Whether you’re traveling by plane, train, or bus, on your next business trip, you’re going to have some idle time to kill. Instead of staring at a screen for hours on end, why not spend the time enriching your business-oriented brain with some books related to the field?
Making the time go buy while sharpening your mind is a win-win no business person can ignore, so to help get you reading during your next business trip, here are a few suggestions of business-related books to bring along.
Zero to One: Notes on Startups, or How to Build the Future
by Peter Thiel with Blake Masters
Everyone tends to think that the ever-growing world of startups only applies to information technology. Peter Thiel, a renowned investor and entrepreneur, will tell you otherwise. Creating a new product or service can be applied to any market, and Thiel explicates how to turn an original thought into resounding success.
The Intelligent Investor: The Definitive Book on Value Investing
by Benjamin Graham
Since 1949, Benjamin Graham’s The Intelligent Investor, has been the go-to guide for anyone looking for advice on the stock market game. Taking Graham’s “value investing” philosophy and applying it to the modern market, financial journalist Jason Zweig will describe how to invest for the long term using the book’s core principles.
When the Bubble Bursts: Surviving the Canadian Real Estate Crash
by Hilliard Macbeth
Investment manager Hilliard Macbeth believes a sudden drop in the price of housing looms over Canada’s real estate market, a moment described as the “bubble burst.” But the burst won’t be an entirely bad thing, as Macbeth explains how one can profit from the impending buyer’s market that will soon dominate the Canadian real estate scene.
Thanks for the Feedback: The Science and Art of Receiving Feedback Well
by Douglas Stone, Sheila Heen
Let’s be honest, even when criticism is entirely constructive and altogether positive, we can still react in a defensive or negative manner and potentially disregard any of the intended informative aid. Combining the psychology of feedback with real-world applications, Douglas Stone and Sheila Heen delve into the mechanics of receiving criticism and describe how to effectively receive feedback of all forms. From the boardroom to the dinner table, the duo’s insights can help you function better as a leader capable of receiving any reception.
Thinking, Fast and Slow
by Daniel Kahneman
According to Daniel Kahneman, each and every person employs to systems of thinking. The first is instantaneous, emotional, and intuitive, while the second is a rational mode of thought taken over time. While the two can be contradictory, Kahneman effectively describes the benefits of both in various situations, and how the two can be used to make a much more informed decision. Applicable to both the business and social world, Kahneman’s analyses are both engaging and quite useful.