4 Outstanding Business Books to Read This Year

These books have brought me new skills and mind-sets that I use both professionally and personally(I negotiate second shift chores with my partner- he calls them “Jedi mind tricks.”). I wouldn’t have started this blog without the first book on the list. Enjoy!

Secrets of Six Figure Women by Barbara Stanny

“Quietly and steadily, the number of women making six figures or more is increasing and continues to rise at a rate faster than for men. From entrepreneurs to corporate executives, from white-collar professionals to freelancers and part-timers, women are forging careers with considerable financial success.

In Secrets of Six-Figure Women, Barbara Stanny, journalist, motivational speaker,and financial educator, identifies the seven key strategies of female high earners: A Profit Motive, Audacity, Resilience, Encouragement, Self-Awareness, Non-attachment, and Financial Know-How.”


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The Negotiation Book by Steve Gates

“Negotiation is one of the most important skills in business. Fact.

No other skill will give you a better chance of optimising your success and your organisation’s success.

Every time you negotiate, you are looking for an increased advantage. This book delivers it. From planning, dynamics and strategies, to psychology, tactics and behaviours, nothing will put you in a stronger position to build capability, build negotiation strategies and facilitate negotiations through to successful conclusions.”


Become the Only Choice, A Customer Focused Approach to Selling the Way People Want to Buy by Mike Jacoutot

“Selling is a blend of art and science, but the ultimate goal is to position yourself to become the only choice for customers. In his first published book, Become the Only Choice, sales guru Mike Jacoutot distills twenty-four years of practical sales experience into an easy to understand consultative sales process guaranteed to deliver top notch results. “


Rites of Passage at $100,000 to $1 Million+: Your Insider's Lifetime Guide to Executive Job-changing and Faster Career Progress in the 21st Century by John Lucht

“This is not your typical boring career book. It is an engaging, fun read that has proven effective in matching executive level people with executive level jobs. This book explains all the powerful tools the reader needs to achieve maximum career progress and fulfillment. Lucht reveals the inner workings of high-level Executive Search preparing the reader to excel in their quest for the executive job they really want. Every technique is discussed with the mystery stripped away so readers will actually begin to enjoy the process and confidently succeed far beyond their current expectations.”


LOCAL Bonus Erin Albert’s Indianapolis: A Young Professional's Guide

“Recently named the best city in the country for a college graduate to begin his/her career, Indianapolis is a fantastic city for the young and young at heart professional. This guide is the second edition of the only guide to Indianapolis for the young professional! Whether you are considering the move to Indy, new to the city, or just trying to find better ways to connect to Indy, this book written by a young professional for other professionals will help you plug in and get connected with several different groups, businesses, and organizations of Indianapolis."

Additional lists of excellent business reads  . . .

Amanda Pouchot's blog on Levo and her recommendations for "Career Books Every Young Woman Needs to Read"

Stephanie Ziaka's Diary of a Debutante blog post on "ENTREPRENEURIAL GAME STRONG(ER): 12 CAREER BOOKS FOR WOMEN IN 2016"







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