Now that you have already started your business, the next concern goes to the specific business strategies that you will need in order for your business to stand out and succeed. And since a businessman is expected to be loaded with appointments and a lot of things to do, one can find it hard to set an appointment with someone who is knowledgeable enough about businesses and ask for pieces of advice. One can turn to books, as they are ways the greatest resources for getting ahead with everything, but there isn’t just always enough time for reading. Luckily, as audio books were invented, one can now be able to get what’s inside a book without even spending too much time on it. While you are doing something or you get too busy that you can’t spare your hands or eyes, you can just put the earphones on and listen to the best business strategy books.
- Blue Ocean Strategy: How to Create Uncontested Market Space and Make Competition Irrelevant
- Author: W. Chan Kim and Renée Mauborgne
This best seller book emphasizes winning without competing. Here, the authors claimed that the leading companies we have today are sure to succeed not by battling and competing with their rivals for market share. It clearly states that anything should be done in a clean and right manner. Additionally, the book also has a systematic approach that any company could use: Reconstructing of market boundaries, focusing on the bigger picture, reaching beyond existing demand, getting the strategic sequence correctly, and building execution into strategy.
- Built to Last: Successful Habits of Visionary Companies
- Author: Kim Collins and Jerry I. Porras
A book that solely focuses on visionary product concepts and market insights, it is not what you thought that talks only about having a corporate vision. It goes more than that: far more important, considerable, and continuing. It also gives practical guidance to those who like to create landmark companies that are being challenged and tested by time.
- Think Like Zuck: The Five Business Secrets of Facebook’s Improbably Brilliant CEO Mark Zuckerburg
- Author: Ekaterina Walter
The author emphasizes and shares here the five top secrets of Mark Zuckerberg, the creator of Facebook to reach success. You may have been thinking all these days “What did Mark Zuckerberg did and did not do?” Fortunately, the answers are now all here and all you have to do is just listen, analyze and apply. Also, the five P’s that were used for Zuck’s success was revealed here: Passion, Purpose, People, Product, and Partnership. The book is filled with different examples of Facebook’s success principles in action.
- Understanding Michael Porter: The Essential Guide to Competition and Strategy
- Author: Joan Magretta
This is an audio book of competitive advantage, value chain, industry structure, differentiation, relative cost and the likes. Provided in this book are examples and explanations of how a company achieves and sustains competitive success. It has been emphasized here that while many know of Michael Porter, many managers have been misunderstanding and misusing his concepts; and understanding his full intentions would make the record go right, giving a concise summary of his thinking. The book was made with Michael Porter’s full cooperation at Harvard Business Review with fresh and clear examples of Porter’s updated ideas.
- Only the Paranoid Survive
- Author: Andrew S. Grove
It is known that under the leadership of Andrew Grove, Intel has been crowned as the world’s largest chipmaker and has been one of the top companies everyone looks up to. Not only that, it has also been the seventh most profitable company among the many. Amazing, isn’t it? Of course, all these would not be achieved without mastering an exceptional understanding of the art of business as well as a unique way with its practice. In the book, a lot of Grove’s strategies were revealed. It is, therefore, a book of unique leadership. To sum up, to achieve perfect mastery, one must be familiar with the inner and outer properties. Questions for realizations were also asked and this book is a contemporary classic with leadership skills for a lifetime of reflection.
- Playing to Win: How Strategy Really Works
- Author: A.G. Lafley and Roger L. Martin
The book revolves around answering the question “Are you just playing – or playing to win?” It is bound to explain that strategies are not complex, but are indeed hard. What makes it hard is that it requires people to make a specific choice about the future, which doesn’t typically happen in companies. The authors of the books are to best-known business thinkers, explained what strategies are for, why is it important, and how, in different ways, to think about it. the former CEO of a very popular company that exists until today shared how his company survived, succeeded, doubled its sales, quadrupled its profits and increased its market value.
Again we have proved that there is always a way to everything. We all know for sure that reading is very much important and many testimonies have proved that it really makes our life easier and better. However, soaking yourself for an hour or two on a daily basis to read books isn’t just always as easy as some think it is. For busy people like the entrepreneurs, it is next to impossible to find even just a little time for reading. So with the help of technology and the great minds behind it, anyone can finally get access of it from anywhere around the world, at any time they would prefer and while doing other things: simply by listening. You don’t have to turn from page to page and fix your head and eyes in one spot. All you need is an audio book, well functioning earphones or headphones, and there you are good to go! This is why an audio book is better and more convenient than the traditional books that we have. And now you have gone this far in reading, be sure to try having at least one to begin.