Here are ten of the best business books for business owners and CEOs. These books do a great job explaining the principles to successfully manage, operate, build, innovate, and win in the business world.

Steve Jobs by Walter Isaacson

This book takes a look inside the mind and processes of one of the most successful entrepreneurs and CEOs of all time who built the biggest company in the world.

Invent and Wander: The Collected Writings of Jeff Bezos, With an Introduction by Walter Isaacson by Walter Isaacson

This is the closest we will get to a book by Jeff Bezos who achieved being the richest man in the world by winning the internet and conquering the retail world.

“Zero to One: Notes on Startups, or How to Build the Future” by Peter Thiel

This book explains that the key to great entrepreneurship is building something new, creating a new product, technology, or business model that doesn’t currently exist.

The Innovator’s Dilemma: When New Technologies Cause Great Firms to Fail (Management of Innovation and Change) by Clayton M. Christensen

This book explains the crucial importance for businesses to pivot as technology and consumer demand changes, not for success, but for mere survival.

The Innovator’s Solution: Creating and Sustaining Successful Growth (Creating and Sustainability Successful Growth) by Clayton (Author), Clayton M. Christensen

This book shows businesses how to avoid the risk of ruin by sustaining and managing consistent growth.

Blue Ocean Strategy, Expanded Edition: How to Create Uncontested Market Space and Make the Competition Irrelevant by W. Chan Kim

This is a great one for explaining to readers that the most innovative businesses in history had no real competition and everyone thought they were crazy and would fail, but they won by creating their own niche.

“The 4-Hour Workweek” by Timothy Ferriss

This is a good book for internet entrepreneurs to learn how to optimize their time by outsourcing and using currencies for arbitrage opportunities. The key is focusing on the 20% of business actions that create 80% of the profits and cutting out all that is high labor and time intensive with minimal results.

The Slight Edge: Turning Simple Disciplines into Massive Success and Happiness by Jeff Olson

This book shows how implementing a lot of small edges in different areas of your business can combine for a sizable advantage over your competition.

50 Business Classics: Your shortcut to the most important ideas on innovation, management and strategy by Tom Butler-Bowdon

This author does a great job of distilling the most important decisions and principles from the best classic business books into one place, this book will dramatically increase your business knowledge with one reading.

Good to Great: Why Some Companies Make the Leap…And Others Don’t by Jim Collins 

This book shows the path that businesses took to achieve greatness through case studies in their operations and key pivot points.

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