Learn the business secrets of Trappist monks

Business Secrets of the Trappist Monks: One CEO’s Quest for Meaning and Authenticity by August Turak

There’s a lot to be learned from the simple, selfless lives of Trappist monks, as August Turak discovered. His book is a journey to becoming a better person, a better employee, a better leader. It’s about becoming successful by focusing on everything but success, and transforming your life (and the lives of those around you) along the way.

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Rich Dad Poor Dad: financial education 101

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Rich Dad Poor Dad: What The Rich Teach Their Kids About Money – That The Poor And Middle Class Do Not! by Robert T. Kiyosaki

In the bestselling personal finance book of all time, Robert Kiyosaki challenges the way people around the world think about money and investing. Think you need a high income to become rich? Think having a house is an asset? Do you know the difference between good and bad debt?

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Living Forward: how to plan (and achieve) your dreams

Living Forward: A Proven Plan to Stop Drifting and Get the Life You Want by Michael Hyatt and Daniel Harkavy

“Self-discipline is the ability to make yourself do something you don’t necessarily want to do, to get a result you really like to have.” –Andy Andrews

How much do you live your life to its full potential? It’s a question we should all ask ourselves. If we aren’t embracing its full potential, can we change that?

Yes we can, say Michael Hyatt and Daniel Harkavy. The compass that leads us in the right direction is a built-in app. Their book, Living Forward, shows us how to read it.

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In The Plex: go behind the scenes of Google with Steven Levy

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In The Plex: How Google Thinks, Works, and Shapes Our Lives by Steven Levy

Steven Levy is one of the most respected technology writers today, and In The Plex gives you the inside scoop on one of the most admired tech companies. With full cooperation from top Google management, including founders Sergey Brin and Larry Page, it’s a fascinating journey into the heart of the company that has forever transformed the way we use the Internet.

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Shane Snow’s Smartcuts: take the unconventional road to success

Smartcuts: The Breakthrough Power of Lateral Thinking by Shane Snow

Everyone thinks of taking shortcuts once in a while. When we’re at work the temptation’s always present. But we know that’s bad form. We’re well aware of how success is achieved: by working hard, day in and day out.

Still, is it enough? Maybe there’s another way. One that doesn’t involve cheating or never sleeping. This is where Shane Snow’s Smartcuts comes in.

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Inside The Everything Store: the rise of Amazon and Jeff Bezos

The Everything Store: Jeff Bezos and the Age of Amazon by Brad Stone

What’s the first thing you think about when you hear the word ‘Amazon’? Some might immediately think of the mighty river and rainforest of South America. But for the majority it means the vast online shop filled with any product imaginable, and home of the Kindle.

The Everything Store describes the rise and rise of Amazon.com and its founder, Jeff Bezos. Continue Reading…