The saying goes that ‘knowledge is power’ and with this in mind and a new year now upon us, we’ve highlighted 10 of our top reads that are perfect for anyone looking to start a new business in 2023 or grow their current one.
1. Self Made by Bianca Miller-Cole & Byron Cole
Written by The Apprentice runner-up Bianca Miller-Cole and husband Byron Cole, this book is the perfect comprehensive toolkit for those looking to make their business a success. The book covers all aspects of business development and also features interviews with well-known entrepreneurs and industry experts.
2. The Unfair Advantage by Ash Ali and Hasan Kubba
Winner of the UK’s Business Book of the Year Award in 2021 this book offers a great insight into the success stories of various entrepreneurs along with frameworks and advice that can be put into practice in any business showing that you already have what it takes to succeed.
3. Solving the Productivity Puzzle by Tim Ringo
This practical guide is perfect for people management professionals who are looking to address the challenge of increasing productivity within the workplace. It discusses how to ensure that employees are equipped with the right tools and skills to meet their goals which will ultimately allow both them and the company to thrive together.
4. The Power to Change by Campbell Macpherson
With everything in the world moving and changing at rapid pace, this book allows us to reflect and embrace change in order to not only survive but also thrive. The Power to Change gives access to a range of techniques to put change into perspective and prosper from the challenges that change can sometimes present us with.
5. Working Hard, Hardly Working by Grace Beverley
Entrepreneur Grace Beverley offers a fresh take on how to find the right balance and set boundaries in this new working world. At just 25, her sportswear brand TALA has made in excess of £10 million since its launch 3 years ago and Grace’s aim of the book is to show people that “productivity and self-care are two sides of the same coin rather than two separate things.”
6. 100 Things Successful People Do by Nigel Cumberland
Packed with great ideas for working smart and living well, this book will provide readers with activities and exercises that will help achieve the optimal mindset and habits that you can use to succeed in both work and life.
7. Game Changer by Rob Angel
Rob Angel explains in the book Game Changer how his dream of beating industry giants came to fruition after using his intuition and drive to create one of the most popular board games of all time; Pictionary. The book explains how he turned his simple idea into a global brand and how he navigated his way through the challenges he faced.
8. The Human Edge by Greg Orme
With the technical world evolving at rapid speed, The Human Edge provides a helpful, funny and supportive outlook on the skills you need to survive and thrive in a world of artificial intelligence. Author Greg Orme urges readers to stop competing, and instead start doing things that machines can’t!
9. The Choice Factory by Richard Shotton
A must read for marketing professionals, The Choice Factory provides more information on the 25 behavioural biases that influence what we buy. Understanding what really makes people tick is vital in the marketing world and this book is the perfecting starting point for looking into behavioral science and how you can adopt these within your business.
10. The Wim Hof Method by Wim Hof
Finally, this book is a must have for everyone – not just for those looking to start or grow their business.
In this book, ‘The Iceman’ Wim Hof shares his remarkable story and powerful method for supercharging your strength, health and happiness. You’ll learn how to harness 3 key elements of Cold, Breathing and Mindset to take charge of your own mind and metabolism and with the new year now fully underway, what better opportunity to take time for self-care than to read this book and reconnect with yourself on a deeper level ready to take on anything that 2023 has to offer.
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