Best Money Making Books I’ve Read This Year

I’ve read about a book a week this year, although I do most of my reading when I travel.

This week, I’m up at the beach and trying to get through a few books in 6 days…I’ll be completely Internet free, so I should be able to get through a lot.

Here are the best books I’ve read this year…some are old, some are new, some aren’t exactly business books, but they all have a purpose…

So here we go…in order of importance:

1) Man’s Search for Meaning – Victor Frankl

Just a book every one should read for a variety of reasons.

2) Ruthless Management of People & Profits – Dan Kennedy

How to take control of your time. The solutions are simple, but will you follow through?

3) How to Get Rich – Felix Dennis

Not for people who are happy to make 6 figures, this is a little more hardcore. There’s one lesson in there that is now guiding every thing I do.

4) No BS Marketing to the Affluent – Dan Kennedy

One of my favorite DK books.

5) Richard Branson’s Autobiography – Richard Branson

Really interesting…hard to believe the life this guy has had…some important business lessons in here just like in Dennis’ book.

6) All Marketers Are Liars – Seth Godin

If you don’t believe what I have to say about the importance of stories, this book will convince you.

7) The Dip – Seth Godin

Good for more than just marketing…for every thing you do.

8) The Official Get Rich Guide to Information Marketing – Kennedy

Not bad. Better info in if you ask me…at least for making money on the Internet.

9) How to Make Millions with Your Ideas – Dan Kennedy


10) Winning Through Intimidation – Robert Ringer

Old, but good mindset and preparation info.

11) Nike – Katz

More entertaining than anything…and it was written in 93-ish, so funny to see how the author’s predictions came true or not.

12) Billion Dollar Marketing Secrets – Ted Nicholas

Not bad. Worth it for his 21 daily affirmations and infectious attitude.

13) Make it Big – Frank McKinney

Worth it for his 49 principles of success. I review one of these and one of Nicholas’ daily affirmations each morning.

14) Eat that Frog – Tracy

Helps you get things done.

15)Action: Nothing Happens Until Something Moves – Ringer

16) Secrets of the Written Word – Sugarman

17) Vagabonding – Rolf Potts

18)Direct from Dell – Michael Dell

19) Rules For Renegades – Christine Comaford-Lynch

20) Screw It, Let’s Do It – Richard Branson

This is just a synopsis of his autobiography.

21) The Time is Now, The Person is You – Nido Qubein

22) Occupation Skateboarder – Tony Hawk

23) Simpleology – Mark Joyner

24) Small Giants

25) Mobs – Howard Rheingold

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Craig Ballantyne, CSCS, MS
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July 6, 2008

Kurt Lee Hurley @ 8:07 pm

Craig… I agree, have read most of the same material and encourage you to keep reading! It is truly the fundamental pathway to success!!! Kurt Lee Hurley

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