5 Best Books for Developing a Busines Book Addiction (BBA)

5 Best Books for Developing a Busines Book Addiction (BBA)

Reading is one of my favourite pastimes but that wasn’t always the case. I was a sporty kid with a lot of energy in the local athletics team from an early age…needless to say.

It wasn’t until I became a teenager and Judy Blume came into my life that I became a real reading convert.

If you love reading – just not in English, I get it. Reading in a second, third or sixth language can feel like a slow-moving chore. My advice is to read a little and often.

You can also mix it up by listening to books, especially when it comes to business books. This has been my path to a Business Book Addiction (BBA)

Here’s why you need a BBA.

  1. Vocabulary and phraseology,
  2. Structure and flow,
  3. Summary writing,
  4. Speed, and of course,
  5. Content – learning is, after all a joy.

Here’s how to stay on track

  1. Commit to listening to / reading a book within one month. You can do it! I believe in you!
  2. Decide how much you need to read each day to finish the book in time.
  3. Join the English for Business Leadership Bookclub and talk about the book with passion to new friends. Start your sentences with,
    • “What I loved about this book was…”
    • “This book made me think about…”
    • “It made me think about the time I had […] problem.”
  4. Feel the pride of finishing each book. I’m serious! Really congratulate yourself, say, with a hot chocolate AND a marshmallow.
  5. Record the book title, new words and the key takeaways in a spreadsheet – or maybe evernote.com or even trello.com might work better for you.

Here’s what to read:

  1. Quiet by Susan Cain
  2. Influence by Robert B. Cialdini, Ph.D.
  3. Conflict without Casualties by Nate Regiers
  4. Business Made Simple by Donald Miller
  5. Start with Why by Simon Sinek

These were the first five books from our friendly Leadership Bookclub group. Join us on the second Tuesday of each month at 7:30pm AEST. Register here.