Best Book

Discussion in 'Lawn Mowing' started by rookie03, Oct 11, 2004.

  1. rookie03

    rookie03 LawnSite Member
    from OK
    Messages: 184

    What's the best landscape or lawn care book out there for those starting a new business?

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  3. stevesmowing

    stevesmowing LawnSite Senior Member
    Messages: 847

    Best book in general about business and money is "Rich Dad, Poor Dad"
  4. Acute Cut

    Acute Cut LawnSite Senior Member
    Messages: 980

    Dont forget "how to win friends and influence people". It may not be lawn care specific, but it will advance your closing's tremendously. JMO though.
  5. out4now

    out4now LawnSite Bronze Member
    from AZ
    Messages: 1,796

    There's a lot of books you'll wan to check out. Go to the libray and start reading over the winter. Lots of business books first and then get into the turf and horticulture books. Look for used textbooks from colleges that have good turf programs like Purdue, Texas A&M and so forth. Your local extension service should have some good titles available too.
  6. Runner

    Runner LawnSite Fanatic
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    Rich Dad, Poor Dad.
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  7. out4now

    out4now LawnSite Bronze Member
    from AZ
    Messages: 1,796

    One good suggestion for the library Benjamin Grahams The Intelligent Investor. Book that inspired Warren Buffet.
  8. Fescue Farmer

    Fescue Farmer LawnSite Member
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    The E-Myth Revisited....................while I don't agree wholeheartedly with the author, it sure was an eye opener for our business - or rather, the job we created for ourselves............. :rolleyes:

    HOOLIE LawnSite Gold Member
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    I think Bobby should pen a book, maybe "Mow Softly and Carry a Big Shovel"
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  10. Runner

    Runner LawnSite Fanatic
    Messages: 13,497

    That's weird. There were no responses up when I wrote mine, even though it says they were writte, quite a ways ahead of time of mine. I thought it was funny that someone else said "Rich Dad, Poor Dad", also.

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