Jacob's Bookshelf: Business Owner

The Personal MBA: Master the Art of Business
really liked it
I am impressed with the idea and premise of this book. If you can finish the first chapter and maintain any respect for the academic institution you are a stronger person than I. More importantly I do think that the book does a great j…
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The Lean Startup: How Today's Entrepreneurs Use Continuous Innovation to Create Radically Successful Businesses
really liked it
This book is NOT limited to the narrow idea that Entrepreneurs are all business owners who startup something from scratch. Instead the terms entrepreneur and startup are used by the author to describe people and endeavors designed to inn…
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How The Mighty Fall: And Why Some Companies Never Give In
it was amazing
The author does it again with this great study about companies that fall from great to nothing. The hard facts compare similar companies that in similar circumstances either prospered or fell from icon to embarrassment. Jim Collins outli…
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Good to Great: Why Some Companies Make the Leap... and Others Don't
it was amazing
I was very impressed by this book. The principles taught in this book have application in all parts of my life even outside of business. I love it and I will read it again and again.
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Built to Last: Successful Habits of Visionary Companies
it was amazing
Great book. Understand the key factors that visionary companies put into place to become American icons.
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The E-Myth Revisited: Why Most Small Businesses Don't Work and What to Do About It
it was amazing
This book is the first book I would recommend to anyone trying to build their own business. Absolutely awesome!
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The Speed of Trust: The One Thing that Changes Everything
it was amazing
This phenomenal book has been out less than a year but I thought it just as good if not a better read than 7 Habits written by his father. This book so perfectly describes trust, breaks it down and shows how relevant it is in business, h…
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Raving Fans: A Revolutionary Approach to Customer Service
it was amazing
This is a very quick and short read like all of his books. One of my very favorites. I read it a year ago and I still find myself quoting it.
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Start with Why: How Great Leaders Inspire Everyone to Take Action
it was amazing
In June of this year I read Start With Why by Simon Sinek as part of my online business book group. It has been awhile since I read a book that drove so many actions in my life. My approach has been better aligned with my values and I'm …
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The Fred Factor: How passion in your work and life can turn the ordinary into the extraordinary
really liked it
I enjoyed this short book about high performance and meaning. The author makes the case that anyone can excel and what they do. This story is told around a postal worker named Fred who makes it a point to be the best postal worker in the…
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The 21 Irrefutable Laws of Leadership: Follow Them and People Will Follow You
it was amazing
Very easy to understand and get through. You must read this book. The lifelong lessons will apply to every aspect of your life not just leadership at the office.
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