Best business books chosen by experts

We list the best business books recommended by critics from Washington Post, NPR, New York Times and many more. All critics' recommendations are referenced with customer reviews. The rating you see is an aggregate from several platforms and is always higher than 4 out of 5 stars.

4.4 Janesville

Janesville: An American Story by Amy Goldstein

New York Times

“Moving and magnificently well-researched… Janesville joins a growing family of books about the evisceration of the working class in the United States. What sets it apart is the sophistication of its storytelling and analysis”

Featured in New York Times’ 100 Notable Books of 2017.

4.7 An American Sickness

An American Sickness: How Healthcare Became Big Business and How You Can Take It Back

Washington Post

“An authoritative account of the distorted financial incentives that drive medical care in the United States.”

Featured in Washington Post’s 50 Notable Non-Fiction Books of 2017.

4.4 Hit Refresh

Hit Refresh: The Quest to Rediscover Microsoft’s Soul and Imagine a Better Future for Everyone


“Thoughtful and open in the moment, unfailingly honest in retrospect, the book beautifully captures the experience of leading through change and positively maps the challenges of a future transformed by technology.”

Featured in Bloomberg’s Best Books of 2017.

4.5 Content Trap

The Content Trap: A Strategist’s Guide to Digital Change


“Today, to some extent, every company is a media company, but Anand emphasizes that it’s not just about the content you create; it’s the connections you make that matter—the platforms and network effects.”

Featured in Bloomberg’s Best Books of 2017.

4.1 Adaptive Markets

Adaptive Markets: Financial Evolution at the Speed of Thought


“Andrew Lo’s powerful new book brings together insights from many fields to advance our understanding of markets and investor behavior. In doing so, he provides one of the most compelling accompaniments to the theory of market efficiency.”

Featured in Bloomberg’s Best Books of 2017.

4.6 Straight Talk On Trade

Straight Talk on Trade: Ideas for a Sane World Economy


“In 1997, Rodrik warned about a possible backlash against the excesses of globalization. His new book is a great guide for the necessary policy corrections to respond to populism and preserve what’s beneficial in open trade.”

Featured in Bloomberg’s Best Books of 2017.