Title: How to Get Rich
Author: Felix Dennis
Where to buy: http://www.amazon.co.uk/dp/009192166X
Plot: Felix writes how anyone can become rich quick, as long as they are motivated, apply themselves and have reasonable intelligence. Felix uses his own wisdom, looking at both failures and triumphs within business to see a step by step creation of wealth. Amazon describes the book as ‘part manual, part memoir, part primer, this book is a template for those who are willing to stare down failure and transform their lives’.
Opinion: Anyone that knows me will know that this is my all time favourite book. I wish I could have met Felix to tell him what an inspiration he was to me. I would highly recommend this book to any entrepreneur who is just starting out, or someone that needs that extra bit of motivation!
Title: The Prophet
Author: Kahlil Gibran
Plot: A story of a prophet who walks the sands, hoping to offer something to the people he meets along the way, but has nothing in possession. The people he meets ask him questions, he shares his wisdom, which ultimately is his gift. Read by millions already, this is a book that will inspire you on multiple topics.
Opinion: If you’re unsure on this one, there’s a sample audio of the book underneath the picture in the where to buy link. It is different to my other recommended books as this is more of a story. However, it is equally as good, and you can take what you want away from it, rather than just understanding someone else’s view.
Title: How to Win Friends and Influence People
Author: Dale Carnegie
Plot: The book gives advice on how to make friends quickly, increase your popularity, persuade people to follow your thinking, enable you to win over new clients and customers, become a better speaker and boost enthusiasm among your colleagues.
Opinion: I would highly recommend reading if you need a boost in confidence, with over 16 million copies of the book sold to, the techniques and practical advice given really will help improve your interactions with all of your relationships whether work or personal.
Title: Awaken the Giant Within
Author: Anthony (Tony) Robbins
Plot: The books tagline: ‘How to Take Immediate Control of Your Mental, Emotional, Physical and Financial Destiny!’ gives us an insight straight away into the books plot. Anthony describes his most effective strategies and techniques for mastering your emotions, your body, your relationships, your finances, and your life. Formatted into a step by step guide, this book can be classed as a self-learning manual, where readers can take control of their own lives.
Opinion: A book that is equally as good as giving advice as any of the others. Anthony is also famous for his series of other books, where he uses the same themes to describe how to make yourself as successful as you can be, he is a real inspiration.
Title: Same Game New Rules
Author: Bill Caskey
Plot: More on a sales role view but still great for any entrepreneur to read. In the book, Bill describes how ‘You must be part marketer, part relationship developer, part closer, and part CEO’. The aim of the book is to help you build a strategy, which will ultimately translate your business value in your respected marketplace.
Opinion: I’ve put the audio CD in the where to buy above, just because I’ve really enjoyed listening to Bill on long car journeys and before I go to bed. Sometimes when I don’t feel like reading it’s good to know I can still get through the book in other ways. It’s a really interesting story, and I would recommend it as a read! Added bonus is that it is read by Bill too, so feels that little bit more personal.