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10 Best Business Books - Get them at your library, load them to your kindle, Listen to the audio versions - just don't miss these helpful books.

The best and longest enduring companies have systems.

Think of McDonalds and you will see a system - every McDonalds is the same and you know what you are going to get no matter which McDonalds store you walk into. The Apple iStore is another example.

The E-myth by Michael Gerber will show you why you may already have the systems you need to take your business to the top.

Gerber shows you how to implement these systems and make the system work for you.

The E-Myth Revisited - Why Most Small Businesses Don't Work and What to Do About It

The E-Myth Revisited - Why Most Small Businesses Don't Work and What to Do About It

In Good to Great, Jim Collins shows you the 5 different types of leaders and how great companies hire the best level 5 leaders.

Examples and stories abound in this "must read" book for anyone aspiring to be a top level leader.

All books by Jim Collins will help you as you learn how to build a great company.

Good to Great - Why Some Companies Make the Leap... and Others Don't

Good to Great - Why Some Companies Make the Leap... and Others Don't

Some successful companies are Lucky, or are they.

Bo Peabody got lucky when the geeks he hired to design a new website went in the complete opposite direction he had hired them to go in.

Lean how he was smart enough to recognize when he was being lucky when things weren't going his way.

Lucky Or Smart - Fifty Pages for the First-Time Entrepreneur

Lucky Or Smart - Fifty Pages for the First-Time Entrepreneur

In any business you need to know how to influence people to move them into your plan and core philosophy.

Robert Cialdini shows you how to have the influence you need to get things done.

Influence - The Psychology of Persuasion (Collins Business Essentials)

Influence - The Psychology of Persuasion (Collins Business Essentials)

If your business is racing to the bottom because you look like every other business in your competitive market, consider this book.

Seth Goden shows you how to be different without becoming a commodity by making your company so different that you stand-out from the crowd like a purple cow.

Your company will become so valuable you may even need to raise your prices.

Purple Cow - Transform Your Business by Being Remarkable

Purple Cow - Transform Your Business by Being Remarkable

Create uncontested market space by doing remarkable things that will set you apart in that vast Blue Ocean.

Blue Ocean Strategy - How to Create Uncontested Market Space and Make Competition Irrelevant

Blue Ocean Strategy - How to Create Uncontested Market Space and Make Competition Irrelevant

If you have a website, there is more to creating a following than just selling products.

Seth Goden shows you how to create a following of passionate, devoted clients.

Permission Marketing - Turning Strangers Into Friends And Friends Into Customers

Permission Marketing - Turning Strangers Into Friends And Friends Into Customers

Some companies seem to thrive no matter the economic climate.

Jim Collins shows you how it is not just plain luck - it is a choice.

Great by Choice - Uncertainty, Chaos, and Luck--Why Some Thrive Despite Them All

Great by Choice - Uncertainty, Chaos, and Luck--Why Some Thrive Despite Them All

Some companies are Built to Last.

Jim Collins shows you the thinking and strategies the most enduring companies employ in their long lasting successes.

Built to Last by Jim Collins

Built to Last by Jim Collins

If you know the decisions, strategies and hubris that it takes to destroy a company.

You will know what to look for in avoiding the mistake of those seemingly great companies who fall after looking so great for so many years.

If you are an investor, this book will show you how to spot companies in decline before others see it coming.

How The Mighty Fall - And Why Some Companies Never Give In

How The Mighty Fall - And Why Some Companies Never Give In

Bonus Books

Napoleon Hill's Think and Grow Rich is usually the first book read by the most successful people in the world.

Think and Grow Rich - The Landmark Bestseller--Now Revised and Updated for the 21st Century

Think and Grow Rich - The Landmark Bestseller--Now Revised and Updated for the 21st Century

Learn how the discipline, character and leadership of a West Point Officer will help you in your business.

West Point: Going Beyond Leadership of Character: How to be a Great Leader (and live a virtuous life)

 

West Point: Going Beyond Leadership of Character: How to be a Great Leader (and live a virtuous life)