business book summaries

The broad spectrum of business covers just about every industry and the majority of job roles out there. From transnational corporations to wacky freelancers and budding Kickstarters, business in the connected and social 21st-century takes on many forms.
However you are involved in business, the good news is that there are countless numbers of amazing, highly successful people around who’ve already been there, done it, and (literally) written a book on it. Whether you’re a seasoned manager looking for a few new tricks or the type that just can’t stop dreaming up creative ideas all day long, there are business books out that everyone can learn some valuable lessons from.
But even with the best will in the world, it soon gets pretty tricky to read up on business between work, life, and play. Joosr’s curated list of business book summaries is here to help, covering topics such as leadership, creativity, management, and more, with five inspiring titles that can each be enjoyed in around 20 minutes each. You’ll be a CEO before you know it…

The best business book summaries

Become the most memorable manager

First, Break All The Rules by Marcus Buckingham, Curt Coffman

Based on interviews with 80,000 managers, First, Break All The Rulesgives insight into what makes the world’s greatest executives tick. Despite the many unique styles of leadership out there, Marcus Buckingham and Curt Coffman collate 25 years of interviews into a coherent framework of qualities the best managers have in common. Read for sure-fire tips to help you become an extraordinary manager, today.

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Looking to lead?

The First 90 Days by Michael Watkins

New to leadership? Managing a team for the first time? The First 90 Days has got you covered. As a leader, it can be difficult to make an impact at the time when you want to the most: the very start. This title will allow you to understand your weaknesses, learn the mindset of a leader, and enter any new role, team, or company fully equipped to get things under control and running smoothly within the first 90 days of you being there.

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Fancy taking on the world?

#GIRLBOSS by Sophia Amoruso

Sophia Amoruso, the founder of multimillion dollar fashion brand Nasty Gal, inspires us to achieve our ambitions by sticking to our guns. #Girlboss looks at how creativity is the key to success in everything we do, and that visualizing it is important—but only if you follow this up with action. Take charge of your life and achieve your wildest dreams with the life lessons of a true #Girlboss.

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Got a brilliant business idea?

Make the most of imaginative thinking

Creativity, Inc by Ed Catmull

Ed Catmull’s Creativity, Inc looks at creativity as a precious business resource to be protected. Referencing a career of imagination, the President of Walt Disney and Pixar Animation Studios gives lessons on how a business can succeed with a culture of creativity. Learn what’s getting in the way of ideas and foster the best environment for creativity to flourish with guidance from a world-famous creative leader.

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