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Books You Must Read In 2014

Books You Must Read In 2014

As we approach the end of the third week of 2014, we have compiled a list of ‘must-read’ books for the year just for you! Here’s what your bookshelves must acquire in this new year …


Over the past few weeks, we contacted some of our lecturers and students to pick their brains on their book-reading habits. We asked them to recommend us books that everyone must read in 2014, if they haven’t already.

The intention was to not just target industry-specific books but those titles that would benefit professionals and students alike.

Result: A selection of books spanning several fields and from across the board. Not only do the contributors to this believe this will act as knowledge-imparting texts but also as motivational sources.


Here’s is the book-shopping list that you must be taking with you to your nearest bookstore over the weekend to stock for the year:


Professor Maurits Van Rooijen, LSBF Rector & CEO, recommends:

New Venture Creation: An Innovator’s Guide to Entrepreneurshipby Marc Meyer and Frederick Crane


Naushaba Singh, LSBF Head of Studies – Postgraduate, recommends:

Future Shock by Alvin Toffler

Small is Beautiful: Economics As If People Matteredby E.F Schumacher


Dr. Steve Priddy, LSBF Head of Research, recommends:

The Great Crash of 1929by JK Galbraith

Thinking, Fast and Slowby Daniel Kahneman

Obliquity: Why Our Goals are Best Achieved Indirectlyby John Kay

The Princeby Niccolo Machiavelli

Fool’s Gold: How Unrestrained Greed Corrupted a Dream, Shattered Global Markets and Unleashed a Catastropheby Gillian Tett


Asmat Ullah, LSBF Student Association President, recommends:

The E-Myth Revisited: Why Most Small Businesses Don’t Work and What to Do About It - by Michael E. Gerber

Think and Grow Richby Napoleon Hill

The Master Key to Richesby Napoleon Hill

The Seven Habits of Highly Effective Peopleby Stephen R. Covey

The Magic of Thinking Bigby Dr. David Schwartz

Losing My Virginityby Richard Branson

The Power of Habit: Why We Do What We Do, and How to Changeby Charles Duhigg


Do you have a list of books that you think are must-reads in 2014? Share your recommendations with us in the comments below!


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