When a reporter asked Warren Buffet what is the secret of his success, he pointed to a shelf full of books behind him.
Reading lots of books is a must if you want to succeed, both personally and professionally.
Obviously some books are more important/interesting/enlightening than others. If you want my recommendations, below are 3 business books that every single person must read in my opinion.
- How to Win Friends and Influence People
Dale Carnegie wrote this book in 1936, and it’s has been influencing generations ever since. In call this the “Bible of human relations.” You need to read this book to understand how people think, how they behave, and above all why they do all that. Once you understand those dynamics you’ll be in a much better position to get people to do anything with you, be it business or personal.
2. The 7 Habits of Highly Effective People
The most important thing I took away from this book was discovering what I really want in my life and how I should go about getting it. Stephen Covey brings several exercises and examples you can use to achieve those insights.
On top of that you will also learn how to become a more effective and productive business person, which is essential to your success.
3. Dream Big
Despite being less famous than the other two, this book is equally fascinating and valuable in my opinion. It’s the story of how three Brazilians went from owning a small investment bank to owning a huge holding company that over the years acquired such brands as Budweiser, Heinz and Burger King. Highly recommended.