What did we look for in selecting the 10 best business books of 2018? Insights, best practices and innovations related to financial advisors and their clients. Not too many words, for who has the time? Well-written and entertaining round out the criteria. We considered books from traditional publishers as well as deserving books that were self-published. We can say with confidence that these 10 books meet the test. To point you in the right direction, we call out the key takeaway from each book and point you to “nut” chapter: the section of the book that distills the essential wisdom on offer. As usual, the list includes a novel set in the world of finance whose fictional themes offers lessons just as pertinent—and frequently more entertaining—as those of the soberer non-fiction titles. Retail prices are frequently discounted. Most titles are available as digital downloads, eBooks, books and audiobooks.