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VOTE NOW! Book #4: Vote for Next Book Discussion!

Forum Book Discussion, Next Book to Read?!

  • Man's Search for Meaning, Victor Frankl

    Votes: 28 14.2%
  • Influence: Psychology of Persuasion, by Cialdini

    Votes: 41 20.8%
  • Trust Me I'm Lying, Ryan Holiday

    Votes: 16 8.1%
  • The One Thing, Gary Keller

    Votes: 17 8.6%
  • Abundance: The Future Is Better than You Think, Peter Diamandis

    Votes: 28 14.2%
  • The Power of Habit, Charles Duhigg

    Votes: 20 10.2%
  • Ultimate Sales Machine, Holmes

    Votes: 15 7.6%
  • Never Split The Difference, Chris Voss

    Votes: 32 16.2%

  • Total voters
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LuckyPup

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I loved Trust Me, I'm Lying. A must read for anyone in the media/marketing/blog industry.

Never realized that he was the author of Perennial Seller. Will have to check it out.
I totally agree. Trust Me, I'm Lying provided so much insight into the industry - it was a seminal work for me. I love his books on Stoicism, but TMIL was a real eye-opener.
 

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Thank you for the fast lane wisdom! You saved me a lot of time and energy. I was going to read the book, however you influenced me not to. Where can I find the summary of the book?
 

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I'll go with How to get rich by Felix Dennis. As soon as I can find the poll [emoji853]. Is it possible Tapatalk doesn't show it?

(To get more work done I only read the forum during "relax time" on my phone using tapatalk and never in my office on my PC when working on my business.)
 

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I've read Cialdini (both books), The One Thing, and Never Split the Difference. I read Man's Search for Meaning with my daughter when she read that for a Univ class. All four are fantastic.
I did read the Power of Habit (yawn) and think it's too close on the heels of Atomic Habits. So I'm going to vote for a book I haven't read yet:
Abundance: The Future Is Better than You Think, Peter Diamandis

I think it's too late, but I have on my list Finish by Jon Acuff (and, I guess, Start by the same author...I'm good at starting but not so much at finishing)

And I recently finished Don't Bullshit Yourself by Jon Taffer and Breaking the Habit of Being Yourself by Dr. Joe Dispenza (which made me want to reread What the Bleep do We Know). Both were very good.

Also, any of the books by Mike Michalowicz are highly recommended.
 

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Breaking the Habit of Being Yourself by Dr. Joe Dispenza (which made me want to reread What the Bleep do We Know). Both were very good.
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I have just started reading - Breaking the Habit of Being Yourself by Dr. Joe Dispenza.

The second of 3 book I will study this year - the first is TMF!
 

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Can we really be static?

Some values hold true..but our only real value is that we apply and evolve to make our consumers happy throughout...
 

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Poll closes in 2 days, looks like a book as old as TMF is going to win.
 

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Poll closes in 2 days, looks like a book as old as TMF is going to win.
A quality product will stand the test of time, but I don’t need to tell you that. ;)
 

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Bump, new poll -- next book discussion! VOTE!
 

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Last month I said:

I went for Never Split the Difference.

Holmes' Ultimate Sales Machine would I think be the next runner up for the most interesting (certainly most actionable) thing on the list. Maybe next time.
I'm sticking with that. Vote went to Holmes for cosmic balance.
 

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VOTE NOW!

Please post your nominations for the next book discussion.

Perhaps we can read something not so mainstream...

LIKE any book to upvote the nomination!
Traction. Gabriel Weinberg.
Ties in nicely with MJ's thread about if CENTS is causing failure to take action as well as lots of other good stuff.
 

DonTriumph

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The Warrior Ethos for a non-business related book: https://www.amazon.com/dp/193689100X/?tag=tff-amazonparser-20

All about ancient warriors and the psychology behind going to war/coming back from war. In a nutshell: it was your duty and you're not special for doing it, so get back to work.



Business-related: Quench your own thirst: https://www.amazon.com/dp/125013501X/?tag=tff-amazonparser-20

The story of Sam Adams beer and being customer-centric as opposed to profit-centric.

I'd like to look at The Warrior Ethos. Seems interesting!

Quench Your Own Thirst sounds interesting, too, but I'll go first with the Warrior Ethos!
 

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Influence. I don't know how many times I've started it and read halfway before something else comes up and I restart it again. Ready to finish it.
 

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Voted for Abundance just because I'm tired of negativity and people thinking that the world sucks and is about to end.
 

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The 12 week year by Brian. P. Moran. Heard great things about it and am planning on reading it and when useful implenting this strategy in my next business endeavor.
 

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Anyone here who already read - How to get rich by Felix Dennis. Just curious to know what’s the difference between this book and TMFL. I think MJ has already decoded this mystery in his books. After reading TMFL and UNSCRIPTED I have never felt the need to read another book about financial wisdom. May be I am wrong.

Read and find out.
 

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It was a hard choice between never split the difference and trust me I'm lying. Were Pre-suasion by Cialdini there, I would've gone for that.
 

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Voted for Abundance just because I'm tired of negativity and people thinking that the world sucks and is about to end.
His take on cell phones leads down a very interesting path. Lots of third world countries are building stable consumer economies without having to go through the presumed requirement of an industrial base (via microtransactions and banking)

Also if you sit and think about it, that little gadget in your pocket has like 20 or 30k dollars worth of stuff inside it by 1980's first world standards, an entire encyclopedia, an entire library on every subject (thats really incalcuble value right there) , gps, barometer, clock, phone , flashlight, camera etc

If you go look at a radioshack ad from the 1980's and then adjust for inflation and then realize these things are all over the world (and in the pockets of people in villages with no plumbing) its definitely an optimism boost.
 
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I would like to have a less well known book win.
Every book that did win till now I already read and the leading book in the poll I also have read before. :/
 

Frank H.

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That is an interesting perspective on cell-phones. That gadget was worth ~30k less than a generation ago. I'm putting that in my back pocket for the next time my grandparents tell me to put it away lol.

Also, there are a lot of good books to choose from. Perhaps we should do rank-choice voting for the next month. I keep seeing one book getting a lot of votes, however, it never gets first place.
 

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Somehow I missed the bus - what are we saying the book for April is?
 

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Somehow I missed the bus - what are we saying the book for April is?
It's going to be Influence most likely, so I'm going to go ahead and begin reading it tonight.
 

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Thread closed until next round of voting!

Influence is the winner this month!
 

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NEXT MONTH we will take a BREAK from all MAINSTREAM books.

All the selections in the voting next month will be relatively UNKNOWN books.

The following month we can return to more notable/known books, like some of the ones in 2nd and 3rd place here.
 
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