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    Daniil’s Book LIst

    Reading is very important to me.

    I can trace some of the most impactful decisions and “pivot points” in

    my life  to a few books that I happened to read.

    Some of these books caused a huge light bulb to go off in my head and led

    to MAJOR shifts in my life and business(es).

    Others simply enticed me to some seemingly minor, but (in hindsight) very

    important “pivots”.

    Below are just some of the the books that influenced me or ones that I have found

    really insightful.  Feel free to add your suggestions in the comments section

    at the bottom!  I’ll keep adding great books to this list as I come across them.

     

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    These are the books that have had the most impact – must read for anyone!

    Rich Dad Poor Dad“Rich Dad Poor Dad” – Robert Kiyosaki

    I read this book for the first time around 2003 and this is what originally got me really interested in real estate.

    The premise of the book is so simple yet so profound, that it eludes most of our country’s population (because of poor financial education):  The wealthy in this country get wealthy by buying ASSETS (houses, bonds, stocks, etc) while all the poor worker bees and chumps chase around liabilities (cars, personal residences, credit card debts, etc).

     

     

    4 Hour Work Week”- Tim Ferriss – inspired me to create an online business and gave me a different perspective on entrepreneurship.

     “Free – The Future of a Radical Price” – Chris Anderson  Chris is the editor of Wired Magazine and one smart dude when it comes to the future of E-commerce.  This book is responsible for me deciding to give away free software instead of selling it, which in turn resulted in me earning far far more money.  Very insightful book when it comes to various pricing models and where online commerce is headed.

     

    “Atlas Shrugged” – Ayn Rand  No commentary needed here.  If you haven’t read this book, GO NOW and read it!

    “What Every Real Estate Investor Needs to Know About Cash Flow… And 36 Other Key Financial Measures” – Frank Gallinelli.   

    If you call yourself a real estate investor, you should understand most of the concepts in Frank’s book.  Not an exciting read, but essential to anyone who wants to make money in real estate.

    These are books I am currently reading:

    “Story Wars – Why those who tell and live the best stories will rule the future.”  – Jonah Sachs.  Good book on marketing and brand building.

    “YOUtility – why smart marketing is about HELP not HYPE”.  – Jay Baer

    “Essentialism – The Disciplined Pursuit of Less” – Greg McKeown

    “The Power of Habit – Why WE Do What We do in Life and Business” – Charles Duhigg

    “Made to Stick: Why Some Ideas Survive and Others Die” – Chip Heath and Dan Heath

    Great Books on Negotiation:

    “Trump Style Negotiation”George H. Ross.  George Ross has been Trump’s right-hand man for decades and is one sharp deal-maker.

    “Powerhouse Principles:  The Billionaire Bluprint for Real Estate Success”Jorge Perez.  A lot of great real estate insights on development and negotiation here.

    “Never Make the First Offer (Except When You Should)”Donald Dell.

    “Start with No”Jim Camp

    “Never Split the Difference: Negotiating As If Your Life Depended On It” – Chris Voss

    “Negotiating With Giants:  Get What You Want Against the Odds” – Peter D. Johnston

    Great Business books (growth, marketing, copyrighting, etc)

    “Rich Dad’s Cashflow Quadrant”Robert Kiyosaki

    “The E-Myth Revisited”Michael Gerber.  ** If you only read one book on this list, other than Rich Dad Poor Dad or Atlast Shrugged, read this one.

    “The Medici Effect – Breakthrough Insights at the Intersection of Ideas, Concepts & Cultures”Frans Johansson

    “Business Model Generation”Alexander Osterwalder & Yves Pigneur.  Your head will explode from reading this.

    “Never Eat Alone” –  Keith Ferrazzi.  Keith is the man when it comes to relationship-building.

    “Guerrilla Marketing” Jay Conrad Levinson.  This speaks for itself.

    “Happiness at Work”Srikumar S. Rao.  Great book for getting a better handle on your emotions, time, etc.

    “Landlording on Autopilot”Mike Butler.   Awesome book if you’re buying rentals and want to manage them correctly to maximize cashflow and minimize vacancies and headaches.

    “Hypnotic Writing”Joe Vitale.  Great copyrighting book.

    “The Pumpkin Plan”Mike Michalowicz.  Excellent book on “going deeper” rather than “wider” in business-building.

    “The Laws of Subtraction”Matthew E. May.

    “Delivering Happiness – A Path to Profits, Passion and Purpose”Tony Hsieh

    “The Thank You Economy”Gary Vaynerchuk

    Great Ecommerce books (Internet Marketing, Business-Building,etc)

    “Getting Real”37 Signals

    “ReWork”Jason Fried & David Heinemeier Hansson (37 Signals)

    “Get Rich Click – The Ultimate Guide to Making Money on the Internet”Marc Ostrofsky

    Latest Additions:

    MiracleMorning

    If you read reviews of this book, it has literally changed thousands of lives in a very profound manner.  The most pivotal part of your day – the part that dictates how the rest of it will go – is your morning routine.

    Change your morning routine = change your day = change your life

    Scrum

     

    “Scrum” originated as a business management system that when applied resulted in HUGE productivity gains for software companies. This book adapts this to any small business and shows you how to simply your life, get more done in much less time and massively sharpen your focus.

     

    “Made in America” –  Sam Walton.

    “No B.S. Wealth Attraction in the New Economy” –  Dan Kennedy

    “The Closer’s Survival Guide – Over 100 Ways to Ink the Deal” –  Grant Cardone.  

     “Finish Big:  How Great Entrepreneurs Exit Their Companies on Top” – Bo Burlingham.

     

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    Comments (23 comments so far)


    1. Hannah

      Thanks, Daniil! This list is freakin awesome! Looking forward to filling in the gaps with the ones I haven’t read yet.


    2. Mark Mynhier

      I cannot believe that the “father” of all self-improvement books isn’t listed. There was one man who started it all, and that probably everyone on the list refers to: “Think and Grow Rich” by Napoleon Hill. Spend $0.99 and get it on your Kindle (http://www.amazon.com/Think-and-Grow-Rich-ebook/dp/B00AIR8CMS/ref=la_B000APAMYE_1_1_title_1_kin?s=books&ie=UTF8&qid=1380562334&sr=1-1). I absolutely LOVE Tim Ferris (all of his books) and “Never Eat Alone” by Keith Ferrazzi. But Napoleon Hill is the originator and the founder of all of this and his insights are invaluable.

      Thank you for the rest of the list…now I have a few more on my “to do” list.

    3. Don Slater here., Thank you for sharing your book list.
      I will start to read each one. All my adult life, well since
      1963, I have been self employed. I satrted out in refrigeration
      and air conditioning. That lead to plumbing and pipefitting.
      When I started my own business, I knew how to do the work,
      but not the business. The Good Lord watched over me.
      I married a young lady that I dated for 5 years in 1950.
      We raised 2 children, have 4 Grandchildren and 3 GreatGrandchildren.
      My Bride of almost 61 years left me on Good Friday 2011.
      I’m now 84. I still want to earn money working for myself,
      now it’s on-line.
      You encourage me. Thank you.
      Don


    4. Kaz

      Great list

      I have some of these books in my collection
      Already. Such as “what every investor should know about cash flow and the 4 hour work week.
      Anything by Robert Kyosaki is essential. I read tax loop holes for real estate investors too
      If I can remember correctly that was the title.


    5. Greg Henricks

      Secrets of the Millionaire Mind by T.Harv Eker. Easy read and learned alot as a beginning real estate investor, that I still use daily..


    6. Rhoan scarlett

      1. The richest man in Babylon by George Clason.
      2. Think and grow rich by Napoleon hill
      3. Write it down make it happen
      4. How to win friends and influence people by Dale Carneigi.


    7. Marge Bynoe

      Thank you for sharing and over delivering Mr. D’ I counted 23 awesome books. Whoa!
      To add to your list: Think Big…’Unleashing Your Potential for Excellence’ by Ben Carson, M.D.


    8. ALICIA DUARTE

      Napoleon Hill, Think & Grow Rich, The Road to Riches, Tax Free Retirement by Patrick Kelley


    9. ALICIA DUARTE

      Daniil, Thank you so much , this is awesome!! Will add this list to my “To Read Books” list.
      Couple more books for your list: Napoleon Hills: Outwitting the Devil, The Law of Success 16 principles

    10. Great advice Daniil. If you’re not learning something new everyday then you have wasted a day (My opinion). A great book to put on the list is Napoleon Hill: The Law of Success in 16 Lessons.

    11. A number of books I would add are already on others list particularly “Think & Grow Rich”
      I would add “Why “A” Students work for “C” Students” by Robert Kiyosaki & “The Art of Raising
      Capital” by Darren Weeks.

    12. Jeff Olson’s The slight edge
      Turned my life around


    13. Donald Lillesve

      Thanks Daniil!! One more suggestion is The Answer by John Assaraf and Murray Smith. This one will shift your thinking.


    14. Mark Broadway

      Great authors and great reads!


    15. David W Brinton

      Daniil;

      Great list and I know for sure that a few of them will next be in my library. May I add, “Self Made Millionaire in America”. For sure it is an older print, but then so are many on your list. They still work because the principles are timeless.

      Look forwarrd to someday meeting face to face, I’ll even pay for dinner.

    16. Who Moved My Cheese? By Spencer Johnson,M.D.
      Its about dealing with change and your attitude.
      Daniil, thanks for sharing your book list and there probably isn’t a single person that is successful in business that doesn’t take the time to read. (period) We learn from others as much by our own actions.
      Again thanks,
      Chuck Jones


    17. Maurice

      Thanks Daniil! Good list! I’ll share some of mine at a later time! On another note, people need to keeo their personal beliefs/opinions , personal! Not mentioning Napoleon Hill is not a dis-service and neither is Napoleon Hill the “exclusive” source of all self help books or knowledge! Known or unknown, there were others prior to the late Mr. Hill! Recognizing your reason for sharing “your” list, you’d think, would out way not recognizing one of many, who sought to inspire others,which obviously, is what you’re doing! Thanks again! Keep it going!


    18. Teresa

      Thanks for the book recommendations. I like to tap into the minds of those on the pathway of positive achievement & inspiration – that’s what I so much need to quench & water into my soul to keep on.


    19. Keith Macewicz

      I just got your email today, Daniil, which directed me to your book list
      Thank you for the great list of books to read!
      I’d love to learn how to do the new construction business; how to know the right market to work in; how to sell correctly; and how to get the financing and/or partner(s) to do them.
      Have a great week!


    20. Carolyn Stewart

      Thanks for the list of books Daniil.. I will check them out.


    21. Asha Ramlall

      Please add The Secret by Rhonda Byrne


    22. Dan Nicholson

      Thanks for the great list Daniel. I look forward to reading them.
      Their common theme seems to be business success and wealth building.
      In today’s litigious society we also need to be concerned about protecting
      the our family’s wealth and possessions against those who would use the
      legal system and contingency lawyers to rightly or wrongfully take the fruits
      of our labors from us. I have read many books on the subject of asset protection.
      The most complete and comprehensive book on this topic I have found is
      ASSET PROTECTION PLANNING GUIDE by Barry S. Engel.
      Another excellent FREE pdf book on asset protection for doctors can be downloaded
      at http://WWW.RJMINTZ.COM. While geared to wealthy high risk medical professionals, the
      principles are just as relevant to everyone wanting to keep their wealth and possessions
      out of the grasp of creditors and predators.


    23. Mario

      Thank you Daniil! I’m an avid reader myself and appreciate the gesture. Happy Holidays.

      Mario