If you thought it wasn’t possible to brush up on your business skills while being entertained, these books will prove you wrong. Here are some of our favorite business books that read like novels—perfect companions on your next vacation.
5 Business Books That Read Like Novels
by Larry Schweikart and Lynne Pierson Doti
American Entrepreneur vividly illustrates the history of business in the United States from the point of view of the enterprising men and women who made it happen. Weaving stirring narrative with economic analysis, this historical deep dive recounts the successes and failures of some of the most iconic business people to grace our history books including Eli Whitney, Henry Ford, and Martha Stewart.
by Rebecca Minkoff
In this brand new release, fashion mogul Rebecca Minkoff shares 21 rules for living a less fearful life. To explain these rules, she shares her innermost thoughts on the realities of entrepreneurship and running a global business through stories from her childhood, adolescence, and adulthood. You'll love her down-to-earth writing style and sense of humor!
by Robert Bruce Shaw
Elon Musk is famous for tweeting "Nobody ever changed the world on 40 hours a week." *Cue the internet backlash* All debates aside, All In explores the obsessive personality traits of Musk and other greatest leaders of our lifetime through their stories—documenting exactly how passionate commitment to achieving a vision is both necessary and productive if properly focused and managed.
by Kara Goldin
A Wall Street Journal Bestseller, Undaunted is Hint Water CEO Kara Goldin's story of turning her unsweetened flavored water into one of the most successful beverage businesses of our time. Kara is the first to admit that starting her business wasn't easy, but she used the experience of working for others to make the path easier. This book will give readers the motivation to keep chasing their dreams even if they're working for someone else.
Winning Now, Winning Later
by David Cote
Business owners and CEOs: this one is for you. It's so good, Fortune critics called it "the War and Peace of books on corporate leadership." In Winning Now, Winning Later, former Honeywell CEO David Cote takes you behind-the-scenes of one of the most impressive corporate rebound stories ever and shows business leaders how possible it really is to chase short-term and long-term objectives at the same time.