Jonah Berger's bookis a must-read for marketers in which he gives a framework to understand - What makes things popular? Why do people talk about certain products and ideas more than others? Why are some stories and rumors more infectious? And what makes online content go viral? Contagious combines groundbreaking research with powerful stories to explain this phenomena and apply it to your own work.
Applicable to any kind of business, Matt Watkinson's book provides you with a mental framework for evaluating and refining product and service ideas, reduce risk by thinking broadly of strategic decisions, identifying root causes of business challenges, anticipating market changes and its impact on your business, and collaborating more effectively with your team.
Seth Goden's book talks about how all marketers tell stories, and good stories are what people believe in. Learn authentic storytelling that helps you form a strong bond with your customers and set your product and company apart from the competition.
Perhaps the best book on positioning to come out in recent times, learn from April Dunford on how you can understand your customers and use it to position your product to success. Learn her five components of positioning, how to instantly connect your offering's value proposition to an audience, choosing the best markets for your product, and more.
The essential read on understanding the principles of intuitive navigation and information design, read by over 400,000 people. Steve Krug's book helps you undersand the core principles of UX, and how to apply them to create a better shopping experience on your online store that converts more visitors into sales.
Rob Fitzpatrick has written the most essential book on validating your business ideas correctly and in a way that is practical and will save you time, money, and heartbreak. It's a short book that basically says that you shouldn't ask anyone if your business is a good idea, because it's a bad question and everyone is bound to lie in varying degrees. It's not their responsibility to tell you the truth, but yours to extract it correctly. And this book can teach you how.