Story of a commodities trader that had a run of good luck that catapulted him into riches, but then his luck turned on him and he lost everything. This book teaches you how to properly speculate without losing everything and how to enter and exit investments.
The Book on Managing Rental Properties: Find, Screen, and Manage Tenants with Fewer Headaches and Maximum Profits
by Brandon and Heather Turner
This book will change the way you think about being a landlord. Written with both new and experienced landlords in mind, it takes you on an insider tour of the Turners’ management business, so you can discover exactly how they have maximized their profit, minimized their stress, and how they have a blast doing it!
In this book, you will discover what Jane Jacobs writes about what makes streets safe or unsafe; about what constitutes a neighborhood, and what function it serves within the larger organism of the city; about why some neighborhoods remain impoverished while others regenerate themselves.
How Money Walks – How $2 Trillion Moved Between the States, and Why It Matters
by Travis H. Brown
How Money Walks explores the hows, whys, and impact of this massive movement of American working wealth. Consider these facts. Between 1995 and 2010: -The nine states with no personal income taxes gained.
The Charisma Myth: How Anyone Can Master the Art and Science of Personal Magnetism
by Olivia Fox Cabane
This book explores science and technology when it comes to understanding charisma. In controlled laboratory experiments, researchers could raise or lower people’s level of charisma as if they were turning a dial.
Crucial Conversations Tools for Talking When Stakes Are High, Second Edition
by Kerry Patterson
Crucial Conversations has taught millions of people how to communicate when stakes are high. This new edition gives you the tools to prepare for high-stakes situations, transform anger and hurt feelings into powerful dialogue. Be persuasive, not abrasive.
The authors have distilled three thousand years of the history of power into 48 essential laws by drawing from the philosophies of Machiavelli, Sun Tzu, and Carl Von Clausewitz and also from the lives of figures ranging from Henry Kissinger to P.T. Barnum.
Extreme Ownership: How U.S. Navy SEALs Lead and Win
by Jocko Willink
This book has revolutionized leadership development and set a new standard for literature on the subject. It has become an integral part of the official leadership training programs for scores of business teams, military units, and first responders.
Unbeatable Mind: Forge Resiliency and Mental Toughness to Succeed at an Elite Level
by Mark Divine
This book was originally intended to train special operations candidates in the mental, emotional and spiritual strength to become an elite warrior. You will discover how Unbeatable Mind training has led to profound transformation and breakthroughs for thousands from all walks of life.
Deep Work: Rules for Focused Success in a Distracted World
by Cal Newport
This book explores the ability to focus without distraction on a cognitively demanding task. It’s a skill that allows you to quickly master complicated information and produce better results in less time.
The author is able to merge multiple disciplines into one grand narrative of why the world is the way it is today. The book is a long masterpiece, but if you read it, you’ll learn how the west dominated the world through technology and germs.
This book was written by an Anthropologist, who decides to challenge our conception of debt. Maybe read the first few chapters of this book and stop, but you’ll think of the concept of debt differently, which is worth the slog.
This book shares how a group of greatly gifted but deeply flawed individuals: Hamilton, Burr, Jefferson, Franklin, Washington, Adams, and Madison, confronted the overwhelming challenges before them to set the course for our nation.
The Four Agreements: A Practical Guide to Personal Freedom (A Toltec Wisdom Book)
by Don Miguel Ruiz
The author reveals the source of self-limiting beliefs that rob us of joy and create needless suffering. This book offers a powerful code of conduct that can rapidly transform our lives to a new experience of freedom, true happiness, and love.
The Seventh Sense: Power, Fortune, and Survival in the Age of Networks
by Joshua Cooper Ramo
This book is the story of what all of today’s successful figures see and feel: the forces that are invisible to most of us but explain everything from explosive technological change to uneasy political ripples.
Hare Brain, Tortoise Mind: How Intelligence Increases When You Think Less
by Guy Claxton
The author makes an appeal that we be less analytical and let our creativity have free rein. You will discover interesting anecdotes, a dozen puzzles to test your reasoning, and the latest related research.
Pre-Suasion: A Revolutionary Way to Influence and Persuade
by Robert Cialdini
This book explains how to prepare people to be receptive to a message before they experience it. Optimal persuasion is achieved only through optimal pre-suasion. In other words, to change “minds” a pre-suader must also change “states of mind.”
Get Out of Your Own Way: Overcoming Self-Defeating Behavior
by Mark Goulston, Philip Goldberg
The authors share practical, proven self help steps show how to transform 40 common self-defeating behaviors, including procrastination, envy, obsession, anger, self-pity, compulsion, neediness, guilt, rebellion, inaction, and more.
The author’s theory of logotherapy (from the Greek word for “meaning”) is a conviction that the primary human drive is not pleasure, as Freud maintained, but rather the discovery and pursuit of what the individual finds meaningful. Today, as new generations face new challenges and an ever more complex and uncertain world, this classic work continues to inspire us all to find significance in the very act of living, in spite of all obstacles.
Behave: The Biology of Humans at Our Best and Worst
by Robert M. Sapolsky
The author explores the factors that bear on a person’s reaction in the precise moment a behavior occurs, and then hops back in time from there, in stages, ultimately ending up at the deep history of our species and its evolutionary legacy.
The author takes the reader from the Stone Age to the Information Age. You will find explanations to why spirituality has a role today, and why science, contrary to conventional wisdom, affirms the validity of the religious quest.
The Bed of Procrustes: Philosophical and Practical Aphorisms
by Nassim Nicholas Taleb
The author expresses their view of modern civilization’s hubristic side effects. You will learn about why we are modifying humans to satisfy technology, blaming reality for not fitting economic models, and convincing people that employment is not slavery.
When the Shoe Fits: Stories of the Taoist Mystic Chuang Tzu
The author offers penetrating commentary on the stories of Chinese philosopher Chuang Tzu, the tradition’s founder, as well as inspirational anecdotes on the quest for love, spiritual understanding, and true happiness.
Thomas Paine : Collected Writings : Common Sense / The American Crisis / The Rights of Man / The Age of Reason / A Letter Addressed to the Abbe Raynal
by Thomas Paine
The author uses writings that forged the spirit of the American nation: Common Sense, The American Crisis, The Rights of Man, The Age of Reason. Through these writings, Paine proved the pen is mightier than the sword.
This book uses “words hard as cannonballs” to present an unsparing diagnosis of the ills of the modern age. Widely read and debated at the time of its first publication,the book is now seen as one of the foundational texts of the modern conservative movement.
The Essays of Warren Buffett: Lessons for Corporate America
by Lawrence A. Cunningham
This is the book Buffett autographs most, its popularity and longevity attest to the widespread appetite for this unique compilation of Mr. Buffett s thoughts that is at once comprehensive, non-repetitive, and digestible. You will gain an invaluable informal education by perusing this classic arrangement of Mr. Buffett’s best writings.
The Hard Thing About Hard Things: Building a Business When There Are No Easy Answers
by Ben Horowitzr
The author is one of Silicon Valley’s most respected and experienced entrepreneurs, offers essential advice on building and running a startup. You will learn practical wisdom for managing the toughest problems business school doesn’t cover, based on his popular ben’s blog.
This book is the perfect playbook for anyone who’s ever dreamed of doing it on their own. Hardcore entrepreneurs, small-business owners, people stuck in day jobs they hate, victims of “downsizing,” and artists who don’t want to starve anymore will all find valuable guidance in these pages.
Thinking in Bets: Making Smarter Decisions When You Don’t Have All the Facts
by Annie Duke
The author is a former World Series of Poker champion turned business consultant that draws on examples from business, sports, politics, and (of course) poker to share tools anyone can use to embrace uncertainty and make better decisions.
In this book you will learn runs of the gamut of every popularly used type of statistic, probes such things as the sample study, the tabulation method, the interview technique, and points up the countless number of dodges, which are used to fool rather than to inform.
This book shows that in the Technology Adoption Life Cycle, which begins with innovators and moves to early adopters, early majority, late majority, and laggards; there is a vast chasm between the early adopters and the early majority.
Little Bets: How Breakthrough Ideas Emerge from Small Discoveries
by Peter Sims
In this book, you will explore a fascinating range of research, from the psychology of creative blocks to the influential field of design thinking. The author offers engaging and illuminating accounts of breakthrough innovators at work, and a whole new way of thinking about how to navigate uncertain situations.
The author reveals the secret science behind word-of-mouth and social transmission. Discover how six basic principles drive all sorts of things to become contagious, from consumer products and policy initiatives to workplace rumors and YouTube videos.