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

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