Top 10 Best Books to Read in Market Research Business - August 2021

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

1. The Tipping Point: How Little Things Can Make a Big Difference

Top 10 Best Books to Read in Market Research Business - August 2021

From the bestselling author of The Bomber Mafia : discover Malcolm Gladwell's breakthrough debut and explore the science behind viral trends in business, marketing, and human behavior.   The tipping point is that magic moment when an idea, trend, or social behavior crosses a threshold, tips, and spreads like wildfire. Just as a single sick person can start an epidemic of the flu, so too can a small but precisely targeted push cause a fashion trend, the popularity of a new product, or a drop in the crime rate. This widely acclaimed bestseller, in which Malcolm Gladwell explores and brilliantly illuminates the tipping point phenomenon, is already changing the way people throughout the world think about selling products and disseminating ideas. “A wonderful page-turner about a fascinating idea that should affect the way every thinking person looks at the world.” —Michael Lewis

  • Author: Malcolm Gladwell
  • Publisher: Back Bay Books (January 7, 2002)
  • Genre: Business & Money, Marketing & Sales
  • ISBN: 978-0316346627
  • Dimensions: 5.5 x 1 x 8.5 inches


2. The Goal: A Process of Ongoing Improvement - 30th Anniversary Edition

Top 10 Best Books to Read in Market Research Business - August 2021

*A Graphic Novel version of this title is now available: "The Goal: A Business Graphic Novel" 30th Anniversary Edition. Written in a fast-paced thriller style, The Goal, a gripping novel, is transforming management thinking throughout the world. It is a book to recommend to your friends in industry - even to your bosses - but not to your competitors. Alex Rogo is a harried plant manager working ever more desperately to try improve performance. His factory is rapidly heading for disaster. So is his marriage. He has ninety days to save his plant - or it will be closed by corporate HQ, with hundreds of job losses. It takes a chance meeting with a professor from student days - Jonah - to help him break out of conventional ways of thinking to see what needs to be done. The story of Alex's fight to save his plant is more than compulsive reading. It contains a serious message for all managers in industry and explains the ideas, which underline the Theory of Constraints (TOC), developed by Eli Goldratt. One of Eli Goldratt s convictions was that the goal of an individual or an organization should not be defined in absolute terms. A good definition of a goal is one that sets us on a path of ongoing improvement. Pursuing such a goal necessitates more than one breakthrough. In fact it requires many. To be in a position to identify these breakthroughs we should have a deep understanding of the underlying rules of our environment. Twenty-five years after writing The Goal, Dr. Goldratt wrote Standing on the Shoulders of Giants. In this article he provided the underlying rules of operations. This article appears at the end of this book. Like Mrs. Fields and her cookies,The Goal was too tasty to remain obscure. Companies began buying big batches and management schools included it in their curriculums. Fortune Magazine A survey of the reading habits of managers found that though they buy books by the likes of Tom Peters for display purposes, the one management book they have actually read from cover to cover is The Goal. The Economist "Goal readers are now doing the best work of their lives. Success Magazine A factory may be an unlikely setting for a novel, but the book has been wildly effective.: Tom Peters Required reading for Amazon's Management.

  • Author: Eliyahu M. Goldratt
  • Publisher: North River Press; 3rd edition (June 1, 2012)
  • Genre: Business & Money, Marketing & Sales
  • ISBN: 978-0884271956
  • Dimensions: 8.9 x 6 x 1.1 inches


3. Value Proposition Design: How to Create Products and Services Customers Want (The Strategyzer Series)

Top 10 Best Books to Read in Market Research Business - August 2021

The authors of the international bestseller Business Model Generation explain how to create value propositions customers can’t resist Value Proposition Design helps you tackle the core challenge of every business ― creating compelling products and services customers want to buy. This highly practical book, paired with its online companion, will teach you the processes and tools you need to create products that sell. Using the same stunning visual format as the authors’ global bestseller, Business Model Generation, this sequel explains how to use the “Value Proposition Canvas” to design, test, create, and manage products and services customers actually want. Value Proposition Design is for anyone who has been frustrated by new product meetings based on hunches and intuitions; it’s for anyone who has watched an expensive new product launch fail in the market. The book will help you understand the patterns of great value propositions, get closer to customers, and avoid wasting time with ideas that won’t work. You’ll learn the simple process of designing and testing value propositions, that perfectly match customers’ needs and desires. In addition the book gives you exclusive access to an online companion on You will be able to assess your work, learn from peers, and download pdfs, checklists, and more. Value Proposition Design is an essential companion to the ”Business Model Canvas” from Business Model Generation, a tool embraced globally by startups and large corporations such as MasterCard, 3M, Coca Cola, GE, Fujitsu, LEGO, Colgate-Palmolive, and many more. Value Proposition Design gives you a proven methodology for success, with value propositions that sell, embedded in profitable business models."

  • Author: Alexander Osterwalder
  • Publisher: Wiley; 1st edition (October 20, 2014)
  • Genre: Engineering & Transportation, Engineering
  • ISBN: 978-1118968055
  • Dimensions: 9.4 x 1 x 7.4 inches


4. Content Inc.: Completely Updated and Expanded Second Edition: Start a Content-First Business, Build a Massive Audience and Become Radically Successful (with Little to No Money)

Top 10 Best Books to Read in Market Research Business - August 2021

Content Inc. is the go-to guide to building a solid small business by establishing a loyal audience before you sell products or services. In this audiobook, Joe Pulizzi provides a lower-risk, more effective way to create a path to startup success by re-engineering the process that so often leads to failure: You’ll learn how to develop valuable content, build an audience around that content and then create a product for that audience. Content Inc. walks you through the entire process, showing how to: Choose a marketable content topic Figure out where little or no competition exists Choose your top channel for disseminating content Build long-term customer loyalty Monetize your product or service Expand your content into multiple channels Sell your content asset or scale it into a large enterprise This updated edition includes new and enhanced coverage of platforms like TikTok, SnapChat, and Instagram, a new section about the exit strategy for the model, more practical how-tos, and current examples of companies that have successfully implemented these strategies. Content Inc. provides an ingenious approach to business based on a profoundly simple concept: Having a singular focus on audience, and building a loyal audience directly, provide the best, most nuanced understanding of what products ultimately make the most sense to sell. Apply the methods laid out for you in Content Inc., and create the business of your dreams.

  • Author: Joe Pulizzi
  • Genre: Business & Money, Marketing & Sales, Marketing, Direct


5. The Lean Product Playbook: How to Innovate with Minimum Viable Products and Rapid Customer Feedback

Top 10 Best Books to Read in Market Research Business - August 2021

The missing manual on how to apply Lean Startup to build products that customers love The Lean Product Playbook is a practical guide to building products that customers love. Whether you work at a startup or a large, established company, we all know that building great products is hard. Most new products fail. This book helps improve your chances of building successful products through clear, step-by-step guidance and advice. The Lean Startup movement has contributed new and valuable ideas about product development and has generated lots of excitement. However, many companies have yet to successfully adopt Lean thinking. Despite their enthusiasm and familiarity with the high-level concepts, many teams run into challenges trying to adopt Lean because they feel like they lack specific guidance on what exactly they should be doing. If you are interested in Lean Startup principles and want to apply them to develop winning products, this book is for you. This book describes the Lean Product Process: a repeatable, easy-to-follow methodology for iterating your way to product-market fit. It walks you through how to: Determine your target customers Identify underserved customer needs Create a winning product strategy Decide on your Minimum Viable Product (MVP) Design your MVP prototype Test your MVP with customers Iterate rapidly to achieve product-market fit This book was written by entrepreneur and Lean product expert Dan Olsen whose experience spans product management, UX design, coding, analytics, and marketing across a variety of products. As a hands-on consultant, he refined and applied the advice in this book as he helped many companies improve their product process and build great products. His clients include Facebook, Box, Hightail, Epocrates, and Medallia. Entrepreneurs, executives, product managers, designers, developers, marketers, analysts and anyone who is passionate about building great products will find The Lean Product Playbook an indispensable, hands-on resource.

  • Author: Dan Olsen
  • Publisher: Wiley; 1st edition (June 2, 2015)
  • Genre: Business & Money, Management & Leadership
  • ISBN: 978-1118960875
  • Dimensions: 1.1 x 1.2 x 9 inches


6. Alchemy: The Dark Art and Curious Science of Creating Magic in Brands, Business, and Life

Top 10 Best Books to Read in Market Research Business - August 2021

HOW DOES MAGIC HAPPEN? The Ogilvy advertising legend—“one of the leading minds in the world of branding” (NPR)—explores the art and science of conjuring irresistible products and ideas. "A breakthrough book. Wonderfully applicable to about everything in life." —Nassim Nicholas Taleb, author of The Black Swan “Veins of wisdom emerge regularly and brilliantly from these pages. Don't miss this book.”  —Robert B. Cialdini, author of  Influence Why is Red Bull so popular, though everyone— everyone! —hates the taste? Humans are, in a word, irrational, basing decisions as much on subtle external signals (that little blue can) as on objective qualities (flavor, price, quality). The surrounding world, meanwhile, is irreducibly complex and random. This means future success can’t be projected on any accounting spreadsheet. To strike gold, you must master the dark art and curious science of conjuring irresistible ideas: alchemy . Based on thirty years of field work inside the largest experiment in human behavior ever conceived—the forever-unfolding pageant of consumer capitalism— Alchemy, the revolutionary book by Ogilvy advertising legend Rory Sutherland, whose TED talks have been viewed nearly seven million times, decodes human behavior, blending leading-edge scientific research, absurdly entertaining storytelling, deep psychological insight, and practical case studies from his storied career working on campaigns for AmEx, Microsoft, and others. Heralded as “one of the leading minds in the world of branding” by NPR, Sutherland is a unique thought leader, as comfortable exchanging ideas with Nobel Prize winners Daniel Kahneman and Richard Thaler (both interviewed in this audio) as he is crafting the next product launch. His unconventional and relentlessly curious approach has led him to discover that the most compelling secrets to human decision-making can be found in surprising places: What can honey bees teach us about creating a sustainable business? How could budget airlines show us how to market a healthcare system? Why is it better to be vaguely right than precisely wrong? What might soccer penalty kicks teach us about the dangers of risk-aversion? Better “branding,” Sutherland reveals, can also be employed not just to sell products, but to promote a variety of social aims, like getting people to pay taxes, improving public health outcomes, or encouraging more women to pursue careers in tech. Equally startling and profound, Sutherland’s journey through the strange world of decision making is filled with astonishing lessons for all aspects of life and business.

  • Author: Rory Sutherland
  • Genre: Business & Money, Marketing & Sales, Marketing, Research


7. The 22 Immutable Laws of Marketing: Violate Them at Your Own Risk!

Top 10 Best Books to Read in Market Research Business - August 2021

There are laws of nature, so why shouldn't there be laws of marketing? As Al Ries and Jack Trout—the world-renowned marketing consultants and bestselling authors of Positioning —note, you can build an impressive airplane, but it will never leave the ground if you ignore the laws of physics, especially gravity. Why then, they ask, shouldn't there also be laws of marketing that must be followed to launch and maintain winning brands? In The 22 Immutable Laws of Marketing , Ries and Trout offer a compendium of twenty-two innovative rules for understanding and succeeding in the international marketplace. From the Law of Leadership, to The Law of the Category, to The Law of the Mind, these valuable insights stand the test of time and present a clear path to successful products. Violate them at your own risk.

  • Author: Al Ries
  • Publisher: HarperBusiness; First Paperback Edition (April 27, 1994)
  • Genre: Business & Money, Marketing & Sales
  • ISBN: 978-0887306662
  • Dimensions: 5.31 x 0.36 x 8 inches


8. All Marketers are Liars: The Underground Classic That Explains How Marketing Really Works--and Why Authenticity Is the Best Marketing of All

Top 10 Best Books to Read in Market Research Business - August 2021

The indispensable classic on marketing by the bestselling author of Tribes and Purple Cow . Legendary business writer Seth Godin has three essential questions for every marketer: “What’s your story?” “Will the people who need to hear this story believe it?” “Is it true?” All marketers tell stories. And if they do it right, we believe them. We believe that wine tastes better in a $20 glass than a $1 glass. We believe that an $80,000 Porsche is vastly superior to a $36,000 Volkswagen that’s virtually the same car. We believe that $225 sneakers make our feet feel better—and look cooler—than a $25 brand. And believing it makes it true. As Seth Godin has taught hundreds of thousands of marketers and students around the world, great marketers don’t talk about features or even benefits. Instead, they tell a story—a story we want to believe, whether it’s factual or not. In a world where most people have an infinite number of choices and no time to make them, every organization is a marketer, and all marketing is about telling stories. Marketers succeed when they tell us a story that fits our worldview, a story that we intuitively embrace and then share with our friends. Think of the Dyson vacuum cleaner, or Fiji water, or the iPod. But beware: If your stories are inauthentic, you cross the line from fib to fraud. Marketers fail when they are selfish and scurrilous, when they abuse the tools of their trade and make the world worse. That’s a lesson learned the hard way by telemarketers, cigarette companies, and sleazy politicians. But for the rest of us, it’s time to embrace the power of the story. As Godin writes, “Stories make it easier to understand the world. Stories are the only way we know to spread an idea. Marketers didn’t invent storytelling. They just perfected it.”

  • Author: Seth Godin
  • Publisher: Portfolio; Reprint edition (April 24, 2012)
  • Genre: Business & Money, Marketing & Sales
  • ISBN: 978-1591845331
  • Dimensions: 4.93 x 0.44 x 6.97 inches


9. Hooked: How to Build Habit-Forming Products

Top 10 Best Books to Read in Market Research Business - August 2021

Appears to be unread. Tight binding.

  • Author: Eyal Nir
  • Publisher: BUSINESS BOOKS; Platinum Edition (January 1, 1731)
  • Genre: Business & Money, Marketing & Sales
  • ISBN: 978-0241184837
  • Dimensions: 5.43 x 1.02 x 8.03 inches


10. The Adweek Copywriting Handbook: The Ultimate Guide to Writing Powerful Advertising and Marketing Copy from One of America's Top Copywriters

Top 10 Best Books to Read in Market Research Business - August 2021

Great copy is the heart and soul of the advertising business. In this practical guide, legendary copywriter Joe Sugarman provides proven guidelines and expert advice on what it takes to write copy that will entice, motivate, and move customers to buy. For anyone who wants to break into the business, this is the ultimate companion resource for unlimited success.

  • Author: Joseph Sugarman
  • Publisher: Wiley; 1st edition (December 11, 2006)
  • Genre: Business & Money, Marketing & Sales
  • ISBN: 978-0470051245
  • Dimensions: 7.4 x 0.8 x 9.2 inches