Some of the most successful people in the world make it a habit to read books that will help inspire them. Whether you are an entrepreneur, or someone who is looking to excel in your career, there is always room for improvement. And there is no better place to get some advice than from experts who have shared their secrets and best practices in a really good book. Here are 20 books that will help inspire you to improve your life and productivity.
20. The Go-Giver by Bob Burg and John David Mann
In The Go-Giver, Bob Burg and John David Mann talk about the concept of giving, and how it can actually help grow a business. He breaks down his ideals into the “Five Laws of Stratospheric Success”, which are value, compensation, influence, authenticity, and receptivity.
Just to give one example, the first bullet point, value, talks about how the amount of money you earn comes from how valuable your product or service is. So by giving more value, you can get more back in return.
Critics of the book have called this over-simplified, and some believe that it should be geared towards younger people who are still in the beginning of their entrepreneurial journey. On the flip side, others have said that reading The Go-Giver was perfect for them, because they needed that simplicity in order to understand concepts that never clicked with them before. So, if your eyes tend to glaze over when you hear technical business advice, this might be a great place to start on your self-improvement journey.