From accruing wealth to making the most of a presentation, our picks this month are worthy reads. Hit the books, and help improve your business savvy.

The Compelling Communicator: Mastering the Art and Science of Exceptional Presentation Design
Tim Pollard | $18 | Conder House Press

You dread them: meetings with bad PowerPoints. Or long, boring presentations where you leave thinking, “What was that even about?” Communication and presentation are cornerstones of business. Author Tim Pollard, in his book The Compelling Communicator, has advice about how to move from “blah” to “ahhhh” with presentations. And that can help you get ahead. “The importance of communication is a life skill,” Pollard writes, “and especially as a business skill, it’s been proven beyond doubt.”

The Automatic Millionaire: A Powerful One-Step Plan to Live and Finish Rich
David Bach | $15 | Crown Business

Who doesn’t want to retire early and rich? You might think you need big paydays to do it, but it’s possible for everyone to save money and build wealth. David Bach’s best-selling The Automatic Millionaire has been revised and updated to include changing financial trends. Originally released in 2003, the book topped best-seller lists in The New York Times and The Wall Street Journal.

A Brief History of Entrepreneurship: The Pioneers, Profiteers, and Racketeers Who Shaped Our World
Joe Carlen | $30 | Columbia Business School Publishing

Borrowing title inspiration from Stephen Hawking, Joe Carlen’s A Brief History of Entrepreneurship condenses into nine stories how entrepreneurship has changed the course of history. Carlen highlights the most colorful entrepreneurial characters, from Mesopotamian merchants to today’s globalized world. Carlen’s weaved a story for the history-buff entrepreneur who wants to get in touch with their roots.