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7 Business books that will get you to CEO status

Want to take your career to the next level? Perhaps you’ve always dreamed of being the head of your own startup, or you’ve envisioned yourself as the CEO of a major corporation. Whatever your professional aspirations are, these seven business books will help you ascend the corporate ladder.

The CEO Next Door

AUTHOR: Elena L. Botelho, Kim R. Powell with Tahl Raz

ABOUT: After conducting an in-depth analysis of over 2600 leaders, the authors of this book provide insights into what it really takes to be a CEO.  


I’m In: Essential Advice for Entrepreneurs

AUTHOR: Gil Oved, Lebo Gunguluza, Polo Leteka, Vinny Lingham, Vusi Thembekwayo

ABOUT: Receive invaluable business advice from the original cast of Shark Tank South Africa judges.


Elon Musk: Tesla, SpaceX, and the Quest for a Fantastic Future

AUTHOR: Ashlee Vance

ABOUT: Get into the mindset of  South African billionaire and relentless innovator, Elon Musk.


Inspired: Remarkable South Africans Share their Stories

AUTHOR: Jennifer Lindsey-Renton

ABOUT: This book features a series of interviews with South African business leaders like Carol Boyes and thought leaders such as Ferial Haffajee.

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Nice Girls Don’t Get the Corner Office

AUTHOR: Lois P. Frankel

ABOUT: This book is essential for all female professionals. Frankel gives advice on how to attain success in a male-dominated corporate environment.

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Leaders Eat Last

AUTHOR: Simon Sinek

ABOUT: In this New York Times bestseller, Simon Huck shares how leaders can create a healthy and productive work environment where their employees feel valued.

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Year of Yes

AUTHOR: Shonda Rhymes

ABOUT: The executive producer of Grey’s Anatomy, How to Get Away with Murder, and Scandal, Shonda Rhymes, gives readers insight how her entire life changed when she learned to let go, and say yes.

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