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WHICH ONES TO READ FIRST: There are a number of good books out there, but it is important to read them in priority order. Some are absolutely essential to a good education in life management, so they will be given a priority rating above others. You should read the prioritized (A-B) and then the asterisked books if the area is relevant. However, all the books are excellent.
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See the 80/20 books under life management.
Business Contracts Kit For Dummies, Richard D. Harroch. Should save you alot of
mistakes. Get it and use it, but have an attorney check it as a consultant (cheaper).
*The E-Myth Revisited, Michael E. Gerber, a classic for the entrepreneur, business
owner; must read.
Getting Past No: Negotiating Your Way from Confrontation to Cooperation, William Ury.
Highly, highly related negotiation strategy. Similar to the next book.
Getting To Yes, Roger Fisher and William Ury - Win-win negotiation based on the
Harvard Negotiation Project. I used it very, very successfully in a sensitive, difficult
Getting Rich Your Own Way, Brian Tracy - Mr. Summary, he always writes a good book.
The Goal, Eliyahu M. Goldratt - A classic, told in story format it is highly educational on
ongoing improvement, you as a bottleneck, and some clever ways of increasing
The Lazy Man's Way To Riches, Richard Gilly Nixon - A classic - Includes an on-line
workbook and covers how to make money and who you need to develop yourself to be -
a masterpiece. Includes how to get the internet part going.
Ultimate Small Business Advisor, Andi Axman - How to, plus much wisdom and quite a
bit about practical marketing.
Your Coach [In A Book], Mastering The Trickiest Leadership, Business, And Career
Challenges You Will Ever Face, Robert Hargrove, Michel Renaud - Has you creating
beyond belief from declaring an impossible future to systematic breakthroughs. An
important read that will cause things to happen for you.
Sources: Recommend any of the books through the Harvard Business School Press. Love the
coverage in the Harvard Business Essentials series, and all are good: www.hbspress.org Also makes business tools available online: elearning.
*Getting Everything You Can Out of All You've Got, Jay Abraham. A vital marketing
book with many breakthrough ideas on how to leverage your already existing contacts
Marketing Playbook: The Manual For Growing Organizations - 102 Of The Best Marketing Plays To Get Your Sales Team Across The Goal Line, John M. Fox - "...takes you
inside the minds of marketing's best and brightest. It gives you insights and ideas to
fuel your business' growth." Rieva Lesonsky, Editorial Director, Entrepreneur Magazine. Provides index of other marketing experts and proven marketing vendors.
*Endless Referrals - Network Your Everyday Contacts Into Sales, Bob Burg - A classic,
learn everything in it, even how to train others to be referral ambassadors!
Make Your Contacts Count - Networking Know-How For Cash, Clients, and Career
Success, Anne Baber and Lynne Waymon - Don't leave home without it! It positions
you and ellls you how to do it effectively rather than the normal random way!
See the 80/20 books under Life Management.
Richard N. Bolles - THE book to read to find the right job for yourself. See also the website
for the aptitude testing: Johnson O'Connor Research..
Website: *Aptitude testing: Johnson O'Connor Research Foundation - Know your aptitudes first
and then select what you should do to fit you! Great returns in productivity and
The Soul of Work: A Quest For The Transcendent, S. Louise Underdahl - Excellent book
for adjusting attitude toward work AND the content of your work for greater fulfillment
Work + Life - Finding The Fit That's Right For You, Cali Williams Yost - Good step by
step source for determining the work life and career you want, through everything from
personality fit, interests to ego, fears and financial considerations.
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