Boost your confidence and get business ideas for the new year from these eight authors.
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2020 was a challenging year, but this year brings with it the opportunity to start over. With the COVID-19 vaccine in the early stages of implementation, a return to normal is likely to be imminent.
Nevertheless, 2021 is full of uncertainties. Forecasting has become nearly impossible and business leaders need to be in their “A” game if they want to rise to the top. By reading some of the top business ideas now, you can prepare yourself for tomorrow’s challenges. These are some of the best books to use to grow your entrepreneurship in 2021.
1. Become MindStrong: The Truth About Health, Fitness, And The Bullsh * t That Is Holding You Back by Rachel Freiman
Being a great businessman is not a job; it’s a mindset. You have to be fully focused if you are to compete, and Rachel Freiman’s new book can help you with that. Become MindStrong: The Truth About Health, Fitness, And The Bullsh * t That Is Holding You Back is a guide to adopting the holistic lifestyle required for a successful business, from mental to physical and emotional wellbeing. No book is a quick fix, and this one questions many readers, but the payoff is well worth the cost of entry.
2. Sharper Image Success: America’s Gadget Type Business Lessons by Richard Thalheimer
Sometimes the best advice you can get is a success story about modeling your own. Sharper Image Success: America’s Gadget Type Business Lessons is the often funny and always exciting story of the rise of Richard Thalheimer From idealist in his twenties to director of one of the world’s most successful equipment companies. Getting to the top doesn’t have to be a reckless adventure – Thalheimer’s story is full of joy and goodwill, a helpful template for entrepreneurs around the world.
3. Uncut: How to Stay Whole in the Pizzeria Industry by Mike Bausch
Okay, your business may not have many obvious similarities to a pizza place. Mike Bausch is here to show business readers around the world that the lessons he learned from cake cutting extend beyond the kitchen. Uncut: How to Stay Whole in the Pizzeria Industry examines how the fast-paced, high-stakes pizzeria environment is an excellent metaphor for today’s business world, and provides some key takeaways that all nonconformist entrepreneurs should know along the way.
Four. Love is free Guac is extra: How vulnerability, curiosity and empowerment build an unstoppable team by Monty Moran
The title probably gives it away: Monty Moran made a name for himself as Co-CEO who led Chipotle from a few regional restaurants to an international phenomenon with its own flair. Love is free Guac is extra: How vulnerability, curiosity and empowerment build an unstoppable team Details of the immense care with which this feat was accomplished, starting with the more than 20,000 conversations Moran had with Chipotle employees to get an idea of what the corporate culture should be like. You might not be a mainstream CEO, but that’s exactly why your book is a must-have for entrepreneurs next year.
5. Game of Sales: Lessons Learned Working at Adobe, Amazon, Google and IBM by David Perry
David Perry’s résumé speaks for itself. If careers at four of the world’s most successful tech companies don’t enable anyone to share their expertise, nothing will. Game of Sales: Lessons Learned Working at Adobe, Amazon, Google and IBM explains that sales are not a magical phenomenon, but a game for those who are best equipped for it. No company will make it through 2021 without a strong sales portfolio, and this book is a great way to get started building one.
6th Come back to bed: attract more pedestrian traffic and make people fall in love with your store by Mark Kinsley Mark Quinn
Come back to bed: attract more pedestrian traffic and make people fall in love with your store It may have an attention grabbing title, but its content is as content-rich and insightful as any other. Writers Quinn and Kinsley state the obvious here: the rules of retailing have changed, and they won’t be back anytime soon. However, the answers they give about navigating these new waters are as heterodox as the title. The next year is going to be very different than before, so relying on innovative thinking to move forward is a must.
7th Gather the tribe: believe in your worth. Find belonging. Be different. By Leah JM Dean
There is no easy way to be an entrepreneur, and no one knows better than Leah JM Dean. Gather the tribe: believe in your worth. Find belonging. Be different. It is a battle cry for all women who have felt isolated, overwhelmed, or helpless in the corporate world. Building strong business partnerships is key to staying resilient going forward, and this book will help you do that.
8th. Pinot Rocks: A winding journey through intense elegance by Michael Browne
Following your passion, living your dreams, and choosing adventure are key elements of good entrepreneurship, and all the things that writer Michael Browne is a true expert on. Pinot Rocks: A winding journey through intense elegance It’s part of the memories of a decadent life and part of a real guide to making your life the way you want it to be. Couldn’t all entrepreneurs refresh that for this year?
Nobody knows what 2021 will bring, but that doesn’t mean they can’t start preparing now. If you read the right books, you will have the knowledge you need to tackle anything that comes your way this year.