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Default Do you even read, bro? - 21-06-2017, 04:26 PM

I went for a walk to the bookstore at lunch.

I read the book What Makes an Effective Executive in it's entirety.

No, I'm not Jonny 5. It's a smallish sized book & it was only 50 odd pages.

I thought it would make this a good time to kick off another thread to keep track of all the books I read.

I'm becoming kind of addicted to reading. Which is awesome.

I'll update it later with a list of all the ones I've read so far.


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Default 22-06-2017, 07:37 PM

I've read..

How to Win Friends & Influence People

The 4 Hour Work Week

Feel The Fear & Do It Anyway

The Tools - 5 Techniques to Unlock Your Potential

How to Stand Out

You Are a Badass

The Ultimate Secret to Getting Absolutely Anything You Want

Perfect Communications

The Power of Your Subconscious Mind

Instant Influence & Charisma

How to Talk To Anyone

The Lean Startup

Beyond Positive Thinking

Influence - The Psychology of Persuasion

The Secret

The $100 Startup

How to Make a Fortune on The Internet

Start & Run an Internet Business



There's more but this is all I can think off the top of my head. There's a bunch of eBooks both short & long that I've went through too.

Some of the above books would be worth going through again.

Right now I'm reading The Power of Now. I read it once before in eBook form but it felt like a load of gobbledygook at the time so I'm giving it another shot. RSD Tyler said he's read it 50 or 60 times.

Of course, I'm constantly reading & researching business related stuff on Entrepreneur website (of the magazine) & articles by Entrepreneurs on the Addicted to Success Site (so awesome I have it as a thumbnail on my phone) amongst others.


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Default 23-06-2017, 12:37 AM

Just read a short 65 page eBook on Influencing & Persuasion Skills before bed.


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Default 23-06-2017, 02:55 PM

I've read the hungry caterpillar. I was with him where he was eating and went to bed. Not so much when he got up again and started flying...


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Default 24-06-2017, 02:27 AM

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I've read the hungry caterpillar. I was with him where he was eating and went to bed. Not so much when he got up again and started flying...
That's gutting mate. No morning sex.


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Default 01-07-2017, 08:33 PM

Finished reading The Power of Now

Although I found it full of what feels like a whole load of gobbledygook & unnecessary waffle, I've been trying to use the stuff I've read in my day to day life.

Particularly in regards to thoughts about the future & the past. When I find myself thinking of something out of my control be it past or future, whilst walking down the street for instance, I'll tell myself to just be present..

Yesterday I was down in our Dublin office for a focus group & during an impromptu presentation I was giving to the room, the head of customer service challenged some of the ideas our group had come up with..

When I should have been listening to his queries so I could give an appropriate response, I found myself wondering how much pizza was left over from the lunch we had.

So I refocused & gave him my full attention.

I'm going to continue this presence thing but I'm unsure it will ever lead to this deeper spiritual "oneness with the universe" or some shit he babbles on about.

I started reading Rich Dad Poor Dad which appears to hold a lot of potential.

in the first chapter the writer talks of a time when he was 10 years old & his "rich dad" (his mates dad) taught him a valuable life lesson, after the kid asked him if he would teach him how to make money.

It began with an endearing anecdote about the time that the kids dads (the rich one & the poor one) finding the two 10 year olds literally trying to make money by melting lead into a plaster of paris mould shaped to cater for a 10 cent coin.

The chapter ended with him telling of the comic library they launched. They asked for the comics from the store of the rich dad, that were going to be thrown out, after swearing not to resell them, & charged kids 10c for 3 hours access to read as many comics as they wanted. And it turned into a successful business for the 10 year olds. They even hired one of the kids teenage sisters as the receptionist.

I read that chapter on the train home from Dublin yesterday & I honestly would have loved to read it right through.

Not often I feel that from a book after the first chapter.


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Default 02-07-2017, 08:49 PM

Ok, allow me to elaborate,

The kids arent supposed to hear me

The kids weren't gifted anything. They used their heads & decided to form a business.

They launched a business. That doesn't mean you're not capable.


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Default 02-07-2017, 09:38 PM

Although I do know where you're coming from


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Default 03-07-2017, 11:05 AM

The comics were from the rich dads store. When the woman who worked there was seen cutting off the top of the front pages (in order to get the credit from the unsold items) the kid asked her what was going to happen to them. She told him that the comic book delivery guy comes to collect them.

The kids waited for the comic book guy & asked him if they could have them. He allowed them to take the comics on the promise that they don't resell them.

As for the legalities of their business. They were a pair of 10 year olds, who cares if they paid taxes?

Did you or I pay taxes on any of the many drug deals we'll have been involved with over the years? I know I didn't.


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Default 03-07-2017, 07:58 PM

True plenty of the big shot tycoons we all know, usually started out breaking rules. I'd bet Alan Sugar didn't do things completely by the book when he started out selling car ariels from the boot of his car.

It's not how I'm planning to start out though. I'm gunna make sure everything's done right. One of the first things I'll need to do is register as a sole trader.


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