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8 Quintessential Business Books of 2020

    If you are always looking for tips and insights to improve your professional skill set, here’s a list of the top business books of 2020. Interesting and motivating – these great picks guide with anecdotes, to positively impact your business sensibilities using innovative hacks.
    Read on to know more about them.

    1. The Coffee Bean: A Simple Lesson to Create Positive Change
    by Jon Gordan and Damon West

    Written by Jon Gordon and Damon West, ‘The Coffee Bean’ is designed for business readers of all ages. The book teaches you how to overcome challenges and how to create a positive change around you. It teaches you to be like a coffee bean and urges you to discover the specific skills you possess. A quick, delightful read, this book aims to unleash the unstoppable power within you.


    2. Stillness Is the Key
    by Ryan Holiday

    ‘Stillness Is the Key’ explains that stoicism is the key to not only leading a successful business life but is also a key to leading a fulfilling life. Through this book, Ryan conveys that stillness is not a mere inactivity, but the doorway to self-mastery, discipline, and focus. By drawing light on timeless Stoic and Buddhist philosophy, he exemplifies how slowing down is the secret weapon for those charging ahead.


    3. What It Takes: Lessons in the Pursuit of Excellence
    by Stephen Schwarzman

    Stephen Schwarzman’s book, ‘What It Takes: Lessons in the Pursuit of Excellence’ is a must-read for everyone who wants to know what it really takes to achieve success in work and life. From entrepreneurship to leadership, investing to deal-making, diplomacy to philanthropy, Schwarzman shares lessons on how to think about scale and ambition, opportunities and risk, and how to reach your goal through the relentless pursuit of excellence.


    4. Ditch the Act: Reveal the Surprising Power of the Real You for Greater Success
    by Leonard Kim and Ryan Foland

    ‘Ditch the Act’ sends a message that you don’t have to be perfect to have a successful personal brand. The authors urge you to exhibit greater self-confidence than your competitors and encourage you not to be fooled and discouraged by revealing stories of failures, setbacks, and personal flaws. They urge you to refine your inner self and tell you to be human – in order to move ahead in business today.

    5. Trillion Dollar Coach: The Leadership Playbook of Silicon Valley's Bill Campbell
    by Eric Schmidt

    ‘Trillion Dollar Coach’ gives you insights from some of the best minds in the business. In this book, Campbell’s lessons are distilled in a way that makes them appealing and applicable to owners of businesses of all sizes. It’s a great guide for forward-thinking business leaders and managers to help them create higher performing and faster-moving cultures, teams, and companies.


    6. Goals: How to Get the Most Out of Your Life
    by Zig Ziglar

    Whether you are an upcoming entrepreneur or an experienced business professional, this book will be a life-changing revelation. Written by a legendary motivational speaker, Zig Ziglar, this book shares the ‘4 Reasons People Don't Set Goals.’ It guides you through the ‘9 Steps of Setting Goals’ and encourages you to believe in the importance of having a clear ambition in life. Neat and constructive, the book packs lots of folksy stories and one-liners.


    7. Digital Minimalism: Choosing a Focused Life in a Noisy World
    by Cal Newport

    If you are looking for ways to de-clutter your business and personal life, especially with so many gadgets commanding attention – then this book is apt for you. This book shows you how to use technology to support your goals and values, rather than letting it use you. Timely and enlightening, it teaches you to live a focused life in an increasingly noisy world.

    8. The Bezos Letters: 14 Principles to Grow Your Business Like Amazon
    by Steve Anderson

    Through this book, Steve wants to help business owners understand how to leverage the exquisite tension between risk-taking and business growth. For the first time, Bezos unlocks the key lessons, mindset, principles and steps he used to make Amazon the massive success it is today.
    All these books have been read by millions of people all over the globe. Extremely popular – they have helped people start and grow businesses in various fields. So why wait – pick one you prefer and get reading!