Recommend me some productivity books.

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Hi fellow Warriors,

I would like to know some productivity books that you like.

I will start the ball rolling first.

My favorite productivity book is the 4 hour work week by Tim Ferris.

Cheers
Vincent
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  • Profile picture of the author Anthony Leonard
    Hey Vincelog!!!

    That Book Is Freakin' AWESOME!!!

    I also like Robert Kiyosaki books (Rich Dad, Poor Dad; Cashflow Quadrant; etc.)

    And check out T. Harv Eker's "Secrets of the Millionaire Mind"

    Hope This Helps!!!

    Anthony Leonard
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  • Profile picture of the author Woody C
    The Effective Executive by Peter Drucker is a great resource for productivity. Especially the first part on time manangement.
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    • Profile picture of the author Sticky Articles
      David Allen's Getting things done is one of the best books on productivity
      and management.

      No higher recommendation.
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      • Profile picture of the author rickymat
        Hiiii Vincelog,

        There are many books which are really very good like Magic of Thinking Big,
        7 habits of Highly effective people
        etc.or you can refer the life story of any Successful people like Bill gates,L.N. Mittal,Aziz Premji,Dhirubhai Ambani,Narayanan Murthy etc.

        Rick
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    7 habits is awesome, so is One Minute Manager!
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    • Profile picture of the author WasabiHound
      Hi Vince

      Good question. What do you mean by productivity:

      7 Habits is a great read - good well rounded piece on general productivity
      One Minute manager is good too
      Eat that Frog - is great for learning how to tame that to do list
      Think and Grow Rich - is a classic - it seems pretty daunting and the writing style is a bit old fashioned but well worth the read in terms of setting mindset

      I have only skimmed David Allen's stuff but it looks good too and based on StickyNotes comment I will dig a little deeper. I was looking at a review of latest book: How to Make it All Work on a flight home from Brisbane.

      Also - in terms of motivation etc agree with RickyMat - read about heroes or people you want to be like.

      Kiyosaki writes some good work too - especially about breaking our old thinking about 9-5 jobs: school, debt, death cycle.

      Thanks for the posts too everyone else - I am going to check out the Drucker book.

      good luck

      Neil
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  • Profile picture of the author lisaroberson
    Lynn Terry has been absolutely raving about "The Power of Full Engagement" by Jim Loehr and Tony Schwartz - I put it in my wishlist a long time ago, but, have yet to get it. I love their focus on it, though - they talk about how it all goes back to energy. Wow, that's exactly the book I need - I've struggled with just that forever!
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    • Profile picture of the author Vincelog
      Originally Posted by Anthony Leonard View Post

      Hey Vincelog!!!

      That Book Is Freakin' AWESOME!!!

      I also like Robert Kiyosaki books (Rich Dad, Poor Dad; Cashflow Quadrant; etc.)

      And check out T. Harv Eker's "Secrets of the Millionaire Mind"

      Hope This Helps!!!

      Anthony Leonard
      Hi Anthony,

      I had read the books you had mentioned above and I got to say they are mind blowing too.

      Originally Posted by maverickwec View Post

      The Effective Executive by Peter Drucker is a great resource for productivity. Especially the first part on time manangement.
      Hi Maverick,

      I got to pick that up soon. Thanks for the recommendation.

      Originally Posted by Sticky Articles View Post

      David Allen's Getting things done is one of the best books on productivity
      and management.

      No higher recommendation.
      Ok. I got that. The book is in my to-read list now.

      Originally Posted by rickymat View Post

      Hiiii Vincelog,

      There are many books which are really very good like Magic of Thinking Big,
      7 habits of Highly effective people
      etc.or you can refer the life story of any Successful people like Bill gates,L.N. Mittal,Aziz Premji,Dhirubhai Ambani,Narayanan Murthy etc.

      Rick
      Hi Rick,

      I have not read the book The Magic Of Thinking Big. I got to add that to my list too. Thanks for the recommendation.

      Originally Posted by Sonny Saini View Post

      7 habits is awesome, so is One Minute Manager!
      Hey Sonny,

      One Minute Manager is into my list. Thanks for your recommendation.

      Originally Posted by WasabiHound View Post

      Hi Vince

      Good question. What do you mean by productivity:

      7 Habits is a great read - good well rounded piece on general productivity
      One Minute manager is good too
      Eat that Frog - is great for learning how to tame that to do list
      Think and Grow Rich - is a classic - it seems pretty daunting and the writing style is a bit old fashioned but well worth the read in terms of setting mindset

      I have only skimmed David Allen's stuff but it looks good too and based on StickyNotes comment I will dig a little deeper. I was looking at a review of latest book: How to Make it All Work on a flight home from Brisbane.

      Also - in terms of motivation etc agree with RickyMat - read about heroes or people you want to be like.

      Kiyosaki writes some good work too - especially about breaking our old thinking about 9-5 jobs: school, debt, death cycle.

      Thanks for the posts too everyone else - I am going to check out the Drucker book.

      good luck

      Neil
      Hi Neil,

      By productivity I mean getting more things done and doing the right thing in the mean time. Everyone have been sharing their favourite books and I got to check those out. I will check out your recommendation of Eat That Frog too.

      Originally Posted by lisaroberson View Post

      Lynn Terry has been absolutely raving about "The Power of Full Engagement" by Jim Loehr and Tony Schwartz - I put it in my wishlist a long time ago, but, have yet to get it. I love their focus on it, though - they talk about how it all goes back to energy. Wow, that's exactly the book I need - I've struggled with just that forever!
      Hi Lisaoberson,

      Thanks for mentioning the book and I shall check that out too. It seems like there is a ton of readings for me now.

      Cheers
      Vincent
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      Originally Posted by lisaroberson View Post

      Lynn Terry has been absolutely raving about "The Power of Full Engagement" by Jim Loehr and Tony Schwartz - I put it in my wishlist a long time ago, but, have yet to get it. I love their focus on it, though - they talk about how it all goes back to energy. Wow, that's exactly the book I need - I've struggled with just that forever!
      I have seen The Power of Full Engagement in Barnes and Noble, but I have not read it yet. I will definitely put it on my list.

      Eben Pagan mentioned The Power of Full Engagement and The Effective Executive in his Wake Up Productive pre-sell videos. If he mentions them, then they are pretty good.

      Speaking of, if you are serious about getting productive, I hear that program is great. Go to WakeUpProductiveBlog to watch some of his videos and listen to some interviews. You will enjoy them.
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      • Profile picture of the author Vincelog
        Originally Posted by maverickwec View Post

        I have seen The Power of Full Engagement in Barnes and Noble, but I have not read it yet. I will definitely put it on my list.

        Eben Pagan mentioned The Power of Full Engagement and The Effective Executive in his Wake Up Productive pre-sell videos. If he mentions them, then they are pretty good.

        Speaking of, if you are serious about getting productive, I hear that program is great. Go to WakeUpProductiveBlog to watch some of his videos and listen to some interviews. You will enjoy them.
        Hi maverickwec,

        Thanks for the recommendation. I got to check out the site now.

        Cheers
        Vincent
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