24 Fall business books you can’t miss!
An abundance of books are being published every day―how do you choose which book(s) to buy? Here at BookPal, we filtered through the business books being published this fall to assemble a list of titles you definitely don’t want to miss! Empower and inspire your organization or team with BookPal’s Fall 2019 Business Book Picks:
1. Make, Think, Imagine by John Browne
An impassioned defense of progress and innovation―and an argument for social responsibility from engineer, businessman, and former CEO of BP Lord John Browne. Gain a better understanding of why technology is growing increasingly prevalent in our society and why technological advancement and engineering innovation are here to stay.
At the top of our TBR pile, what better book to dive into than one that delves into the basis of progress, and how we can all move forward together towards a better, brighter future. Available 8/27/19.
2. Love is Just Damn Good Business by Steve Farber
Learn to build a corporate culture based on love: the ultimate competitive advantage that generates measurable results. Packed with field-tested strategies, self-assessment quizzes, and practical pointers, this book will help you build the foundations to be a competitive business.
Agreed. Period. Love is at the center of all things—both professionally and personally—and treating others with respect, love, and care is just damn good business. Check out our Author Q&A here. Available 9/2/19.
3. Rare Breed by Sunny Bonnell and Ashleigh Hansberger
An unconventional business book for the rebels and misfits―the Rare Breeds―who don’t fit the traditional mold, helping them realize their full potential in work and life. Don’t conform to the conventional rules. Instead, turn your “weaknesses” into your greatest strengths!
We love a book that celebrates what makes an individual different and flips that age-old interview question about one’s weaknesses on its head. We are excited to learn how our weaknesses are actually strengths from these two rebels, disruptors, and trailblazers. Available 9/3/19.
4. The Freedom Formula by David Finkel
Maintaining a healthy work-life balance can be difficult, but bestselling author and successful entrepreneur David Finkel wrote this book to help fix that. Learn ways to work smarter with Finkel’s blueprint to create maximum value for your company—without sacrificing your nights or weekends.
Any book that shares formulas to more efficiency, productivity, and happiness while not having to sacrifice one’s health, family, and personal life is one we want to learn more about and implement. Available 9/3/19.
5. There’s No Plan B for Your A-Game by Bo Eason
Become the best in the world at what you do with this four-step plan from former NFL star, playwright, and motivational speaker Bo Eason. Written with inspiring, specific, and real-world guidance, this book will help you achieve the best results in any aspect of your life.
We’re all about finding ways to improve our lives. Now with this bestselling, step-by-step guide, we can become masters of our craft, job, life and own our personal development journey. Available 9/3/19.
6. Attention Management by Maura Thomas
Break free from the myth of “time management” and discover the revolutionary new antidote to overload and exhaustion. Time management is outdated in today’s fast-paced environment. Instead, build your attention management to thrive.
We are looking forward to diving into Maura’s book to develop and hone a collection of behaviors like focus, mindfulness, control, presence, and flow to help us drive success. Available 9/9/19.
7. Everything is Figureoutable by Marie Forleo
Retrain your brain to think more creatively and positively in the face of setbacks. Become unstoppable with a new philosophy of relentless optimism: everything is figureoutable.
When some of our favorite female writers & leaders (ahem…Brene Brown, Elizabeth Gilbert, and Cheryl Strayed) confirm our desire to read a book—we oblige immediately. We’re excited to dig into this bestseller and learn how to be more successful in our personal and professional lives. Available 9/10/19.
8. Indistractable by Nir Eyal
Understand the hidden psychology that drives us towards distractions and master ways to combat that with the four-step, research-backed model explained in this book. Empowering and optimistic, this book provides practical, novel techniques to control your time and attention.
Understanding what distractions are and aren’t and why they are considered distractions are paramount in the process of becoming indistractable. This new book has gotten all of us thinking about how to be more focused, less distracted people—both professionally and personally. Check out our Author Q&A here. Available 9/10/19.
9. The Connector Manager by Jaime Roca and Sari Wilde
There are four types of managers, with the Connector Manager outperforming all the other types. Determine how Connector Managers are able to build powerhouse teams and why the other types tend to see their employees struggle.
We’re looking forward to diving into this book to understand the behaviors that define a “Connector Manager,” and why this type of manager is able to build powerhouse teams. Available 9/17/19.
10. Becoming Super Woman by Nichole Lapin
It’s time to stop putting yourself at the bottom of every to-do list and start taking care of yourself first. Bestselling author Nichole Lapin redefines what it means to be a woman who “has it all” and shows you how to find lasting success by your own definition, on your own terms.
From the author of Rich Bitch and Boss Bitch comes Nicole’s third book which lays out an actionable, 12-step plan to guide to take control and become the she-ro of your own story. Say no more. Sign us up! Available 9/17/19.
11. The 10 Laws of Trust, Expanded Edition by Joel Peterson
JetBlue Chairman Joel Peterson teaches leaders how to plant the seeds of trust and reap the rewards of reputation, profits, and success. Establish and maintain a culture of trust in your organization with tips from this book.
Trust remains at the top of our list for essentials in the workplace, and an expanded edition from Joel Peterson is on our radar to read and reference time and time again. Available 9/17/19.
12. What It Takes by Stephen A. Schwarzman
Learn how to build, transform, and lead thriving organizations from Blackstone chairman, CEO, and co-founder Stephen A. Schwarzman.
This is the story of how Stephan A. Schwarzman built Blackstone, including how he took $400,000 and co-founded an investment firm that manages over $500 billion. He’s the CEO whose thoughts, insights, and advice are sought by heads of state. Count us in! Available 9/17/19.
13. The Ride of a Lifetime by Robert Iger
Praised as one of the most innovative and successful CEOs of our era, Robert Iger shares the lessons he learned while running Disney. Explore the principles and qualities that Iger believes to be necessary for true leadership.
With many Disney enthusiasts at our company and our proximity to Disneyland in Southern California, this is definitely at the top of our TBR pile! Available 9/23/19.
14. Reinventing the Organization by Arthur Yeung and David Ulrich
Discover a practical, integrated, six-step framework that helps leaders choose the right strategies, capabilities, structure, culture, management tools, and leadership. Build a “market-oriented ecosystem” that responds to changing market opportunities with speed and scale to remain competitive.
We’re all ears for new best practices on how to optimize the organizational ecosystem—especially when it’s based on research from leading Chinese, US, and European firms such as Alibaba, Amazon, DiDi, Facebook, Google, Huawei, Supercell, and Tencent. Available 9/24/19.
15. Stillness is the Key by Ryan Holiday
Explore how slowing down is the secret weapon for those charging ahead. Ryan Holiday argues that stillness is not inactivity, but the doorway to self-mastery, discipline, and focus.
A book we can all benefit from—and a great gift selection this holiday season! We’re highly anticipating this book and can’t wait to learn how to cultivate stillness—a quality all great leaders, thinkers, artists, athletes, and visionaries share in order to avoid distraction and discover insight. Available 10/1/19.
16. Radical Candor by Kim Scott
Radical Candor has been embraced around the world by leaders of every stripe at companies of all sizes. Now a cultural touchstone, the concept has come to be applied to a wide range of human relationships. It focuses on praise but also doesn’t shy away from criticism―to help you love your work and the people you work with.
Updated in a new edition, we now have Kim Scott’s insights into how to give a radically candid performance review, in addition to her core principles from the 2017 bestseller about caring personally and challenging directly. Win-win! Available 10/1/19.
17. The Rule by Larry Hite
Follow Larry Hite’s rise to the top in the hedge fund world in this empowering motivational book. Improve the probability of success in this interesting read with critical insights and lessons.
We are excited to learn that by focusing on realistic returns on investments―versus what one expects or hopes to get―one can immediately improve the probability of success. Available 10/1/19.
18. Invested by Charles Schwab
Charles Schwab made stock investing accessible to ordinary Americans and kept his company afloat during difficult times. In this memoir, he shares the story of how his company came to be and offers unique insights and lifelong principles for readers.
To be able to get the inside scoop on how Charles Schwab established, overcame, and grew his entrepreneurial company: invaluable. Definitely on the top of our October TBR pile! Available 10/8/19.
19. Trailblazer by Marc Benioff and Monica Langley
Become an agent of change in this inspiring take on running a business. The founder and co-CEO of Salesforce delivers his vision for the future of leadership and business with the belief that anyone can be empowered to change the world.
As happy Salesforce users, we’re really excited about learning more about the Salesforce story from CEO Marc Benioff’s new book! Available 10/15/19.
20. The Infinite Game by Simon Sinek
Simon Sinek teaches you to embrace an infinite mindset to create a thriving business and beat out competitors. Leave your organization in better shape than you found it with tips detailed in this book.
We’ve been waiting for this one! It’s another crowning achievement in Simon Sinek’s list of bestsellers. We’re excited to read and gift copies of this to friends and family as we learn more about cultivating an “infinite mindset” to further thrive in business. Available 10/15/19.
21. The Source by Tara Swart
Discover the surprising science that supports the Law of Attraction as an effective tool for self-discovery. The Source offers a guide to discovering your authentic self to access your best life now. Fulfill your dreams with this rigorous, proven toolkit for unlocking your mind.
We’ve read that it’s best to bring your authentic selves to work (and be authentic in all areas of life!). We are fascinated by this topic and excited to read and learn from Tara Swart. Available 10/15/19.
22. The Leader You Want to Be by Amy Jen Su
Increase your time, capacity, energy, and ultimately your impact, with less stress and more composure. This indispensable guide will help you tap into and expand your leadership capacity and sustain your optimal level of performance.
Optimizing performance is always at the top of our minds. This guide will help us get there, and with examples from both Western management thinking and Eastern philosophy to provide a holistic yet hands-on approach, we’re definitely all ears. Available 10/22/19.
23. Connect First by Melanie Katzman
Create a deeply rewarding work life by connecting to yourself, your organization, and the world at large. 52 actions are presented in this book to help you take immediate action to enhance productivity and foster fulfillment and joy.
Community and connection are at the center of the human experience, and we’re excited to deep dive into this one to better understand how we can be more productive while fostering more joy. Available 10/22/19.
24. This Could Be Our Future by Yancey Strickler
This book aims to recalibrate our definition of value. Full of concrete solutions and bursting with creativity, the world we live in is dissected and reconstructed and a vision for building a society that looks beyond money and toward maximizing the values worth living for is presented.
What better inspirational and practical read than this one—which is focused on creating a better society while developing and exhibiting core values for the greater good. A great gift book, this is on the top of our November TBR pile. Available 10/29/19.
This post was written by Shelly Ye, the marketing intern at BookPal. She is currently reading SHOUT by Laurie Halse Anderson.