How to Win Friends and Influence People by Dale Carnegie
This book definitely changes your perception towards people around you & how you see & judge other. What is described in this book are not revolutionary techniques. Although, the advice that this gives is more valuable than a college education on business.
The Psychology of Selling by Brian Tracy
Sales is a crucial skill not just for the sales man, but for entrepreneurs and life as well. This book makes bold promises to blow the lid off the secrets of successful salespeople. Although this book was published in 1988, it still has a lot of gems that are beneficial now.
Think and Grow Rich by Napoleon Hill
Think and Grow Rich is a study of what makes an entrepreneur successful in all aspects of life. Napoleon Hill iterates the 13 principles he learned and how to practice them. His 13 principles are Desire, Faith, Auto-Suggestion, Specialized knowledge, Imagination, Organized Planning, Decision, Persistence, Power of the Master Mind, The Mystery of Sex Transmutation, The Subconscious Mind, The Brain, and the Sixth Sense.
The 4-Hour Workweek by Timothy Ferriss
Most of us have the idea that we are supposed to do until we are 60, then retire and expect for the happy life. Timothy does a great job pointing out how backward that idea is, and changes your perception. He calls those who have done so the “New Rich”, as they are rich in life – which is not related to being rich in money. Tim makes reference to the 80/20 rule, which states 80% of your results come from 20% of your efforts, and applies to efficacy in many areas of life.
The Lean Startup by Eric Ries
The Lean Startup model focuses on creating a minimum viable product and receiving customer feedback along the way to improve the product. Its methodology is a way to ensure the final product is as optimized as possible. A successful startup does not just flourish because of a brilliant idea. Success in a condition of uncertainty requires managing human resources through all the challenges of innovation and growth.
All In by Bill Green
Bill Green is inspiring and a visionary. A great read – from a start-up corner hardware store to building a billion dollar empire. Bill is clearly a strategic leader with a knack for identifying and capitalizing on opportunities. This book gives great insight into what it’s like to take a business from the ground up.
Winning Through Intimidation by Robert Ringer
This book is about the theory of intimidation, and you can learn about the dynamics of business negotiations. Robert talks about 3 different types of business people, who in one way or another try to screw you over when it is time to pay you. He shows what tools and techniques to use, so you can get paid “impossible amounts” and don’t get screwed out of your well-deserved money by these 3 types.
Thinking, Fast and Slow by Daniel Kahneman
This book helps you to understand human behavior and even our own behavior.The basic thesis of the book is simple. in judging the world around us, we use two mental systems: Fast and Slow. The Fast system is mostly unconscious and makes snap judgments based on our past experiences and emotions. The second one is rational, conscious and slow. They work together to provide us a view of the world around us.
Founders at Work by Jessica Livingston
This is a wonderful set of interviews with company founders & co-founders. Kudos to the author for asking good questions and kudos to the interviewees for their candid, fascinating, detailed answers. The interviews also provide a lot of insights into technology and market trends during the time that their companies were starting up.
The Entrepreneur Mind by Kevin D. Johnson
This book is filled with lessons on what it takes to be a successful entrepreneur. It reveals the perceptions of an entrepreneur. Before pursuing a life as an entrepreneur you need to first think like startup founders. You need to understand what habits they practice, what morals they follow, and what systems they use.
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