Jason Fried, the CEO of 37 Signals, states in his best-selling business book, Rework:
Always hire the better writer, whether the position is sales, engineering, technology, or anything else. Good writers understand what is important. They know what to omit. They can convey information and ideas. Always hire the better writer.
Many business writing books are meh, and some are good. One problem with a book specifically devoted to business writing is that business writing is comprised of different elements of general writing. A specific business writing book can be formulaic and reductive. “Use this model” doesn’t work well when the information that goes into that model changes and requires discernment.
These books represent the best of the various elements that comprise good business writing.
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If time is limited, here is what every student of business writing needs to use or read: