The Best Business Books to Read in 2021

With all of the struggles that 2020 put us all through, it seems like finally things are slowly returning to their normal state. In the past year, a lot of business owners faced the challenge of keeping their businesses afloat but only the most experienced and knowledgeable of them managed to do so in times of crisis.


If you are thinking about starting your own business in the near future or you are looking for advice from experienced entrepreneurs on how to develop your business, we, at BUUK, are offering you a list of the best books on business to read in 2021.



The Startup Playbook by David S. Kidder


David Kidder, the CEO of Clickable, did 40 face-to-face interviews with the founders of some of the biggest companies in the world, such as PayPal, LinkedIn, AOL, TED and Flickr. The goal of his book “The Startup Playbook: Secrets of the Fastest-Growing Startups from Their Founding Entrepreneurs” is to gather the best advice on startup businesses from some of the most successful people in the world. The book gives a lot of guidance on different topics such as how to find funding, how to overcome the inevitable obstacles or how to develop a small business into a market-dominating giant.


“The Startup Playbook” is definitely one of the go-to books for people who are new to entrepreneurship, providing fundamental knowledge on business which is presented in an engagement way by describing the stories of the biggest household names in the world.



The $100 Startup by Chris Guillebeau


Chris Guillebeau has never had a ‘real’ job nor has ever received a regular paycheck, yet he has visited over 175 countries by using his talent to turn ideas into income. Nowadays, a lot of people like Chris are turning away from the traditional form of employment and are pursuing things they are passionate about.


In his book, “The $100 Startup: Reinvent the Way You Make a Living, Do What You Love, and Create a New Future”, Guillebeau shows his readers that they don’t have to start big or have extraordinary amount of funding before they launch a business they are passionate about. “The $100 Startup” has gathered the stories of over 1,500 entrepreneurs who have established businesses worth more than $50,000 while starting with very little investment – in many cases $100 or even less.


If you have an idea for a business or you want to turn something you’re passionate about into income but you don’t have a lot of capital, this book is just for you.



Secrets of the Millionaire Mind by T. Harv Eker


Have you ever wondered why some people seem to get rich very easily while the majority of people are struggling financially? What separates the rich from the poor – is it education, work experience, family upbringing or something else?


T. Harv Eker, founder of the seminar company Peak Potentials Training, wrote the book “Secrets of the Millionaire Mind: Mastering the Inner Game of Wealth” to answer all of these questions. In his book, Eker claims that everyone has a so-called “money blueprint” that lies in their subconscious minds which is the reason why many people are very good at making money, while others are struggling.


However, according to “Secrets of the Millionaire Mind”, this subconscious blueprint can be easily reset. This book is useful for people who believe that a person’s mindset is the leading quality on the way to success.



The 7 Habits of Highly Effective People by Stephen R. Covey & Jim Collins


At the beginning, starting your own business from scratch can seem like an enormously difficult challenge but once you get there, you’ll see that maintaining that success can be just as challenging. Stephen Covey and Jim Collins explain how the mindset of successful people works in their book “The 7 Habits of Highly Effective People: Powerful Lessons in Personal Change”.


Whenever we meet a successful person, we are tempted to ask them “How do you do it?” When they try to sum up their core view of life, we might mistake these steps for a shortcut to a better future. Applying these tips to your life can only eliminate problems on the surface and in the short term.


According to “The 7 Habits of Highly Effective People”, to solve a problem, we must work inside-out and investigate what the problem really is. This is a book for people who are looking for a fundamental change in their mindset, want to improve on their effectiveness and find that extra bit of motivation that will bring them to success.