrogated internally before they hit the market.
Refactoring: Improving the Design of Existing Code.
With this book, you will be able to understand the process and general principles of refactoring that you can quickly apply to your codebase. It will help you recognize “bad smells” in code that signal opportunities to refactor, tradeoffs, and obstacles to refactoring.
Kent Beck and Martin Fowler
Rich Dad Poor Dad
Robert Kiyosaki highlights the important lessons he learned from his rich father in order to avoid his poor father's financial fate in Rich Dad Poor Dad. The book has gone on to become one of the all-time best-selling personal finance books. In this book, a wealthy father teaches two young...
Scrum is Jeff Sutherland's team performance framework — a new way of thinking and doing – that produces more outcomes, at a higher quality, and at a cheaper cost. When properly implemented, teams can achieve productivity increases of up to 800%.
Agile / Scrum
Skills with People
The book covers a variety of practical suggestions for dealing with people, including how to talk to people, how to make people feel important, how to properly critique others, and how to make a good impression.
Speak With No Fear: Go from a nervous, nauseated, and...
The book is primarily for those who are overwhelmed by the fear of speech-making and those in the middle of conquering such a problem. In summary, it unveils effective tips that will equip public speakers to communicate better to their audiences, whether they are new or old in the business.
This book presents a strong sales process that exposes four types of questions that, when answered in succession, increase the likelihood of a lead converting into a sale.
Strategic Supply Chain Management: The Five Core Disciplines for Top...
This book offers in-depth examples that shed light on what is needed for successful supply chain design. The five disciplines it covers are: aligning your supply chain with your business strategy, developing an end-to-end process architecture, designing a high-performing supply chain organization, building the right collaborative model, and using metrics...
J. Roussel and Shoshanah Cohen
This is less about the theory of change management, and more a guide to how to talk to people about change when it really matters.
Chip Heath and Dan Heath
TED Talks: The Official TED Guide to Public Speaking
In TED Talks, the head of TED presents various insights and tips that anyone can use to improve their public speaking skills. the book outline some of the key ideas in 4 parts: building the right foundations, developing your ideas, preparation and delivery.
The 1-Pager Marketing Plan
Author an Dib contends in his book The 1-Page Marketing Plan that a business owner must become good at the business of what they do, not just their technical skill. Professionals don't just go with the flow. They make certain that the time they spend on something has the greatest...
The Art of Public Speaking
This book summary provides a variety of useful tips from how to overcome stage fright to how to assemble an audience and help to build up your personal sincerity and belief
The Challenger Sale
Authors Dixon and Adamson studied a sample of hundreds of sales agents in The Challenger Sale and surprisingly concluded that traditional relationship building may potentially be harmful to the whole sales process. The book also lays out a process for transforming mediocre salespeople into high-performing Challengers.
Mattew Dixon and Brent Adamson
The Elements of Style
The book is used to teach grammar, structural writing rules and the principles of composition. Brushing up on the basics from time to time is critical for continually developing your skills, and this book contains simple truths that every writer needs to know.
William Strunk Jr.
The Fifth Risk
In The Fifth Risk, Michael Lewis provides an insider look into the turbulent transition from the Obama to Trump administration, as well as the new administration's apparent willful ignorance of the bureaucracy. The book has received praise for its readability and assessment of the longer-term concerns that Trump's presidency may...
The Five Dysfunction of a Team
While the Five Dysfunctions of a Team is an interesting story, the popularity of the book is due to the simple and accessible model of teamwork that it introduces. Represented as a Pyramid, Lencioni’s main character, Kathryn, uses the model to help her own team. However, this model can also...
The greatest ScrumMaster.
This book shares techniques, approaches, methods, tips, tricks, philosophies, and much more to help your company to be Agile.
Agile / Scrum
The Hard Thing About Hard Things
Written by one of Silicon Valley’s most respected and experienced entrepreneurs, it analyzes the problems business leaders face every day running their businesses. It provides insights on the developing, buying, or even selling of tech companies.
The Infinite Game
The Infinite Game analyzes leadership choices and offers guidelines for implementing a "infinite game" strategy. Infinite mindsets develop a greater cause than themselves or their businesses, whereas finite mindsets focus on winning. Collaborating with others for a common goal helps to create a more resourced and caring world.
The Intelligent Investor
In this book, little time is spent discussing the technique of analyzing securities. Instead, the main focus is placed on investment principles and investors’ attitudes. Benjamin Graham aims to teach three things: How to minimize the chances of suffering irreversible losses, how to maximize the chance of achieving sustainable wins...
The Power of positive thinking
This book will show you that success begins in the mind and will teach you how to believe in yourself, quit the habit of worrying, and take control of your life by altering your attitude and controlling your ideas.
Norman Vincent Peale
The Pragmatic Programmer.
This book is a classic that will help you create better software and rediscover the joy of coding. You'll learn how to approach tackling different problems in your future professional career.
Andy Hunt and Dave Thomas
The Professional Scrum Product Owner Book.
This book is written by two Professional Scrum Trainers Don McGreal and Ralph Jocham who have a combined 40+ years of agile experience. Here you’ll learn how to plan strategy, manage complexity, continuously deliver value, and implement concrete best practices for managing backlogs and releases.
Agile / Scrum, Product Management
Don McGreal and Ralph Jocham
The Quick and Easy Way to Effective Speaking
Being eloquent or charismatic is not something innate, it can be learned, and Dale Carnegie shows how everyone can become a talented speaker in public with training and the application of some simple techniques, regardless of your level of studies.
The Richest Man in Babylon
What can a book written in the 1920s tell modern investors about their finances? A whole lot of it’s George Clason’s delightful set of parables that explain the basics of money. This is a great gift for a graduate or anyone who seems baffled by the world of finance and...
George Samuel Clason
The Serving Leader
In general, the book emphasizes "actions that will transform teams, businesses, and communities" and you'll be impressed at how applicable these principles are to academia. The authors advocate a leadership approach that prioritizes excellence and competitiveness without sacrificing attention to people's needs and worth.
The Strategy and Tactics of Pricing
This book provides you with a solid overview of the different pricing strategies that exist and how they apply in the 21st century. It also provides some technical discussions like how and when to use financial analysis, the effect of the cost structure, and the importance of pricing policies.
John E. Hogan, Joseph Zale, and Thomas T Nagle
The Strategy Book
This book provides practical direction and expert tips on everything from understanding what strategy can accomplish for you to designing a strategy and engaging people with strategy. It's packed with snappy, memorable instances of actual leaders succeeding (and failing) with real-world techniques.
The Ultimate Sales Machine
The Ultimate Revenue Machine is Chet Holmes' legacy of helping salespeople all around the world by providing them with 12 key methods to constantly focus on and implement in order to at least quadruple their sales.
Think and Grow Rich
Think and Grow Rich is the result of Napoleon Hill’s study of over five hundred self-made millionaires, a condensed, accessible explanation of his Law of Success philosophy, which includes thirteen steps to riches (financial, emotional, and spiritual).
Understanding Michael Portal
The book explains strategy in detail. It goes over how businesses and individuals may recognize a solid strategy and its main components. This book highlights the impact of a unique value proposition and a customised value chain on strategy.
Value Proposition Design
Value Proposition Design is a multimedia collection of practical (downloadable) templates and tasks centered on a "Value Proposition Canvas" (VPC) that will help you create a compelling value proposition that will win hearts, minds, and wallets.
Alexander Osterwalder, Yves Pigneur, Gregory Bernarda, Alan Smith and Trish Papadakos
This book will teach you how to set a selling distribution channel, how to understand your customers and their needs, how to utilize revenue generation while reducing cost for the business, and how to differentiate your business.
Harry Macdivitt and Mike Wilkinson
Who Moved My Cheese
Who Moved My Cheese teaches readers to adopt more productive mindsets and react to change with grace, rising to the challenge instead of exhibiting progress-halting fear or anger.
Working Effectively with Legacy Code
This book will teach you how to get legacy code ready for testing and how to identify where the code needs to be changed. It will help you understand the general mechanics of software change like adding features, fixing bugs, optimizing performance, and improving the design.
Michael C. Feathers
The book helps aspiring writers become published. It contains hundreds of pages of suggested markets for nonfiction writers, as well as those who want to sell short stories, including details for how to pitch your work
Brewer, Robert Lee
Writing Down the Bones
Goldberg’s insightful book examines the craft of writing including how to start brainstorming, the importance of learning how to listen, the vital role verbs play in writing, and even how to find an inspiring place to write. No matter the stage you’re at with writing, this inspiring read will give...
Your Money or Your Life
Your Money or Your Life is chock-full of examples, tales, and personal experiences from people who have followed their nine-step approach to financial independence. The goal of Your Money or Your Life is to help you change your relationship with money. That relationship involves not just your earnings, spending, debts,...
Joseph R. Dominguez, Monique Tilford, and Vicki Robin
Zero to One
Zero to One is an inside look at Peter Thiel's mindset and method for building a successful firm, based on the lessons he learnt by starting and selling PayPal, as well as investing in Facebook and earning a billionaire in the process