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Most valuable Business book you've read

Discussion in 'BlackHat Lounge' started by lakim0, Sep 27, 2013.

  1. lakim0

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    Alright, I know there has been shitloads of threads just like this one, but I wanna make it special.

    Post No. #1 Business Book you've read and explain why you chose that.

    I love books that can change your mindset and whole life behind it.

    Would love to see books like this.

    Please post only one, as I'm gonna add it to my "have to read" list.

    If something, always come back here and pick one good book to read, make it special.

    My #1 book is The Millionaire Fastlane, not gonna explain why, it won't be so interesting than.

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    Post your choice, tell my why and how it changed your attitude / life etc..

    Thank you, every post is highly appreciated.
     
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  2. WizGizmo

    WizGizmo Super Moderator Staff Member Premium Member

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    This is the Audiobook version. Posted over a
    year ago in the Member Downloads section.

    Cheers! - "Wiz"
     
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  3. WhitePassion

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    The 4-hour workweek by Tim Ferriss by far.

    Helps you realize that the things you desire aren't all that hard to get in reality, if you really think about it and lay down the costs. You don't need a billion dollars to travel around the world (traveling seems to be a passion for many, many internet marketers including myself). Makes you strive for that truly passive income which will help you live the lifestyle you desire, not just "loads of money".

    It's hard to explain really, it's an amazing book and provides you with SO many things. Besides, Tim Ferriss is awesome.
     
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    Predictably Irrational - Dan Ariely

    "not gonna explain why, it won't be so interesting than." :p

    If by any chance you've read it let me know, I have some other good ones on my list. :)
     
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    "The $100 Startup"
     
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    May sound ridiculous, but it was Og Mandino: Richest Man in the World

    The story is pretty cheesy but it's a short book with plenty of common sense that works.
     
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    I got told to read "Think and Grow Rich - By Napoleon Hill" which is something I'm glad I listed to, with a big thanks to Charbel

    The title "Think and Grow Rich" is pretty self explanatory really and I don't want to go in depth to what I think of the book so far, since the message of the book is different for everyone I would imagine. It's something I would like most of you to read to, I am far from finished but the book gets so interesting and motivational you just want to work and pick up the key features of success.

    If you would like to read the ebook instead of getting the book, then you can read it here:
    http://ridazparadise.co.uk/think and grow rich/ThinkandGrowRich.pdf
     
  8. lakim0

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    Well, I'm not surprised to see "Think and grow rich" here but I saw a few books that have to be read (4 hr workweek suggested by WhitePassion for example)...

    Thanks for the audio version, Wiz, I guess I'll re-listen to it later, lol.
     
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  9. CptnKidd

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    I recently read "The Lean Startup" by Eric Ries.

    I assume it's not exactly what most people here would read, since it's more about "proper" businesses, than IM businesses.
    (I'm not saying they are better, it's just different IMO.)
    Nevertheless, the main idea behind it is more general and can be applied universally.
     
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  10. WhitePassion

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    I know you said only one but I'd like to +1 on this one as well, great book :D
     
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  11. thedorf

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    Nice thread. "How Rich People Think" by Steve Siebold is my addition.

    "Middle class believes money is the root of all evil...World class believes poverty is the root of all evil".
     
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    "The Seven Habits of Highly Effective People" by Stephen Covey.

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  13. therealmark33

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    There are a lot of great suggestions itt, mine is probably already taken. Here's a nonexhaustive list for books i've read

    1. Think and grow rich
    2. The greatest salesman in the world - og mandino
    3. 48 laws of power
    4. How to win friends and influence people

    If u want just one from me it's a tie between #3 & #4

     
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    As someone mentioned above, The $100 Startup is good one, showing people who started business from their hobbies - interesting stories.

    The second book that came to my mind among first ones is Money http://www.goodreads.com/book/show/2889210-money by Paul-Loup Sulitzer. It's not the classic business book, it's fiction - a story about a ±20yo guy, who was deported to Africa without any penny (all his heritage was stolen). He starting to look for opportunities to make some money and early starting several different businesses, which leads to... (read the book).
     
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    Now that's funny - I never thought of actually reading that book although the business school I went to was built completely on his principles. It included a hotel in which his quotes could be found on the various doors...
    Thanks for the reminder, I think I'll actually go get this one right away....got an affiliate link? ;)
     
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    "The Richest Man In Babylon" by far.
     
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    Rich dad poor dad - Robert Kiyosaki
    Guys a genius!
     
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    Cashvertising is a great reference type of book. I think it is my favorite because I can pick it up and it reminds me of a thing I forgot to make money with.
     
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  20. lakim0

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    Good books so far, I checked them, all look awesome.

    Keep 'em coming ^_^