Jan 12, 2016 11:10 PM EST

5 Must-read Books in 2016 for the Business-Minded

If you want to start your 2016 right, read books that will help build up your business vibe for this year and more. Check out 5 of the best business-related books that you would want to stack in your shelf:

Deep Work by Cal Newport. This book is about getting more done by staying focused in this rather distracted world. It is a skill in this economy that is indeed becoming increasingly rare as time progresses. Mastering this skill equals to extraordinary outcome. Cal Newport explains that deep work is the ability to focus without distraction on a cognitively demanding task. It's a skill that will make you a better individual and would provide a sense of true fulfillment that comes straight from craftsmanship. Instead of arguing that distraction is bad, Newport celebrates the power of its opposite.

Sprint by Jake Knapp. The creator of Google Ventures' sprint process, Jake Knapp has run over 100 sprints with startups like Medium, Nest, 23andMe, and Flatiron Health. In this book that he wrote, Knapp offers a formula that will upgrade your idea to a decision in just five days time. 

Wired to Create by Scott Barry Kaufman and Caroline Gregoire. This one is labelled as the manifesto for creative-minded people. Though it is a given fact that creativity is hard to capture, making the most sense out of it is possible. Gregoire and Kaufman, together with their wisdom, Wired to Create gives you a detailed explanation on how you could unlock your creativity.

Grit by Angela Duckworth. Having conducted radical studies on grit, Duckworth delves deeper into the quality that enables people to work hard and stick to their long-term passion and goals.

How to Have a Good Day by Caroline Webb. Setting the right priorities, making productive use of your time, having effective conversations, doing your very best work, achieving great personal impact, being resilient to setbacks and sustaining your energy are the seven practices that this book is arranged around. 

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