My Top 7 Business Books

by | Oct 29, 2018 | Josh's Blog | 10 comments

Here’s a look at the top 7 business books that have made the biggest impact on me with growing and building a successful web design business. These are not “web design specific” and can be applied to any business in any industry or market.

If you have any you love or that have made a big impact on you, let me know in the comments below!

1) Rework by Jason Fried & David Heinemeier Hansson

Changes the way you think about work, team work, hours, collaboration and more.

Favorite thought: “You don’t need more hours, you need better hours.”

2) Work Less Make More by James Shramko

Short, tactical, practical and actionable read that’ll help you build your business without working more hours. And helps focusing on the things in the life that you love and give you energy.

Favorite thought: “Email is a To Do list other people get to add to.”

3) Permission Marketing by Seth Godin

Marketing classic that still holds true today with real world, practical ideas on how to communicate and market to your customers.

Favorite thought: “Your messages should be relevant, anticipated and personal.”

4) Built To Sell by John Warrillow

Great story about building a business that you can sell. Quick, easy read that will help you scale your business or build it if you intentionally want to sell.

Favorite thought: “Focus on the product or service that is most profitable and scale it.”

5) E Myth Revisited by Michael Gerber

Business classic about focusing on the position in your work that you do best and that gives you energy to grow it.

Favorite thought: “CEO, Project Manager and Technician – get yourself out of the roles you don’t want to be in.”

6) It’s the Way You Say It by Carol Fleming

Practical and actionable ways to be more articulate and clear in speaking to either groups, customers, on camera or even with family and friends.

Favorite thought: “The quality of your life will depend on how well you communicate.”

7) Start with Why by Simon Sinek

Refocuses you on why you do what you do which can very quickly get lost when running a business.

Favorite thought: “The same job can feel completely different depending on your mindset.”