Business Book Reviews

Crucial Conversations Review

CRUCIAL CONVERSATIONS – 94%

Learn how to skillfully navigate difficult conversations so you can keep your cool while getting things done. This is how to be effective and influential.

Crucial Conversations scored 94% – Business Book Reviews by The Rubric. Read Review


Tools of Titans Review

Tools Of Titans – 93%

Summaries of Tim Ferriss’s top podcast interviews, formatted and organized for helpful review. Great as a substitution or review of the best episodes.

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Daring Greatly - Review

Daring Greatly – 92%

You’re human, and this book has a lot to say about being human. Brené Brown writes a beautiful account of vulnerability and courage, and you should read it.

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Radical Candor Review

Radical Candor – 86%

Honest, specific feedback is necessary for growth. Learn how to be critical without being an ass as Kim Scott teaches creating a culture around candor.

Radical Candor scored 86% – Business Book Reviews by The Rubric. Read Review


The Future Is Faster Than You Think Review

The Future Is Faster Than You Think – 85%

A fun look at how exponential technologies will bring about the future we’ve been waiting for in the next decade. Diamandis and Kotler explore what’s next for humanity.

The Future Is Faster Than You Think scored 85% – Business Book Reviews by The Rubric. Read Review


Never Split The Difference Review

Never Split The Difference – 84%

Negotiate with the best of them when you learn how with Chris Voss, former FBI hostage negotiator. And remember, compromise is not the answer.

Never Split The Difference scored 86% – Business Book Reviews by The Rubric. Read Review


Lean In Review

Lean In – 84%

Closing the gender gaps will take some work. And Sheryl Sandberg is here for it. Calls to action for both men and women. Are you up to the task?

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Building A Story Brand Review

Building A StoryBrand – 84%

Make your customer the hero in your brand’s story, and watch your business grow. Donald Miller teaches you how to apply story to your marketing.

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The ONE Thing Review | Entreprising

The ONE Thing – 81%

Okay, so the term “one thing” is definitely overused in this text. But forgive the authors’ stretch, and read this one book to better think about simplifying your to do list.

The ONE Thing scored 81% – Business Book Reviews by The Rubric. Read Review


Zero To One Review

Zero To One – 81%

An advanced book of things to think about as an investor or startup founder. Peter Thiel delivers on thought fodder, but not on the how-to’s.

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Thinking Fast And Slow Review

Thinking Fast and Slow – 80%

I consider this book required reading since it is referenced so often in the arguments of other business authors. It’s a chore to read, but it’s worth it.

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The Alter Ego Effect Review

The Alter Ego Effect – 69%

Be the person you need to be for success, and stop psyching yourself out. Todd Herman teaches you how to take back the moments that matter.

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Extreme Ownership Review

Extreme Ownership – 68%

U.S. Navy Seals and leadership. Jocko Willink and Leif Babin deliver a book heavy on story and short on practicality. Exciting? Yes. Useful? Eh.

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Tribe of Mentors Review

Tribe Of Mentors – 63%

A seemingly random compilation of results from a common survey sent to hundreds of celebrities. Tim Ferriss phoned it in on this one.

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The Startup Way Review

The Startup Way – 59%

A call to action for every business to think and act like a startup. Eric Ries falls way short on practicality in this book, but the ninth chapter makes it worthwhile.

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As A Man Thinketh Review

As A Man Thinketh – 54%

I’m really unsure why anyone still reads this book, but it has been popular for over 100 years. James Allen has a lot to say, but it all rubs me the wrong way.

As A Man Thinketh scored 54% – Business Book Reviews by The Rubric. Read Review


Coming Soon

Think and Grow Rich Review | Entreprising

Think and Grow Rich

This classic book by Napoleon Hill is a favorite among many entrepreneurs I know. I’ll be reading it for the third time in order to give it a fresh review shortly.


How to Win Friends and Influence People Review | Entreprising

How to Win Friends and Influence People

As many times as this book has been recommended to me, I’m surprised I haven’t read it yet. Looking forward to my first take on this classic.

In the meantime, check out what others have had to say about this “timeless” book. Read Pre-Review