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Business Jargon: 6 Great Books For Unlocking The Business World

The wide, working world of business is constantly evolving and shifting so much so that even people working in it day to day can be taken back somewhat by the sheer amount of change unfolding in front of them. With such rapid change often comes new ways of addressing the situations around you. In fact, it really wouldn’t be too much of an over-statement to say that the business world has a language of its own.

Below we spoke to several leading experts in the field to suggest their best book recommendations for unlocking the world of business and understanding those in it.

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#1 The Personal MBA – Josh Kaufman

My favorite book by far for understanding business talk, and business in general, would have to be The Personal MBA. It is the perfect book that covers virtually every area of a business that you need to be at least aware of from marketing and sales to creating systems and working with others (and everything in-between). The book is truly a personal MBA, without the years of college and thousands in debt. It's a huge bang for your buck considering it's the cost of any typical book and will supply you with many new ideas and principles to come away with.

I recommend it to anyone new trying to start a business and have a real shot at making it successful.

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Contributor: Dustyn from dimewilltell.com

#2 The Curriculum – Stanley Bing

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This funny and insightful tome is written by the renowned satirist of Fortune magazine fame. It breaks down the real day-to-day realities of American business as well as the key terms, academic and otherwise, needed to get by as a professional. Readers will learn a ton and be entertained in the process. Despite its satire the information remains actionable.

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Contributor: Robert Lee Allen from bloomberg.com

#3 V Is For Vulnerable – Seth Godin

Instead of offering a definition for each of the most commonly used business terms, Godin's book offers business professionals a pictorial overview of the terms that can (and should) define how they work...and emphasises how embracing those concepts can elevate their work into an art form.

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Contributor: Phil Hoey from quotezone.co.uk

#4 The CEO’s Mindset – Vinnie Fisher

I had a chance to pick up The CEO's Mindset by Vinnie Fischer at the Black Label Mastermind and it was fantastic. As the CEO of a company with about 25-40 employees at any given time it allowed me to audit my own practices; and I took tons of notes in the book.

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Contributor: Corey Rush from www.bluepackmarketing.com

#5 The Ridiculous Business Jargon Dictionary – Matthew Irwin

This fairly compact e-book (122 pages long) is both humorous and easily understood. Presented in a dictionary-type format, this book presents more than 1000 terms that are best described as business jargon that some folks in corporate America use (almost unconsciously) each and every day in a wide variety of business settings. So, if you're mystified by terms such as alpha pup or bangalored, you might want to invest in this inexpensive e-book.

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Contributor: Timothy G. Wiedman, D.B.A.

#6 Execution – Bossidy and Charan

I always recommend “Execution The Discipline of Getting Things Done” to anyone who wants a better understanding of what matters in business. Learning the lingo is useless without context or the ability to actually get things done. The best way to improve your knowledge of “business talk” is to read the books business leaders are reading and understand the challenges they are looking to solve.

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Contributor: Doug Warner from aligntoday.com

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