Best Business Books of 2015 list by Inc.™

  Best Business Books of 2015 list by Inc.™

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Title: Elon Musk: Tesla, SpaceX, and the Quest for a Fantastic Future

New York Times Bestseller - Named One of the Best Books of the Year by The Wall Street Journal, NPR, Audible and Amazon In Elon Musk: Tesla, SpaceX, and the Quest for a Fantastic Future, veteran technology journalist Ashlee Vance provides the first inside look into the extraordinary life and times of Silicon Valley's most audacious entrepreneur. Written with exclusive access to Musk, his family and friends, the book traces the entrepreneur's journey from a rough upbringing in South Africa to the pinnacle of the global business world. Vance spent more than 30 hours in conversation with Musk and interviewed close to 300 people to tell the tumultuous stories of Musk's world-changing companies: PayPal, Tesla Motors, SpaceX and SolarCity, and to characterize a man who has renewed American industry and sparked new levels of innovation while making plenty of enemies along the way. Vance uses Musk's story to explore one of the pressing questions of our time: can the nation of inventors and creators which led the modern world for a century still compete in an age of fierce global competition? He argues that Musk--one of the most unusual and striking figures in American business history--is a contemporary amalgam of legendary inventors and industrialists like Thomas Edison, Henry Ford, Howard Hughes, and Steve Jobs. More than any other entrepreneur today, Musk has dedicated his energies and his own vast fortune to inventing a future that is as rich and far-reaching as the visionaries of the golden age of science-fiction fantasy.
Author(s): Ashlee Vance
ISBN 13: 9780062301239
Pages: 400
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Title: Get Whats Yours

Helps those nearing retirement make the best decisions about their Social Security benefits by detailing techniques and options like “file and suspend” and “start stop start” to maximize their benefit income for a variety of ...
Author(s): Laurence J. Kotlikoff
ISBN 13: 9781476772295
Pages: 336
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Title: Losing the Signal

A breathtaking inside account of one of the most dramatic business triumphs and flameouts in recent history.
Author(s): Jacquie McNish
ISBN 13: 9781250060174
Pages: 288
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Title: Misbehaving

Argues that economical trends cannot be predicted as much as thought, mainly because humans are so unpredictable, and reveals how behavioral economic analysis opens up new ways to look at everything from household finance to assigning ...
Author(s): Richard H. Thaler
ISBN 13: 9780393080940
Pages: 432
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Title: Red Notice: A True Story of High Finance, Murder, and One Man's Fight for Justice

A New York Times bestseller: [Red Notice] does for investing in Russia and the former Soviet Union what Liars Poker did for our understanding of Salomon Brothers, Wall Street, and the mortgage-backed securities business in the 1980s. Browders business saga meshes well with the story of corruption and murder in Vladimir Putins Russia, making Red Notice an early candidate for any list of the years best books (Fortune). This is a story about an accidental activist. Bill Browder started out his adult life as the Wall Street maverick whose instincts led him to Russia just after the breakup of the Soviet Union, where he made his fortune.
Author(s): Bill Browder
ISBN 13: 9781476755748
Pages: 416
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Title: The Art of the Start 2.0: The Time-Tested, Battle-Hardened Guide for Anyone Starting Anything

Newly revised and updated, a 10th-anniversary edition of an iconic, best-selling guide for start-ups provides expert advice on a wealth of topics including writing a business plan, recruiting, raising capital and branding. Fully revised and expanded for the first time in a decade, this is Guy Kawasaki's classic, bestselling guide to launching and making your new product, service, or idea a success. Whether you're an aspiring entrepreneur, small-business owner, intrapreneur, or not-for-profit leader, there's no shortage of advice on topics such as innovating, recruiting, fund raising, and branding. In fact, there are so many books, articles, websites, blogs, webinars, and conferences that many startups get paralyzed, or they focus on the wrong priorities and go broke before they succeed. The Art of the Start 2.0 solves that problem by distilling Guy Kawasaki's decades of experience as one of the most hardworking and irreverent strategists in the business world. Guy has totally overhauled this iconic, essential guide for anyone starting anything. Its 64 percent longer than version 1.0 and features his latest insights and practical advice about social media, crowdfunding, cloud computing, and many other topics. Guy understands the seismic changes in business over the last decade: Once-invulnerable market leaders are struggling. Many of the basics of getting established have become easier, cheaper, and more democratic. Business plans are no longer necessary. Social media has replaced PR and advertising as the key method of promotion. Crowdfunding is now a viable alternative to investors. The cloud makes basic infrastructure affordable for almost any new venture. The Art of the Start 2.0 will show you how to effectively deploy all these new tools. And it will help you master the fundamental challenges that have not changed: building a strong team, creating an awesome product or service, and facing down your competition. As Guy likes to say, Entrepreneur is a state of mind, not a job title. His book will help you make your crazy ideas stick, through an adventure that's more art than science the art of the start.
Author(s): Guy Kawasaki
ISBN 13: 9781591847847
Pages: 336
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Title: Team Genius

Why groups of 7 (± 2), 150, and 1,500 are magic sizes for teams. Eye-opening, grounded, and essential, Team Genius is the next big idea to revolutionize business.
Author(s): Rich Karlgaard
ISBN 13: 9780062302540
Pages: 304
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Title: The Go-Giver, Expanded Edition: A Little Story About a Powerful Business Idea

Most people just laugh when they hear that the secret to success is giving. . . . Then again, most people are nowhere near as successful as they wish they were. The Go-Giver tells the story of an ambitious young man named Joe who yearns for success. Joe is a true go-getter, though sometimes he feels as if the harder and faster he works, the further away his goals seem to be. Desperate to land a key sale at the end of a bad quarter, he seeks advice from the enigmatic Pindar, a legendary consultant referred to by his many devotees simply as the Chairman.....
Author(s): Bob Burg
ISBN 13: 9781591848288
Pages: 176
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Title: The School of Greatness

The lessons and practical exercises in this book prove that anyone is capable of achieving greatness.
Author(s): Lewis Howes
ISBN 13: 9781623365967
Pages: 256
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Title: Thrive

Looks beyond power and money, the traditionally accepted measures of success, to elaborate on the importance of a third metric--the nurturing of well-being, wisdom, and compassion to create a healthy work-life balance.
Author(s): Arianna Huffington
ISBN 13: 9780804140867
Pages: 368
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