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Top 10 Books for Working Professional

As a social animal, our biggest invention has to be books. Maybe, not a particular book but the idea of a book that contains our understanding of the world, things around us, ourselves, even things beyond our world, it has all our wisdom and failures too. 

Basically, any book is a record of our feelings and comprehensions that could be shared and passed on to others who could learn from it or relate to it. 

Let’s just say that books are best and we have listed down top 10 books for you, if you are a working professional, to learn abundantly. 

The War of Art:

The War of Art by Steven Pressfield | IDEALUST

Break Through the Blocks and Win Your Inner Creative Battles by Steven Pressfield

A tiny read. The book acknowledges the existence of creative block among anyone, be it writers, artists or entrepreneurs. It suggests foolproof methods to deal with this ‘resistance’ whenever it pops up. 

Not to confuse with another book titled, the Art of War which could also be helpful to you if you are a working professional as it goes on to explain negotiation and battle strategies. 

Power of Habit:

Why We Do What We Do in Life And Business by Charles Duhigg

The book lays out the neuroscience of habits and how you could control, learn and unlearn good, bad or worse habits throughout your life. Backed with apt examples and corporate experiments proves how one’s habits have the potential to change a company into a billion dollars revenue brand. 

The Innovator’s Dilemma:

Revolutionary Book That Will Change The Way You Do Business By Clayton Christensen

Renowned for the term and revolutionary article – Disruptive Innovation: changing the wave, in the Harvard Business Review, author and professor Clayton Christensen wrote this book in 1997. It talks about the dynamic quality of businesses that is mostly driven by newer and disruptive technologies that overpower the older ones. Pick it up to know more about how top most companies tend to lose their base when improved technologies are introduced and how to sustain in spite that.

Born A Crime

Trevor Noah's Book 'Born A Crime' Is His Wittiest Best On ...

by Trevor Noah 

Unlike other mentioned books, this one does not talk about business or its relatives, but, in fact, it’s an autobiography of the author himself, Trevor Noah. Comedian, writer, Night show host and a generally fun person, in his book, talks about how racial differences among other things played a significant role in his life. He walks us through his life struggles while still thriving and slaying through all of them. The book proves to be a guaranteed motivator if you are lacking any.

Elon Musk:

Tesla, SpaceX And A Quest For Fantastic Future by Ashlee Vance

This one is another biography of an entrepreneur, considered the coolest within the Silicon valley for multiple reasons (lately, has been questionable for some of his views). However, it’s quite an inspiring book because of his ambitions and relentless hard work to achieve them. It has instances after instances of his workaholic behavior which might push you to work harder than you already do.

The Agile Mind:

How Your Brain Makes Creativity Happen by Estanislao Bachrach


This book beautifully navigates through the belief that our creativity shrinks with age and proves it wrong. It explains how your brain could be, surprisingly, agile even in the last of your days. The book tries and visits fairly remote areas in your brain to find answers.

Mistakes I Made At Work:

25 Influential Women Talk Reflect on What They Got Out Of Getting It Wrong by Jessica Bacal

This one is a quick read, full of anecdotes after anecdotes of women who are significantly high on the corporate ladder. It features their stories of stumbling, falling and getting up stronger. It’s a great book for anyone especially, young women, who are only starting their lives into the corporate world. 


Ten Reasons We’re Wrong About The World and Why Things Are Better Than You Think by Anna Rosling, Hans Rosling and Ola Rosling

This is one of the most fascinating reads on this list. The book tries to shatter myths or rather false beliefs that people hold of the world around them. It works around with correcting the statistics that almost all of us have misunderstood

Well, it’s also one of Bill Gates’s favorite books.

Never Eat Alone:

And Other Secrets to Success, One Relationship At A Time by Keith Ferrazi

Keith Ferrazzi's Never Eat Alone Rad Summary – Times Square Chronicles

The book deals with idea that however, ambitious or passionate or skilled you are, you will ultimately have to deal with other fellow humans to work out your dreams. Thus, the book, very well points out at how reaching out to people or empathy, in general, at work can take you very far in life. 

Good To Great:

Why Some Companies Make The Leap But Others Don’t by James Collins

Last but not at all the least, in fact, this one is among the classic books in this genre that everyone should read at least once. The book explains how some good companies work their way to being the great while some don’t. It points out at the reasons to why this conversion happens or why it doesn’t. 

This was our list of our favourite books for working professional to understand the corporate life and other related things. Hope it Interests you the same. 

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