Business and Leadership Books That Help Succeed MBA Students in the Business World

Punjab News Express | June 05, 2019 12:56 PM

Leaders of the business world say that reading is one habit that all MBA aspirants should cultivate and if they are already doing it, they should hold on to it. While reading relevant things will suffice the MBA subjects, everything else will help gain insights about the business world while building a managerial perspective. Reading provides a broader picture of the world and things that are outside of one’s zone of knowledge.

 So, if you are an MBA aspirant or already a student, here we have compiled a list of business and leadership books that will help you succeed.

The Fortune at the Bottom of the Pyramid

Written by C. K. Prahalad, this book presents breakthrough insights about businesses that have thrived with BOPP models. Consisting of several case studies, this book is about poverty and social entrepreneurship. The book is especiallyrelevant for India and other emerging markets. Through this book, the author puts a message across –that companies must transfigure how they do business in evolving countries if both sides of that economic equation are to thrive.

The 7 Habits of Highly Effective People

Measured as one of the most persuasive books written by Covey, the 7 Habits of Highly Effective People is a must read for all MBA students. The book gives an insight intothe habits that industry leaders practice daily to be successful. The seven habits include:

  1. Be proactive
  2. Begin with the end in mind
  3. Put first things first
  4. Think win-win
  5. Seek first to understand and then to be understood
  6. Synergize
  7. Sharpen the saw

What They Don't Teach You at Harvard Business School

This one’s a bestseller, and you might have heard of the name before. Bridging the gap between street knowledge and business school education, this book written by Mark McCormack is an international bestseller. The book also provides wisdom, business skills, and techniques that one requires to thrive in the business world.

Power Up

Written by Silicon Valley entrepreneur Magdalena Yesil, this book urges women across the globe to take control of their career and contest the wage gap followed by most organizations. This book is all about how smart women win in the new economy, and a must read for everyone in the business or planning to get in the same. Magdalena Yesilwrote this book along with Sara Grace.

Moneyball: The Art of Winning an Unfair Game

If you wish to learn management, this book by Michael Lewis is one of the best out there according to Forbes. It will help you understand that management is a game that can be well handled with wit. This book is recommended by The New Yorker, Wall Street Journal, and Wharton Business School MBA Reading List. Moneyball is focused on Oakland Athletics baseball team’s sabermetric approachin forming a competitive team despite the limited budget.

Learning Is in Your Hands!

We know you might be too intrigued in finishing the MBA subjects, but making these books a part of your reading schedule will prove helpful. Opt for a college or university that lays equal importance on both MBA subjects and additional reading materials. Universities like UPES make their students industry professionals by not just offering specialized courses but also through innovative learning methods. The industry-aligned courses are a testimony of their success while their approach towards non-academic aspects of development isahead of time. So, choose only the best college or university when it comes to MBA. 

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