For me summer vacation is all about fun and relaxation. But, I do manage to take advantage of some vacation down time (at the beach, poolside, on the airplane, etc.) to read a few good business books. In case you enjoy doing the same and are looking for some recommendations, I thought I’d give you my top seven summer picks.
- Quench Your Own Thirst: Business Lessons Over A Beer – By Jim Koch
Founder of The Boston Beer Company, brewer of Samuel Adams Boston Lager, and a key catalyst of the American craft beer revolution, Koch offers his unique perspective when it comes to business, beer, and turning your passion into a successful company or career.
2. The Sales Acceleration Formula: Using Data, Technology, and Inbound Selling to go from $0 to $100 Million – By Mark Roberge
The former Vice President of Sales for marketing automation company HubSpot provides a scalable, predictable approach to growing revenue and building a winning sales team.
- Small Data: The Tiny Clues That Uncover Huge Trends – By Martin Lindstrom
Hired by the world’s leading brands to find out what makes their customers tick, Lindstrom details how trends in small data can help launch million dollar products.
- Creativity, Inc. – By Ed Catmull
The co-founder of Pixar and current President of Disney animation and Pixar, Catmull takes us inside the company and its evolution from unprofitable hardware company to creative powerhouse. Along the way he addresses the challenge of building an effective and enduring creative culture.
- Pitch Anything – By Oren Klaff.
This book should be required reading for anyone who is trying to sell anything. Klaff reveals the next big thing in social dynamics: game for business.
- Repeatability – By Chris Zook and James Allen
Partners in the consulting firm Bain & Company, Zook and Allen warn that complexity is a silent killer of profitable growth and show how to scale a company.
- The Everything Store – By Jeff Bozos and Age of Amazon
This is the definitive story of Amazon, one of the most successful companies in the world, and of its driven, brilliant founder, Jeff Bezos.
How about you? Do you have any great business books you would like to recommend? If you do, please post them in the comments. Happy reading!