Top 5 Business Books You Must Read

Today I share the top 5 business books that you must read if you are running or want to run a small business.


These books are kind of old, but they will never go out of style.

Hey welcome back for another episode of The Bootstrap Boutique where beginners build businesses.

Here is an embarrassing tidbit about me. I used to write a personal blog. No, I’m not telling you the URL, it was awful.  But one thing I used to do on that personal blog was write one sentence book reviews about the books I had read in the month and I thought that might be kind of interesting here at The Bootstrap Boutique with book reviews.

Because we are all busy and you may not need a 10 minute overview of a book and whether you should read it or not, so tell me if you like this down in the comments below, let me know. I’m must trying something different, this doesn’t have to stick.

Top 5 Business Books

But I will tell you up front, the answer to all five of these books is yes, you should read them if you are running or want to run a business. They are the classics, this is the classic edition, these are all books that should be on every business owner’s bookshelf.

Ok lets get started with Book number 1.

How to Win Friends and Influence People by Dale Carnegie.

And my one sentence takeaway on this book is get to know your audience, learn what they like, because its important to be liked, and that’s how you do it.

The E-myth by Michael Gerber.

Set up systems so you can work on, not in your business to act like an owner, not a worker.

The 7 Habits of Highly Effective People by Stephen Covey.

Hone your skills and never stop learning.

Good to Great by Jim Collins.

Here’s all the factors that help a company make the leap from good to great, but the devil’s in the details and its not as easy as it looks.

The Greatest Salesman in the World by Og Mandino.

This book is hard to get through, but all the good salesmen I know use it.

Wrap Up

Ok guys, I’ve got all those books linked up in the description below, so if there is one that I mentioned that you have not read you should definitely get it and check it out because these books are foundational for starting a business. Also, leave me a comment down below, let me know, do you like this format, do you not? I’m just tying out different stuff to see what my audience likes because I take notes from those books I read. And make sure to hit that subscribe button so you never miss a video. We post new ones every Monday and Wednesday and I will talk to you next time. Take care!

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