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Seeking successful types of business books about something problematic? There are many hundreds of — perhaps 1,000(!) — successful business book types, including almost two dozen types about something problematic.

One of the most important decisions an executive makes about their book is its type. That’s because a book’s type and topic so heavily influence the resulting business growth. A type determines a book’s structural framework, point of view and voice. And success-bound executive authors spend significant time and energy deciding the type — or fusion of types — for their book.

We’ve identified 700+ proven business-building book types. And our 18-step Spark Ultimate Book Start System (complete with worksheets) will help you decide which to choose. Plus we reveal titles of two real-world examples of each — and the ones that often require less writing* — in our 2022 multi-award-winning, groundbreaking family of printed and digital workbooks. This excerpt from 666 Book Types For Building Your Business & Brand reveals a few of the types about something problematic for your book.

A Problem or Challenge
The Problem With Banks by Lena Rethel and Timothy J. Sinclair

Management Challenges For The 21st Century by Peter F. Drucker

The World Is Curved: Hidden Dangers To The Global Economy by David M. Smick

 The Essential Home Buyer’s Checklists: 88 Best Ways To Avoid The Costly Mistakes And Hidden Dangers Every Home Buyer Must Face by Denise L. Evans

Mistakes To Avoid (often requires less writing*)
 New Sales Speak: The 9 Biggest Sales Presentation Mistakes And How To Avoid Them by Terri L. Sjodin

 50 Biggest Website Mistakes: Secrets To Getting More Traffic, Converting More Customers & Making More Sales by Bret Ridgway and Frank Deardurff III

Misadventures (often requires less writing*)
 The Zeroes: My Misadventures In The Decade Wall Street Went Insane by Randall Lane

The Elusive Quest For Growth: Economists’ Adventures And Misadventures In The Tropics by William R. Easterly

What Not To Do
Don’t Burp In The Boardroom: Your Guide To Handling Uncommonly Common Workplace Dilemmas by Rosalinda Oropeza Randall

Lions Don’t Need To Roar: Using The Leadership Power Of Personal Presence To Stand Out, Fit In And Move Ahead by D. A. Benton

See our 18 steps, worksheets and more types and examples by downloading our free workbook, 77 Book Types For Building Your Business & Brand, in the sidebar to the right. For additional help, check out the related posts below, our other workbooks and our Getting Started on Your Business-Building Book individual consulting program.

We’re thrilled to help you create a successful business book that’s one of our types about something problematic!

* Requiring less writing is a subjective judgment because some books of this type might have a lot of original writing — while some books of types without this designation may have a limited number of words.

Thousands of successful books follow the format of something problematic business books.