6 Best Business Books of 2016


Find out why these business books were the top choices for a wide variety of companies in 2016.

As the new year quickly approaches, it’s time to recap the best business books of 2016. This year was all about innovation, productivity, and persistence. From business classics to brand new New York Times Bestsellers, our 2016 top picks have inspired and motivated business professionals from every industry across all levels of management.

BookPal’s 6 Best Business Books of 2016:

1. #AskGaryVee by Gary Vaynerchuk

Gary Vaynerchuk was back at it this year with yet another NY Times Bestseller, #AskGaryVee. Inspired by Vaynerchuck’s popular YouTube show, #AskGaryVee offers insightful, practical answers to every question you’ve ever wanted to ask him about marketing, leadership, and life.


2. Who Moved My Cheese? by Spencer Johnson

This popular business fable explains a simple concept in under 100 pages. Who Moved My Cheese? takes the fear and anxiety out of managing the future, encouraging you to step out of your comfort zone to pursue what you want. Discover how you can use change to your advantage and find success.


3. Zero to One by Peter Thiel

The major innovators of history created things that no one had seen or done before them. Surprisingly, there is still a vast territory yet to be uncovered. Zero to One discusses the economics of building new companies and creating totally unique innovations. To learn more about the book, watch this video.

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4. Strengthsfinder 2.0 by Tom Rath

Strengthsfinder 2.0 is an excellent book for onboarding, leadership development, and team building. In today’s world, we spend more time fixing our shortcomings than developing our strengths. This book will help you and every individual on your team with the latter: uncovering and augmenting your true talents.


5. The 80/20 Principle by Richard Koch

The 80/20 Principle is a business classic that continues to be a favorite for companies of all types and sizes. The 80/20 Principle, the idea that 20% of our time accounts for 80% of our results, is one of the great secrets of highly effective people and organizations. For an insider scoop on some of the principles mentioned in the book, watch this video.


6. Grit by Angela Duckworth

Grit has been a trending topic in 2016. So, what is it exactly? The secret to outstanding achievement is not talent but a focused persistence: grit.” Angela Duckworth shares how identifying our passions and following through with our commitments are critical skills to living a truly fulfilling life.

See all the lists in BookPal’s Best of 2016 series here!

This post was written by Michelle Drucker, the chief of staff at BookPal. She is currently reading Traction by Gino Wickman.

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