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Below are summaries & overviews of a number of the world's best-selling & most loved business & mindset books, both contemporary & classic!
Of course you can buy any of the books but if you'd like to save yourself days (even weeks & months) worth of time whilst getting some of the key takeouts then enjoy the time-saving summaries below.....
- Start with Why: How Great Leaders Inspire Everyone to Take Action by Simon Sinek
- Emotional Intelligence: Why It Can Matter More Than IQ by Daniel Goleman
- Think & Grow Rich - Napoleon Hill
- The 7 Habits of Highly Effective People by Stephen R. Covey
- The Chimp Paradox - The Mind Management Programme to Help You Achieve Success, Confidence and Happiness - Dr Steve Peters
- Daring Greatly: How the Courage to Be Vulnerable Transforms the Way We Live, Love, Parent, and Lead by Brené Brown
- The Lean Startup by Eric Ries
- Linchpin: Are You Indispensable? How to drive your career and create a remarkable future - Seth Godin
- The Innovator's Dilemma: The Revolutionary Book That Will Change the Way You Do Business by Clayton M. Christensen
- How to Win Friends & Influence People by Dale Carnegie
- The Outsiders: Eight Unconventional CEOs and Their Radically Rational Blueprint for Success by William N. Thorndike
- The Intelligent Investor by Benjamin Graham
- Secrets of The Millionaire Mind - T Harv Ecker
- Factfulness: Ten Reasons We're Wrong About the World by and Why Things Are Better Than You Think by Hans Rosling, Anna Rosling
- Blue Ocean Strategy, Expanded Edition: How to Create Uncontested Market Space and Make the Competition Irrelevant by W. Chan Kim and Renee Mauborgne
- The Art of War by Sun Tzu
- The Black Swan: The Impact of the Highly Improbable by Nassim Nicholas Taleb
- Too Big to Fail by Andrew Ross Sorkin
- Good To Great by Jim Collins
- The 4 Hour Workweek by Tim Ferris
- The Emyth Revisited by Michael Gerber
- The Compound Effect by Darren Hardy
- The One Thing by Gary Keller
- The Power of Habit by Charles Duhigg
- The Power of Your Subconscious Mind by Dr Joseph Murray
- Deep Work by Cal Newport
- The Charisma Myth by Olivia Foxx
- The War of Art by Steven Pressfield
- The Strangest Secret by Earl Nitingale
- As a Man Thinketh by James Allen
- The Law of Success in 16 Lessons by Napoleon Hill
- The Science of Getting Rich by Wallace Wattles
20 of the Top Wealth & Money Books - Quick Summary Overview in 26 Minutes!
"The Lean Startup" by Eric Ries
Most startups fail. But many of those failures are preventable. "The Lean Startup" is a new approach being adopted across the globe, changing the way companies are built and new products are launched.
"The Innovator's Dilemma: The Revolutionary Book That Will Change the Way You Do Business" by Clayton M. Christensen
Offering both successes and failures from leading companies as a guide, "The Innovator's Dilemma" gives you a set of rules for capitalizing on the phenomenon of disruptive innovation.
Note: Steve Jobs used this book as an explanation for one reason Apple needed to embrace cloud computing and is frequently associated with both Jobs and Jeff Bezos.
"How to Win Friends & Influence People" by Dale Carnegie
The greatest investment advisor of the twentieth century, Benjamin Graham, taught and inspired people worldwide. Graham's philosophy of "value investing" — which shields investors from substantial error and teaches them to develop long-term strategies — has made "The Intelligent Investor" the stock market bible ever since its original publication in 1949.
Note: Warren Buffett refers to "The Intelligent Investor" as the "best book on investing ever written."
The Art of War - Sun Tzu
Written in the 6th century BC, Sun Tzu's "The Art of War" is still used as a book of military strategy today. Napoleon, Mae Zedong, General Vo Nguyen Giap and General Douglas MacArthur all claimed to have drawn inspiration from it. And beyond the world of war, business and management gurus have also applied Sun Tzu's ideas to office politics and corporate strategy.
"The Black Swan: The Impact of the Highly Improbable" by Nassim Nicholas Taleb
A black swan is an event, positive or negative, that is deemed improbable yet causes massive consequences. In this groundbreaking and prophetic book, Taleb shows in a playful way that Black Swan events explain almost everything about our world, and yet we — especially the experts — are blind to them.
"Too Big to Fail" by Andrew Ross Sorkin
In one of the most gripping financial narratives in decades, Andrew Ross Sorkin-a New York Times columnist and one of the country's most respected financial reporters-delivers the first definitive blow-by-blow account of the epochal economic crisis that brought the world to the brink.
Note: Winner of the Gerald Loeb Award for Best Business Book.
Good To Great by Jim Collins
"...the biggest selling and most influential management book of the new millennium." (Financial Times)
"...seminal..." (The Times)
"...a must-read..." (Management Today)
"Peppered with dozens of stories and examples from the great and not-so-great, Collins lays a well-reasoned roadmap to excellence that any organisation would do well to consider. Like Built to Last, Good to Great is one of those books that managers and CEOs will be reading and rereading for years to come." (Amazon.co.uk Review)
"In this category (management books) there is nothing to touch Jim Collins... It is essential reading." (Sunday Times Business Books of the Year)
The 4 Hour Workweek - Tim Ferris
Tim Ferris's New York Times bestseller gives practical tips 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 decent monthly income with zero management, or just living more and working less, this book has become many people's blueprint.
The book 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'.
The Emyth Revisited - Michael Gerber
E-Myth \ 'e-,'mith\ n 1: the entrepreneurial myth: the myth that most people who start small businesses are entrepreneurs 2: the fatal assumption that an individual who understands the technical work of a business can successfully run a business that does that technical work
Voted #1 business book by Inc. 500 CEOs.
An instant classic, this book dispels the myths about starting your own business. Small business consultant and author Michael E. Gerber, with sharp insight gained from years of experience, points out how common assumptions, expectations, and even technical expertise can get in the way of running a successful business.
Gerber walks you through the steps in the life of a business—from entrepreneurial infancy through adolescent growing pains to the mature entrepreneurial perspective: the guiding light of all businesses that succeed—and shows how to apply the lessons of franchising to any business, whether or not it is a franchise. Most importantly, Gerber draws the vital, often overlooked distinction between working on your business and working in your business.
The E-Myth Revisited will help you grow your business in a productive, assured way.
The Chimp Paradox - The Mind Management Programme to Help You Achieve Success, Confidence and Happiness - Dr Steve Peters
Do you sabotage your own happiness and success? Are you struggling to make sense of yourself? Do your emotions sometimes dictate your life?
The Chimp Paradox is an incredibly powerful mind management model that can help you become a happy, confident, healthier and more successful person. Prof Steve Peters explains the struggle that takes place within your mind and then shows how to apply this understanding to every area of your life so you can:
- Recognise how your mind is working
- Understand and manage your emotions and thoughts
- Manage yourself and become the person you would like to be
The Chimp Mind Management Model is based on scientific facts and principles, which have been simplified into a workable model for easy use. It will help you to develop yourself and give you the skills, for example, to remove anxiety, have confidence and choose your emotions. The book will do this by giving you an understanding of the way in which your mind works and how you can manage it. It will also help you to identify what is holding you back or preventing you from having a happier and more successful life.
'Steve Peters is the most important person in my career' - Victoria Pendleton, World and Olympic Cycling Champion
'The mind programme that helped me win my Olympic Golds' - Sir Chris Hoy
'If you want to know, in general terms, about the psychological techniques that Bradley Wiggins used in the Tour de France that helped him win, you can find out through this book, The Chimp Paradox by Dr Steve Peters' - Richard Bacon, Radio Five Live
Linchpin: Are You Indispensable? How to drive your career and create a remarkable future - Seth Godin
Why are some people easily outsourced, downsized, or freelanced into obscurity, while others have their pick of opportunities? In his most powerful book yet, Seth Godin argues that it's more essential than ever to become indispensable - to become a linchpin. Linchpins are the essential building blocks of great organizations: they invent, lead (regardless of title), connect others, make things happen, and create order out of chaos. They love their work and pour their best selves into it and turn each day into a kind of art - and, in today's world, they get the best jobs and the most freedom.
Godin shows that the key to being indispensable is overcoming the fears that hold most of us back. If you have you ever found a shortcut that others missed, seen a new way to resolve a conflict, or made a connection with someone others couldn't reach, then you have what it takes to become indispensable. It's time to stop complying with the system and draw your own map.
Secrets of the Millionaire Mind: Think Rich to Get Rich! - T Harv Ecker
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.
The Compound Effect by Darren Hardy
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.
In The Compound Effect, Darren Hardy, publisher of Success Magazine provides, a distillation of the fundamental principles that have guided the most phenomenal achievements in business, relationships, and beyond.
Rated as an easy-to-use, step-by-step operating system it will help you to multiply your success, chart your progress, and achieve any desire.
The One Thing - Gary Keller
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, Gary Keller shows you how 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.
The Power of Your Subconscious Mind - Dr Joseph Murray
With over a million copies sold, The Power of Your Subconscious Mind can help open a world of success, happiness, prosperity, and peace for you. It is one of the most brilliant and beloved spiritual self-help works of all time which can help you heal yourself, banish your fears, sleep better, enjoy better relationships and just feel happier. The techniques are simple and results come quickly. You can improve your relationships, your finances, your physical well-being.
In the book, the author fuses his spiritual wisdom and scientific research to bring to light how the sub-conscious mind can be a major influence on our daily lives. Once you understand your subconscious mind, you can also control or get rid of the various phobias that you may have in turn opening a brand new world of positive energy. A leader in it's field, way ahead of it's time!
The Power of Habit - Charles Duhigg
Why do we do develop habits? And how can we change them?
We can always change. In The Power of Habit, award-winning New York Times business reporter Charles Duhigg translates cutting-edge behavioural science into practical self-improvement action, distilling advanced neuroscience into fascinating narratives of transformation.
Why can some people and companies change overnight, and some stay stuck in their old ruts? The answer lies deep in the human brain, and The Power of Habits reveals the secret pressure points that can change a life. From Olympic swimmer Michael Phelps to Martin Luther King Jr., from the CEO of Starbucks to the locker rooms of the NFL, Duhigg explores the incredible results of keystone habits, and how they can make all the difference between billions and millions, failure and success – or even life and death.
The Power of Habit makes an exhilarating case: the key to almost any door in life is instilling the right habit. From exercise to weight loss, childrearing to productivity, market disruption to social revolution, and above all success, the right habits can change everything.
Habits aren't destiny. They’re science, one which can transform our businesses, our communities, and our lives.
Deep Work - Cal Newport
One of the most valuable skills in our economy is becoming increasingly rare. If you master this skill, you'll achieve extraordinary results.
Deep Work is an indispensable guide to anyone seeking focused success in a distracted world.
'Deep work' is the ability to focus without distraction on a cognitively demanding task. Coined by author and professor Cal Newport on his popular blog Study Hacks, deep work will make you better at what you do, let you achieve more in less time and provide the sense of true fulfilment that comes from the mastery of a skill. In short, deep work is like a superpower in our increasingly competitive economy.
And yet most people, whether knowledge workers in noisy open-plan offices or creatives struggling to sharpen their vision, have lost the ability to go deep - spending their days instead in a frantic blur of email and social media, not even realising there's a better way.
A mix of cultural criticism and actionable advice, DEEP WORK takes the reader on a journey through memorable stories -- from Carl Jung building a stone tower in the woods to focus his mind, to a social media pioneer buying a round-trip business class ticket to Tokyo to write a book free from distraction in the air -- and surprising suggestions, such as the claim that most serious professionals should quit social media and that you should practice being bored.
Put simply: developing and cultivating a deep work practice is one of the best decisions you can make in an increasingly distracted world and this book will point the way.
The Charisma Myth - Olivia Foxx
In The Charisma Myth, Olivia Fox Cabane provides powerful advice to make absolutely anyone more charismatic.
What if charisma could be taught?
Charisma can be a huge asset if you're applying for a job, improving your relationships, or leading other people. The Charisma Myth shows you how to become more influential, more persuasive, and more inspiring. Soon you'll be able to move through a room and have people say: 'Wow, who's that?'
Many people believe that charisma is unchangeable - you either have it or you don't. But that's simply not true. This groundbreaking, bestselling book reveals how charismatic behaviour can be learned by anyone.
Olivia Fox Cabane helps some of the world's best-known people become more charismatic. Here she breaks charisma down into its fundamental components, revealing the secrets to how it works. Improving your charisma doesn't mean transforming your personality: it's about adopting a series of practices that suit you. So what are you waiting for?
'Charisma is not a gift, it's a tool. Cabane makes a big promise with this book and delivers on it' -Seth Godin
'Until I encountered Olivia Fox Cabane, I'd naively believed charisma was an intangible, magical aura... around a couple of hours can transform a reasonably personable person into someone magnetic' -Sunday Telegraph
'If you are interested in increasing your ability to be charismatic, this book will give you direct skills to use' -Psychology Today
The War of Art by Steven Pressfield
A succinct, engaging, and practical guide for succeeding in any creative sphere, The War of Art is nothing less than Sun-Tzu for the soul.
What keeps so many of us from doing what we long to do?
Why is there a naysayer within? How can we avoid the roadblocks of any creative endeavor—be it starting up a dream business venture, writing a novel, or painting a masterpiece?
Bestselling novelist Steven Pressfield identifies the enemy that every one of us must face, outlines a battle plan to conquer this internal foe, then pinpoints just how to achieve the greatest success.
The War of Art emphasizes the resolve needed to recognize and overcome the obstacles of ambition and then effectively shows how to reach the highest level of creative discipline.
Think of it as tough love . . . for yourself.
Whether an artist, writer or business person, this simple, personal, and no-nonsense book will inspire you to seize the potential of your life.
The Strangest Secret by Earl Nitingale
The Strangest Secret was a 1957 spoken word record by Earl Nightingale which sold over one million copies and received the first Gold Record for the spoken word, which helped launch the fields of business motivation and audio publishing.
Decades ahead of it's time by one of the founding fathers of motivation.
As a Man Thinketh - James Allen
"As a Man Thinketh" is a literary essay by James Allen, published in 1903. It was described by Allen as "... dealing with the power of thought, and particularly with the use and application of thought to happy and beautiful issues. Allen has tried to make the book simple, so that all can easily grasp and follow its teaching, and put into practice the methods which it advises. It shows how, in his own thoughtóworld, each man holds the key to every condition, good or bad, that enters into his life, and that, by working patiently and intelligently upon his thoughts, he may remake his life, and transform his circumstances. It was also described by Allen as "A book that will help you to help yourself", "A pocket companion for thoughtful people", and "A book on the power and right application of thought.
The Law of Success in 16 Lessons - Napoleon Hill
The Law of Success was a precursor to Napoleon Hill's Think and Grow Rich. Hill was well known for researching what made millionaires different from the common man. The sixteen lessons in this book perfectly crystallize everything you will need to know to succeed during these hard economic times. Many of today's best known self help books take there core concepts form this book. The Secret, the Power of Positive Thinking, the Millionaire next door, and The Law of Attraction all take their basic premises from this landmark work. Now you can get it from the source. Once you've read this book you will understand what gives certain people an edge over everyone else. By following the advice laid out clearly herein you'll be the one with an edge. It's time to stop wondering what it's like to be rich and start knowing. This book has changed countless lives and it can change yours! Unlike many of the other editions on the market today, this edition is complete and unabridged! Wilder Publications is a green publisher. All of our books are printed to order. This reduces waste and helps us keep prices low while greatly reducing our impact on the environment.
The Science of Getting Rich - Wallace Wattles
Wallace D. Wattles wrote “The Science of Getting Rich” in the early 1900’s, almost one century plus two decades has passed since then and the book has found its resurgence into our present time as people rediscovers his teachings.Wallace had made swift declarations in his book that this is the ONLY book one needs to get rich. He even goes into saying that one should not read other books but simply focus their energy on the ‘energy work‘ that this book requires.
20 of the Top Wealth & Money Books - Quick Summary Overview
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