July’s Top 5 Books of the Month
Here are the top 5 books of the month that are a must for your summer reading list. There are books here that make you think, better yourself and help you get what you want in life.
1. Think and Grow Rich by Napoleon Hill
Think and Grow Rich is not your average financial book, it is arguably one of the most important self-help books of all time. Whilst written in the 1930s the principle law that Hill reveals is something that has been withheld from many people for years. Hill was previously a special investigator for a business magazine, who was assigned to interview Andrew Carnegie, who revealed a secret law that helped his success. Hill teaches you how to apply this law to business and your personal life, and imparts wisdom that will give you an edge that will enable your success. A timeless classic that will in no doubt change the way you think for the better.
2. Start by Jon Acuff
Everyone is guilty of getting stuck, whether it’s at work or in social settings. Jon Acuff has mastered the art of getting yourself unstuck in his book Start. Jon explores the two paths in life: average and awesome, and he instructs you on how to get onto the awesome path to success. Whilst there are many self-help books in the market, Start has a unique enthusiasm that comes through the pages and allows you to believe in yourself. Fear has held many back before, but Jon demonstrates how to get over fear and start living. If you are afraid of starting new adventures or are stuck in position that does not allow you to reach your full potential, Start will help ease the anxiety and give you the skills you need to progress further in all your endeavors.
3. The Lean Startup by Eric Ries
Occasionally, we let go of our ideas due to the uncertain nature of their success as many start-ups can fail easily. Eric Ries shows you how to avoid those failures, by using a proven scientific system that helps leverage your creativity and use it more effectively. A mechanic that was inspired by lean manufacturing, it relies on “validated learning” and counter-intuitive practices that help focus on what the customer wants. Instead of decorative business plans that can lose focus, Ries demonstrates the new way of creating your vision through continuous adapting and adjustment. Ries is clear and assertive in The Lean Startup, and paves a clear path for any entrepreneur who is looking for the answers to creating their dream business.
4. Zero to One by Peter Thiel
There are many people who claim to have a new idea that will change the world, but how innovative is it? Peter Thiel in Zero to One explores the world of innovation and challenges its reader to find new ideas in the most unlikely of places. Peter asks you the questions you need to answer when starting a new business, and opens your mind up to new ideas and shows you how to be completely unique in your business endeavours.
5. Rich Dad Poor Dad by Robert Kiyosaki
There is more to money that just buying new things with it, and in Rich Dad, Poor Dad Robert Kayosaki introduces newer, smarter ways to increase cash flow. Robert grew up with two dads, his biological dad who was poor but highly educated, and his dad’s best friend who was substantially richer. From these two distinct viewpoints Robert has learnt the art of increasing cash flow and has an in depth knowledge on finances. It not only explores ways to increase and subsidise your cash flow, but it also shows how to explain finances to children and the value of money. Robert Kayosaki sets you up with the tools you’ll need to make smarter and more efficient financial decisions in your business.