Do You Love Business Books?

Me too!

Hi, I’m Sheldon Nesdale and I think it’s just amazing that you and I can pay just a few dollars and get business ideas from the best minds in the world, just by reading the business books they’ve written.

Authors don’t write books to get rich (they only get a dollar or two from every sale), they write them to make the world a better place by sharing with you what they know.

You and I get to build on their failures and successes. What a time saver!

My business book summaries may be useful to you for 2 reasons:

  • To harvest 1 or 2 main ideas from my summary which may save you time reading the whole book
  • To help you choose a precious few business books you’d like to read yourself

From the almost 200 hundred books I’ve read, here are my summaries of the best business books I’ve read. (And you can buy my ebook for $7 which is a collection of the first 67 summaries)

My Business Book Summaries

  1. Three Cities: Seeking Hope in the Anthropocene by Rod Oram
  2. Exponential Organizations by Salim Ismail
  3. Ask by Ryan Levesque
  4. Launch by Jeff Walker
  5. The 4-Hour Work Week (Timothy Ferris): What I Learned The Second Time Through
  6. Bold: How to Go Big, Create Wealth and Impact the World by Peter H. Diamandis, Steven Kotler
  7. Money, Master the Game: 7 Simple Steps to Financial Freedom by Tony Robbins
  8. Leaders Eat Last: Why Some Teams Pull Together and Others Don’t by Simon Sinek
  9. Less Doing, More Living: Make Everything in Life Easier by Ari Meisel
  10. Delivering Happiness: A Path to Profits, Passion, and Purpose by Tony Hsieh
  11. Flash Foresight: See The Invisible To Do The Impossible by Daniel Burrus
  12. How to Fail at Almost Everything and Still Win Big: Kind of the Story of My Life by Scott Adams
  13. Jab, Jab, Jab, Right Hook: How to Tell Your Story in a Noisy Social World by Gary Vaynerchuk
  14. The Power of Less: The 6 Essential Productivity Principles That Will Change Your Life by Leo Babauta
  15. Value-Based Fees: How to Charge, and Get, What You’re Worth by Alan Weiss
  16. Remote: Office Not Required by Jason Fried, David Heinemeier Hansson
  17. The 22 Immutable Laws of Marketing by Al Ries and Jack Trout
  18. Abundance: The Future Is Better Than You Think by Peter H. Diamandis, Steven Kotler
  19. Pitch Anything: An Innovative Method for Presenting, Persuading, and Winning the Deal by Oren Klaff
  20. Startup Communities – Building An Entrepreneurial Ecosystem In Your City by Brad Feld
  21. Freakonomics by Steven D. Levitt and Stephen J. Dubner
  22. The Lean Startup: How Constant Innovation Creates Radically Successful Businesses by Eric Ries
  23. The Toilet Paper Entrepreneur by Mike Michalowicz
  24. Rework by Jason Fried
  25. The Brain Audit by Sean D’Souza
  26. Made to Stick by Chip & Dan Heath
  27. Getting Things Done by David Allen
  28. How To Make Millions With Your Ideas by Dan S. Kennedy
  29. The Unwritten Laws of Business by J. King and James G. Skakoon
  30. How to Win Friends and Influence People by Dale Carnegie
  31. Purple Cow by Seth Godin
  32. Anything You Want by Derek Sivers
  33. Game-based Marketing by Gabe Zichermann
  34. Real- Meerman ScottTime Marketing and PR by David
  35. Hit The Ground Running: A Manual For New Leaders by Jason Jennings
  36. Why Now Is The Time To Crush It! Cash In On Your Passion by Gary Vaynerchuk
  37. Poke The Box by Seth Godin
  38. Fascinate: Your 7 Triggers to Persuasion and Captivation by Sally Hogshead
  39. Socialnomics: How social media transforms the way we live and do business by Erik Qualman
  40. Social Media 101 by Chris Brogan
  41. Social Media Marketing for Dummies by Shiv Singh
  42. The Zen of Social Media Marketing by Shama Hyder Kabani
  43. Guerrilla Marketing in 30 Days by Jay Conrad Levinson and Al Lautenslager
  44. Linchpin: Are You Indispensable? How to drive your career and create a remarkable future By Seth Godin
  45. Marketing Without Money – How 20 Top Australian Entrepreneurs Crack Markets With Their Minds by John C Lyons and Edward de Bono
  46. Rules of Thumb: 52 Truths For Winning At Business Without Losing Your Self by Alan M. Webber
  47. The Knack – How Street-Smart Entrepreneurs Learn To Handle Whatever Comes Up by Norm Brodsky and Bo Burlingham
  48. Getting Real: The Smarter, Faster, Easier Way to Build a Successful Web Application by 37Signals
  49. Crowdsourcing: How the Power of the Crowd is Driving the Future of Business by Jeff Howe
  50. 1001 Ways To Make More Money As A Speaker, Consultant or Trainer by Lilly Walters
  51. How To Succeed As An Independent Consultant by Timothy R V Foster
  52. How We Decide by Jonah Lehrer
  53. Ready, Fire, Aim by Michael Masterson
  54. Outrageous Advertising That’s Outrageously Successful by Bill Glazer
  55. The Millionaire Next Door by Thomas J Stanley and William D Danko
  56. Toughen Up by Michael Hill – Book Review
  57. Permission Marketing by Seth Godin – Have your customers given YOU permission?
  58. The Myths of Innovation by Scott Berkun
  59. Making Things Happen – Mastering Project Management by Scott Berkun
  60. Driven – How Human Nature Shapes Our Choices by Paul R. Lawrence & Nitin Nohria
  61. The Five Most Important Questions You Will Ever Ask About Your Organisation by Peter F. Drucker, Jim Collins, Phillip Kotler
  62. First, Break All The Rules by Marcus Buckingham
  63. Blue Ocean Strategy by W. Chan Kim & Renee Mauborgne
  64. Brain Rules by John Medina
  65. Tribes – We Need You To Lead Us by Seth Godin
  66. The Secrets of Consulting by Gerald M. Weinberg
  67. All Marketers are Liars by Seth Godin
  68. Getting Started in Consulting by Alan Weiss
  69. SPIN Selling by Neil Rackham
  70. The Ultimate Sales Machine by Chet Holmes
  71. The 80/20 Principle: The Secret of Achieving More With Less by Richard Koch
  72. The 4-Hour Work Week by Tim Ferris
  73. The E-Myth Revisited by Michael E. Gerber
  74. Indispensable by Joe Calloway
  75. The Sales Bible – The Ultimate Sales Resource by Jeffrey Gitomer
  76. The Complete Idiots Guide to Consulting by Robert Bascal
  77. Getting Everything You Can Out Of All You’ve Got by Jay Abraham
  78. 12: The Elements of Great Managing by Rodd Wagner and James K. Harter
  79. Influence – The Psychology of Persuasion by Robert Cialdini
  80. What Got You Here Won’t Get You There by Marshall Goldsmith
  81. Crucial Conversations, Tools For Talking When The Stakes Are High by Kerry Patterson
  82. Bargaining for Advantage by G. Richard Shell
  83. Meatball Sundae by Seth Godin
  84. 10 Days To Faster Reading by Abby Marks-Beale

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