Shopping for the busy entrepreneur or business professional in your life can be a challenge. You may have scrolled Amazon only to come up empty handed. Over the years, I’ve come across books that have nourished one aspect of being an entrepreneur: physical, spiritual or business acumen.
From one business owner to another, I recommend these Top 12 business books that would be valuable gifts for any entrepreneur or business professional in your life:
- 5 Steps to Becoming Your Own #HealthHero for Longevity, Well-Being, and a Joyful Life by Dr. Partha Nandi.
Your health makes everything else possible. Dr. Nandi gives you the tools to become empowered and take ownership of your health choices. I enjoyed his attention to nutrition, fitness, and disease prevention while incorporating both Eastern and Western medicine.
This is a perfect book that will stay on your book shelf forever. It’s always within my read. Through the clever exercises and examples, this book helps any professional craft names, pitches, and slogans for anything in your business.
New York Times Best Selling Author, Seth Godin endorses it saying, “…Halfway through, you’ll realize she’s teaching you enough to do it yourself. Words matter, every one of them, and this book will revolutionize the way you use them.”
- All Marketers are Liars: The Underground Classic That Explains How Marketing Really Works–and Why Authenticity Is the Best Marketing of All– by Seth Godin
Legendary New York Times Best Selling Author, Seth Godin, shows how the best marketers don’t talk about the features and benefits of their products but succeed when they tell us an authentic story.
While you’re checking out his book, subscribe to his blog. While you can’t purchase his blog for your favorite entrepreneur (because it’s free), it’s one that you subscribe to stretch your critical thinking skills.
New York Times Best Selling Author and Visionary, Randy Gage, expands your thinking. You’ll learn which jobs and business models will disappear, how to position yourself despite tumultuous changes taking place in business, and the skill that will allow you to create wealth.
Okay, I’m bias. Yet, business leaders share with me how they keep my book on their book shelf and refer to it each time they are navigating a significant change in life. They particularly enjoy learning about their unique human wiring, the framework for creating their life in alignment with their wiring, and the self-reflection questions at the end of each chapter to focus on what’s most important.
International Best Selling Author and regular contributor on Los Angeles KABC Radio’s Late Night Health Radio Show, Robert Clancy includes effective practices you can incorporate into your daily routine to lead a joyful, balanced life.
Inspiring stories are artfully applied throughout this book to cement your learning.
Influence is a skill that will change how you do business. Learn from the most influential people across the globe and avoid the top mistakes when connecting with the influential.
Endorsed by New York Times Best-Selling Author of Twitter Power, Joel Comm, he says this about Mass Influence, “…A modern-day “how to Win Friends and Influence People,” this book is not to be missed!”
Speaking of influential professionals and New York Times Best Selling Author, Joel Comm, he penned an update of Twitter Power 3.0 with a forward by Guy Kawasaki. Twitter Power 3.0 is a guide with up-to-date information on trends in social media, branding and competitive research.
- Picture Your Prosperity: Smart Money Moves to Turn Your Vision Into Reality – by Ellen Rogin and Lisa Kueng
When it comes to financial planning, it’s easy to put off your own retirement or skip over deeper questions of what you want from your money both now and for your future. As New York Times Best Selling Authors, Rogin and Kueng write, “Your money is important, but money is meaningless if it can’t be connected to the rest of your life. Who cares what the totals on your balance sheet or in your bank account are if you can’t use them to build the kind of future you want?”
Dr. Sheppard shares an interesting historical pursuit of happiness and walks you through exercises to deepen your connection to you. This book is a thoughtful pairing of guidebook and consciousness-raising exercises and tools. This book works well for the entrepreneur to find their uniqueness and for young adults finding their way in life.
This book chronicles the life and times of one family and how they found grace and peace in spite of many life challenges. You’ll laugh, you’ll cry, and you’ll be spiritually inspired. You will not be able to put this book down. It’s a raw, real-life story of triumph over tragedies. This book is filled with wise insights for living life powerfully in spite of your circumstances.
Beware – your heart will be forever touched by the story of Johnny Ashley, who came into the world with multiple congenital malformations. Despite the many challenges he faced, he was inspiration to all who knew him.
This book is a must read for any business professional who wants to understand the process of how best to find and negotiate a lease for their business.