Joe Pulizzi explains the science behind how to attract prospects and customers, by creating content and sharing information that they care about. The book highlights the process of developing stories that can be used to inform, entertain and your compel customers to take action, without you actually telling them to.
Real, profitable, sustainable business requires thousands of hours of commitment, grit, and dedicated hard work. Ryan Daniel Moran knows that, and his book tries to teach you how to do it by condensing the startup phase into a fast-paced year divided into three phases, the Grind, the Growth, the Gold. The book cuts straight through the noise and provides a clear roadmap that can help even new entrepreneurs build big businesses.
Running a business is all about solving problems, but business leaders often don't know what's their biggest problem. Instead of going in endless circles putting out urgent fires or prioritizing the wrong things, Mike Michalowicz provides a framework for identifying the most important problems based on a business' heirarchy of needs, and prioritizing to fix them first.
Another fantastic book by Ryan Holiday where he uncovers that there is a defined formula for success that is timeless, and you can follow it too. To quote Marcus Aurelius, "The impediment to action advances action. What stands in the way becomes the way."
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.
Ed Catmull, co-founder of Pixar Animation Studios, describes the challenges he had to overcome to keeping creativity alive as Pixar grew and integrated within Disney. Read this book to learn about the approach and processes to maintain and foster creativity in corporate cultures.