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Best Business Books (by a CEO) in 2024

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Brandon Bornancin
June 28, 2023
Brandon Bornancin best business book author for CEOs
“Reading is essential to those who seek to rise above the ordinary.”

- Jim Robin

The best business books are ones that provide real and proven strategies and tactics in real life.

Whether you’re already a successful CEO or a sales professional looking for the best business advice, you should always get advice from someone who’s already achieved similar goals.

If you want to become a CEO someday, listen to other successful CEOs. 

Here, we’ve compiled a list of some of the best business books for CEOs, sales professionals, entrepreneurs written by a CEO himself–Brandon Bornancin.

Brandon Bornancin is a 5x bestselling author, serial entrepreneur, public speaker, and the CEO of Seamless.AI, the #1 sales software that delivers the world’s best leads. He’s on a mission to help 1 billion professionals connect to opportunity and achieve massive success.

📘 Related: Read more about how Brandon and co-founder Michael Hopkins built Seamless.AI from the ground up in The Inspiring Story of Seamless.AI: From Dream to Disrupting Sales Forever.”

Not many people have opportunities to meet successful entrepreneurs on a day-to-day basis. The best business books by successful people help bridge that gap; reading gives you direct access to fresh insights and perspectives on what it’s really like to be an entrepreneur.

The books listed here aren’t limited to sales advice. You’ll also find:

  • Anecdotes of Brandon’s personal experiences as an entrepreneur
  • Actionable tips, strategies, and habits for overall personal development
  • Brandon’s personal insights on how to scale from nothing to an enterprise-level business
  • Social selling scripts

…And more.

Use this list of best business books by Brandon Bornancin to start applying strategies, tips, and habits like a successful CEO.

✍️Note from Brandon: Hello, readers! As the author of several books focused on sales, personal growth, and professional development, I am thrilled to share with you the valuable teachings of each book in my collection, including my newest print edition called 'The Power of Going All-in'. Each book is designed to equip you with the knowledge, strategies, and mindset needed to excel in your sales career. Join me as I provide an insider's perspective on the key lessons found within each book.

1. The Power of Going All-in

Best business book for starting and growing a business.

From Humble Beginnings to Enterprise Mentality

This book shares 365 secrets to help you troubleshoot common management challenges like dealing with underperformers, bouncing back from poor revenue performance, and cutting down employee churn. Whether you’re a newbie and just starting out in your first management role with no clue where to begin with team building. Or you’re a seasoned vet, and you’ve lost that fire in your belly for leadership. The Power of Going All-In does a great job of providing solid advice for everybody and, more importantly, reminding you of why you took on a leadership position in the first place: To connect with people and help your employees unlock their greatest talents.

Here’s what others have to say about this business book:

“The Power of Going All-In is a testament to the transformative potential of unwavering commitment and decisive action in leadership. Brandon’s pragmatic approach to success, drawn from personal experience and conveyed with contagious enthusiasm, serves as an invaluable guide for those poised to take the leap towards their ambitions. Through this book, Brandon not only inspires, but provides a roadmap for anyone eager to harness the grit and resilience necessary for profound professional and personal growth. It's a compelling read for aspiring leaders ready to commit fully to their journey.”

- Dr. Marshall Goldsmith is the Thinkers50 #1 Executive Coach and New York Times bestselling author of The Earned Life, Triggers, and What Got You Here Won’t Get You There.

2. Whatever It Takes

Best business book for developing powerful entrepreneurial habits.

Master the Habits to Transform Your Business, Relationships, and Life

In "Whatever It Takes," I explore the power of habits and their impact on transforming every aspect of your life. This book guides you on how to identify and develop positive habits that drive success, not only in your business but also in your relationships and personal life. By mastering effective habits, you can elevate your sales performance, increase productivity, and create a more fulfilling and balanced life.

Here’s what others have to say:

"If you want to become a champion in sales, and in life, it requires mastering your Self. 'Whatever It Takes' delivers a practical roadmap to conquer any goal. Brandon shares his life's journey, from nothing to failure, and what it really takes to bounce back from adversity, and win. Flip the script on what you think it takes to succeed and discover how to master every area in your life."

- Keith Rosen, CEO, Profit Builders, Author, SALES LEADERSHIP and Coaching Salespeople Into Sales Champions

3. Seven Figure Social Selling

Best business book for social media sales scripts.

Over 400 Pages of Proven Social Selling Scripts, Strategies, and Secrets to Increase Sales and Make More Money Today!

In "Seven Figure Social Selling," I unlock the potential of social media as a powerful tool for driving sales success. With over 400 pages of proven social selling scripts, strategies, and secrets, this book provides you with actionable steps to leverage platforms like LinkedIn, Twitter, and Facebook to increase your sales and income. Learn how to build strong online relationships, generate leads, and close more deals using the principles of social selling.

Here’s what others have to say:

“After blasting through this book in a day, I know it's a book I'll refer back to often. These scripts are a massive time-saver. Why write sales scripts on your own when a top 1% sales expert has already done it for you?...This book is beneficial far beyond just salespeople. Anyone who communicates online (i.e. you) can learn how to persuade people to take action through the power of words with these scripts.”

- Amazon customer review

4. Sales Secrets

Best business book for sales advice from top sales experts.

The World's Top Salespeople Share Their Secrets to Success

In "Sales Secrets," I have curated insights and wisdom from some of the world's top sales professionals. This book reveals the secrets behind their remarkable success and provides practical strategies for sales excellence. From prospecting and relationship-building to objection handling and closing techniques, you'll gain invaluable knowledge and guidance to elevate your sales game.

Here’s what others have to say:

“One of the many secrets of success is learning from others who have gone before you. This book is an amazing compilation of advice from today’s sales experts giving you the opportunity to do just that.
You can read it from cover to cover and take away insights you’ll use for the rest of your sales career. Or you can treat it like a buffet where you can pick and choose the specific advice you need on motivation, attitude, prospecting, presenting, closing, objection handling, negotiating, and many other areas.
If you want the financial rewards a career in sales can give you, then you owe it to yourself to read this book!”

- Amazon customer review

5. The Ultimate Guide to Breaking Into Tech Sales

Best business book to break into tech sales.

Land Your Dream Job, Make Six Figures, & Work From Anywhere

"Breaking into Tech Sales" is your ultimate guide to entering the fast-paced world of tech sales. Drawing from my own experiences and insights, this book provides practical strategies for landing your dream job, making a six-figure income, and enjoying the freedom to work from anywhere. Discover the essential skills, industry knowledge, and networking techniques that will help you thrive in the tech sales field.

Here’s what others have to say:

“With over 12 years B2C sales experience, I’ve been in motion for the past year to pivot into tech sales…I believe in energy, some refer to it as vibration. I enjoy great energy. Energy that ignites passion. Energy that drives you to want more, to dive deeper. This book has provided me that. Piqued interest!
Its contents are clear, concise and informative. I especially appreciate content that is relevant, real, and relatable. The author shares challenges and the opportunities to solve - that led to his successes after several defeats.”

- Amazon customer review

A word for readers

My collection of books aims to empower sales professionals like you with the tools, strategies, and inspiration needed to excel in the competitive world of sales. Whether you want to transform your habits, break into tech sales, master social selling, or learn from top performers, each book offers unique insights and practical guidance to drive your success.

By immersing yourself in the teachings within these pages and applying them to your daily practices, you can transform your sales approach, achieve exceptional results, and unlock your true potential. Remember, success in sales is not just about techniques but also about continuous learning, personal growth, and the right mindset. Embrace the wisdom shared in these books, adapt them to your unique circumstances, and embark on a journey of sales excellence.

📘 Related: 15 Best Sales Books