Think Like a Freak: The Authors of Freakonomics Offer to Retrain Your Brain by Steven Levitt and Stephen Dubner
The authors of Freakonomics bring us another brilliant book. Think Like a Freak is about learning to think more rationally, creatively, and productively. It offers a new way to solve problems big or small, personal or global. Steven Levitt and Stephen Dubner’s book is funny and interesting, and will teach you to see the world in a new way.
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.
The Sleep Revolution: Transforming Your Life, One Night at a Time by Arianna Huffington
“Can’t wait for the weekend.” How many times do you repeat this like a mantra during the long week? Catching up on sleep is a global sport. Hence the sleep crisis that engulfed our lives so completely that we don’t really remember ever feeling fully rested.
Arianna Huffington, editor of the Huffington Post and author of The Sleep Revolution, learned the hard way what happens when you become so tired that your body just calls it quits and shuts down.
Nudge: Improving Decisions About Health, Wealth and Happiness by Richard H. Thaler and Cass R. Sunstein
MicroSummary: We make decisions all the time, big and small. What to have for breakfast, what to wear, whether to buy a new TV or car, whether to change careers or commit to someone for life. Unfortunately, as Richard Thaler and Cass Sunstein argue in Nudge, we often choose poorly.
What is the key aspect of doing business? – Belief, not believing in yourself but radiating trust. Only a person capable of imparting true knowledge while speaking is ready to become the next sales-master. The Client must feel like the most important person in the world, don’t focus on what you are selling, focus on whom you are selling it! GetNugget’s book summary alludes to all aspects of the selling process. Zig Ziglar’s theory of sale places the client’s needs on a pedestal – meaning it represents the key point to which the seller should orient itself.
I think every salesperson and maybe even every entrepreneur has read at least one book written by Zig Ziglar. We can easily call him a guru in his field. Even in his final years, he continued to travel the world and teach the art of selling to, always integrating his Christian side into his speeches. “Secrets of Closing the Sale” is not the kind of book that you just read and put back on the shelf. It’s the kind of book summary that you can learn something valuable.
The next step is the price? How to set-up the perfect ratio value-price for your products? It is a challenging task even for an experienced salesperson. To get the best out of these situations, improve product’s bad sides, listen and ask for feedback. The advantages are obvious; the flaws are the difference between you and your competition! Customers want to feel important; our book summary endorses Ziglar’s method of making the sale a practical matter just like anything else. It is training, just like anything else, in time you’ll be able to use all of “Secrets of Closing the Sale”.
8 Hour Bestseller: How to Write Your Bestselling Book in Record Time by Tim Castleman
Ever wanted to write a non-fiction bestseller? Start sharpening your imagination: your book’s idea is waiting on your brain’s porch! Just waiting for you to find the key and open the door. In 8 Hour Bestseller, Tim Castleman explains how to do just that.
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.
Drive: The Surprising Truth About What Motivates Us by Daniel H. Pink
Thought you knew how to motivate yourself and those around you? Think again. As Daniel Pink explains in Drive, the old-school notion of motivation – offering rewards – is no longer relevant in today’s world. The secret to high performance lies in our innate desire to be autonomous, to discover and create, and to do better. Continue Reading…
Strategic Storytelling: How to Create Persuasive Business Presentations by Dave McKinsey
Dave McKinsey’s Strategic Storytelling: How to Create Persuasive Business Presentations focuses on delivering great presentations to smaller audiences. You’ll find the 87 tips presented in the book very useful if you need to pitch an idea to a partner, deliver a speech in front of your colleagues or run a business meeting where important decisions need to be made. It’s a great step-by-step guide that shows you how to construct and deliver great presentations.