This is for recommended or reviewed books.


10 Business Books to Read This Summer

Jul 7, 2016

With summer finally here, we have launched our #sbalibrary campaign on Twitter to inspire the B.C. business community to kick back and enjoy the nice weather while checking out a great read. Every day until the end of August we will be tweeting out a business book recommendation from either one of the great libraries in British Columbia or one of our followers.

A List of Small Business Books for Libraries / Learning Centres

Nov 11, 2010

Recently updated - Suggested Titles for Small Business Collections. This list, jointly created by Vancouver Public Library and the Irving K. Barber Learning Centre (IKBLC), has been put together to help librarians and other business literature collectors across B.C. develop their small-business collections.

Becoming a Better Business Leader

Jan 1, 2013

Whether you’re managing an office or starting your own business, good leadership is an essential ingredient of business success. But what makes a good leader? According to John Baker, president of the organizational and leadership development firm READY Thinking, “Leadership is accomplishing things that reach beyond solitary abilities by acting — and getting others to act — with a maturity that surpasses limited self-interest.”

Emotional Labour and Your Business

Jul 7, 2017

Have you ever had to show confidence when you felt fear or express enthusiasm when you felt anxious? Maybe you’ve used a smile or a calm tone of voice to put someone else at ease. If so, you have performed emotional labour, and you’re not alone.

Family-Owned Business Resources

Oct 10, 2011

Building relationships in business requires trust - and who can be trusted upon more than family? Family businesses are everywhere - about half of all privately owned businesses in Canada are in fact family owned. If you're thinking about working with relations to start a business, here are some top resources to guide you.

Five Great Business Books of 2014

Feb 2, 2015

So many books, so little time! If you're wondering where to start, try this list of some of the most popular business books of 2014. 1. Contagious: Why Things Catch On by Jonah Berger What makes things popular? Why do people talk about certain products and ideas more than others? And what makes online content go viral?

Focus on...Small Business Week 2017

Oct 10, 2017

As the days get shorter, we celebrate Small Business Week 2017 with our partners at David Lam Library at UBC. Business Librarian Irena Trebic has picked a list of business books that can help guide you, whatever stage your business is in. Business Start-up in the Digital Age by Inc