Business Book Recommendations

Discussion in 'Business Operations' started by matt spinniken, Jan 21, 2011.

  1. matt spinniken

    matt spinniken LawnSite Senior Member
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    Here are a couple of my favorites:

    -E-Myth
    -7 habits of highly effective people
    -guerrilla marketing
    -Integrity Service
    -Selling the Invisible

    Any books I missed that you guys liked?
     
  2. JSMLAWNCARE

    JSMLAWNCARE LawnSite Member
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    I am starting E-Myth tomorrow. Everyone says it is a good. We'll see.
     
  3. Paver Protector

    Paver Protector LawnSite Member
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    Crush it, a good book on viral and social media.

    anything by jeffrey gitomer, expecially his weekly ezine, sign up at his website for it.
     
  4. matt spinniken

    matt spinniken LawnSite Senior Member
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    Paver, I was looking into "Crush It", I'm doing nothing right now with social media. It looks like you are getting into it some, do you think it has helped you?
     
  5. snomaha

    snomaha LawnSite Senior Member
    from midwest
    Posts: 874

    "Good to Great" by Jim Collins

    "Mastering the Rockefeller Habits" by Verne Harnish
     
  6. 1984buzzard

    1984buzzard LawnSite Member
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    The Total Money Makeover by Dave Ramsey. not exactly a business book, but it would have helped if i would have read it years ago.
     
  7. matt spinniken

    matt spinniken LawnSite Senior Member
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    I second Total Money Makeover! Dave has a solid philosophy on money.
     
  8. STL Cuts

    STL Cuts LawnSite Senior Member
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    I wish I could fit in some of these books, but I've got enough reading to do as is this semester, maybe in the summer...


    I've heard tons of people talk about E-Myth as well.

    I read this book a year or two ago. Ramsey's principles are very basic, but effective principles. I honestly think, if everyone in this country was forced to read this book, we would have much less debt than our current situation...

    One thing I took away from a lecture today was how horrible the savings rate is of Americans, it ranged from negative to at best 3% as a whole. If you can save 10% of your income, you will be more financially stable than 98% of the country...
     
  9. Working Man

    Working Man LawnSite Member
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    I always wanted to read dave Ramsey, I'll have to check it out. 7 Habits is a must read. Also for anyone that's interested in real estate. Anything by Gary Keller - Keller Williams. He's got some great business principles that work in any business. Anyone who like biography's read the biography on Richard Branson. He's my hero, that guy's life is amazing.
     
  10. Outdoors_Unlimited

    Outdoors_Unlimited LawnSite Senior Member
    Posts: 449

    Dave Ramsey will get ya out of debt, if ya follow his idea. Didn't help me much, as I already lead the minimum debt lifestyle.
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