Business Books You Should Read This Year

To Learn Business, Read About Business: Five Great Books

In any career field, the people most successful will be those who constantly learn, adapt and grow as the market demands. If you do not adapt to your market and follow the latest trends, learn the latest technology and seek to advance your skills at all times, you will be left behind by those who adapt to market trends quickly. 

How can you accomplish this? Read. Read every article and every book in your niche that you can possibly find. Even doctors must continue to educate themselves. There is no reason for you to fool yourself into thinking that you don’t need to constantly keep learning to stay at the top of your game too. 

Here are five great business books to get you started on the path to expanding your knowledge base:

1) Think and Grow Rich, by Napoleon Hill 
This book is most likely the best sales book, business book and motivational book ever written. Even though it was originally penned in 1937 there are many updated versions and this book never ceases to give you wisdom when you need it. 

2) The Four Hour Work Week by Tim Ferris
Tim teaches you how to be in charge of how your week goes along, rather than letting your week run you over. It isn’t what you imagine it will be by the title, but it is a great book in time management skills. 

3) How To Win Friends And Influence People by Dale Carnegie
Dale gives you sound advice on negotiation and getting along with people are can be difficult to get along with. This is a great tool for any business person who needs a better skill set in communication. 

4) The Success Secret by Jack Canfield
Jack teaches you invaluable lessons in how to attract the life that you want, both personally and professionally. This gives you a well-rounded approach to life in generally, because no one is truly successful if they aren’t happy at home as well. 

5) The Tipping Point: How Little Things Can Make A Big Difference, by Malcolm Gladwell
This book will help you in regards to marketing and sales. It is humorous and well regarded in the world of marketers as a great book to have in your arsenal. 

These books are all vastly different and cover many different aspects of the business world, from marketing to people management. Some of these books are somewhat motivational and will inspire you to reach for the stars and keep your chin in the air at all times. You can learn better people skills and learn better ways of managing a business – all sorts of very handy skills to have. Don’t stop at these books alone. There are many books available and it will help you to browse through the business book section of your local book store or search online for business books. You can find very specific books in regards to the help you need as well as very generalized books that can help you in other aspects of life.

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Greatest Pianists of the 20th Century

It all comes down to a matter of opinion, but weather you are a musician or a listener, everyone who enjoys classical music has a list of their favorite pianists. Here are my top 3

 

Glen Gould (1932-1982) : Glen Gould is a Canadian pianist who is best known for his Bach interpretations. He was best known for his for his eccentricities and choosing to record in a studio rather than live concerts.

 

 

 

 

 

Arthur Rubinstein (1887 – 1982) : Art Rubinstein was born in Poland and began playing the piano at 3 years old and had his first public performance when he was 7. He is regarded by many as the greatest Chopin interpreter of the 20th century.

 

 

 

 

 

 

Clara Haskil (1895-1960) : Clara Haskil, a renowned Romanian pianist is known for her interpretations of Mozart. Unfortunately, frequent illnesses, combined with extreme stage fright, kept her from critical or financial success.