Books of note

From: Les .

G'day all,

Synth Boy said it - let's compile a list of books that have been beneficial to us (perhaps with a brief synopsis of each?)

Here's my "Top Five"

Richest Man in Babylon (George Clason) - the basics of life and security, written back in time.

Rich Dad, Poor Dad (Robert Kiyosaki) - my personal "wake-up call" - an easy read that cranks up the brain cells.

Think and Grow Rich (Napolean Hill) - another classic - persistence is the key.

Building Wealth through Investment Property (Jan Somers) - the "nuts and bolts" of property investment written especially for Australians.

Building Wealth, Story By Story - (Jan Somers) - 101 stories of investors, successful and unsuccessful, in an easy-to-read format.

And one that I got from the Library (and still want to buy my own copy if anyone can point me to one), is written by Alan Falkson - the title was something like "How to Invest in Real Estate on a Budget" or "How to Invest in Real Estate Using Other Peoples' Money". A Perth author, set in early '90's - has some unusual (but very successful) ideas for wealth creation.

Yeah, I know that was 6 - but, as Warren Buffett says "There are 3 kinds of people in the world - those that can count, and those that can't...." ;^)



- "Eschew Obfuscation" - ;^)
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From: Les .

Doh!!! Used "Post" from Synth Boy's request (after opening Apprentice Millionaire forum) - and up this came in the wrong forum.

However, in trying to put things right, I noted that I CAN'T post to the A-M forum anyway - so, un-DOH ....

Either Mike or Ian will need to move this, or perhaps have Ian "unlock" the A-M forum to allow members to post. I like the idea of a "Books" posting separate from the PI forum, so the A-M forum would be ideal.

How's about it, Ian? Can we, huh? Huh? OK then, PLEASE, can we? ;^)



- "Eschew Obfuscation" - ;^)
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From: The Wife

I double endorse all of Les's picks, and I would like to add some personal favorites as well.

First authors.
- Anything by : Hans Jakobi
: Cyndi Kaplan
: Robyn Henderson
: Alan Pease
: Edward De Bono
: Jonar C Nader
: John Burley
: Zig Zigler
: Noel Whittaker
: Brad Sugars
: Nicholas Humphrey
: Me :eek:)

My alltime favourite is,

: "Thick Face Black Heart" by Chin Ning Chu

People I WISH would write a book, and again just of the top of my head,cause I am sure I am going to miss someone, and relating to this forum alone, are;

: Gee Cee ( There is SO much in that head of yours you GOTTA share it)

: Michael Croft( There is SO much in that head of yours you GOTTA share it)

: Michele B( you HAVE to write a book, Can I suggest a title, "How to buy property, like a lady")

: Rolf Latham( Come on, you could write a book as thick as a bible, "life and times of a broker"?)

: Nella Zagoridis ( Title "Living with Paul Zagoridis" seriously Nella how do you do it??)

: Steve McKnight/Dave Bradley ( does anyone know if they have a book out yet?)

: There are so many others that I cant think of right now, I am going to kick myself for not mentioning them, but I think there are so many on this forum with a wealth of information/inspiration, I hope you all get to write it down, and share it with the world.


~Life is a daring adventure, or nothing at all~
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From: Michele B

Here are the best business related books I've read in the last couple of months:

* The Power of Profit - Max Rowe
* Don't go into small business without reading this book - John Counsel
* 3 steps to yes - Gene Bedell
* How entrepreneurs grow rich starting small - Goldfinger
* What rich people know & desperately want to keep a secret - Brian Sher

Also like Brad Sugars and am madly pursuing Robert Allen atm.

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From: Synth Boy

Heh !

I'll add what I have got :

"Seven Steps to Wealth" by John Fitzgerald. Its by an aussie and its up to date.

"Who Moved My Cheese" by Dr Spencer Johnson. A bit of "mind of matter" here...but a good read.

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From: Sergey Golovin

Rich Dad's Guide to Investing - Robert Kiyosaki.
Family Trust - N Renton.
Confession Of Real Estate Agent - Terry Ryder.

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From: Robert Forward

My choices are

Richard Branson: Losing My Virginity
Allan Pease: Body Language
Herb Cohen: You can negotiate anything


The Sydney "Freestylers" Group Leader.
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From: Chris Legg

Investing in Real Estate on a Budget
Alan J Falkson
Elephas Books
2/18 Mooney Street
WA 6053
in association with
The Firs
P O Box 209
WA 6019

from the flyleaf of my 1994 revised and reprinted edition

ISBN 1 875273 13 1

telephone then 09 370 1461
fax 09 341 8952

Lifes a beach at Caves
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From: Jeremy Laws

Herb Cohen wouldn't be Jewish would he? Synagogues must be the Universities of Wealth Creation and Haggling:)
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From: Sergey Golovin

I have to say I did no read them but always wanted to buy'm.

Allan Staines - How to be a Successful Owner Builder & Renovator

Carol Staines - A Practical Guide to Interior Decorating

Allan Staines - The Australian House Building Manual

Allan Staines - The Australian Renovator's Manual

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