2017 witnessed the writing and publishing of a myriad of business books. Some of those books simply failed to appeal to the readers while some others broke records in meeting the wants and needs of the readers. In this article we are going to discuss about ten of such business books that appealed to the rationality of the readers thoroughly, paving the way for themselves to emerge as ten among the best business books of 2017.
“Good to Great: Why Some Companies Make the Leap and Others Don’t” by Jim Collins should be considered among the topmost business books of 2017. It is a good book that is based on the comparison contrast approach, providing readers with ample opportunities to peep into the real business world. Ben Horowitz’s “The Hard Thing About Hard Things: Building a Business When There Are No Easy Answers” should be considered yet another great business book published in 2017. The book is quite practical and its descriptions are quite realistic, relating words to real business world. Another business book that made quite a name in 2017 has been Michael Hiltzik’s “Big Science: Ernest Lawrence and the Invention That Launched the Military-Industrial Complex.” The book is more entertaining than it apparently seems and it is a part biography, part adventure story and part history book elaborating on the relationship between science and business.
Another book that become quite popular in 2017 is “Invisible Influence: The Hidden Forces That Shape Behavior” by Jonah Berger. It is all about the factors resulting into decision-making and its pros and cons. From the leadership perspective this book is a good one to learn from. Professor Joel C. Peterson’s book, “The 10 Laws of Trust: Building the Bonds That Make a Business Great” should also be considered among the top 10 business books of 2017. The importance that trust plays in business has been thoroughly discussed in the book. Another popular business book of 2017 has been “Lead and Disrupt: How to Solve the Innovator’s Dilemma” by Professor Charles O’Reilly and Michael Tushman. The book is about core competencies and its importance in the business world. Furthermore, Jessica Jackley’s book, “Clay Water Brick: Finding Inspiration from Entrepreneurs Who Do the Most with the Least” should also be considered among the top 10 business books of 2017. It is all about leadership and the role of determination and much more. Finally, the other three popular business books of 2017 should be arranged as Adam Grant’s “Originals: How Non-Conformists Move the World”, Dan Jurafsky’s “The Language of Food: A Linguistic Reads the Menu,” and “The Fissured Workplace: Why Work Became So Bad for So Many and What Can Be Done to Improve It,” by David Weil.