Best New Business Books of 2018
BLUE OCEAN SHIFT: BEYOND COMPETING - PROVEN STEPS TO INSPIRE CONFIDENCE AND SEIZE NEW GROWTH
By W. CHAN KIM
BLUE OCEAN SHIFT is packed with all-new research and examples of how leaders in diverse industries and organizations made the shift and created new markets by applying the process and tools outlined in the book.
EXPLOSIVE GROWTH: A FEW THINGS I LEARNED GROWING TO 100 MILLION USERS
By Cliff Lerner
The Ultimate Business Book For Startups To Grow To 1 Million Users & More. Explosive Growth is a business book like no other. This compelling & inspiring narrative combines lively and often hilarious storytelling, proven tactics, and numerous case-studies to help your business achieve explosive growth.
DISRUPTED: MY MISADVENTURE IN THE START-UP BUBBLE
By Dan Lyons
With a cast of characters that includes devilish angel investors, fad-chasing venture capitalists, entrepreneurs and "wantrapreneurs," bloggers and brogrammers, social climbers and sociopaths, Disrupted is a gripping and definitive account of life in the (second) tech bubble.
Sprint: How to Solve Big Problems and Test New Ideas in Just Five Days
By Jake Knapp
A practical guide to answering critical business questions, Sprint is a book for teams of any size, from small startups to Fortune 100s, from teachers to nonprofits. It’s for anyone with a big opportunity, problem, or idea who needs to get answers for their business today.
THE UPSTARTS: HOW UBER, AIRBNB, AND THE KILLER COMPANIES OF THE NEW SILICON VALLEY ARE CHANGING THE WORLD
By Brad Stone
The Upstarts is the definitive story of two new titans of business and a dawning age of tenacity, conflict and wealth. In this riveting account of the most radical companies of the new Silicon Valley, we discover how it all happened and what it took to change the world.
TOOLS OF TITANS
By Tim Ferriss
For the last two years, I’ve interviewed more than 200 world-class performers for my podcast, The Tim Ferriss Show. For most of my guests, it’s the first time they’ve agreed to a two-to-three-hour interview. This unusual depth has helped make The Tim Ferriss Show the first business/interview podcast to pass 100 million downloads.
THE FOUR: THE HIDDEN DNA OF AMAZON, APPLE, FACEBOOK, AND GOOGLE
By Scott Galloway
Amazon, Apple, Facebook, and Google are the four most influential companies on the planet. Just about everyone thinks they know how they got there. Just about everyone is wrong. For all that’s been written about the Four over the last two decades, no one has captured their power and staggering success as insightfully as Scott Galloway.