7 New York Times Bestselling Business Books Every Professional Should Read

It’s a magical feeling when you find one – a book so original and insightful that you want to praise it from the rooftops.

Consider this our roof screaming moment. The following seven remarkable business books have the power to transform not just your career, but your relationships, your worldview, and even your life itself.

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The Catalyst: How to change someone’s mind

By Jonah Berger

Whether you’re trying to change one person, transform an organization, or change the way an entire industry does business, a recognized Wharton professor of marketing can teach you how to become a catalyst. Hear our Book Bite synopsis read by author Jonah Berger on the Next Big Idea app

A World Without Email: Rethinking Work in the Age of Communication Overload By Cal Newport

A world without email: Rethinking work in the age of communication overload

By Cal Newport

A computer science professor argues that our current way of working is broken, and then presents a set of principles and concrete instructions to fix the problem. With these insights in mind, we may be able to free employees everywhere from the tyranny of the inbox. Hear our Book Bite summary read by author Cal Newport on the Next Big Idea app

The Power of Regret: How Looking Back Takes Us Forward by Daniel Pink

The Power of Regret: How Looking Back Takes Us Forward

By Daniel Rosa

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, regret offers compelling insights into our lives—and how we can find a better way forward. Hear our Book Bite summary read by author Daniel Pink on the Next Big Idea app

Professional Troublemaker: The Fear Fighter's Handbook by Luvvie Ajayi Jones

Professional Troublemaker: The Fear Fighter Handbook

By Luvvie Ajayi Jones

With humor and honesty, and guided by the influence of her professionally troubled Nigerian grandmother, Funmilayo Faloyin, an award-winning author guides us through what we need to make right within ourselves before we can do the things that scare us. Hear our Book Bite summary read by author Luvvie Ajayi Jones on 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 The journalist presents a detailed, vividly drawn portrait of how a geeky technologist became an aspiring billionaire and how a retail novice became one of the most powerful and feared entities in the global economy. Hear our Book Bite synopsis read by author Brad Stone on 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

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

Think Again: The Power of Knowing What You Don't Know by Adam Grant

Think again: The power to know what you don’t know

By Adam Grant

A popular Wharton psychologist offers bold ideas and rigorous evidence to show how we can embrace the joy of injustice, encourage others to reconsider issues as broad as abortion and climate change, and build schools, workplaces and communities of lifelong learners. Hear our Book Bite summary read by author Adam Grant on the Next Big Idea app

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