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7 Must-Read Books on How to Improve Business Development Skills

Knowing how to improve business development skills is critical to one’s success in the marketplace. Employees and entrepreneurs use these skills to get ahead, drive change, and create the future.  

You are probably reading this because you want to know how to improve business development skills. Don’t you? Put differently, you want to become smarter, more effective, and more efficient. But where should you begin? 

We got your back. Below are seven books we use in our coaching system. They might not be for you. But feel free to take a look at the list. You never know. 

  1. Zero to One: Notes on Startups, or How to build the future by Peter Thiel. This book talks about stagnation, explains vertical progress, and describes how to drive innovation.
  2. The Hard Thing About Hard Things. This book by Silicon Valley’s most experienced entrepreneur, Ben Horowitz, is filled with humor and advice for aspiring entrepreneurs. It discusses issues and solutions B-school does not cover.
  3. PEAK: How Great Companies Get Their Mojo from Maslow. This book is based on the principles of Abraham Maslow’s Hierarchy of Needs. In it, former CEO Chip Conley shares a framework that drives improvement.
  4. Blitzscaling: The Lightning-Fast Path to Building Massively by the legendary co-founder of LinkedIn, Reid Hoffman, and Chris Yeh. This book discusses how to set your business apart from those that are dying. It shares a formula that helps companies scale to join the league of global giants.

More Books on How to Improve Business Development Skills

More Books on How to Improve Business Development Skills
  1. The Four: The Hidden DNA of Amazon, Apple, Facebook, and Google. In this book professor, Scott Galloway describes what makes the big four successful. Whether you are here to compete with them or work by their side, understanding The Four’s business mantras is necessary. 
  1. Innovation and Entrepreneurship. This Peter Drucker’s book describes the systematic and functional discipline of innovation and entrepreneurship. In it, Peter provides tips on building a sustainable and successful business in this competitive economy. 
  1. Good to Great. This book by Jim Collins is the noted observations and tips offered by his research team after studying the growth history of several successful companies. In this book, he discusses the type of leadership that can make mediocre companies great. He also explains how to avoid the curse of basic competency. 

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Coach Teddy Edouard is a lifelong learner, public speaker, writer, blogger and vlogger. He is the founder of Coaching for Better Learning, where he helps people and institutions build systems that lead to lasting improvement, growth, and success. He also teaches professionals how to protect their careers and use artificial intelligence (AI) as a career improvement ally.

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