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What Are Your Favourite Books?

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Books I just bought:

“All marketers are liars” – Seth Godin
“Small is the new big” – Seth Godin
“Unleashing the ideavirus” – Seth Godin
“Purple Cow” – Seth Godin
“Words that sell” – Richard Bayan

Highly Recommended Books:

“Think and grow rich” – Napoleon Hill
“Rich dad, poor dad” – Robert Kiyosaki
“Good to great” – Jim Collins

Post your comment/feedback below and tell me what your favourite books, ebooks or homestudy courses are that have helped you with your business and life…

Looking forward to your list of recommended reads!

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  1. Hi Aurelius,

    Thanks, nice video & recommendations!

    Here are a couple of my faves:)…

    1. The Magic of Thinking Big, David J. Schwartz

    2. The Ultimate Secrets of Total Self Confidence, Dr. Robert Anthony

    Cheers,

    Anthony Burch
    Kellyville, Sydney Australia

  2. Hey Anthony,

    Thanks for the list! They sound great. Will look into these books and get them :)

    Be sure to go to the World Internet Summit next year :) The event will be at the Sydney Convention Centre during March.

    – Aurelius Tjin

  3. Nice list Stanley. I have The Power of Focus, but haven’t finished reading it yet.

    The Bible. I see you’re religious.

    Thanks for your input.

    – Aurelius Tjin

  4. Hey Aurelius,

    Since you’ve raised the topic of business books, I’m wondering how many of your subscribers also know that they can now also instantly download business audio books to their computers which they can then also transfer to mp3 players or burn to cds so that they can listen to them anywhere, anytime and while doing other things. There are many people that don’t realise this yet.

    I actually have a downloadable audio book store which has great business audio books like ‘The Magic of Thinking Big’, ‘E Myth Mastery’, ‘As a Man Thinketh’, ‘The Science of Getting Rich’, ‘The Secret’ and many more relevant titles including titles specifically related to the internet, leadership, motivation, management, marketing etc., etc. Hours and hours of great learning material.

    Since I am always receiving great value from you (just as I am sure everyone else on your list does) and since it’s Christmas time, I thought I’d give some value back by offering everyone here a 10% discount off the price of all audio books until 31st December. There’s over 250 audio books just in the business category and over 800 in the personal development category. Hope that’s ok for me to do Aurelius.

    So exclusive only for Aurelius’ subscribers – to get the discount, type in ‘MYVOUCHER’ when prompted at the shopping cart.

    The business audio books catalog can be accessed at:-

    http://www.leadingaudiobooksresources.com/catalog_business.pdf

    or by visiting the actual audio book site at:-

    http://www.leading-audiobooks.com

    and remember to type in the code ‘MYVOUCHER’ to ensure you get the 10% discount.

    Audio books are great for busy business people who don’t have time to sit down and read and they really help optimise and save valuable time.

    Thanks again for all the great information you provide Aurelius.
    Happy Christmas to you and to everyone on this list … and happy listening too!

    Katie
    Sydney

  5. Fantastic books. I really like the way you recommended them in video format. The Art of the Start by Kawasaki is an easy read for anyone starting any new business and how to get funding.

  6. “First Things First” by Stephen Covey – helps to prioritize based on your principles. I read this when my twins were in the NICU, so it really hit home.
    “Atlas Shrugged” by Ayn Rand – well, I’m still slogging through it (it’s a big book).
    “How To Make 6 Figures On Line” by Jimmy D. Brown – the first internet marketing book I read. Inspiring and motivating in a realistic way.

    Rick Carter
    Fishers, IN
    “Don’t Just Build A List – Build A COMMUNITY”

  7. Get the rich jerk ebook aurelius.
    The ebooks good but the members only forum is the best part. I use the forum everyday. There are loads of successful Imers there. If it wasnt for the forum I would not be where I am now. Please check it out. I would love it if you joined. My forum name is technods.

    http://www.therichjerk.com

    Regards, Nice video

  8. Aurelius,
    What an amazing list….freat idea about the video as well. My favorites are as folows:
    1. The Science of Getting Rich by Wallace D Watles
    2. Millionaire Mind by T Harv Eker – A SERIOUS “aha” moment for me!
    3. Tipping Point by Malcolm Gladwell
    4. Blink: The Power of Thinking Without Thinking by Malcolm Gladwell
    5. The Richest Man Who Ever Lived : King Solomon’s Secrets to Success, Wealth, and Happiness by Steven K. Scott
    6. Freakonomics : A Rogue Economist Explores the Hidden Side of Everything
    7. Switchwords by Shunyam Nirov (Someone recommended)
    One of my first online books I reicieved free was: Effortless Power by Alan Tutt
    I have been trying to get my hands on: “Wealth Addiction” by Philip Slater

  9. Aurelius,

    Great list, sounds like you’ve got quite the library going. “Think and grow rich” by Napoleon Hill is one of my favorites. I’ve got all of Seth Godin’s books too.

    A newer book that I definitely recommend for anyone who wants to get insider techniques into creating viral campaigns is, “Made to Stick.” I’ve found it very insightful and the book gave me a ton of new ideas.

  10. Thanks Tali. I prefer making communicating in video most of the times.

    Great list Rich. Jimmy D. Brown’s the man. I love the way he teaches.

    I bought the Rich Jerk when it first came out and forgot about it ever since.

    Comprehensive list Malka. Thanks! Tipping Point is good.

    Matthew – Good to see another Seth Godin fan :) He’s so good at telling stories. He relates everything he teaches to a story. Very powerful. I must get “Made to Stick” now. Cheers!

    — Aurelius Tjin

  11. Hi Aurelius,
    Thanks for the input. I am reading Think and Grow Rich.
    Yes, of course, the classic: Science of Getting Rich by Wallace D Wattles; really worth reading it; didn’t age that much either!
    I also recommend Conversations with Millionaires by Mike Litman and Jason Oman. This book is full of useful info and the mindful approaches to “think rich.” Take heed!
    Success and Happiness to all!
    Emrick

  12. Thanks Emrick. Yes, Conversations with Millionaires is a great book. Tragically, Jason Oman isn’t well. He’s recovering from an illness.

    – Aurelius Tjin

  13. Thanks Alan :)

    I’ve read the Rich Jerk already. Good for starters. Good refresher for people who’ve been in this game for some time now. The forum would be good though. I don’t spend much time on forums. Sometimes it can consume a lot of your time if you’re not using it in a “productive manner”.

  14. Just went to the bookstore and bought “The Magic of Thinking Big, David J. Schwartz”. Thanks to Anthony Burch who recommended it.

  15. My all time favorite is “how to sleep less and be more active”. Great book, mainly for Full time online workers like us. Aurelius Tjin , I came to your blog via your comments in other blogs. I read one of your ebooks when I first started online 3 years ago. Recently I find your comments in many blogs and so came to your blog and was very useful.

  16. Thanks for that book recommendation. Not sure what your name is.

    One of my ebooks three years ago, huh? I started out about that time as well.

    Thanks for your kind comments.

  17. Hey Aurelius,

    Some of my favorite business books:

    Cashflow Quadrant by Robert Kiyosaki
    Multiple Streams Of Income by Robert G Allen
    How To Succeed In Business By Breaking All The Rules by Dan Kennedy
    The Dip by Seth Godin
    The Great Formula by Mark Joyner

    Fabian Tan

  18. Aurelius,
    It’s fresh from the oven :)
    Publisher: Portfolio Hardcover (December 27, 2007)

    Meatball Sundae: Is Your Marketing out of Sync? (Hardcover)
    by Seth Godin (Author)

    after Small Is the New Big and The Dip revisits.
    Regards, Alvin.

  19. Tony Robbins’ Awaken the Giant Within. It alerted me to the power of questions, and questions has been the foundation of my personal development work ever since.

    I love Jim Collins’ Good to Great too. It is beginning to influence my every business decision now.

  20. @ Mohamad: “Tony Robbins’ Awaken the Giant Within.” – Yes, I’ve read this one quite a while ago. Pretty thick book.

  21. books is nice it can enhance our reading capabilities, spelling, grammar and way of imagination. reading and watching these kind of topics specially about animals is one one of my hobby!. (these was far before)^^,

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    hotfrog

    If you haven’t checked out book trailers, or if you want to see some really cools ones I’ve found a few places that are really good. My favorite is on YouTube at http://www.youtube.com/booktrailers, but I also like the new ones on the BN.com site at http://www.bn.com and go to the BN Studio, and I love the Borders Media site too. VidLits are pretty cool http://www.vidlits.com. http://www.youtube.com/booktrailers

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