We’re halfway through 2018 already – can you believe it! It’s not just January where you should make lists – you should be giving your self goals and challenges all throughout the year to continue to grow your business and yourself.
We have listed our favourite 5 books for you to read over the next few months to help advance yourself and take your e-commerce business to the next level and why we’ve selected them for the list.
The Everything Store
Jeff Bezos and the Age of Amazon
As story hounds, we love delving into stories of success and this is definitely one all about the Amazon business and culture which Jeff Bezos has created inside it. You’ll garner a bit more than just the business, and also how the economy and business as a whole is evolving.
It’s a must read due to the unmatched success of the e-commerce behemoth that is Amazon, the largest online store out there.
The House That Jack Ma Built
Another story-based book all about Jack Ma and Alibaba, the one-stop marketplace for product-sourcing for manufacturing or drop-shipping amongst others and it does this unlike Amazon, without holding any inventory at all. A powerful e-commerce brand in the world’s economy today.
It’s worth knowing how it all got started and Jack Ma’s denied any and all rejection in his pursuit of success.
Get Rich Click!
The Ultimate Guide to Making Money on the Internet
There’s a little more online than just a few websites, if you want to take advantage of the opportunity, you need to look at the wider context and what other sites are around to be able to leverage to get your word out.
Although 5 years old, you can learn some wider lessons into how to make the internet work for you.
A Memoir by the Creator of Nike
Nike is one of the most recognisable brands in the world, and although not specifically about e-commerce, this book is an autobiography of the creator of Nike, Phil Knight and he directly tells you about the struggles, lessons and successes through the journey of getting Nike to where it is today.
We think learning from the best is always the right move, and if you’re thinking of creating a power brand this is the right first move.
The Subtle Art of Not Giving a F*ck
A Counterintuitive Approach to Living a Good Life
Be ready for some swearing in this approach to life. Mark Manson takes you through a journey on how you need to get through life by focusing on the important things to give you the life you deserve. The catchy title is a good insight to the book and although not specifically e-commerce, it’ll give you some food for thought for all aspects of your life.
This book was a New York Times bestseller, and a good trigger for bringing perspective to your mindset.