13 Inspiring Books Chosen by Amazon’s Best Small Businesses

With Ravenox being one of the best small businesses chosen by Amazon, CEO Sean Brownlee chose a few pieces of literature beneficial to the motivated entrepreneur.

From Business Insider February 2020:

We asked the finalists for Amazon’s small business of the year awards to share what they read to stay ahead in business. Here’s what they picked. 

If you want to start or grow a business, a great place to find advice and inspiration is on the bookshelf.

To help you get started on a reading list, we asked the finalists for Amazon’s best small business owners award to recommend their favorite books for entrepreneurs to read.

Sean Brownlee of Ravenox favored classics like “The Art of War” and “Business Adventures,” while Denise Sung of Watex Green Living leaned toward newer titles like “Company of One” and “Lean In.”

Greg Yeutter of Bedtime Bulb and Obia Ewah of Obia Naturals both agreed on Tim Ferriss’ perennial favorite “The Four-Hour Work Week.”

Wian van Blommestein of Ayoba-Yo and Mikey Ahdoot of Habit Nest were more interested in the power of the mind, suggesting titles from organizational consultant Brian Tracy and Stanford psychology professor Kelly McGonigal, respectively.

The Art of War

The Art of War

Sun Tzu’s The Art of War has guided the thinking of military, political, and business leaders for more than 2,500 years.

Business owners in particular can learn a great deal about how to design winning strategies and tactics to inspire loyal followers and outwit competitors.

Business Adventures

business adventures

Bill Gates called John Brooks’ Business Adventures the best business book he’s ever read, and the anthology is also a favorite of Gates’ mentor Warren Buffett.

In 12 classic business cases from the mid-20th Century, Brooks reveals insights into why companies like GE and Xerox succeeded, while others like Texas Gulf failed.

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