Good to Great – by Jim Collins

Good to Great – by Jim Collins

‘Why some companies make the leap… and why others don’t’

Good to Great‘ is highly regarded as one of the greatest business books and recommended by many of the authors we’ve interviewed. It’s very well structured and analyses companies that went through a prolonged period of being just ‘good’, then went through a transition phase, then became ‘great’ and outperformed other businesses in their industry for more than 15 years. This book highlights 6 key factors, based around Disciplined People, Disciplined Thought, and Disciplined Action.

Grab a copy of the book here: https://www.bookdepository.com/Good-Great-James-Collins/9780066620992/?a_aid=adamsbooks

The $100 Startup – by Chris Guillebeau

The $100 Startup – by Chris Guillebeau

‘Fire your boss, do what you love and work better to live more’

This book gives insight into a whole bunch of businesses that started with very little capital, made a better-than-average income and required no specialised skills or knowledge. It provides a roadmap to how we can do it too.

Grab a copy of the book here: https://www.bookdepository.com/The-100-Startup-Chris-Guillebeau/9781447286318/?a_aid=adamsbooks

Reach – by Andy Molinsky

Reach – by Andy Molinsky

‘A new strategy to help you step outside your comfort zone, rise to the challenge, and build confidence’

A lot of magic seems to happen outside of our comfort zone. We all need to do things that we don’t like doing, and we all need to be prepared to step up and grab opportunities when they are presented. But most people struggle to do things that test their limits. There are five challenges we face when stepping outside our comfort zone: authenticity, likeability, competence, resentment and morality. But there are three resources we can use to help us build confidence and rise to the challenge: conviction, customisation and clarity.

Grab a copy of the book here: https://www.bookdepository.com/Reach-Andy-Molinsky/9780735216297/?a_aid=adamsbooks

Finite and Infinite Games – by James P Carse

Finite and Infinite Games – by James P Carse

This book starts with some general definitions of the economics theory of finite and infinite games. Things like finite games having defined rules and players, precise start times, and the way to which a game ends and a winner is declared. Contract that with the infinite games that are constantly evolving so that they never end.

Honestly, by itself, the theory and definitions of game theory aren’t that interesting. But James Carse takes these ideas and applied them to all different areas of life, from the ownership of property, to professional life, to nature, technology, and even sexuality.

Enjoy.

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Can We Avoid Another Financial Crisis? – by Professor Steve Keen

Can We Avoid Another Financial Crisis – by Professor Steve Keen

Through a lot of research, specifically into the levels of private debt, Steve Keen has highlighted a number of countries that are on the brink of financial disaster. He explains why they are in trouble, how they have gotten to this position, and what options they have for trying to get out of the ‘danger zone’.

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Start With Why – by Simon Sinek

Start With Why – by Simon Sinek ‘How great leaders inspire everyone to take action’ ‘Start With Why’ is a great book about a massive mistake a lot of people are making. Simon Sinek’s TED Talk, based on the principles in this book, is the third most viewed of all time. Essentially, he argues that people make a fundamental error when they try to sell based on WHAT they do. “People don’t buy WHAT you do, they buy WHY you do it”. Grab a copy of the book here: https://www.bookdepository.com/Start-with-Why-Simon-Sinek/9781591846444/?a_aid=adamsbooks

Mate – by Tucker Max and Geoffrey Miller

‘Become The Man Women Want’

Mate – by Tucker Max and Geoffrey Miller

Sorry ladies, this one is probably more for the blokes. Unlike the book we did ‘The Game’ which involved manipulation and mind games, this is more about becoming a good bloke that women are naturally attracted to. It’s about improving yourself in all areas of your life, like your physical health, mental health, willpower and intelligence, and then indirectly signalling to women that you’re an effective man that will be a good partner. The book goes through the 5-step plan to help you achieve your mating goals.

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The Millionaire Fastlane – by MJ DeMarco

The Millionaire Fastlane – by MJ DeMarco

“Crack the code to wealth and live rich for a lifetime”

This book might be a little uncomfortable to read but it’s a serious punch in the face. This isn’t for everyone, but if you’ve got a bit of a sense that the traditional path isn’t leading to wealth and happiness, this might be the wakeup call you need. MJ distinguishes between the Sidewalk (sacrificing tomorrow by always spending more than you earn), the Slowlane (sacrificing today by living frugally and relying on time and hope and compound interest) and the Fastlane (taking control and leveraging time through entrepreneurship to get rick quick).

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Think and Grow Rich – by Napoleon Hill

Think and Grow Rich – by Napoleon Hill

One of the best selling books of all time, this 1937 classic has stood the test of time. Whilst some of the specifics have changed, and some of the world views of the aren’t so politically correct any more, the underlying principles are still applicable today.

This book covers ’13 Principles’, including thoughts, belief, desire, decision, persistence, specialised knowledge, organised planning, and fear.

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Purple Cow – by Seth Godin

Purple Cow – by Seth Godin ‘Transform Your Business by Being Remarkable’ We love Seth Godin so it’s time to do another Seth book. The premise of the book is that the old way to build a business (making safe, average products and then marketing them by buying as much TV advertising you can afford) is no longer effective. Instead, we need to make remarkable products that customers will tell other people about. The idea is that a brown cow isn’t worth telling someone about, but a purple cow… that’s remarkable, that’s worth talking about. Grab a copy of the book here: https://www.bookdepository.com/Purple-Cow-Seth-Godin/9780141016405/?a_aid=adamsbooks