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

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

1. Cracking the Coding Interview: 189 Programming Questions and Solutions


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

I am not a recruiter. I am a software engineer. And as such, I know what it's like to be asked to whip up brilliant algorithms on the spot and then write flawless code on a whiteboard. I've been through this as a candidate and as an interviewer. Cracking the Coding Interview, 6th Edition is here to help you through this process, teaching you what you need to know and enabling you to perform at your very best. I've coached and interviewed hundreds of software engineers. The result is this book. Learn how to uncover the hints and hidden details in a question, discover how to break down a problem into manageable chunks, develop techniques to unstick yourself when stuck, learn (or re-learn) core computer science concepts, and practice on 189 interview questions and solutions. These interview questions are real; they are not pulled out of computer science textbooks. They reflect what's truly being asked at the top companies, so that you can be as prepared as possible. WHAT'S INSIDE? 189 programming interview questions, ranging from the basics to the trickiest algorithm problems. A walk-through of how to derive each solution, so that you can learn how to get there yourself. Hints on how to solve each of the 189 questions, just like what you would get in a real interview. Five proven strategies to tackle algorithm questions, so that you can solve questions you haven't seen. Extensive coverage of essential topics, such as big O time, data structures, and core algorithms. A behind the scenes look at how top companies like Google and Facebook hire developers. Techniques to prepare for and ace the soft side of the interview: behavioral questions. For interviewers and companies: details on what makes a good interview question and hiring process. Illustrations note Illustrations : Illustrations, black and white

  • Author: Gayle Laakmann McDowell
  • Publisher: CareerCup; 6th edition (July 1, 2015)
  • Genre: Computers & Technology, Programming
  • ISBN: 978-0984782857
  • Dimensions: 7 x 1.59 x 10 inches

                 

2. The Five Dysfunctions of a Team: A Leadership Fable


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

In The Five Dysfunctions of a Team Patrick Lencioni once again offers a leadership fable that is as enthralling and instructive as his first two best-selling books, The Five Temptations of a CEO and The Four Obsessions of an Extraordinary Executive . This time, he turns his keen intellect and storytelling power to the fascinating, complex world of teams. Kathryn Petersen, Decision Tech's CEO, faces the ultimate leadership crisis: Uniting a team in such disarray that it threatens to bring down the entire company. Will she succeed? Will she be fired? Will the company fail? Lencioni's utterly gripping tale serves as a timeless reminder that leadership requires as much courage as it does insight. Throughout the story, Lencioni reveals the five dysfunctions which go to the very heart of why teams even the best ones-often struggle. He outlines a powerful model and actionable steps that can be used to overcome these common hurdles and build a cohesive, effective team. Just as with his other books, Lencioni has written a compelling fable with a powerful yet deceptively simple message for all those who strive to be exceptional team leaders.

  • Author: Patrick Lencioni
  • Publisher: Jossey-Bass; 1st edition (April 11, 2002)
  • Genre: Business & Money, Management & Leadership
  • ISBN: 978-0787960759
  • Dimensions: 8.75 x 6 x 1 inches

                 

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


Top 10 Best Books to Read in Business & Finance - 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

                 

4. 2021 / 2022 ASVAB For Dummies: Book + 7 Practice Tests Online + Flashcards + Video (For Dummies (Career/Education))


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

Own the ASVAB test with the #1 guide on the market! Passing the ASVAB test is the essential ticket to getting into your dream branch of the military―and a good score can determine the shape of your career. A stellar performance can also help you get grants and bonuses for school, so―no pressure! But don't be daunted: like any military operation, having the right plan of attack and equipment are key―and as the number-one-selling guide year after year that's packed with all the information you need to win, the latest edition ASVAB For Dummies takes care of both of these in one! In a friendly, straightforward style, Angie Papple Johnston―who passed the test herself in 2006 to join the Army―provides in-depth reviews of all nine test subjects. Don't worry if you slept through some of this material in school; you’ll find a complete refresher on everything you'll be expected to know―plus full explanations for every answer, drill exercises, and strategy cheat sheets for verbal, math, and general sciences. You'll also get tips on how to pinpoint areas where you need to develop mental muscle and to strengthen your test-taking skills. And if this weren't already giving you some pretty awesome firepower, you can also go online to reinforce your game using flashcards and customizable practice tests calibrated to address areas where you need help the most. Match your skills against practice problems Drill your math, science, and English knowledge to perfection Master test strategy and tactics Get one-year access to additional practice tests, flashcards, and videos online Whatever your aim for your military career, this book provides the perfect training ground for you to be the very best you can be on the day of the test!

  • Author: Angie Papple Johnston
  • Publisher: For Dummies; 10th edition (March 23, 2021)
  • Genre: New, Used & Rental Textbooks, Social Sciences
  • ISBN: 978-1119784173
  • Dimensions: 8.5 x 1.5 x 10.8 inches

                 

5. ATI TEAS Test Study Guide 2020-2021: TEAS 6 Exam Prep Manual and Practice Test Questions for the Test of Essential Academic Skills, Sixth Edition


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

You're probably thinking this is just another typical study guide. Because we know your time is limited, we've created a product that isn't like most study guides. With Trivium Test Prep’s unofficial ATI TEAS Test Study Guide 2020-2021: TEAS 6 Exam Prep Manual and Practice Test Questions for the Test of Essential Academic Skills, Sixth Edition you'll benefit from a quick but total review of everything tested on the exam with real examples, graphics, and information. Imagine having your study materials on your phone or tablet! Trivium Test Prep’s NEW ATI TEAS Test Study Guide 2020-2021 comes with FREE online resources, including: practice questions, online flashcards, study “cheat” sheets, and 35 tried and tested test tips. These easy to use materials give you that extra edge you need to pass the first time . ATI was not involved in the creation or production of this product, is not in any way affiliated with Trivium Test Prep, and does not sponsor or endorse this product. Trivium Test Prep’s ATI TEAS Test Study Guide 2020-2021 offers: A full review of what you need to know for the Next Generation ACCUPLACER exam Practice questions for you to practice and improve Test tips to help you score higher   Trivium Test Prep’s ATI TEAS Test Study Guide 2020-2021 covers: ONLINE RESOURCES INTRODUCTION READING MATHEMATICS SCIENCE ENGLISH AND LANGUAGE USAGE   …and includes 1 FULL practice test!

  • Author: Trivium Health Care Exam Prep Team
  • Publisher: Trivium Test Prep; Illustrated edition (November 21, 2019)
  • Genre: New, Used & Rental Textbooks, Medicine & Health Sciences
  • ISBN: 978-1635306514
  • Dimensions: 8.5 x 0.52 x 11 inches

                 



6. A Guide to the Project Management Body of Knowledge (PMBOK® Guide) – Seventh Edition and The Standard for Project Management (ENGLISH)


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

PMBOK® Guide is the go-to resource for project management practitioners. The project management profession has significantly evolved due to emerging technology, new approaches and rapid market changes. Reflecting this evolution, The Standard for Project Management enumerates 12 principles of project management and the PMBOK® Guide – Seventh Edition is structured around eight project performance domains. This edition is designed to address practitioners’ current and future needs and to help them be more proactive, innovative and nimble in enabling desired project outcomes. This edition of the PMBOK® Guide: Reflects the full range of development approaches (predictive, adaptive, hybrid, etc.); Provides an entire section devoted to tailoring the development approach and processes; Includes an expanded list of models, methods, and artifacts; Focuses on not just delivering project outputs but also enabling outcomes; and Integrates with PMIstandards+™ for information and standards application content based on project type, development approach, and industry sector.

  • Author: Project Management Institute
  • Publisher: Project Management Institute; Seventh edition (August 1, 2021)
  • Genre: Business & Money, Management & Leadership
  • ISBN: 978-1628256642
  • Dimensions: 8.3 x 0.6 x 10.8 inches

                 

7. Future-Proofing You: Twelve Truths for Creating Opportunity, Maximizing Wealth, and Controlling your Destiny in an Uncertain World


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

With the right  mindset and insight, anyone can become a millionaire.   Are you tired of just paying bills until you die? Are you wasting your life at a job that doesn’t make you fulfilled or financially secure? Then  Future Proofing You: Twelve Truths for Creating Opportunity, Maximizing Wealth, and Controlling Your Destiny in an Uncertain World  is for you.   In this life-changing book, celebrated author and entrepreneur Jay Samit, who’s worked with such visionaries as Bill Gates, Steve Jobs, Reid Hoffman, and hundreds of successful entrepreneurs, shares the key understandings and step-by-step process for becoming rich and never needing another job again.  To prove the power of his 12 Truths, Samit also details the journey of how he mentored a broke millennial with these principles and empowered him to go from being on welfare to becoming a self-made millionaire in one year.  Building upon the principles in his internationally acclaimed book  Disrupt You,  Samit explains:  How to identify an idea and market to start your business  How to build a virtual company with little or no capital  The latest free software tools for managing your business  Ways to get a piece of a trillion-dollar opportunity bigger than mobile   How to harness the three primary fears of others to generate more sales  Strategies for finding the right mentors to accelerate your success  Techniques to structure any deal for creating recurring revenue and lasting wealth  This book is perfect for anyone who is tired of jobs with no security, hopes to truly realize their professional and personal potential, and is looking for a way to build a better life for them and their family.  Future Proofing You &nbsp

  • Author: Jay Samit
  • Publisher: Wiley; 1st edition (March 23, 2021)
  • Genre: Business & Money, Business Culture
  • ISBN: 978-1119772064
  • Dimensions: 6.1 x 1.2 x 9 inches

                 

8. System Design Interview – An insider's guide, Second Edition


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

The system design interview is considered to be the most complex and most difficult technical job interview by many. This book provides a step-by-step framework on how to tackle a system design question. It includes many real-world examples to illustrate the systematic approach with detailed steps that you can follow. What’s inside? - An insider’s take on what interviewers really look for and why. - A 4-step framework for solving any system design interview question. - 16 real system design interview questions with detailed solutions. - 188 diagrams to visually explain how different systems work. Table Of Contents Chapter 1: Scale From Zero To Millions Of Users Chapter 2: Back-of-the-envelope Estimation Chapter 3: A Framework For System Design Interviews Chapter 4: Design A Rate Limiter Chapter 5: Design Consistent Hashing Chapter 6: Design A Key-value Store Chapter 7: Design A Unique Id Generator In Distributed Systems Chapter 8: Design A Url Shortener Chapter 9: Design A Web Crawler Chapter 10: Design A Notification System Chapter 11: Design A News Feed System Chapter 12: Design A Chat System Chapter 13: Design A Search Autocomplete System Chapter 14: Design Youtube Chapter 15: Design Google Drive Chapter 16: The Learning Continues

  • Author: Alex Xu
  • Publisher: Independently published (June 12, 2020)
  • Genre: Business & Money, Job Hunting & Careers
  • ISBN: 979-8664653403
  • Dimensions: 6 x 0.73 x 9 inches

                 

9. Row the Boat: A Never-Give-Up Approach to Lead with Enthusiasm and Optimism and Improve Your Team and Culture (Jon Gordon)


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

Learn to live and lead with enthusiasm and optimism, impact your team, and transform your culture   In  Row the Boat , Minnesota Golden Gophers Head Coach P.J. Fleck and bestselling author Jon Gordon deliver an inspiring message about what you can achieve when you approach life with a never-give-up philosophy. The book shows you how to choose enthusiasm and optimism as your guiding lights instead of being defined by circumstances and events outside of your control.   Discover how to put the three key components of row the boat into practice in your life:   The Oar: The energy. Only you can dictate whether your oar is in the water or whether you take it out and decide not to use it.   The Boat: The sacrifice. The more you give, serve, and make your life about helping others, the better and more fulfilled your life will be, and the bigger your boat gets.   The Compass: The direction. The vision you have for your life and the people you surround yourself with help create the dream of where you want to go.   Perfect for athletes, coaches, business leaders, and anyone else who hopes to squeeze a little more enjoyment and productivity out of life,  Row the Boat  will propel leaders, teams, and organizations to greater heights than they have ever reached before.

  • Author: Jon Gordon
  • Publisher: Wiley; 1st edition (June 9, 2021)
  • Genre: Business & Money, Business Culture
  • ISBN: 978-1119766292
  • Dimensions: 5.7 x 0.8 x 8.6 inches

                 

10. The Leadership Challenge: How to Make Extraordinary Things Happen in Organizations (J-B Leadership Challenge: Kouzes/Posner)


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

The most trusted source of leadership wisdom, updated to address today's realities The Leadership Challenge is the gold-standard manual for effective leadership, grounded in research and written by the premier authorities in the field. With deep insight into the complex interpersonal dynamics of the workplace, this book positions leadership both as a skill to be learned, and as a relationship that must be nurtured to reach its full potential. This new sixth edition has been revised to address current challenges, and includes more international examples and a laser focus on business issues; you'll learn how extraordinary leaders accomplish extraordinary things, and how to develop your leadership skills and style to deliver quality results every time. Engaging stories delve into the fundamental roles that great leaders fulfill, and simple frameworks provide a primer for those who seek continuous improvement; by internalizing key insights and putting concepts into action, you'll become a more effective, more impactful leader. A good leader gets things done; a great leader aspires, inspires, and achieves more. This book highlights the differences between good and great, and shows you how to bridge the chasm between getting things done and making things happen. Gain deep insight into leadership's critical role in organizational health Navigate the shift toward team-oriented work relationships Motivate and inspire to break through the pervasive new cynicism Leverage the electronic global village to deliver better results Business is evolving at an increasingly rapid rate, and leaders must keep pace with the changes or risk stagnation. People work differently, are motivated differently, and have different expectations today―business as usual is quickly losing its effectiveness. The Leadership Challenge helps you stay current, relevant, and effective in the modern workplace.

  • Author: James M. Kouzes
  • Publisher: Jossey-Bass; 6th edition (April 17, 2017)
  • Genre: Business & Money, Management & Leadership
  • ISBN: 978-1119278962
  • Dimensions: 0.36 x 0.25 x 0.04 inches