Five business books to transform your work ethic

By   Hannah Bickerton 1 min read

Are you an entrepreneur, innovator or thought leader? Maybe you’ve just launched your first business or are trying to strategise your business plan?

If this sounds like you, you’re probably in need of some practical advice and motivation to ensure you’re prioritising profitability and success. Luckily for you, there’s a place you can find all the information you need: in books!

Here are 5 business books to transform your work ethic, hand-picked by the whitefox team.

1. Mastery by Robert Greene

Robert Greene’s book is the result of years of research into the lives and genius of the top minds in history and contemporary thinkers. With interviews with tech specialists and analysis of the likes of Einstein and Darwin, this book is perfect for tapping into the wisdom and strategy needed to transform your work ethic.

2. The 4-Hour Work Week: Escape the 9-5, Live Anywhere and Join the New Rich by Timothy Ferris

The title says it all: if you’re tired of working too hard and not seeing the results, this book will revolutionise your work and home-life balance while ensuring profitability and big money. Ferris offers a step-by-step approach for practical and personal development, making your work ethic as relaxed and rewarding as possible.

3. #Girlboss by Sophia Amoruso

With a bestselling book and a Netflix original series now out, #Girlboss is not a book to sleep on. Sophia Amoruso, Executive Chairman of Nasty Gal, tells how she made it from high-school dropout to awe-inspiring entrepreneur and business-master, seemingly without breaking a sweat. Her keys to success are accessible, insightful and perfect for anyone looking for motivation.

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4. The Lean Startup by Eric Ries

You can’t talk business books without mentioning The Lean Startup. This book is essential reading for entrepreneurs and innovators. If you read this at the start of your business journey, you’re much more likely to succeed thanks to Ries’ tried and tested approach to launching a startup.

5. The 7 Habits of Highly Effective People: Powerful Lessons in Personal Change by Dr Stephen R Covey

Now a timeless classic, The 7 Habits of Highly Effective People perfectly combines practical and personal advice to offer tips and tricks for ensuring you are business-oriented and mentally prepared for everything business can throw at you.

Hannah Bickerton
Hannah Bickerton
Hannah has worked in marketing for nine years, specialising in strategy development for start-ups and EdTech companies. Having recently jumped across industries to join the Whitefox team, Hannah isn’t a complete stranger to the publishing world with previous employment at Macmillan and TES Global. She is now dedicated to ensuring that anyone who has something interesting to say knows all about whitefox.