As is the general sentiment in the ISF Oxford site, literature is important for business. It has allowed for the continual evolving of the industry.
It isn’t a wonder really. There have been so many rich and successful people who have stated that reading is the key to success. It is a great way to facilitate and share learning by learning new ideas and other points of view.
And it is also a reason why people continue to read these days.
Let’s take a look at several of the best business books that made an impact.
The Innovator’s Dilemma
The first book is called, “The Innovator’s Dilemma: The Revolutionary Book that Will Change the Way You Do Business.” It was written by Clayton M. Christensen.
The books that he has written span several topics. Apart from business, he writes about health are, film, education, religious book, and many more.
This particular book is interesting and effective mainly because it takes from historical occurrences. It looks at several businesses who have succeeded and failed throughout the years and relays them to the reader.
The main idea that Christensen pushes is that success could be fleeting. One day a company is on top of the world, the next they lose their spot or even just vanish. Throughout this book, he hopes to help people not follow this occurrence.
In order to do this, he pushes the practice of abandoning traditional practices or things that got company’s success in the first place in favor of “the next big thing”.
Christensen makes a list of rules that you should follow when in the face of what he calls, “disruptive innovation.” This is when innovation gets in the way of your current market position and success.
It is a great book that has influenced big names like Steve Jobs. A must-read for business owners and entrepreneurs who want to make it big and stay there.
The Lean Startup
Next up is the Lean Startup by Eric Reis. Startup companies are bound to fail. According to statistics, it happens to most of them. However, this book hopes to change all of that by presenting you with ways to run your company and put out products.
The ideas are radically different and allow for startups to succeed and go on to bigger things.
Barbarians at the Gate
Finally, is Barbarians at the gate by Bryan Burrough and John Helyar. This book gives great insight on how a business can fall from the inside.
It looks at RJR Nabisco and talks about how the greed of a few people has caused for the company to fall from grace.
We hope these books get you excited. Keep reading and take all the new information you learn and use it to make your business succeed.