books worth your time: recommended reading list (august 2022)

books worth your time: recommended reading list (august 2022)
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The fundamentals of accumulating extraordinary riches will never change. And when you master these core principles and align your actions with them consistently, financial success and freedom become inevitable. If you’re looking for timeless secrets for building lasting wealth and prosperity to implement in your everyday life, then I have something special for you.

I’m happy, excited, and grateful to bring to you my second book in the Snapshorts series: The Richest Man in Babylon: Main Ideas & Key Takeaways

The Richest Man in Babylon, written by George S. Clason, is a compilation of pamphlets providing financial advice that were distributed by banks and insurance companies in the 1920s. The book, termed as an essential guide to financial understanding, presents timeless principles for managing money, increasing wealth, and protecting assets in the form of rules and guidelines such as “Seven Cures For a Lean Purse” (how to acquire wealth) and “The Five Laws of Gold” (how to preserve and grow wealth).

Set in the ancient city of Babylon, this book is an inspiring collection of stories about merchants and tradesmen who struggle with financial obstacles and setbacks, and eventually overcome them to live happier, fuller lives. Through these anecdotes, Clason teaches the key tenets of financial success that will put anyone, no matter their life circumstances, on the road to riches.

In this Snapshort, you’ll learn how to:

  • Employ ancient wisdom to tackle money problems of the modern world
  • Grow and preserve your personal wealth
  • Master the fundamental principles of money management and investing

Get your copy from your favorite store here:

Now, let’s get into some book recommendations for this quarter:

Profit First

by Mike Michalowicz

Mike Michalowicz offers a simple, counterintuitive cash management solution that will help small businesses break out of the doom spiral and achieve instant profitability.

Conventional accounting uses the logical (albeit, flawed) formula: Sales - Expenses = Profit. The problem is, businesses are run by humans, and humans aren't always logical. Serial entrepreneur Mike Michalowicz has developed a behavioral approach to accounting to flip the formula: Sales - Profit = Expenses. Just as the most effective weight loss strategy is to limit portions by using smaller plates, Michalowicz shows that by taking profit first and apportioning only what remains for expenses, entrepreneurs will transform their businesses from cash-eating monsters to profitable cash cows.

Marketing Made Simple

by Donald Miller and J. J. Peterson

This guide from New York Times bestselling author Donald Miller, is a must-have for any marketing professional or small business owner who wants grow their business. It will teach you how to create and implement a sales funnel that will increase traffic and drive sales.

Every day, your company is losing sales simply because you do not have a clear path to attract new customers. You’re not alone.

Based on proven principles from Building a StoryBrand, this 5-part checklist is the ultimate resource for marketing professionals and business owners as they cultivate a sales funnel that flows across key customer touchpoints to effectively develop, strengthen, and communicate their brand’s story to the marketplace.


by Dave Ramsey

From the New York Times bestselling author of The Total Money Makeover and radio and podcast host Dave Ramsey comes an informative guide based on how he grew a successful, multimillion dollar company from a card table in his living room.

Your company is only as strong as your leaders. These are the men and women doing battle daily beneath the banner that is your brand. Are they courageous or indecisive? Are they serving a motivated team or managing employees? Are they valued?

Your team will never grow beyond you, so here’s another question to consider—are you growing? Whether you’re sitting at the CEO’s desk, the middle manager’s cubicle, or a card table in your living-room-based start-up, EntreLeadership provides the practical, step-by-step guidance to grow your business where you want it to go.

Letters From a Stoic

by Lucius Annaeus Seneca

For several years of his turbulent life, Seneca was the guiding hand of the Roman Empire. His inspired reasoning derived mainly from the Stoic principles, which had originally been developed some centuries earlier in Athens. This selection of Seneca's letters shows him upholding the austere ethical ideals of Stoicism—the wisdom of the self-possessed person immune to overmastering emotions and life’s setbacks—while valuing friendship and the courage of ordinary men, and criticizing the harsh treatment  of slaves and the cruelties in the gladiatorial arena. The humanity and wit revealed in Seneca’s interpretation of Stoicism is a moving and inspiring declaration of the dignity of the individual mind.

The Magic of Thinking Big

by David J. Schwartz

Millions of readers around the world have improved their lives through the timeless advice David Schwartz offers in The Magic of Thinking Big. In this bestselling guide, Schwartz proves you don’t need innate talent to become successful, but you do need to understand the habit of thinking and behaving in ways that will get you there.

Filled with easy-to-understand advice, this book will put you on the road to changing the way you think, helping you work better, manage smarter, earn more money, achieve your goals, and most importantly, live a fuller, happier life.