Category Archives: Book Summaries

The EMyth – Michael Gerber

The EMyth
“What every successful entrepreneur knows” graces the top of this book and it certainly has some great lessons about being scalable and running a business. This book has clear operations and ways to get our of the hamster wheel that entrepreneurs get into and shows you how to work on your business, not in it. As I try and become more and more efficient at what I do, I realize I need to eliminate and delegate tasks to others. This can be a tough step, but once you have clearly outlined responsibilities, trimmed unnecessary tasks, you can be confident you are only assigning important tasks. Because the last thing an employee wants to feel, is that what they are doing is meaningless.

The EMyth was recommended to me by someone who joined Broadcast.com when the number of employees was still in the single digits. He stayed with them all the way until after they were acquired. I would say he knows a thing or two about knowing how to create and implement processes for a company to grow and be scalable. Continue reading

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EntreLeadership – Dave Ramsey

EntreLeadershipDave Ramsey is a financial self-help guru who has a radio show and multiple books. He has been doing this for years and his book is packed with lessons about running and growing a business and is a good reference book. A friend of mine lent this to me and I may buy a copy to keep, but I have pulled some of the most important lessons from the book Continue reading

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Last Man Standing – Duff McDonald

LastManStanding
This book was referred to me from a friend. He is in finance, so that explains the pick, but he is one of the smartest and hardest working people I know. He has also well read so he has some great book recommendations.

This book covers Jamie Dimon’s growth from his high school and college years, but it is more about his growth from a cocky fresh face in the finance industry, to a industry titan. There’s lots of great information in here. Even if you do not enjoy finance, you may enjoy this book. It shows how business at the highest levels operates. Also, there is countless lessons about leadership in here as well. Here is the rundown… Continue reading

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How to Stop Worrying and Start Living – Dale Carnegie

Dale Carnegie

This book has stood the test of time. My mother took the Carnegie Course in 1971 and this is one of the books she read, the other one being How to Win Friends and Influence People. By the picture, it’s easy to tell that it has been read time and again.

The book is straight forward and is more than just ways to curb your worry. It has advice that been true since Jesus started teaching and, the part I love, is that Carnegie brings in teachings from all different faiths as well and even atheists. He shows how similar they think when it comes to worry. It is not a tough read by any means, but the reader must look at themselves honestly. Furthermore, it has lessons on being productive, organized, and seeing projects through which are some of the seeds of problems and worry. Continue reading

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