My Favourite Business Books

I don’t bother with fiction, I simply love business books and have tons of them. Here, I will share my favourite, timeless picks for any business-minded person.

Have you ever read a book that completely changes your mind on something? These books have done that for me, so I want to share it with you. Now, I love reading about business, marketing and strategy so you’ll see a lot of that here.

Here are Amazon affiliate links to all books I’ve mentioned:

Made to Stick: Why Some Ideas Survive and Others Die

Switch: How to Change Things When Change Is Hard

Purple Cow, New Edition: Transform Your Business by Being Remarkable

All Marketers Are Liars: The Underground Classic That Explains How Marketing Really Works–and Why Authenticity Is the Best Marketing of All

The E-Myth Revisited: Why Most Small Businesses Don’t Work and What to Do About It

Raving Fans: A Revolutionary Approach To Customer Service

What business books do you love reading?


Chun-Wei Lin says:

Wow! Thanks for sharing. I feel a new world is open to me. You are such an intelligent woman!

Melissa Maker says:

You know, I never got into fiction…so I still have no clue what the hype around 50 Shades of Grey is.

Amber Patrick says:

Can you share an update on what books you’ve read more recently that you found helpful/interesting? Maybe even just on Instagram or FB? Thanks so much, Amber

Melissa Maker says:

They are so inspirational!

florabama Belle says:

Maybe too personal to ask but here goes: what is your business? Possibility making these GREAT videos? Thanks

Shyamala 0602 says:

You r brilliant

RealityVlogger says:

oh my goodness you are like my soul sister!! I only like business books hahah

MsMalika64 says:

Thank you! Please do more videos related to business and becoming an entrepreneur.

Emar Leila says:

The music made it feel like it was gunna end after every book >< Thank god it didn't!

Busy Mama says:

In the vein of customer service, which I agree with you, is sorely lacking in much of today’s business, is a book I enjoyed called “A Complaint Is A Gift” by Janelle Barlow and Claus Moller. It argues that a complaint is not something to be viewed as a negative, but can indeed be a strategic tool to bring about positive change, and if well managed, can transform an irate customer into your most loyal customer and biggest advocate.

Melissa Maker says:

Thanks – I am working on it!

Lander Villar Plaza says:

You need to read ZMOT (the zero moment of truth) by google, completely free, it will change the way you think of how people aproach your brand. I am currently loving it, I have it on the ipad, and though I dont read it every day, it’s a great book to read when you are feeling lost. Hope you like it!

Kevin Shaw says:

Love you and your videos. As an entrepreneur myself, I recommend Start With Why by Simon Sinek. He did a very popular TED Talk and I read his book. It is brilliant!

Reem Ismail says:

Thank you Mellissa

Melissa Maker says:

You are welcome!

Fighting Fit says:

boxer Michael Moorers book 12 rounds to success, think and grow rich, dragons den start your business, mark cuban has a few good books damon john the brand within

Jennifer Moore says:

My husband has a small business, and I think the books you shared would more helpful rather than the text book type he has on hand now. Thank you.

Fabi A. says:

Thanks a lot for sharing


10 minute manager is a true classic…and helps you be a better boss, parent, friend…
for customer service, see if you can find the out of print Positively Outrageous Service by T. Scott Gross….my wife and I used this is both our very different businesses and although I no longer work in the real world (I am in academia now), I remember this book as my “bible”. Never loved the EMyth but it is a long standing hit so what do I know about that.

Melissa Maker says:

Awesome! Never too early to start making the list 🙂

Melissa Maker says:

Text books are highly theoretical. I find these books really help establish context and give you good, practical ideas.

Busy Mama says:

Thanks for sharing these book ideas, now I know what to add to Christmas wish list! 🙂

Melissa Maker says:

Cool – I am going to look that book up! I totally agree with you on that!

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