Sunday, July 29, 2012

5 More Books That Can Change Your World

Last year I wrote about 5 Books That Can Change Your World. Since then I've read many more books and I'm back with 5 more books you should pick-up and read.

5. Kiss, Bow, or Shake Hands by Terri Morrison and Wayne A. Conoway

Kiss, Bow, or Shake Hands is a dictionary-style book that covers cultural business differences country by country. This book is essential for anyone doing business internationally. Even if you have no intentions of doing business overseas this book is a great insight on the differences in human culture.

4. The Education of Millionaires: It's Not What You Think and It's Not Too Late by Michael Ellsberg

This book is a eye-opening work about the importance of building your social network. It also talks about the importance of being a giver and helping others without expectations of something in return. This can be a powerful way to build your network which I will cover in a future axiom.

3. The Oxford Dictionary of Philosophy by Simon Blackburn

Everyone should have a philosophical dictionary on their bookshelf that they can refer to when they can't quite make sense of things. I always have a small pocket philosophy dictionary close by to use as a starting point on almost any topic that I want to delve into. 

2. The Richest Man in Babylon by George S. Clason

This is an older book written in a fictional style making it is a very entertaining and easy read. The value of this book is really in the basic lessons on how to handle your money. Depending on how good you are with your money now this may or may not be a worthwhile read for you. Overall it has some really good basic information about money that everyone should be implementing in their daily lives.

1. The Millionaire Fastlane by MJ DeMarco

As of the time I am writing this post this is by far the single best and most complete book on how to become successful that I have ever read. If you only read one book I recommend on this entire site make sure that this is the one that you pick up. DeMarco does a wonderful job of painting the entire picture of what works and what doesn't works on the road to success.