Waller News’ business leaders reading list

      1. Rich Dad Poor Dad. By: Robert T. Kiyosaki The late James Yeager put the priorities in the right place: First, mindset. Then tactics, followed by skills, and finally gear.
        For anyone looking at leading a business or organization, they can’t approach problems the way that schools teach students. In Rich Dad, Poor Dad, you’ll learn how to start thinking like a leader and an entrepreneur. Our perspective is that this book should be the foundation from which you start your leadership reading journey.
      2. The 10X Rule: The Only Difference Between Success and Failure. By: Grant Cardone
        Following up on the mindset aspect, Grant Cardone’s signature book, “The 10X Rule” is our follow-up to the keystone Rich Dad mindset. Here you’ll learn about the four real types of human energy and will gain an idea of how much energy and effort you will need to put into a project to make it happen.
      3.  Rich Dad Advisors: Start Your Own Corporation. By: Garrett SuttonHey, lawyers are expensive, right?
        Now imagine paying a legal team to do all the groundwork to set up your business the right way. And putting all your legal liabilities in the safest places.
        Or you can buy this book and get that information in a tangible form (or get the Audible version and you can listen to the advice and strategies from Mr. Sutton himself).
      4. Leadership Strategy and Tactics: Field Manual. By: Jocko Willink
        Now that you have the foundations of a right mindset, and you have your company (or other type of organization) formed in the correct manner, you need to get leadership training. Here we begin with former Navy SEAL Jocko Willink’s second field manual.
        Learning soft skills that were taught with blood and steal during the global war on terrorism, without leaving your armchair is quite the feat.
      5. Rich Dad Advisors: Writing Winning Business Plans: How to Prepare a Business Plan That Investors Will Want to Read – and Invest In. By: Garrett SuttonWhile we see this all the time when a big company becomes a publicly traded company on the stock market, we don’t see the massive filings and analyses that go into taking a company public.
        On the small scale, you need a business plan. But how do you make one? What are the important parts? Who will see it?
        Again, attorney Garrett Sutton gives away the answers in this book.
      6. The Art of War. By: Sun Tzu
        We considered putting Sun Tzu’s classic at the top of this list, but The Art of War transcends more than business and leadership.
        To be frank, The Art of War is a stunning piece that can’t be taken in a literal form. The concepts may require that a young reader without much worldly experience get guidance to more fully understand the book and the many meanings that it conveys.
      7. The Lean Startup: How Today’s Entrepreneurs Use Continuous Innovation to Create Radically Successful Businesses. By: Eric Ries
        How can you build an organization that is flexible and is more than just reactionary to the market?
        The techniques that most people have in mind are outdated and inflexible. Eric Ries’ book on the Lean Startup help you address these problem areas before they become even the smallest bumps in the road to your organization’s path to greatness.
      8. Entreleadership: 20 Years of Practical Business Wisdom from the Trenches. By: Dave Ramsey
        Ever wonder how to operate your business or organization from the size of an acorn to that of a red wood tree?
        Dave Ramsey has been known in the personal finance space for a very long time. But his company has two main rivers of content and strategies: the Financial Peace University (click here to get the book!) and the Entreleadership program. In the Entreleadership book, he takes us readers on a journey of not just taking care of your own money, but in growing a business that matches your ethics and morals while helping make your community a better place.
      9. Never Split the Difference: Negotiating as if Your Life Depended on It. By: Chris Voss
        Ah yes, the art of letting other people have it your way and liking it.
        Chris Voss goes into extreme detail on how to communicate with others over virtually anything and everything. With masterful techniques from Ivy League business schools and boots-on-the-ground insights from FBI negotiations with lives on the line, you’ll learn how to work with and influence others at all levels.
      10. The Personal MBA: Master the Art of Business. By: Josh Kaufman
        In the initial stages of the book, the Personal MBA proves itself by analyzing the disadvantages of earning a Masters in Business Administration degree. Essentially relying upon the argument that the majority students earning a MBA will never financially recover from acquiring said degree, compared to having just earned their otherwise normal paycheck and sitting at a baccalaureate-level position within a company, Kaufman then goes on to explain how to more fully engage with the market with the knowledge and information of a MBA that can be learned from other sources at a much reduced financial burden for the student or person reading his book.
      11. Your Next Five Moves: Master the Art of Business Strategy. By: Patrick Bet-David
        PBD breaks down essential leadership planning techniques with a delightful militaristic aftertaste in “Your next 5 moves”.
        Here’s the moves, and we’ll let you get the book for the full scope of the businessman’s explanations.
        Move 1 – Know yourself.
        Move 2 – Effectively solve problems
        Move 3 – Team building
        Move 4 – Scaling
        Move 5 – Master power plays
      12. Be Obsessed or Be Average. By: Grant Cardone
        For book no. 12, we return to “Uncle G” and his unique style of motivational education — in book form. Cardone expands upon the 10X Rule and refines how to implement it in your life.
      13. War as I knew it. By: Gen. George S. Patton
        Our latest addition to this list is the autobiography of Patton himself.

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