If you're looking for a good book to kick off 2018, try "Business Adventures" by John Brooks. Self-made billionaires, longtime friends and discerning readers Bill Gates and Warren Buffett agree that it's the best business book ever written.
The key takeaway from the 1969 classic, a compilation of 12 stories from the world of Wall Street, is as relevant today as it ever was, Gates writes on his blog: "John Brooks' work is really about human nature, which is why it has stood the test of time.
"There's an essential human factor in every business endeavor. It doesn't matter if you have a perfect product, production plan and marketing pitch; you'll still need the right people to lead and implement those plans."