Whether you own your own business, work for yourself, or work for someone else, it never hurts to get advice on how to improve. Very few business people have had successful careers without getting pointers along the way.
For some people, that may have come from a mentor, your boss, or your parents, especially if they owned a business. Or, you may have learned to be a successful business person the hard way, with figurative bumps and bruises along the way.
Whatever path you're taking to success, some of the best advice you get comes from books. There are so many great business books that have inspired business leaders over the decades. Apple's Steve Jobs, for instance, included Clayton M. Christensen's "The Innovator's Dilemma" among his favorite books. Stephen R. Covey's "The 7 Habits of Highly Effective People" has sold more than 25 million copies.
There is one big problem with business books, though. There are so many you could spend your life reading them instead of working. Just walk into a bookstore, and you'll see they take up a whole row. It's almost impossible to know which ones will help you achieve your goals. So, you just grab one that catches your eye, and you hope for the best.
Good news. We've cut through the clutter to select five must-read business books. These books address everything from presenting yourself well to others, organizing your workday, meditating, closing a deal and, ultimately, retiring well.
Are you ready to hear about five new books that'll help you take your career to the next level? Let's get started.