Top Business Books to Read


Over the summer, you may have done some easy reading poolside or at the beach. Now that fall is upon us, consider turning the page and getting down to business. Here are some of the top business books you may want to pick up or download:

The Diary of a CEO: The 33 Laws of Business and Life

A playbook for success from Steven Bartlett, entrepreneur and host of the number-one podcast The Diary of a CEO, shares the fundamental laws that underpinned his meteoric rise and will help others to do so as well. The laws are rooted in psychology and behavioral science, in his own experiences, and in those of the world’s most successful entrepreneurs, entertainers, artists, writers, and athletes whom he has interviewed on his podcast.

Surrounded by Idiots

Thomas Erikson, popular author and communication specialist, committed himself to understanding how people function and why we frequently struggle to connect with certain types of individuals. Surrounded by Idiots became an international sensation, selling more than 1.5 million copies worldwide. Based on four personality types (red, blue, green, and yellow), the book presents insights into how we might modify how we speak and distribute information.


Consultants at McKinsey & Company deliver a road-tested, how-to manual in Rewired to help companies build the capabilities to outcompete in the age of digital and artificial intelligence.

Your Next Five Moves: Master the Art of Business Strategy

An international best-seller, Patrick Bet-David offers a practical and effective guide for thinking more clearly and achieving your most audacious business goals. Both successful businesspeople and chess grandmasters can envision the pieces in front of them and predict their next five moves.

Bet-David transforms this ability into a powerful methodology applicable to exceptional performers at all levels of a company. Your Next Five Moves contains the solutions if you’re stuck, have lost your fire, or are seeking fresh ideas to take your business to the next level.

HBR’s 10 Must Reads 2023: The Definitive Management Ideas of the Year from Harvard Business Review

HBR’s 10 Must Reads 2023 is a compilation of ideas, insights, and best practices from the past year of Harvard Business Review that keeps you current on the most cutting-edge, influential thinking that’s driving business today. With authors from Francesca Gino to Adam Grant and company examples from Pfizer to Microsoft, this volume brings the most up-to-date and relevant management conversations right to your fingertips.

When you have some downtime or in the evening, check out one of these books. Happy reading!