Five Days, Five Books: The Big Small Business Week Book Giveaway

Alyssa Furtado
by Alyssa Furtado October 17, 2011 / 7 Comments

In honour of Small Business Week, we’ve decided to help nurture the minds of our community and give away one book every day for the duration of the week. That’s right, five days, five books – FREE!

All you have to do is Tweet, Facebook, or Comment (on this blog) your all-time favourite business book (a reason would be great too!), and we will pick a winner at random each day!

Good luck, and may the (literary) force be with you!

–          RateHubbers

categories: Contests
  • kl

    To get things started, I’m going to recommend the book that turned me on to business books: Influence by Robert Cialdini. This was on the book list in my first OB class, and the principles introduced in the book have stuck with me to this day. In essence, it’s all about building commitment. Read the book to see what I mean.

  • Brennan

    I would have to say me favorite business book really isn’t a book dedicated to “business” per se. But is a valuable tool into how we gather and process information which is applicable to the business mind. The book is “Blink” by Malcolm Gladwell. It’s worth a read twice.

  • My favourite business book is actually a marketing book. “Unmarketing” by Scott Stratten completely changed the way I look at marketing and social media. A must-read!

  • That’s a great question, and I’m looking forward to reading the various responses you get. A couple of my favorite business books would have to include “The E-Myth Revisited” and “Good to Great”. Both have such valuable information it’s hard to put either down, despite how “meaty” the latter is.

  • Thou Shall Prosper by Rabbi Daniel Lapin … Hands down the best business book Inhave ever read, and I have read many. Sorry this is a long post but I am absolutely sold on this book and no, I am not Jewish.

    The book covers;

    Why Jews throughout the ages flourish economically
    How you can benefit from this Jewish wisdom
    What “being in business” means, whether you are a professional, a CEO, or flipping burgers
    Why you should never retire

    Rabbi Daniel Lapin helps you understand such timeless truths as “Being in business for yourself”, avoiding the trap of ‘wage-slavery’, learning to become a leader, changing with the times, and particularly this: Everyone, and that includes you, is in business, unless you happen to be a tenured university professor or a Supreme Court judge.
    So that you can apply each principle to your life immediately, Rabbi Daniel Lapin suggests engaging and accessible action steps to start you right off on the path to prosperity.

    1st Commandment: Believe in the Dignity and Morality of Business

    2nd Commandment: Extend the Network of your Connectedness to Many People

    3rd Commandment: Get to Know Yourself

    4th Commandment: Do Not Pursue Perfection

    5th Commandment: Lead Consistently and Constantly

    6th Commandment: Constantly Change the Changeable, While Steadfastly Clinging to the Unchangeable

    7th Commandment: Learn to Foretell the Future

    8Th Commandment: Know Your Money

    9th Commandment: Act Rich: Give Away 10% of Your After Tax Income

    10th Commandment: Never Retire

  • My favourite business book is “It’s not how good you are, it’s how good you want to be” by Paul Arden. Not a typical business book, but it’s awesome.

    My second choice would be anything by Seth Godin, as well as Blue Ocean Strategy.

  • “Crossing the Chasm” for any technology based company!