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.
- Books are still one of the best ways to learn something new, so we asked Amazon’s best small business owners what they read to stay informed and inspired as they grow their businesses.
- Their recommendations include classics like Sun Tzu’s The Art of War and Dale Carnegie’s How to Win Friends and Influence People, as well as Paul Jarvis’ 2019 best-seller Company of One: Why staying Small is the Next Big Thing for Business.
- Here are the 13 top picks from the founders of Ravenox, Habit Nest, Watex Green Living, Ayoba-Yo, Bedtime Bulb, and Obia Naturals.
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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.
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
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.
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.