Top 10 Best Books to Read in Business Education & Reference - August 2021

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

1. How to Read Literature Like a Professor: A Lively and Entertaining Guide to Reading Between the Lines, Revised Edition

Top 10 Best Books to Read in Business Education & Reference - August 2021

A thoroughly revised and updated edition of Thomas C. Foster’s classic guide—a lively and entertaining introduction to literature and literary basics, including symbols, themes and contexts, that shows you how to make your everyday reading experience more rewarding and enjoyable. While many books can be enjoyed for their basic stories, there are often deeper literary meanings interwoven in these texts. How to Read Literature Like a Professor helps us to discover those hidden truths by looking at literature with the eyes—and the literary codes-of the ultimate professional reader, the college professor. What does it mean when a literary hero is traveling along a dusty road? When he hands a drink to his companion? When he’s drenched in a sudden rain shower? Ranging from major themes to literary models, narrative devices and form, Thomas C. Foster provides us with a broad overview of literature—a world where a road leads to a quest, a shared meal may signify a communion, and rain, whether cleansing or destructive, is never just a shower-and shows us how to make our reading experience more enriching, satisfying, and fun. This revised edition includes new chapters, a new preface and epilogue, and incorporates updated teaching points that Foster has developed over the past decade.

  • Author: Thomas C Foster
  • Publisher: Harper Perennial; 2nd edition (February 25, 2014)
  • Genre: Literature & Fiction, History & Criticism
  • Dimensions: 1 x 5.2 x 7.9 inches


2. COVID-19: The Great Reset

Top 10 Best Books to Read in Business Education & Reference - August 2021

"COVID-19: The Great Reset" is a guide for anyone who wants to understand how COVID-19 disrupted our social and economic systems, and what changes will be needed to create a more inclusive, resilient and sustainable world going forward. Klaus Schwab, founder and executive Chairman of the World Economic Forum, and Thierry Malleret, founder of the Monthly Barometer, explore what the root causes of these crisis were, and why they lead to a need for a Great Reset.Theirs is a worrying, yet hopeful analysis. COVID-19 has created a great disruptive reset of our global social, economic, and political systems. But the power of human beings lies in being foresighted and having the ingenuity, at least to a certain extent, to take their destiny into their hands and to plan for a better future. This is the purpose of this book: to shake up and to show the deficiencies which were manifest in our global system, even before COVID broke out."Erudite, thought-provoking and plausible" -- Hans van Leeuwen, Australian Financial Review (Australia)"The book looks ahead to what the post-coronavirus world could look like barely four months after the outbreak was first declared a pandemic" -- Sam Meredith, CNBC (USA) "The message that the pandemic is not only a crisis of enormous proportions, but that it also provides an opportunity for humanity to reflect on how it can do things differently, is important and merits reflection"-- Ricardo Avila, Portafolio (Colombia) "A call for political change in the post-pandemic world"-- Ivonne Martinez, La Razon (Mexico)"History has shown, the book argues, that pandemics are a force for radical and lasting change"-- Mustafa Alrawi, The National (UAE)

  • Author: Klaus Schwab
  • Publisher: ISBN Agentur Schweiz (July 9, 2020)
  • Genre: Business & Money, Processes & Infrastructure
  • ISBN: 978-2940631124
  • Dimensions: 5.5 x 0.71 x 8.5 inches


3. The Creature from Jekyll Island: A Second Look at the Federal Reserve

Top 10 Best Books to Read in Business Education & Reference - August 2021

This classic expose of the Fed has become one of the best-selling books in its category of all time. Where does money come from? Where does it go? Who makes it? The money magician's secrets are unveiled. Here is a close look at their mirrors and smoke machines, the pulleys, cogs, and wheels that create the grand illusion called money. A boring subject? Just wait. You'll be hooked in five minutes. It reads like a detective story - which it really is, but it's all true. This book is about the most blatant scam of history. It's all here: the cause of wars, boom-bust cycles, inflation, depression, prosperity. Your world view will definitely change. Putting it quite simply, this may be the most important book on world affairs you will ever read. The 5th Edition includes a no-holds barred analysis of bank bailouts under the Bush and Obama Administrations that are shown to be nothing less than legalized plunder of the American people. Many other updates have been added, including a revision to the list of those who attended the historic meeting at Jekyll Island, where the Federal Reserve was created.

  • Author: G. Edward Griffin
  • Genre: Business & Money, Economics, Banks & Banking


4. Limitless: Upgrade Your Brain, Learn Anything Faster, and Unlock Your Exceptional Life

Top 10 Best Books to Read in Business Education & Reference - August 2021

An instant New York Times bestseller and #1 Wall Street Journal bestseller. JIM KWIK, the world’s #1 brain coach, has written the owner’s manual for mental expansion and brain fitness. Limitless gives people the ability to accomplish more--more productivity, more transformation, more personal success and business achievement--by changing their Mindset, Motivation, and Methods. These “3 M’s” live in the pages of Limitless along with practical techniques that unlock the superpowers of your brain and change your habits. For over 25 years, Jim Kwik has worked closely with successful men and women who are at the top in their fields as actors, athletes, CEOs, and business leaders from all walks of life to unlock their true potential. In this groundbreaking book, he reveals the science-based practices and field-tested tips to accelerate self learning, communication, memory, focus, recall, and speed reading, to create fast, hard results. Learn how to: FLIP YOUR MINDSET Your brain is like a supercomputer and your thoughts program it to run. That’s why the Kwik Brain process starts with unmasking assumptions, habits, and procrastinations that stifle you, redrawing the borders and boundaries of what you think is possible. It teaches you how to identify what you want in every aspect of your life, so you can move from negative thinking to positive possibilities. IGNITE YOUR MOTIVATION Uncovering what motivates you is the key that opens up limitless mental capacity. This is where Passion + Purpose + Energy meet to move you closer to your goals, while staying focused and clear. Your personal excitement will be sustainable with self-renewing inspirations. Your mind starts strong, stays strong, and drives further exponentially faster. MASTER THE METHOD We’ve applied the latest neuroscience for accelerated learning. Our process, programs, podcasts, and products unleash your brain’s own superpowers. Finish a book 3x faster through speed reading (and remember every part of it), learn a new language in record time, and master new skills with ease. These are just a few of the life-changing self-help benefits. With Kwik Brain, you’ll get brain-fit and level-up your mental performance. With the best Mindset, Motivation and Method, your powers become truly limitless.

  • Author: Jim Kwik
  • Publisher: Hay House Inc.; Illustrated edition (April 7, 2020)
  • Genre: Business & Money, Business Culture
  • ISBN: 978-1401958237
  • Dimensions: 6.31 x 1.13 x 9.31 inches


5. THE First Days of School: How to Be an Effective Teacher, 5th Edition (Book & DVD)

Top 10 Best Books to Read in Business Education & Reference - August 2021

This is the most requested book for what works in the classroom for teacher and student success. It s an education staple for preparing effective teachers at all grade levels, pre-K through college, in all content areas. With the release of the 5th edition, it s now bigger, better, and bolder. The book walks a teacher, either novice or veteran, through structuring and organizing a classroom for success that can be applied at any time of the year. Now in a portrait format, the 5th edition includes a new, 54-minute DVD, You Have Changed My Life , with accomplished actor and singer William Martinez. Through story, song, and American Sign Language, he shares the transformational moment when a teacher realized his potential. His story affirms that teachers ARE the difference in the lives of their students. The 5th edition includes updated research, more examples and stories, and an updated Lesson Mastery unit introducing an easy-to-implement Learning Triangle. The book is used in thousands of school districts, in over 120 countries, in over 2,163 college classrooms, and has been translated into 9 languages. This is the best-selling book ever on classroom management and teaching for student achievement with over 4 million copies sold. It's practical, yet inspiring. But most important, it works!

  • Author: Harry K. Wong
  • Publisher: Harry K Wong Publications; 5th ed. edition (May 1, 2018)
  • Genre: New, Used & Rental Textbooks, Business & Finance
  • ISBN: 978-0976423386
  • Dimensions: 8.75 x 0.63 x 10 inches


6. Basic Economics

Top 10 Best Books to Read in Business Education & Reference - August 2021

The bestselling citizen's guide to economics Basic Economics is a citizen's guide to economics, written for those who want to understand how the economy works but have no interest in jargon or equations. Bestselling economist Thomas Sowell explains the general principles underlying different economic systems: capitalist, socialist, feudal, and so on. In readable language, he shows how to critique economic policies in terms of the incentives they create, rather than the goals they proclaim. With clear explanations of the entire field, from rent control and the rise and fall of businesses to the international balance of payments, this is the first book for anyone who wishes to understand how the economy functions. This fifth edition includes a new chapter explaining the reasons for large differences of wealth and income between nations. Drawing on lively examples from around the world and from centuries of history, Sowell explains basic economic principles for the general public in plain English.

  • Author: Thomas Sowell
  • Publisher: Basic Books; 5th ed. edition (December 2, 2014)
  • Genre: Politics & Social Sciences, Politics & Government
  • ISBN: 978-0465060733
  • Dimensions: 6.5 x 2.13 x 9.5 inches


7. Discrimination and Disparities

Top 10 Best Books to Read in Business Education & Reference - August 2021

An enlarged edition of Thomas Sowell's brilliant examination of the origins of economic disparities Economic and other outcomes differ vastly among individuals, groups, and nations. Many explanations have been offered for the differences. Some believe that those with less fortunate outcomes are victims of genetics. Others believe that those who are less fortunate are victims of the more fortunate. Discrimination and Disparities gathers a wide array of empirical evidence to challenge the idea that different economic outcomes can be explained by any one factor, be it discrimination, exploitation, or genetics. This revised and enlarged edition also analyzes the human consequences of the prevailing social vision of these disparities and the policies based on that vision--from educational disasters to widespread crime and violence.

  • Author: Thomas Sowell
  • Publisher: Basic Books; Enlarged edition (March 5, 2019)
  • Genre: Science & Math, Mathematics
  • ISBN: 978-1541645639
  • Dimensions: 6.4 x 1.5 x 9.5 inches


8. WORKBOOK For The Gifts of Imperfection: Let Go of Who You Think You're Supposed to Be and Embrace Who You Are

Top 10 Best Books to Read in Business Education & Reference - August 2021

Workbook For The Gifts of Imperfection: Let Go of Who You Think You're Supposed to Be and Embrace Who You Are HOW TO USE THIS WORKBOOK FOR ENHANCED APPLICATION The goal of this workbook is to help you realize that you have the ability to make changes, choices and decisions that will help you grow and live a wholehearted life. In the book “The Gifts of Imperfection” , by Brené Brown , Brené writes about we finding courage to overcome paralyzing fear and self-consciousness, strengthening our connection to the world. She also provided in it, a motivational and inspiring guide to wholehearted living, rather than just the average self-help book. This workbook will help you apply the technics from Brene’s book. However, this will only happen when you answer the questions from each chapter genuinely. Answering the questions will not only make you stop to pause and think but it will also make you become deliberate and intentional with your everyday life. At the beginning of each chapter/guideposts are important lessons to bring salient points to your fingertips. The goal is for you to make the best out of life and to be able to offer this to your children as you can only give what you have. So relax, carry out the exercises given to you and practice a wholehearted life. Scroll Up and Click The Buy Button To Get Started PLEASE NOTE: This is an unofficial and independent workbook for the book “The Gifts of Imperfection” by Brené Brown. Written by Wonder Books.

  • Author: Wonder Books
  • Publisher: Magic Print Publishers (December 20, 2020)
  • Genre: Test Preparation, College & High School
  • ISBN: 978-1952639531
  • Dimensions: 7 x 0.22 x 10 inches


9. Robert's Rules of Order Newly Revised in Brief

Top 10 Best Books to Read in Business Education & Reference - August 2021

A short, concise and user-friendly guide to the essential procedures of conducting a meeting, written by the authors of Robert's Rules of Order Newly Revised , the only authorized edition of the classic work on parliamentary procedure Originally published in 1876, General Henry M. Robert's guide to smooth, orderly, and fairly conducted meetings has sold over six million copies in eleven editions. Robert's Rules of Order is the book on parliamentary proceedings, yet those not well versed on what has now become a rather thick document can find themselves lost-and delayed-while trying to locate the most important rules. The solution? Robert's Rules of Order Newly Revised in Brief . Written by the same authorship team behind the officially sanctioned Robert's Rules of Order , this short and user-friendly edition takes readers through the rules most often needed at meetings--from debates to amendments to nominations. With sample dialogues and a guide to using the complete edition, Robert's Rules of Order Newly Revised in Brief is the essential handbook for parliamentary proceedings.

  • Author: III Robert, Henry M.
  • Publisher: PUBLICAFFAIRS; 3rd edition (September 1, 1920)
  • Genre: Business & Money, Business Culture
  • ISBN: 978-1541797703


10. Make It Stick: The Science of Successful Learning

Top 10 Best Books to Read in Business Education & Reference - August 2021

To most of us, learning something "the hard way" implies wasted time and effort. Good teaching, we believe, should be creatively tailored to the different learning styles of students and should use strategies that make learning easier. Make It Stick turns fashionable ideas like these on their head. Many common study habits and practice routines turn out to be counterproductive. Underlining and highlighting, rereading, cramming, and single-minded repetition of new skills create the illusion of mastery, but gains fade quickly. More complex and learning come from self-testing, introducing certain difficulties in practice, waiting to re-study new material until a little forgetting has set in, and interleaving the practice of one skill or topic with another. Speaking most urgently to students, teachers, trainers, and athletes, Make It Stick will appeal to all those interested in the challenge of lifelong learning and self-improvement.

  • Author: Peter C. Brown
  • Genre: Education & Teaching, Schools & Teaching, Education Theory, Educational Psychology