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    Business/motivation Books

    I have read other posts about books people have read. So, Just wanted to see if any one had any suggestions on Business/Motivational/Leadership books to read. I personally liked Good to Great and The Goal..... Anyone have any other suggestions??



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    Re: Business/motivation Books

    Highly recommend it....

    [ame="http://www.amazon.com/How-Win-Friends-Influence-People/dp/0671723650"]Amazon.com: How to Win Friends & Influence People: Dale Carnegie: Books[/ame]




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    Re: Business/motivation Books

    I'll probably take some heat for this, but here goes. I've read a lot of motivational and business books, but the best one for me was Awaken the Giant Within by Anthony Robbins. I didn't necessarily buy every concept in the book, but certain parts about it- especially as it relates to beliefs and what really drives people, were excellent.



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    Re: Business/motivation Books

    The best book I ever read was "You Can Negotiate Anything". Breaks away from the boring theory most negotiation books get into and focuses on the most applicable parts using everyday occurances.

    If you are interested in investments the classics are great: "A Random Walk Down Wall Street", "Liar's Poker", etc.

    If you want to get really technical, "Valuation" is top-notch for understanding the discounted cashflow model for valuing companies.



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    Re: Business/motivation Books

    I'm reading "Other People's Money" right now. It covers the S&L collapse of the 1980s. Some interesting parallels with some of today's banking issues.



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    The 48 laws of POWER...


    All things flow according to the whims of the great magnet.

    "You know, that might be the answer - to act boastfully about something we ought to be ashamed of. That's a trick that never seems to fail."

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    Re: Business/motivation Books

    "What They Don't Teach You at Harvard Business School: Notes from a Street-Smart Executive" by Mark McCormack.

    It incorporates the business side of sports if you are interested in that. Very good read.


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    The three most recent books I would recommend
    1. See You at the Top - Zig Ziglar
    2. Jack Welch - Winning
    3. Execution - Larry Bossidy & Ram Charan


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    Re: Business/motivation Books

    is there a book out there that can motivate me to read one of these? do i really need to spend money to have someone tell me how to motivate myself or be a leader? and how am i really leading if all i am doing is changing my personality to what someone else says it should be. maybe i just don't get it.



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    Re: Business/motivation Books

    Quote Originally Posted by ISU BET View Post
    is there a book out there that can motivate me to read one of these? do i really need to spend money to have someone tell me how to motivate myself or be a leader? and how am i really leading if all i am doing is changing my personality to what someone else says it should be. maybe i just don't get it.
    I just like to read other people's opinions and views. I don't necessarily change the way I think or do things based on these books.



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    Re: Business/motivation Books

    Quote Originally Posted by state09 View Post
    I just like to read other people's opinions and views. I don't necessarily change the way I think or do things based on these books.

    i can respect that. i enjoy others opinions as well.



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    Quote Originally Posted by ISU BET View Post
    is there a book out there that can motivate me to read one of these? do i really need to spend money to have someone tell me how to motivate myself or be a leader? and how am i really leading if all i am doing is changing my personality to what someone else says it should be. maybe i just don't get it.

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    Re: Business/motivation Books

    Quote Originally Posted by ISU BET View Post
    is there a book out there that can motivate me to read one of these? do i really need to spend money to have someone tell me how to motivate myself or be a leader? and how am i really leading if all i am doing is changing my personality to what someone else says it should be. maybe i just don't get it.

    Funny just today I got passed over for a job, I do not know even existed because supposedly I am not aggressive enough, and have trouble selling myself. Kind of funny, since my position is customer service/inside sales, and my customer's that walk in tell me I would be great at sales, that he woud say something like that, but oh well, I guess that is a kick in the butt to try motivate myself to prove him wrong.

    My theory is things do happen for a reason.




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    Re: Business/motivation Books

    Quote Originally Posted by ISU BET View Post
    is there a book out there that can motivate me to read one of these? do i really need to spend money to have someone tell me how to motivate myself or be a leader? and how am i really leading if all i am doing is changing my personality to what someone else says it should be. maybe i just don't get it.
    It's not about changing your personality. It's about learning from the life experience of others, so that you don't just spend your time doing trial and error. One of the principal qualities of leadership is understanding that you do not know it all.



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    Quote Originally Posted by ISU BET View Post
    is there a book out there that can motivate me to read one of these? do i really need to spend money to have someone tell me how to motivate myself or be a leader? and how am i really leading if all i am doing is changing my personality to what someone else says it should be. maybe i just don't get it.
    "You are asking the right questions-"

    It took me 10 years to realize that self-improvement is, by and large, a sick joke. The self-improvement industry is designed to make money for self-improvement gurus, and that is it.

    All you REALLY need to do is to relax, do what comes naturally, and to learn how to really execute in your job. That means, of course, really digging in to the nuts and bolts of your job, which requires some thought, research, and possibly monetary outflow of your own, but there is no "trick" to making things work.

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