The Best Books for Growing Your MSP Business

The 2018 MSP 501 ID'd the most effective books on leadership and business in the IT channel.

Kris Blackmon, Head of Channel Communities

May 21, 2019

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From Bill Gates to Barack Obama, the most successful individuals of our time will tell you that the key to staying ahead is constant learning. Successful business leaders go through dozens or even hundreds of books a year to learn about the latest innovations in business models, management techniques and operational processes to maximize efficiency and grow that elusive profit margin.

The companies on the 2018 MSP 501 are no different. These managed service providers are the best in the world, and they stay that way because they’re thirsty for knowledge. Though there is no end to the number of quality titles we could list, we polled our 501ers to find the most influential books and thought leaders in the channel. So sit back, flip through the slideshow above and get ready to get inspired.

Then, apply to be a part of the prestigious 2019 MSP 501. The deadline is May 31, so hurry!

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About the Author(s)

Kris Blackmon

Head of Channel Communities, Zift Solutions

Kris Blackmon is head of channel communities at Zift Solutions. She previously worked as chief channel officer at JS Group, and as senior content director at Informa Tech and project director of the MSP 501er Community. Blackmon is chair of CompTIA's Channel Development Advisory Council and operates KB Consulting. You may follow her on LinkedIn and @zift on X.

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