Ask HN: Books that helped you in your business

7 points | by mohas 4 days ago

3 comments

  • MrVu 4 days ago
    I run 3 Business, Realtor/Landlord, Cleaning Homes, and Photography (events).

    The Business Book: Big Ideas Simply Explained (gave me insight on what it takes to keep grinding, and knowing the potential in any idea)

    The 7 Habits of Highly Effective People: Powerful Lessons in Personal Change (a classic, every CEO or high performer i know and met practice this)

    Never Split the Difference: Negotiating as if Your Life Depended on It (Gave me the technique to understand what I have to know on the other side, to come out making a win-win situation)

    Crucial Conversations Tools for Talking When Stakes Are High, Second Edition (Allowed me to understand the other side before talking)

    The Art of Communicating (Great good for networking, which opened alot of doors for me getting new clients and making friends)

    7L: The Seven Levels of Communication: Go From Relationships to Referrals (Made me understand the importance of certain communication levels to use on certain situation to get better results.)

    Overall this is only a few, but really it helped me, meet the people that knew more then me to become what i am now. Knowing that i have a circle that will give me guidance is worth more then gold.

    • donnanorton 1 day ago
      The Lean Startup by Eric Ries is a startup bible for creating a product, testing and iterating. As an option, you can try to look for a downloadable version on these websites: https://custom-writing.org/blog/free-books-online#business
      • bwb 4 days ago
        why leaders eat last by simon sinek

        It is a philosophy that relates well to my personality and I found the book super useful. We would give a copy to every new employee to help reenforce that culture. Especially as we grew managers up inside of that.