I realize that I did not post Tuesday- as per my normal posting schedule - but I am on Spring Break and I use my boyfriend's laptop. It was in the shop and was just returned yesterday night, so I thought I would post twice today. This post, as I'm sure you can tell from the title, is going to be about books. Specifically, books based on business. Books are a constant source of inspiration, information, and entertainment in people's lives. My favorite books to read recently are books that have to deal with business, entrepreneurship, or autobiographies of business personalities. They always give me a certain boost of motivation and inspiration to work towards my dreams. In other words, the books are doing their jobs. Here are a few of my favorite books that I have sitting on my book shelf right now and why I love them so much.
"School for Startups: The Breakthrough Course for Guaranteeing Small Business Success in 90 Days or Less" by Jim Beach, Chris Hanks, and David Beasley - This book is super simple to read. It has some simple points and it walks you through actually starting a business - from beginning to launching. It is helpful with showcasing how simple it is to start a business and it gives you some start up ideas at the end. It also shows you how to start a business without having a business idea. They are a funny bunch of authors and their writing styles work well with each other.
Rating: 4.5 Stars
"The 7 Habits of Highly Effective Teens" by Sean Covey - This book is a remix of his father's "The 7 habits of Highly Effective People" which is also a great book. While I am an adult and I probably should be reading his father's book, I find myself drawn again and again to this one. It is plainly written - with some fun drawings, Did You Know's, and awesome quotes everywhere - easy to understand, and fun to go through. It lays out the habits everyone should have to have an effective life. It also showcases how these habits can make life easier, more fun, and more interesting.
Rating: 3.8 Stars (Mostly because this has college and other information that does not apply to me, but I still read it because it helps put my life in perspective and keep me on track)
"Inside Coca-Cola: A CEO's Life Story of Building the World's Most Popular Brand" by Neville Isdell with David Beasley - This book is something of a timeline of Neville Isdell's life. It tells a lot of his background, the circumstances he faced, and how he came into his position. This is a book about Neville - one that I have taken numerous lessons from. I went through his book twice, once just devouring the words and a second time to write down all of the lessons that I got from his writing. I think I ended up with 120 lessons from 241 page book about someone's life. This book was fun to read and I was really excited to see some of the quirks that Neville has and how it contributed to his career.
Rating: 4.2 Stars
"The Richest Man In Babylon" by George S. Clason - This is one of my favorite books. I am a sucker for Old English books. This one is all about men during the ancient Babylon times who are looking for ways to make wealth and keep it protected. This book produced one of my favorite quotes, "I have the soul of a free man and will truly become one by the end of my days."
Rating: 4.8 Stars
"Push" by Chalene Johnson - This book is by one of my favorite online entrepreneurs. This book helps to maximize success, achieve your dreams, cultivate new habits, build layers of accountability, and kick clutter to the curb. It helps you to really create a system to help you maximize your time and get the best you can out of life.
Rating: 4 Stars