I love how many books are also available on Kindle nowadays! As a busy business owner, I love being able to open my Kindle app on my phone and read while I’m in a waiting room, on the treadmill, or traveling. While I also enjoy Audible, I prefer Kindle books–but that’s just my preference!
Did you know? You can highlight sentences in Kindle, but even better… you can access those Kindle highlights online!
15 Best Kindle Books on Amazon
These Kindle books are in no particular order, and cover an array of topics! As business owners, I think it’s important we learn all aspects of business. I think many of us tend to read books that pertain to our skills and our niche, but there are always new strategies to learn or new projects to start. For example, you may want to publish your own book, which is why I’ve included a book for just that!
Let’s get into the list:
Mismatch: How Inclusion Shapes Design
Sometimes designed objects reject their users: a computer mouse that doesn’t work for left-handed people, for example, or a touchscreen payment system that only works for people who read English phrases, have 20/20 vision, and use a credit card. Something as simple as color choices can render a product unusable for millions. These mismatches are the building blocks of exclusion. In Mismatch, Kat Holmes describes how design can lead to exclusion, and how design can also remedy exclusion. Inclusive design methods—designing objects with rather than for excluded users—can create elegant solutions that work well and benefit all.
$100M Offers: How To Make Offers So Good People Feel Stupid Saying No
“I took home more in a year than the CEOs of McDonalds, IKEA, Ford, Motorola, and Yahoo….combined….as a kid in my twenties….using the $100M Offer method. It works. And it will work for you.
Not that long ago though, my business had gotten so bad that I literally couldn’t even give my services away for free. At the end of each month, I would look at my bank account hoping to see progress (but there wasn’t). I knew something had to change…but what?
Over the next 48 months, I went from losing money to making $36 for every $1 spent. In that time period, we generated over $120,000,000 across four different industries: service, ecommerce, software, and brick & mortar.
We were able to do one thing really well….we created offers so good, people felt stupid saying no.”
Bored and Brilliant: How Spacing Out Can Unlock Your Most Productive and Creative Self
In 2015 Manoush Zomorodi, creator of WNYC’s popular podcast and radio show Note to Self, led tens of thousands of listeners through an experiment to help them unplug from their devices, get bored, jump-start their creativity, and change their lives. Bored and Brilliant builds on that experiment to show us how to rethink our gadget use to live better and smarter in this new digital ecosystem. Manoush explains the connection between boredom and original thinking, exploring how we can harness boredom’s hidden benefits to become our most productive and creative selves without totally abandoning our gadgets in the process. Grounding the book in the neuroscience and cognitive psychology of “mind wandering” what our brains do when we’re doing nothing at all―Manoush includes practical steps you can take to ease the nonstop busyness and enhance your ability to dream, wonder, and gain clarity in your work and life. The outcome is mind-blowing. Unplug and read on.
The Antiracist Business Book: An Equity Centered Approach to Work, Wealth, and Leadership
The Antiracist Business Book: An Equity Centered Approach to Work, Wealth, and Leadership is the business book for the modern world. Trudi Lebrón has spent the last decade working as a DEI and impact coach for businesses, nonprofits, and entrepreneurs.
Trudi provides lessons on understanding the long-term impacts of living in a hyper-capitalist, post-colonial world (aka White People Sh*t) and an examination of the way we have viewed wealth (whether as an obsession or an obscenity). She will compel business owners and leaders to rethink how they do business.
Essentialism is more than a time-management strategy or a productivity technique. It is a systematic discipline for discerning what is absolutely essential, then eliminating everything that is not, so we can make the highest possible contribution toward the things that really matter.
By forcing us to apply more selective criteria for what is Essential, the disciplined pursuit of less empowers us to reclaim control of our own choices about where to spend our precious time and energy—instead of giving others the implicit permission to choose for us.
Essentialism is not one more thing—it’s a whole new way of doing everything. It’s about doing less, but better, in every area of our lives. Essentialism is a movement whose time has come.
Influence: The Psychology of Persuasion
You’ll learn Cialdini’s Universal Principles of Influence, including new research and new uses so you can become an even more skilled persuader—and just as importantly, you’ll learn how to defend yourself against unethical influence attempts. You may think you know these principles, but without understanding their intricacies, you may be ceding their power to someone else.
Making Them Believe: How One of America’s Legendary Rogues Marketed ”The Goat Testicles Solution” and Made Millions
Dr. John Brinkley was, at one time, the wealthiest doctor of his time, undeniably the most Barnum-esque promoter in medicine in his time, vilified and prosecuted as a quack, praised as saint by the amazing number of men who flocked to him for his ‘fountain of youth’—and by their wives. This book delves deeply into his TWENTY-ONE MARKETING PRINCIPLES, to provide a blueprint for adventurous advertising, marketing, promotion and personal promotion that can install a ‘fountain of profits’ in just about any business! IF YOU’D LIKE TO—AND WOULD PROFIT FROM—making yourself or your business famous and magnetically attractive, locally or globally, this in-depth analysis of The Lost Secrets behind this amazing success story are for you!
Zero to One: Notes on Startups, or How to Build the Future
The great secret of our time is that there are still uncharted frontiers to explore and new inventions to create. In Zero to One, legendary entrepreneur and investor Peter Thiel shows how we can find singular ways to create those new things.
Thiel begins with the contrarian premise that we live in an age of technological stagnation, even if we’re too distracted by shiny mobile devices to notice. Information technology has improved rapidly, but there is no reason why progress should be limited to computers or Silicon Valley. Progress can be achieved in any industry or area of business. It comes from the most important skill that every leader must master: learning to think for yourself.
Ben Settle’s Big Book of Business
All of Ben Settle’s business books on Amazon (published as of January, 2017) in one giant tome!
Inside you get:
• Blue Chip Email Secrets – How to Make Money “at Will” Almost Every Time You Send an Email to Your List
• Selling from the Trenches
• Newbie-Proof Traffic Secrets! – 9 Easy Ways to Drive All the Traffic You Can Eat to Your Websites
• Negotiation Secrets of the World’s Most Persuasive Men and Women
• 12 “Mish-Mash” Joint Venture Secrets You Can Profit from in as Little as 60 Minutes or Less
• How to Write, Produce, and Profit from Print Newsletters
• How to Quickly Get More Business by Being a Local Celebrity
• How to Get Clients in a Bad Economy – Secret Ways to Attract an Endless Flow of New Clients and Customers in 21 Days or Less… Even when the Economy Tanks
• Crypto Copywriting Secrets – How to Create Profitable Sales Letters Fast Even if You Can’t Write Your Own Way out of a Paper Bag Now!
• Crackerjack Positioning – How to Control the Way People Think about You in the Marketplace
• Christian Business Secrets – How to Use Ancient Biblical Laws to Build a Thriving, Godly Business in Today’s Cut-Throat Marketplace
• The Affiliate Trump Card
• 10 “Street-Smart” Secrets of an Email Marketing Strategist Who Lives and Dies by His Results
• Persuasion Secrets of the World’s Most Charismatic & Influential Villains
Sway: Implement the G.R.I.T. Marketing Method to Gain Influence and Drive Corporate Strategy
Sway turns marketing professionals into powerhouses by showing them how to build a strategic framework that enables greater proficiency and leads to growing levels of influence. This framework is the G.R.I.T. Marketing Method created by Christina Del Villar.
By looking at marketing from the go-to-market strategy perspective, G.R.I.T. goes beyond the basics to illustrate how marketing professionals can successfully influence this strategy based on overall corporate goals. Readers will learn how to align the go-to-market strategy, customer journey, and marketing strategy. From there, they will learn how to build a Map of Influence that identifies all the ways they can make an impact. These strategies and tactics help marketing professionals deploy more effective, impactful programs and develop smarter campaigns that significantly increase profitability for their company.
Write. Publish. Market. 2nd Edition: From Idea to Published Book: The Entrepreneur’s Blueprint
Write.Publish.Market. 2nd edition is a simple blueprint you can employ to produce top-of-the-sales-funnel products to increase your influence and boost your revenue. Organized into logical bite-sized sections, Brandon cuts to the chase, showing you where and when to outsource. By leveraging your time and money following her straightforward plan, you’ll soon be adding a lucrative string to your entrepreneurial bow.
Write.Publish.Market. 2nd edition is your over-the-shoulder coach to getting your book into the hands of valuable prospects. If you like no-fluff techniques, “been-there, done-that” expertise, and time-saving tactics, then you’ll love Jodi Brandon’s smart-thinkers’ resource.
Transform Your Stories: Overcome Your Toxic Stories, Become a Courageous and Confident Leader, and Impact the World
Are you ready to lead? Have you ever felt that nagging voice in the back of your mind saying, “You’re not cut out for this,” or “Who are you to lead a team?”Many women struggle with stepping into a leadership role. Fear, doubt, and worry creeps in and takes control. Leading them to second-guess themselves and not step fully into their role. What if you could experience more confidence and courage to lead your team and get better results? If you’re ready to overcome your own toxic stories and create the impact you wish to have in the world, then Transform Your Stories is for you!
“The book that’ll give you a kick in the pants and then invite you to stay for a cozy, heart-felt dinner. Part encouragement, part study session, with a big splash of deep dive journaling, Ashley will help you dig out the toxic stories you didn’t know you had and convince you that you’re an awesome leader just waiting to be unearthed.” – Brogan Micallef, Content Creator and Strategist
Billion Dollar Brand Club: How Dollar Shave Club, Warby Parker, and Other Disruptors Are Remaking What We Buy
Dollar Shave Club and its hilarious marketing. Casper mattresses popping out of a box. Third Love’s lingerie designed specifically for each woman’s body. Warby Parker mailing you five pairs of glasses to choose from. You’ve seen their ads. You (or someone you know) use their products. Each may appear, in isolation, as a rare David with the bravado to confront a Goliath, but taken together they represent a seismic shift in a business model that has lasted more than a century.
Clockwork: Design Your Business to Run Itself
If you’re like most entrepreneurs, you started your business so you could be your own boss, make the money you deserve, and live life on your own terms. In reality, you’re bogged down in the daily grind, constantly putting out fires, answering an endless stream of questions, and continually hunting for cash.
Now, Mike Michalowicz, the author of Profit First and other small-business bestsellers, offers a straightforward step-by-step path out of this dilemma. In Clockwork, he draws on more than six years of research and real life examples to explain his simple approach to making your business ultra-efficient.
The Laws of Human Nature
Robert Greene is a master guide for millions of readers, distilling ancient wisdom and philosophy into essential texts for seekers of power, understanding and mastery. Now he turns to the most important subject of all – understanding people’s drives and motivations, even when they are unconscious of them themselves.
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