What is the most important book that has influenced your business?

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Hello fellow warriors,

If you're a reader, then it's most likely you've read something that has had a major impact on how you do business.

For me, it is 37Signals' Getting Real. I consider this book to be the blueprint for the future of how business will be done in the near future. I love it

What's your book?
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  • Profile picture of the author Jvsnow01
    The book that influenced me the most was written by Bernard Gittelson and is called:
    "How To Make Your Own Luck".

    From the moment you open your eyes (in the morning or any part of the day), to going to bed, that book will make you see opportunites to make money from simple everyday items i.e. improving the use of doorknobs to everyday kitchen utensilsand much much more!

    It was written at least 20 years ago and is still relevant and even more inspiring today.


    Jvsnow01.
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  • Profile picture of the author SteveSki
    "Work The System" by Sam Carpenter. The Simple Mechanics of Making More and Working Less!

    Winner: "Best Non-fiction book of 2009" New York Book Festival.

    Award-Winning Finalist, Business Management and Leadership category, National Best Books 2009 Awards.

    You can download the first 3 chapters for free at Sams site: Work the System ? WTS Methodology

    Cheers,
    Steve S
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    • Profile picture of the author DrDrake
      Originally Posted by SteveSki View Post

      "Work The System" by Sam Carpenter. The Simple Mechanics of Making More and Working Less!

      Winner: "Best Non-fiction book of 2009" New York Book Festival.

      Award-Winning Finalist, Business Management and Leadership category, National Best Books 2009 Awards.

      Cheers,
      Steve S
      Looks like a great book and the blog is pretty good too!

      Thanks for the link.
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  • Profile picture of the author kendrickyi
    "How I Made My First Million on the Internet and How You Can Too!: The Complete Insider's Guide to Making Millions with Your Internet Business" By Ewen Chia.

    This book got me started in Internet marketing. Props!
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  • Profile picture of the author dobbs
    Hey there friends

    My favorite book is The Prophet by Gibran. I know it is not directly about business and making money as such, but it puts me in the best frame of mind to be positive and enthusiastic about life and living it.

    Obviously this includes having a correct, positive and productive mindset towards this fun thing of making money.

    Dobbs
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    • Profile picture of the author FreeAgent13
      Originally Posted by dobbs View Post

      Hey there friends

      My favorite book is The Prophet by Gibran. I know it is not directly about business and making money as such, but it puts me in the best frame of mind to be positive and enthusiastic about life and living it.

      Obviously this includes having a correct, positive and productive mindset towards this fun thing of making money.

      Dobbs
      I haven't read that one. Sounds very life affirming.
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  • Profile picture of the author Vikram73
    Tim Ferriss's "The 4 Hour Work Week". That's what got me thinking about doing my own online business.
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  • Profile picture of the author nikolaaa
    One more vote for The 4 Hour Work Week
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  • Profile picture of the author warrenhw
    This is one of those point-in-time questions. A year ago or more, I'd have probably said 4 Hour Work Week, but over the past month or so, it would have to be "What God Wants" by Neale Donald Walsch.

    As with a couple of the other answers so far, it's not even a business focused book, but it's having a profound impact on the way in which I'm approaching my business these days ... my mindset and my attitude. And of course everything starts there.

    Warren
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  • Profile picture of the author jeffhard
    for me SEO made easy.. Making Millions for Dummies.
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  • Profile picture of the author jpwilliams
    Best book overall: Unlimited Power by Anthony Robbins

    Best IM book (so far): 4-hour work week
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  • Profile picture of the author jpwilliams
    Best book overall: Unlimited Power by Anthony Robbins

    Best IM book (so far): 4-hour work week
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  • Profile picture of the author janmck
    I guess the latest book (ebook really) that influenced my online business today is the free ebook about "Risks".

    It's a newly released book about taking and managing risk and how it can influence our lives and success in our businesses. I also want to share it with you guys so you can also download it for free. It's a very nice, motivational ebook.

    You can download the ebook here: Are You At Risk? A Free Ebook Report By Stephen Pierce | No Other Than Janmck

    So are you willing to take a risk?

    Happy reading guys!
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  • Profile picture of the author SteveSki
    For a Very Limited Time You can download a free PDF version of the book I recommended at: Work the System ? WTS Methodology

    Just found this message from the author in my email...

    From today until Friday January 15th at 3PM Pacific Standard Time, you can, for free, download the pdf version of my book Work the System: The Simple Mechanics of Making More and Working Less. It's normally $12. I do these short-term giveaways maybe two or three times a year, when the spirit strikes. Follow the simple directions on the front page of the Work the System website. Please, tell your friends
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    • Profile picture of the author feldo202
      My two favorite books that has helped me increase my business has been:

      The Magic of Thinking Big by David Joseph Schwartz
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      The Power of Full Engagement by James E Loehr, Jim Loehr, Tony Schwartz

      The Magic of Thinking Big literally made me think things in a more positive light and bigger goals. This was highly recommended by a very successful media buyer affiliate marketer name Joshua Wexelbaum owner of ScrappyBusiness.com. He was able to travel the world because of his online business and made a ton of money. When entering the affiliate marketing space I kept thinking really small and this whole book revolutionized it. I can't recommend it enough. It comes to the mindset of you are what you think you are. So the bigger you think the bigger your paycheck income you get. The chapter reviews after each chapter was also good to break down the crucial points.

      The Power of Full Engagements is all about getting a ritual down. For a person who used to be really scattered and unfocused. This book help me get a routine, better time manage, increase productivity and even eating healthier. This book is recommended for affiliate marketers because we are self employed and our own bosses. So it is good to understand that establishing a routine increases your productivity and overall making you more money online.

      Happy Reading!!!
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  • Profile picture of the author sethczerepak
    The 8th Habit by Steven Covey
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  • Profile picture of the author ImmediateAction
    "Feel The Fear And Do It Anyway" by Susan Jeffers - How to turn your fear and indecision into confidence and action.
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