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We Are Introducing 8 Best Books For Business Development


To advance your career in business development, you need to continue your education. Learning from other successful individuals who have been in your shoes can be a great way to increase your skills and knowledge.

Some business executives have written books about the lessons they've learned through their careers that are excellent and informative. Due to so many options available on the market, it can be hard to know which options are worth your time and investment. A Forbes Business Development Council member recommends eight books that will enable you to become a better business development executive.

Here are eight recommendations of the best business books 2021 that could change your career.

1.     A review of The Greatest Salesman in the World by Og Mandino


It remains a nontraditional business book, but it tells a story of self-confidence and perseverance, traits essential for any professional in business development. I would like to provide a quote from the story that exemplifies one of the main concepts of the story, "Failure will never endure you if you are determined enough to succeed." - Tracy Avin, MBL. This is one of the best books for entrepreneurs.


 2.     By Brad Feld and Jason Mendelson (Venture Deals: Be Smarter Than Your Lawyer and Venture Capitalist)


Being an eight-time veteran of venture capital-backed tech startups, Venture Deals has been critical to my ability to raise millions in capital for funding and exiting those startups. - Michael Koenig, Lunar Wireless


3.     In Principles of Leadership by Daniel Goleman, Richard Boyatzis, and Annie McKee


I have read multiple business books, and I consider Primal Leadership one of the best books I have read because it explained the importance of emotional intelligence (EQ) in leading teams and creating success. I gain new ideas from reading this book for inspiring and empowering the teams around me. - Robert Macdonald, Pinterest, Inc.


4.     Getting to Lean Startup by Eric Ries


It is the best book on business because it provides new ideas on how to approach different markets and business models. Do you need answers to any questions you have, and how can you get those answers? Getting outside of the building also really appeals to me. If you meet with customers and prospects to test your hypotheses, you will find the answers you need. – Craig Weich, Sila Nanotechnologies, Inc.

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5.     Keith Ferrazi's Never Eat Alone


It emphasizes the importance of building honest, meaningful relationships based on a mutual exchange of value as a driver for successful business growth. By Scott Pollack

The Forbes Business Development Council is an invite-only community for sales, business development, and marketing executives.


6.     Adam Grant's Give and Take


My current reading is Adam Grant's Give and Take, which describes three types of personalities: Givers, Takers, and Matchers. Clarifying this had helped identify whom to approach and whom to avoid. – Robin Farmanfarmaian, Invicta Medical


7.     Piers Paul Read's Alive: The Story of the Andes Survivors


As a result of reading this business management book, I can understand resilience, leadership, and teamwork and how they work together to enable a team to achieve the impossible. – Diego Fiorentin, Squadability Corporation


8.     Robert Cialdini writes- Influence, the Psychology Of Persuasion


Since I practice NLP, I am always looking for books about influence and persuasion that provide methods and strategies. With the best business books, a wealth of experience and paths to most efficiently execute my intentions when it comes to business negotiations and relationships. Even though the narrative format is somewhat dated now, it is still entertaining nonetheless. – Dobbin Buck, Get Wired.