Continuing our Best Selling Audible business books series, in this post we are going to drill down into the Audible career books category and list the top 10 books you need to read in order to excel in your chosen career.
Read on to find out which books you should be picking up next if you want to get ahead of the competition and move on up the career ladder.
1. The Chimp Paradox by Professor Steve Peters
Narrated by the man himself, Professor Steve Peters took the world by storm when The Chimp Paradox was released back in 2012. Advertised as a ‘mind management programme’ the book helps its readers to control their inner chimp and go on to achieve ‘success, confidence and happiness’. With over 9,500 ratings and an average review of 4.6/5, this self-help bible is the career skills best seller with endorsements from some of the worlds best sports professionals and a multitude of business executives.
2. The Ten Faces of Innovation by Tom Kelley
From best selling author on innovation Tom Kelley, comes The Ten Faces of Innovation a handbook on fostering innovation and inducing creativity into any organisation. Filled with real world examples taken from Kelley’s design firm IDEO, the book provides everything you need to know to start innovating including a breakdown and description of the ten roles/faces of innovation.
3. Never Split the Difference by Chris Voss
Written by former FBI hostage negotiator Chris Voss, Never Split the Difference teaches the art of negotiation. Say goodbye to comprise and hello to winning with Voss’ numerous examples that are well translated into work related scenarios. If you’re looking to ‘successfully [ask] for a raise, a new position, a client concession, or a change to the terms of a contract’, then this is the book for you.
4. How To Win Friends and Influence People by Dale Carnegie
It comes as no surprise that this classic is part of the best selling Audible career books. Carnegie’s How To Win Friends and Influence People has been helping the world improve their people skills since its release back in the 1930s. A great reference for people management, public speaking and relationship building, this book is great for anyone looking to move into a leadership position.
5. Start With Why by Simon Sinek
Another for those looking to improve their leadership skills, is Simon Sinek’s Start With Why. Featuring a multitude of good examples and working case studies, the book aims to demonstrate what is really involved when trying to inspire and lead – rather than focusing on what or how, start with why.
6. The 4-Hour Work Week by Timothy Ferriss
Unlike the other books in this list that aim to improve your skills and in turn enhance your career, The 4-Hour Work Week aims to introduce the reader into modern world – remote and automated living. With examples on how to free yourself from the nine to five, use technology to earn a better than average living and work from anywhere in the world, Timothy Ferriss’ seminal book is perfect for those looking to break the norm.
7. How To Be A Productivity Ninja by Graham Allcott
Productivity guru Graham Allcott outlines the techniques and strategies he teaches at his workshops to help executives be more productive. From keeping on top of your inbox to tackling the biggest problem first, there’s a productivity tip for everyone. By being more productive you can get more work done in less time and feel happier while doing it.
8. Black Box Thinking by Matthew Syed
Use numerous case studies and examples, Matthew Syed highlights the unorthodox out of the box thinking that allows companies like Google and individuals like James Dyson to capitalise on marginal gains and creativity. Black Box Thinking is a novel method of achieving high performance regardless if you’re a student looking to excel or a politician running for office.
9. Everything Is Figureoutable by Marie Forleo
Praised as an inspiration that is helping to empower women around the world, Everything Is Figureoutable by Marie Forleo is a refreshing reassurance that everything in life is ‘figureoutable’. With guidance on how to deal with failure, criticism and why you shouldn’t strive for perfection, this motivational book is full of supporting examples that can make anyone think the impossible is achievable.
10. Mastery by Robert Greene
Following on from The 48 Laws of Power, Robert Greene details how to start living by your own rules and follow the methods of success utilised by some of history’s greatest minds. In combination with interviews with world leaders, Greene explains the hidden game of success.
So there you have it, a detailed list of the best selling Audible career books. If you’re looking to advance in your chosen career, move to a new field or find a way out of unemployment, these books are bound to help!
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