The 10 Best Business Books You’ve Never Heard Of (10 books)
Curated by Blinkist
Whether you’re looking for your winning business plan or you're knee deep in executing that brilliant idea, get inspired by these little-known business gems.
470
The Introverted Leader

Kahnweiler explores the specific challenges introverts face in an extroverted business world. She then sets out to show how introverted executives can push their limits, employ their characteristic strengths and still become great leaders.

Jennifer Kahnweiler
470
Pour Your Heart Into It

Pour Your Heart Into It takes you on the enthralling journey of how Starbucks came to be a success story. It sheds light on its beginnings, reveals how the quick growth rate was possible and sets out to explain how businesses can learn from its strategies and principles.

Howard Schultz and Dori Jones Yang
470
Power

Power (2010) is a realpolitik guide to leading a successful career. It offers unusual insights and advice you wouldn’t normally find in other career literature, with tips and techniques you can start using now to achieve long-term success.

Jeffrey Pfeffer
470
Lincoln on Leadership

Lincoln on Leadership is a detailed examination of the strategies that enabled Abraham Lincoln to lead so effectively before and during the American Civil War. The book gets past the myths of the legendary president and illustrates specific facets of his leadership ability to compare Lincoln's skills to successful strategies employed by modern leaders today.

Donald T. Phillips
470
How the Mighty Fall

In How the Mighty Fall, influential business expert Jim Collins explores how even successful companies can suddenly collapse, especially if they make the wrong decisions. He also offers leaders advice to prevent them from making the same mistakes.

Jim Collins
470
Switch

Switch examines why it is often difficult for people to switch their behavior, and how, by understanding the mind, it is possible to find shortcuts that make change easier. Through scientific studies and anecdotes, Switch provides simple yet effective tools for implementing changes.

Chip Heath & Dan Heath
470
Risk Savvy

Risk Savvy is an exploration into the way we misunderstand risk and uncertainty, often at great expense to our health, finances and relationships. However, if we better understand risk, we can develop the tools necessary to navigate this highly complex world without having to become an “expert in everything.”

Gerd Gigerenzer
470
You Only Have to Be Right Once

Based on Forbes magazine interviews with some of Silicon Valley’s most successful tech entrepreneurs, You Only Have to be Right Once outlines how today’s tech wunderkinds achieved their successes.

Randall Lane
470
Lead with a Story

Lead with a Story (2012) teaches you how to enhance your skills as a great leader by harnessing the power of storytelling. By taking examples from one of the most successful companies in the world, you’ll learn how to craft a great story that motivates people and modifies their behavior.

Paul Smith
470
The Soul of a New Machine

The Soul of a New Machine is a Pulitzer Prize-winning book about one team at the computer company Data General who was determined to put its company back on the map by producing a new superminicomputer. With very few resources and under immense pressure, the team pulls together to produce a completely new kind of computer.

Tracy Kidder
Ever read 4 books in one day?
Now you can. Sign up for a 3-day free trial and feast your mind on 1,500+ insight summaries of the best nonfiction in the world.