If you’ve started your own business or are thinking about creating one, then you might be looking for some sort of direction. Listening to those who’ve done it before can allow you to better understand the journey, including the obstacles that you should expect to counter along the way. However, experience can be difficult to obtain if you don’t really know these prominent people. Fortunately, some of the most successful entrepreneurs and great thinkers have taken the time to put down their thoughts and experience down on tape. Read on to learn some of the top business audiobooks you should start listening to.


Lean In: Women, Work, and the Will to Lead by Sheryl Sandberg

Women have been a part of the workforce for many decades now but have yet to receive the recognition they deserve. Often stereotypes and downright sexism will hold back women from reaching their full potential. In this audiobook, Sheryl Sandberg delves deep into this topic. Sandberg speaks of how women shouldn’t have to choose between motherhood and having a career. Why women deserve a seat at the boardroom table. The book revolves around her story within Silicon Valley and how she overcame these common obstacles.


How to Win Friends and Influence People by Dale Carnegie

Business is more than simply crunching numbers and coming up with great products. It also involves the various interactions you have with staff and customers alike. In his world-famous book, Dale Carnegie goes into great detail regarding the importance and effectiveness of the proper interaction. A good example includes the action of choosing to refocus on the good rather on what is offending you. This strategy can reset conversations and provide you with a more favorable outcome.


Finding My Virginity by Richard Branson

If you want to talk about someone who started from nothing and created one of the world’s largest companies, then this book by Richard Branson is for you. In this book, you are taken into the mind of Richard Branson. You will learn how he handles pressure and other challenges that he’s faced throughout his business life. This book by one of our generation’s most successful businessmen is a sure-fire way to learn as much as you can about the world of business.