7 New York Times Bestselling Business Books That Every Professional Should Read
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7 New York Times Bestselling Business Books That Every Professional Should Read

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7 New York Times Bestselling Business Books That Every Professional Should Read

It’s a magical feeling when you find one—a book so original, so insightful, that you want to shout its praises from the rooftops.

Well, consider this our moment of rooftop-shouting. The seven remarkable business books below have the power to transform not only your career, but also your relationships, your worldview, and even your life itself.

Download the Next Big Idea App for “Book Bite” summaries of hundreds of new nonfiction books like these—all prepared and read by the authors themselves.

The Catalyst: How to Change Anyone's Mind By Jonah Berger

The Catalyst: How to Change Anyone’s Mind

By Jonah Berger

Whether you’re trying to change one person, transform an organization, or shift the way an entire industry does business, an acclaimed Wharton marketing professor can teach you how to become a catalyst. Listen to our Book Bite summary, read by author Jonah Berger, in the Next Big Idea App

A World Without Email: Reimagining Work in an Age of Communication Overload By Cal Newport

A World Without Email: Reimagining Work in an Age of Communication Overload

By Cal Newport

A computer science professor makes the case that our current approach to work is broken, then lays out a series of principles and concrete instructions for fixing it. With these insights in mind, we may be able to liberate workers everywhere from the tyranny of the inbox. Listen to our Book Bite summary, read by author Cal Newport, in the Next Big Idea App

The Power of Regret: How Looking Backward Moves Us Forward by Daniel Pink

The Power of Regret: How Looking Backward Moves Us Forward

By Daniel Pink

Drawing on research in social psychology, neuroscience, and biology, a world-renowned thinker debunks the myth of the “no regrets” philosophy of life. In fact, regrets offer compelling insights into how we live—and how we can find a better path forward. Listen to our Book Bite summary, read by author Daniel Pink, in the Next Big Idea App

Professional Troublemaker: The Fear-Fighter Manual By Luvvie Ajayi Jones

Professional Troublemaker: The Fear-Fighter Manual

By Luvvie Ajayi Jones

With humor and honesty, and guided by the influence of her professional troublemaking Nigerian grandmother, Funmilayo Faloyin, an award-winning author walks us through what we must get right within ourselves before we can do the things that scare us. Listen to our Book Bite summary, read by author Luvvie Ajayi Jones, in the Next Big Idea App

Amazon Unbound: Jeff Bezos and the Invention of a Global Empire By Brad Stone

Amazon Unbound: Jeff Bezos and the Invention of a Global Empire

By Brad Stone

A Bloomberg journalist presents a deeply reported, vividly drawn portrait of how a geeky technologist became an ambitious billionaire, and how a retail upstart became one of the most powerful and feared entities in the global economy. Listen to our Book Bite summary, read by author Brad Stone, in the Next Big Idea App

From Strength to Strength: Finding Success, Happiness, and Deep Purpose in the Second Half of Life by Arthur C. Brooks

From Strength to Strength: Finding Success, Happiness, and Deep Purpose in the Second Half of Life

By Arthur C. Brooks

Drawing on social science, philosophy, biography, theology, and Eastern wisdom, as well as dozens of interviews with everyday men and women, a Harvard professor shows us that true life success is well within our reach. Listen to our Book Bite summary, read by author Arthur C. Brooks, in the Next Big Idea App

Think Again: The Power of Knowing What You Don’t Know By Adam Grant

Think Again: The Power of Knowing What You Don’t Know

By Adam Grant

A beloved Wharton psychologist offers bold ideas and rigorous evidence to show how we can embrace the joy of being wrong, encourage others to rethink topics as wide-ranging as abortion and climate change, and build schools, workplaces, and communities of lifelong learners. Listen to our Book Bite summary, read by author Adam Grant, in the Next Big Idea App

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