The Books You Read and the People You Meet

You are the same today as you’ll be in five years except for two things: the books you read and the people you meet.”

One of my clients asked me of late what books I would recommend. He is really trying to “take on the year” and get some excellent business information into his head. The three books I recommended were 2 older ones and one recent…

  • 21 Irrefutable Laws of Leadership by John Maxwell, 1998 – This is an easy read with the casual, story-filled style of John’s writing. This book was the inspiration of my life efforts to learn about leadership.
  • The 4-Hour Workweek: Escape 9-5, Live Anywhere, and Join the New Rich by Tim Ferris, updated 2009 – Has inspired many an internet entrepreneur. Very relevant with time saving techniques for working online and off. Encourages readers to enjoy mini-retirements throughout life rather than saving all of your time to the end.
  • 80/20 Sales and Marketing by Perry Marshall, 2013 – Obviously more specific on it’s topic but has relevance to many areas of business. Perry encourages you to get out of the way of progress by realizing how valuable your time can be if you work on the right things. Many, many, many practical tips in this book for business geeks.