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Let me know what it is and what you thought of it
Also, do you read business books often, and why?
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I'm still reading them after uni, academic and non-academic.

If you go for books that aren't aligned with how academics think, it might mess up your grades with the ideas they have - although they probably work a lot better than the academic ideas.

I read them because I need to understand new business ideas and how they are implemented. Things that may work 3-4 years ago may not necessarily work now, because how fast the markets are changing. Although a lot of the underlying principles will still work, you're likely to be paid for application as opposed to preaching theory.

The things I read tend to be regarding marketing, personal finance, finance/investment, economics, autobiographies/biographies, entrepeneurs, sales, productivity, negotiation. When I get stressed out from reading, I refer to stress management books.

For most things academic, I try to see if I can get something from Harvard Business Review.
For non academics, I refer to what's popular at Waterstones or Amazon. A better approach would be checking what some of the successful entrepreneurs recommend.
More commonly though, I read whatever seems interesting in my business news feed - it's usually free.
In my current non-academic business book to be reading list is the Secrets of Power Persuasion by Roger Dawson. After being blown away by his book on Power Negotiating, I thought I might try out his other books.

Aside from books, you might want to listen to business related podcasts, which are usually free. I'm looking into audiobooks myself.
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i recommend "self made" by biancer miller cole, very good at explaining UK business practices.
in general its really useful to read them as they are written by people who were in your position and are now successful business people. years of experience condensed into a book is incredibely useful.
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Hi, so lockdown has made me quite bored. I am starting a business management degree in October. Is there any books you suggest to read over during this lockdown period?
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Hi, so lockdown has made me quite bored. I am starting a business management degree in October. Is there any books you suggest to read over during this lockdown period?
Depends if you could get access to the books. Ideally you borrow, not buy.

In line with academic requirements, I would recommend the following:
Principles of Macroeconomics by G Mankiw - it's an economic textbook most management degrees will use
A Random Walk Down Wall Street by G Malkiel & The Intelligent Investor by Benjamin Graham - if you're studying finance
Corporate Finance by Watson and Head - if you're doing corporate finance
Principles of Marketing by Kotler - I'm not a fan of Kotler, but he was a thought leader of marketing
Management accounting books by Drury - as a management student you should really study management accounting, and Drury is good here
Quantitative Methods for Business, Management, and Finance by S Piff - if you have not studied statistics or linear programming at A Level

The general business and management modules put me to sleep, so I don't know of any good books from the top of my head I would personally recommend. Organisational Behaviour by some author is a recommended choice by many, but I would never vouch for it.

Leading Change by J Kotter - not something I would reference, but it's something I look into
7 Habits of Highly Effective People by S Covey - more for your time management skills, not to reference
How to Write Great Essays by Peter Levin - if you don't know how to write academically at university
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