Discover the best new business books released this quarter.
Books have the unique power to provide powerful lessons within their pages. From communication secrets to success advice, these nine titles have proven to be the best new business books released this quarter. Any one of these new releases is guaranteed to give you nuggets of wisdom to continue your professional and personal growth.
1. Never Lose a Customer Again: Turn Any Sale Into Lifelong Loyalty in 100 Days by Joey Coleman
Increase your customer retention by focusing not on the sale itself, but the days following the sale. Joey Coleman identifies eight distinct emotional phases customers go through in the first 100 days following a purchase. By understanding and anticipating these emotions, you can apply the right tools and techniques to solidify a long and valuable relationship with your customers.
Published April 2, 2018
2. New Power: How Movements Build, Businesses Thrive, and Ideas Catch Fire in Our Hyperconnected World by Jeremy Heimans and Henry Timms
Ever wonder why certain companies, people, or trends leap ahead while others fall behind? New Power shines fresh light on the cultural phenomena of our day, uncovering the forces that make them wildly successful. In our hyperconnected world, power is derived from the masses. It is open, participatory, and peer-driven. Authors Jeremy Heimans and Henry Timms explain how to build this new power and channel it successfully.
Published April 2, 2018
3. The Go-Giver Influencer: A Little Story about a Most Persuasive Idea by Bob Bury and John David Mann
The Go-Giver Influencer examines the paradox of getting ahead by placing other people’s interests first. Told in parable form, this latest edition of the Go-Giver series provides lessons we can all apply in our efforts to resolve conflicts and influence others.
Published April 9, 2018
4. How Women Rise: Break the 12 Habits Holding You Back from Your Next Raise, Promotion, or Job by Sally Helgesen and Marshall Goldsmith
Throughout their careers, leadership experts Sally Helgesen and Marshall Goldsmith have seen over and over again that women face specific and different roadblocks from men as they advance in the workplace. A must for any woman ready to take the next step in her career, How Women Rise identifies the 12 habits that hold women back as they seek to advance, showing them why what worked for them in the past might actually be sabotaging their future success.
Published April 9, 2018
5. Cousins Maine Lobster: How One Food Truck Became a Multimillion-Dollar Business by Jim Tselikis and Sabin Lomac
Through smart, authentic marketing (and delicious lobster), cousins Jim Tselikis and Sabin Lomac turned one food truck into a multimillion-dollar business. With the question “What’s next?” constantly in mind, Tselikis and Lomac teach readers how to build a brand through integrity and authenticity, with the next level of success always in view.
Published April 16, 2018
6. Born to Build: How to Build a Thriving Startup, A Winning Team, New Customers and Your Best Life Imaginable by Jim Clifton and Sangeeta Badal
It’s time to change the conversation from “Where do you work?” and “What do you do?” to “What are you building?”. Written for anyone trying to figure out how to make the most of their lives, Born to Build seeks to inspire entrepreneurs and ambitious, self-motivated people to build something that will change the world. From the creators of StrengthsFinder2.0 and First, Break All the Rules, this book gives readers the tools and techniques they need to understand who they are, what motivates them and what they can build and how.
Published May 7, 2018
7. Pick Three: You Can Have It All (Just Not Every Day) by Randi Zuckerberg
In an increasingly demanding world, we’ve been told that we can do everything — we just need to learn to balance it all. Randi Zuckerberg doesn’t believe in being well-balanced. We can’t do it all every day, and trying to do so only leaves us frustrated and feeling inadequate. But we can succeed if we pick three. This much-needed guide teaches readers how to pick the most important areas to focus on in any given day and enjoy the resulting success of a well-lopsided life.
Published May 14, 2018
8. Five Stars: The Communication Secrets to Get from Good to Great by Carmine Gallo
Ideas don’t sell themselves. Mastering the art of persuasion is the key to standing out and getting ahead. Author Carmine Gallo breaks down Aristotle’s formula of persuasion and applies it to contemporary audiences. Through interviews with neuroscientists, economists, historians, and business leaders, Gallo shows how to captivate your audience and gain a competitive edge in this age of automation.
Published June 5, 2018
9. The Creative Curve: How to Develop the Right Idea, at the Right Time by Allen Gannett
As the world’s most creative people have discovered, we are enticed by the novel and the familiar. By understanding the mechanics of what Gannett calls “the creative curve” — the point of optimal tension between the novel and the familiar — everyone can better engineer mainstream success. All you need is an understanding of the four laws of creative success and the common patterns behind their achievement.
Available June 12, 2018
This post was written by Megan Habel, the brand strategist at BookPal. She is currently reading The Immortal Life of Henrietta Lacks by Rebecca Skloot.