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Best Business Book Reviews By Paul Simister

Below you will see in reverse chronological order (the most recent first), the best of the business books I’ve read and reviewed.

The first thing you’ll notice when you click through is that they are all ranked with Four or Five Stars. This doesn’t mean I’m a nice, kind reviewer. Far from it in fact but I’m only bringing you the best of the business books.

You’ll see my name attached to three stars and two stars books on Amazon.co.uk and occasionally I’ll think a book is so bad that it’s worthy of one star humiliation.

The second thing you’ll notice if you scan through enough pages, is that there are far more Four Stars reviews than books worthy of Five Stars. The truth is that it’s much easier to be Good than to be Excellent.

You can just see the Five Stars Business Books.

The third thing you’ll notice is that my interests are wide ranging. I have split the books into smaller categories using tags and I’ll add links that let you jump straight to the particular type of business book you’re after.

I suggest to you that using these tags make it much easier to find the book(s) you want unless you fall on the right place through Google.

Business Books For WomenBusiness NovelsBusiness PlanningBusiness Start-UpBusiness StrategyBusiness TurnaroundCoachingCopywritingCustomer ServiceDifferentiation StrategyEconomicsEnergy & EnvironmentalFinanceGetting UnstuckInner GameInternet MarketingInvestmentKPI & Performance MeasurementLeading Your TeamMarketingMarketing PsychologyPersuasionPricingProfit ImprovementProject ManagementRecessionRetail BusinessSales TrainingSocial MediaSpecific Niche MarketSystemsTheory Of ConstraintsThinking – Understanding Buyers

I also have links by pages after this first one – page 2, 3, 4, 5, 6, 7, 8. 9, 10. 11. 12, 13, 14, 15, 16, 17, 18, 19, 20, 21, 22, 23, 24, 25, 26, 27, 28, 29. 30, 31, 32, 33, 34, 35, 36

Crunch Point by Brian Tracy

The full title of this book by Brain Tracy is

Crunch Point: The Secret to Succeeding When It Matters Most

In my review posted on Amazon.co.uk, I gave the book a 5 Stars rating. This means it is Excellent.

Here is my book review.

An excellent book to help business owners and managers through difficult times

I’m a fan of the author. He’s a great synthesiser of ideas and advice across a wide range of subjects. He and his team clearly research very carefully before they put together his books and audio recordings. [continue reading…]

in Best Business Books, Business Problems And Mistakes

The full title of this book by Brad Sugars is

The Apprentice Billionaire’s Guide to Cashflow: Turn On the Cashflow and Keep Your Business Booming

In my review posted on Amazon.co.uk, I gave the book a 4 Stars rating. This means it is Good to Very Good.

Here is my book review.

A very lazy update of Instant Cash Flow

The only book by Brad Sugars I’ve every recommended and refer back to regularly is called “Instant CashFlow“.

This is a lazily updated version because the original book has become very dated since it was published in 2000. [continue reading…]

in Best Business Books

The full title of this book by Charles E. Gaudet II is

The Predictable Profits Playbook: The Entrepreneur’s Guide to Dominating Any Market – And Staying On Top

In my review posted on Amazon.co.uk, I gave the book a 5 Stars rating. This means it is Excellent.

Here is my book review.

An excellent guide to business growth

I bought and read this outstanding book back in 2015 but for some reason, I didn’t review it [continue reading…]

in 3 – Your Strategic Positioning, 4 – Lead Generation, 5 – Lead Conversion, Best Business Books

The Lean Startup by Eric Ries

The full title of this book by Eric Ries is

The Lean Startup: How Constant Innovation Creates Radically Successful Businesses

In my review posted on Amazon.co.uk, I gave the book a 5 Stars rating. This means it is Excellent.

Here is my book review.

An essential essential book for start-up entrepreneurs

I read this book years ago but never got around to reviewing it. I’ve just read it two more times in the last year. It is that good.

I see it as an essential book for start-up entrepreneurs. It is packed with important truths. [continue reading…]

in Best Business Books, Business Start-Ups

Creative Thinking by Keith McManus

The full title of this book by Keith McManus is

Creative Thinking: 17 Tactics To Skyrocket Your Creativity & Success

In my review posted on Amazon.co.uk, I gave the book a 4 Stars rating. This means it is  Good to Very Good.

Here is my book review.

Packed with practical ways to improve your ability to think creatively

This short book is very easy to read and is packed with techniques you can use to improve your ability to think creatively.

Of course reading the book isn’t enough because you must practice these tactics. [continue reading…]

in Best Business Books

A Technique for Producing Ideas by James Webb Young

The full title of this book by James Webb Young is

A Technique for Producing Ideas – the simple five-step formula anyone can use to be more creative in business and in life!

In my review posted on Amazon.co.uk, I gave the book a 4 Stars rating. This means it is Good to Very Good.

Here is my book review.

Short and sweet advertising classic

If you’ve ever wondered how creative marketing people come up with their ideas, this book is for you. [continue reading…]

in 4 – Lead Generation, Best Business Books

Creative Thinking by Keith McManus

The full title of this book by Keith McManus is

Creative Thinking: 17 Tactics To Skyrocket Your Creativity & Success

In my review posted on Amazon.co.uk, I gave the book a 4 Stars rating. This means it is Good to Very Good.

Here is my book review.

Packed with practical ways to improve your ability to think creatively

This short book is very easy to read and is packed with techniques you can use to improve your ability to think creatively. [continue reading…]

in Best Business Books, Business Problems And Mistakes

Theory of Constraints by Eliyahu Goldratt

The full title of this book by Eliyahu Goldratt is

What is this thing called Theory of Constraints

In my review posted on Amazon.co.uk, I gave the book a 4 Stars rating. This means it is Good to Very Good.

Here is my book review.

An important stage in the development of TOC as it focuses on the thinking processes

The TOC Thinking Processes were introduced to me in the business novel “It’s Not Luck” as it looked at dealing with market constraints. [continue reading…]

in Best Business Books

The Bottleneck Rules by Clarke Ching

The full title of this book by Clarke Ching is

The Bottleneck Rules: The Go-To Guide to Eli Goldratt’s Theory of Constraints (TOC) and his Business Novel ‘The Goal’

In my review posted on Amazon.co.uk, I gave the book a 5 Stars rating. This means it is Excellent.

Here is my book review.

Very clear explanation of the importance of recognising bottlenecks and constraints

This short book is written to introduce the idea of bottlenecks (constraints) to a wider public. [continue reading…]

in Best Business Books, Business Problems And Mistakes

Velocity by Dee Jacob, Susan Bergland and Jeff Cox

The full title of this book by Dee Jacob, Susan Bergland and Jeff Cox is

Velocity: Combining Lean, Six Sigma and the Theory of Constraints to Achieve Breakthrough Performance – A Business Novel

In my review posted on Amazon.co.uk, I gave the book a 4 Stars rating. This means it is Good to Very Good.

Here is my book review.

TOC is at risk but can it fight back?

Jeff Cox co-authored “The Goal” with Eli Goldratt. While Goldratt was the genius behind TOC, Cox was responsible for the tight, fast-paced story. Together this made that book gripping intellectually and satisfying to read. [continue reading…]

in 8 – Your Systems, Best Business Books