When thinking about starting a business, people would often ask a few popular questions: “What makes a successful business?” “How would I manage and maintain my business?” “How would I know which business is good for me?” and the rest on the list follows. We usually refer to the few businessmen we know, but if you have no one to ask for advice, nothing has to be worried about because anyone can always run to the best audio books for starting a business.
What is an Audio Book? It is basically a general term used to refer a book that one listen to, typically narrated by a real person. It can also be described as a recording of a reading of a book. This is important most especially for people with a hectic schedule and has only a little time for books that must be read. So to transform all the ideas in your head into a successful business, here are the best books for starting a business.
Contagious: Why Things Catch On
Author: Jonah Berger
This is one of the best books for entrepreneurs who want to be successful because first of all, it leads to a positive word of mouth, the one and the first thing each businessman desires and prays for their product or service. You’ll be surprised that this book contains actual steps that would definitely make everything in your mind catching. The book has an actionable writing style while it carefully explains how and why a product goes viral and gets positive feedbacks. Further, it emphasizes the six principals (social currency, stories, public, practical value, triggers, and emotions) as the basis of how the product will be judged. This book is of great help to achieve word of mouth not only to succeed but also to not be forgotten as time goes by.
Change by Design: How Design Thinking Transforms Organizations and Inspires Innovation
Author: Tim Brown
This is a kind of audio book that explains and illustrates design thinking in an easy-to-grasp manner. At all levels, this way of thinking must be learned because it can be applied to any kind of scenario. The author shows different examples of how the design thinking method has been used and proven effective. For those who are new to design thinking, this book is for you.
Design Thinking (Harvard Business Review)
- Author: Tim Brown
This is another useful audio book for entrepreneurs authored by Tim Brown. Similar with the first mentioned, this book also focuses on design thinking as well as how an appropriate mindset and approach can have the power to transform the way everything in the business is being developed, may it be the services offered, products available or processes done – definitely EVERYTHING! In this book, the author has put emphasis on the involvement of the designer in the early stages of the creative and development process that will soon turn to be better and bigger ideas.
Enchantment: The Art of Changing Hearts, Minds, and Actions
- Author: Guy Kawasaki
Written by a genius person, this book is all about reminding everyone about the little things that exist in life and all the works – big or small – that, definitely, will always matter. According to the author, enchantment as a manner of thinking and acting converts situations and relationships. It transforms hostility into civility and then civility into affinity. Overall, the concept influences one’s position to shift from negative to positive, making an entrepreneur find the light on the way to success. Whether you are just about to start a business or have been working on it for 15 years now, this book is truly a must-have.
If You Want to Write: A Book About Art, Independence, and Spirit
- Author: Brenda Ueland
The author of the previous book mentioned has stated that “If You Want to Write” has indeed changed his life. The title may not catch you at first, but it is truly a great one that works on the simplicity and significance of staying as who you are and the values you have as well as accepting failure in the same manner you accept success. This is a book that gives inspiration and helps you get away from any personal or professional rut and any stagnant period in your life.
Eat that Frog: 21 Great Ways to Stop Procrastinating and Get More one in Less Time
- Author: Brian Tracy
Do you have a severe habit of procrastination? Well, most people have. Truly, the biggest challenge for everyone is to get things done as early as they could when they are given much time to do it. According to the author, procrastination is purely a state of mind. It comes, it goes, but it definitely cannot immobilize you. Further, the author also provided a few practical pieces of advice on how to deal with the challenge of procrastination especially on doing things and tasks that you do not want to do or are not comfortable in doing. To give an overview, a lot of Tracy’s principles are based on the famous and old saying, “If you eat a frog first thing in the morning, you’ll be satisfied knowing that it’s probably the worst thing you’ll do for the whole day.” If you are one of the millions or even billions of procrastinators in the world, it’s time to rejoice because there is finally a book for you!
The development of technology over time has helped us in many ways, especially in making our lives easier. Audio books have now come on our ends, purposely made for the busy entrepreneurs. With a hundred and one things to do on their list and appointments to attend to, it is nearly impossible for them to have even just a little time to read a book from cover to cover. Now, whether you are jogging, walking the dog, driving or even eating, you will have all the chance to grasp what needs to be grasped in a book to start a good business. So far, this has been the greatest advantage of an audio book than the traditional books we have.