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25 October 2014

7 business books that might change your fortunes

Steve Jobs by Walter Isaacson

This exclusive biography is based on over 40 interviews with the late, great Steve Jobs. Painstakingly researched, the book puts a spotlight on this fascinating character who revolutionised the industries we use to communicate today. It reveals the rollercoaster life of an entrepreneur with a passion for perfection – it is filled with top tips for businesspeople on values, vision, innovation and true leadership. Click Here To Buy

The Virgin Way: How to Listen, Learn, Laugh and Lead by Richard Branson

Richard Branson has built a global empire on the foundations of a powerful brand. This book shares his insights gained over 40 years as an iconic business leader and his work as an inspiring pioneer of humanitarian projects. Read this if you are looking for some of the secrets of leadership: how to become a true leader, not just a boss. Click Here To Buy

One Click: Jeff Bezos and the Rise of Amazon.com

Love it or hate it, Amazon is a business innovation that transformed a fragmented industry on a global scale, stemming from Jeff Bezos’ vision to capitalise on the untapped online market for books. This is a must-read book for those who want to learn about how he revolutionised the retail landscape, and gain insight to his energetic and passionate approach to achieving his goals. Click Here To Buy

The Shifts and the Shocks: What We’ve Learned – And Have Still to Learn – from the Financial Crisis by Martin Wolf

Martin Wolf is one of the world’s most influential economic commentators. As someone who is passionate about businesses that have the potential to cause a global impact, this book is certainly one for the list. Understanding the dynamics of global affairs and their ability to impact on business is essential for any ambitious business owner.Click Here To Buy

Business Adventures by John Brooks

Bill Gates describes this as ‘the best business book I’ve ever read’ – and I have to agree. It sets out the intricacies of corporate life and the drama and adventure surrounding some of the world of finance. Given it is also one of Warren Buffett’s favourite books, it should go without saying that this is work picking up. Click Here To Buy

How Asia Works: Success and Failure in the World’s Most Dynamic Region by JoeStudwell

Cracking the Asian market is often the desire for many established businesses, let alone fledging start-ups and small enterprises. However, it is a hugely complex and culturally diverse continent, particularly in the world of business. Studwell’s ‘provocative and iconoclastic’ deconstruction of the economic history of Asia’s key markets makes it a must read for ambitious business owners. Click Here To Buy

The Gen Z Effect: The Six Forces Shaping the Future of Business – Tom Koulopoulos and Dan Keldsen

I believe that advancements in technology are conducive to a better global society. Koulopoulos and Keldsen do well to present the ways that technology will bring the next generation closer together as part of a larger shift in how people think about business and life. Trying to anticipate ‘the next big thing’ to disrupt the market has always been a bit of a passion of mine. It will be fascinating to see what will be the key disruptor technologies of the post-Millennial generation, Generation Z. Click Here To Buy