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A List Of The Highest Rated Books For Business, Web and Strategy

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Here’s a list of the highest rated books under each topic. Some of the greatest reads you can get your hands on. Get yourself familiarized with all things web, business, and strategy.

Let’s get on with the list of the highest rated books for business, web and strategy.


  1. The innovator’s Dilemma:The revolutionary book that will  change he way you do business  -Clayton M Christenen
  2. The Innovators: How a group of hackers, geniuses, and geeks created the digital revolution, -Walter Isaacson
  3. Scaling up excellence: Getting to more without settling for less,  -Robert I Sutton and Huggy (Hayagreeva) Rao
  4. The hard thing about hard things: Building a business when there are no easy answers, -Ben Horowitz
  5. Zero to one: Notes on startups, or how to build the future, – Peter Thiel
  6. Hooked: How to build habit-forming products, -Nir Eyal
  7. The lean startup: How today’s entrepreneurs use continuous innovation to create radically successful businesses, -Eric Ries
  8. Creativity, Inc.: Overcoming the unseen forces that stand in the way of true inspiration,  – Ed Catmull
  9. The E-Myth Revisited  -Michael E. Gerber, 1995
  10. The Startup of You: Adapt to the Future, Invest in Yourself, and Transform Your Career – Reid Hoffman, 2012


  1.  Everybody Writes: Your Go-To Guide to Creating Ridiculously Good Content – Ann Handley
  2. Youtility: Why Smart Marketing Is about Help Not Hype – Jay Baer
  3. True North: Discover Your Authentic Leadership -Peter Sims

  4.  What’s the Future of Business: Changing the Way Businesses Create Experiences – Brian Solis
  5. The Big Data-Driven Business: How to Use Big Data to Win Customers, Beat Competitors, and Boost Profits – Sean Callahan
  6. Crossing the Chasm – Geoffrey A. Moore
  7. Selling the invisible – Harry Beckwith
  8. Buy.logy – Martin Lindstrom
  9. The Long tail: why the future of business is selling less of more– Chris Anderson
  10. Influence:the Psychology of persuasion, revised edition -Robert Cialdini


  1. Brand Bible: The Complete Guide to Building, Designing and Sustaining Brands  Debbie Millman
  2. Branding the Nation– Melissa Aronczyk
  3. Brand Spaces – Sven Ehmann Sofia Borges
  4. Branding Terror – Artur Belifuss and Francesco Trivini Bellini
  5. Branding Typography – Sandu Cultural Media
  6. Designing B2B Brands – Carlos Martinez Onaindia
  7. Designing Brand Identity -Alina Wheeler
  8. The Science and Art of Branding – Giep Franzen and Sandra Moriarty
  9. Emotional Branding – Marc Gobé
  10. Designing Brand Experiences – Robin Landa


Content Marketing

  1. Epic Content Marketing: How to Tell a Different Story, Break through the Clutter, and Win More Customers by Marketing Less
    – Joe Pulizzi
  2. Content Rules: How to Create Killer Blogs, Podcasts, Videos, Ebooks, Webinars (and More) That Engage Customers and Ignite Your Business
    – Ann Handley and C.C Chapman
  3. Managing Content Marketing: The Real-World Guide for Creating Passionate Subscribers to Your Brand
    – Robert Rose and Joe Pulizzi
  4. Content marketing strategies for professionals – Bruce Clay
  5. Global content marketing – Pam Didner
  6. The big book of content marketing – Andreas Ramos
  7. Content marketing ideas: 400+ tips for your seo and social media strategy
    -Brian Rotsztein
  8. Content crunch- why curation is the future of your website – Tim Durant
  9. Growth hacking with content marketing: how to increase website traffic
    – Mike Fishbein
  10. 70 secrets revealed : how to write content that converts 600% more – Munmi Sarma

SEO and analysis

  1. SEO Fitness Workbook: 2015 Edition: The Seven Steps to Search Engine Optimization Success on Google
    – Jason McDonald
  2. Search engine optimization 2016: Learn SEO with smart internet marketing strategies  –
    Adam Clarke
  3. Search Engine Optimization All-in-One For Dummies 3rd Edition
    -Bruce Clay
  4. SEO 2016: Learn Search Engine Optimisation
    – R L Adams
  5. SEO 2015 & Beyond :: Search engine optimization will never be the same again (Webmaster Series)
    -Dr. Andy Williams
  6. Ultimate Guide to Optimizing Your Website (Ultimate Series) Paperback
    -Jon Rognerud
  7. Search Engine Marketing, Inc.: Driving Search Traffic to Your Company’s Website (3rd Edition)
    – Mike Moran, Bill Hunt
  8. The Art of SEO (Theory in Practice)
    -Eric Enge, Stephan Spencer and Jessie Stricchiola
  9. Fifty SEO Ideas: Free Tips, Secrets, and Ideas for Search Engine Optimization
    -Jason McDonald
  10. SEO Like I’m 5: The Ultimate Beginner’s Guide to Search Engine Optimization
    -Matthew Cabala


  1.  The Innovator’s Dilemma -Clayton M. Christensen
  2.  Playing to Win -A.G. Lafley and Roger L. Martin
  3.  Scaling Up – Verne Harnish
  4. Fewer, Bigger, Bolder: From Mindless Expansion to Focused Growth – Sanjay Khosla and Mohanbir Sawhney
  5. Accelerate: Building Strategic Agility for a Faster-Moving World -John P. Kotter
  6. Business Strategy: Managing Uncertainty, Opportunity, and Enterprise -J.-C. Spender
  7. Business Model Generation: A Handbook For Visionaries, Game Changers, And Challengers (Portable Version) -Alexander Osterwalder
  8. Competitive Strategy: Techniques for Analyzing Industries and Competitors (Hardcover) -Michael E. Porter
  9. HBR’s 10 Must Reads on Strategy (including featured article “What Is Strategy?” by Michael E. Porter) -Harvard Business School Press
  10. The Lords of Strategy: The Secret Intellectual History of the New Corporate World (Hardcover) -Walter Kiechel III

Company Culture

  1. Joy, Inc.: How We Built a Workplace People Love -Richard Sheridan
  2. The Moment You Can’t Ignore: When Big Trouble Leads to a Great Future -Malachi O’Connor and Barry Dornfeld
  3. The Circle -Dave Eggers
  4. Productive Workplaces: Dignity, Meaning, and Community in the 21st Century: 25th Anniversary Edition – Marvin R. Weisbord
  5. Kill the Company: End the Status Quo, Start an Innovation Revolution -Lisa Bodell
  6. Talk, Inc.: How Trusted Leaders Use Conversation to Power Their Organisations -Boris Groysberg and Michael Slind
  7. The E Myth -Michael Gerber
  8. Delivering Happiness -Tony Hsieh
  9. The Synergist -Les McKeown
  10. Switch -Chip and Dan Heath


  1. How I Raised Myself From Failure to Success in Selling by Frank Bettger
  2. The Sales Acceleration Formula by Mark Roberge
  3. The Seven Levels of Communication: Go From Relationships to Referrals by Michael J. Maher
  4. Go For No! by Richard Fenton
  5. Growth Juice by John A. Weber
  6. Secrets of Closing the Sale by Zig Ziglar
  7.  Sell or Be Sold: How to Get Your Way in Business and in Life by Grant Cardone
  8. New Sales Simplified by Mike Weinberg
  9. Hyper Sales Growth: Street-Proven Systems & Processes by Jack Daly
  10. How to Master the Art of Selling by Tom Hopkins

Project Management

  1. The Project Management Answer Book – Jeff Furman, PMP
  2. Project Management for Non-Project Managers – Jack Ferraro
  3. Project Management Absolute Beginner’s Guide (3rd Edition) – Greg Horine
  4. Project Management Lite: Just Enough to Get the Job Done…Nothing More – Juana Clark Craig
  5.  Strategic Project Management Made Simple: Practical Tools for Leaders and Teams – Terry Schmidt
  6. Neal Whitten’s No-Nonsense Advice For Successful Projects – Neal Whitten
  7. The Deadline: A Novel About Project Management – Tom DeMarco
  8. Rescue the Problem Project: A Complete Guide to Identifying, Preventing, and Recovering from Project Failure – Todd C. Williams, PMP
  9.  Project Retrospectives: A Handbook for Team Reviews – Norman L. Kerth
  10. Rapid Development: Taming Wild Software Schedules – Steve McConnell


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