Top 10 Best Books to Read in Corporate Finance - August 2021



Here are our top ten recommendations if you are looking for the best books to read in Corporate Finance. We have made sure our list is diverse to cater to the interests of different types of readers.

1. The Intelligent Investor: The Definitive Book on Value Investing. A Book of Practical Counsel (Revised Edition)


Top 10 Best Books to Read in Corporate Finance - August 2021

This classic text is annotated to update Graham's timeless wisdom for today's market conditions... The greatest investment advisor of the twentieth century, Benjamin Graham, taught and inspired people worldwide. Graham's philosophy of "value investing" -- which shields investors from substantial error and teaches them to develop long-term strategies -- has made The Intelligent Investor the stock market bible ever since its original publication in 1949. Over the years, market developments have proven the wisdom of Graham's strategies. While preserving the integrity of Graham's original text, this revised edition includes updated commentary by noted financial journalist Jason Zweig, whose perspective incorporates the realities of today's market, draws parallels between Graham's examples and today's financial headlines, and gives readers a more thorough understanding of how to apply Graham's principles. Vital and indispensable, this HarperBusiness Essentials edition of The Intelligent Investor is the most important book you will ever read on how to reach your financial goals.

  • Author: Benjamin Graham
  • Publisher: Harper Business; Revised ed. edition (February 21, 2006)
  • Genre: Business & Money, Finance
  • Dimensions: 5.31 x 1.6 x 8 inches

                 

2. Profit First: Transform Your Business from a Cash-Eating Monster to a Money-Making Machine


Top 10 Best Books to Read in Corporate Finance - August 2021

Author of cult classics The Pumpkin Plan and The Toilet Paper Entrepreneur offers a simple, counterintuitive cash management solution that will help small businesses break out of the doom spiral and achieve instant profitability. Conventional accounting uses the logical (albeit, flawed) formula: Sales - Expenses = Profit. The problem is, businesses are run by humans, and humans aren't always logical. Serial entrepreneur Mike Michalowicz has developed a behavioral approach to accounting to flip the formula: Sales - Profit = Expenses. Just as the most effective weight loss strategy is to limit portions by using smaller plates, Michalowicz shows that by taking profit first and apportioning only what remains for expenses, entrepreneurs will transform their businesses from cash-eating monsters to profitable cash cows. Using Michalowicz's Profit First system, readers will learn that: · Following 4 simple principles can simplify accounting and make it easier to manage a profitable business by looking at bank account balances. · A small, profitable business can be worth much more than a large business surviving on its top line. · Businesses that attain early and sustained profitability have a better shot at achieving long-term growth. With dozens of case studies, practical, step-by-step advice, and his signature sense of humor, Michalowicz has the game-changing roadmap for any entrepreneur to make money they always dreamed of.

  • Author: Mike Michalowicz
  • Publisher: Portfolio; Reissue edition (February 21, 2017)
  • Genre: Business & Money, Finance
  • ISBN: 978-0735214149
  • Dimensions: 6.2 x 0.9 x 9.3 inches

                 

3. Chillpreneur: The New Rules for Creating Success, Freedom, and Abundance on Your Terms


Top 10 Best Books to Read in Corporate Finance - August 2021

Want to make twice as much money with half the work? Embrace Denise Duffield-Thomas' millionaire mindset advice and business tools to attract success and abundance. Denise Duffield-Thomas, money mindset coach and bestselling author, will show you how to embrace the flow of the Chillpreneur with her trademark humour and down-to-earth wisdom. In this book, she shares invaluable business advice and counterintuitive millionaire mindset lessons (no blood, sweat or tears necessary) which will set you on the path of abundance - without the hard work. You'll discover how to: · find the business model that works perfectly for your personality · incorporate key concepts - such as the Golden Goose and the Keyless Life - to help you work less and earn more · become a marketing pro without feeling like a sleazy car salesman · deal with awkward money situations and find the most effective ways to price your offers Full of reassuring and practical advice,  Chillpreneur  challenges the old, boring assumptions of what it takes to create success in business, so you can create financial independence with ease and grace.

  • Author: Denise Duffield Thomas
  • Publisher: Hay House UK; Reprint edition (February 19, 2019)
  • Genre: Kindle Store, Kindle eBooks, Business & Money

                 

4. The E-Myth Revisited: Why Most Small Businesses Don't Work and What to Do About It


Top 10 Best Books to Read in Corporate Finance - August 2021

E-Myth 'e-,'mith n 1: the entrepreneurial myth: the myth that most people who start small businesses are entrepreneurs 2: the fatal assumption that an individual who understands the technical work of a business can successfully run a business that does that technical work Voted #1 business book by Inc. 500 CEOs. An instant classic, this revised and updated edition of the phenomenal bestseller dispels the myths about starting your own business. Small business consultant and author Michael E. Gerber, with sharp insight gained from years of experience, points out how common assumptions, expectations, and even technical expertise can get in the way of running a successful business. Gerber walks you through the steps in the life of a business—from entrepreneurial infancy through adolescent growing pains to the mature entrepreneurial perspective: the guiding light of all businesses that succeed—and shows how to apply the lessons of franchising to any business, whether or not it is a franchise. Most importantly, Gerber draws the vital, often overlooked distinction between working on your business and working in your business. The E-Myth Revisited will help you grow your business in a productive, assured way.

  • Author: Michael E. Gerber
  • Publisher: Harper Business; Updated, Subsequent edition (October 14, 2004)
  • Genre: Business & Money, Finance
  • ISBN: 978-0887307287
  • Dimensions: 5.31 x 0.65 x 8 inches

                 

5. The Million-Dollar, One-Person Business, Revised: Make Great Money. Work the Way You Like. Have the Life You Want.


Top 10 Best Books to Read in Corporate Finance - August 2021

The self-employment revolution is here. Learn the latest pioneering tactics from real people who are bringing in $1 million a year on their own terms. Join the record number of people who have ended their dependence on traditional employment and embraced entrepreneurship as the ultimate way to control their futures. Determine when, where, and how much you work, and by what values. With up-to-date advice and more real-life success stories, this revised edition of The Million-Dollar, One-Person Business shows the latest strategies you can apply from everyday people who--on their own--are bringing in $1 million a year to live exactly how they want.

  • Author: Elaine Pofeldt
  • Publisher: Lorena Jones Books (January 2, 2018)
  • Genre: Kindle Store, Kindle eBooks, Business & Money

                 



6. Zero to One: Notes on Startups, or How to Build the Future


Top 10 Best Books to Read in Corporate Finance - August 2021

#1 NEW YORK TIMES BESTSELLER If you want to build a better future, you must believe in secrets. The great secret of our time is that there are still uncharted frontiers to explore and new inventions to create. In Zero to One , legendary entrepreneur and investor Peter Thiel shows how we can find singular ways to create those new things. Thiel begins with the contrarian premise that we live in an age of technological stagnation, even if we’re too distracted by shiny mobile devices to notice. Information technology has improved rapidly, but there is no reason why progress should be limited to computers or Silicon Valley. Progress can be achieved in any industry or area of business. It comes from the most important skill that every leader must master: learning to think for yourself. Doing what someone else already knows how to do takes the world from 1 to n, adding more of something familiar. But when you do something new, you go from 0 to 1. The next Bill Gates will not build an operating system. The next Larry Page or Sergey Brin won’t make a search engine. Tomorrow’s champions will not win by competing ruthlessly in today’s marketplace. They will escape competition altogether, because their businesses will be unique. Zero to One presents at once an optimistic view of the future of progress in America and a new way of thinking about innovation: it starts by learning to ask the questions that lead you to find value in unexpected places.

  • Author: Peter Thiel
  • Publisher: Currency; Illustrated edition (September 16, 2014)
  • Genre: Business & Money, Finance
  • ISBN: 978-0804139298
  • Dimensions: 5.6 x 0.85 x 8.5 inches

                 

7. The Cult of We: WeWork, Adam Neumann, and the Great Startup Delusion


Top 10 Best Books to Read in Corporate Finance - August 2021

“If I had to make a list of top five business books of all time, this would be on it. It’s just so damn engrossing.”— Christopher Mims, Wall Street Journal tech columnist The definitive inside story of WeWork, its audacious founder, and what its epic unraveling says about a financial system drunk on the elixir of Silicon Valley innovation—from the Wall Street Journal correspondents (recently featured in the WeWork Hulu documentary) whose scoop-filled reporting hastened the company’s downfall.   WeWork would be worth $10 trillion, more than any other company in the world. It wasn’t just an office space provider. It was a tech company—an AI startup, even. Its WeGrow schools and WeLive residences would revolutionize education and housing. One day, mused founder Adam Neumann, a Middle East peace accord would be signed in a WeWork. The company might help colonize Mars. And Neumann would become the world’s first trillionaire.   This was the vision of Neumann and his primary cheerleader, SoftBank’s Masayoshi Son. In hindsight, their ambition for the company, whose primary business was subletting desks in slickly designed offices, seems like madness. Why did so many intelligent people—from venture capitalists to Wall Street elite—fall for the hype? And how did WeWork go so wrong?   In little more than a decade, Neumann transformed himself from a struggling baby clothes salesman into the charismatic, hard-partying CEO of a company worth $47 billion—on paper. With his long hair and feel-good mantras, the six-foot-five Israeli transplant looked the part of a messianic truth teller. Investors swooned, and billions poured in.   Neumann dined with the CEOs of JPMorgan and Goldman Sachs, entertaining a parade of power brokers desperate to get a slice of what he was selling: the country’s most valuable startup, a once-in-a-lifetime opportunity and a generation-defining moment.   Soon, however, WeWork was burning through cash faster than Neumann could bring it in. From his private jet, sometimes clouded with marijuana smoke, he scoured the globe for more capital. Then, as WeWork readied a Hail Mary IPO, it all fell apart. Nearly $40 billion of value vaporized in one of corporate America’s most spectacular meltdowns.   Peppered with eye-popping, never-before-reported details, The Cult of We is the gripping story of careless and often absurd people—and the financial system they have made.

  • Author: Eliot Brown
  • Publisher: Crown (July 20, 2021)
  • Genre: Business & Money, Finance
  • ISBN: 978-0593237113
  • Dimensions: 6.39 x 1.45 x 9.72 inches

                 

8. Bad Blood: Secrets and Lies in a Silicon Valley Startup


Top 10 Best Books to Read in Corporate Finance - August 2021

New York Times Best Seller Named one of the best books of the year by: NPR, The New York Times Book Review , Time , Wall Street Journal , Washington Post   The McKinsey Business Book of the Year   The full inside story of the breathtaking rise and shocking collapse of Theranos, the one-time multibillion-dollar biotech start-up founded by Elizabeth Holmes - now the subject of the HBO documentary The Inventor - by the prize-winning journalist who first broke the story and pursued it to the end.  “The story is even crazier than I expected, and I found myself unable to put it down once I started. This book has everything: elaborate scams, corporate intrigue, magazine cover stories, ruined family relationships, and the demise of a company once valued at nearly $10 billion.” (Bill Gates) In 2014, Theranos founder and CEO Elizabeth Holmes was widely seen as the female Steve Jobs: a brilliant Stanford dropout whose start-up “unicorn” promised to revolutionize the medical industry with a machine that would make blood testing significantly faster and easier. Backed by investors such as Larry Ellison and Tim Draper, Theranos sold shares in a fund-raising round that valued the company at more than $9 billion, putting Holmes’ worth at an estimated $4.7 billion. There was just one problem: The technology didn’t work. A riveting story of the biggest corporate fraud since Enron, a tale of ambition and hubris set amid the bold promises of Silicon Valley.

  • Author: John Carreyrou
  • Genre: Business & Money, Finance, Corporate Finance, Venture Capital

                 

9. The Lean Startup: How Today's Entrepreneurs Use Continuous Innovation to Create Radically Successful Businesses


Top 10 Best Books to Read in Corporate Finance - August 2021

Most startups fail. But many of those failures are preventable. The Lean Startup is a new approach being adopted across the globe, changing the way companies are built and new products are launched. Eric Ries defines a startup as an organization dedicated to creating something new under conditions of extreme uncertainty. This is just as true for one person in a garage or a group of seasoned professionals in a Fortune 500 boardroom. What they have in common is a mission to penetrate that fog of uncertainty to discover a successful path to a sustainable business. The Lean Startup approach fosters companies that are both more capital efficient and that leverage human creativity more effectively. Inspired by lessons from lean manufacturing, it relies on “validated learning,” rapid scientific experimentation, as well as a number of counter-intuitive practices that shorten product development cycles, measure actual progress without resorting to vanity metrics, and learn what customers really want. It enables a company to shift directions with agility, altering plans inch by inch, minute by minute. Rather than wasting time creating elaborate business plans, The Lean Startup offers entrepreneurs—in companies of all sizes—a way to test their vision continuously, to adapt and adjust before it’s too late. Ries provides a scientific approach to creating and managing successful startups in a age when companies need to innovate more than ever.

  • Author: Eric Ries
  • Publisher: Currency; Illustrated edition (September 13, 2011)
  • Genre: Business & Money, Finance
  • ISBN: 978-0307887894
  • Dimensions: 5.9 x 1.2 x 8.4 inches

                 

10. Launch (Updated & Expanded Edition): How to Sell Almost Anything Online, Build a Business You Love, and Live the Life of Your Dreams


Top 10 Best Books to Read in Corporate Finance - August 2021

From the creator of Product Launch Formula: A new edition of the #1 New York Times best-selling guide that's redefined online marketing and helped countless entrepreneurs make millions. The revised and updated edition of the #1 New York Times bestseller Launch will build your business - fast. Whether you've already got an online business or you're itching to start one, this is a recipe for getting more traction and a fast start. Think about it: What if you could launch like Apple or the big Hollywood studios? What if your prospects eagerly counted down the days until they could buy your product? And you could do it no matter how humble your business or budget? Since 1996, Jeff Walker has been creating hugely successful online launches. After bootstrapping his first Internet business from his basement, he quickly developed a process for launching new products and businesses with unprecedented success. And once he started teaching his formula to other entrepreneurs, the results were simply breathtaking. Tiny, home-based businesses started doing launches that brought in tens of thousands, hundreds of thousands, and even millions of dollars. Whether you have an existing business or you're starting from scratch, this is how you start fast. This formula is how you engineer massive success. Now the question is this: Do you want to start slow, and fade away from there? Or are you ready for a launch that will change the future of your business and your life?

  • Author: Jeff Walker
  • Publisher: Hay House Business; Revised, Updated edition (July 27, 2021)
  • Genre: Business & Money, Finance
  • ISBN: 978-1401960230
  • Dimensions: 6.38 x 1.06 x 9.31 inches