Books have always been a go-to resource for professionals to improve their skills. The following list includes four excellent business books to read if you haven’t already, re-visit if you have, and keep them on your shelf for reference – and when you need motivation. 

The Art of War
Sun Zi and Victor Mair’s “The Art of War” is interesting because it goes into detail about the different tactics that were used by the Chinese military and why they were successful. Several lessons in the text also apply to how the business world functions, making it quite an interesting read even if way is not your thing. 

In the Shallows: How the Internet Is Changing the Way We Think, Read and Remember
In this book, Nicholas Carr argues that not since Gutenberg invented printing has humanity been exposed to such a mind-altering technology. If you want a good read on the far-ranging business impact of the internet—and how it continues to change the way that people live—this book is worth a few hours of your time.

Who Moved My Cheese? An Amazing Way to Deal with Change in Your Work and In Your Life
Known as one of the most popular self-help books currently available, “Who Moved My Cheese? An Amazing Way to Deal with Change in Your Work and In Your Life,” by Spencer Johnson is a great book for anyone looking to respond better to the changes in the workplace – and today who isn’t?  Learn more about four most common ways that people respond to change and how you can practice them should you want to in your own life.

The 7 Habits of Highly Effective People: Powerful Lessons in Personal Change
Stephen Covey’s “The 7 Habits of Highly Effective People: Powerful Lessons In Personal Change” is a book you have probably read if not in business, in school. However, especially now, this timeless classic gives you the seven essential habits that effective people practice in and how you can do the same. It has always been an excellent book for anyone looking to brush up on improving both personal and professional routines.