10 Books Every Student Must Read

Learning through reading is sometimes taken for granted. However, the beauty of reading is that it broadens your horizon. Research has shown that reading boosts brain power and has hidden health benefits. Additionally, many of the most successful people are voracious readers. So, why is it that we don't read good books anymore, while there is actually so much incentive to do so? To help you out, we put together a list of our top 10 Must-Read Business Books.

Built to Last by Jim Collins and Jerry Porras

A 6-year study identifying the “underlying characteristics common to highly visionary companies”. In this best-selling book, eighteen visionary companies are profiled and contrasted against competitors. What is especially interesting about this work is that, more than 20 years after it was first published, much of its findings still hold truth.

Delivering Happiness: A Path to Profits, Passion, and Purpose by Tony Hsieh

By doing many things very differently than his competition, including making company culture the #1 priority, the Zappos CEO is betting on extraordinary success. In this book, Tony Hsieh shares his story, and gives exclusive insights into train of thoughts.

Drive: The Surprising Truth About What Motivates Us by Daniel Pink

Examining decades’ worth of research on the concept of motivation, Pink draws influential conclusions on what motivates us human beings. This book is not only very informative, it can also be utilized by anyone, from people working from home, to managers and CEO's. This literature suggests ways to stay motivated and be the best at what you do.

Good to Great: Why Some Companies Make the Leap…and Others Don’t by Jim Collins

Following his seminal work with Jerry Poras, Built to Last, Jim Collins shifts gears from exploring how great companies sustain success to examining how average companies become great. Good to Great is an influential work focussed on growing private- and public-sector organizations.

Lean In by Sheryl Sandberg

Consistently ranked one of the most influential women in business, Sandberg examines women in leadership roles. Sandberg touches upon why she thinks that women's efforts to hold more influential positions has stalled, and formulates ways women can reach their full potential in their careers.

Mindset: The New Psychology of Success by Carol Dweck

In this book the readers are introduced to two different mindsets, fixed and growth. Stanford University psychologist Carol Dweck explains that it is not just our talents and abilities that lead to success, but how we approach work, life, relationships, challenges, etc.

Outliers: The Story of Success by Malcolm Gladwell

In setting out to study what makes the successful unique, Gladwell treats readers to an entertaining and insightful look at what makes some of the most well-known figures of our time different, and more importantly, great.

Rich Dad Poor Dad by Robert T. Kiyosaki

Often considered a personal finance book, Rich Dad Poor Dad contains tremendous business lessons as Kiyosaki tells the story of his “two Dads” growing up and what he learned from them about money, and in turn business, while growing up and starting his career.

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

There’s a reason more than 25 million copies of this book have been sold in 40 different languages. Dr. Covey provides readers with a road map to improving their personal and professional lives. The book is also widely used in organizational book clubs and leadership development programs around the world.

Thinking, Fast and Slow by Daniel Kahneman

By understanding more intimately how our mind works, Kahneman provides useful advice as to how we can make better decisions in business and our personal lifes. First explaining system 1 and system 2, then helping the reader see the benefit of slowing down our thinking; the book is informative while written in an engaging and conversational tone.