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5 Books Every Entrepreneur and Company Leader Needs to Read in 2023

May 11, 2023

Being an organizational leader means constantly keeping up with the latest strategies and approaches to grow and succeed.

Luckily, many exceptional business books offer valuable insights and inspiration. Below are five books that have influenced our company’s approach to developing a business strategy that drives great outcomes.

“The Lean Startup: How Today’s Entrepreneurs Use Continuous Innovation to Create Radically Successful Businesses” by Eric Ries

“The Lean Startup” presents a modern and effective strategy for constructing prosperous enterprises. Ries highlights the significance of developing a Minimum Viable Product (MVP) and continually utilizing data and customer input to enhance the product. This method encourages businesses to experiment and adjust rapidly, decreasing the possibility of failure while maximizing success.

“Good to Great: Why Some Companies Make the Leap…And Others Don’t” by Jim Collins

The book “Good to Great” is a well-known resource for businesses seeking to improve their success. Collins and his team have identified several important factors that distinguish successful companies from those that face challenges. These include having Level 5 Leadership, following a culture of discipline, and focusing on their strengths. The book provides practical guidance for businesses seeking to make the transition from good to great.

“Traction: Get a Grip on Your Business” by Gino Wickman

Discover the “Traction” framework, a holistic approach to management that can lead to business success. With the Entrepreneurial Operating System (EOS), you can focus on six critical components: vision, people, data, processes, issues, and traction. This book offers practical tools and exercises to help businesses implement EOS and achieve greater success.

“Let My People Go Surfing: The Education of a Reluctant Businessman – Including 10 More Years of Business Unusual” by Yvon Chouinard

“Let My People Go Surfing” is a remarkable book that provides an inspiring perspective on creating a prosperous business while prioritizing environmental sustainability and social responsibility. Its author, Patagonia’s founder Chouinard, shares his personal story and urges entrepreneurs to question traditional beliefs and redefine the concept of success.

“The Innovator’s Dilemma: When New Technologies Cause Great Firms to Fail” by Clayton M. Christensen

“The Innovator’s Dilemma” is a book that delves into the reasons why well-established companies face difficulties when trying to innovate and adjust to new markets and technologies. Christensen presents a clear framework that helps readers understand businesses’ challenges and provides practical strategies for overcoming them.

We at Carimus have found these extremely useful in developing business strategies and applying sound principles to solve complex business challenges. 

Ready to take a leaf out of our book? Visit our LinkedIn page to enter our giveaway to win a bundle of all five books!

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