Top Must Read Books for MBA Students


Top Must Read BooksTop Must Read Books for MBA Students

In no particular order, below are the top must read books for MBA students:

1. The Tipping Point by Malcolm Gladwell

By this book Malcolm Gladwell has certainly secured his place with a relatively modern (2002) must-read and must-know book for all. The Tipping Point brings to light an abundance of intelligent conversation starters when navigating the world of networking. It purports to answer two questions, “Why is it that some ideas or behaviors or products start epidemics and others don’t? And what can we do to deliberately start and control positive epidemics of our own?” Check this book

2. Good to Great by Jim Collins

This carefully researched and well-written book provides a tidy summary of “Why Some Companies Make the Leap… and Others Don’t.” In addition to prompting meaty interview conversations for you, it will also have you on the lookout for perhaps being a little choosier in which company you ultimately decide to commit to. Check this book

3. Built to Last by Jim Collins

Top Must Read BooksThis is another good book by Jim Collins. Drawing upon a six year research project at the Stanford University Graduate School of Business, Jim Collins and Jerry I. Porras took eighteen truly exceptional and long lasting companies and studied each in direct comparison to one of its top competitors in order to find answer to just one question: “What makes the truly exceptional companies different from the comparison companies and what were the common practices these enduringly great companies followed throughout their history?” Check this book

4. Who Moved My Cheese? by Spencer Johnson, M.D.

Who Moved My Cheese? An Amazing Way to Deal with Change in Your Work and in Your Life is a motivational tale by Spencer Johnson written in the style of a parable or business fable to prepare you for dealing with change and to let you know that it’s your attitude and adjustability that will make all the difference and not the circumstances. A must read book for MBA students and for people who are dealing with changes in their life. Check this book

5. Think and Grow Rich by Napolean Hill

Think and Grow Rich by Napolean Hill was first published in 1937. It’s a classic must-read book continues to be a bestseller to this day. If you haven’t read it yet, put it at the top of your to-read list. Check this book

6. The 7 Habits of Highly Effective People by Stephen R. Covey

Top Must Read BooksAnother long-time classic first published in 1989. In this book with penetrating insights and pointed anecdotes, Stephen R. Covey reveals a step-by-step framework for living and working based on fundamental principles or natural laws, giving us the security to adapt to change, and the wisdom and power to take advantage of the opportunities that change creates. This book presents a holistic, integrated, principle-centered approach for solving personal and professional problems. Check this book

7. The Monk Who Sold His Ferrari by Robin Sharma

This book consists a wonderfully crafted fable tells the extraordinary story of Julian Mantle, a lawyer forced to confront the spiritual crisis of his out-of-balance life. On a life changing odyssey to an ancient culture, he discovers powerful, wise, and practical lessons that provide a step-by-step approach to living with greater courage, balance, abundance, and joy. Which makes it definitely in the top must read books. Check this book

8. How to Win Friends and Influence People by Dale Carnegie

Another classic from 1937 but there is a reason this book withstood the test of time. For more than sixty years the rock-solid, time-tested advice in this book has carried thousands of now famous people up the ladder of success in their business and personal lives. You can benefit too by reading this valuable book. Check this book

9. The Power of Positive Thinking by Norman Vincent Peale

Top Must Read BooksThis phenomenal bestseller book is unparalleled in its extraordinary capacity for restoring the faltering faith of millions of people in themselves. In this book Dr. Peale demonstrates the power of faith in action. With the practical techniques outlined in this book, you can energize your life—and give yourself the initiative needed to carry out your ambitions and hopes. Check this book

10. Siddhartha by Hermann Hesse

This book is kind of odd in this list but worth mentioning because its contain universal truth and beautifully written by Hermann Hesse one of the greatest writer of the century. Check this book

11. Talent is Overrated by Geoff Colvin

In this book with good scientific research and real-life examples, Geoff Colvin offers evidence that top performers in any field are not determined by their inborn talents. Greatness doesn’t come from DNA but from practice and perseverance honed over decades. Check this book

12. The Art of War by Sun Tzu

Written in the 6th century B.C., The Art of War remains the ultimate guide to combat strategy. Sun Tzu explains when and how to engage opponents in order to prevail in difficult situations. Instead of describing the logistics of warfare, he shows the reader how to succeed by motivating soldiers and leveraging tactical advantages.

In short, he explains how to win the battle of wits. Though it was written for the battlefield, The Art of War contains valuable advice for other endeavors as well. It has had an influence on Eastern and Western military thinking, business tactics, legal strategy and beyond. Tzu’s work has been lauded by sports coaches, business executives, and other leaders of the 21st century. Check this book

13. Blue Ocean Strategy by W. Chan Kim and Renee Mauborgne

This book describes how companies traditionally work in “red ocean” conditions, where businesses viciously fight against each other for a share of the marketplace, can instead find a way to work in a marketplace that is free of competitors.

Its a unique book which provides a different market prospective than the generally told cut throat market competition. Its unique prospective makes it definitely in the top must read books for students who want to adopt a different market approach. Check this book

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