Read Any Good Books Lately?
Read Any Good Books Lately?

The business book category is a perennially successful one for publishers.  That’s because businesspeople read.  They read to understand their work better, to get insights into strategies that might serve them in negotiations, to learn leadership lessons, to understand trends and to have a better handle on how to manage their employees.

Given the wealth of business titles published every year, ranging from the gimmicky to the drily academic, it can be hard to find books that are both instructive and entertaining enough to hold your attention when you pick them up after a long day of work. Personally, I prefer what is knows as “Big Think” books.  These are narratives that tackle big questions or trends through a more macro lens.  They analyze ideas and functions that are universal and seek to make them applicable and explicable to individuals.

Big Think books will not necessarily tell you how to run your business, but they might make you think differently about the world in a way that can impact your decision making.  The themes tackled in these narratives won’t offer specific instructions on how to efficiently operate your shipping company, say, but they might help you understand the dynamics of global shipping with a big picture perspective that can be useful in deciding what contracts to take on or what equipment to invest in.

Perhaps I’m biased, but I think books are an essential tool for anyone involved in business. Simply put, they expand your mind and exercise your brain while providing hours of intelligent entertainment.  (Also, they make for great conversation starters at those stodgy conferences or corporate events.)

Here are some titles you may want to check out the next time you visit your local book store:

Sapiens: A Brief History of Humankind by Yuval Noah Harari

The Long Tail: Why the Future of Business Is Selling Less of More by Chris Anderson

The Power of Habit: Why We Do What We Do in Life and Business by Charles Duhigg

Originals: How Non-Comformists Move the World by Adam Grant

Related content:

Utilizing Cultura and 5 Values for Small Business Success

The Power of “I Don’t Know”

Do You Know Your Adaptability Quotient?


3 Tips on Social Networks Vital for Business

3 Tips on Social Networks Vital for Business

Social networks provide a wealth of information and the opportunity to extend your reach for very little financial investment. Your Activity in Social Networks Can Be Good for Your Business Whether by blogging, tweeting, posting, linking in or any of the other social...

4 Reasons Customer Service Still Matters

4 Reasons Customer Service Still Matters

Here are some vital things you can do to turn the tide Make sure service is good because good means more people will buy your products or come to your establishment. A few weeks ago, my husband and I went to a local restaurant in our area because we not only had liked...

Motivation: 7 Rewards for Employees When There Is No More Money

Motivation: 7 Rewards for Employees When There Is No More Money

How do you keep great employees happy when you cannot pay them more? I was asked one time, by a small business owner who had 6 employees, how to address a request by a valued employee for more compensation. He said that he wanted to pay her more because she was a...

Video Gallery


Sign Up for the Latin Biz Today Newsletter

PR Newswire

Featured Authors

avatar for Pablo TurlettiPablo Turletti

Pablo Turletti is CEO & Founder of...

Learning from the Best






My Unusual Path to Launch a New Business

My Unusual Path to Launch a New Business

Understanding the value of stepping away from a large corporation to build my Hispanic business This is my entrepreneurial story. Like many Hispanic businesspeople Fortune 500 companies are great to work with until they interfere with your core values. That's the...

Latin Biz Today Salutes Our Veterans

Latin Biz Today Salutes Our Veterans

Many Hispanic veterans played a vital role in protecting democracy and keeping our nation safe Today we honor veterans and active duty military personnel for their sacrifices and contributions to keeping the world safe. Here are several examples of Hispanic veterans...






Work, Life & Culture


Health & Fitness

Travel & Destinations

Personal Blogs

Pin It on Pinterest