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BEST Business Intelligence Books: The Ultimate List

Looking for the best Business Intelligence books? Browse our list to find excellent book recommendations on the subject.

1. Business Intelligence Guidebook: From Data Integration to Analytics (2014)

 BEST Business Intelligence Books: The Ultimate ListBetween the high-level concepts of business intelligence and the nitty-gritty instructions for using vendors’ tools lies the essential, yet poorly-understood layer of architecture, design and process. Without this knowledge, Big Data is belittled – projects flounder, are late and go over budget. Business Intelligence Guidebook: From Data Integration to Analytics shines a bright light on an often neglected topic, arming you with the knowledge you need to design rock-solid business intelligence and data integration processes. Practicing consultant and adjunct BI professor Rick Sherman takes the guesswork out of creating systems that are…
Author(s): Rick Sherman

2. Storytelling with Data: A Data Visualization Guide for Business Professionals (2015)

 BEST Business Intelligence Books: The Ultimate ListDon’t simply show your data—tell a story with it!  Storytelling with Data teaches you the fundamentals of data visualization and how to communicate effectively with data. You’ll discover the power of storytelling and the way to make data a pivotal point in your story. The lessons in this illuminative text are grounded in theory, but made accessible through numerous real-world examples—ready for immediate application to your next graph or presentation.  Storytelling is not an inherent skill, especially when it comes to data visualization, and…
Author(s): Nussbaumer Knaflic, Cole

3. Data Science for Business: What You Need to Know about Data Mining and Data-Analytic Thinking (2013)

 BEST Business Intelligence Books: The Ultimate ListWritten by renowned data science experts Foster Provost and Tom Fawcett, Data Science for Business introduces the fundamental principles of data science, and walks you through the “data-analytic thinking” necessary for extracting useful knowledge and business value from the data you collect. This guide also helps you understand the many data-mining techniques in use today.Based on an MBA course Provost has taught at New York University over the past ten years, Data Science for Business provides examples of real-world business problems to illustrate these principles. You’ll not only learn how to…
Author(s): Foster Provost, Tom Fawcett

4. HBR Emotional Intelligence Boxed Set (6 Books) (HBR Emotional Intelligence Series) (2018)

 BEST Business Intelligence Books: The Ultimate List. HBR’s Emotional Intelligence Series features smart, essential reading on the human side of professional life from the pages of Harvard Business Review. Each book in the series offers proven research showing how our emotions impact our work lives, practical advice for managing difficult people and situations, and inspiring essays on what it means to tend to our emotional well-being at work. Uplifting and practical, these books describe the social skills that are critical for ambitious professionals to master. The specially priced six-volume set…
Author(s): Harvard Business Review , Daniel Goleman, et al.

5. Business Intelligence, Analytics, and Data Science: A Managerial Perspective (4th Edition) (2017)

 BEST Business Intelligence Books: The Ultimate ListA managerial approach to understanding business intelligence systems. To help future managers use and understand analytics, Business Intelligence provides students with a solid foundation of BI that is reinforced with hands-on practice. #79,169 in Books (See Top 100 in Books) #1057 in Business & Finance #75 in Information Management (Books) Would you like to ?If you are a seller for this product, would you like to ?…
Author(s): Ramesh Sharda, Dursun Delen , et al.

6. Business Intelligence For Dummies (2008)

 BEST Business Intelligence Books: The Ultimate ListYou’re intelligent, right? So you’ve already figured out that Business Intelligence can be pretty valuable in making the right decisions about your business. But you’ve heard at least a dozen definitions of what it is, and heard of at least that many BI tools. Where do you start? Business Intelligence For Dummies makes BI understandable! It takes you step by step through the technologies and the alphabet soup, so you can choose the right technology and implement a successful BI environment. You’ll see how the applications and technologies work together to access, analyze, and…
Author(s): Swain Scheps

7. Hyper: Changing the way you think about, plan, and execute business intelligence for real results, real fast! (2015)

Author(s): Gregory P. Steffine

8. Applied Artificial Intelligence: A Handbook For Business Leaders (2018)

 BEST Business Intelligence Books: The Ultimate List***Selected as CES 2018 Top Technology Book of the Year ***”Artificial intelligence” is the buzz word of the day. You’ve no doubt read your fair share of media hype either proclaiming doom and gloom where robots seize our jobs or prophesying a new utopia where AI cures all our human problems. But what does it actually mean for your role as a business leader? Applied Artificial Intelligence is a practical guide for business leaders who are passionate about leveraging machine intelligence to enhance the productivity of their organizations and the…
Author(s): Mariya Yao , Adelyn Zhou , et al.

9. Strategic and Competitive Analysis: Methods and Techniques for Analyzing Business Competition (2002)

 BEST Business Intelligence Books: The Ultimate ListThis book comprehensively examines the wide spectrum of techniques (classic as well as more popular contemporary ones) involved in analyzing business, competitive data, and information. A consistent format for each technique includes a description, background, rationale and implications, advantages, limitations, process, and related tools. Twenty-four analytical tools are discussed and evaluated with examples to illustrate their most effective application. A unique evaluation process for each model identifies ease of use and practicality….
Author(s): Craig S. Fleisher, Babette Bensoussan

10. Artificial Intelligence: The Insights You Need from Harvard Business Review (HBR Insights Series) (2019)

 BEST Business Intelligence Books: The Ultimate ListFrom making faster, better decisions to automating rote work to enabling robots to respond to emotions, AI and machine learning are already reshaping business and society. What should you and your company be doing today to ensure that you’re poised for success and keeping up with your competitors in the age of AI?Artificial Intelligence: The Insights You Need from Harvard Business Review brings you today’s most essential thinking on AI and explains how to launch the right initiatives at your company to capitalize on the opportunity of the machine intelligence revolution. Get up to…
Author(s): Harvard Business Review , Thomas H. Davenport, et al.

Best Business Intelligence Books: The Ultimate List

We highly recommend you to buy all paper or e-books in a legal way, for example, on Amazon. But sometimes it might be a need to dig deeper beyond the shiny book cover. Before making a purchase, you can visit resources like Genesis and download some business intelligence books mentioned below at your own risk. Once again, we do not host any illegal or copyrighted files, but simply give our visitors a choice and hope they will make a wise decision.

The Profit Impact of Business Intelligence

Author(s): Steve Williams and Nancy Williams (Auth.)
Publisher:, Year: [2005?], Size: 6 Mb, Download: pdf
ID: 1016920

Computing Predictive Analytics, Business Intelligence, and Economics: Modeling Techniques with Startups and Incubators

Author(s): Cyrus F. Nourani
Publisher: Apple Academic Press, Year: 2020, Size: 12 Mb, Download: pdf
ID: 2434183

Blockchain, Artificial Intelligence And Financial Services: Implications And Applications For Finance And Accounting Professionals

Author(s): Sean Stein Smith
Publisher: Springer, Year: 2020, Size: 3 Mb, Download: pdf
ID: 2445904

Business Intelligence and Analytics in Small and Medium Enterprises

Author(s): Pedro Novo Melo; Carolina Machado
Publisher: CRC Press, Year: 2020, Size: 9 Mb, Download: pdf
ID: 2518834

Augmented Intelligence: The Business Power of Human-Machine Collaboration

Author(s): Judith Hurwitz; Henry Morris; Candace Sidner; Daniel Kirsch
Publisher: CRC Press, Year: 2020, Size: 5 Mb, Download: pdf
ID: 2528507

Artificial Intelligence for Business: A Roadmap for Getting Started with AI

Author(s): Jason L. Anderson; Jeffrey L. Coveyduc
Publisher: John Wiley & Sons, Year: 2020, Size: 8 Mb, Download: epub
ID: 2530014

Hands-On Business Intelligence with DAX

Author(s): Ian Horne
Publisher: Packt, Year: 2020, Size: 9 Mb, Download: epub
ID: 2538551

Artificial Intelligence and Machine Learning: AI Superpowers and Human+Machine a Visionary Revolution in Finance, Medicine and Business. Find out Top Influent People of the Era with a Modern Approach

Author(s): Mc Frockman, Jeff
Publisher: , Year: 2020, Size: 6 Mb, Download: epub
ID: 2551238

Building Analytics Teams: Harnessing analytics and artificial intelligence for business improvement

Author(s): John K. Thompson
Publisher: Packt Publishing Ltd, Year: 2020, Size: 1 Mb, Download: epub
ID: 2552431

Please note that this booklist is not definite. Some books are absolutely record-breakers according to Washington Post, others are composed by unknown authors. On top of that, you can always find additional tutorials and courses on Coursera, Udemy or edX, for example. Are there any other relevant resources you could recommend? Leave a comment if you have any feedback on the list.

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