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I am finishing up TMF this weekend, and I will read Unscripted this coming week. I am really enjoying soaking up all this information. However, by the end of next week, I will need something else. What are some good books to read right after finishing DeMarco's books?
 

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However, by the end of next week, I will need something else. What are some good books to read right after finishing DeMarco's books?
Serious question. Why do you need another book? You have the building blocks to build a valuable asset, a business that conforms to the CENTS ideal is a powerful thing. It is easy to get sucked into reading for readings sake. It feels like you are being productive but really it is little more than action faking.

Come up with a business idea. Test it for viability. If it is viable build it. If you don't know the steps to build it research them or ask.

Andy wrote a nice piece on that very subject here:

NOTABLE! - What if you already know enough?

You will learn so much more from doing than observing. ;)
 

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Serious question. Why do you need another book? You have the building blocks to build a valuable asset, a business that conforms to the CENTS ideal is a powerful thing. It is easy to get sucked into reading for readings sake. It feels like you are being productive but really it is little more than action faking.

Come up with a business idea. Test it for viability. If it is viable build it. If you don't know the steps to build it research them or ask.

Andy wrote a nice piece on that very subject here:

NOTABLE! - What if you already know enough?

You will learn so much more from doing than observing. ;)
I totally agree that doing is better than reading. Four years of college taught me maybe 10% of what I learned in my first year after graduation. However, I still have to drive, I still have to watch my baby, I still have to lay in bed for a solid 30 minutes before sleeping, and I still have to take my seat on the throne. Rather than browse Reddit or listen to music, I'd like to fill that time with something useful.
 
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I totally agree that doing is better than reading. Four years of college taught me maybe 10% of what I learned in my first year after graduation. However, I still have to drive, I still have to watch my baby, I still have to lay in bed for a solid 30 minutes before sleeping, and I still have to take my seat on the throne. Rather than browse Reddit or listen to music, I'd like to fill that time with something useful.

I hear you. If you don’t know what business niche you will eventually follow I would look towards marketing and sales which will always prove valuable.

Loads of great podcasts available as well as paper/digital or audible books.
 
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I hear you. If you don’t know what business niche you will eventually follow I would look towards marketing and sales which will always prove valuable.

Loads of great podcasts available as well as paper/digital or audible books.
Good thinking. Thanks!
 

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All the classics:

Atlas Shrugged
Lord of the Flies
The Heart of Darkness
The Grimm Fairy Tales
War and Peace
Crime and Punishment
Dune
Starship Troopers
Frankenstein
Pride and Prejudice
The Grapes of Wrath
Uncle Tom's Cabin
The Jungle
The Lord of the Rings
The Chronicles of Narnia
To Kill A Mockingbird
The Great Gatsby
1984
Animal Farm
The Catcher in the Rye
Dracula
Great Expectations
Of Mice and Men
War of the Worlds
Invisible Man
The Count of Monte Cristo(Favorite of mine)
Catch 22
The Odyssey
The Illiad
Charlotte's Web
Farenheit 451
 
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All the classics:

Atlas Shrugged
Lord of the Flies
The Heart of Darkness
The Grimm Fairy Tales
War and Peace
Crime and Punishment
Dune
Starship Troopers
Frankenstein
Pride and Prejudice
The Grapes of Wrath
Uncle Tom's Cabin
The Jungle
The Lord of the Rings
The Chronicles of Narnia
To Kill A Mockingbird
The Great Gatsby
1984
Animal Farm
The Catcher in the Rye
Dracula
Great Expectations
Of Mice and Men
War of the Worlds
Invisible Man
The Count of Monte Cristo(Favorite of mine)
Catch 22
The Odyssey
The Illiad
Charlotte's Web
Farenheit 451
I've read a lot of those, and it's a good list. However, I should have framed my question better. I was seeking recommendations for books related to entrepreneurship and business. As much as I love The Lord of the Rings, I don't think I can glean much information about business organization apart from forming a fellowship to kill a pretty bad dude. :smile:
 

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