Best Business Books to read in 2021: Must reads

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These are some of the best Business books available in the market written by some great authors. We all should thank them for providing us with such great knowledge to survive in this tough world of business. It is believed by successful people like Warren Buffett, Bill Gates, and many others that reading teaches more than anything else. Only reading can never make us successful. We should know how to apply what we have gained from books in our day-to-day business strategy to get desired results. Everything cannot be read. So we have made a list of some of the best business books you can read to gain real applicable knowledge and excel in your business.

Why you should read business books?

  • To keep up with changes happening
  • Learn from the experienced
  • Applicable Knowledge unlike what is taught in business schools
  • More enjoyable
  • Source of motivation and inspiration

Best Business Books to Read

  1. Hooked by Nir Eyal
  2. This is Marketing by Seth Godin
  3. The Personal MBA by Josh Kaufman
  4. The $100 Startup by Chris Guillebeau
  5. The Lean Startup by Eric Ries
  6. Good to Great by Jim Collins
  7. Influence by Robert B Cialdini
  8. Start with Why by Simon Sinek
  9. Traction by Gabriel Weinberg
  10. Hard Thing About Hard Things by Ben Horowitz


For a product to be successful and survive in long run it has to be habit-forming for consumers. This book by Nir Eyal will help you design that product to be habit-forming. This book answers all the essential questions you have while designing a product. Don’t create something which has a slight chance of failure rather learn from greats to make something worth your time and investment.

2This Is Marketing

Seth Godin is one of the greatest authors who have so much knowledge about business. He passed on so many unique ideas that are really applicable and easy. Marketing plays a major part in making a business successful. In this book, Seth Godin teaches the simple and applicable technique which will help you market your products better.

3The Personal MBA

One is my favorite book. This book by Josh Kaufman breaks the myth that you need a prestigious MBA degree to start a successful business. Josh Kaufman in the book says that the things that are taught in these prestigious universities are outdated. And he explains all the essential topics required to start a successful business.

4The $100 Startup

Tired of 9 to 5? The $100 startup by Chris Guillebeau is a must-read. In this book, they have identified individuals who have created startups with just $100 or less and created a profitable business out of it. And interestingly enough none of them have fancy degrees.

5The Lean Startup

This book by Eric Ries is for people who want to start their own company or a small startup. Starting a successful business is much more than brainstorming an idea and This book teaches you how to get past all uncertainty and achieve your goal of a sustainable, balanced, and profitable company.

6Good to Great: Why Some Companies Make the Leap… and Others Don’t

The cover of the book says all. This book is research from author Jim collin’s team for 5 years and their findings. Why only a few become great and others remain good or even cannot survive. In good to great author explains how important good leadership is for a successful business. It has some comparisons that made some great and others remain average.

7Influence: The Psychology Of Persuasion

As the name suggests it is little of psychology which is very important to apply in business to persuade people. We all know how important it is to make people say yes. This book has six principles that will be very important to be able to persuade people to say yes.

8Start With Why: How Great Leaders Inspire Everyone To Take Action

Simon Sinek in this book touches on why only a few people become successful and what differentiates them from the rest of the world. The main thing behind why successful people are able to do it consistently is they have found their “why”. The people those who ask ‘why’ more than ‘how’ or ‘what’ ultimately become successful and inspire people. Simon Sinek very well explained “why” in the book.

9Traction: How Any Startup Can Achieve Explosive Customer Growth

As the title suggest this book by Gabriel Weinberg will teach you to grow your customer base. By using simple nineteen steps and many other things to how to approach to build a strong customer base. Is it even possible to survive without customers? In traction author explain how we can attract new customers and keep the earlier once coming back again and again.

10Hard Thing About Hard Things

Ben Horowitz one of Silicon Valley’s renowned personalities. Its exciting to start business but to be honest it is hard to run it successful in long run. In this book Ben Horowitz with a touch of his humor has passed on his experience to how to run the business properly all the time.