Reading List for the Rising Businessperson

All students can relate to the hectic class schedules, never-ending workloads and crazy course deadlines. But now and then, we all need a reminder of why we study and what our passions are.

Here is a list of the 4 books every business student should read before they graduate for motivation and self-education.

Keep calm and read on!


1| The Art of War by Sun Tzu

This classic reveals the long-standing military tactics of war, but the treatise has served well for the business student by teaching about the reality of the business environment.


2| How to Win Friends and Influence People by Dale Carnegie

Labeled as the “grandfather of all people-skills books.” This textbook on people has helped business students understand the psychology behind communication and proper management.


3| The Copywriter’s Handbook: A Step-by-Step Guide to Writing Copy that Sells by Robert W. Bly

This handbook is the go-to for all things technical in copywriting, filled with tops and tricks from the trade from an industry expert! This book will help any advertising student realign their writing ability to the goals most common to a sales team.


4| David and Goliath: Underdogs, Misfits, and the Art of Battling Giants by Malcolm Gladwell

This bestseller focuses on the ancient story of the “underdog.” Gladwell takes us through the course of history and shows us the reasons for the successes of people who should otherwise have failed given their odds. For all those entrepreneurs out there, this is a must!

So take some time every night before bed and read these classics.


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