Description: Business books for beginners: best finance, investments and management books and ebooks to read in 2021
The COVID pandemic has changed habits and reassigned priorities for all of us. There is, however, a segment of people whose natural way to treat crisis is to use the opportunities it offers: the entrepreneurs.
With an unprecedented economy stimulus coming from the U.S. Federal Reserve, the idea of starting new business (or investing in an existing one) became even more popular than previuosly. This, however, requires a certain level of preparation: you definitely don’t want to learn on your own mistakes losing money. Thankfully, business and entrepreneurship is the field where there are tons of useful and inspiring books to learn from.
But how to navigate through those thousands of books and authors? Let’s make an overview of the most in-demand business books as of 2021.
Finance and Investments
Strongly recommended is “The Intelligent Investor” by Benjamin Graham, an eminent economist and investor of the 20th century. He has created a guide that has inspired millions of people around the world for 70 years. Since its first publication in 1949, the book has become a veritable bible of the stock market. The modern edition is supplemented by comments by financial journalist Jason Zweig, who draws parallels between Graham’s examples and modern realities, and also provides a deeper understanding of how to adapt the author’s philosophy to everyday life.
The ITIL (Information Technology Infrastructure Library) is a framework for standardizing the selection, planning, provision, maintenance and the entire life cycle of IT services in a company. The goal is to improve efficiency and achieve predictable service delivery.
The ITIL books cover key concepts of service management, the four dimensions of service management, the ITIL service value system, and ITIL management practices.
This is an extremely wide field of study, incorporating both motivational, inspiring books with those designed to improve hard skills. As for the first option, the “Money: Master the Game” by Tony Robbins keeps the first place in our wish list.
Another must-read is “Think and grow rich” by Napoleon Hill. This bestseller was written in the end of the 20th century and has been reprinted over 40 times. In his book, the author has collected the stories of famous millionaires of his time who stubbornly went towards their goal.
Surely, business & entrepreneurship is way too large domain to select just a few books – depending on your skills, field of interest and other preferences you personal list will vary dramatically. Let us hope those outlined above will be a good starting point for you.