Inspiring Business Books that Will Awaken Your Inner Boss

Shark Tales by Barbara Corcoran

Being a heavy-hitting business book on how she turned $1,000 into a billion dollar business, it was actually a light, enjoyable read. In fact, I devoured this entire book in just a few nights. Barbara’s personal anecdotes as well as life lessons learned from her mom (i.e., offer the bigger piece and yours will taste better), helped keep things entertaining. If Barbara can quit her job as a waitress at 22 and parlay a grand into a billion dollar business, you can too!

 

The Anti 9 to 5 Guide by Michelle Goodman

Not everyone wants to climb the corporate ladder or get that corner office. Michelle Goodman gets that. And she’ll show you how you can pursue your passion outside of your day job without going broke.

 

#GirlBoss by Sophia Amoruso

Granted, Sophia took an unconventional path to entrepreneurship by way of petty theft and dumpster diving. But in the end, she opted for a mainstream business: selling vintage clothes on Ebay. Fast forward a few years where she found herself the founder and CEO of Nasty Gal, a huge, multi-million dollar online fashion retailer. Before reading this book, I’ll admit, I had no idea who Sophia was. But now, I’ll never forget her. The stories she shares are funny and thought provoking. If you’ve got a girl boss deep down inside of you, Sophia will pull it out of you, no matter how winding, exhausting, or strange the journey may be to set her free.

 

How to Blog for Profit: Without Selling Your Soul by Ruth Soukup

Ruth gets candid about why she started blogging and some of the struggles she met early on. But even when faced with challenges she persevered because she really, really wanted it. I totally got that. And I think a lot of bosses can relate to that passion and drive that gets us out of bed each morning, ready to face the day, no matter what it may bring. So, if you’ve thought about starting a blog, are a freelancer with a service site, or an infopreneur, you can benefit from Ruth’s words of wisdom as you work to grow your online presence.


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