Business books take up a large section of self help and "how to" areas of any bookstore. Investment books would be included in this division of available information. From my viewpoint this is a good thing.
When we do an online search for help with financial questions or ways to begin an entrepreneurial adventure we recognize no shortage of literary efforts to fill this need.
In this page, I'll provide some of the very best choices in an effort to speed up the research process and get you started right away in the direction of your goals. In fact I'll include some business books that are written specifically for the purpose of correctly setting goals and then initiating plans to achieve your expected results.
This anchor page will also link to another tier two page that I consider very important in this quickly changing world. Whether we like it or not, technology is increasing the speed of communications. But it is also changing every marketplace and business entity. That is a double-edged sword.
We're entering one of the largest transfers of wealth in our life time. For too many this ever-changing environment signals an end to the comfortable way we learned things and the established ways that people made a living. This can be a dark, scary hallway that conjures up fears of desperation and uncertainty.
Or it could be a passageway to incredible opportunity. The possibilities for new found success have never been this bright. We do have to pass through that dark hallway to get there. But empowering business books are the light that illuminates that journey.
And as our children's most important teachers, it is up to us to help our next generation look upon this time as a true opportunity for greatness rather than a era of lost hope and missed chances. Under the "Teach Your Children Well" button you'll find postings that will assist you in directly guiding your son or daughter toward the information that will open new doors never available before this new exciting period in history.
And since example is not everything, but really the only thing, it will be up to us to show them rather than just tell them. Along the way, we'll be able to grab the controls of the express train creating our own bullet proof lifestyle that will not be dependent on any federal government "assistance."
I've included quite a few pages under that button as well as this anchor on important subjects related to new found opportunity. The page directory will list them all.
The "how to do it part" is very important. Everyone wants the nuts and bolts. When I started building this web site, I immersed myself in the details of HTML and uploading graphics. I read about search engine optimization and niche value. So much of it was completely new to me and quite frankly seemed overwhelming.
It took so much time to learn how to do simple things. Well, simple at least for those who have already done it. Not so much for those of us who were doing it for the first time. Such is the conflict mentioned above about whether we see a dark, scary hallway or a passageway to new opportunity.
Striking out on new concepts always requires new skills, but a more important prerequisite is a firm grasp on timeless steps that insure success and push us past doubts and paralysis by analysis. When we get confused, we tend to put off that next step.
Brian Tracy is a master at teaching very effective methods of breaking through procrastination. I like his books for a couple reasons.
* He gets right to the source of the problem and he solves it.
* The books are short.
I would highly recommend these two books to break through procrastination.
* "Eat That Frog"
* "21 Success Secrets of Self Made Millionaires"
My melancholy personality wants the answers. Sanguines like the stories. As a side note, understanding personalities is a huge benefit in this changing world. Many people mistakenly think this isn't necessary. Such thinking will hold you back. Another great foundational business book is "Personality Plus" by Florence Littauer.
Two books by the master of goal setting, Stephen Covey, are essential to building a great foundation.
* The 7 Habits of Highly Effective People" is very simply the finest goal setting book ever written.
* The 8th Habit" is a tremendous business book that teaches advanced leadership skills. Even if all you want is better parenting skills, you'll find them in this amazing literary effort.
In the page directory under the subheadings of personal development, teaching our children well and business and investing you'll find more about goal setting along with our next important section.
I believe the lack of education involving financial literacy is the primary driver of the entitlement mentality that is holding back the economic growth around the world. As we abdicate our own responsibility for making positive things happen and rely on a central government to "take care of us" we in turn give up more and more personal liberty.
And as the next generation sees this pattern, they accept it as another inevitable reality. The macroeconomics of world economies are changing. Those who seek out financial literacy will have a huge advantage. Those who hold out for the ways it used to be will be in a tough spot.
Some great business books to aid your knowledge input to propel you into that advantageous group would include:
* How An Economy Grows and Why It Crashes" by Peter and Andrew Schiff. This book is a truly enlightening effort to explain the very basics of economic growth. The authors use illustrations and a story to get across their message. There is a great history lesson included. This book should be part of every high school curriculum.
Peter Schiff has written some other books that challenge the public stances of central banks and federal governments. He takes a unique position on deflation vs. inflation. Central government's biggest fear is a deflationary period. I think a greater danger would be their reactions to such a climate. As they felt the need to "do something", they could easily trigger an unstoppable reversal leading to nations revisiting the reichsmark era.
* Rich Dad Poor Dad" by Robert Kiyosaki is a must read for anyone seeking to take advantage of the opportunity in front of them. This classic business book can help everyone understand how money works and how to make it work for us.
* A very specific business book that I would suggest is "Sales Dogs" by Blair Singer. This is a great follow up to "Personality Plus" Understanding yourself and others will be critical in this new age world economy.
There are even more great sources of excellent instruction provided in the list of classic books, found in the left margin of every page at books-empower.com. I also recommend other excellent business and investing books within the specific pages listed in the page directory.
As I mentioned above, we have in front of us a tremendous opportunity. We have a worldwide vehicle that offers a chance to secure our future from a financial standpoint. It will take work. In some ways the level of competition is greater. The internet opens doors to people of nearly any nation to seize the opportunity and make life changing decisions.
Amazing business books are available to download and immediately soak in the value. Books on investing can unleash potential never seen before.
In another way, the course of this worldwide economy will actually eliminate some competition. Sadly, too many people will reject out of hand the chance to take control of their own destiny and legacy. They will settle for the supposed safety and security of government "entitlements to take care of them."
A most fundamental example of the lack of financial literacy in our schools is that of failure to teach relevant math. When the numbers of working people decline and the numbers of subsidy dependent people increase, the dollars can not add up.
Adding additional taxes only goes so far, for so long. Eventually the system collapses into some form of chaos. It could be a reset through deflation and depression. That would be the least dangerous scenario.
But it doesn't have to be that way. We have the tools. It is incumbent upon us to be the example. We can grab the knowledge from these great business books.
We can pass that knowledge down to our children. We can create a groundswell of personal responsibility, entrepreneurial initiative, and empowered financial acumen to drive our nations to unparalleled growth and prosperity.
It's either a dark, scary hallway or a pathway to a bright, exciting future. Please let these business books and the postings within the page directory illuminate your course.