The Ultimate Book List for Entrepreneurs

By Istvan Bujdoso | Blog

Nov 29
The Ultimate Book List For Entrepreneurs

After reading several books in the past years…

I feel it’s my duty to share the best ones with you…

…about entrepreneurship, business, financial freedom, success, wealth, sales, mindset, and a lot more…

These amazing books changed my life and business forever and they can change yours too… 😉


 

#AskGaryVee: One Entrepreneur’s Take on Leadership, Social Media, and Self-Awareness by Gary Vaynerchuk

5 Stars 4.9 out of 5 stars (64 reviews)

#AskGaryVee

"The New York Times bestselling author draws from his popular show #AskGaryVee to offer surprising, often outrageous, and imminently useful and honest answers to everything you’ve ever wanted to know—and more—about navigating the new world.

 

Gary Vaynerchuk—the inspiring and unconventional entrepreneur who introduced us to the concept of crush it—knows how to get things done, have fun, and be massively successful. A marketing and business genius, Gary had the foresight to go beyond traditional methods and use social media tools such as Twitter, Facebook, and YouTube to reach an untapped audience that continues to grow.

 

#AskGaryVee showcases the most useful and interesting questions Gary has addressed on his popular show. Distilling and expanding on the podcast’s most urgent and evergreen themes, Gary presents practical, timely, and timeless advice on marketing, social media, entrepreneurship, and everything else you’ve been afraid to ask but are dying to know. Gary gives you the insights and information you need on everything from effectively using Twitter to launching a small business, hiring superstars to creating a personal brand, launching products effectively to staying healthy—and even buying wine.

 

Whether you’re planning to start your own company, working in digital media, or have landed your first job in a traditional company, #AskGaryVee is your essential guide to making things happen in a big way." (Amazon)

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Alibaba: The House That Jack Ma Built by Duncan Clark

4.5 Stars 4.4 out of 5 stars (25 reviews)

Alibaba

"An engrossing, insider’s account of how a teacher built one of the world’s most valuable companies—rivaling Walmart & Amazon—and forever reshaped the global economy.

 

In just a decade and half Jack Ma, a man from modest beginnings who started out as an English teacher, founded and built Alibaba into one of the world’s largest companies, an e-commerce empire on which hundreds of millions of Chinese consumers depend. Alibaba’s $25 billion IPO in 2014 was the largest global IPO ever. A Rockefeller of his age who is courted by CEOs and Presidents around the world, Jack is an icon for China’s booming private sector and the gatekeeper to hundreds of millions of middle class consumers.

 

Duncan Clark first met Jack in 1999 in the small apartment where Jack founded Alibaba. Granted unprecedented access to a wealth of new material including exclusive interviews, Clark draws on his own experience as an early advisor to Alibaba and two decades in China chronicling the Internet’s impact on the country to create an authoritative, compelling narrative account of Alibaba’s rise.

 

How did Jack overcome his humble origins and early failures to achieve massive success with Alibaba? How did he outsmart rival entrepreneurs from China and Silicon Valley? Can Alibaba maintain its 80% market share? As it forges ahead into finance and entertainment, are there limits to Alibaba’s ambitions? How does the Chinese government view its rise? Will Alibaba expand further overseas, including in the U.S.?

 

Clark tells Alibaba’s tale in the context of China’s momentous economic and social changes, illuminating an unlikely corporate titan as never before." (Amazon)

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Be Obsessed or Be Average by Grant Cardone

4.75 Stars 4.6 out of 5 stars (44 reviews)

Be Obsessed or Be Average

"From the millionaire entrepreneur and New York Times bestselling author of The 10X Rule comes a bold and contrarian wake-up call for anyone truly ready for success. One of the 7 best motivational books of 2016, according to Inc. Magazine.

 

Before Grant Cardone built five successful companies (and counting), became a multimillionaire, and wrote bestselling books… he was broke, jobless, and drug-addicted.

 

Grant had grown up with big dreams, but friends and family told him to be more reasonable and less demanding. If he played by the rules, they said, he could enjoy everyone else’s version of middle class success. But when he tried it their way, he hit rock bottom.

 

Then he tried the opposite approach. He said NO to the haters and naysayers and said YES to his burning, outrageous, animal obsession. He reclaimed his obsession with wanting to be a business rock star, a super salesman, a huge philanthropist. He wanted to live in a mansion and even own an airplane.

 

Obsession made all of his wildest dreams come true. And it can help you achieve massive success too. As Grant says, we’re in the middle of an epidemic of average. The conventional wisdom is to seek balance and take it easy. But that has really just given us an excuse to be unexceptional.

 

If you want real success, you have to know how to harness your obsession to rocket to the top. This book will give you the inspiration and tools to break out of your cocoon of mediocrity and achieve your craziest dreams. Grant will teach you how to:

 

– Set crazy goals–and reach them, every single day.

 

– Feed the beast: when you value money and spend it on the right things, you get more of it.

 

– Shut down the doubters–and use your haters as fuel.

 

Whether you’re a sales person, small business owner, or 9-to-5 working stiff, your path to happiness runs though your obsessions. It’s a simple choice: be obsessed or be average." (Amazon)

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Blue Ocean Strategy, Expanded Edition by W Chan Kim

4.75 Stars 4.6 out of 5 stars (39 reviews)

Blue Ocean Strategy

"The global phenomenon that has sold 3.6 million copies, is published in a record-breaking 44 languages and is a bestseller across five continents―now updated and expanded with new content

 

In this perennial bestseller, embraced by organizations and industries worldwide, globally preeminent management thinkers W. Chan Kim and Renée Mauborgne challenge everything you thought you knew about the requirements for strategic success. Recognized as one of the most iconic and impactful strategy books ever written, Blue Ocean Strategy, now updated with fresh content from the authors, argues that cutthroat competition results in nothing but a bloody red ocean of rivals fighting over a shrinking profit pool. Based on a study of 150 strategic moves (spanning more than 100 years across 30 industries), the authors argue that lasting success comes not from battling competitors but from creating “blue oceans”―untapped new market spaces ripe for growth.

 

Blue Ocean Strategy presents a systematic approach to making the competition irrelevant and outlines principles and tools any organization can use to create and capture their own blue oceans. This expanded edition includes:

 

A new preface by the authors: Help! My Ocean Is Turning Red

 

Updates on all cases and examples in the book, bringing their stories up to the present time

 

Two new chapters and an expanded third one ― Alignment, Renewal, and Red Ocean Traps ― that address the most pressing questions readers have asked over the past 10 years

 

A landmark work that upends traditional thinking about strategy, this bestselling book charts a bold new path to winning the future. Consider this your guide to creating uncontested market space―and making the competition irrelevant.

 

To learn more about the power of blue ocean strategy, visit blueoceanstrategy.com. There you’ll find all the resources you need―from ideas in practice and cases from government and private industry, to teaching materials, mobile apps, real-time updates, and tips and tools to help you make your blue ocean journey a success." (Amazon)

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Co-creating at Its Best: A Conversation Between Master Teachers by Esther Hicks & Dr Wayne W. Dyer

4.75 Stars 4.7 out of 5 stars (73 reviews)

Co-creating at Its Best

"What happens when you bring together one of the most inspirational spiritual teachers of all time and the Master Sages of the Universe? A magical, insightful, invigorating encounter you will never forget!

 

In this awe-inspiring book based on a live event in Anaheim, California, Dr Wayne W. Dyer sits down with Esther Hicks and the wise Collective Consciousness known as Abraham. Wayne asks all the questions he has accumulated from his more than 40 years of teaching others about self-reliance and self-discovery and Abraham delivers the answers we all need to hear.

 

While Wayne and Esther have been friends for years, this is the first time that he engages with Abraham in an extended dialogue about life’s many lessons and perplexing questions. Read this book and experience this extraordinary meeting of the minds for yourself!" (Amazon)

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DotComSecrets by Russell Brunson

Over 92,298 copies sold!

DotComSecrets

"The Underground Playbook For Growing Your Company Online…

 

“A simple process that ANY company can use to geometrically improve their traffic, conversion and sales online.” – Tony Robbins

 

DotComSecrets is a USA Today & Amazon Best-Selling Book that was sold over 92,298 copies!

 

It’s not just another “how to” book on internet marketing.

 

This book is NOT about getting more traffic to your website – yet these secrets will help you to get exponentially MORE traffic than you’ve ever experienced before.

 

It is NOT about increasing your conversions – yet these secrets will increase your conversions MORE than any headline tweak or split test ever could.

 

DotComSecrets is A SHORTCUT.

 

Low traffic or conversions are symptoms of a much greater problem that’s a little harder to see (that’s the bad news), but a lot easier to fix (that’s the good news). Inside this book you will find the actual playbook Russell and his team created after running thousands of tests and perfecting what works online. You now have access to all of the processes, funnels and scripts that they use scale companies online." (dotcomsecrets.com)

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Elon Musk: How the Billionaire CEO of SpaceX and Tesla is Shaping our Future

4.75 Stars 4.7 out of 5 stars (314 reviews)

Elon Musk

"South African born Elon Musk is the renowned entrepreneur and innovator behind PayPal, SpaceX, Tesla, and SolarCity. Musk wants to save our planet; he wants to send citizens into space, to form a colony on Mars; he wants to make money while doing these things; and he wants us all to know about it. He is the real-life inspiration for the Iron Man series of films starring Robert Downey Junior.

 

The personal tale of Musk’s life comes with all the trappings one associates with a great, drama-filled story. He was a freakishly bright kid who was bullied brutally at school, and abused by his father. In the midst of these rough conditions, and the violence of apartheid South Africa, Musk still thrived academically and attended the University of Pennsylvania, where he paid his own way through school by turning his house into a club and throwing massive parties.

 

He started a pair of huge dot-com successes, including PayPal, which eBay acquired for $1.5 billion in 2002. Musk was forced out as CEO and so began his lost years in which he decided to go it alone and baffled friends by investing his fortune in rockets and electric cars. Meanwhile Musk’s marriage disintegrated as his technological obsessions took over his life …

 

Elon Musk is the Steve Jobs of the present and the future, and for the past twelve months, he has been shadowed by tech reporter, Ashlee Vance. Elon Musk: How the Billionaire CEO of Spacex and Tesla is Shaping our Future is an important, exciting and intelligent account of the real-life Iron Man." (Amazon)

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Expert Secrets by Russell Brunson

Over 67,000 copies sold!

Expert Secrets

"What If People Would Actually Pay You For Your Advice?

 

Find Your Message, Build A Tribe, And Change The World…

 

“Expert Secrets Is The Map That Will Allow You To Turn Your Specialized Knowledge, Talents and Abilities Into A Business That Will Work For You! This Is One Of The Shortcuts of The New Rich” – Robert Kiyosaki

 

Do you have a message you want to share with the world?

 

Do you have specialized knowledge that could help change someone else’s life?

 

Would you like to get paid for your advice?

 

Your message has the ability to change someone’s life.

 

The impact that the right message can have on someone at the right time in their life is immeasurable. It could help to save marriages, repair families, change someone’s health, grow a company or more…

 

But only if you know how to get it into the hands of the people whose lives you have been called to change.

 

Expert Secrets will help you find your voice and give you the confidence to become a leader…

 

Expert Secrets will show you how to build a mass movement of people who’s lives you can affect…

 

Expert Secrets will teach you how to make this calling a career, where people will pay you for your advice…

 

Get Your FREE Copy Of EXPERT SECRETS Now…" (expertsecrets.com)

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Finding My Virginity: The New Autobiography by Sir Richard Branson

5 Stars 4.9 out of 5 stars (41 reviews)

Finding My Virginity

"Never lose the thrill of trying something for the first time.
Fifty years ago, Sir Richard Branson started his first business. In his new autobiography, Finding My Virginity, the Virgin Founder shares his personal, intimate thoughts on five decades as the world’s ultimate entrepreneur.

 

Following on from where bestselling Losing My Virginity left off at the dawn of the new millennium, Finding My Virginity reveals how Branson created 12 different billion dollar businesses and hundreds more companies across dozens of sectors, whilst breaking world records on land, sea and air. It takes us behind the scenes as Sir Richard Branson creates the world’s first commercial spaceline, Virgin Galactic, and handles the biggest crisis he has ever faced.

 

Join Sir Richard as he juggles working life with raising his children Holly and Sam, building a marriage with his wife Joan and creating a unique company culture. Discover how he created a new life on Necker Island, while continuing to grow the Virgin brand into all corners of the world. Get the real story behind adventures and run-ins with everyone from Bill Gates and Kate Moss to Nelson Mandela and Barack Obama.

 

This is the true account of how the Virgin Founder reinvented himself and his brand for the 21st century, while continuing to push boundaries, break rules and reach for the stars in more ways than one. This is the story of the man behind the beard, the business, the bravado and the brand. Find out how the ultimate entrepreneur did it for the first time – all over again." (Amazon)

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Giftology: The Art and Science of Using Gifts to Cut Through the Noise, Increase Referrals, and Strengthen Retention by John Ruhlin

4.75 Stars 4.7 out of 5 stars (6 reviews)

Giftology

"Radical generosity is the against-the-grain secret weapon of real influencers, and it will allow you to boost referrals, retention rates, and ROI like few other strategies.

 

But be warned, gifts with strings attached backfire.

 

There is a right, and wrong, way to give.

 

John Ruhlin has gifted on behalf of everyone from Forbes Magazine to the Fortune 500 and his tactics lead to appreciative responses and wide-open check books.

 

Through poignant personal stories and data-backed evidence, Ruhlin breaks down how anyone – from mail clerk to managing director – can master the magic of Giftology with these and more:

 

• Mastering reciprocity, the hidden bottom line booster

 

• Laser-targeting whom to give a gift and when to use thrift

 

• Uncovering your client’s inner circle and becoming part of it

 

Give wholeheartedly to Giftology and reap the rewards of an expanding business and fruitful relationships, professional and personal alike." (Amazon)

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How Google Works by Eric Schmidt & Jonathan Rosenberg

4.75 Stars 4.7 out of 5 stars (69 reviews)

How Google Works

"Both Eric Schmidt and Jonathan Rosenberg came to Google as seasoned Silicon Valley business executives, but over the course of a decade they came to see the wisdom in Coach John Wooden’s observation that ‘it’s what you learn after you know it all that counts’. As they helped grow Google from a young start-up to a global icon, they relearned everything they knew about management. How Google Works is the sum of those experiences distilled into a fun, easy-to-read primer on corporate culture, strategy, talent, decision-making, communication, innovation, and dealing with disruption.

 

The authors explain how the confluence of three seismic changes – the internet, mobile, and cloud computing – has shifted the balance of power from companies to consumers. The companies that will thrive in this ever-changing landscape will be the ones that create superior products and attract a new breed of multifaceted employees whom the authors dub ‘smart creatives’. The management maxims (‘Consensus requires dissension’, ‘Exile knaves but fight for divas’, ‘Think 10X, not 10%’) are illustrated with previously unreported anecdotes from Google’s corporate history.

 

‘Back in 2010, Eric and I created an internal class for Google managers,’ says Rosenberg. ‘The class slides all read ‘Google confidential’ until an employee suggested we uphold the spirit of openness and share them with the world. This book codifies the recipe for our secret sauce: how Google innovates and how it empowers employees to succeed.’" (Amazon)

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How to Make Your Tax Sexy: Written in Plain & Simple English by Ruth Noel

5 Stars 4.8 out of 5 stars (4 reviews)

How to Make Your Tax Sexy

"This straight to the point book by Ruth Noel, which presents the teachings of how you can claim more on business expenses in the UK, will help you learn how to understand your tax situation in a clear and simple method so that you can manage your money, deal with the tax authorities correctly, and grow your business and create the time freedom you desire.

 

Ruth is a creative spirit with over five years in the field, so she explains the accounting tips and techniques in plain English with very little numbers. You do not need a degree, or decades of experience, to quickly learn the ways to save time, and money, on your tax.

 

Reading this book will give you the confidence to make the best decisions in business, and you will come to understand how your tax bill, and long-term business success, is based on the right knowledge, systems and processes. Stick to your vision and use tax to your advantage, or in other words, make it sexy.

 

This book will give you insightful views on the following 12 important areas:

 

INCOME TAX 101 – the essential and important facts you need to know about your income tax

 

CONTRACTORS, SELF-EMPLOYED, SOLE TRADERS AND FREELANCERS – Key tips and strategies for individuals

 

GET A FAT CHEQUE! REFUNDS & REBATES – Insight into getting refunds for tax

 

COMPANY STRUCTURE AND BUSINESS TAX – This section focuses on corporation tax and limited companies and how to use them to pay yourself properly

 

HOW TO START UP YOUR OWN BUSINESS – Key tax tips for startups, also steps established businesses need to know about
EYES ON THE PRIZE – Motivation for running your own business

 

LAPTOP LIFESTYLE – A paramount and vital section of this book, this chapter will show you how to manage your finances using modern technology

 

YES, ACCOUNTING MAKES YOU MONEY – Gain insight into how you can use the traditional ‘accounting’ techniques to contribute to growing your income

 

HARDCORE TAX TIPS – As your income grows you will require high level investment strategies, find out what rich people do around the world

 

THE GREATEST TAX SECRET OF ALL TIME – The one thing you will learn here is often overlooked, but it is crucial to your success in business

 

SO YOU WANT TO BE A BALLER, RAPPER OR CELEBRITY – Discover how to avoid some of the tax pitfalls and disasters that happened to the greats

 

GIVING BACK AND SOCIAL ENTERPRISES – Extremely useful for those that wish to build a legacy and contribute to a social cause

 

Includes real-life interviews with creative artists and entrepreneurs!

 

Ruth Noel consults and and advises entrepreneurs, small business owners & startups on tax and business strategy. Ruth has over 100 published blog articles to help with money, tax and accounting. Ruth is also a YouTube Content Creator with over 100 videos and a growing digital community of over 21,000.

 

Ruth is the founder of, Tax Twerk, visit the website to find out more information: TaxTwerk.com" (Amazon)

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Influence: The Psychology of Persuasion

4.5 Stars 4.3 out of 5 stars (385 reviews)

Influence

"Influence, the classic book on persuasion, explains the psychology of why people say “yes”—and how to apply these understandings. Dr. Robert Cialdini is the seminal expert in the rapidly expanding field of influence and persuasion. His thirty-five years of rigorous, evidence-based research along with a three-year program of study on what moves people to change behavior has resulted in this highly acclaimed book.

 

You’ll learn the six universal principles, how to use them to become a skilled persuader—and how to defend yourself against them. Perfect for people in all walks of life, the principles of Influence will move you toward profound personal change and act as a driving force for your success." (Amazon)

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Key Person of Influence (Revised Edition): The Five-Step Method to become one of the most highly valued and highly paid people in your industry by Daniel Priestley

5 Stars 4.9 out of 5 stars (116 reviews)

Key Person of Influence

"FULLY REVISED EDITION with over 10,000 words of new content. Every industry revolves around Key People of Influence. Their names come up in conversation. They attract opportunities. They earn more money. Many people think it takes decades of hard work, academic qualifications and a generous measure of good luck to become a Key Person of Influence. This book shows you that there is a five-step strategy for fast-tracking your way to the inner circle of the industry you love. Your ability to succeed depends on your ability to influence. Start now by reading this book." (Amazon)

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Letting Go: The Pathway of Surrender by David R. Hawkins MD PhD

4.75 Stars 4.6 out of 5 stars (132 reviews)

Letting Go

"Letting Go describes a simple and effective means by which to let go of the obstacles to Enlightenment and become free of negativity. During the many decades of the author’s clinical psychiatric practice, the primary aim was to seek the most effective ways to relieve human suffering in all of its many forms. The inner mechanism of surrender was found to be of great practical benefit and is described in this book.

 

Dr. Hawkins’s previous books focused on advanced states of awareness and Enlightenment. Over the years, thousands of students had asked for a practical technique by which to remove the inner blocks to happiness, love, joy, success, health, and, ultimately, Enlightenment. This book provides a mechanism for letting go of those blocks.

 

The mechanism of surrender that Dr. Hawkins describes can be done in the midst of everyday life. The book is equally useful for all dimensions of human life: physical health, creativity, financial success, emotional healing, vocational fulfillment, relationships, sexuality, and spiritual growth.

 

It is an invaluable resource for all professionals who work in the areas of mental health, psychology, medicine, self-help, addiction recovery, and spiritual development." (Amazon)

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Losing My Virginity by Richard Branson

4.75 Stars 4.6 out of 5 stars (321 reviews)

Losing My Virginity

"This is the worldwide bestselling autobiography of iconic entrepreneur Sir Richard Branson, featuring his take on his latest business ventures, personal achievements and intrepid adventures.

 

In Losing my Virginity, you’ll discover how Sir Richard is committed to building a better world through responsible, holistic business practices and ventures such as the Virgin Health Bank, which is contributing to regenerative medicine, Virgin Fuels, which has pledged £200 million to renewable energy projects, and his company’s charitable arm, Virgin Unite. You’ll also learn about how Sir Richard and his company are reaching for the stars in a new era of commercial space travel with Virgin Galactic.

 

With insights into this very public figure’s personal life as well as his business successes and the lessons he’s learned along the way, this is an amazing memoir, motivational business guide and inspiring story that will capture your imagination." (Amazon)

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Money: Know More, Make More, Give More by Rob Moore

5 Stars 4.9 out of 5 stars (154 reviews)

Money

"Do you want to get to the stage – soon – where you are truly financially independent, able to use your money in the way you’d like, and be completely confident in your ability to take care of yourself and your family?

 

That is a universal desire, but many of us regard wealth and financial independence as a goal which we’ll likely never achieve – there are just too many bills that need paying and there is a widespread belief that the money game is rigged. Even people who win the lottery or inherit money often seem to wind up losing it. The evidence suggests you can’t win a game that you don’t understand – even if you start out winning – because you never understood the game in the first place.

 

So how can you win with money? How can you create independent wealth and hold on to it? This inspiring book by self-made multi-millionaire Rob Moore explains the rules of the game, shares simple tricks for managing money better, details how to create a plan for an ambitious future, and shows you the very best way to become a millionaire – to think and behave like one!" (Amazon)

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Oversubscribed: How to Get People Lining Up to Do Business with You by Daniel Priestley

4.75 Stars 4.7 out of 5 stars (160 reviews)

Oversubscribed

"Don’t fight for customers, let them fight over you!

 

Have you ever queued for a restaurant? Pre–ordered something months in advance? Fought for tickets that sell out in a day? Had a hairdresser with a six–month waiting list? There are people who don’t chase clients, clients chase them. In a world of endless choices, why does this happen? Why do people queue up? Why do they pay more? Why will they book months in advance? Why are these people and products in such high demand? And how can you get a slice of that action?

 

In Oversubscribed, entrepreneur and bestselling author Daniel Priestley explains why and, most importantly, how. This book is a recipe for ensuring demand outstrips supply for your product or service, and you have scores of customers lining up to give you money.

 

Oversubscribed:

 

Shows leaders, marketers, and entrepreneurs how they can get customers queuing up to use their services and products while competitors are forced to fight for business

 

Explains how to become oversubscribed, even in a crowded marketplace

 

Is full of practical tips alongside inspiring examples to alter our mindsets and get us bursting with ideas

 

Is written by a successful entrepreneur who’s used these ideas to excel in the ventures he has launched" (Amazon)

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Predictably Irrational: The Hidden Forces that Shape Our Decisions by Dan Ariely

4.5 Stars 4.3 out of 5 stars (218 reviews)

Predictably Irrational

"Why do smart people make irrational decisions every day? The answers will surprise you. Predictably Irrational is an intriguing, witty and utterly original look at why we all make illogical decisions.

 

Why can a 50p aspirin do what a 5p aspirin can’t? If an item is “free” it must be a bargain, right? Why is everything relative, even when it shouldn’t be? How do our expectations influence our actual opinions and decisions?

 

In this astounding book, behavioural economist Dan Ariely cuts to the heart of our strange behaviour, demonstrating how irrationality often supplants rational thought and that the reason for this is embedded in the very structure of our minds.

 

Predictably Irrational brilliantly blends everyday experiences with a series of illuminating and often surprising experiments, that will change your understanding of human behaviour. And, by recognising these patterns, Ariely shows that we can make better decisions in business, in matters of collective welfare, and in our everyday lives from drinking coffee to losing weight, buying a car to choosing a romantic partner." (Amazon)

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Rich Dad Poor Dad by Robert T Kiyosaki

4.5 Stars 4.4 out of 5 stars (1103 reviews)

Rich Dad Poor Dad

"Explode the myth that you need to earn a high income to become rich
Challenge the belief that your house is an asset

 

Show parents why they can’t rely on the school system to teach their kids about money
Define once and for all an asset and a liability

 

Teach you what to teach your kids about money for their future financial success" (Amazon)

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Secrets Of The Millionaire Mind: Think rich to get rich by T. Harv Eker

4.75 Stars 4.7 out of 5 stars (116 reviews)

Secrets Of The Millionaire Mind

"Mastering the Inner Game of Wealth. Have you ever wondered why some people seem to achieve wealth effortlessly while others work just as hard but still struggle financially? In this fresh and original book T. Harv Eker explains how you too can master the inner game of money so that you will not only achieve financial success but keep it once you have it. Using breakthrough techniques T. Harv Eker shows you how childhood and family experiences and inner mental attitudes shape your view of money. Each of us has a personal money and success blueprint already ingrained in our subconscious minds, and it is this blueprint that will determine the course of our financial lives. Eker reveals: Powerful ‘declarations’ that drive new, money-attracting beliefs into your subconscious; Dozens of high-income and wealth creation strategies; What truly wealthy people know that others do not; The cause of almost all financial problems; How to earn passive income, so that readers can make money while they sleep. Armed with insights provided in this book, you can begin taking action to transform your financial self, quickly and permanently." (Amazon)

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Sell or be Sold by Grant Cardone

4.75 Stars 4.6 out of 5 stars (43 reviews)

Sell or be Sold

"Whether it’s selling your company’s product in the boardroom or selling yourself on eating healthy, everything in life can–and should–be treated as a sale. And as sales expert Grant Cardone explains, knowing the principles of selling is a prerequisite for success of any kind.

 

In Sell or Be Sold, Cardone breaks down the techniques and approaches necessary to master the art of selling in any avenue. You will learn how to handle rejection, turn around negative situations, shorten sales cycles, and guarantee yourself greatness. Cardone will also teach you the success essentials of

 

– Selling in a bad economy

 

– Overcoming call reluctance

 

– Filling your pipeline with new business

 

– Staying positive, despite rejection

 

With the experience of a seasoned sales vet at the helm, Sell or Be Sold will change the way you perceive the sale–and life." (Amazon)

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Steve Jobs: The Exclusive Biography by Walter Isaacson

4.25 Stars 4.2 out of 5 stars (951 reviews)

Steve Jobs

"Based on more than forty interviews with Steve Jobs conducted over two years – as well as interviews with more than a hundred family members, friends, adversaries, competitors, and colleagues – this is the acclaimed, internationally bestselling biography of the ultimate icon of inventiveness. Walter Isaacson tells the story of the rollercoaster life and searingly intense personality of creative entrepreneur whose passion for perfection and ferocious drive revolutionized six industries: personal computers, animated movies,music, phones, tablet computing, and digital publishing. Although Jobs cooperated with this book, he asked for no control over what was written, nor even the right to read it before it was published. He put nothing off limits. He encouraged the people he knew to speak honestly. And Jobs speaks candidly, sometimes brutally so, about the people he worked with and competed against. His friends, foes, and colleagues provide an unvarnished view of the passions, perfectionism, obsessions, artistry, devilry, and compulsion for control that shaped his approach to business and the innovative products that resulted." (Amazon)

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The 10X Rule – The Only Difference Between Success and Failure by Grant Cardone

4.75 Stars 4.5 out of 5 stars (101 reviews)

The 10X Rule

"Achieve “Massive Action” results and accomplish your business dreams!

 

While most people operate with only three degrees of action–no action, retreat, or normal action–if you’re after big goals, you don’t want to settle for the ordinary. To reach the next level, you must understand the coveted 4th degree of action. This 4th degree, also know as the 10X Rule, is that level of action that guarantees companies and individuals realize their goals and dreams.

 

The 10X Rule unveils the principle of “Massive Action,” allowing you to blast through business clich s and risk–aversion while taking concrete steps to reach your dreams. It also demonstrates why people get stuck in the first three actions and how to move into making the 10X Rule a discipline. Find out exactly where to start, what to do, and how to follow up each action you take with more action to achieve Massive Action results.

 

Learn the “Estimation of Effort” calculation to ensure you exceed your targets

 

Make the Fourth Degree a way of life and defy mediocrity

 

Discover the time management myth

 

Get the exact reasons why people fail and others succeed

 

Know the exact formula to solve problems

 

Extreme success is by definition outside the realm of normal action. Instead of behaving like everybody else and settling for average results, take Massive Action with The 10 X Rule, remove luck and chance from your business equation, and lock in massive success." (Amazon)

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The 4-Hour Work Week: Escape the 9-5, Live Anywhere and Join the New Rich by Timothy Ferriss

4.25 Stars 4.2 out of 5 stars (901 reviews)

The 4-Hour Work Week

"A new, updated and expanded edition of this New York Times bestseller on how to reconstruct your life so it’s not all about work

 

Forget the old concept of retirement and the rest of the deferred-life plan – there is no need to wait and every reason not to, especially in unpredictable economic times. Whether your dream is escaping the rat race, experiencing high-end world travel, earning a monthly five-figure income with zero management, or just living more and working less, this book is the blueprint.

 

This step-by step guide to luxury lifestyle design teaches:

 

* How Tim went from $40,000 dollars per year and 80 hours per week to $40,000 per MONTH and 4 hours per week

 

* How to outsource your life to overseas virtual assistants for $5 per hour and do whatever you want

 

* How blue-chip escape artists travel the world without quitting their jobs

 

* How to eliminate 50% of your work in 48 hours using the principles of a forgotten Italian economist

 

* How to trade a long-haul career for short work bursts and frequent ‘mini-retirements’.

 

This new updated and expanded edition includes:

 

More than 50 practical tips and case studies from readers (including families) who have doubled their income, overcome common sticking points, and reinvented themselves using the original book as a starting point

 

* Real-world templates you can copy for eliminating email, negotiating with bosses and clients, or getting a private chef for less than £5 a meal

 

* How lifestyle design principles can be suited to unpredictable economic times

 

* The latest tools and tricks, as well as high-tech shortcuts, for living like a diplomat or millionaire without being either." (Amazon)

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The Best of Les Brown Audio Collection: Inspiration from the World’s Leading Motivational Speaker by Les Brown

The Best of Les Brown

"Study the science of achievement through the wisdom of the world’s leading motivational speaker, Les Brown.

 

In this collection of live keynote speeches, Les Brown’s straight-from-the-heart approach will change your belief in what you can achieve. This popular collection of audio recordings includes Les Brown’s most powerful speeches. You’ll have unlimited access to his timeless insights and discover how to live the life of your dreams. You have greatness within you; it merely takes persistence to let it unfold.

 

Feeding your mind with Les Brown’s unique brand of positive motivation will empower you to shed your excuses and unwrap your greatness. Through this extraordinary collection, you will learn the importance of attitude, setting goals, and creating a powerful personal vision to guide you on your journey. With the tools you’ll gain in this program, your life of greatness is just one step away." (Amazon)

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The Closer’s Survival Guide by Grant Cardone

5 Stars 5 out of 5 stars (2 reviews)

The Closer's Survival Guide

"Learn to close and you will never be without work or without money!
The most powerful arsenal of closes ever! This audiobook over 120 Closes includes: 31 Money Closes, 17 Time Related Closes, 3 Pressure Closes, 3 Agreement Closes, 8 Decision Closes, and another 64 of the most creative closes you will ever find in one book! Financial “Closing” is the final step in the pursuit of ANY goal. This thing called closing is not just something that sales people do but something that applies to every person. Nothing truly happens until you are able to engender the support, energy and resources of others. As harsh as it may seem the close is what separates those who have from those who have from those who don’t have. This critically and vital ability is what differentiates the dreamer from the exceptional individual that makes dreams come true.

 

The world is filled with people who have grand dreams of new products or ideas that will change the world that never become reality simply because the dreamer couldn’t close others on supporting their dream. The world is abundant with grand ideas and big dreams and short on people who can close others on funding, supporting and getting behind them! It is the ability to close that makes a difference more than any other skill you will learn in life!

 

Grant Cardone’s book, The Closer’s Survival Guide, is not a theory of closing the deal, but exactly HOW to close the deal including the 20 major rules of closing and over 120 exact closes that you can use every day!" (Amazon)

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The Compound Effect by Darren Hardy

5 Stars 4.8 out of 5 stars (157 reviews)

The Compound Effect

"No gimmicks. No Hyperbole. No Magic Bullet. The Compound Effect is based on the principle that decisions shape your destiny. Little, everyday decisions will either take you to the life you desire or to disaster by default. Darren Hardy, publisher of Success Magazine , presents The Compound Effect , a distillation of the fundamental principles that have guided the most phenomenal achievements in business, relationships, and beyond. This easy-to-use, step-by-step operating system allows you to multiply your success, chart your progress, and achieve any desire. If you’re serious about living an extraordinary life, use the power of The Compound Effect to create the success you want." (Amazon)

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The Everything Store: Jeff Bezos and the Age of Amazon by Brad Stone

4.75 Stars 4.5 out of 5 stars (162 reviews)

The Everything Store

"**Winner of the 2013 Financial Times and Goldman Sachs Business Book of the Year Award**

 

Though Amazon.com started off delivering books through the mail, its visionary founder, Jeff Bezos, was never content with being just a bookseller. He wanted Amazon to become ‘the everything store’, offering limitless selection and seductive convenience at disruptively low prices. To achieve that end, he developed a corporate culture of relentless ambition and secrecy that’s never been cracked. Until now…

 

Jeff Bezos stands out for his relentless pursuit of new markets, leading Amazon into risky new ventures like the Kindle and cloud computing, and transforming retail in the same way that Henry Ford revolutionized manufacturing. Amazon placed one of the first and largest bets on the Internet. Nothing would ever be the same again." (Amazon)

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The Greatest Salesman in the World by Og Mandino

4.5 Stars 4.4 out of 5 stars (96 reviews)

The Greatest Salesman in the World

"What you are today is not important… for in this runaway bestseller you will learn how to change your life by applying the secrets you are about to discover in the ancient scrolls.According to the 1930 U.S. Census, Og Mandino was born in Natick, Massachusetts on December 12, 1923 to parents Silvio and Margaret Mandino, and was named Augustine after his paternal Italian grandfather.[2][3] Mandino was once the editor of his high school paper and planned to attend the University of Missouri’s journalism school When in the summer of 1940, before he was able to enter college, his mother died from a massive heart attack, he decided to work in a paper factory until 1942. Afterward, he joined the United States Army Air Corps where he became a military officer and a bombardier. He flew for thirty bombing missions over Germany on board a B-24 Liberator during World War II.[4] During this time, he flew with fellow pilot and movie star, James Stewart. After his military duties, Mandino became an insurance salesman. One wintry November morning in Cleveland, Mandino contemplated committing suicide. But as he sorted through several books in a library, volumes of self-help, success and motivation books captured Mandino’s attention. He selected some titles, went to a table and began reading. Mandino followed his visit to the library with more visits to many other libraries around the United States. He read hundreds of books that dealt with success, a pastime that helped him alleviate his alcoholism. It was in a library in Concord, New Hampshire, where he found W. Clement Stone’s classic, Success Through a Positive Mental Attitude, a book that changed Mandino for the better." (Amazon)

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The Hero’s 2 Journeys by Michael Hauge & Christopher Vogler

The Hero's 2 Journeys

"Make your story the best it can be on two levels. Hear each superstar teacher present his unique approach to storytelling.

 

The “Outer Journey” is the essential structural principles driving every successful plot. Each brings years of practical experience and extensive research to story structure, character arc, and how to give your story greater commercial appeal. Full of specific examples.

 

The “Inner Journey” is the deeper storyline that makes a story truly great. Hauge’s view: The Hero moves from hiding within a protective identity to experiencing his or her true essence. Vogler’s view: The Hero’s inner need is invisible at first, but is revealed to the Hero by the end of the story. Full of specific examples.

 

This is ideal listening for all writers (including screenwriters, novelists, and playwrights), actors, filmmakers, studio executives, game designers and developers, storytellers, and anyone with a passion for movies and stories." (Amazon)

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The One Thing: The Surprisingly Simple Truth Behind Extraordinary Results by Gary Keller, Jay Papasan

4.75 Stars 4.7 out of 5 stars (206 reviews)

The One Thing

"YOU WANT LESS.
You want fewer distractions and less on your plate. The daily barrage of e-mails, texts, tweets, messages, and meetings distract you and stress you out. The simultaneous demands of work and family are taking a toll. And what’s the cost? Second-rate work, missed deadlines, smaller pay cheques, fewer promotions-and lots of stress.

 

AND YOU WANT MORE.

 

You want more productivity from your work. More income for a better lifestyle. You want more satisfaction from life, and more time for yourself, your family, and your friends.

 

NOW YOU CAN HAVE BOTH-LESS AND MORE.

 

In The ONE Thing, you’ll learn to

 

cut through the clutter

 

achieve better results in less time

 

build momentum toward your goal

 

dial down the stress

 

overcome that overwhelmed feeling

 

revive your energy

 

stay on track

 

master what matters to you

 

The ONE Thing is the New York Times bestseller which delivers extraordinary results in every area of your life-work, personal, family, and spiritual.

 

WHAT’S YOUR ONE THING?" (Amazon)

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The Power of Habit: Why We Do What We Do in Life and Business by Charles Duhigg

4.5 Stars 4.4 out of 5 stars (381 reviews)

The Power of Habit

"NAMED ONE OF THE BEST BOOKS OF THE YEAR BY

 

The Wall Street Journal – Financial Times

 

NEW YORK TIMES BESTSELLER

 

A young woman walks into a laboratory. Over the past two years, she has transformed almost every aspect of her life. She has quit smoking, run a marathon, and been promoted at work. The patterns inside her brain, neurologists discover, have fundamentally changed.

 

Marketers at Procter & Gamble study videos of people making their beds. They are desperately trying to figure out how to sell a new product called Febreze, on track to be one of the biggest flops in company history. Suddenly, one of them detects a nearly imperceptible pattern–and with a slight shift in advertising, Febreze goes on to earn a billion dollars a year.

 

An untested CEO takes over one of the largest companies in America. His first order of business is attacking a single pattern among his employees–how they approach worker safety–and soon the firm, Alcoa, becomes the top performer in the Dow Jones.

 

What do all these people have in common? They achieved success by focusing on the patterns that shape every aspect of our lives.

 

They succeeded by transforming habits.

 

In The Power of Habit, award-winning New York Times business reporter Charles Duhigg takes us to the thrilling edge of scientific discoveries that explain why habits exist and how they can be changed. With penetrating intelligence and an ability to distill vast amounts of information into engrossing narratives, Duhigg brings to life a whole new understanding of human nature and its potential for transformation.

 

Along the way we learn why some people and companies struggle to change, despite years of trying, while others seem to remake themselves overnight. We visit laboratories where neuroscientists explore how habits work and where, exactly, they reside in our brains. We discover how the right habits were crucial to the success of Olympic swimmer Michael Phelps, Starbucks CEO Howard Schultz, and civil-rights hero Martin Luther King, Jr. We go inside Procter & Gamble, Target superstores, Rick Warren’s Saddleback Church, NFL locker rooms, and the nation’s largest hospitals and see how implementing so-called keystone habits can earn billions and mean the difference between failure and success, life and death.

 

At its core, The Power of Habit contains an exhilarating argument: The key to exercising regularly, losing weight, raising exceptional children, becoming more productive, building revolutionary companies and social movements, and achieving success is understanding how habits work.

 

Habits aren’t destiny. As Charles Duhigg shows, by harnessing this new science, we can transform our businesses, our communities, and our lives.

 

Praise for The Power of Habit

 

“Sharp, provocative, and useful.”–Jim Collins

 

“Few [books] become essential manuals for business and living. The Power of Habit is an exception. Charles Duhigg not only explains how habits are formed but how to kick bad ones and hang on to the good.”–Financial Times

 

“A flat-out great read.”–David Allen, bestselling author of Getting Things Done: The Art of Stress-Free Productivity

 

“You’ll never look at yourself, your organization, or your world quite the same way.”–Daniel H. Pink, bestselling author of Drive and A Whole New Mind

 

“Entertaining . . . enjoyable . . . fascinating . . . a serious look at the science of habit formation and change.”–The New York Times Book Review" (Amazon)

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The Power of Now: A Guide to Spiritual Enlightenment by Eckhart Tolle

4.5 Stars 4.4 out of 5 stars (1521 reviews)

The Power of Now

"The bestselling self-help book of its generation – which has now sold over a million copies in the UK alone. Eckhart Tolle demonstrates how to live a healthier and happier life by living in the present moment.

 

To make the journey into The Power of Now we will need to leave our analytical mind and its false created self, the ego, behind. Although the journey is challenging, Eckhart Tolle offers simple language and a question and answer format to show us how to silence our thoughts and create a liberated life.

 

Surrender to the present moment, where problems do not exist. It is here we find our joy, are able to embrace our true selves and discover that we are already complete and perfect. If we are able to be fully present and take each step in the Now we will be opening ourselves to the transforming experience of The Power of Now.

 

It is in your hands. Discover The Power of Now." (Amazon)

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The Secret to Success by Eric Thomas

4.75 Stars 4.7 out of 5 stars (49 reviews)

The Secret to Success

"Renown speaker, educator, author, activist and minister, Eric Thomas is rising to national prominence by delivering a high energy message that tells youth through first hand experience how to live up to their full potential and greatness and by breaking the cycles of crime, hopelessness and despair that many face daily. Known for his engagingly personal approach, his messages are both dynamic & inspiring. When coupled with his own Cycle-Breaking experience his blunt essays on reality and remarkable ability to reach even the most jaded of minds, has helped thousands of youth nationwide become peak performers academically, spiritually and personally. Eric has electrified audiences ranging from Fortune 500 companies to urban educators, collegiate athletic programs and inner-city youth development agencies with the message of his own life’s struggles and the principles, insights and strategies he used to overcome them. Eric is no stranger to the ills that plague our communities as he was born in Chicago, IL and raised on the streets of Detroit, MI. His childhood and adolescent years were difficult, and his life struggles and personal identity issues were intensified because like so many, he did not establish a relationship with his biological father until his early thirties." (Amazon)

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The Startup Owner’s Manual: The Step-By-Step Guide for Building a Great Company by Steve Blank, Bob Dorf

4.75 Stars 4.5 out of 5 stars (33 reviews)

The Startup Owner's Manual

"It s been called the bible for startups and the best $40 investment a startup can make (on sale at Amazon.com for far less)! A startup without customers is like a day without oxygen, and the Startup Owner’s Manual helps founders get it right and shows you how to get, keep, and grow customers, literally every step of the way. This new step-by-step owner’s manual walks entrepreneurs step-by-step through the proven, world-renowned Customer Development process for getting startups right the first time. The Owner s Manual is adding value, structure and success to thousands of great young companies. The Customer Development process was developed by Silicon Valley serial entrepreneur-turned-educator Steve Blank, and based on his eight valley startups, four of which IPO ed. Blank joined with serial entrepreneur Bob Dorf to build the Startup Owner’s Manual as a sequel to Blank s first book, which sparked the Lean Startup movement. The Startup Owner’s Manual lays out the best practices, lessons and tips that have swept the startup world, offering a wealth of proven advice and information for entrepreneurs of all stripes. This near-encyclopedic , 608-page how to manual: Guides startups of all types in their search for a scalable, profitable business model Explains the 9 deadly sins startups commit most often and helps you avoid them Incorporates the business model canvas as the starting point for any startup Provides separate paths and advice for physical versus web/mobile products Explains how to test and iterate your company’s road to product/market fit Details strategies and tactics for how to get, keep and grow customers Teaches a new math for startups — metrics that matter Includes detailed checklists at every step of the process …and provides hundreds of ideas, watch-outs and how tos for founders!" (Amazon)

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The Subtle Art of Not Giving a F*ck: A Counterintuitive Approach to Living a Good Life by Mark Manson

4.5 Stars 4.4 out of 5 stars (263 reviews)

The Subtle Art of Not Giving a F*ck

"#1 New York Times Bestseller
Over 1 million copies sold
In this generation-defining self-help guide, a superstar blogger cuts through the crap to show us how to stop trying to be “positive” all the time so that we can truly become better, happier people.

 

For decades, we’ve been told that positive thinking is the key to a happy, rich life. “F**k positivity,” Mark Manson says. “Let’s be honest, shit is f**ked and we have to live with it.” In his wildly popular Internet blog, Manson doesn’t sugarcoat or equivocate. He tells it like it is—a dose of raw, refreshing, honest truth that is sorely lacking today. The Subtle Art of Not Giving a F**k is his antidote to the coddling, let’s-all-feel-good mindset that has infected modern society and spoiled a generation, rewarding them with gold medals just for showing up.

 

Manson makes the argument, backed both by academic research and well-timed poop jokes, that improving our lives hinges not on our ability to turn lemons into lemonade, but on learning to stomach lemons better. Human beings are flawed and limited—”not everybody can be extraordinary, there are winners and losers in society, and some of it is not fair or your fault.” Manson advises us to get to know our limitations and accept them. Once we embrace our fears, faults, and uncertainties, once we stop running and avoiding and start confronting painful truths, we can begin to find the courage, perseverance, honesty, responsibility, curiosity, and forgiveness we seek.

 

There are only so many things we can give a f**k about so we need to figure out which ones really matter, Manson makes clear. While money is nice, caring about what you do with your life is better, because true wealth is about experience. A much-needed grab-you-by-the-shoulders-and-look-you-in-the-eye moment of real-talk, filled with entertaining stories and profane, ruthless humor, The Subtle Art of Not Giving a F**k is a refreshing slap for a generation to help them lead contented, grounded lives." (Amazon)

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The Untethered Soul: The Journey Beyond Yourself by Michael A. Singer

4.75 Stars 4.7 out of 5 stars (391 reviews)

The Untethered Soul

"Who are you? When you start to explore this question, you find out how elusive it really is. Are you a physical body? A collection of experiences and memories? A partner to relationships? Each time you consider aspects of yourself, you realize that there is much more to you than any of these can define. In this book, spiritual teacher Michael Singer explores the question of who we are and arrives at the conclusion that our identity is to be found in our consciousness, the fact of our ability to observe ourselves and the world around us. By tapping into traditions of meditation and mindfulness, Singer shows how the development of consciousness can enable us all to dwell in the present moment and let go of painful thoughts and memories that keep us from achieving happiness and self-realization.

 

Divided into five parts, the book offers a frank and friendly discussion of consciousness and how we can develop it. In part one, he examines the notion of self and the inner dialogue that all of us live with. Part two examines the experience of energy as it flows through us and works to show readers how to open their hearts to the energy of experience that permeates their lives. Ways to overcome tendencies to close down to the rest of the world are the subject of part three. Enlightenment and the embrace of universal consciousness are the subject of part four. And finally, in part five, Singer returns to daily life and the pursuit of “unconditional happiness.” Throughout, the book maintains a light and engaging tone, free from heavy dogma and prescriptive religious references. The easy exercises that figure in each chapter help readers experience the ideas that Singer presents." (Amazon)

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The Vortex: Where the Law of Attraction Assembles All Cooperative Relationships by Esther & Jerry Hicks

4.75 Stars 4.6 out of 5 stars (122 reviews)

The Vortex

"This Leading Edge work by Esther and Jerry Hicks, who present The Teachings of Abraham®, will help you understand every relationship you are currently involved in as well as every relationship you have ever experienced.

 

This book uncovers a myriad of false premises that are at the heart of every uncomfortable relationship issue, and guides you to a clear understanding of the powerful creative Vortex that has already assembled the relationships that you have desired. Abraham will show you how to enter that Vortex, where you will rendezvous with everything and everyone you have been looking for." (Amazon)

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Will It Fly?: How to Test Your Next Business Idea So You Don’t Waste Your Time and Money by Pat Flynn

5 Stars 4.9 out of 5 stars (34 reviews)

Will It Fly?

"Stop rushing into businesses born from half-baked ideas, misguided theories, and other forms of self-delusion. A lack of proper validation kills more businesses than anything else. As Joel Barker says, ‘Speed is only useful if you’re running in the right direction.’ Will It Fly? will help you make sure you are clear for takeoff.

 

It answers questions like:

 

Does your business idea have merit?

 

Will it succeed in the market you’re trying to serve, or will it just be a waste of time and resources?

 

Is it a good idea for YOU?

 

In other words, will it fly?

 

Chock-full of practical suggestions you can apply to your business idea today, Will It Fly? combines action-based exercises, small-scale ‘litmus tests’, and real-world case studies with anecdotes from the author’s personal experience of making money online, hosting successful podcasts, testing niche sites, and launching several online businesses.

 

Will It Fly? will challenge you to think critically, act deliberately, and dare greatly. You can think of the book as your business flight manual, something you can refer to for honest and straight-forward advice as you begin to test your idea and build a business that takes off and soars.

 

In five parts, Will It Fly? will guide you through the validation of your next business idea:

 

Part one, Mission Design, helps you make sure your target idea aligns with and supports your goals.

 

Part two, Development Lab, walks you through uncovering important details about your idea that you haven’t even thought about.

 

Part three, Flight Planning, is all about assessing current market conditions.

 

Part four, Flight Simulator, focuses on the actual validating and testing of an idea with a small segment of a target market.

 

Finally, Part five, All Systems Go, is for final analysis to help you make sure your idea is one you are ready to move forward with." (Amazon)

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Words that Sell, Revised and Expanded Edition: The Thesaurus to Help You Promote Your Products, Services, and Ideas by Richard Bayan

4.75 Stars 4.6 out of 5 stars (69 reviews)

Words that Sell

"More than 6,000 words and phrases that make the difference between “yadda-yadda-yadda” and copy that sells

 

Looking for a better way to say “authentic?” Words That Sell gives you 57 alternatives. How about “appealing?” Take your pick from 76 synonyms. You’ll even find more than 100 variations on “exciting.” Fully updated and expanded, this edition of the copywriting classic is packed with inspiration-on-demand for busy professionals who need to win customers–by mail, online, or in person.

 

More than 75 lists of powerful and persuasive words and phrases, including 21 new lists for this edition

 

Cross-referencing of categories to jump-start creative thinking

 

A crash course in basic copywriting techniques

 

Helpful lists of commonly misspelled words, confusing words, pretentious phrases to avoid, and more

 

Roget’s is fine for writing term papers and letters to the editor, but when it comes to the business of writing copy that translates into sales, there is no substitute for Words That Sell.

 

Find the perfect words and phrases to win over customers

 

Grabbers that get attention:

 

No-risk offer * One day only! * No strings attached! * What have you got to lose? * All the right ingredients * Inside information * Do you enjoy…? * Leap into…

 

Descriptions and benefits that create appeal:

 

Irresistible * winning * zesty * huggable * satisfying * You’ll fall in love with…* Your ticket to… * king-size * Gives you the power * baby-soft *

 

Clinchers to win over your customer:

 

Reap the benefits today * Don’t miss out! * No risk now, no risk later! * You can do it!* You be the judge * Send for our free catalog * 100% satisfaction guarantee

 

Special strategies that seal the deal:

 

Five-star quality * You’re worth it * Don’t fall for… * We make life easier * You’re one of a select few… * discriminating * Your thoughtful gift" (Amazon)

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Yes! 50 Secrets from the Science of Persuasion by Noah J. Goldstein, Steve J. Martin, Robert B. Cialdini

4.75 Stars 4.5 out of 5 stars (92 reviews)

Yes!

"Most of us are only too aware that, whatever roles we have in today’s fast-moving world, much of our success lies in getting others to say ‘Yes’ to our requests. What many people might not be aware of, though, is the vast amount of research that has been conducted on the influence process. What factors cause one person to say ‘Yes’ to the request of another? Yes! is full of practical tips based on recent academic research that shows how the psychology of persuasion can provide valuable insights for anyone interested in improving their ability to persuade others – whether in the workplace, at home or even on the internet. It combines the counter-intuition of Freakonomics with the popularising of Does Anything Eats Wasps? For each mini-chapter contains a mystery which is solved in a way that provides food for thought for anyone looking to be more persuasive, and for anyone interested in how the world works." (Amazon)

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5 Ingredients – Quick & Easy Food by Jamie Oliver

4.75 Stars 4.7 out of 5 stars (1253 reviews)

This book is not about business…

But it still made it to this list because of 2 reasons…

First, I’m an entrepreneur who spends most of his time focusing on his business…

…and not having much time to spend in the kitchen…

At the same time, I’m a human and my body and mind run on food…

And when I eat I prefer healthy and delicious meals… you too…?

Second, I’m a foodie… loooove trying new and mouthwatering food…

So I decided to add one of my favorite books to this list…

This book inspires me to cook something new, awesome and quick every week…

Without further ado…
5 Ingredients

"One of the Guardian’s TOP TEN READS for Christmas

 

Featuring ALL the simple and delicious recipes from Jamie’s CHANNEL 4 series – Quick and Easy Food . . . and more, in his most straightforward cookbook yet.

 

‘Brilliant’ The Sunday Times

 

Using five ingredients, cleverly combined, you’ll conjure up THE most exciting food . . . a crazy good pork burger topped with stacks of juicy sliced pear, crunchy salad leaves and oozy blue cheese, all squashed down under a soft burger bun. For dessert a classic really sumptuous shortbread, drizzled in dark chocolate and grated orange zest.

 

‘Thecrazy good pork burger from Jamie Oliver’s new book is so easy to make and it tastes unreal’Joe Wicks, The Body Coach

 

It’s all about making the journey to good food, super-simple. Every recipe uses just five key ingredients, ensuring you can get a plate of food together fast, whether it’s finished and on the table super-quickly, or after minimal hands-on prep, you’ve let the oven do the hard work for you. We’re talking quality over quantity, a little diligence on the cooking front, and in return massive flavour.

 

Each recipe has been tried and tested (and tested again!) to ensure the book is packed with no-fuss, budget-friendly dishes that you can rustle up, any day of the week.

 

With over 130 recipes, and chapters on Chicken, Beef, Pork, Lamb, Fish, Eggs, Veg, Salads, Pasta, Rice and Noodles and Sweet Things, there’s plenty of quick and easy recipe inspiration to choose from.

 

With every recipe you’ll find a visual ingredient guide, serving size, timings, a short, easy-to-follow method, and quick-reference nutritional information.

 

Jamie’s new cookbook takes the stress out of mealtimes and will inspire cooks and non-cooks alike with beautiful, crazily simple ideas . . ." (Amazon)

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