As you know, every year we scour through thousands of business books and select the titles that we believe have the ideas and concepts that are instrumental to the professional development of our subscribers. For each one of those books, we create a quick-read/quick-listen summary that highlights only the most important aspects of each book.
Now that we’ve finalized our complete list of summaries for 2018, let’s take a brief moment to reflect on the topics and ideas of the books that made our list.
Two things really stood out to us with our list of selections this year:
- During the year, we evaluated many books related to storytelling. It seems that even in this new high-speed, digital age that we all operate in (and where everything is seemingly one-click away), taking the time to craft a compelling story about your product/service/company is still a priority. People still want to know ‘why’ they should do business with you.
- The other prevailing item we noted was the proliferation of titles that deal with personal goal-setting, achievement, and motivation. It seems that there is still an appetite for discovering tactics that help individuals get ahead in their careers and, at the same time, achieve success outside the office.
Without further ado, here is our list of the 30 Best Business Books of 2018:
- Get to Aha! by Andy Cunningham
- Find the Fire by Scott Mautz
- Do Big Things by Craig Ross, Angela Paccione & Victoria Roberts
- Building a StoryBrand by Donald Miller
- The Regenerative Business by Carol Sanford
- The Inspiration Code by Kristi Hedges
- Innovation By Design by Edgar Papke & Thomas Lockwood
- Leadership From the Inside Out by Kevin Cashman
- Impromptu by Judith Humphrey
- The Age of Agile by Stephen Denning
- Your Best Year Ever by Michael Hyatt
- The Power of Vulnerability by Jeffrey Manchester & Barry Kaplan
- The Power of Community by Howard Partridge
- Brave Leadership by Kimberly Davis
- Crushing It! by Gary Vaynerchuk
- Fusion by Denise Lee Yohn
- Managing Up by Mary Abbajay
- Extraordinary Influence by Tim Irwin
- Radical Inclusion by Ori Brafman & Martin Dempsey
- Powered by Storytelling by Murray Nossel
- Next Is Now by Lior Arussy
- What Happens Now? by Mark Nevins & John Hillen
- Detonate by Steven Goldbach & Geoff Tuff
- Unsafe Thinking by Jonah Sachs
- Leading Clarity by Brad Deutser
- The Long-Distance Leader by Kevin Eikenberry & Wayne Turmel
- Business Chemistry by Kim Christfort & Suzanne Vickberg
- Costovation by Stephen Wunker & Jennifer Luo Law
- Conscious by Bob Rosen & Emma-Kate Swann
- Switchers by Dawn Graham
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