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Top Five Leadership Books on Leadership and Finance

Top Five Leadership Books on Leadership and Finance

Finance is a major part of business and corporate leadership. Therefore, it is imperative to know how finance works to further business success. It does not matter what position you hold, as you could be a manager, entrepreneur, or CEO; you could learn a lot from some incredible books to assist you in your finance learning. The five books below are some of the best leadership books to read about money and finance.

1. “The Intelligent Investor” by Benjamin Graham

Benjamin Graham wrote “The Intelligent Investor” in 1949, and has stood the test of time as a valuable resource for value investing. The idea behind this book is to locate inexpensive stocks and conduct intelligent financial decisions. The book covers many other areas, such as risk management, investment, and financial analysis, because those are all fundamentals of corporate leadership.

2. “The Lean Startup” by Eric Ries’

Eric Ries has changed the way we think about founding and running startups in “The Lean Startup.” There is a wealth of guidance available in the book on creating a company that one can financially sustain and keep afloat while being agile. There is an emphasis on quick experimentation and reliance on client feedback. Therefore, it is worth reading for business leaders who are in charge of a new startup or adding new fuel to an established business

3. “The Personal MBA” by Josh Kaufman

An MBA degree can teach people a lot about business leadership, but not everyone has the time or resources to pursue a degree. This excellent book by Josh Kaufmann allows you to learn the essential business skills that you learn while pursuing that degree. The book introduces significant business ideas in all areas, like marketing, operations, finance, and accounting. It is beneficial for all kinds of business leaders, whether they are experienced or just starting out.

4. “Financial Intelligence for Entrepreneurs” by Karen Berman and Joe Knight

Karen Berman and Joe Knight’s book “Financial Intelligence for Entrepreneurs” is a great book to learn about understanding financial accounts and executing business decisions. There are enough case studies and real-world business examples to supplement the theoretical aspects. You could become an expert in budgeting, financial forecasting, and cash flow management by reading this book. It also is perfect for all kinds of business leaders.

5. “The Art of Profitability” by Adrian Slywotzky

Adrian Slywotzky’s book “The Art of Profitability” is mostly a compilation of case studies that teach business leaders what pretty much influences profitability. It is ideal for anyone interested in increasing their financial performance because there is enough knowledge to be gained on pricing strategy, cost management, and client segmentation. If you are interested in understanding the financial welfare of a business and promoting sustainable growth and profitability, this book is for you.

While there is a fair share of excellent books on business leadership, these five publications offer valuable insight into business finance literacy. You can start with these and make them your base. You will see results once you apply the knowledge practically, so give them a shot and become financially smart!



Michael Stickler is a best-selling author and internationally sought-after speaker. His highly acclaimed work includes Cliven Bundy: American Terrorist Patriot, Journey to Generosity, and Life Without Reservation. His 19th book, Ghost Patriot is his first book in the political fiction genre, and it is quickly approaching best-seller status. When not traveling the world as an author/speaker, you might find Michael in the foothills of the Sierra Nevada, or on a beach near Playa Del Carmen, Mexico, writing his next book. He is also the Founder of Leadership Books.

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