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Tag: book

Book Recommendation: Linchpin by Seth Godin

I’ve never really been star struck. As a sound guy I’ve met many stars, I’ve sat next to Shakira, was fortunate enough to work and hang out with Tom Cochrane, and many others. Until the moment when I had to clip a microphone to Seth Godins tie at a marketing conference about a year ago. Here I was, sharing a quiet moment with the man that had written “The Dip”, “Meatball Sunday” and “Tribes”. I wanted to say something smart, but nothing came out. So I just quietly went about my job.

In this book, Seth Godin has great new insights on how you should be completely and utterly outstanding at your job in your own rights.

Watch this quick book recommendation and hopefully you’ll give this book a shot. Let me know what you think about this book. Maybe we can share some thoughts about it. I almost didn’t read it, because I didn’t really agree with Seth in the beginning.

Book Recommendation: The Total Money Makeover by Dave Ramsey

This is a quick book recommendation for Dave Ramsey’s “The Total Money Makeoever”, a plan for financial fitness. It gives you a very practical plan on how to get out of debt and stay out of debt, and start saving for retirement in dignity.

I lik it a lot, because it is very practical and encouraging, with many testimonies of people who have gotten out of large sums of debt and started saving for retirement, generally within the time span of 5 years.

The plan is simple and very usable, although not always easy to execute, since it requires “gazelle like focus” (as Dave Ramsey calls it) to get out of debt as fast as you can.

Strongly recommended. Even if you are in perfect financial shape, you probably know some people that would benefit from this book.

Please also head over to Dave Ramsey’s website, which gives you lots of tips (and an actual outline of the plan as well).

Normal is Broke, Be Weird! (Dave Ramsey)

Book Recommendation: How to Stop Worrying and Start Living

Today’s Book Recommendation: How to Stop Worrying and Start Living by Dale Carnegie. Excellent book, especially since a lot of people are worried these days. Very practical tips to not worry yourself to death – literally. You can pick a new one up for under $15 at Amazon, or a used one for under $5, or go to your local library and lend it for free.

Book: Getting Things Done

If you are an overachiever like me and need to get things done, you need to read this book which presents a really good method on how to keep on top of things.

“This constant, unproductive preoccupation with all the things we have to do is the single largest consumer of time and energy” – Kerry Gleeson

Book: REWORK

I picked up a book two days ago called “REWORK“. It was more of an impulse buy (although I really try not to do that too often).

David Heinemeyer Hansson inspired me when I saw and heard him on “This Week in Startup” and “The Entrepreneurial Thought Leader Series from Stanford University“. Check out the book, it’s very inspirational.

ASAP IS POISON
UNDERDO THE COMPETITION
MEETINGS ARE TOXIC
FIRE THE WORKAHOLICS / EMULATE DRUG DEALERS ( 😉 at Jason Calacanis )
PICK A FIGHT
PLANNING IS GUESSING
INSPIRATION IS PERISHABLE