Holiday Gift Guide: Top 10 Business Books Investors Will Love
The holidays are rolling around and you're probably looking for the perfect ChristmaHannuKwanzaakah gift for that special investor friend, boss or family member. It's moments like these when you're grateful that on the 13th Day of Christmas, your true love gave you Bisnow. Here are 10 books/audiobooks any business person will be glad to have over the holiday.
Author: Malcolm Gladwell
Length: 336 pages
This pop culture favorite examines successful people like Bill Gates and Mozart to find out what was different about them that made them stand out from their peers. Gladwell takes a look at how factors like culture and opportunity shape a person's chances of success.
Elon Musk: Tesla, SpaceX, and the Quest for a Fantastic Future (2015)
Author: Ashlee Vance
Length: 400 pages
In this New York Times best-seller, award-winning Bloomberg writer Ashlee Vance gives us an exclusive look inside the life of bold Silicon Valley entrepreneur Elon Musk. Vance interviewed nearly 300 people, including family and friends. Plus, he had a 30-hour session with Musk. So yeah, this is as up close and personal as it gets.
The Power of Habit: Why We Do What We Do in Life and Business (2012)
Author: Charles Duhigg
Length: 371 pages
This book has been on the New York Times best-seller list for over 60 weeks. It's a fascinating look into the habits we form, and how we can change them. Duhigg believes that channeling the power of our habits in the right way can make a huge difference in our lives, our businesses, even our communities.
Unfinished Business (2015)
Author: Anne-Marie Slaughter
Length: 352 pages
A follow-up to her controversial 2012 article "Why Women Still Can't Have It All," Slaughter revisits the topic with a fresh perspective. She talks about the future of the feminist movement as being a men's movement as well, leading to a family-friendly workplace.
Losing the Signal (2015)
Authors: Jacquie McNish and Sean Silcoff
Length: 288 pages
It wasn't that long ago that BlackBerry was the go-to phone for business people. But then iPhone and Android caught up, and it's been downhill ever since. McNish and Silcoff chronicle the rise of the BlackBerry to the addictive CrackBerry, and the missteps that led to its downfall.
Think and Grow Rich: The Landmark Bestseller-Now Revised and Updated for the 21st Century (2005)
Author: Napoleon Hill
Length: 320 pages
The original book was published in 1937, and is known as "the granddaddy of all motivational literature." This updated version weaves in anecdotes about Bill Gates, Dave Thomas and other modern-day giants to appeal to a new generation. The terminology is also updated, thankfully.
The Intelligent Investor (2005)
Authors: Benjamin Graham, Jason Zweig and Warren E. Buffett
Length: 640 pages
This is the updated version of the 1949 stock market bible. Benjamin Graham's "value investing" philosophy is brought into the 21st Century thanks to commentary by financial journalist Jason Zweig, who uses current headlines to go with Graham's original text.
A Random Walk Down Wall Street (1973)
Author: Burton Malkiel
Length: 447 pages
Considered one of the best investing books ever, this book is jampacked with time-tested and researched wisdom for your financial future.
Irrational Exuberance (2000)
Author: Robert Shiller
Length: 392 pages
The Nobel Prize-winning economist warned of the stock and housing crashes in his previous editions of this book named after a famous Alan Greenspan quote. This new edition tells you how to prepare for the next bubble burst. It covers bonds as well, along with updated data.
Author: Billee Howard
Length: 208 pages
With sharing economy companies like Uber and Airbnb taking over, Billee Howard lays out some new strategies for success that are more "we" focused than "me" focused. Nuggets of wisdom include "embrace disruption" and "stay small but include all."