When it comes to being a successful individual, nothing beats the value of a good education. Thankfully, we live in a time with unlimited access to this type of valuable information. It would appear, that in actuality, our problem does not stem from a lack of knowledge, but rather from an overload of it. This information overload makes it difficult for us to know where we should focus our efforts to get the most leverage and how to get the biggest return on our time. Below are the top 24 books that are sure to change the way you look at your finances forever.
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This book centers on the highly effective strategy of short term planning. It focuses on how you can implement this strategy into your business to improve your overall results. This style of planning gives you greater predictability and a better ability to focus on key issues. In the past, markets were less likely to fluctuate.
Today, this is not the case, as many of our industries rapidly continue to change on a short-term basis. You will be able to achieve more flexibility and a better response time by converting to a short term planning strategy because this allows you to focus on mini-victories that add up to a much larger total victory.
The lessons in this book teach you the essential strategies for success with a focus on one important rule; you must give in order to receive. It is also one of the few published doTERRA network marketing books available today.
The most compelling part of this strategy is the underlying idea that the quickest way to success is to help the most people, in the shortest amount of time. There is also a strong focus on understanding how your purpose and actions determine your results. You will learn how to build value in yourself and your brand by reciprocating value.
This must read book teaches you the most common personal traits found in the most successful individuals around the world. You will learn why it is so important to maintain a “can do” attitude and how your perspective plays an important role in your success.
These lessons give you the tools necessary to raise your confidence and effectiveness. As an entrepreneur, you will have to face your fears and by the end of this book, you will obtain a new level of faith in yourself and your business strategies that are sure to reflect in a renewed vigor for your business.
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This amazing piece of literature follows a team of researchers as they dissect the growth of a number of companies that made the leap from being a good company to becoming a great company. This book helps you to understand why “good” is the enemy and why you must strive for greatness to truly unlock your maximum potential.
This book is filled with a number of very interesting case studies that were conducted in the late 90’s on companies that you will recognize. This familiarity makes it very relatable to the average entrepreneur. This is a must read for business owners and investors alike.
Entrepreneurs, eventually, must face their fears in order to succeed. This book helps you to understand the four essential skills every entrepreneur needs to do this. There is some insight into how modern management strategies have become ineffective and how you can sell more efficiently.
You also learn how you can run your company as a true leader and how to inspire your staff. Learn how to project your motivation to increase your results. Entrepreneurialism is a roller coaster filled with many ups-and-downs and this book takes a unique look at how to capitalize on this wave pattern.
Robert Kiyosaki delivers one of the most powerful financial lessons you will ever learn through the lessons encapsulated within this book. Learn what makes each section of the CASHFLOW quadrant work and how you can be in multiple sections at the same time.
You also learn how to avoid the most common mistake self-employed individuals make and the key differences between an investor, an employee, someone who is self-employed, and the savvy business owner. This book is an absolute must for anyone trying to gain control of his or her finances. The newfound perspective you get from this book is enlightening.
Learn how to create your own empire by serving a key role in your community. The valuable lessons in this book teach you how to reinvest wisely into your community, in a way that also benefits your purpose. The lessons on leadership and personal development are revelations that change the way you do business.
Transform your passion into a valuable network within your community, while at the same time benefiting your cause. Learn what makes your investments smart on a personal level, and what can make them into a waste of time. Become more effective and efficient by using these strategies in your day-to-day business dealings.
The lessons in this book teach you how to escape the chains of your 9 – 5 workplace, by learning how to control your response. The author also breaks down a number of interesting concepts like why making more money does not make you richer. This is done by showing you how to incorporate time and location into your financial strategy.
This strategy isn’t for everyone, but it is very interesting to see how you could live better by working less abroad. He uses very easy to understand stories to depict how the cost of living can play a major role in determining your true income.
This interesting read comes from the mind of Alex Becker, a leading authority on internet marketing. He utilizes many of the familiar concepts from the financial classic, Think and Grow Rich to explain how you can rise from mediocrity to unprecedented success.
He places these stories in a modern framework, that makes it easier for today’s reader to relate too, and by using modern internet based parables; he helps you to understand that becoming successful is easier than ever. Thanks to the internet we have unlimited growth potential that is virtually unfettered. Learn how to tap into this effectively and catapult your business into the fast lane.
If you want to be a successful entrepreneur, you will need to know how to get things accomplished in an orderly fashion. When it comes to business, it is all about results. Today, we live in a world full of distractions and it can become easy to lose focus of your goals.
Only when your mind is clear and your thoughts are organized can you effectively get thing accomplished. Learn this five-step system to keep your thoughts organized and on schedule. This book helps you to avoid the pitfalls of procrastination by showing you the effect it causes to your overall business performance.
Learn how to determine what makes something a better, or worse, investment of your time. The strategies in this book are designed to help you focus your efforts on effective solutions. The writer has developed a completely new technique for tackling large tasks, SPRINT.
This new strategy helps your company to implement new products more effectively and to test new ideas with less risk. The writers are no stranger to working with huge tasks and they share their valuable experiences with you to help understand the level of organization that it takes to be successful in the modern marketplace.
Follow Joe as he goes on a journey of self-discovery that leads him to the five laws of stratospheric success. Learn why these five laws, value, compensation, influence, authenticity, and receptivity are essential tools in Joes travels to success.
The lessons in this book are priceless and the parables help the writer express their point precisely. See how to determine the true value of an investment, while consistently providing value to everyone you encounter. This easy to follow story gives you a new understanding of what it takes to take a business from being mediocre to excellence.
- Everybody Matters: The Extraordinary Power of Caring for Your People Like Family – Bob Chapman and Raj Sisodia
Do your employees feel like family? Learn why treating them more like a family creates a more productive workspace. The majority of employees are experiencing a “crisis of leadership”. This occurs when your employee feels like they work for a company that doesn’t care about them.
The techniques in this book can take you from being just a manager and place you in the position of true leadership. This book also helps you to understand the important responsibilities every good leader must encounter along their journey to success, and why investing in your team is always going to be a smart choice.
- We Are Market Basket: The Story of the Unlikely Grassroots Movement That Saved a Beloved Business – Daniel Korschun and Grant Welker
This interesting story is based on the events surrounding a British grocery store chain executive that was ousted by his cousin. This man was so beloved by his community that this sparked protests by the thousands. Eventually, the public outcry was so loud that politicians began to make statements condemning the action.
Learn what made this executive so beloved by his community and why they felt angry enough to boycott the establishment until he was reinstated. This book gives you a rare glimpse into the power of generosity, and how your good intentions affect how people perceive your overall value.
The lessons in this book are primarily focused on teaching you how to leverage your inert creativity, and how to combine this energy with the creative powers of your team. Learn how to cultivate your personal creativity and the importance of building upon the thoughts of those around you.
There are some very interesting scientific theories discussed such as the correlation between our technological advances and the world’s population growth. If you have ever heard the expression, “two heads are better than one” you can begin to understand the basis of the concepts in this book. It’s a great read and sure to improve your team building concepts.
- The Revenue Growth Habit: The Simple Art of Growing Your Business by 15% in 15 Minutes Per Day – Alex Goldfayn
Did you know that by adding one improvement a day to your business strategy, you can increase your growth rate significantly? The highly effective techniques in this book are designed to be very easy to implement, and the results are almost immediate.
This book should be on the coffee table of every small or medium sized business owner in the market today. The simple strategies in this book can help your business reach its full velocity through gradual improvements in your sales and customer retention strategies. Little things, such as follow-up emails, can keep your clients in tune with your new offers and add a substantial amount of revenue to your business.
This intriguing adventure follows columnist Paul Downs as he paints a very real portrait of the problems he faced owning his first business and how he learned to adapt to create a positive work environment. This book helps you to understand the true value of human power and how your productivity is affected by your employee’s attitude.
You can improve almost any employee’s results by following the strategies in this book and it is a necessary read for team leaders and managers alike. Your personal are your biggest asset, learn how to keep them producing by showing them your appreciation for their efforts.
- How Music Got Free: The End of an Industry, the Turn of the Century, and the Patient Zero of Piracy – Stephen Witt
This book takes you on an interesting journey through the history of the music industry. See how we went from CD’s to virtually unlimited free online music via MP3s. This insightful story helps you to understand how combining the internet and music, helped to integrate the internet into our daily lives.
This story is filled with a combination of greed and genius. The author uses a collection of stories from a number of different sources that contributed to this change. He even speaks with the inventors of the MP3 format, to discuss their feelings on how their technology was used. Learn what caused the death of the music industry, as we know it, and what the future may hold. This insider’s perspective of the downfall of the music industry is sure to not only teach but also entertain.
Martin Ford offers a unique perspective on how technology is affecting our productivity. He argues that technology is getting to the point where it is going to have a very significant impact on the job market by replacing the majority of job openings with robotic solutions. He uses valid points to assert his position that, the computerization of our workforce can have negative results on our society.
As artificial intelligence becomes more popular, more and more workers are at risk to becoming replaced by robots. He poses these and other important questions that we all must confront as our workplace continues to become more computer-dominated.
Anne-Marie Slaughter does an excellent job of portraying the difficulties that must be overcome for women to progress in the workforce. She also discusses how to balance business and family successfully. This book shares her perspective on the new age women’s movement and what core values and beliefs need to be brought to the forefront to accomplish these goals.
This book is a must read for female entrepreneurs looking to advance in male-dominated industries. She shares her insight on the most effective techniques to use, in order to become successful. She also takes some time to show you how these strategies correlate to all business owners.
Learn how to access your personal power to achieve a higher level of presence in the workplace. Have you ever frozen up when you needed to act? Have you ever missed an opportunity because you didn’t have the courage to speak up? This type of occurrence can be very traumatizing, and leave you wondering if you have a personal issue that needs to be resolved.
The techniques in this book teach you how to focus your strengths when you need them most. The combination of mental exercises with the use of effective body language gives you the advantage you need to face any business obstacles you may encounter.
FBI hostage negotiator Chris Voss discusses the tips and techniques he uses to get concessions from hostage takers. Learning this style of negotiation gives you a competitive advantage in any discussion. He also explains why understanding your adversary is not the same as agreeing with them.
Chris shows you that as long as someone is responding, you have leverage. He uses real life scenarios where his negotiating tactics saved the lives of the hostages involved. This extreme negotiating technique focuses on the core elements of what it means to be human and how you can tap into these emotions to get the desired results.
- Warren Buffett’s Ground Rules: Words of Wisdom from the Partnership Letters of the World’s Greatest Investor – Jeremy Miller
This book contains a collection of letters from Warren Buffet to his shareholders. As these letters progress, you get valuable insight on how to see the true worth of a company, rather than just looking at companies profit ratio, there are many other factors that may be used to determine if a company has what it takes to succeed. This allows you to accurately assess intrinsically value.
There is also a plethora of valuable data about stocks and bonds, that can help better your understanding of these investment strategies. Warren Buffet is no stranger to success and this unique look into his business dealings provide a treasure trove of helpful information.
Learn the tips and techniques necessary to transform yourself into a premier public speaker. You will learn why it is less about your performance and more about your idea. Learn how to provide your audience with a clear and concise picture of your idea and how it relates to them personally.
This intuitive book delves into a mixture of science and business to give you a well-balanced understanding of what it takes to be a compelling public speaker. Public speaking does not come naturally to most of us, but by following the strategies in this book, you can make public speaking a stress-free experience.
The saying may go “money makes the world go around”, but these books show us that it is the knowledge that controls where the money is found. Take the lessons you will learn from this timeless collection of financial works, and apply them to your everyday business strategies. This will allow you to achieve a higher level of success in your everyday life.