We asked our Twitter and Facebook followers what their favourite business books are. Here is what they recommended.

Predictable Success: Getting Your Organization on the Growth Track - and Keeping It There, by Les McKeown

This book is a guide for companies at any stage of the business life cycle. It combines market positions and management analysis. The author uses case studies, action point and insights to advice small and large businesses on how to stimulate growth and to guide them on the path to success.

Good to Great: Why Some Companies Make the Leap...and Others Don't, by Jim Collins

Good to Great is a must read for business owners/directors wanting to excel in their business. In this book, the author uncovers the variables that enable any type of business to make the leap from good to great which are supported by evidence and his findings from his five year research project.

Delivering Happiness, by Tony Hsieh

Delivering Happiness aims to show how a different kind of corporate culture can make a huge difference in achieving results. The author shares his advice on how to create a company culture that values and delivers happiness through fundraising to finding happiness, from actual e-mails to checklists. Worth the read for inspirational and motivational talk.

Thriving on Chaos: Handbook for a Management Revolution, by Tom Peters

Thriving Chaos is the national bestseller that offers prescriptions for an economic world turned upside down. The book is a guide for business developers/owners who want to learn how to successfully manage their businesses.

The Leadership Challenge, by James M. Kouzes and Barry Z. Posner

The Leadership Challenge is renowned as one of the most trusted resources on becoming a leader amongst business owners and entrepreneurs. The book features the latest research and case studies on leadership, along with business examples and stories of real people achieving extraordinary results by using the book's 'five practices and 'ten commitments'.