10) Rich dad, poor dad.
What’s the difference between assets and liabilities, a profession and a business, working for someone and working for yourself?
Should you work for money? Should money be your one and only goal on your way to becoming rich? Study better, get good grades, that’s the one and only way for you to ever become rich, or at least that’s what most people would tell you, is it true though? Take a look at the richest people on this earth and do a small check about their educational background, you’ll find that the majority of them don’t even have a degree.
I’m not saying you should ditch school once and for all, all I’m saying is that life isn’t just about getting good education and good grades, sure they matter, but they’re definitely not what matters most.
9) Copycat Marketing 101.
What’s True wealth? Is it just the ability to buy whatever you need whenever you want? Is it having a huge savings account? Is it earning more than a million dollars a year?
True wealth is the ability to be free, to have enough money and time to do whatever you want, whenever you want.
Imagine being a talented surgeon who earns a lot but has to spend 16 hours a day working 6 days a week, sure, you’d have lots of money, but you wouldn’t be rich, you’d just have lots of money with not enough time to spend it.
8) F.U. Money.
Why listen to authors talking about getting rich when most of them aren’t even rich themselves, obviously, if their advice worked, they would have been rich themselves!
Do you want to be able to buy anything without having to look at the price tag? Do you want to be free of your financial limits?
F.U. money simply means freedom, freedom to travel the world whenever you want, to hire people to do the things you want to get done but don’t want to do them yourself, F.U. Money is a metaphor for financial and personal freedom, it’s freedom from stress, it’s all about having a debt-free life.
7) Good to Great.
Being good is perfect, it’s freeing and it’s something that everyone wants to be, but, listen closely, don’t you think that in your attempt to become good, you’re also preventing yourself from being great?
The only thing that stops a good company from being great, it that they are happy with their current position, why achieve greatness when you’re just barely good enough? Why spend the extra effort?
So, the thing is, do not start off as a good average person, start your way by putting greatness as your final and ONLY goal.
6) The 22 Immutable Laws of Branding.
Branding is not that difficult, but it’s also not simple in any way, to successfully brand your product you need to understand some basic laws of branding.
Learn the laws of expansion, advertising, publicity, and quality, along with other 18 immutable laws to help your product stand out in a market full of competitors.
5) The 100$ Startup.
No shortcuts, that’s the first principle you’ll learn in this book, shortcuts to making money fast by just thinking about it is fictional, it doesn’t apply in real life.
Now that we agree that making money fast by just thinking about it is not real, let’s start with the most important lesson in this book, it’s convergence.
Convergence is the ability to mix between two different things to produce something else that has a mix between both of the original products, so, the first product here being your passion, and the second one being what others care about, when you mix these two things, Ta da! You’ve got yourself a money-making machine that’s entirely based on something you love.
4) The E-Myth Revisited.
Most entrepreneurs fail because they just assume that just because they are passionate about something and they know how to do that thing, their business will succeed, however, the truth is, knowing how to cook does not mean that you know how to run a store to sell the food you cook, it’s never about cooking only, to run a business, you need to be aware of the customers, rent, opening up, getting your food ready, closing up, cleaning, shopping, going to the bank, starting all over again, and finally, your cooking skills.
It’s a fatal assumption that most entrepreneurs fall in, and it ultimately results in failure.
3) The lean startup.
Why do most startups fail? People invest so much money, effort and time in their startups but most of them eventually fail, what’s the reason behind that?
To start a business of your own, you need to think big and start small, think about everything on paper before you actually start your business, and that way you’ll prevent the most common mistake that people do when they start a business, which is the lack of planning.
2) The richest man in Babylon.
There are 7 basic principles of effective money management, the first one is learning how to save and invest at least 10 percent of all your earnings for the future, then learning how to live and save from the remaining 90 percent.
There are other principles too as investing only in your area of expertise and planning your financial plan well, by the end of this book, you’ll learn the 7 most important principles of effective money management and hereby putting your first step in the road of wealth and financial freedom.
1)Zero to one.
Copying rich people and doing things EXACTLY the way they did it will not make you rich, in fact, it’s a highway to failure, sure, copycatting the steps the richest people in the world used to make that huge amount of money will definitely help you, but copycatting everything they did will definitely not work, for example, the next Bill Gates will not make another operating system neither will the next Mark Zuckerberg make another social-networking website.
To move from Zero to One, you need to be different.
I hope you will enjoy these 10 best business books, written by the famous entrepreneurs themselves. Each Idea in the book is different and worth reading.