Bill Gates can read around 50 books a year. If you’re an average American, however, you’re reading around four to five. A little less impressive, right?
Reading is a crucial part of your development as a professional. It educates you, keeping you mentally sharp, and it has health benefits: Reading on a daily basis reduces stress by up to 68%! The problem is that many of us are so busy that we can never find the time to read at all.
Your schedule probably won’t let up anytime soon, but there is some good news: You can still manage to read if you just take advantage of the gaps in your day. If the most successful entrepreneurs find time to read, you can, too.
So, what exactly should you read? If you want to grow as a professional, then you need to read books that discuss topics relevant to you and your industry. For example, books that challenge your creativity as an innovator, or books that teach you important aspects of budgeting and saving so you can fund your next startup idea.
To help you find the time and the right books, Fundera compiled a list of the top 18 business books you can read on your lunch break: