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CBS International Business School, 22 May 2017

3 best business books for business college students


Self-development can be extremely important when you want to be successful.
That is why here are some great books written by successful people to optimize yourself and broaden your abilities.
Some tell great stories of success while some advise us of how to do things better.

1. “Extreme Productivity: Boost Your Results, Reduce Your Hours” by Robert C. Pozen

We all know that when it comes to do a lot of things in a short period of time, efficiency is the most important factor. This book shows up useful and practical ways to optimize processes in our daily lives.
It is decisive how we organize our priorities and how we plan them. Goal setting is the first step everyone has to take in order to be able to achieve those priorities.
How to set up plans for certain short- as well as long-term goals is the key behind getting things done in a productive way. “Extreme Productivity” reveals us, how to even have some extra time left, after having things settled.

2. “The Lean Startup: How Constant Innovation Creates Radically Successful Businesses” by Eric Ries

A book about innovative steps and strategies that anyone – whether startup entrepreneur or business owner – should read.
“The Lean Startup” simply shows how to recognize and promote what works and how one should discard what does not.
The content really helps understanding that the management of new companies demands to think differently. Not only from the management perspective but also from the investor's point of view.
It encourages anyone planning to start a business to do so and cheers up those who might have failed during their first try.

3. “Rich Dad Poor Dad – What The Rich Teach Their Kids About Money” by Robert Kiyosaki

Robert Kiyosaki explains fundamental basics about how money works.
The fact that wealthy people do not work for money but rather let money work for them is the key message behind all of his advices. In a funny and entertaining way, he tells the story of how he, as an unexperienced child, learned lessons from his “rich dad” and his “poor dad”, the first figure being the father of his best friend and the second being his own biological father. Both of his dads taught him different perspectives of financial behavior and Kiyosaki tells us what he learned was substantial: Namely that developing financial intelligence is the way to financial freedom.

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