17 business books everyone will be reading in 2018


As the year draws to a close and we catch up with the best business books of 2017, we’re also looking toward what’s coming up in 2018. We’ve looked through titles that have already been announced for the new year and have highlighted the memoirs, career guides, and analyses we’re most excited about. SEE ALSO: The 19 best business books of 2017 ‘Your Best Year Ever’ by Michael Hyatt (Jan. 2)

Hyatt has led a varied career. After years as a CEO and an entrepreneur, he published bestsellers like “Living Forward” and “Platform”; he also hosts a podcast called “This is Your Life” and created a productivity system called “Free to Focus.” “Your Best Year Ever” is all about goal setting and achieving, at home and at work. It’s an outgrowth of Hyatt’s course “5 Days to Your Best Year Ever.” The idea is to stop getting stuck in the day-to-day and accomplish what really matters to you. Find it here » ‘The Right — and Wrong — Stuff’ by Carter Cast (Jan. 9)

Northwestern’s Kellogg School of Management professor Carter Cast has spent years researching career development, and what factors lead some employees to rise to the top while equally talented employees “derail.” Cast has settled on five career archetypes that cut across gender, industry, and experience level and he’s highlighted the strengths and weaknesses of each. Use his guide to determine what you most closely align with, and how to use that to your advantage. Find it here » ‘When to Jump’ by Mike Lewis (Jan. 9)

After college, Mike Lewis took a job at Bain because it seemed like the thing to do. But while the job was prized, his heart wasn’t in his work and he decided to go against everything he was conditioned to believe and left to pursue his real passion, the game of squash. Lewis lived out his dream of being a pro squash player and then decided he would like to inspire others to stop pursuing careers that make them miserable. Featuring a foreword by Facebook COO Sheryl Sandberg, “When to Jump” is a guide for assessing what you need to get from your work in order to be fulfilled.  Find it here » See the rest of the story at Business Insider

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