One book that you will recommend about Business?

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What will be the one book that you will recommend that teaches business?
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  • Profile picture of the author Joe Diallo
    Think Rich Grow Rich by Napoleon Hill
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    • Profile picture of the author Himanshu1988
      Originally Posted by Joe Diallo View Post

      Think Rich Grow Rich by Napoleon Hill
      Thank you Joe. That's a classic one. This was my first book and I still read it again and again.

      Any more suggestion?
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    And sorry for the typo in the title.
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    • Profile picture of the author Joe Mobley
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      • Profile picture of the author Joe Mobley
        I might would start with Rich-Dad Poor-Dad.

        Sound business concepts. Shows the difference in thinking of employees and business owners.


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      • Profile picture of the author Himanshu1988
        Thank you. Was not aware about that.

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        Rich-Dad Poor Dad is nice book. I have only gone through few pages as of now. Thanks for the recommendation.
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  • Profile picture of the author Samfakroon
    The one book that changed my life is "Five Habits of Highly Effective People"
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    • Profile picture of the author Himanshu1988
      Thanks you for the recommendation

      Originally Posted by Samfakroon View Post

      The one book that changed my life is "Five Habits of Highly Effective People"
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    • Profile picture of the author Himanshu1988
      Thank you for the link.
      One of the book mentioned over there is How to Win Friends & Influence People by Dale Carnegie. It's very good book. Thanks for the link again.

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      • Profile picture of the author Servfox
        For the "Think and Grow Rich" fans, there are a series of lectures by Napoleon Hill called "In his own words". They take place after the book but he covers and expands upon all of the information in it.

        It is absolutely AMAZING to listen to him teaching students in the moment. You can find it on Audible.
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        • Profile picture of the author Sangfroid
          There are quite a few good ones. Some
          of the ones I like are:

          1) My Life in Advertising, Scientific
          Advertising by Claude Hopkins

          2) 4 Hour Work Week by Tim Ferriss

          3) Kick Ass Copywriting Secrets by a
          Marketing Rebel by John Carlton

          4) How to Get Rich by Felix Dennis


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          • Profile picture of the author Himanshu1988
            Thanks Don for the suggestion. 4 Hour Work Week is an awesome book. Nice suggestion. Thanks again.

            Originally Posted by Sangfroid View Post

            There are quite a few good ones. Some
            of the ones I like are:

            1) My Life in Advertising, Scientific
            Advertising by Claude Hopkins

            2) 4 Hour Work Week by Tim Ferriss

            3) Kick Ass Copywriting Secrets by a
            Marketing Rebel by John Carlton

            4) How to Get Rich by Felix Dennis


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  • Profile picture of the author dave147
    There's a few on my list...

    The Slight Edge - Jeff Olson

    Money: Master The Game - Tony Robbins

    The E-Myth Revisited - Michael E. Gerber

    Screw It Let's Do It - Richard Branson

    The Power of Positive Thinking - Norman Vincent Peale

    The Secret of the Ages - Robert Collier

    The 7 Habits of Highly Effective People - Stephen Covey

    Rich Dad Poor Dad - Robert Kiyosaki

    Awaken The Giant Within - Tony Robbins

    Unlimited Power - Tony Robbins

    Influence: The Psychology of Persuasion - Robert B Cialdini

    Bring Out the Magic in Your Mind - Al Koran

    The Magic of Thinking Big - David J. Schwartz

    Secrets of the Millionaire Mind - T. Harv Eker

    Think and Grow Rich - Napoleon Hill

    The Success Principles - Jack Canfield

    The Power of Your Subconscious Mind - Joseph Murphy

    You'll See It When You Believe It - Wayne W. Dyer

    Losing My Virginity - Richard Branson

    Pitch Anything - Oren Klaff

    How to Master the Art of Selling - Tom Hopkins

    The Ultimate Sales Machine - Chet Holmes

    The Compound Effect - Darren Hardy

    The Irresistible Offer - Mark Joyner

    Getting Everything You Can Out Of All You've Got - Jay Abraham
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    • Profile picture of the author Himanshu1988
      Thanks dave for such a good collection. It's a big one sufficient for at least a year, you must be reading lot's of books. Thanks again for taking the time to replay.

      Originally Posted by dave147 View Post

      There's a few on my list...

      The Slight Edge - Jeff Olson

      Money: Master The Game - Tony Robbins

      The E-Myth Revisited - Michael E. Gerber

      Screw It Let's Do It - Richard Branson

      The Power of Positive Thinking - Norman Vincent Peale

      The Secret of the Ages - Robert Collier

      The 7 Habits of Highly Effective People - Stephen Covey

      Rich Dad Poor Dad - Robert Kiyosaki

      Awaken The Giant Within - Tony Robbins

      Unlimited Power - Tony Robbins

      Influence: The Psychology of Persuasion - Robert B Cialdini

      Bring Out the Magic in Your Mind - Al Koran

      The Magic of Thinking Big - David J. Schwartz

      Secrets of the Millionaire Mind - T. Harv Eker

      Think and Grow Rich - Napoleon Hill

      The Success Principles - Jack Canfield

      The Power of Your Subconscious Mind - Joseph Murphy

      You'll See It When You Believe It - Wayne W. Dyer

      Losing My Virginity - Richard Branson

      Pitch Anything - Oren Klaff

      How to Master the Art of Selling - Tom Hopkins

      The Ultimate Sales Machine - Chet Holmes

      The Compound Effect - Darren Hardy

      The Irresistible Offer - Mark Joyner

      Getting Everything You Can Out Of All You've Got - Jay Abraham
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    • Profile picture of the author Himanshu1988
      Lol
      Better watch the movie.

      Originally Posted by Francesco Iantorno View Post

      The Wolf of Wall Street.
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    • Originally Posted by Francesco Iantorno View Post

      The Wolf of Wall Street.

      Well it depends. What are you trying to learn about business?


      How to start one up? Or what kind of business to start?


      Wolf of wall street is pretty bad a$$. Showed step by step how he got rich.
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  • Profile picture of the author Odahh
    get a book on spin farming (small plot intensive) or Market gardening

    at least if you start a garden ,,and grow food but don't manage to sell it you will have something to eat ..

    generally will not happen in other businesses
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    • Profile picture of the author Himanshu1988
      One of my professor used to say when I was in collage that "for all other business apart from farming requires market research to predict the demand however agriculture is one business that does not require any market research"

      However I am quite sure I am not going in farming.

      Originally Posted by Odahh View Post

      get a book on spin farming (small plot intensive) or Market gardening

      at least if you start a garden ,,and grow food but don't manage to sell it you will have something to eat ..

      generally will not happen in other businesses
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  • Profile picture of the author Bhekizwe
    The Holy Bible

    A Sprat to Catch A Mackerel-Raymond Ackerman

    Own Your Life-Don & Nancy Failla
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    • Profile picture of the author Himanshu1988
      Thank you.

      Originally Posted by Bhekizwe View Post

      The Holy Bible

      A Sprat to Catch A Mackerel-Raymond Ackerman

      Own Your Life-Don & Nancy Failla
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  • Profile picture of the author Himanshu1988
    Thanks everyone for the suggestion. Sufficient book to read & will probably take an year to complete. Thanks again.
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  • Profile picture of the author USGTMauthor
    Are you looking for a specific topic like marketing or finance or a general motivational book. If it is general the Science of Getting Rich. I honestly would not spend too much time reading as it takes time away from action which is what creates success. Good luck
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    • Profile picture of the author Himanshu1988
      Thanks for your suggestion. I am looking for general book that teaches business (how to start & then grow).

      Just finished the book "Science of Getting Rich" (Audiobook). It was similer to the movie secreat. However I am skeptical about what has been said. Although gratitude part was convincing. Did you used the princials in the book? Did they ACTUALLY worked for you?

      -Himanshu

      Originally Posted by USGTMauthor View Post

      Are you looking for a specific topic like marketing or finance or a general motivational book. If it is general the Science of Getting Rich. I honestly would not spend too much time reading as it takes time away from action which is what creates success. Good luck
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      • Profile picture of the author heavysm
        The Richest Man in Babylon

        It's not a religious text but it has a timeless message about business which has survived the centuries.
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        • Profile picture of the author Himanshu1988
          Thank you for your recommendation. This is one of the best book in financial planning. It should actually be included in school curriculum.

          Originally Posted by heavysm View Post

          The Richest Man in Babylon

          It's not a religious text but it has a timeless message about business which has survived the centuries.
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          • Profile picture of the author Nauman K
            This book is really worth reading.

            Good Luck: Creating the Conditions for Success in Life and Business
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            • Profile picture of the author Himanshu1988
              Thanks for the suggestion Nauman.

              Originally Posted by Nauman K View Post

              This book is really worth reading.

              Good Luck: Creating the Conditions for Success in Life and Business
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  • Profile picture of the author anshuljain
    Rich Dad Poor Dad is a must read.It really helped me a lot.
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    • Profile picture of the author Himanshu1988
      Thanks anshu. Yap I will definitely read rich dad poor dad as well as 7 Habits of Highly Effective People. Many people suggested this.

      Thanks again.

      Originally Posted by anshuljain View Post

      Rich Dad Poor Dad is a must read.It really helped me a lot.
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  • Profile picture of the author anshuljain
    The 7 Habits of Highly Effective People - Stephen Covey is also good but you need to have patience for this one and more importantly you should put it to practice.
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    • Profile picture of the author AliceDesigns
      I read few new books about business:

      -."Money: Master The Game" by Anthony Robbins, 2014
      - "The Ambitious Woman" by Esther Spina, 2014
      - "Scrum" by Jeff Sutherland, 2014
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      • Profile picture of the author Walter Parrish
        I don't think any one book can teach you business. Maybe you should be more specific as to what you would like to learn???
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        • Profile picture of the author Himanshu1988
          Hi Walter,

          I am trying to learn how to start a business & more importantly how to create value for my potential clients (i.e how to exceed the value compared to the money that I am charging).

          Do you have any recommendation?

          -Himanshu

          Originally Posted by Walter Parrish View Post

          I don't think any one book can teach you business. Maybe you should be more specific as to what you would like to learn???
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          • Profile picture of the author Walter Parrish
            Originally Posted by Himanshu1988 View Post

            Hi Walter,

            I am trying to learn how to start a business & more importantly how to create value for my potential clients (i.e how to exceed the value compared to the money that I am charging).

            Do you have any recommendation?

            -Himanshu
            online business or offiline business?
            affiliate marketing or internet marketing?
            your own product or someone elses products?
            or
            did you want to know how to get a business license and make things official?
            what country are you in?
            if you are in America what state are you in?
            did you want to learn about digital goods or physical goods?
            how much do you know about business already?
            are you a total beginner or do you know the basics?
            do you want to know how to set up a business or how to run one you set up?

            I would recommend
            Ready, Fire, Aim: Zero to $100 Million in No Time Flat by Michael Masterson

            The Science of Getting Rich by Wallace Wattles
            Think and Grow Rich by Napoleon Hill

            Any college texts on Retail, Sales, Marketing those will help you learn how to keep your customers happy and add value.

            A good thing to do would be reading some of the Guru's sites and articles. I say this because what they do is basic business while you have all these other folks who work on what they think coming up with weird ideas that won't pan out for them in the long run.




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            • Profile picture of the author Himanshu1988
              Hello Walter,

              Thanks for the quick replay.

              Originally Posted by Walter Parrish View Post

              online business or offiline business?
              Online

              affiliate marketing or internet marketing?
              Neither of those. I am a web developer.

              your own product or someone elses products?
              My own product (with respect to web development)

              did you want to know how to get a business license and make things official?
              No

              what country are you in?
              India

              if you are in America what state are you in?
              Not applicable.

              did you want to learn about digital goods or physical goods?
              Digital

              how much do you know about business already?
              I am newbie.

              are you a total beginner or do you know the basics?
              Total beginner

              do you want to know how to set up a business or how to run one you set up?
              As of now how to set up.

              I would recommend
              Ready, Fire, Aim: Zero to $100 Million in No Time Flat by Michael Masterson

              The Science of Getting Rich by Wallace Wattles
              Think and Grow Rich by Napoleon Hill

              Any college texts on Retail, Sales, Marketing those will help you learn how to keep your customers happy and add value.
              Thanks for the recommendation. I have already gone through Think & grow rich & The science of getting rich. Will read the book by Michael Masterson that you have recommended.

              -Himanshu
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      • Profile picture of the author Himanshu1988
        Thanks Alice for the suggestion. I've never read anything by Tony Robbins but have heard he is a good success coach & mentor.

        Nice to know that you are a graphic designer. I am a web developer.

        Thanks.

        Originally Posted by AliceDesigns View Post

        I read few new books about business:

        -."Money: Master The Game" by Anthony Robbins, 2014
        - "The Ambitious Woman" by Esther Spina, 2014
        - "Scrum" by Jeff Sutherland, 2014
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  • Profile picture of the author gibsonjoe
    Start with think and grow rich them read rich dad poor dad. Then ground it up by reading Rules of Work, Rules of Money and Rules of Wealth all by Richard Templar.
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    • Profile picture of the author Himanshu1988
      Originally Posted by gibsonjoe View Post

      Start with think and grow rich them read rich dad poor dad. Then ground it up by reading Rules of Work, Rules of Money and Rules of Wealth all by Richard Templar.
      Thanks for the recommendation.
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      Originally Posted by AntonioSeegars1 View Post

      The Goal: A Process of Ongoing Improvement - To learn about bottlenecks.

      The Law Of Success In Sixteen Lessons

      The Bible - Proverbs Section
      Thanks for the recommendation.
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  • Profile picture of the author Jolly Serath
    The 7 Habits of Highly Effective People - Stephen Covey
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    There is only one thing you need to now which is "Stop Learning, Start Working"
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    Drop what you're doing and read "Good to Great" by Jim Collins.
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  • Profile picture of the author liaswift
    The 7 Habits of Highly Effective People
    Reading it, very nice book
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  • Profile picture of the author Daniel Kerby
    The Slight Edge - Jeff Olson

    There are so many great books out there but this one helped me actually implement the
    principles in all the other books. About to get stuck into John Carlton's (author of Kick Ass Copywriting Secrets) -> The Entrepreneur's Guide to Getting Your Shit Together. Will leave a review once finished

    Does anyone know whether there is much left out between the original Law of Success in 15 Lessons (published 1927) and the 16 lessons? I've heard they edited a lot out because the interviewees were not happy about making all the success "secrets" so public. Sounds a little conspiracy to me but just a thought.
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