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Pick 4: Choices for Your Hot Reading List

books_colorful_stackAll Time Greats for Entrepreneurs
Purple Cow,  by Seth Godin
 The Message: Be different. Get noticed.

The Success Principles, by Jack Canfield
The Message: Create a vision. Be responsibile.

Rich Dad, Poor Dad, by Robert Kiyosaki
The  Message: Think rich. Seek success.
We interviewed Robert. Free download.

The Classic
The Seven Habits of Highly Effective People, by Steven R. Covey
The Message: Habit 1–Be proactive. Habit 2–Begin with the end in mind.

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-Christine Banning, SCORE
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Discussion (6) Comment

  1. Jessica:

    Nice pick. I visited a book site to view your choice. Good addition of a woman author with Pitch Like a Girl. An excerpt really gave a sense of the importance of emotional intelligence in how the genders may approach things differently.


  2. Marti:

    Thanks for the on point comment. Great addition to the blog. Gerber’s eMyth Revisited focus on the importance of working on the business vs. working in the business is well said.


  3. Jessica CarterVisitor

    I didn’t see any books by women, and I would like to suggest Ronna Lichtenberg’s Pitch Like A Girl. It’s a hilarious, insightful read and really helps entrepreneurs to pitch themselves to a wide array of clients.


  4. Stacey MathisVisitor

    “The Magic of Thinking Big” by David J. Schwartz, Ph.D.

  5. MartiVisitor

    One of my favorite books for entrepreneurs is Michael Gerber’s, “The E-Myth Revisited”. The take-away message is that an entrepreneur can only build a sustainable business if they work ON the business, as opposed to IN the business.

    I also frequently refer to “Primal Leadership” by Daniel Goleman, Richard Boyatzis and Annie McKee. Based on the research in emotional intelligence, this book defines the role of the leader as to inspire and guide–that’s consistent with Gerber’s thinking and very different from the standard mantra of “I gotta do it all because no one else can do it as well” of many entrepreneurs.

  6. Stacey:

    Sounds very interesting. First, I’ve heard of this book. Thanks for adding it to the list for everyone.



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