Over the years I’ve read countless books on topics such as entrepreneurship, business development, investing, personal growth and psychology.

As a way to solidify what I’ve learned, I created a set of video book reviews. Hopefully my reviews will help you decide whether a book is worth your consideration. 

If you like what you see please consider subscribing to my YouTube channel. 

The Intelligent Investor

Benjamin Graham’s masterwork on the art of investing. I absolutely love this book. Over the years I’ve both read and listened to it over 20 times.

More important than “Buy this type of security”, Graham teaches you how to think rationally. This helps you to avoid common investor mistakes.

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How To Read a Financial Report

When investing in individual companies, being able to make sense of their regular financial statements is a critical skill. Through real world examples and analogies, John and Tage Tracy does an excellent job covering the topic.

 

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Think and Grow Rich

Napolean Hill’s Think and Grow Rich is still one of the best selling self-improvement books over 80 years since it’s initial publishing. It is required reading for anyone serious about living a life of fulfillment and accomplishment. I have 2 physical copies of this book and keep and keep the audiobook version on my phone. It’s that good.

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Managing Oneself

Peter F. Drucker provides quick insights into how one learns and the importance of not being intellectually ignorant. It’s a great read.  Very concise.

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Where Good Ideas Come From

Steven Johnson’s book describing the unusual environment from which good ideas originate.  

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Leaders Eat Last

Want to improve in your leadership for more effective results both now and in the future?  Read “Leaders Eat Last” by Simon Sinek.

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Total Recall: My Unbelievably True Life Story

Arnold Schwarzenegger is an amazing character. Reveals all in his autobiography Total Recall. One of my favorite autobiographies. He’s truly the personification of an immigrant dreaming big and living the American dream.

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Quick Book Review: The Millionaire Real Estate Agent

Interested in learning about the mindset and models used by millionaire real estate agents?  Read the “The Millionaire Real Estate Agent” by Gary Keller. He’s the “Keller” in the Keller / Williams real estate empire.

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Influence: The Psychology of Persuasion

Do you understand how your mind works at a deep level? Ever wonder why you buy things you may not have intended to? Read “Influence” by Robert B. Cialdini. I got turned onto this one after reading Charlie Munger’s almanac.

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The Complete Investor

Learn from one of the best investors of all time; Charlie Munger. The components that make someone a great investor isn’t what you might think. Tren Griffin has done an amazing job with this book.

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Grinding It Out: The Making of McDonalds

Ever wonder how McDonalds came to be? Read Ray Kroc’s story of how he built McDonalds from a single location to one of the biggest brands in the world. 

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Contagious: Why Things Catch On

Great advice on how to help your product or idea go viral. In his book, Jonah Berger outlines the 6 key STEPPS that the best products and ideas have in common. 

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Financial Shenanigans: How to Detect Accounting Gimmicks & Fraud in Financial Reports

Great advice on how to help your product or idea go viral. In his book, Jonah Berger outlines the 6 key STEPPS that the best products and ideas have in common. 

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Do The Work

Stay Primitive, Trust the Soup, Swing for the Fences.  Interested in learning more? Take 2 hours and read “Do The Work” by Steven Pressfield. Definitely time well spent.

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The Decision Book: 50 Models for Strategic Thinking

Want to make better decisions? Michael Krogerus and Roman Tschäppeler have assembled the best 50 models for making better decisions.

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The Black Swan: The Impact of the Highly Improbable

Rare, Extremely Impactful, and Retrospectively Predictable – Nassim Taleb explains the significance of “Black Swan” events and their impact on life and our thinking. This book is easily in my top 10.

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What I Learned Losing A Million Dollars

Lessons learned from losing 1.6 million dollars in the market. Often the best way to win is to simply not lose. – by Jim Paul and Brendan Moynihan.

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How to Win at the Sport of Business 

Nuggets and words of wisdom on how to succeed in business by Mark Cuban; Shark Tank host, HDNet, Broadcast.com and owner of the Dallas Mavericks.

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Get Rich With Dividends 

Marc Lichtenfeld presents his “10-11-12” system for building wealth using dividend-paying stocks. Foreign stocks, taxes, and financial report analysis are also discussed.

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The Gone Fishing Porfolio

Alex Green’s work on building an excellent low-effort portfolio is excellent. Perfect for someone looking for a step-by-step investing guide. Chapters 12 and 13 do a great job covering investor psychology and how to set realistic expectations.

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