For Brandon in Albany, the books I would recommend to an MBA student if he could read only five:
1. The Definitive Drucker. The founding father of modern business management.
2. The Essays of Warren Buffett. To learn how to think independently about business and Wall Street.
4. The E-Myth Revisited. How to optimize the collection of processes that is a business.
5. The Marketing Gurus. Most business schools don’t teach sales, and marketing courses often assume a Fortune 500 sized budget. You may have to teach yourself about both. This book summarizes the classics from Jack Trout to Seth Godin and is a great place to start.
Any other suggestions?