Jan 03

Best Business Books of 2014

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I starting a new 20 week series. Every Saturday I will post the Goodreads Choice Awards for 2014 by genre. This list was compiled by votes from goodread users. You can see the full list ~here~

I will do the genres in alphabetical order. There are some titles that are listed twice. These are all books that were released in 2014. It’s a good way to fill up your to read list.

The first list is the business genre:

Best Business Books of 2014


1. Capital in the Twenty-First Century by Thomas Piketty

2. Creativity Inc, by Ed Catmull

3. Economics: The User’s Guide by Ha-Joon Chang

4. Essentialism: The Disciplined Pursuit of Less by Greg McKeown

5. Factory Man by Beth Macy

6. Flash Boys: A Wall Street Revolt by Michael Lewis

7. #GirlBoss by Sophia Amoruso

8. Hooked: How to Build Habit-Forming Products by Nir Eyal

9. How Google Works by Eric Schmidt

10. Leaders Eat Last: Why Some Teams Pull Together and Others Don’t by Simon Sinek

11. Overwhelmed: Work, Love, and Play When No One Has the Time by Brigid Schulte

12. Show Your Work!: 10 Ways to Share Your Creativity and Get Discovered by Austin Kleon

13. The Hard Thing About Hard Things: Building a Business When There Are No Easy Answers by Ben Horowitz

14. The Obstacle Is the Way: The Timeless Art of Turning Trials into Triumph by Ryan Holiday

15. The Promise of a Pencil: How an Ordinary Person Can Create Extraordinary Change by Adam Braun

16. Think Like a Freak by Steven D. Levitt 

17. Thrive: The Third Metric to Redefining Success and Creating a Life of Well-Being, Wisdom, and Wonder by Arianna Huffington

18. Write. Publish. Repeat. (The No-Luck-Required Guide to Self-Publishing Success) by Sean Platt

19. Young Money: Inside the Hidden World of Wall Street’s Post-Crash Recruits by Kevin Roose

20. Zero to One: Notes on Startups, or How to Build the Future by Peter Thiel

Next week I will share the books in the Debut Goodreads Author genre. 

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Hi, I’m Gina and owner of this blog. I'm married with numerous nieces and a nephews. I live in the Pittsburgh PA area. To work with me for a review for you, contact me at: libraryofreviews@gmail.com


  1. Jennifer @ Made to Nurture

    Looks like there are some really good books there. Can’t wait until I have a bit of time to read one 🙂 Thanks for sharing!

  2. Tobias

    Looks like some good reads for my new Kindle 🙂

  3. Manu Kalia

    So very helpful! This one will be included in my list. Thank you for the sharing!

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