Top 6 Rated Business Books of All Time

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They say knowledge is power but we believe that specialized knowledge is power.  No matter what business you're in or where you want to go in life you must feed your mind, body, and soul with information that will help you reach the next step. We believe with the right seminars, mentorship, and books you can become unstoppable. Here at Muse Illuminate, we have read tons of specialized books in business, spirituality, and growth. In our opinion, these are one of the top 6 books for anyone beginning in business or their next chapter in life. 

1. The Lean Start-Up by Eric Ries

                                                   

Have you ever wondered, why do some start-up business succeed and why do some fail? Well, Serial entrepreneur Eric Ries has decoded this mystery and has offered the simple solution on building a successful start-up business. Ries explains that in order to achieve the key goal of a startup you must learn how to; Build – transforming an idea into a product, Measure – you need to be able to take customers reactions, measure, and learn from the results. According to Ries, before starting any business you must first begin with a vision of what you want to build and why you want to build it, then you must have a strategy to back you and carry your vision forward and finally, you must have your final product. Ries shares the ups and downs of every start-up business and explains in detail why some fail and why some make it and how to avoid falling into the failure trap. 

2. Good to Great: Why Some Companies Make the Leap and Others Don't by Jim Collins

 

After 15 years of researching the top-rated companies that have achieved greatness and that have gone bankrupt, Jim Collins and his team discover the 7 characteristics of companies that went from good to great. His team researched the setbacks and wins of companies like Fannie Mae, Gillette Company, Walgreens, Wells Fargo and many more. With the years of research and the 7 characteristics this book dives into anyone with this knowledge can build a good to great company. (This was one of our all-time favorite books) 

3. Think and Grow Rich by Napoleon Hill

 

Think and Grow Rich by Napoleon Hill is a classic self-improvement book that has sold over 30,000,000 copies. It took 20 years for Napoleon Hill to write his masterpiece after interviewing over 500 high achievers, he concluded that there are core principles you must follow if you want to become rich. And by applying these to your life, you will succeed. With over 40 Multi-Millionaires interviewed, Hill revels in the success principles that will help anyone go from rags to riches! This book is known to have created more millionaires than any other book in history. 

4. How To Win Friends & Influence People By Dale Carnegie

 One of the greatest books to learn from when it comes to influencing people. With over 15 million copies sold worldwide, it has made a huge impact in the business world.The principles in the book are simple and will help you to influence people to your way of thinking, avoid arguments and become more likable. Dale Carnegie shares the fundamentals In handling people, ways to be liked, how to win people to your way of thinking and how to change people without upsetting them. 

5. The Magic Of Thinking Big by David J. Schwartz  

It is true you can think your way into happiness and success and David Schwartz shows you exactly how to do this. The Magic of Thinking Big revels the insights into getting the most out of your career, your relationships and family life. Schwartz proves that you don't need a high IQ or years of learning t to achieve success and an enjoyable life, all you have to do is focus your thinking and apply the right action steps. By thinking big you can motivate yourself to improve your work life, earn more money and get more happiness and fulfillment out of life.

6. The 7 Habits of Highly Effective People by Stephan R. Covey

The 7 Habits of Highly Effective People by Stephen R. Covey is written on Covey's belief that the way we see the world is entirely based on our own perceptions and that can make you or break you. In order to change a given situation, we must change ourselves, and in order to change ourselves, we must be able to change our perceptions. Covey spent years interviewing successful people to find out what makes someone succeed. After his research, it came down to 7 steps into becoming a highly effective person. The 7 steps are being proactive, begin with the end in mind, put first thing first, think win-win, seek first to understand, synergize, and sharpening your saw. 

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About Muse Illuminate

Muse Illuminate is a company thats on a mission to help guide people that are lost on their path to fulfillment and success. Our team knows what its like to feel frustrated in our quest of finding ourselves and excelling in our business and ideas. After years of research we learned that the key ingredient in moving forward in life is the right mentorship and guidance. So we got together with a team of experts and created a monthly subscription box that is filled with personal development worksheets, Exclusive business webinars, New York Times Best Seller personal development and business books and 3-5 awesome gadgets for you to use. If you're someone that wants to grow in their business, wants to develop themselves and needs direction then you're in the right place! Check out our page for more information. 

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