Sunday, January 14, 2018

Best Business Books | 2017

"What we really need is not more authors, or better publishers. What we most need is a vastly better system to identify the books we will love ... "  TechCrunch
Beantown Web has developed such a system.  For the 10th year running Beantown Web has conducted a quasi-scientific meta-search to identify the best business books published during the calendar year -- the books most likely to add value to your career. This year's search began by identifying 13 "Best of" lists as follows: 
A total of 113 books were mentioned on at least one "Best of" list -- 74 of these books were mentioned only once.

The Honorable Mention Shelf

An additional 19 books were mentioned on two lists and these books comprise The Honorable Mention list.

The Must-Read Shelf

Eight books were mentioned on three lists and have been placed on The Must-Read Shelf:

The Top Shelf

Five books were mentioned on four lists:
Two books were mentioned on five lists:
Four books were mentioned on six lists:
One book was mentioned on seven lists:

Janesville Principles Reset
The One Device The Captain Class

Personal Recommendations

I have read two of 12 Top Shelf books and none from the Must-Read shelf.  As I work through this reading list, I will post my reviews at and share links here.
You can access reviews of all 98 Leadership and Strategy books I have read at Pinterest.

Suggested Success Strategy

Regardless of your professional discipline, business is the engine that drives economic well-being. The economy continues to improve and job growth continues to look promising in 2018.  You can help enhance your personal economic prospects by learning more about the business of business.

Goal: Select one business book from the five pictured above, read it, practice its principles and shift your career into a higher gear in 2018.  Of course, you can select all 20 books, read more than one per month, and receive a guaranteed seat in business class!

You can also check out previous lists:
[ NOTE: The 20 Best Business Books of 2017 -- those making at least three "Best of" lists -- are being counted down on Facebook.  Follow Beantown Web on Facebook by becoming a Fan of Beantown Web and on Twitter @webapprentices. ]