Do you read business books

Discussion in 'Self Improvement and Being Successful' started by RestOwner, Apr 21, 2010.

  1. Adam_Ly1983

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    I don't know if you'll like this book. A friend gave it to me to help me in my work with my previous company. But hey, sometimes I like it and sometimes I'm scared of it. "48 Laws of POWER" By Robert Greene
     
  2. Fergal

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    I haven't heard of that one Adam, can you please tell us a little about it and what you have learned from it?
     
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    Before i was a bookworm, but when internet invades my world i have no time for my books. :D
     
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    I had forgotten about this thread! I recently set myself a 30 days challenge to read 60min a day of biz/success books and so far we are at day 14 and it has really changed my world.

    I know my poor habits and saboteurs so I have been doing my reading first thing in the morning before the world wakes up - no putting it off and missing a day! Plus then I have the entire day to act on what I have read.

    I have started with Think & grow Rich and Cialdini's Psychology of Persuasion. So far it has really changed my ife getting back into reading with discipline. I am brighter, happier, more positive and just bursting with enthusiasm for the day first thing in the morning. It is a great way to start each day and implementation has been getting outstanding results!
     
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    That sounds great Tecknowoman, glad to hear it's working out for you. I practice a similar philosophy when it comes to exercising in the morning. I do it first thing, because once I get out of bed, there is no putting it off and it makes me feel better for the rest of the day.
     
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    well i have read the autobiography of akio morita Made in Japan, its a great book as much about morita as it is about creating a successful business.
     
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    LOL Fergal the reading is bright and early to proceed my morning walk with my beagle! I agree exercise is a great morning habit also.
     
  8. RestOwner

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    LOL what's that one about? :|
     
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    The book's description is as follows:

    Losing my Virginity - Branson
    The book features Richard Branson's story from rags to riches. A later version was released in 2005 in hardback and paperback expressing Branson's views on 9/11 and how it has affected his business, especially his airline Virgin Atlantic.

    You can buy one here: http://www.amazon.com/Losing-My-Virginity-Survived-Business/dp/0812932293
     
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    What are your favorite business books?

    Hey -

    I'll start with my list. Although not all are strictly related to business, most of them are. Those that are not, although, are also indirectly related to business (increase in productivity, etc).

    - E-Myth Revisited by Michael Gerber
    - The Power of Less (Great book on minimalism!)
    - The 4-Hour Workweek
    - The Essential Drucker by Peter F. Drucker
    - Tribes by Seth Godin.

    My top five. What's yours?

    :)
     
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    Outrageous Advertising by Bill Glazer
    How to run a Sale by Rick Segel
    Retail Success by George Whalin
    Off the Wall Marketing Ideas by Nancy Michaels & Debbi Karpowicz
    Free Publicity by Jeff Crilley

    My bonus book is
    Secrets to Making Money with Your Retail Store by Me(LOL)
     
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    Similar threads merged!
     
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    Rich Dad Poor Dad by Robert Kiyosaki is one of the most famous books in personal finance. This book explains the real difference between an asset and a liability.
     

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