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13 Business Books That Will Blow Your Mind. Having never taken a business class in college I find that I read and listen to a lot of business books to round out my education.

13 Business Books That Will Blow Your Mind

The books usually aren't "How to Manage Your Cash Flow" but rather get me to rethink the way I run my business, which--despite no business classes or diploma--continues to be in business 13 plus years after I started it. In that time, here are 13 of the books that had the biggest impact on how I run my business (in no particular order): Drive: The Surprising Truth About What Motivates Us by Daniel Pink: If you supervise anyone in your business, this book is a must read. It shows that what science knows about motivation, business isn't putting into practice.

In fact, many of the incentives we create can actually de-motivate our employees. The Knack: How Street-Smart Entrepreneurs Learn to Handle Whatever Comes Up by Norm Brodsky and Bo Burlingham: I wanted to have at least one book that was dedicated to small business and the entrepreneurial spirit. Top 10 Traits Of Highly Successful People. Rating: 8.2/10 (185 votes cast) We have all read about people who are successful briefly.

Top 10 Traits Of Highly Successful People

They win a gold medal, make a fortune, or star in one great movie and then disappear. …These examples do not inspire me! My focus and fascination is with people who seem to do well in many areas of life, and do it over and over through a lifetime. In entertainment, I think of Paul Newman and Bill Cosby. These are the people who inspire me! 1. 100 Ways to Serve Others. I’ve continued to be inspired by people’s 100 lists and you’ve probably seen many that I’ve highlighted in recent resource lists.

100 Ways to Serve Others

Dragos wrote one that triggered me to write another with his excellent post on 100 tips to write huge lists. This list is on my favorite subject and while the length of these lists makes them quite a challenge to make, this particular subject is one I’ve spent a lot of time thinking about and writing goals in so its a great topic for me to tackle in a list. The items were actually fairly easy to come up for me without any research or added web surfing, but the real effort was then in putting a short description or example for each.

Anyway, I’m thrilled to have this list completed and can’t wait to experience and see the results of personally doing every single one on the list. That is the challenge I made for myself and I hope you challenge yourself with some or all of these items as well. 1. 2. 3. 4. 5. 100 Ways to Serve Others. Building Your Dream Company From Home. The age of the virtual company is upon us.

Building Your Dream Company From Home

Future historians may look back and declare that the concept of offices began their slow but inevitable extinction some time around 2011 A.D. Our grandchildren will watch movies like Office Space with a touch of bewilderment—did people really have to sit in front of a desktop computer for eight hours every day? Yes, this is all an exaggeration.

After all, some offices will need to provide a space for face-to-face meetings. But it's hard to argue that the growing popularity of the home-based business model isn't becoming a characteristic of the entrepreneurial mindset. Obviously, the costs of running a business from home is advantageous because it's cheap. It's simple, says Danny Wong, co-founder of Blank Label, a start-up that offers custom men's shirts. Cutting costs early on can be attractive to investors, too. 20 Scam-Free Ways to Make Money Online Fast. Egyptian Healing Rods. As David Hawkins described in is book Power vs Force, mankind evolves from lower Levels of Consciousness toward Enlightenment.

Egyptian Healing Rods

Hawkins catalogues great achievements in science, leadership and literature and shares that those works all vibrate in the high 400s on his scale. He also notes that saints and spiritual classics vibrate in the 500s. Unity consciousness and the healing of duality and conflict become a more permanent state of Being when ones essential vibratory level is above 500 on Hawkins scale. 5 Tips for Running a Part-Time Business. As the saying goes, don't quit your day job.

5 Tips for Running a Part-Time Business

Launching a part-time business can be just as rewarding—and potentially as profitable—as full-time entrepreneurship. It can also reduce many of the financial risks associated with entrepreneurship while you continue to generate income and maintain the benefits from your full-time job. "Chicken entrepreneurship," as Michael Masterson puts it in his book Seven Years to Seven Figures, is becoming an increasingly popular, and feasible, way to start your business. "I think there are thousands and thousands of potential chicken entrepreneurs out there in the world, dreaming of quitting their jobs and starting their own businesses, but afraid to do so," he wrote in a recent article.

Running a part-time business comes with its own set of challenges, so you need to be prepared for the road ahead before launching. Dig Deeper: How Launch Your Dream Company. S Best How-to Guides of 2010, Page 2. Marketing Solutions For Women Who Want It All.