What are the best business books of all time?

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    #1Blink: The Power of Thinking Without Thinking

    Blink: The Power of Thinking Without Thinking

    Blink: The Power of Thinking Without Thinking is a book by Malcolm Gladwell containing experts' views on how people think when they are making decisions and how it affects their everyday lives.

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    Joseph Carr
    Written on March 4, 2018
    "This is definitely an intelligent book and it really made me think. It's great stuff to have in mind when doing any kind of business deal. "
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    #2Good to Great

    Good to Great

    Good to Great is a book by Jim Collins that elaborates how a company can start from good to great. There are studies that includes the methods that a company should do in order to succeed. 

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    Jerry Huang
    Written on February 28, 2018
    "This was an interesting read and recommend it to anyone that is interested in the subject. I learned a lot from the book and can't wait to put it to use in my own business"
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    #3Execution: The Discipline of Getting Things Done

    Execution: The Discipline of Getting Things Done

    Execution: The Discipline of Getting Things is a book by larry Bossidy, Ram Charan and Charles Burk that shows how to deliver great results whether it comes from a job or a business. 

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    Joe Morales
    Written on March 6, 2018
    "I like the information, and it provides some sound advice, but it repeats many times. In addition, much of the book I felt like the authors were saying, "Look how great we are" I never like that approach when reading a book. After all, consultants and trainers should be writing books to provide the reader with solutions to their problems, and not as a way to promote their practice. Execution: The Discipline of Getting Things Done is a good read if you can get past the gloating"
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    #4Now, Discover Your Strengths

    Now, Discover Your Strengths

    Now, Discover Your Strengths is a book by Marcus Buckingham that shows how a person can improve his or her talent and ability into strenghts. 

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    Nicholas Beck
    Written on March 12, 2018
    "I don't know if this fits the bill for best of all time, but this seems to be a well reviewed and popular book. It is definitely a great read in the realm of wast I am looking for with this search criteria."
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    #5Delivering Happiness

    Delivering Happiness

    Delivering Happiness is a book by  Tony Heish that shows the tips and methods on how a happy employee makes very productive work. The CEO of Zappos said that the employees should grow personally and professionaly.

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    Rodrigo Rocha
    Written on February 28, 2018
    "This is a great book by an experienced individual. It has a lot of insight and it definitely has helped me in my entrepreneurial pursuits. "
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    #6Made to Stick

    Made to Stick

    Made to Stick is a book by Chip Heath and Dan Heath. In this book, the authors analyze how some stories stick to peoples mind and how it affects them. With their degree in psychosocial, they identified how it happens.

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    Helen Ramos
    Written on April 13, 2018
    "Made to Stick is a true business classic that everyone should try to read by the end of his or her college career. This book was a required text for a marketing course that I took last semester. In the past, readings for college courses have been dull and very slow paced. For that reason, I initially did not want to read this book, but after getting through chapter 2, I was unable to put it down. I ended up reading the rest of the book in one night!"
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    #7Oh, the Places You'll Go!  

    Oh, the Places You'll Go!  

    Oh, the Places You'll Go!  is a classic Dr. Seuss novel for anyone who is about to embark on a new phase in their lives. The book was published on January 22nd 1990 by Random House Books for Young Readers.

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    #8The Personal MBA

    The Personal MBA

    The Personal MBA is a book by Josh Kaufman that introduced ways on how to know the core principles of business just by reading his book. He believes that getting an MBA is so exppensive thats why he came up wit the book.

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    Marilyn Daniels
    Written on March 11, 2018
    "This was one of the first books I read when I was working on building my online business. It helped me get a lot of key principles down that are important with managing assets. It's also great for people who are interested in alternative pathways to the traditional college degree route. "
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    #9Outliers: The Story of Success

    Outliers: The Story of Success

    Outliers: The Story of Success is a book by Malcolm Gladwell examining what makes the remarkably successful people different from normal ones, from their families, their cultures, and their generations. 

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    Olivia Ortega
    Written on March 9, 2018
    "i wanted the best business books of all time. I found Outliers: The Story of Success which deals with examining the differences in successful people and normal ones including their cultures and families."
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    #10Influence: The Psychology of Persuasion

    Influence: The Psychology of Persuasion

    Influence: The Psychology of Persuasion by Robert Cialdini is a self-help book generally dealing with the art of making an influence and mastering persuasion. This book is perfect for every professional who wants something as a driving force to success.

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    Donald Rose
    Written on April 9, 2018
    "This is a must-read book for anyone interested in the persuasion aspect of business. It presents ideas that one can use in their professional and personal lives."
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    #11Getting Things Done

    Getting Things Done

    Getting Things Done: The Art of Stress-Free Productivity is an advanced guidebook written by veteran coach and management consultant David Allen. It was first released in December 2002. It is about the making and sticking to a "to-do list".

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    Jerry Stewart
    Written on April 22, 2018
    "He makes a lot of sense with how stressed out people get less done. Good read, although it did get a bit boring at times. "
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    #12Be My Guest... and Pay Me

    Be My Guest... and Pay Me

    Be My guest... and Pay Me by Pamela Demorest is a business guidebook for entrepreneurs planning to start their own bed and breakfast project or small guest house service. This book was originally published in May 2013.

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    Scott Wells
    Written on April 22, 2018
    "This book looks pretty amateurish. The book has not been reviewed much. It doesn't really appear to be very professional. I can't fathom this being one of the best business books of all time. "
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    #13How to Measure Anything

    How to Measure Anything

    How to Measure Anything: Finding the Value of "Intangibles" in Business is a non-fiction science management book written by Douglas W. Hubbard. It is first published in 1985. 

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    Kathryn Ellis
    Written on April 19, 2018
    "How to Measure Anything is a management book that was published in 1985. It's a great choice for business managers."
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    #14Technical Analysis

    Technical Analysis

    Technical Analysis: The Complete Resource for Financial Market Technicians (2nd Edition) is a Business, Economics, Finance, Reference Book written by Charles D. Kirkpatrick II and Julie A. Dahlquist.

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    Kimberly Hudson
    Written on May 10, 2018
    "This is definitely a book that fits the topic, it's a well written and popular book about business and the financial market. I would recommend this to anyone needing a business book."
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    #15How to Open a Financially Successful Bed & Breakfast or Small Hotel

    How to Open a Financially Successful Bed & Breakfast or Small Hotel

    How to Open a Financially Successful Bed & Breakfast Or Small Hotel by Douglas Robert Brown is a DIY guidebook that was originally published in December 2004. This book covers all the basic needs required for putting up a B&B business.

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    Steven Bell
    Written on April 23, 2018
    "If you're interested in running a bed and breakfast, this has good tips and tricks. I'm not interested in opening one; I just love to read and this was in the dollar bin."
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    #16The Greatest Trade Ever

    The Greatest Trade Ever

    The Greatest Trade Ever is a book by Gregory Zuckerman that tells the story of how John Paulson conquered the real estate business in Wallstreet. This will surely inspire readers to take a chance on investments. 

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    Victoria Watson
    Written on March 22, 2018
    "The Greatest Trade Ever is a great business book. Conquering the real estate business is a great thing and it can motivate you to go out and try to do the same or similar for yourself."
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    #17The Business Book (Big Ideas Simply Explained)

    The Business Book (Big Ideas Simply Explained)
    The Business Book by Sam Atkinson is a nonfiction biographical novel originally published in February 2014. This book belongs to the Big Ideas Simply Explained series by the Dorling Kindersley Publishing.
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    Brandon Hicks
    Written on April 23, 2018
    "The Business Book (Big Ideas Simply Explained) is a good book for business learning and understanding. It has useful graphics and illustrations to accompany the text. It covers many topics, and is good for beginners and experts alike. I read it recently and felt like I learned a lot."
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    #18Poor Charlie's Almanack

    Poor Charlie's Almanack
    Poor Charlie's Almanack is a book by Charles Munger where he shares his knowledge about business and investment. He gives a unique approach to share everything he knows so that the readers will be knowledgeable after reading his book. 
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    Henry Reynolds
    Written on April 3, 2018
    "reading is relaxing"
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    #19Viral-Marketing Professor: The Best Marketing Is Education!

    Viral-Marketing Professor: The Best Marketing Is Education!

    Viral-Marketing Professor: The Best Marketing Is Education! is a Business reference, Self-help and Non-fiction book written by Nylus Stanton. It was published February 7, 2015 by CreateSpace Independent Publishing Platform.

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    Brian Myers
    Written on April 29, 2018
    "This is a great read. It is packed with information for all marketers. The book is based on viral marketing, "Viral-marketing, is the execution of any marketing method that motivates people to pass-along a message, promotion or concept to others via word of mouth or the Internet, in an effort to acquire sales, increase customer database and maximize profits.The message is passed along from person to person until millions of people around the world are exposed to the promotion, and recognizes the name of the company behind it." In other words, "word of mouth" advertising. "
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    #20Thinking in Systems: A Primer

    Thinking in Systems: A Primer

    Thinking in Systems: A Primer by Donella H. Meadows is a non-fiction book on business education. This book was published in 2008. This book tackles how the readers can find systematic solutions to every problem.

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    Bryan Sanchez
    Written on April 29, 2018
    "This is one of the better business books available out there. It is non-fiction and concentrates on business education."
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    #21The Brand Gap

    The Brand Gap
    The Brand Gap: How to Bridge the Distance Between Business Strategy and Design is a Business reference, Self-help and Non-fiction book written by Marty Neumeier. It was published August 14, 2005 by New Riders.
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    Kenneth Harvey
    Written on April 25, 2018
    "For someone just starting out on a new business venture, things can be pretty daunting. I was really glad that I bought this book and decided to give it a read. There are a lot of great ideas and suggestions in this book that help you get from where you are to where you want to be. It can really help you lay out your strategy in the beginning and have realistic expectations of where you are going to be. A truly useful tool."
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    #22Auto Empire

    Auto Empire
    Auto Empire: Highlights from M&As that Changed History is a business book written by Eric Choi and illustrated by Richard Choi and Byung Gul Jung. It is first published in 2016. 
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    Gregory Campbell
    Written on March 29, 2018
    "I like this list of stuff."
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    #23Lead with a Story

    Lead with a Story

    Lead with a Story: A Guide to Crafting Business Narratives That Captivate, Convince, and Inspire is a Business reference, Self-help and Non-fiction book written by Paul Smith. It was published August 10, 2012.

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    Adam Flores
    Written on April 27, 2018
    " Lead with a Story is a good solution for best business books of all time, because Lead with a Story: A Guide to Crafting Business Narratives That Captivate, Convince, and Inspire is a Business reference, Self-help and Non-fiction book written by Paul Smith. It was published August 10, 2012."
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    #24StoryBranding

    StoryBranding
    StoryBranding: Creating Stand-Out Brands Through The Power of Story is a Business reference, Self-help and Non-fiction book written by Jim Signorelli. It was published January 1, 2012 by Greenleaf Book Group Press.
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    Karina Parra
    Written on May 6, 2018
    "A great tool to analyze brands in a new way. I loved the examples and clear format of the book."
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    #25Eccentric Orbits: The Iridium Story

    Eccentric Orbits: The Iridium Story

    Eccentric Orbits: The Iridium Story is a non-fiction book about business written by John Bloom. This was originally published in 2016. In this book, the author highlights failure in business and also the achievement.

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    Madison Duncan
    Written on April 24, 2018
    "This book is fascinating. It gives us the story of Iridium and how it was almost shelved incomplete. Very interesting book."
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    #26Running a Bed and Breakfast For Dummies

    Running a Bed and Breakfast For Dummies

    Running a Bed and Breakfast For Dummies by Mary White is a practical guidebook for people wanting to start a bed and breakfast business. This book was originally published in March 2009 by the For Dummies.

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    Reyansh Jindal
    Written on April 14, 2018
    "This isn't a very common business but it's a great guide for anyone considering a B&B. Breaks down all of the expenses and things you should consider."
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    #27The Idea Factory

    The Idea Factory
    The Idea Factory: Bell Labs and the Great Age of American Innovation is a nonfiction scientific business history book written by Jon Gertner. With over 400 pages, this book is published in 2012 by Penguin Books.

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    William Brooks
    Written on May 1, 2018
    "This is a great book following the era of American innovation that built this country into the marvel that it is today. It tells the tale of a different time, when we were about creating and innovating rather than focusing so much on saving money, shorting stocks and working against the American worker."
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    #28The 1-Page Marketing Plan

    The 1-Page Marketing Plan

    The 1-Page Marketing Plan is a guide written by Allan Dib for easier and faster business strategy. It is divided into nine squares and shows how to be a marketing hero from zero.

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    Kelly Chapman
    Written on March 11, 2018
    "While I might be interested in marketing as a section, I was hoping for a list of top rated business books. This isn't a very good fit."
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    #29Opening and Operating a Bed & Breakfast in the 21st Century

    Opening and Operating a Bed & Breakfast in the 21st Century

    Opening and Operating a Bed & Breakfast in the 21st Century by Amelia Painter is the 2nd edition of her guidebook for aspiring B&B entrepreneurs. It was published in 2007 by the BookSurge Publishing.

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    Navya Singhal
    Written on April 17, 2018
    "I got this book for free from a friend and it doesn't really appeal to me. But if you're trying to open a b&b I would highly suggest this book. It tells how to get started and such."

Summary

Best What are the best business books of all time
RankSolutionsTypeVotesPrice
1Blink: The Power of Thinking Without ThinkingBooks 27 Paid
2Good to GreatBooks 25 Paid
3Execution: The Discipline of Getting Things DoneBooks 23 Paid
4Now, Discover Your StrengthsBooks 21 Paid
5Delivering HappinessBooks 20 Paid
6Made to StickBooks 20 Paid
7Oh, the Places You'll Go!  Books 14 Paid
8The Personal MBABooks 12 Paid
9Outliers: The Story of SuccessBooks 12 Paid
10Influence: The Psychology of PersuasionBooks 4 Paid
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