For those of you who are looking for smaller quick-read business books, you’re in the right place because in this post I’m going to share with you four books that can be read in just one sitting.

Which book you choose will ultimately depend on what topic you want to read and learn about, but if you want my personal opinion then I’ve started with my least-recommended book and worked my way up to my most favorite read. (Although, they’re all good books.)

I’m not going to go into much detail about these books in this post, however, I have included links to each book’s own individual review and YouTube video should you want more information.


Let’s get going!

#4  “Create or Hate” by Dan Norris (Successful people make things)

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The whole ethos of the book is to free yourself from ‘hate’ and to enable yourself to create things of value that you will ultimately be rewarded for.

In this book, the word ‘hate’ is used to represent the negative feeling and blockages that prevent us from being creative, for example, the fear of failure.

The book helps you to overcome this ‘hate’ and helps you to adopt a more creative outlook.

#3  “Growth Hacker Marketing” by Ryan Holiday (A primer on the future of PR marketing and advertising)

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As the title of the book suggests, this book is all about growth hacker marketing.

The book explains what growth hacker marketing is and shows you how you can find and incorporate growth hacks into your own products, services, and websites.

#2  “Who Moved My Cheese?” by Dr. Spencer Johnson (The amazing way to deal with change in your work and in your life)

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I like this book because the story it tells is unbelievably basic – a child could read this book and understand it!

It’s so simple, it’s almost condescending! (…but in a good way)

Essentially, the book illustrates how different people go about handling change using a fictional tale of mice and mini-humans in a cage searching for cheese.

Although this is a ridiculously basic story, the book does contain some big, important messages and is well worth reading.

#1  “Make Your Bed” by William H. McRaven (Little things that can change your life and maybe the world)

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This is my favorite quick read book and I did rate it 10/10 when I reviewed it.

The author is an Admiral, and he gave a speech to a graduating class at the University of Texas in which he shared ten small things that you can do to change your life for the better. The speech was a huge success. So, the author took the speech, expanded on it, and created this book.

This is a motivational, inspirational, and moving little book!

Of all the short books I’ve read, this would be the one I would recommend that everyone should read.

What do you think?

So, there you have a super-quick wrap up of four short business books that I would recommend.

Do you have any other quick reads that you would recommend? If you have, please share them with us in the comments box below.

Thanks for reading.

Roseanna x

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