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The One Thing
– Gary Keller and Jay Papasan

“Work is a rubber ball. If you drop it, it will bounce back. The other four balls– family, health, friends, integrity– are made of glass. If you drop one of these, it will be irrevocably scuffed, nicked, perhaps even shattered.”  Since its April, 2013 publication The ONE Thing has made more than 125 appearances on […]

Delivering Happiness
– Tony Hsieh

Delivering Happiness (2010) is a book by Zappos CEO Tony Hsieh. It details his life as an entrepreneur, with emphasis on the founding of Link Exchange and Zappos. In 2009, Hsieh began writing Delivering Happiness over Labor Day in Lake Tahoe. He wrote most of the book stream of consciousness, often completing 3,000 word chunks a day that he would send to his editor in New York. While writing […]

Think and Grow Rich
– Napoleon Hill

Think and Grow Rich is a 1937 motivational personal development and self-help book by Napoleon Hill  and inspired by a suggestion from Scottish-American businessman Andrew Carnegie. While the title implies that this book deals with how to get rich, the author explains that the philosophy taught in the book can be used to help people succeed in all lines of work and to […]

The Age of Unreason
– Charles Handy

“The companies that survive longest are the one’s that work out what they uniquely can give to the world not just growth or money but their excellence, their respect for others, or their ability to make people happy. Some call those things a soul.” Handy’s 1989 book made a powerful case for what might then […]

Action is the key

Action is the key to all success! – Pablo Picasso

The Art Of The Start
– Guy Kawasaki

The Art of the Start is a popular 2004 business book written by Guy Kawasaki. It focuses on entrepreneurship and key points about starting a business, bootstrapping, and pitching new ideas to potential investors. Kawasaki opens by listing the five most important things an entrepreneur must accomplish: Make Meaning: How will you make the world a better place? Make Mantra. […]

The E-Myth Revisited
– Michael E. Gerber

Never before have so many people entertained the idea of starting their own business. If this applies to you, before you take the leap, read this book. The E-Myth came out in 1985 and became an underground bestseller, with over a million copies sold. The initial edition became quite hard to get, but luckily Gerber brought […]

Who Moved My Cheese?
– Spencer Johnson

Who Moved My Cheese? An Amazing Way to Deal with Change in Your Work and in Your Life, published on September 8, 1998, is a motivational book by Spencer Johnson written in the style of a parable or business fable. The text describes change in one’s work and life, and four typical reactions to said change by two mice and two “littlepeople”, during their […]

Warren Buffett

“Price is what you pay. Value is what you get.” Warren Edward Buffett ( born August 30, 1930) is an American business magnate, investor, and philanthropist. He is widely considered the most successful investor of the 20th century. Buffett is the chairman, CEO and largest shareholder of Berkshire Hathaway and consistently ranked among the world’s wealthiest people. He was ranked as […]

Bill Gates

[ PROFILES – ICONS ] an ongoing series on inspiring leaders “I failed in some subjects in exam, but my friend passed in all. Now he is an engineer in Microsoft and I am the owner of Microsoft.”  Bill Gates is one of the best-known entrepreneurs of the personal computer revolution. William Henry “Bill” Gates III (born […]

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