I have identified a tightly defined business library that’s suitable for entrepreneurs and business owners.

The list will keep developing as I find new books I don’t think a business owner should be without but I don’t want the list to exceed twelve books so I’m going to get to the stage where putting a new book in means taking an old favourite out. If you need helping applying the ideas, it may be time for a complimentary Business SOS.

I’ve read and reviewed hundreds of business books and you can discover the full list at Business Book Reviews including the ratings up to 5 Stars.

The Twelve Best Business Books For Business Owners & Entrepreneurs

These are the twelve books I currently recommend most strongly. Below the list, I explain why the books are included. The links take you to reviews on this website and not to Amazon.com or Amazon.co.uk.

  1. The E-Myth Revisited by Michael Gerber – *****
  2. Getting Everything You Can Out Of All You’ve Got by Jay Abraham – *****
  3. The Genghis Khan Guide to Business by Brian Charles John Warnes – *****
  4. The Ultimate Sales Machine by Chet Holmes – *****
  5. Duct Tape Marketing by John Jantsch – *****
  6. The Brain Audit By Sean D’Souza – *****
  7. Blue Ocean Strategy by W Chan Kim and Renee A Mauborgne – *****
  8. The One Minute Manager by Ken Blanchard & Spencer Johnson – *****
  9. Profits Aren’t Everything They’re the Only Thing by George Cloutier – *****
  10. Forget the Urgent!: Rather Focus On The Important by Matias Birrell and Javier Arevalo – *****
  11. TBA – a book about what I call the “inner game” of the business owner, my provisional choice is Think And Grow Rich by Napoleon Hill.
  12. TBA – a book about clearer thinking and better decision making. My provisional choice is Thinking Smarter by Michael Kallett.

You can get these from Amazon.com or Amazon.co.uk

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This is a book about the Theory of Constraints developed by Eliyahu Goldratt and popularised in his first book The Goal. Like that great book, this is a novel although it’s really like listening in to a series of coaching calls between a manager and his coach.

***** Five Stars

Who Should Read This Book?

  • Anyone interested in the Theory of Constraints.
  • Small business owners who want to improve.

The Big Idea

Every business faces constraints unless it is able to generate an infinite amount of money.

The constraint may be:

  • In the business. The classic example is a bottleneck machine in a factory that can’t process everything needed.
  • Outside the business but in the market. In this situation, the constraint to making more money and building a more sustainable business lies in the marketplace.
  • It can also be the business owner.

Review Of Forget the Urgent! Rather Focus On The Important

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