Posts Tagged ‘Books’

What I’m reading now

09/04/2009

I’m in the busiest city in the world, “New Yawk”, yet I’m struggling for consistent internet access. Besides, I’m on vacation!

Reading 3 great books right now:

The Way to The Top: Best Business Advice I Ever Received. Great read on business advice many CEO’s were given that guided them to success.

The Ultimate Sales Machine – by Chet Holmes. A must read for every person wishing to increase their sales ability many times over.

Leadership 101 – by John Maxwell. The basics to great leadership.

Many insights to come. Thanks for visiting and stay tuned!

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Donald Trump’s Book List

07/20/2009
Donald Trump has recently suggested his list for summer reading. You can also find the following list on his blog www.trumpuniversity.com/blog. I own just 1 of the following (the first) but I’ll make sure to put the rest on my list.

May I also suggest that before you go on a reading rampage, you read through Tim Ferriss’ Speed Reading Method. (You can find it in your 4HWW pages 85-86). A similar, longer article can be found here.

Blog ImageThe Real Book of Real Estate
Robert Kiyosaki

Robert Kiyosaki has assembled a team of people who know about real estate from the inside out and their advice, insights and experiences are included in this compilation. My two sons, Don Jr. and Eric, have contributed, and so have I. This is a great book whether you are a long time investor or a first time buyer.

Blog ImageThe War of Art: Break Through the Blocks and Win Your Inner Creative Battles
Steven Pressfield

A small but powerful book on the creative process–and how to make that process work for you. Concise and helpful.

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The Age of the Unthinkable: Why the New World Disorder Constantly Surprises Us And What We Can Do About It
Joshua Cooper Ramo

Conventional thinking is scrutinized and the shifting of power is approached from perspectives that include history, economics and more.


Blog ImageMy Name Is Red
Orhan Pamuk

A complex novel by the 2006 Nobel Prize winner in literature. A murder mystery, a love story, and art history are combined to create a fascinating story.


Blog ImageRich Woman
Kim Kiyosaki

Today, more than ever, women need to financially savvy, and this book can help to improve your financial future.


Blog ImageThe Golden Ratio
Mario Livio

“The story of phi, the world’s most astonishing number.” This book has a surprising scope and is of interest whether or not you are a math whiz.

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Team of Rivals: The Political Genius of Abraham Lincoln
Doris Kearns Goodwin

Goodwin reveals just how brilliant Lincoln was, with a political spin that has historical as well as contemporary interest.


Blog ImageIdeas And Opinions
Albert Einstein

Einstein was not just a scientist, but a great mind at work on many topics, which are covered here.

Blog ImageThe Last Lion: Winston Spencer Churchill
William Manchester

This is Manchester’s second volume on Churchill. It gives a great insight into Churchill as well as World War II.


Enjoy!

The Four Hour Workweek

05/31/2009
Book Recommendation
Although I have recommended the book in the past, I’ll do so again only with more esteem.
I just completed the book for the third time and have concluded that it is by far one of the greatest works of modern day entrpreneurship. If you have not read it yet, I suggest you get into a book store (or online) today and purchase it. It is worth many times its weight in gold!
Why am I so fanatical about Tim Ferriss’ best seller? Because while so many are painstakingly searching for the a way out (the red pill, if you will) of their life-long inconveniences, Ferriss has found the keys to financial and social independance.
Even if you decide to stay in the rat race, the book will still prove a valuable resource of information, self-fulfillment and random fun!
For more on the life on Tim Ferriss, check out his website www.fourhourworkweek.com

5 Books Every Entrepreneur Must Read

05/03/2009
Here are the 5 books Every Entrepreneur Must Read before launching any business or organization. Furthermore, while audio books are quite useful and easier to listen to, I suggest you go out and buy the actual books since so much information, graphs and visualizations are contained in them.

The Art of the Start – Guy Kawasaki

Kawasaki essentially outlines the progressive stages of launching your business with a practical and simple rather than deep and complex approach. Learn what VCs want to hear and how to setup a sound business from the ground up!

The E-Myth Mastery – Michael Gerber

While Gerber’s previous book the E-Myth Revisited details why you must build a systematized business, this version explains how. This is the entrepreneur’s bible; an invaluable asset to any business, start-up or Fortune 500. Learn why systems, not people, run your business best!

The Four Hour Workweek – Tim Ferriss

I have many people tell me its unrealistic. I disagree. This is your “Get Out of Jail Free/Rat Race” card before you even get in. Ferriss, though far from conventional lays out how you have to improve everything from your life to your business and back again. Learn how to Delegate, Eliminate, Automate and Liberate!

Good to Great – Jim Collins

What makes great companies great? Collins moves away the clutter to identify the most essential qualities every revolutionary enterprise possesses. Learn why your Values and Vision are worth so many times your balance sheets.

Choose To be Rich – Robert Kiyosaki

So what makes people wealthy? Kiyosaki walks through the fundamentals of wealth creation and good business sense to provide the aspiring entrepreneur the keys to untold riches. Learn why the words “Cash Flow” are the most important words you’ll ever hear.

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These books aren’t just worth a few great lines, they will change your entire perspective on your business and the way you approach your life while achieving your goals.

The only additional keys you need are passion, creativity, common sense and perseverance!

02/21/2007
Book Review

Security Analysis (Classic 1934 Edition) – Benjamin Graham and David Dodd

I heard that when Warren Buffett worked for Benjamin Graham he decided not to invest another dime until he had read Security Analysis twelve times. There is no doubt that this is the most influential book on investing ever written. It should be on every investors’ bookshelf, even if just to dip into during quiet moments.

I’m currently in the middle. It’s a great read and based on Graham and Dodd’s level of brilliance I would understand why Buffett said twelve times.