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It's Not How Good You Are, It's How Good You Want to Be - Paul Arden

Book of the week! #137

It's Not How Good You Are, It's How Good You Want to Be is a handbook of how to succeed in the world - a pocket 'bible' for the talented and timid to make the unthinkable thinkable and the impossible possible. The world's top advertising guru, Paul Arden, offers up his wisdom on issues as diverse as problem solving, responding to a brief, communicating, playing your cards right, making mistakes and creativity, all notions that can be applied to aspects of modern life. This book provides a unique insight into the world of advertising and is a quirky compilation of quotes, facts, pictures, wit and wisdom, packed into easy-to-digest, bite-sized spreads. If you want to succeed in life or business, this is a must!

Paul Arden began his career in advertising at the age of 16. For 14 years he was Executive Creative Director at Saatchi and Saatchi, where he was responsible for some of Britain's best known campaigns including British Airways, Silk Cut, Anchor Butter, InterCity and Fuji. His famous slogans include 'The Car in front is a Toyota' and 'The Independent - It is - Are You?'. In 1993 he set up the London-based production company Arden Sutherland-Dodd where he is now a commercials director for clients such as BT, BMW, Ford, Nestle and Levis.


Reboot - Jerry Colonna

Book of the week! #136
Som leder vil du unngåelig nå et punkt når du spør deg selv: "Gjør jeg dette riktig?" Omsluttet av tvil og angst, vil du se deg om på en hardhodet bedriftsverden og lure på om du kan holde på som om du har full kontroll.

Omstart lover å hjelpe deg med å finne føttene igjen, gjennom prosessen med radikal selvutredning. I stedet for de raske tipsene og ledelsesstrategiene som så mange lederbøker gir, viser Reboot deg hvordan du kan se dypt inn i deg selv og stille de grunnleggende spørsmålene. Hva har formet deg som menneske? Hvorfor er du irrasjonell noen ganger? Hvordan oppfører du deg i krisetider?

Det er bare ved å håndtere disse essensielle spørsmålene du kan vokse som menneske og leder. Og det er bare på denne måten vi kan tenke nytt og definere tilnærmingen til ledelse på nytt, og skape en mindre giftig, mer tilgivende arbeidsplass.

Range - David Epstein

Book of the week! #135
I denne boka viser David Epstein deg at måten å lykkes på er ved å ta et stort utvalg, få en bredde av opplevelser, ta omveier, eksperimentere nådeløst, sjonglere mange interesser - med andre ord ved å utvikle rekkevidde.

Epstein studerer verdens mest suksessrike idrettsutøvere, artister, musikere, oppfinnere og forskere, og demonstrerer hvorfor innen de fleste felt - spesielt de som er sammensatte og uforutsigbare - generalister, ikke spesialister, er opptatt av å utmerke seg. Uansett hva du gjør, hvor du er i livet, om du er lærer, student, vitenskapsmann, forretningsanalytiker, foreldre, jobbjeger, pensjonist, vil du se verden annerledes etter at du har lest Range. Du vil forstå bedre hvordan vi løser problemer, hvordan vi lærer og hvordan vi lykkes. Du vil se hvorfor det å mislykkes med en test er den beste måten å lære, og hvorfor hyppige avganger ender med de mest oppfylle karrierer.

Når eksperter siloer seg videre mens datamaskiner mestrer mer av ferdighetene når de en gang er reservert for veldig fokuserte mennesker, viser Range hvordan mennesker som tenker bredt og omfavner forskjellige opplevelser og perspektiver i økende grad vil trives og hvorfor spre kunnskap over flere domener er nøkkelen til suksessen din, og hvordan du oppnår det.

Hvem skal bygge landet? - Jonas bals

Book of the week! #134

Norge er blitt bygget på solide håndverkstradisjoner, gode fagutdanninger og en grunnleggende tillit til folks faglighet. Det gjelder tømrerne, betongarbeiderne og murerne som reiser byggene, men også pedagogene, transportarbeiderne, renholderne, helsearbeiderne, industriarbeiderne og de mange andre som hver dag får Norge til å gå rundt. I mange andre land er dette arbeid som utføres av ufaglærte til en dårlig lønn. I Norge har vi valgt en annen vei, med et godt arbeidsliv, kompetanse og anstendige lønninger for alle.

I mange bransjer har sosial dumping, lavlønnskonkurranse og lavere krav til faglighet de siste årene gjort arbeidslivet mer utrygt. En av de bransjene der det har gått raskest og galest, er byggebransjen. Jonas Bals har selv vært vitne til denne utviklingen på nært hold. Først som maler og fagforeningsaktivist, siden som omreisende organisasjonsarbeider og ombud for østeuropeiske arbeidere i Oslo Bygningsarbeiderforening.

I denne boka trekker han linjene tilbake til sitt første møte med faget på 1990-tallet, og viser hvordan bransjen har gått fra rølp til sosial dumping, og fra sosial dumping til organisert arbeidslivskriminalitet. Fra en situasjon der de organiserte og seriøse satte standarden, til en virkelighet der de kriminelle stadig oftere vinner konkurransen.

Bals trekker linjene til land som Storbritannia og USA, der dette har blitt den nye normalsituasjonen i store deler av arbeidslivet. ­­Han peker på politikere som systematisk har manglet viljen og evnen til å møte utfordringene, både i Europa og i Norge. Gjennom samtaler med arbeidere, tillitsvalgte, politifolk, forskere og andre viser han hvordan mistillit, utrygghet og manglende faglighet er blitt en utfordring, og hvordan nye kontroll- og ledelseskulturer hentes inn nettopp fra de landene der arbeidslivet er ødelagt og fagbevegelsen blitt knust.

I det norske samfunnet finnes det fremdeles krefter som er sterke nok til å snu denne utviklingen – dersom vi handler nå.


The infinite game - Simon Sinek

Book of the week! #133

Hvordan vinner vi et spill som ikke har noen slutt? Endelige spill, som fotball eller sjakk, har kjente spillere, faste regler og et klart endepunkt. Vinnerne og taperne identifiseres enkelt. Uendelige spill, spill uten mål, som forretning eller politikk, eller livet i seg selv, har spillere som kommer og går. Reglene for et uendelig spill kan endres mens uendelige spill ikke har et definert sluttpunkt. Det er ingen vinnere eller tapere - bare foran og bak.

Spørsmålet er, hvordan spiller vi for å lykkes i spillet vi er i?

I denne avslørende nye boken tilbyr Simon Sinek en ramme for å lede med et uendelig tankesett. På den ene siden kan ingen av oss motstå de flyktige spenningene ved en opptjent opprykk eller vunnet en turnering, men disse belønningene falmer raskt. I jakten på en rettferdig sak vil vi forplikte oss til en visjon om en fremtidig verden så tiltalende at vi skal bygge den uke etter uke, måned etter måned, år etter år. Selv om vi ikke vet den nøyaktige formen denne verden vil ha, gir det å arbeide for det arbeidet vårt og livet vårt mening.

Ledere som omfavner et uendelig tankesett, bygger sterkere, mer innovative og mer inspirerende organisasjoner. Til syvende og sist er det de som leder oss inn i fremtiden.

Guns, Germs and steel - Jared Diamond

book of the week! #132

Boka starter med å ta for seg hvert kontinent for 13.000 år siden, da alle var jegere og sankere. Den viser hvordan forskjeller i miljø og geografi har ført til ulik utvikling på de forskjellige konti WITH A NEW AFTERWORD FROM THE AUTHOR Why has human history unfolded so differently across the globe? In his Pulitzer Prize-winning book, Jared Diamond puts the case that geography and biogeography, not race, moulded the contrasting fates of Europeans, Asians, Native Americans, sub-Saharan Africans, and aboriginal Australians. An ambitious synthesis of history, biology, ecology and linguistics, Guns, Germs and Steel remains a ground-breaking and humane work of popular science. 'A book of big questions, and big answers' Yuval Noah Harari, bestselling author of Sapiens

Endelig Mandag! - Petter A. Stordalen

Book of the week! #131

10 leveregler for å elske hverdagen og nå målene du har satt deg. Et liv består i snitt av 30 295 dager. De aller fleste av dem er hverdager. Likevel lever de aller fleste for helgene. De lever for fredag. Ifølge Petter Stordalen blir livet langt bedre hvis man lever for mandagene. Mandag er dagen for å skape, realisere og gi livet mening. Det er mandag som er dagen for å bygge drømmer. I ENDELIG MANDAG deler Stordalen teknikkene og levereglene som har gjort ham til en av Nordens mest fremgangsrike gründere og bedriftsledere. Levereglene er bygget på selvopplevde erfaring og med bred tilnærming til hvor man kan hente læring. Med kapitler som «Vær naiv», «Ikke følg drømmen», «Sørg for å alltid være den dummeste i rommet» forteller han hvordan du får det beste ut av både deg selv og menneskene rundt deg - hver dag. ENDELIG MANDAG er skrevet i samarbeid med Ole-Martin Ihle.


Talking to strangers - Malcolm Gladwell

Book of the week! #130
Det rutinemessige trafikkstoppet som ender i tragedie. Spioneren som tilbringer år uoppdaget på de høyeste nivåene i Pentagon. Den falske overbevisningen til Amanda Knox. Hvorfor tar vi så ofte andre mennesker feil? Hvorfor er det så vanskelig å oppdage en løgn, lese et ansikt eller dømme en fremmedes motiv? Gjennom en serie møter og misforståelser - fra historie, psykologi og beryktede rettssaker - tar Malcolm Gladwell oss med på et intellektuelt eventyr inn i den mørkere siden av mennesket naturen, der fremmede aldri er enkle og å feilsøke dem kan ha katastrofale konsekvenser. Ingen utfordrer våre delte forutsetninger som Malcolm Gladwell. Her bruker han historier om bedrag og dødelige feil for å sette tvil om våre strategier for å håndtere det ukjente, og inviterer oss til å tenke nytt i tankene våre i disse vanskelige tider.

HyperFocus - Chris Bailey

Book of the week! #129

En praktisk guide til å styre oppmerksomheten din - den kraftigste ressursen du har for å gjøre ting gjort, bli mer kreativ og leve et meningsfylt liv

Vår oppmerksomhet har aldri vært så overveldet som den er i dag. Mange av oss erkjenner at hjernen vår sliter med å multitaske. Til tross for dette, føler vi oss tvunget til å gjøre det uansett mens vi fyller hvert øyeblikk av livene våre til randen med tankeløs distraksjon. Hyperfocus gir dyp innsikt i hvordan du best kan ta kontroll over oppmerksomheten din for å oppnå en større følelse av formål og produktivitet gjennom dagen.

Den nyeste nevrovitenskapelige forskningen avslører at hjernen vår har to kraftige modus som kan låses opp når vi bruker oppmerksomheten vår effektivt: en fokusert modus (hyperfokus), som er grunnlaget for å være svært produktiv, og en kreativ modus (scatterfocus), som muliggjør oss til å koble ideer på nye måter. Hyperfocus hjelper deg å få tilgang til hvert av de to mentale modusene, slik at du kan konsentrere deg dypere, tenke tydeligere og jobbe og leve mer bevisst hver dag.

I Know What To Do, So Why Don't I Do It? - Nick Hall

Book of the week! #128

STOPP ikke å gjøre det du vet at du bør gjøre! Lås opp den biokjemiske koden som gjør at du enkelt kan oppnå noe mål - for resten av livet. Du tenker kanskje at latskap, mangel på viljestyrke og / eller lav motivasjon er skylden for at du ikke oppnår dine mål. Men fascinerende forskning innen psykoneuroimmunology har avdekket en annen, langt mer sannsynlig mulighet. En med potensial til å forvandle livet ditt på en dramatisk måte. De typiske unnskyldningene for å ikke gjøre det du vet du burde, er faktisk manifestasjoner av en kompleks, sammenkoblet nett av psykologiske, kjemiske og nevrologiske faktorer. Når du er aktivert, kan disse faktorene effektivt lamme deg - noe som gjør det praktisk talt umulig for deg å ta de tiltakene som trengs for å skape endring i livet ditt. Med andre ord, selv om du er veldig motivert, hvis du har fått disse indre forholdene til å fungere, vil du IKKE kunne gjøre det.

Leader eat last - Simon Sinek

Book of the week! #127
Leader eat last er for de som vil føle at arbeidet deres betyr noe, og for de som ønsker å inspirere andre til å føle det samme.

I sitt arbeid med organisasjoner over hele verden Simon Sinek merke til at noen team stoler på hverandre så dypt at de bokstavelig talt ville sette livet på linjen for hverandre.

Svaret ble tydelig under en samtale med en Marine Corps-general. "Offiserer spiser sist," sa han. Simon så på som de mest junior Marines spiste først mens de mest senior Marines inntok sin plass på baksiden av linjen. Det som er symbolsk i chow-hallen, er dødelig alvorlig på slagmarken: Store ledere ofrer sin egen komfort - til og med sin egen overlevelse - til beste for dem som er under deres ansvar.

Simon illustrerer ideene sine med fascinerende sanne historier som spenner fra militæret til big business, fra regjering til investeringsbank.


Det store bildet - Gunhild Stordalen

Book of the week! #126

Dette er historien om bygdejenta som ble milliardærfrue, om legen som ble dødssyk og kampen hennes for å redde verden, samtidig som hun prøver å redde seg selv. I 2014 ble Gunhild Stordalen diagnostisert med den uhelbredelige sykdommen systemisk sklerodermi. Frem til da trodde hun at hun hadde et helt liv på å gjøre en forskjell, nå hadde hun i verste fall bare et par år igjen å leve. Dette er den personlige fortellingen om Gunhilds kamp, men først og fremst er det en hyllest til livet. Og kjærligheten.


Min Historie - Michelle Obama

Book of the week! #125

Michelle Obama har levd et liv fylt med mening og store prestasjoner, og anses i dag som en av vår tids mest toneangivende kvinner. Som USAs førstedame, og den første afroamerikanske kvinnen som har hatt denne rollen, bidro hun til å gjøre Det hvite hus mer åpent og inkluderende, samtidig som hun inntok rollen som en innflytelsesrik forkjemper for jenter og kvinner i USA og i verden for øvrig, hun bidro til at familier nå søker å leve sunnere og mer aktive liv, og stod ved sin ektemanns side da han ledet USA gjennom mange av landets mest opprivende stunder.

Underveis har hun vist oss noen uforglemmelige dansetrinn, triumfert i Carpool Karaoke og oppdratt to jordnære døtre under medias uforsonlige blikk. I sine memoarer, en bok med dype refleksjoner og fascinerende historier, inviterer Michelle Obama leserne med inn i sin verden. Hun skildrer opplevelsene som har formet henne, fra barndommen på sørsiden av Chicago, via årene som utøvende yrkeskvinne hvor hun måtte balansere kravene til morsrollen mot kravene fra arbeidsplassen, til tiden hun tilbragte på verdens mest kjente adresse.

Med ærlighet og vidd beskriver hun sine seiere og sine skuffelser, både de offentlige og de private, hun gir oss hele sin historie slik hun har opplevd den - med egne ord og på egne betingelser. Min historie er en klok og åpenhjertig bok, og en uvanlig nær og intim betraktning fra en kvinne med sjel og substans, som konsekvent har overgått forventningene hun har blitt møtt med - og hvis historie har inspirert oss alle.


Sagan om Spotify - Jon Mauno Pettersson,Erik Wisterberg

Book of the week! #124
Hvordan klarte Spotify-gründerne å overbevise plateselskapene om å gi bort musikken sin gratis? Hvordan ser koblingene mellom musikktjenesten og piratbevegelsen ut? Hvem er de ukjente geniene bak koden? Basert på intervjuer med rundt 50 nøkkelpersoner er det endelige dokumentet om Spotify-suksesshistorien signert.

Her forteller de prisbelønte økonomijournalistene Erik Wisterberg og Jon Mauno Pettersson hvordan den mystiske musikkgiganten ble skapt. Spotify blir vanligvis fremstilt som et resultat av to gründers visjon om å redde en musikkbransje i krise. Men hvor sant er det bildet?

Life Lessons from a Brain surgeon - Rahul Jandial

Book of the week! #123

Den verdensledende nevrovitenskapsmannen og nevrokirurgen Dr Rahul Jandial trekker frem mange års arbeid med pasienter som lider av de mest ekstreme tilfeller av hjerneskade, lidelser og sykdommer for å avsløre hva de kan fortelle oss om vitenskapen om sinnet.

Fra en språklærer som må velge om hun vil miste evnen til å snakke spansk eller engelsk etter hjernekirurgi, til en tidligere TV-eks, nå hjemløs, som oppdager at hans livsforandrende villmodighet er resultatet av en svulst, til en besvimende tenåring som lærer at dyp pusting kan bety forskjellen mellom liv eller død, disse historiene avdekker hjernens hemmelige virkninger.


A brief history of time - Stephen Hawking

Book of the week! #121

Hvor kommer kosmos fra? Har det alltid vært der, eller kommer tiden en gang til å snu og gå bakover og påvirke tidligere årsakssammenhenger? Finnes det egentlig grenser for hva menneskene kan vite?

Kan tiden gå bakover? Er universet uendelig
eller har det grenser? Dette er bare noen av spørsmålene
betraktet i et internasjonalt anerkjent mesterverk av en av
verdens største tenkere. Det begynner med å gå gjennom de store teoriene om kosmos fra Newton til Einstein, før han fordypet seg i hemmelighetene
som fremdeles ligger i hjertet av rom og tid, fra Big Bang til sorte hull, via spiralgalakser og sterk teori.

Per dags dato er A Brief history of time fortsatt en grunnleggende rolle i den vitenskapelige kanon, og dens kortfattet og tydelig språk fortsetter å introdusere millioner til universet og dets underverker.

When - Daniel H. Pink

Book of the week! #120
Alle vet at timing er alt. Men vi vet ikke så mye om selve timingen. Våre liv er en uendelig strøm av 'når' beslutninger: når du skal starte en bedrift, planlegge en klasse, bli alvorlig om en person. Likevel tar vi disse beslutningene basert på intuisjon og gjetning.
Tidspunktet, antas det ofte, er en kunst; i When, viser Pink at timing faktisk er en vitenskap. På bakgrunn av en rik trove av forskning fra psykologi, biologi og økonomi, avslører Pink hvordan man best kan leve, jobbe og lykkes.

Hvordan kan vi bruke dagens skjulte mønstre til å lage den ideelle planen? Hvorfor forbedrer visse pauser dramatisk studenttest? Hvordan kan vi gjøre en snublende begynnelse til en ny start? Hvorfor skal vi unngå å dra til sykehuset på ettermiddagen? Hvorfor er det å synge i tid med andre mennesker like bra for oss som trening? Og hva er det ideelle tidspunktet for å slutte i en jobb, bytte karriere eller gifte seg?

I When distillerer Pink nyskapende forskning og data om timing og syntetiserer dem til en fascinerende, lesbar fortelling fullpakket med uimotståelige historier og praktiske takeaways som gir leserne overbevisende innsikt i hvordan vi kan leve rikere, mer engasjerte liv.





Skjermhjernen - Anders hansen

Book of the week! #119
Psykisk dårlig helse tar over som den største helsetrusselen i vår tid. Et høyt tempo, konstant stress og en digital livsstil begynner å påvirke utviklingen av hjernen vår og mental dårlig helse tar over som den viktigste helsetrusselen i vår tid.

Uansett hvor mye du liker å se på bilder på instagram, nyhetene på mobilen eller filmer og TV-serier, er ikke hjernen din tilpasset dette tempoet samfunnet i dag har. Men det betyr ikke at vi er maktesløse - med litt mer kunnskap om hvordan hjernen fungerer, innser vi snart at det egentlig handler om enkle og grunnleggende ting. Den menneskelige hjernen er skapt i en helt annen tid, og kanskje vi burde vise det litt mer hensyn.

Anders Hansens Skjermhjernen hjelper deg til å få et helt nytt bilde av hva som skjer i hodet ditt og hvordan du kan ta mere hensyn til ditt eget hode. «Aldri i menneskehetens historie har vi endret oss så raskt som de siste tiårene. Men det er ikke bare våre digitale vaner vi har endret. Vi opplever også en annen type stress enn vi gjorde tidligere. Vi sover mindre og er mer stillesittende. Alt dette betyr at hjernen er i en ukjent verden. Denne boken handler om konsekvensene den har for oss.

Living with a SEAL - Jesse Itzler

Book of the week! #118

Jesse Itzler vil prøve nesten hva som helst. Livet hans handler om å være dristig og risikabel. Da Jesse følte at han kjørte på autopilot, leide han en ganske ukonvensjonell trener for å bo sammen med ham i en måned - en dyktig Navy SEAL, ansett for å være "den tøffeste mannen på planeten"!

 

Å LEVE MED EN «SEAL» er som en kameratfilm hvis den hadde hovedrollen i Fresh Prince of Bel- Air ... og Rambo. Jesse er omtrent så lettgått som du kan få. SEAL er ... ikke. Jesse og SEALs eskapader gir snart et stort vennskap, og Jesse vinner mye mer enn muskler. Når du er morsom og inspirerende, boken «living with a SEAL» viser deg fordelee med å gå ut fra din komfort sone.  


Restart - sveinung jørgensen


Book of the week #117

Er din forretningsmodell rustet for fremtiden? Denne boken gir deg et veikart i syv deler til hvordan du kan gi en bedrift en slik RESTART, enten du er leder, entreprenør, rådgiver eller student. Boken gir deg verktøyene til å designe bærekraftige forretningsmodeller som tjener penger på nye teknologier, digitalisering og den sirkulære økonomien. Gi din bedrift en RESTART i dag.

Boken har syv hoveddeler, som hver er representert ved én av de syv bokstavene i ordet RESTART. Hver av dem beskriver en endring som er nødvendig på veien mot bærekraftig business:

  • Redesign fremfor stillstand
  • Eksperimentering fremfor helomvending
  • Sirkulasjon fremfor linearitet
  • Tjenestelogikk fremfor produktlogikk
  • Allianser fremfor sololøp
  • Resultat fremfor avlat
  • Tredimensjonalitet fremfor endimensjonalitet
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Invaluable laws of growth - John C. Maxwell

Book of the week! #116

Han har vært lidenskapelig opptatt av personlig utvikling i over femti år, og for første gang har han samlet alt han har lært  om hva som skal til for å nå potensialet vårt. 

Du må se verdi i deg selv for å tilføre deg verdi Loven om bevissthet: Du må kjenne deg selv for å vokse. Det er vanskelig å forbedre, når du ikke har noen enn deg selv å følge. Veksten stopper når du mister spenningen mellom hvor du er og hvor du kan være.


21 lessons for the 21st century - Yuval Noah Harari

Book of the week! #115

Sapiens viste oss hvor vi kom fra. Homo Deus så mot fremtiden. 21 leksjoner for det 21. århundre utforsker nåtiden.

Hvordan kan vi beskytte oss mot atomkrig, økologiske katastrofer og teknologiske forstyrrelser? Hva kan vi gjøre med epidemien til falske nyheter eller trusselen om terrorisme? Hva skal vi lære barna våre? 

Yuval Noah Harari tar oss med på en spennende reise gjennom dagens mest presserende saker. Den gyldne tråden som går gjennom den spennende nye boken hans, er utfordringen med å opprettholde vårt kollektive og individuelle fokus i møte med konstant og desorienterende endring. Er vi fremdeles i stand til å forstå verden vi har skapt?

There's no such thing as Business etihics - John C. Maxwell

Book of the week! #114
There's no such thing as business ethics.
Hvordan kan det være? Fordi en enkelt standard gjelder både for ditt forretningsmessige og personlige liv, og det er en vi alle kjenner og stoler på: Den gylne regel. Forfatter John C. Maxwell viser deg hvordan dette ærverdige idealet fungerer overalt, og hvordan det, spesielt i virksomheten, gir fantastiske utbytter. Det er ikke noe som "Business" Etikk tilbyr: * Historier fra historie, næringsliv, regjering og idrett som illustrerer hvordan talentfulle ledere påberopte seg dette tidløse prinsippet.

Running with the Giants - John C. Maxwell

Book of the week! #113
Maxwell ber leserne om å se for seg den store "skyen av vitner" (Hebr. 12: 1) som sies å omgi oss når vi løper livets maraton, og forestiller oss at denne skyen inkluderer "trossens kjemper" - bibelske helter hvis liv gir meningsfylt leksjoner.
Han inkluderer de vanlige mistenkte: David-tackles-Goliat-historien viser hvordan folk kan heve seg over sine begrensninger, mens Noah er eksempler på en vilje til å ta nye risikoer (dvs. bygge en båt når ingen hadde sett regn før). Men det er dristigere øyeblikk, også. Maxwell bruker Rebekah som en modell for sjenerøs å gi (en velkommen og underutnyttet dyd i forretningstitler) og gir noen gjeve fakta for å drive poenget hjem: Han anslår at for å vanne Jakobs 10 kameler, trengte Rebekka omtrent 200 gallon vann, som krever 40 turer til brønnen med en fem-gallon kanne.

Slik spesifisitet er med på å sette et ansikt på dyder som blir utvidet her og gir leserne litt innsikt i Bibelen. Til tross for Maxwells overordnede metafor om et maraton, føles boka som helhet mer som en pustende sprint-spennende poeng løftes gjennom, men disse lovende perlene mangler utvikling.

En god beslutning -Nils Tore Meland

#book of the week! #112

Minst halvparten av de viktige beslutningene våre slår feil. Vi velger for raskt eller for tilfeldig. Vi baserer oss på for mye, for lite eller gal informasjon. Vi vegrer oss og venter. Eller vi lar være. Flere tiår med forskning har vist at det finnes mange feller i tankeprosessene våre som hindrer gode beslutninger. Flere uten at vi merker dem - før det er for sent. Dette kan vi gjøre noe med. Psykolog og offiser Nils Tore Meland gir oss syv praktiske grep for å ta bedre valg. Nå tenker du kanskje at dette vil ta for mye tid? Men det viser seg at de som tar seg litt ekstra tid til å tenke seg om i begynnelsen av en beslutningsprosess, tar raskere og langt bedre valg over tid. Du får altså igjen tiden du bruker, og vel så det.


Sjarmen med tarmen - 

Book of the week! #111

Mat er ikke bare kalorier og næringsinnhold. Mat er viktig også når det gjelder hva den forsyner tarmen med av bakterier. Ny forskning avdekker forbløffende sammenhenger mellom tarmen og resten av kroppen: Ubalanse i bakteriefloraen kan blant annet føre til oppblåsthet og smerter, overvekt, depresjon, allergi, intoleranse og Alzheimer. For å føle oss vel, ha god helse og balanse i kropp og sinn må vi med andre ord ta vare på tarmen vår. I denne sjarmerende boka kan du lese:

  • Alt om fordøyelse, dovaner og matens virkning i kroppen
  • ABC om bæsj
  • Bakteriene våre og hva de betyr for helsen
  • Mange gode råd om hvordan du blir venn med tarmen din

Forfatteren, Giulia Enders, er en ung tysk forsker og medisinstudent som selv fikk noen underlige sår hun ikke ble kvitt med hudbehandling, og som ingen leger fant årsaken til. Til slutt tok hun saken i egne hender, fant ut at hun faktisk hadde en tarmsykdom, la om kostholdet og ble frisk. Les mer om hennes oppsiktsvekkende historie i denne usedvanlige boka om et av våre mest undervurderte organer.


Kunsten å lede seg selv - Randi B. Noyes

Book of the week! #110
Kunsten å lede seg selv er selvledelse i praksis og bygger bl.a. på vår viten om emosjonell intelligens. Den kan hjelpe deg til å bli bedre kjent med deg selv, oppdage dine sterke sider, bli flinkere til å kommunisere og til å håndtere stress - og derved få større gjennomslagskraft som medarbeider, partner og forelder. Boken kom ut første gang i 1995 og er hittil trykt i mer 50 000 eksemplarer.

Randi B. Noyes er profesjonell coach/samtalepartner for ledere og en etterspurt foredragsholder. I sin mangeårige virksomhet har hun holdt seminarer og foredrag innen temaet "Resultatrettet selvledelse", der emosjonell intelligens er en av grunnpilarene,
bl.a. innenfor firmaer som Phillips Petroleum Co., Esso Norge/Exxon USA, Nokia og AT&T. Hun er medeier i Leadership International, Inc., med virksomhet både i Norge og USA.

Karismakoden - Eva Kihlstrøm

Book of the week! #109
Er du bevisst på hvordan kroppsspråket ditt, holdningen og gestene dine snakker? Mennesker stoler mer på det de ser enn på hva ordene forteller. Karisma er et "språk" for respektfull kommunikasjon og gode relasjoner. "Å utvikle karismatisk oppførsel er ingen egotripp, men en måte å frigjøre skjulte ressurser på. Mitt ønske er at boken skal gi alle lesere et verktøy for å kunne gjøre det beste ut av seg selv og sine unike forutsetninger", sier Eva Kihlström, som er journalist og foreleser i retorikk. Gå til talakuten.wordpress.com for mer informasjon.

Raushetens tid - Kathrine Aspaas

Book of the week! #108
Vi er på vei mot en tid der åpenhet, vennlighet og raushet er sosiale drivere.
Du og jeg bidrar til å åpne mer opp, dele mer og våge mer.
Dette gjelder hjemme, på jobben, og i vennegjengen – i politikken, i business og i akademia.
Omtanken er den nye effektiviteten.
Samarbeidet er den nye konkurransen.
Ansvaret er den nye friheten.

Etter 20 år som finansjournalist ble Kathrine Aspaas lei av kritikk og kontroll. Hun la ut på en lang reise for å utforske rausheten.
Reisen gikk gjennom forskning, næringsliv og privatliv - ute og hjemme - og nå er hun ikke i tvil: Omtanken er den nye effektiviteten. Vi er på vei mot en fredeligere og rausere tid.
I denne boken møter du forskere og forretningsfolk - unge og voksne - bedrifter og gründerne som gjør det mulig for oss å lære tilliten og åpenhetens kunst. Og for deg som er opptatt av bunnlinje: Det lønner seg.

Godt nok for de svina - Anita Krohn Traaseth

Book of the week! #107
Godt nok for de svina sa pappa alltid når noe var bra nok.'

Det reddet Anita Krohn Traaseth fra å bli perfeksjonist og 'flink pike'. Denne boken handler om hvordan hun, en helt vanlig norsk jente uten ekstraordinære ambisjoner, ble leder.
Den handler om å gripe mulighetene, vise hvem man er og tørre å stole på at man er god nok. Den handler om å lede andre, men ikke minst om å lede seg selv. Anita Krohn Traaseth er lederen bak bloggen Tinteguri. I denne boken skriver hun personlig og humoristisk om veien til lederjobben, om å våge å være synlig, både i møterommet og det offentlige rom, som de sårbare og feilbarlige menneskene vi er.
Den handler om å ta utfordringer og å omfavne arbeidslivet og alle gleder, utfordringer og muligheter til personlig vekst det gir.

Orkanens øye - Ivar Vehler

Book of the week! #106
Dette er endirekte skrevet bok om å leve i et samfunn preget av høy kompleksitet, høyt tempo, stress og overdoser av oppgaver.
'Orkanens Øye' handler om selvledelse, uavhengig om du har en lederposisjon eller ikke. Stikkord er: Selvledelse, mindfulness, stress, endring, bevissthet, utvikling og tidspress.
Ivar Vehler er sosiolog med spesialisering i ledelse, samt mindfulness instruktør. Han har ti års erfaring med leder og organisasjonsutvikling, og har trent jagerflyvere, helikopterpiloter, toppidrettsutøvere, ledere og kurset flere tusen i mindfulness. Vehler driver også egen utdanning av mindfulness-instruktører.

Oberoende är stark - Pehr G Gyllenhammar

Book of the week! #105
Pehr G Gyllenhammar Forteller i denne boekn om de konservative strukturene i virksomheten, grådighet, korrupsjon, media, eneveld og konsekvensene av å miste en hel generasjon på grunn av arbeidsledighet. Det er ærlige, rå sannheter om tingenes tilstand og hva som bør gjøres. Signerte en uavhengig tenker med sterk integritet. Ofte kontroversiell i svensk virksomhet, men populær blant folket. Flere ganger kåret til Sveriges mest populære mann, som de siste årene med internasjonale oppdrag i bagasjen har kunnet studere et Sverige i det fjerne.

Sälj - Fredrik Eklund

Book of the week! #104
I boken deler han sine egne salgssett og erfaringer med eiendomsomsetning på høyt nivå og gir deg konkrete tips til hvordan du kan bli en toppselger. Han er også med i realityserien Million Dollar Listing New York hvor han selger eiendommer til de som vil tilbringe millioner på Manhattan

Fredrik Eklund har med andre ord en solid kunnskap om hvordan man selger og tjener store penger. Boken gir råd om alt fra trening og klær til hvordan du får kundene dine til å virkelig like og stole på deg. Uansett om du har tittelen selger eller ikke, selg! en bok for deg. Den beskriver hva vi alle vier oss til hver dag. Fra et ekstra varmt smil for et bedre bord på vertshuset, til å overtale femåringen om at det er leggetid, eller å få partneren til å ønske å dra til akkurat ditt feriemål på ferie. Alt handler om det samme. Hvis du kan selge deg selv, kan du selge hva som helst! Fredrik Eklund, født i Stockholm 1977, kom til New York i 2002 uten penger, jobber og bolig. Gjennom sin uforlignelige drivkraft og fremtidsånd, klarte Fredrik å bli en toppselger det første året som megler etter et kurs i eiendomsmegling. Han har solgt eiendommer for over to milliarder dollar nå. Og kjøperne er megastjerner som Jennifer Lopez, Daniel Craig, Cameron Diaz og mer.

Ståndigt hungrig - Paul lederhausen

Book of the week! #103
I ”Ständigt hungrig” forteller han om sin reise fra dyslektisk skolegutt i Stockholm-årene til kontroversiell hamburgerkonge.

Bokens sammendrag:
Som ti år gammel solgte han flere kornblomster enn noen annen - 2000 på en enkelt dag. Som 25-åring introduserte han den grillede kyllingen i svenske varehus, på 37 tok han McDonald's til Sverige og i dag, nesten 80 år gammel, har Paul Lederhausen mettet flere svensker enn noen andre. I ”Ständigt hungrig” forteller han om sin reise fra dyslektisk skolegutt i Stockholm-årene til kontroversiell hamburgerkonge. Det er en historie full av håp, entusiasme og kompromissløs ledelse. Men her er også en mørk side: den krevende faren, datteren som døde og bombene mot restaurantene hans mot 70-tallet. Men Paul Lederhausens selvbiografi er også en morsom, rask, spennende og velsmakende reise gjennom et Sverige i transformasjon, om hvordan kjøttboller, kokte poteter og saus fikk konkurranse fra amerikanske hamburgere, pommes frites og milkshake. Kort fortalt, hvor hurtigmat endret livene våre.

Hjernesterk - Anders Hansen

Book of the week! #102

Når forskere har gjort psykologiske tester, og undersøkt for eksempel kreativitet og hukommelse, presterer menneskene bedre på testene etter å ha vært i bevegelse.


Det viktigste du kan gjøre for hjernen din er å røre på deg!

Hjernen er det organet som påvirkes aller mest når vi er i bevegelse, ifølge moderne hjerneforskning. Anders Hansen, overlege i psykiatri, forteller deg i denne boken hvorfor og hvordan. Ved å holde deg fysisk aktiv tenke du raskere, du blir mer konsentrert og fokusert, flinkere til å huske, mer kreativ, mindre stresset

og mer uthvilt.


Fysisk aktivitet har til og med innvirkning på personligheten og intelligensen vår. Ifølge Anders Hansen er trening til og med medisinen vi glemte – fysisk aktivitet kan motvirke blant annet angst og depresjoner.


Leadershift - John C. Maxwell

Book of the week! #101
Change is so rapid today that leaders must do much more than stay the course to be successful. If they aren't nimble and ready to adapt, they won't survive. The key is to learn how to leadershift.

Here is a short outtake from this books summary:
In Leadershift, John C. Maxwell helps leaders gain the ability and willingness to make leadership changes that will positively enhance their organizational and personal growth. He does this by sharing the eleven shifts he made over the course of his long and successful leadership career. Each shift changed his trajectory and set him up for new and exciting achievements, ultimately strengthening and sustaining his leadership abilities and making him the admired leadership expert he is today.
Among those leadershifts are the Adaptive Shift from Plan A to Option A, the Production Shift from Ladder Climbing to Ladder Building, and the Influence Shift from Positional Authority to Moral Authority. Maxwell gives specific guidance to readers about how to make these shifts in their own lives. Each one requires them to change the way they think, act, and ultimately lead so they can be successful in a world that never remains the same.

Can't hurt me - David Goggins

Book of the week! #100
David Goggins is the toughest man alive. Gone through 3 hell weeks , all in a span of a year. He’s also the current Guinness record holder for the most number of pull-ups done in 24 hours. Alongside that record are multiple first-place finishes at the most brutal ultra-endurance events, which attracts the toughest competitors from around the world.

Can't Hurt Me, shares David's life story and reveals that most of us tap into only 40% of our capabilities. Goggins calls this The 40% Rule, shows how anyone can push past pain, demolish fear, and reach their full potential.

Here is a short outtake from this book's summary:
"For David Goggins, childhood was a nightmare - poverty, prejudice, and physical abuse colored his days and haunted his nights. But through self-discipline, mental toughness, and hard work, Goggins transformed himself from a depressed, overweight young man with no future into a U.S. Armed Forces icon and one of the world's top endurance athletes. The only man in history to complete elite training as a Navy SEAL, Army Ranger, and Air Force Tactical Air Controller, he went on to set records in numerous endurance events, inspiring Outside magazine to name him The Fittest (Real) Man in America. "

Build an Empire by Elena Cardone

Book of the week #99
Build an Empire gives us a view on how to create clear and sustainable goals for the short and long term. The importance of staying on the same page as your partner and why rejecting “normal” can serve as the ultimate ticket to freedom.

Here is an outtake from this book summary:
Be honest. Is your life everything you’ve ever dreamed it would be? Do you have the partner, the kids, the career, the community, the social network, and heck, even the car and house you thought you’d one day have? Or have you put your wants and needs on the back burner, not once or twice but repeatedly? Does "maybe tomorrow" have a familiar ring to it? Have you gotten comfortable with the idea of the big picture looking kind of small or being normal for the sake of fitting in? Have a year, five years, even 10 years gone by without any real progress toward your goals?

Rich Dad's Retire Young, Retire Rich by Robert T. Kiyosaki

Book of the week! #98
Robert T. Kiyosaki is mostly known for his bestselling book "Rich Dad, Poor Dad). After that book, he has given out a lot of book's that takes us deep into the financial material. Retire Young is explaining how you should design your mind, to think about how you can get your money to work for you. Not how you should work for money.

Here is a short outtake from this book's summary:
"Imagine being able to make so much money at an early age that you could decide when to retire, knowing full well that you have enough money stashed away to ensure a life not burdened by financial restraints. In this book, financial guru Robert Kiyosaki provides practical insight on how to put together a financial plan which promises not only to make you prosperous but to allow you to map out the freedom to choose your own retirement age. Built upon Kiyosaki's own personal experiences - he retired at the age of 49 - he shows how you can take advantage of smart investments in real estate and in the stock market to help you control your own financial destiny."

If You're Not First, You're Last by Grant Cardone

Book of the week! #97
If you're not first, you're last. Is the book that will teach you how to convert the Unsold to Sold. how to make a power schedule, financial plan, and how you should have an unreasonable selling attitude.

Here is a short outtake from this book's summary:
"During economic contractions, it becomes much more difficult to sell your products, maintain your customer base, and gain market share. Mistakes become more costly, and failure becomes a real possibility for all those who are not able to make the transition.

But imagine being able to sell your products when others cannot, being able to take market share from both your competitors and knowing the precise formulas that would allow you to expand your sales while others make excuses.

If You’re Not First, You’re Last is about how to sell your products and services—despite the economy—and provides the reader with ways to capitalize regardless of their product, service, or idea. Grant shares his proven strategies that will allow you to not just continue to sell, but create new products, increase margins, gain market share and much more."

The Laws of Human Nature by Robert Greene

Book of the week! #96

Robert Greene has written multiple best selling books, but he is most known for Mastery and Power. He is looked at as a master guide for millions of readers. He takes ancient wisdom and philosophy and turns it into essential text. Now he turns to the most important subject of all. understanding what people's drives and motivations is, even when they are unconscious of them themselves.


Here is a short outtake from this book's summary:
"We are social animals. Our very lives depend on our relationships with people. Knowing why people do what they do is the most important tool we can possess, without which our other talents can only take us so far. Drawing from the ideas and examples of Pericles, Queen Elizabeth I, Martin Luther King Jr, and many others, Greene teaches us how to detach ourselves from our own emotions and master self-control, how to develop the empathy that leads to insight, how to look behind people's masks, and how to resist conformity to develop your singular sense of purpose. Whether at work, in relationships, or in shaping the world around you, The Laws of Human Nature offers brilliant tactics for success, self-improvement, and self-defense."

Innercise by John Assaraf

Book of the week! #95
Innercise will help you understand how to own your inner game, so your outer game and results with your internal vision of your life and family.

This book is for the individual who knows they are capable of achieving more in wealth, health, and business. If you have not yet cracked the code to unlock your fullest abilities and skills, read this book.

Here is a short outtake from this book's resume:
"Today, we complete the fitness revolution with Innercise, a comprehensive guide to science-based mental and emotional techniques to strengthen your mindset and unleash the hidden power of your brain.

Lack of knowledge or skill is not what really holds you back. It is your mindset, emotional blocks, and deeply ingrained habits that you must release to clear the path to your greatest victories and successes. With Innercise, you will learn to change your habitual patterns, and eliminate disempowering emotions like:

  - Fear of failure or success
  - Fear of being ashamed, embarrassed or judged
  - Low self-worth and self-esteem
  - Negativity and pessimism
  - Lack of confidence and certainty
  - Fear of disappointing yourself or others

Your limiting beliefs, stories, traumas, and excuses are nothing more than reinforced subconscious patterns that cause you to think, feel, and consistently behave in ways that produce the same results again and again."

The Real Book of Real Estate by Robert Kiyosaki

Book of the week! #94

The Real Book of Real Estate is the one book, “the Bible”, of real estate advice and techniques every investor needs to navigate through the ups, the downs, and the in-betweens of the real estate market and come out on top. Robert has collected experience from all the people he has worked with and wrote it into this book.

Here is a short outtake from his book’s summary:
“The only thing better than one real estate expert helping you invest and win is twenty real estate experts with that same mission. For the first time ever, Robert Kiyosaki, bestselling author of Rich Dad, Poor Dad, has assembled in one big book a star studded cast of real estate wizards and trusted advisors with one purpose in mind: to share their knowledge to help you win in real estate.

This is the ultimate real estate desk reference you’ll come back to again and again. Whether you’re a seasoned investor or buying your first property, you will enhance your knowledge and grow your wisdom through this book. The book shows you how to value a property, handle leases, manage tenant relationships, get financing, even establish your own team of advisors, and so much more. You’ll hear from the insiders and learn from their wins and their losses. It’s decades’ worth of experience and knowledge you just can’t get anywhere else.”

Rich Dad’s Guide to Investing by Robert T. Kiyosaki

Book of the week! #93

This book explains how we should invest and what the Rich Invest in, That the Poor and the Middle Class Do Not invest in. He opens our is to the world poor and middle class doesn’t have access to. I highly recommend this book, but make sure you read “rich dad poor dad” first.

Outtake from his book’s summary:
Investing means different things to different people… and there is a huge difference between passive investing and becoming an active, engaged investor. Rich Dad’s Guide to Investing, one of the three core titles in the Rich Dad Series, covers the basic rules of investing, how to reduce your investment risk, how to convert your earned income into passive income… plus Rich Dad’s 10 Investor Controls.

The Rich Dad philosophy makes a key distinction between managing your money and growing it… and understanding key principles of investing is the first step toward creating and growing wealth. This book delivers guidance, not guarantees, to help anyone begin the process of becoming an active investor on the road to financial freedom.


Who is Michael Ovitz? by Michael Ovitz

Book of the week! #92

If you wonder how you should get to the top in any business, read his book and follow his mentality and work ethic.
Who is Michael Ovitz? He’s a striver who talked his way into the famous mailroom of the William Morris Agency without any connections, then worked his way out of the mailroom in record time.

He’s an entrepreneur who left a safe job to launch Creative Artists Agency, growing it from five guys in a rundown office to the most powerful agency in the world.
He’s a friend and confidant to megastars such as Steven Spielberg, Tom Cruise, Robert De Niro, David Letterman, Sean Connery, Bill Murray, Paul Newman, and Martin Scorsese.
He’s a pioneer who reinvented the role of the agent in packaging actors, directors, writers, and producers, which made CAA the essential hub of countless movies and television shows.
He’s a master negotiator who drove historic deals for many of his clients, as well as the acquisitions of two major studios by Sony and Matsushita.

He’s a self-taught connoisseur of art and architecture, a generous philanthropist, a devoted father…
And to his detractors he’s a world-class jerk and a ruthless manipulator who double-crossed his friends, crushed his enemies, and let nothing stand in his way, ever.
After decades of near silence in the face of relentless controversy, Ovitz finally tells his whole story in this memoir, with remarkable candor and insight. If you’re going to read just one book about how show business really works, this is the on

Outliers by Malcolm Gladwell

Book of the week! #91

Outliers is a book where Malcolm takes us on an intellectual journey through the world of “outliers”. What he means with the word outliers is the best and the brightest, the most famous and the most successful people. he studies what high-achievers do differently from other people.

Here is a short outtake from his book’s summary:
“His answer is that we pay too much attention to what successful people are like, and too little attention to where they are from: that is, their culture, their family, their generation, and the idiosyncratic experiences of their upbringing. Along the way, he explains the secrets of software billionaires, what it takes to be a great soccer player, why Asians are good at math, and what made the Beatles the greatest rock band. “


Developing the Leader Within You 2.0 by John C. Maxwell

Book of the week! #90

Developing the Leader Within You reveals how to develop the vision, value, influence, and motivation required of successful leaders. No matter what arena you are called to if it is family, church, business, or nonprofit. The principles Maxwell shares will positively impact our own life and the lives of those around us.

Here is a short outtake from his book’s summary:
“Twenty-five years ago, John Maxwell published the book that forever transformed how we think about leadership. Developing the Leader Within You revolutionized the way leaders are made and in the process sold more than one million copies. Now John Maxwell returns to his classic text to include the leadership insights and practices he’s learned in the decades since the book first appeared. Thoroughly revised and with two completely new chapters, this new edition updates the foundational principles for transformative leadership that Maxwell has used as a leader for more than 40 years. “


Good Leaders Ask Great Questions by John C. Maxwell

Book of the week! #89

Good Leaders Ask Great Questions: Your Foundation for Successful Leadership is written by John Maxwell, he is America’s number one 1 leadership authority and has mastered the art of asking questions. He is using questions to learn, grow, and connect with people. He talks about how questions have changed his life and show us how we should use questions as a tool to improve and communicate.

Shorty outtake from his book’s summary:
“Maxwell also opened the floodgates and invited people from around the world to ask him any leadership question. He answers seventy of them–the best of the best–including . . .

What are the top skills required to lead people through difficult times?

How do I get started in leadership?
How do I motivate an unmotivated person?
How can I succeed in working under poor leadership?
When is the right time for a successful leader to move on to a new position?
How do you move people into your inner circle?

No matter whether you are a seasoned leader at the top of your game or a newcomer wanting to take the first steps into leadership, this book will change the way you look at questions and improve your leadership life.”


The Power of Your Subconscious Mind by Joseph Murphy

Book of the week! #88

The Power of Your Subconscious Mind, Joseph Murphy gives us the tools you will need to unlock the power of our subconscious mind. He also explains how lost we are if we let the subconscious mind stair us, how it takes ownership of our life if we are not aware of it.

Short outtake from his book’s summary:
“You can improve your relationships, your finances, your physical well-being. Once you learn how to use this unbelievably powerful force there is nothing you will not be able to accomplish. Join the millions of people who have already unlocked the power of their subconscious minds. I urge you to study this book and apply the techniques outlined therein; and as you do, I feel absolutely convinced that you will lay hold of a miracle-working power that will lift you up from confusion, misery, melancholy, and failure, and guide you to your true place, solve your difficulties, sever you from emotional and physical bondage, and place you on the royal road to freedom, happiness, and peace of mind.”


Measure What Matters by John Doerr

Book of the week! #87

Measure What Matters, John Doerr is a legendary venture capitalist how reveals how the goal-setting system of Objectives and Key Results (OKRs) has helped tech giants from Intel to Google where they achieved explosive growth. Also and how the OKR system can help any organization to thrive.

Here is a short outtake from his book’s summary:
“In the fall of 1999, John Doerr met with the founders of a start-up whom he’d just given $12.5 million, the biggest investment of his career. Larry Page and Sergey Brin had amazing technology, entrepreneurial energy, and sky-high ambitions, but no real business plan. For Google to change the world (or even to survive), Page and Brin had to learn how to make tough choices on priorities while keeping their team on track. They’d have to know when to pull the plug on losing propositions, to fail fast. And they needed timely, relevant data to track their progress—to measure what mattered.

Doerr taught them about a proven approach to operating excellence: Objectives and Key Results. He had first discovered OKRs in the 1970s as an engineer at Intel, where the legendary Andy Grove (“the greatest manager of his or any era”) drove the best-run company Doerr had ever seen. Later, as a venture capitalist, Doerr shared Grove’s brainchild with more than fifty companies. Wherever the process was faithfully practiced, it worked.”


Delivering Happiness by Tony Hsieh

Book of the week! #86

Delivering happiness is a business/biography book by Tony, he takes us through from college to peak of Zappos.com. He explains everything that has worked for him, and how important culture is in a business.

Here is a short outtake from his book’s summary:
“In DELIVERING HAPPINESS, Zappos CEO Tony Hsieh shares the different lessons he has learned in business and life, from starting a worm farm to running a pizza business, through LinkExchange, Zappos, and more. Fast-paced and down-to-earth, DELIVERING HAPPINESS shows how a very different kind of corporate culture is a powerful model for achieving success-and how by concentrating on the happiness of those around you, you can dramatically increase your own.”


The Secret to Success by Eric Thomas

Book of the week! #85

The Secret to success. Eric went from homeless high school dropout to one of the most sought-after motivational speakers in the country. In this book, he shares how he did it by chronicling his days sleeping in abandoned buildings to his rise as a successful husband, father, CEO, educator and motivational speaker.

If you have not heard of Eric, go straight to youtube.com and search his name, and I can promise that you will be filled with a lot of motivation.

Short outtake from his book’s summary:
“In 2009 one of Eric’s entitled Secrets 2 Success surfaced on YouTube and quickly went viral reaching over 1 million views. It was the response to this video and the subsequent thousands of emails and phone calls from viewers ranging from high school teachers and students, to professional athletes and CEO’s of fortune 500 companies seeking Eric’s advice on how to reach their maximum potential that ultimately led to the writing of this book. In the book, Eric not only details his struggles and successes, he also provides invaluable advice on how anyone can take their life from its current state to places they never dreamed imaginable.”‘


OMGITT AV IDIOTER av Thomas Erikson

Book of the week! #84
Omgitt av IDIOTER er en bok du kan bruke som et verktøy for å forstå menneskene rundt deg. Denne boken veldig lærerik samtid morsom å lese da forfatteren har mange bra historier og eksempler på lager. Jeg anbefaler denne boken til de som vil forstå andre mennesker bedre.

Kort uttak av bokens resume:
“Er du «gul» og impulsiv eller «blå» og analytisk? Eller kanskje «rød» med en tendens til å dominere de rundt deg? Omgitt av idioter beskriver på en lettlest og underholdende måte en av verdens mest kjente metoder for å vise ulikheter mellom oss mennesker.

Med vitenskapelig bakgrunn og eksempler fra hverdagen gir boken et konkret hjelpemiddel for å forstå de viktigste forskjellene på ulike personligheter og kommunikasjonstyper.

– Har du noen gang forsøkt å ta opp noe med partner, en venn eller en kollega, og så har ingenting gått som planlagt?
– Eller i forvirring forlatt et møte med en følelse av at du ikke forsto de andre som var der?
– Er det deg eller de andre det er noe i veien med?

Velkommen til en hel rekke aha-opplevelser, det kan nemlig hende at ingen av dere er idioter. Etter å ha lest denne boken kommer du til å forstå mer av omgivelsene dine og hva de prøver å fortelle deg.”


F.U. Money - Dan Lok

Book of the week! #83
It is all in the title, F.U. Money, Dan gives you a perspective that I founded really motivated. He says “For instance, can you imagine that all the money stress in your life suddenly vanishes? or You are living in the house of your dreams, driving the car of your dreams, and also have a boat and a cabin and even a plane if you want? or You can afford to give your children the perfect, healthy, fun, and fulfilling childhood that you always wanted to give them?
Especially the last question hit me hard. If this book resume gives you motivation, then you have to read the book.

Short outtake from this book’s summary:

“Are you tired of the rat race? Do you wish you had more time and more money? Would you like to never work again? If you answered “yes!”, then you need to look no further than Dan “The Man” Lok’s new book – F.U. Money.

If you have ever thought to yourself: “How come I have to keep going back to this dead-end job? How can I make enough money to afford to stop working and start having fun? When will it be my turn to live the good life?” Imagine how your life would be if you knew what it really takes to make more money than you have ever dreamed possible.

In this no-nonsense, no-holds-barred guide, international entrepreneur, best-selling author, and self-made multi-millionaire Dan Lok shows you how to live the lifestyle you really want without having to work or rely on anyone else for money.”



The Seven Spiritual Laws Of Success by Dr. Deepak Chopra

Book of the week! #82
The Seven Spiritual Laws of Succes was published in 1994, and it’s only on 118 pages but every word and Law is perfect said. The seven laws are The Law of Pure Potentiality, The Law of Giving, The Law of Karma, The Law of Least Effort, The Law of Intention and Desire, The Law of Detachment and The Law of Dharma. I would say that this book is a good manual for how to live.

Short outtake from this book’s summary:

“This is a book you will cherish for a lifetime, for within its pages Deepak Chopra offers a life-altering perspective on the attainment of success. Filled with timeless wisdom, the essence of his teachings is distilled into seven simple, yet powerful principles that can easily be applied to create success and abundance in all areas of your life.”


Awaken the Giant Within by Tony Robbins

Book of the week! #81
Awaken the Giant Within is more of a program than a book. This book provides a step-by-step program teaching the fundamental lessons of self-mastery that will enable you to discover your true purpose, take control of your life, and harness the forces that shape your destiny.

Here’s a short outtake from his summary:

Wake up and take control of your life! From the bestselling author of Inner Strength, Unlimited Power, and MONEY Master the Game, Anthony Robbins, the nation’s leader in the science of peak performance, shows you his most effective strategies and techniques for mastering your emotions, your body, your relationships, your finances, and your life.”


Breaking The Habit of Being Yourself: How to Lose Your Mind and Create a New One by Dr. Joe Dispenza

Book of the week! #80
Breaking The Habit of Being Yourself, is a book that makes your brain say WOW. this is an amazing book on how we can get out of the “standard” life and start living your dream life and feeling fulfilled. Through his powerful workshops and lectures, thousands of people in 24 different countries has he used these principles to change people from the inside out.

Short outtake from this book’s summary:

“You are not doomed by your genes and hardwired to be a certain way for the rest of your life. A new science is emerging that empowers all human beings to create the reality they choose. In Breaking the Habit of Being Yourself, renowned author, speaker, researcher, and chiropractor Dr. Joe Dispenza combines the fields of quantum physics, neuroscience, brain chemistry, biology, and genetics to show you what is truly possible.

Not only will you be given the necessary knowledge to change any aspect of yourself, but you will be taught the step-by-step tools to apply what you learn in order to make measurable changes in any area of your life. Dr. Joe demystifies ancient understandings and bridges the gap between science and spirituality. “


The Third Door by Alex Banayan

Book of the week! #79
Life, business, success . . . it’s just like a nightclub. There are always three ways in.

There’s the First Door: the main entrance, where 99 percent of people wait in line, hoping to get in. The Second Door: the VIP entrance, where the billionaires and celebrities slip through. But what no one tells you is that there is always, always . . . the Third Door. It’s the entrance where you have to jump out of line, run down the alley, bang on the door a hundred times, crack open the window, sneak through the kitchen–there’s always a way. ”

This book was just amazing as Alex says, this book was really missing out there. It helped me and motivated me to see how they have done it because of it so easy to just think that they got a free card in and not struggle theirs as of. You Need to read this book. Just amazing.

Here’s a short outtake from his summary:

“The Third Door takes readers on an unprecedented adventure–from hacking Warren Buffett’s shareholders meeting to chasing Larry King through a grocery store to celebrating in a nightclub with Lady Gaga–as Alex Banayan travels from icon to icon, decoding their success. After remarkable one-on-one interviews with Bill Gates, Maya Angelou, Steve Wozniak, Jane Goodall, Larry King, Jessica Alba, Pitbull, Tim Ferriss, Quincy Jones, and many more, Alex discovered the one key they have in common: they all took the Third Door.”



The Success Principles by Jack Canfield

Book of the week! #78
The Success Principles goes throw 67 success principles that will set you up for success. Personal I found this back really motivating and helpful. It breaks you out of our normal thinking pattern and shows us ways on how we can take ideas into action in real life.

“If you are clear about your goals and take several steps in the right direction every day, eventually you will succeed. So decide what it is you want, write it down, review it constantly, and each day does something that moves you toward those goals. ” Jack Canfield

Short outtake from this book’s summary:

“In The Success Principles, the cocreator of the phenomenal bestselling Chicken Soup for the Soul series, helps you get from where you are to where you want to be, teaching you how to increase your confidence, tackle daily challenges, live with passion and purpose, and realize all your ambitions. Filled with memorable and inspiring stories of CEO’s, world-class athletes, celebrities, and everyday people, it spells out the 64 timeless principles used by successful men and women throughout history—proven principles and strategies that can be adapted for your own life, whether you want to be the best salesperson in your company, become a leading architect, score top grades in school, lose weight, buy your dream home, make millions, or just get back in the job market.”



Homo Deus by Yuval Noah Harari

Book of the week! #77
Homo Deus is the following book of his previews book Sapiens. Sapiens talks about how we have survived until now and Homo Deus is talking about what is happening today and how the future could look like. This books opened up my mind to so many questions. It is a really interesting book, Personally, I think is a little bit pessimistic about the outcome of our future but is a book everyone should read.

Short outtake from this book’s summary:

First Impression: Homo Deus was a book I was really excited to read! The tagline ‘ A brief history of tomorrow’ really intrigued me as I don’t really put much thought into my life life years down the line. This book is a must read! Not only does Harari talk about the future, he does so in such a wide spectrum of elements and details that I was impressed by how much information I took in. It also helps that he kept the language to an accessible and easy to read level, though there is technicality in some of the areas of the text. When I finished the book I was stuck between two very distinct and conflicting thoughts, the first was that I am comfortable with the steps that we as humans are taking to secure our futures and the other is that I am massively concerned about our future.


Start With WHY - Simon Sinek

Book the week! #76
Start with why is a book that explains to you how many of fails at what we do. Because so many of us start from the opposite side, they start with what their doing, and how they’re doing. Often they will not tell you why they do it, probably because they don’t know either. Simon takes out a lot of examples that we easily can be related to us and our surroundings. This book is so important for all of us, it explains how we need to fight for our own WHY and always try to be the best version of our self. If you’re trying to beat the competition of others, no one will help you. If you’re trying to beat your own competition, everyone wants to help you.

 

Short outtake from this book’s summary:

In 2009, Simon Sinek started a movement to help people become more inspired at work, and in turn inspire their colleagues and customers. Since then, millions have been touched by the power of his ideas, including more than 28 million who’ve watched his TED Talk based on START WITH WHY — the third most popular TED video of all time.

Sinek starts with a fundamental question: Why are some people and organizations more innovative, more influential, and more profitable than others? Why do some command greater loyalty from customers and employees alike? Even among the successful, why are so few able to repeat their success over and over?


Incognito: The Secret Lives of the Brain by David Eagleman

Book of the week! #75

Incognito means: having one’s identity concealed, as under an assumed name, especially to avoid notice or formal attentions. This book goes deep into how your brain works on that level you almost can not control. How you think and act in your conscious mind. David starts to ask “If the conscious mind–the part you consider to be you–is just the tip of the iceberg, what is the rest doing?”

If that question lights up your attention, you should read this book. I found it very educational when it comes to understanding how we people think and behave in different circumstances.

Short outtake from this book’s summary:

In this sparkling and provocative book, renowned neuroscientist David Eagleman navigates the depths of the subconscious brain to illuminate its surprising mysteries. Why can your foot move halfway to the brake pedal before you become consciously aware of danger ahead?Why are people whose names begin with J more like to marry other people whose names begin with J? And why is it so difficult to keep a secret?

Taking in brain damage, plane spotting, dating, drugs, beauty, infidelity, synesthesia, criminal law, artificial intelligence, and visual illusions, Incognito is a thrilling subsurface exploration of the mind and all its contradictions.


Never Split The Difference by Chris Voss

Book of the week! #74
Never Split the Difference is a book on negotiating, Chris Voss takes negotiating to the most extreme level and tells us how he has saved many lives through negotiating. Chris Voss has worked for the FBI with cases like kidnapping, bank robbers, gang leader and terrorist. He also has stories from his normal life where he is buying a car, and where his students buy an apartment. What you can learn from this book is how YOU can negotiate your best deal in life. If that is salary, argument, or buying a house.

Short outtake from this book’s summary:


After a stint policing the rough streets of Kansas City, Missouri, Chris Voss joined the FBI, where his career as a kidnapping negotiator brought him face-to-face with bank robbers, gang leaders and terrorists. Never Split the Difference takes you inside his world of high-stakes negotiations, revealing the nine key principles that helped Voss and his colleagues succeed when it mattered the most – when people’s lives were at stake.

Rooted in the real-life experiences of an intelligence professional at the top of his game, Never Split the Difference will give you the competitive edge in any discussion.”


Eyes Wide Open – Isaac Lidsky

Book of the week! #73

Eyes Wide Open is written by a man that has done so much in his life, and when I read about him, my first thought was “how is it possible do all of this when you’re blind.” After I read this book I finally understood how it possible and how also I can improve like he did.

This book is focusing on teaching you how you should clear and see above all the noise that it is out there. Like he says in the book “we are listening like a 5-year-old king, and talking like a lawyer. do the opposite.”

Short outtake from this book’s summary:

“Whether we’re blind or not, our vision is limited by our past experiences, biases, and emotions. Lidsky shows us how we can overcome paralyzing fears, avoid falling prey to our own assumptions and faulty leaps of logic, silence our inner critic, harness our strength, and live with open hearts and minds. In sharing his hard-won insights, Lidsky shows us how we too can confront life’s trials with initiative, humor, and grace.”


Crushing it! – Gary Vaynerchuk

Book of the week! #72

“Crushing It! is a state-of-the-art guide to building your own path to professional and financial success, but it’s not about getting rich. It’s a blueprint to living life on your own terms.”

Crushing it! Is a follow-up book from his book in 2009: Crush it! in Crush it! He laid out a lot of different strategies on how to get big on youtube, facebook, twitter, etc. This book looks back on people that have made it big time through his strategies and lessons.

Crushing it! Is not only a proof that it works, it also lays out the strategies that work today and what he think will work the next couple of years. It doesn’t matter if you have a master degree or are not educated because the market will decide if you are doing a good job or not.

Short outtake from this book’s summary:

In this lively, practical, and inspiring book, Gary dissects every current major social media platform so that anyone, from a plumber to a professional ice skater, will know exactly how to amplify his or her personal brand on each. He offers both theoretical and tactical advice on how to become the biggest thing on old standbys like Twitter, Facebook, YouTube, Instagram, Pinterest, and Snapchat; podcast platforms like Spotify, Soundcloud, iHeartRadio, and iTunes; and other emerging platforms such as Musical.ly. For those with more experience, Crushing It! illuminates some little-known nuances and provides innovative tips and clever tweaks proven to enhance more common tried-and-true strategies.


Sleep Smarter – Shawn Stevenson

Book of the week! #71

Sleep Smarter is a book that opened my eyes to so many new and important facts about sleeping, nutrition, and workouts. Shawn is a is an American Entrepreneur and professional Nutritionist known for having the most listened to podcast in Health and Fitness . You should read this book as soon as possible it takes around 6 hours reading the material.

You should also check out his interview with Tom Bilyeu at youtube.com/ShawnStevenson

Short outtake from this book’s summary:

When it comes to health, there is one criminally overlooked element: sleep. Good sleep helps you shed fat for good, stave off disease, stay productive, and improve virtually every function of your mind and body. That’s what Shawn Stevenson learned when a degenerative bone disease crushed his dream of becoming a professional athlete. Like many of us, he gave up on his health and his body…until he decided there must be a better way. Through better sleep and optimized nutrition, Stevenson not only healed his body but also achieved fitness and business goals he never thought possible.



Thinking Fast and Slow – Daniel Kahneman

Book of the week! #70

Thinking Fast and Slow is one of the greatest books to read if you are interested in Psychology. It shows you how two systems in our brain are constantly fighting over control when it comes to behavior and action. Daniel Kahneman teaches us so many new things that most of us have never thought about before. It goes over Behavior, judgment, decisions, action and many more topics.

This book is about 20 hours read, but well worth it.

Short outtake from this book’s summary:
In the international bestseller, Thinking, Fast and Slow, Daniel Kahneman, the renowned psychologist and winner of the Nobel Prize in Economics, takes us on a groundbreaking tour of the mind and explains the two systems that drive the way we think. System 1 is fast, intuitive, and emotional; System 2 is slower, more deliberative, and more logical. The impact of overconfidence on corporate strategies, the difficulties of predicting what will make us happy in the future, the profound effect of cognitive biases on everything from playing the stock market to planning our next vacation―each of these can be understood only by knowing how the two systems shape our judgments and decisions.


Jeg skal fortelle deg min historie – Petter Stordalen

Book of the week! #69

FOR EN BOK. Petter forteller sine hemmligheter, tanker og samtidig tar deg med på en lærdoms-reise innen forretning. Personlig lærte jeg ekstremt mye, ikke bare busniess, men mye rundt Petters syn på kultur og det å være med-menneske.
Denne boken mener jeg er en “must read”

Kort utdrag fra bookens resume:
“«Dette er ikke historien om hva jeg gjorde. Dette er historien om hvordan jeg gjorde det.» Dette er en bok for deg som vil lykkes. En bok om å se muligheter der andre ser problemer. Om å få det beste ut av menneskene rundt deg. Om å vinne i forhandlinger. Om å satse i dårlige tider. Om å gutse der andre nøler. Dette er hemmelighetene til en av Nordens mest suksessfulle gründere.

Vi lover deg latter, tårer, overraskelser, råhet og mye klokskap og refleksjon. Det er bare å glede seg!”



Influence – Robert B. Cialdini

Book of the week! #68

Influence: The Psychology of Persuasion, is a book that teaches you how to use different technics and how you can see when other uses these technics to get what they want. I found it interesting how much influence-technics it is behind everything that we are buying or taking daily decisions about.

Short outtake from this book’s summary:
“Influence, the classic book on persuasion, explains the psychology of why people say “yes”—and how to apply these understandings. Dr. Robert Cialdini is the seminal expert in the rapidly expanding field of influence and persuasion. His thirty-five years of rigorous, evidence-based research along with a three-year program of study on what moves people to change behavior has resulted in this highly acclaimed book.”

You’ll learn the six universal principles, how to use them to become a skilled persuader—and how to defend yourself against them. Perfect for people in all walks of life, the principles of Influence will move you toward profound personal change and act as a driving force for your success.



Hjernen er Stjernen – Kaja Nordengen

Book of the week! #67

Hjernen er stjernen er en fantastisk book. For meg så er hjernen det mest fasinerende tingen i verden, og denne boken er fyldt med informasjon om hvordan vår hjerne fungerer.

Absolutt en bok du bør lese.

Kort uttak av bokens resume:
“Visste du at hjernen velger kortsiktig gevinst framfor langsiktig? Eller at personlighet, følelser og andre egenskaper som tradisjonelt regnes som «jeget», kommer av hvordan hjernen vår er bygd opp? Og hva er forbindelsen mellom nevrologi og religion? Dyktige Nordengen sammenfatter det siste innen hjerneforskning på en lettfattelig måte, og trekker også på egne erfaringer og pasienthistorier når hun skriver om temaer som hukommelse, intelligens, kommunikasjon, seksualitet og avhengighet. «Som forsker som er opptatt av formidling, har jeg ønsket å dele entusiasmen min så ikke bare hjernekolleger, men alle kan få innblikk hjernens hemmeligheter og se hvor kult og fascinerende dette organet er”


Sapiens – Yuval Noah Harari

Book of the week! #66

Sapiens goes back to 100,000 years when we were at least six different human species lived on earth. It tells you the story of how we Homo sapiens are the only survivors. If you are a litle bit curious, you should read it, it’s a good read.

Short outtake from this book’s summary:
“In Sapiens, Dr Yuval Noah Harari spans the whole of human history, from the very first humans to walk the earth to the radical – and sometimes devastating – breakthroughs of the Cognitive, Agricultural and Scientific Revolutions. Drawing on insights from biology, anthropology, palaeontology and economics, he explores how the currents of history have shaped our human societies, the animals and plants around us, and even our personalities. Have we become happier as history has unfolded? Can we ever free our behaviour from the heritage of our ancestors? And what, if anything, can we do to influence the course of the centuries to come?”


The 10X Rule – Grant Cardone

Book of the week! #65

The 10X Rule came to Grant when he tried to figure out how he could achieve his goals, and save up so he could protect himself and his family at all cost. You probably guessed it, 10X everything you try, and every goal you have. I find Grand Cardone straight fire to my motivation and I love reading his content.

Short outtake from this book’s summary:
“While most people operate with only three degrees of action-no action, retreat, or normal action-if you’re after big goals, you don’t want to settle for the ordinary. To reach the next level, you must understand the coveted 4th degree of action. This 4th degree, also know as the 10 X Rule, is that level of action that guarantees companies and individuals realize their goals and dreams.

The 10 X Rule unveils the principle of “Massive Action,” allowing you to blast through business clichŽs and risk-aversion while taking concrete steps to reach your dreams. It also demonstrates why people get stuck in the first three actions and how to move into making the 10X Rule a discipline. Find out exactly where to start, what to do, and how to follow up each action you take with more action to achieve Massive Action results.”


Money master the game – Tony Robbins

Book of week! #64

Tony Robbins is one the greatest writer and thinker of our time. He has changed so many lives and keeps doing it every single day. Money master takes you step by step through the path to financial freedom. he does not leave anything out and lays every detail out.

Short outtake from this book’s summary:
“Based on extensive research and interviews with some of the most legendary investors at work today (John Bogle, Warren Buffett, Paul Tudor Jones, Ray Dalio, Carl Icahn, and many others), Tony Robbins has created a 7-step blueprint for securing financial freedom. With advice about taking control of your financial decisions, to setting up a savings and investing plan, to destroying myths about what it takes to save and invest, to setting up a “lifetime income plan,” the book brims with advice and practices for making the financial game not only winnable—but providing financial freedom for the rest of your life.”



Unshakeable – Tony Robbins

Book of the week! #63

Unshakeable is a strong book, Tony is a guy that really wanna change your life, he talks to everyone, poor or rich. He teaches you how small step can impact your life and how to put together a simple plan to achieve financial freedom.

Short outtake from this book’s summary:
“After interviewing fifty of the world’s greatest financial minds and penning the #1 New York Times bestseller Money: Master the Game, Tony Robbins returns with a step-by-step playbook, taking you on a journey to transform your financial life and accelerate your path to financial freedom. No matter your salary, your stage of life, or when you started, this book will provide the tools to help you achieve your financial goals more rapidly than you ever thought possible.

Robbins, who has coached more than fifty million people from 100 countries, is the world’s #1 life and business strategist. In this book, he teams up with Peter Mallouk, the only man in history to be ranked the #1 financial advisor in the US for three consecutive years by Barron’s. Together they reveal how to become unshakeable—someone who can not only maintain true peace of mind in a world of immense uncertainty, economic volatility, and unprecedented change, but who can profit from the fear that immobilizes so many.”



How to Win Friends and Influence People – Dale Carnegie

Book of the week! #62

How to Win Friends and Influence People, it’s sold more than 15 million copies, it is a really important book to read. This book teaches you how you should talk and act around people, it teaches you how you can get that job you want, or friends or just connect with people in a good way. This book should be on every bookshelf.

Short outtake from this book’s summary:
“Dale Carnegie’s rock-solid, time-tested advice has carried countless people up the ladder of success in their business and personal lives. One of the most groundbreaking and timeless bestsellers of all time, How to Win Friends & Influence

People will teach you:
-Six ways to make people like you
-Twelve ways to win people to your way of thinking
-Nine ways to change people without arousing resentment”


The subtle art of not giving fuck – Mark Manson

Book of the week! #61
Mark Manson cuts through the crap and tells you it straight. One of his main messages is that you should stop thinking about everything, and you should stop givíng f**k about everything, Life is happening, and you got to accept that. Start living your life, find the courage and face your problems, challenges, and achievements.

Short outtake from this book’s summary:
“Manson makes the argument, backed both by academic research and well-timed poop jokes, that improving our lives hinges not on our ability to turn lemons into lemonade, but on learning to stomach lemons better. Human beings are flawed and limited—”not everybody can be extraordinary, there are winners and losers in society, and some of it is not fair or your fault.” Manson advises us to get to know our limitations and accept them. Once we embrace our fears, faults, and uncertainties, once we stop running and avoiding and start confronting painful truths, we can begin to find the courage, perseverance, honesty, responsibility, curiosity, and forgiveness we seek.”

Talk like TED – Carmine Gallo

Book of the Week! #60

How does not wanna be able to give speeches like those on TED? That was my thought before I read this book as well. Talk Like Ted teaches you the tools you need to be able to give a perfect speech, it teaches you how to stand in front of a big crowd and it teaches you how you should write your speech to get your message out there best possible way.

Short outtake from this book’s summary:
“In his book, Carmine Gallo has broken down hundreds of TED talks and interviewed the most popular TED presenters, as well as the top researchers in the fields of psychology, communications, and neuroscience to reveal the nine secrets of all successful TED presentations. Gallo’s step-by-step method makes it possible for anyone to deliver a presentation that is engaging, persuasive, and memorable.”


The Untethered Soul – Michael A. Singer

Book of the week! #59

The Untethered Soul, will transform your relationship with yourself and the world around you. This book is absolutely one of my favorite books. It goes deep into your inner soul and talks about how you can be free from any limitations and boundaries. It also teaches you tools you can use every day to reach inner peace and serenity.

Short outtake from this book’s summary:
“Whether this is your first exploration of inner space, or you’ve devoted your life to the inward journey, this book will transform your relationship with yourself and the world around you. You’ll discover what you can do to put an end to the habitual thoughts and emotions that limit your consciousness. By tapping into traditions of meditation and mindfulness, author and spiritual teacher Michael A. Singer shows how the development of consciousness can enable us all to dwell in the present moment and let go of painful thoughts and memories that keep us from achieving happiness and self-realization.”


Good to Great – Jim Collins

Book of the week! #58

Good to Great is a book on how you take the hard step from good to great. Many people struggle with the next step, where they take them self or their business to the next level. Collins has studied this for years before I wrote the book. This book is a result of all the study he and his team have done. It’s packed with lessons to learn.

Short outtake from this book’s summary:
“Using tough benchmarks, Collins and his research team identified a set of elite companies that made the leap to great results and sustained those results for at least fifteen years. How great? After the leap, the good-to-great companies generated cumulative stock returns that beat the general stock market by an average of seven times in fifteen years, better than twice the results delivered by a composite index of the world’s greatest companies, including Coca-Cola, Intel, General Electric, and Merck.”


Organized Mind – The Blokehead

Book of the week! #57

Organized Mind, the title says a lot, it’s an important book to read, because it helps you to organized all the information you receive every single day. Sometimes it hard to remember all information you are told, this is defiantly a tool that can help.

Math and Science are, without a doubt, some of the most difficult subjects in school. These subjects require you to learn different methods, formulas, and terminologies, and most of the time they can be too much to handle. With the help of this book, you will learn how to tackle the heavy mental workload required by these subjects in the most efficient manner. Using just 30 simple steps, you will learn how to breeze through math and science, and in the end, you will also find out that studying can be fun.



Get smart – Brian Tracy

Book of the week! #56

Get smart, First time I read it, I was blown away, I still get that wow factor when I read it. It puts us people in perspective where you feel that you can achieve anything. A powerful mental book that I recommend every time someone asks for a book to read.

Short outtake from this book’s summary:
“In Get Smart!, acclaimed success expert and bestselling author Brian Tracy reveals simple, proven ways to tap into our natural thinking talents and abilities and make quantum leaps toward achieving our dreams. In this indispensable guide, you’ll learn to:

· Train your brain to think in ways that create successful results
· Recognize and exploit growth opportunities in any situation
· Identify and eliminate negative patterns holding you back
· Plan, act, and achieve goals with greater precision and speed”


Secret of Mental Math – Janson Scotts

Book of the week! #55

The secret of mental math provides 70 secrets to speed calculation and also have a lot of other math tricks. I always want to exercise my brain for the better, and this books will help you with that when it comes to mathematics.

Short outtake from this book’s summary:
“The main challenge has come from the fact that most persons have become used to grabbing a calculator to solve a mathematical problem. As such, the mind has become a bit lazy and it takes a bit of prodding to get it working without having to use a calculator. The text takes everything back to basics and reminds the reader of simple techniques that they were taught in school. This text is a must-have in any home as it can help an individual to learn how to conquer those math equations without having the need to reach for a calculator.”


The 21 Secrets of self-made millionaires – Brian Tracy

Book of the week! #54

100 “universal laws” that are unbreakable in business. Brian has written this on 30 years of experience. The most important lessons he has learned over these years are in this book.

“The most important part of achieving great success is not the money. It is the kind of person you have to become to earn that money and hold on to it.”

Short outtake from this book’s summary:
“The advice in this book is based on Brian Tracy’s twenty-five years of research, teaching, and personal experience on the subject of self-made millionaires. Tracy himself used these ideas to rise from humble beginnings to become a millionaire. And Tracy has discovered that all successful people practice these 21 success secrets, whether they’re consciously aware of it or not. In The 21 Success Secrets of Self-Made Millionaires Tracy not only identifies and defines each success secret, but also reveals its source and foundation, illustrates how it functions in the world, and shows how to apply it in life and work through specific steps and practical exercises that everyone can use.”


Mastery – Robert Greene

Book of the week! #53

Robert Greene tells how we can achieve Mastery, he tells us how people like Charles Darwin, Mozart and Henry Ford did it as well. I found this book great, it puts you in a mindset where you can see more clearly and motivates you.

Short outtake from this book’s summary:
“Each one of us has within us the potential to be a Master. Learn the secrets of the field you have chosen, submit to a rigorous apprenticeship, absorb the hidden knowledge possessed by those with years of experience, surge past competitors to surpass them in brilliance, and explode established patterns from within. Study the behaviors of Albert Einstein, Charles Darwin, Leonardo da Vinci and the nine contemporary Masters interviewed for this book.”


Think and grow rich – Napoleon Hill

Book of the week! #52

Think and Grow Rich is one of the worlds most famous books. It has sold over 100 million books worldwide. Napoleon Hill is one of the biggest names when it comes to self-development and self-improving. If you haven’t read it, you should.

Short outtake from this book’s summary:
“The concepts taught by Napoleon Hill transformed my life. Some of these include developing a definite purpose, building a Positive Mental Attitude (PMA), channeling the power of the sub-conscious mind and dealing with adversity. Everything he wrote about or talked about is thought provoking.
He was wise, humble and funny.

His philosophy is universal; he did not mix it with religion. The riches he referred to were more than money, for the Philosophy of Personal Achievement can be applied to anything in life. Hill was well ahead of his time.

This book has a chapter dedicated to some of today’s most important issues – Specialized Knowledge, Decision Making, Imagination and Organized Planning (in which he deals with Leadership). He also has principles for Teamwork.”


Ego is the enemy – Ryan Holiday

Book of the week! #51

Ego is the enemy, this book tells you how you are destroying yourself through your own ego. A true eye-opener to read this book, because Ryan Holiday takes out so many good point and lessons, on how we are wired as humans and how we should change to improve our lives.

Short outtake from this book’s summary:
“Ego Is the Enemy draws on a vast array of stories and examples, from literature to philosophy to his­tory. We meet fascinating figures such as George Marshall, Jackie Robinson, Katharine Graham, Bill Belichick, and Eleanor Roosevelt, who all reached the highest levels of power and success by con­quering their own egos. Their strategies and tactics can be ours as well.

In an era that glorifies social media, reality TV, and other forms of shameless self-promotion, the battle against ego must be fought on many fronts. Armed with the lessons in this book, as Holiday writes, “you will be less invested in the story you tell about your own specialness, and as a result, you will be liberated to accomplish the world-changing work you’ve set out to achieve.”


Mindset – Carol Dweck

Book of the week! #50

Mindset takes a look at the difference between people with a fixed and a growth mindset, how one trumps the other and what you can do to adopt the right one. This book is a MUST-READ, mindblowing!

Short outtake from this book’s summary:
“After decades of research, world-renowned Stanford University psychologist Carol S. Dweck, Ph.D., discovered a simple but groundbreaking idea: the power of mindset. In this brilliant book, she shows how success in school, work, sports, the arts, and almost every area of human endeavor can be dramatically influenced by how we think about our talents and abilities. People with a fixed mindset—those who believe that abilities are fixed—are less likely to flourish than those with a growth mindset—those who believe that abilities can be developed. Mindset reveals how great parents, teachers, managers, and athletes can put this idea to use to foster outstanding accomplishment.”



Extreme Ownership – Jocko Willink and Leif Babin

Book of the week! #49

Jocko Willing, former Navy SEAL leader, in this book he tells you his story from where he was in Iraq, what kind of situations he was in and how he uses those experiences to train leaders in big companies and startups.

Also, check out his podcast on Spotify, this guy is impressively strong-minded, focused and has a lot of implementation force.

Short outtake from this book’s summary:
“Sent to the most violent battlefield in Iraq, Jocko Willink and Leif Babin’s SEAL task unit faced a seemingly impossible mission: help U.S. forces secure Ramadi, a city deemed “all but lost.” In gripping firsthand accounts of heroism, tragic loss, and hard-won victories in SEAL Team Three’s Task Unit Bruiser, they learned that leadership—at every level—is the most important factor in whether a team succeeds or fails.Willink and Babin returned home from deployment and instituted SEAL leadership training that helped forge the next generation of SEAL leaders. After departing the SEAL Teams, they launched Echelon Front, a company that teaches these same leadership principles to businesses and organizations. From promising startups to Fortune 500 companies, Babin and Willink have helped scores of clients across a broad range of industries build their own high-performance teams and dominate their battlefields.”



The Power of Now – Eckhart Tolle

Book of the week! #48

Eckhart Tolle takes you on a spiritual journey to find your deepest self and truth and reach the ultimate in personal growth. Is a fantastic book that will change your life if you read it with an open mind.

Short outtake from this book’s summary:
“In the first chapter, Tolle introduces readers to enlightenment and its natural enemy, the mind. He awakens readers to their role as a creator of pain and shows them how to have a pain-free identity by living fully in the present. The journey is thrilling, and along the way, the author shows how to connect to the indestructible essence of our Being, “the eternal, ever-present One Life beyond the myriad forms of life that are subject to birth and death.”


The first billion is the hardest – T. Boone Pickens

Book of the week! #47

This book is a business and biography book and takes you on the inside in America’s energy future. T. Boone really shows you how much work and hustle it’s behind his journey, it’s a very interesting book.

Short outtake from this book’s summary:
“Both a riveting account of a life spent pulling off improbable triumphs and a report back from the front of the global-energy and natural-resource wars, The First Billion Is the Hardest tells the story of the remarkable late-life comeback that brought the famed oilman and maverick back from bankruptcy and clinical depression. Along the way, the man often called the “Oracle of Oil” shares the insights that have made him a legend–and describes the billion-dollar bets he is now making in hopes of securing America’s energy independence.”


Bold – Peter H. Diamandis and Steven Kotler

BOOK OF THE WEEK! #46

Bold: How to Go Big, Make Bank, and Better the World – Peter H. Diamandis and Steven Kotler

Bold is a guidebook on how you can use exponential technologies, big thinking and crowd-power to achieve extreme wealth and impacting billions.

If you have big goals and really wanna do an impact, you should give this book a try.

“Exploring the exponential technologies that are disrupting today’s Fortune 500 companies and enabling upstart entrepreneurs to go from “I’ve got an idea” to “I run a billion-dollar company” far faster than ever before, the authors provide exceptional insight into the power of 3-D printing, artificial intelligence, robotics, networks and sensors, and synthetic biology. Drawing on insights from billionaire entrepreneurs Larry Page, Elon Musk, Richard Branson, and Jeff Bezos, the audiobook offers the best practices that allow anyone to leverage today’s hyper connected crowd like never before. The authors teach how to design and use incentive competitions, launch million-dollar crowdfunding campaigns to tap into tens of billions of dollars of capital, and build communities – armies of exponentially enabled individuals willing and able to help today’s entrepreneurs make their boldest dreams come true.”


Hustle – Niel Patel, Patrick Vlaskovits, and Jonas Koffler

BOOK OF THE WEEK! #45

Hustle: The Power to Charge Your Life with Money, Meaning, and Momentum – Niel Patel, Patrick Vlaskovits, and Jonas Koffler

the book Hustle takes back the real meaning of the word. It’s a game-changer book on how you should have your mindset to achieve your goals. How you shall hustle your way.

Short outtake from this book’s summary:
“Too often we feel like underdogs fighting a system that stacks the odds against us. We work hard, follow the rules, and dream of a better life. But these days, working harder doesn’t always lead to fulfillment. In fact, according to Gallup research, nearly 90 percent of people feel disconnected from their jobs. So how do you break free from the drudgery and achieve more success on your own terms?

You hustle.

The secret lies in making manageable tweaks and placing small bets on pursuits that propel you from who you are today to the person you’re destined to become.”


22 immutable laws of marketing – Al Ries and Jack Trout

BOOK OF THE WEEK! #44

Al Ries and Jack Trout go through the most important laws of nature when it comes to marketing. This book is an easy read but at the same time, this book makes so much sense.

Short outtake from this book’s summary:
“As Al Ries and Jack Trout—the world-renowned marketing consultants and bestselling authors of Positioning—note, you can build an impressive airplane, but it will never leave the ground if you ignore the laws of physics, especially gravity. Why then, they ask, shouldn’t there also be laws of marketing that must be followed to launch and maintain winning brands? In The 22 Immutable Laws of Marketing, Ries and Trout offer a compendium of twenty-two innovative rules for understanding and succeeding in the international marketplace. From the Law of Leadership, to The Law of the Category, to The Law of the Mind, these valuable insights stand the test of time and present a clear path to successful products. Violate them at your own risk.”


Alternativ investering  – Erik Reppen

BOOK OF THE WEEK #43

Alternativ investeringer er en bok, der Erik Reppen forklarer forskjellige investerings måter og samtidig gjør deg kjent med de forskjellige alternativene.

Noen av katogoriene han går igjennom er eiendom, hedgefund, strukturerte produkter og private equity. Denne boken gir deg et veldig forståelig innsikt i investinger, ting du må passe på hvis du har tenkt å investere.


The Innovator’s Dilemma – Clayton Christensen

BOOK OF THE WEEK! #42

Clayton Christensen provides an insightful analysis of changing technology and its importance to a company’s future success. It goes through disruptive and sustaining technology. If you want to be an inventor this is a must-read.

“This book ought to chill any executive who feels bulletproof —and inspire entrepreneurs aiming their guns.”
—Forbes

Short outtake from this book’s summary:
“The Innovator’s Dilemma is the revolutionary business book that has forever changed corporate America. Based on a truly radical idea—that great companies can fail precisely because they do everything right—this Wall Street Journal, Business Week and New York Times Business bestseller is one of the most provocative and important business books ever written. Entrepreneurs, managers, and CEOs ignore its wisdom and its warnings at their great peril.”


The stock market explained – Alvin Hall

BOOK OF THE WEEK! #41

The title of the book says it all, and it’s a good book to start with if you are new to the stock market, and need to learn about the basic stuff and next level stuff.

Short outtake from this book’s summary:
“Whether you are saving for a particular goal, planning towards retirement or simply maximising your capital, financial guru Alvin Hall helps you to:
Make more informed choices about your investments.
Learn basic analysis techniques to minimize risk and maximize reward.
Understand your own risk tolerance and find an investment style that suits your personality and circumstances.
Investing in the stock market can be a complex business, but with practical examples and clear definitions, Alvin makes it a highly accessible one, regardless of your investment experience.
Providing easy comparisons of the features, benefits, rewards and risks among the three different asset classes, this is the ultimate guide to feeling more comfortable (and smarter) about your investment decisions.”


The intelligent investor – Benjamin Graham

BOOK OF THE WEEK! #40

Benjamin Graham is one of the “big” guys when it comes to economy, market, investing and philosophy. In this book, he goes over his strategies and rules for long-term investing. He has an interesting perspective on the philosophy of the market and investing.

I have read both the long and short version of this book, and I would say that both are really good, both the longer one goes deeper into it.

Short outtake from this book summary:
“The greatest investment advisor of the twentieth century, Benjamin Graham, taught and inspired people worldwide. Graham’s philosophy of “value investing” — which shields investors from substantial error and teaches them to develop long-term strategies — has made The Intelligent Investor the stock market bible ever since its original publication in 1949.

Over the years, market developments have proven the wisdom of Graham’s strategies. While preserving the integrity of Graham’s original text, this revised edition includes updated commentary by noted financial journalist Jason Zweig, whose perspective incorporates the realities of today’s market, draws parallels between Graham’s examples and today’s financial headlines, and gives readers a more thorough understanding of how to apply Graham’s principles.”


The Snowball: Warren Buffett – Alice Schroeder

BOOK OF THE WEEK! #39

This book is a Biography of Warren Buffet, he is known as “the oracle of Omaha”, all so known as the investment master. Most of the people had heard of him, but not so many know his true story and everything are being laid out here. It’s such a fascinating story how he started to where he is now.

“Someone is sitting in the shade today because someone planted a tree a long time ago.” – Warren Buffet

Here is a short outtake from his summary:
“Although the media track him constantly, Buffett himself has never told his full life story. His reality is private, especially by celebrity standards. Indeed, while the homespun persona that the public sees is true as far as it goes, it goes only so far. Warren Buffett is an array of paradoxes. He set out to prove that nice guys can finish first. Over the years he treated his investors as partners, acted as their steward, and championed honesty as an investor, CEO, board member, essayist, and speaker. At the same time he became the world’s richest man, all from the modest Omaha headquarters of his company Berkshire Hathaway. None of this fits the term “simple.”

When Alice Schroeder met Warren Buffett she was an insurance industry analyst and a gifted writer known for her keen perception and business acumen. Her writings on finance impressed him, and as she came to know him she realized that while much had been written on the subject of his investing style, no one had moved beyond that to explore his larger philosophy, which is bound up in a complex personality and the details of his life. Out of this came his decision to cooperate with her on the book about himself that he would never write.”


The little book that still beats the market – Joel Greenblatt

BOOK OF THE WEEK! #38

Joel Greenblatt is a hedge fund manager and professor, and his investment firm has an average of 40% on their annual returns. This book wants to learn you how to do that as well. Personally, I read this book to learn more about the market and to get another perspective on the market.

But there’s more. You can do it all by yourself. You can do it with low risk. You can do it without making any predictions, and you can do it by following, step by step, a time-tested, proven “magic formula” that uses only common sense and two simple concepts. Best of all, once you are convinced that it really works you can choose to do it for the rest of your life.

Here is a short outtake from this book’s summary:
“A runaway bestseller even before it was published, The Little Book That Beats the Market shows how successful investing can be made easy for investors of any age. It’s never too early or too late to start investing, and with Greenblatt as your guide you’ll know exactly where to go and what to do. By following the clearly outlined simple steps and magic formula, you can achieve extraordinary long-term investment results with a very low level of risk.”


One up on wall street – Peter Lynch

BOOK OF THE WEEK! #37

Peter Lynch is a legendary mutual-fund manager and his books try to teach you how you can achieve same results as he has. He helps you to find companies to invest in before any other professional analysts discover them.

Here is a short outtake from this book’s summary:
“Lynch offers easy-to-follow advice for sorting out the long shots from the no-shots by reviewing a company’s financial statements and knowing which numbers really count. He offers guidelines for investing in cyclical, turnaround, and fast-growing companies.

As long as you invest for the long term, Lynch says, your portfolio can reward you. This timeless advice has made One Up on Wall Street a #1 bestseller and a classic book of investment know-how.”


How to Make Money in Stock market – William O’Neil

BOOK OF THE WEEK! #36

Willaim O´Neil teaches you techniques and a system on how you can beat the market. His quote in the book is “Anyone can learn to invest wisely” and this book is a best seller, that are sold over 2 million copies.

Short outtake from this book’s summary:
“Based on a major study of market winners from 1880 to 2009, this expanded edition gives you:

Proven techniques for finding winning stocks before they make big price gains
Tips on picking the best stocks, mutual funds, and ETFs to maximize your gains
100 new charts to help you spot today’s most profitable trends
PLUS strategies to help you avoid the 21 most common investor mistakes!”


Beat the crowd – Kenneth L. Fisher

BOOK OF THE WEEK! #35

Kenneth L. Fisher is a self-made billionaire, he’s firm are managing over 100 billion dollars. He is also the son of the legendary value investor Phil Fisher. One one the strong lessons in this book is that the market does not care for anything, and he means, what happened yesterday is pure noise. Beat the crowd will give you another perspective on the market and has many good lessons in it.

Here is a short outtake from this book’s summary:
“Beat the Crowd is the real contrarian s guide to investing, with comprehensive explanations of how a true contrarian investor thinks and acts and why it works more often than not. Bestselling author Ken Fisher breaks down the myths and cuts through the noise to present a clear, unvarnished view of timeless market realities, and the ways in which a contrarian approach to investing will outsmart the herd. In true Ken Fisher style, the book explains why the crowd often goes astray and how you can stay on track.

Contrarians understand how headlines really affect the market and which noise and fads they should tune out. Beat the Crowd is a primer to the contrarian strategy, teaching readers simple tricks to think differently and get it right more often than not.”


The New Confessions of an Economic Hit Man – John Perkins

BOOK OF THE WEEK! #34

The new confession of an Economic Hit Man did a huge impact on me, This book goes really under the skin on how the world can be and what happened in countries like Europe, Vietnam, China, Ecuador, Honduras, Seychelles, and Libya. This book change how I see things today, and to be honest, I think everyone should read it.

Short outtake from the book’s summary:
“Economic hit men are the shock troops of what Perkins calls the corporatocracy, a vast network of corporations, banks, colluding governments, and the rich and powerful people tied to them. If the EHMs can’t maintain the corrupt status quo through nonviolent coercion, the jackal assassins swoop in. The heart of this book is a completely new section, over 100 pages long, that exposes the fact that all the EHM and jackal tools—false economics, false promises, threats, bribes, extortion, debt, deception, coups, assassinations, unbridled military power—are used around the world today exponentially more than during the era Perkins exposed over a decade ago.”


Extraordinary Popular Delusions and the Madness of Crowds and Confusion – Charles Mackay

BOOK OF THE WEEK! #33

Extraordinary Popular Delusions and the Madness of Crowds and Confusion – Charles Mackay

This book goes into the history of market bubbles and crashes all the way back to 1637. It gives you a good insight into what has been happening, and how the market has recovered from crashes.

Her is a short summary of the book:
“Charles Mackay covers many types of delusions, among them financial manias like the South Sea Company bubble of 1711-1720, the Mississippi Company bubble of 1719-1720, and the Dutch tulip mania of the early 17th century. According to Mackay, during this bubble, speculators from all walks of life bought and sold tulip bulbs and even futures contracts on them. Allegedly some tulip bulb varieties briefly became the most expensive objects in the world during 1637. Mackay’s accounts are enlivened by colorful, comedic anecdotes, such as the Parisian hunchback who supposedly profited by renting out his hump as a writing desk during the height of the mania surrounding the Mississippi Company. Financier Bernard Baruch credited the lessons he learned from Mackay with his decision to sell all his stock ahead of the financial crash of 1929.Other chapters are devoted to Alchemists, scientists and pseudo scientists who attempted to turn base metals into gold. Mackay notes that many of these practitioners were themselves deluded, convinced that these feats could be performed if they discovered the correct old recipe or stumbled upon the right combination of ingredients. There are also extensive treatments on the Crusades, Witch Mania and Trials and other forms of mass delusion.”


Rise and Grind – Daymond John

BOOK OF THE WEEK! #32

Motivation, life stories, and lessons from Daymond and many others where they tell you’re their way to Rise and Grind. What their morning routines are, how they control stress, and how they mindset are.

This book will help you to see how the “big league” thinks and how they get so much done. It will help you to understand actually how much work it’s needed to do accomplish projects.

Here’s a short outtake from the book summary:
“Daymond John knows what it means to push yourself hard–and he also knows how spectacularly a killer work ethic can pay off. As a young man, he founded a modest line of clothing on a $40 budget by hand-sewing hats between his shifts at Red Lobster. Today, his brand FUBU has over $6 billion in sales.

Convenient though it might be to believe that you can shortcut your way to the top, says John, the truth is that if you want to get and stay ahead, you need to put in the work. You need to out-think, out-hustle, and out-perform everyone around you. You’ve got to rise and grind every day.”


How to Win at Sports and Business – Mark Cuban

BOOK OF THE WEEK! #31

How to Win at Sports and Business is a book about Mark and how he changed his mindset and attitude over the year he went from broke to a billionaire. He helps you embrace the habits of a successful business person.

“The sport of business is the ultimate competition. It’s 7 x 24 x 365 x forever.”

It’s a truly inspirational story, and it’s also shorted down so every single person can be able to read it. Here is a short outtake from his summary:
“Using the greatest material from his popular Blog Maverick, Cuban has collected and updated his postings on business and life to provide a catalog of insider knowledge on what it takes to become a thriving entrepreneur. He tells his own rags-to-riches story of how he went from selling powdered milk and sleeping on friends’ couches to owning his own company and becoming a multi-billion dollar success story. His unconventional yet highly effective ideas on how to build a successful business offer entrepreneurs at any stage of their careers a huge edge over their competitors.”


Zero to One – Peter Theil

BOOK OF THE WEEK! #30

Zero to One gives you an inside look into Peter’s philosophy and strategy to make a startup company through his experience he has learned from founding Paypal and investing I Facebook.

“Brilliant thinking is rare, but courage is in even shorter supply than genius.”

Short outtake from his summary:
“Thiel begins with the contrarian premise that we live in an age of technological stagnation, even if we’re too distracted by shiny mobile devices to notice. Information technology has improved rapidly, but there is no reason why progress should be limited to computers or Silicon Valley. Progress can be achieved in any industry or area of business. It comes from the most important skill that every leader must master: learning to think for yourself.

Doing what someone else already knows how to do takes the world from 1 to n, adding more of something familiar. But when you do something new, you go from 0 to 1. The next Bill Gates will not build an operating system. The next Larry Page or Sergey Brin won’t make a search engine. Tomorrow’s champions will not win by competing ruthlessly in today’s marketplace. They will escape competition altogether, because their businesses will be unique.”


Anything You Want – Derek Sivers

BOOK OF THE WWEK! #29

Anything you want goes through how you should build a business based on who you are, and how you can become whatever you want and not follow the crowd.

“Most people don’t know why they’re doing. They imitate others, go with the flow, follow paths without making their own.”

Short outtake from his summary:
“They spend decades in pursuit of something that someone convinced them they should want, without realizing that it won’t make them happy.

Anything You Want is a manifesto about living life, appreciating enough, and doing what matters. It’s most of what fabled entrepreneur Derek Sivers learned in ten years of starting and growing a small business, compacted into something you can listen to in an hour and a half.”


Sell or Be Sold – Grant Cardone

BOOK OF THE WEEK! #28

Grant is one of my favorite persons to listen to when it comes to how to handle money and take action. He cuts the bullshit and goes straight to the case.

Sell or be sold is a book about selling, and how you should use this tool in life. Many think about selling like it’s a bad thing but every single day, you are selling something, if you need permission to do something, or trying to convince someone or you are trying to sell a product. All this are selling.

Short outtake from his summary:
“In Sell or Be Sold, Cardone breaks down the techniques and approaches necessary to master the art of selling in any avenue. You will learn how to handle rejection, turn around negative situations, shorten sales cycles, and guarantee yourself greatness. Cardone will also teach you the success essentials of
Selling in a bad economy”


Never Get a Real Job – Scott Gerber

BOOK OF THE WEEK! #27

Scott Gerber is a true entrepreneur, that had to build everything from zero and today he is the CEO of The Community Company, founder of YEC and invitation-only organization comprised of the world’s most successful young entrepreneurs, and Forbes Councils, a collective of invitation-only organizations for elite executives.

Here is a short outtake from his summary:
“In Never Get a “Real” Job: How to Dump Your Boss, Build a Business, and Not Go Broke, Gerber challenges the social conventions behind the “real” job and empowers young people to take control of their lives and dump their nine-to-fives—or their quest to attain them.

Drawing upon case studies, experiences, and observations, Scott dissects failures, shares hard-learned lessons, and presents practical, affordable, and systematic action steps to building, managing, and marketing a successful business on a shoestring budget.

The proven, no-b.s. methodology presented in Never Get a “Real” Job teaches unemployed and underemployed Gen-Yers, aspiring small business owners, students, and recent college graduates how to quit 9-to-5s, become their own bosses, and achieve financial independence.”


Elon Musk – Ashlee Vance

BOOK OF THE WEEK! #26

Most of you probably know how Elon is after all the crazy and breakthrough stuff he has been doing. This book is the first official biography of him. Elon is the creator of SolarCity, SpaceX, Tesla and Bored.

“If the rules are such that you can’t make progress, then you have to fight the rules.”

Elon’s three major goals in life were to make humans space colonizers, to build ecologically sound and beautiful cars, and to power the world with safe, free solar energy. By 2012, his Space X, Tesla Motors, and SolarCity companies were all racking up success after success in each of his goal areas.

If you haven’t read it but you want to know more about his background and life goal. You should dig into this book.



Benjamin Franklin – Walter Isaacson

BOOK OF THE WEEK! #25

Benjamin Franklin’s biography is an interesting piece you could easily say that you should read, it is not an easy read but it’s full of history, great stories, and life lessons.

“Knowledge is obtained rather by the use of the ear than of the tongue.” – Walter Isaacson

This book goes through Historical context, Chapter-by-chapter overviews, Character profiles, a Detailed timeline of events, Important quotes, fascinating trivia, Glossary of terms and Supposing material to enhance your understanding of the original work.

“Isaacson follows Franklin from young runaway teenager in Philadelphia, to the savvy statesman coordinating the Franco-American alliance during the Revolutionary War, to the wise, 80-year-old politician at the Constitutional Convention. In between, we learn about Franklin the person—his complicated relationships, his scientific curiosity and brilliant discoveries, and the civic-mindedness that caused him to found a library, a fire department, a university, and a hospital. Franklin’s principles of democracy and admiration for the middle class continue to be at the foundation of American society.”


Shoe Dog – Phil Knight

BOOK OF THE WEEK! #24

Shoe Dog, you need to read this book, if you’re not interested in business then it’s a great story but if you are then it is a great story. A book full of lessons that you can benefit from.

Phil Knight shares his stories how he founded one of the most iconic, profitable and world-changing brands in the world. Have you maybe heard of NIKE? – that’s his brand.

“The only time you must not fail is the last time you try”

He has 3 short lessons that he thinks people should think about if you want to start a business:
1. If you’re young and don’t have much to lose, it’s best to go for broke.
2. Get a mentor and partner on board, who will believe in you and complement your skills.
3. Don’t tell people how to do things. Let them do their thing.

Short summary outtake from his book:
“In 1962, at 24 years old, Knight decided to pursue a business idea he researched in a Stanford University business class: introducing Japanese running shoes to the United States to compete with dominant European brands. This would require a trip to Japan. Knight wanted to extend this trip into a voyage around the world, so he acquired a loan from his father in Portland, Oregon. Knight planned an itinerary with a friend from Stanford. After a brief stay in Hawaii, Knight continued his journey without his traveling companion. In Japan, Knight met with executives at Onitsuka Tiger shoe company. He offered to become their US distributor as Blue Ribbon Sports. The executives agreed to send him sample”


The 5 Second Rule – Mel Robbins

BOOK OF THE WEEK! #24

This book is written around the main rule of 5 seconds, and it tells a lot of success stories of other people and her self. Personally, I think it’s a good rule but the book is long to just explain one rule.

I recommend you watch and listen to some of her work, like this TEDx talk.

Here is a short outtake of its summary.
“Throughout your life, you’ve had parents, coaches, teachers, friends and mentors who have pushed you to be better than your excuses and bigger than your fears. What if the secret to having the confidence and courage to enrich your life and work is simply knowing how to push yourself?

Using the science of habits, riveting stories and surprising facts from some of the most famous moments in history, art and business, Mel Robbins will explain the power of a “push moment.” Then, she’ll give you one simple tool you can use to become your greatest self.

It takes just five seconds to use this tool, and every time you do you’ll be in great company. More than 8 million people have watched Mel’s TEDx Talk, and executives inside of the world’s largest brands are using the tool to increase productivity, collaboration, and engagement.”

High-Performance Habits – Brendon Burchard

BOOK OF THE WEEK! #23

High-Performance Habits by Brendon Burchard is a fantastic book that really takes you to the core of what you need to do to succeed.
Brendon goes through real-life experiences from him and his clients, that teaches us good lessons. He goes through six habits that you need to live and breath.

1. Seek Clarity
“High performers don’t necessarily get clarity. Instead, they seek it more often than other people – so they tend to find it and stay on their true path.”

2. Generate energy
“What we found is that most people bleed out energy and intention in the transitions between tasks, between meetings, etc.”

3. Raise necessity
“Before every major activity, high performers raise the psychological necessity regarding why it is important for them to perform well.”

4. Increase productivity
“That’s what we all have to do: The main thing is to keep the main thing the main thing.”

5. Develop influence
“High performers develop influence by teaching people how to think and challenging them to grow.”

6. Demonstrate courage
“If you want the courage to stay the course, to overcome obstacles, to honor the struggle, don’t focus on changing the world. Decide who you’re doing it for, and then work hard for them.”


Emotional Agility – Susan David

BOOK OF THE WEEK! #22

“The most effective what to transform your life, therefore, is not by quitting your job and moving to an ashram, but, to paraphrase Teddy Roosevelt, by doing what you can, with what you have, where you are.” – Susan David

David is a Ph.D., Harvard psychologist and long-term researcher of what helps people achieve happiness and fulfillment. In 2016, she condensed years of research, coaching, speaking and consulting experience into a book.

This book goes through a lot of lessons and how you can get better. First important lesson: Face your feelings, don’t ignore the uncomfortable ones. Second: Detach from emotions to see your true options. And third: Use your core values to set goals that reflect the real you.

Short outtake from her summary:
“The way we respond to these internal experiences drives our actions, careers, relationships, happiness, health—everything that matters in our lives. As humans, we are all prone to common hooks—things like self-doubt, shame, sadness, fear, or anger—that can too easily steer us in the wrong direction. Emotionally agile people are not immune to stresses and setbacks. The key difference is that they know how to adapt, aligning their actions with their values and making small but powerful changes that lead to a lifetime of growth. Emotional agility is not about ignoring difficult emotions and thoughts; it’s about holding them loosely, facing them courageously and compassionately, and then moving past them to bring the best of yourself forward.”


The 7 Habits of Highly Effective People – Stephen R. Covey


BOOK OF THE WEEK! #21

The 7 Habits of Highly Effective People is a book that tells us how important it is to have good habits and it shows us the most important habits that Highly effective people have.

“But until a person can say deeply and honestly, “I am what I am today because of the choices I made yesterday,” that person cannot say, “I choose otherwise.”

The 7 habits Stephen goes trough is:
1. Be Proactive
2. Begin with the End in Mind
3. Put First Thing First.
4. Think Win/Win.
5. Seek First to Understand, then to Be Understood.
6. Synergize.
7. Sharpen the Saw.

It really takes you step by step through each habit and if that is not enough you can also go to his home page and read more content on this topic. If your that type of person that grind every day after being a better version of yourself, then you must read this book.


The Daily Trading Coach – Brett N. Steenbarger

BOOK OF THE WEEK! #20

“Routine is necessary for efficiency; breaking routine is necessary for adaptation.” – Brett N.Steenbarger

Personally, I think “The daily Trading coach” is crucial to your success as a trader, this book has 101 lessons about trading and trading psychology. As a trader, you are an entrepreneur, you are your own boss and every decision is on you. This book guides you through situations you have to be aware off to not blow up your account and be able to stay in the game.

Short out-take from this book summary: “As an active trader and a coach of traders in hedge funds, proprietary trading groups, and investment bank settings, author Brett Steenbarger has helped others see the personal assets they have possessed all along: those that can pay a lifetime of dividends.
In The Daily Trading Coach, Steenbarger provides the tools to help you prioritize both your trading goals and your life—and become your own trading psychologist.”


How Champions think – Bob Rotella


BOOK OF THE WEEK! #19

“Exceptional people really do come to believe that the journey is more important than the destination.” – Bob Rotella

How champions think as a fantastic book that gets you on the inside on how one of the biggest sports stars thinks on the field and in there daily life. Bob tells also his story that is really inspiring, how he found his thing that he wanted to do and pursued it even if it that type of work didn’t exist.

Short out-take from his summary: “Most psychology is focused on trying to make abnormal people normal. Bob Rotella’s work is to make normal people exceptional. “Intriguing and persuasive” (Publishers Weekly), How Champions Think takes readers inside the minds of winners in many fields. It explores how to keep the mind from holding you back, whatever your physical gifts or other talents. It’s about how to make a commitment, how to persevere, how to deal with failure. It’s about how to train your mind to create a self-image that promotes confidence and accomplishment.”


Irrational Exuberance – Robert J. Shiller


BOOK OF THE WEEK! #18

Irrational Exuberance is a book that represents an analytical work that is very futuristic in its intent. This book teaches you a lot about the history of the stock market, and the reasons behind stock market crashes. I would recommend this book for people how has an economy, investing and financial interest.

“By history’s yardstick, Shiller believes this market is grossly overvalued, and the factors that have conspired to create and amplify this event–the baby-boom effect, the public infatuation with the Internet, and media interest–will most certainly abate. He fears that too many individuals and institutions have come to view stocks as their only investment vehicle and that investors should consider looking beyond stocks as a way to diversify and hedge against the inevitable downturn. This is a serious and well-researched book that should read like a Stephen King novel to anyone who has staked his or her future on the market’s continued success.” –Harry C. Edwards


Trend following – Micheal Covel


BOOK OF THE WEEK! #17

Author Micheal Covel has written five books on investment, you can call him a guy how devotes his time to understanding the market.

I read this as I started with trading and it took me on a journey where I learned a lot about how the markets work and how people think about the market. One of the biggest bonuses I wanna mention is, if you hear the audio version you get all of the best podcast he had overtime at the end of the book, and they are packed with lessons and good information.

Trend Following summaries buy this words: “His cutting-edge and unorthodox perspectives have garnered international acclaim and have earned him invitations with China Asset Management Co., Ltd., GIC Private Limited (Singapore sovereign wealth fund), BM&F Bovespa, Managed Funds Association, Bank of China Investment Management, Market Technicians Association. He also has the distinction of interviewing four Nobel Prize winners in economics, including Daniel Kahneman and Harry Markowitz and has been featured by major press, including The Wall Street Journal, Bloomberg, CCTV, The Straits Times, and Fox Business.”

Covel’s Trend Following podcast now has over 2.5M listens (trendfollowing.com/podcast) and has ranked as high as number two on iTunes. He splits his time across USA and Asia and sees location independence as our future


The School of greatness – Lewis Howes

BOOK OF THE WEEK! #16

You may know Lewis from his podcast called School of greatness or from his other book Mask Of Masculinity. His podcast has over 45 million subscribers and 5 stars on Itunes. You could say it’s a summary of all the great people he has interviewed. School of Greatness has 8 chapters that are going through every lesson he and his interviewers have experienced over the years.

The School of Greatness is a fantastic book that gives you advice from his and so many other big achievers on how you can go after your life in your best way.

1. Create a vision
2. Turn adversity into advantage
3. Cultivate a championship mindset
4. Develop hustle
5. Master your body
6. Practice positive habits
7. Build a winning team
8. Be of service to others

Short out-take from his summary:

“A framework for personal development, The School of Greatness gives you the tools, knowledge, and actionable resources you need to reach your potential. Howes anchors each chapter with a specific lesson he culled from his greatness “professors” and his own experiences to teach you how to create a vision, develop hustle, and use dedication, mindfulness, joy, and love to reach goals. His lessons and practical exercises prove that anyone is capable of achieving success and that we can all strive for greatness in our everyday lives.”



Mask of Masculinity – Lewis Howes

BOOK OF THE WEEK! #15

You have made know how Lewis is but if you don’t, I can mention that he has a podcast with 45 million subscribers and a New York bestselling book called “The School of Greatness.”

Mask of Masculinity is a book that gets under your skin and truly discovers yourself. Lewis talks about nine different masks that we men put on. He has discovered them after journeying with many interviews, studying and self-discovering.

This is a “must read” book, it gives you a really good insight into how we men work. By knowing this mask we can get to know how men act around us and recognize how we self-act and if we have any of this masks.

Here is a short explanation of each mask:

1. The Stoic Mask

The stoic mask will tell a man to prove himself by being invulnerable and tough. Emotions should be hidden, managed and suppressed.

Lewis learns that there is nothing or wrong with showing real emotions. Dropping this mask he says, will give men emotional freedom, deeper relationship with men and women, and the permission to feel again.

2. The Athlete Mask

The athlete mask tells a man to prove himself by being good at sports. Men convince them self, buy says, a good man equals a good athlete. many times this gets translated as ” you have to be in the gym and get fit” or “no pain no gain.”

Lewis explains, by wearing this mask can strip you from a lot of joyful things in life. If you are able to drop the mask Lewis says that will help you gain back new experiences, a better relationship with other people, and time to do other things that they enjoy.

3. The Material Mask

The material mask will tell a man to prove his worth by the amount of money in his bank account. his Cars, house, watches, other goods, and social media becomes a representation of who he is.

It will always be this guy/girl how comes from nowhere and beats you, Lewis argues that this game can never be won.

When people drop this mask, they will start to attract people who are interested in them for who they are, and not what they have. That will guide you to inner peace and gratitude.

4. The sexual Mask

The sexual mask will tell a man that his worth is proven by his sexual conquests and the number of women he has slept with.

Lewis says: “A man behind the sexual mask is always looking for the next hook-up. He will always need someone else to make him feel good. It’s a never-ending cycle.”

By dropping this mask Lewis argues that this will bring you more inner peace, and allow you to create more fulfilling, intimate and grounded relationship.

5. The aggressive mask

The aggressive mask will tell a man to prove himself by being aggressive. The man goes after what he wants regardless of others feelings, and those men get often into fights and heavy arguments.

In the book, Lewis explains that this mask will never allow men to forgive fully and live a peaceful life. Dropping this mask will bring men more emotional control, self-awareness, patience, and forgiveness for others.

6. The Joker mask

The Joker mask will tell a man to prove himself that he is funny and always able to laugh away all his problems. Cynicism and sarcasm are what that man use when someone tries to soften him.

By dropping this mask he get’s deeper relationship and people will take him more seriously.

7. The Invincible mask

This mask will tell a man to not feel fear, ever. Behind the mask is a man how takes risks without thinking about consequences.

Lewis explains this so much, It’s okay to admit weakness, to be scared of things you want to do. If we drop this mask it will give us more healthy lifespan, deeper relationship, self-esteem, and permission to just be and not constantly do.

8. The “Know-It-All” Mask

This mask will tell a man to prove himself by his knowledge. I real man is supposed to have all the answers and know what to do in all situations because not knowing is a weakness.

“Every person you meet is better than you at something and you should make sure you learn from them.”

By dropping this mask as a man will make other people want to be around you. also it will increase your ability to learn and grow and gain wisdom.

9. The Alpha Mask

The alpha mask will tell a man to prove himself as an alpha man. A true man most dominates, and win everything, this is what an alpha man is.

By putting down this mask will create win-win scenarios, it will allow them to be a hero who lifts others up, empowers others. It will give him freedom and a deeper sense of love.


Captivate – Vanessa Van Edwards


BOOK OF THE WEEK! #14

“Do you feel awkward at networking events? Do you wonder what your date really thinks of you? Do you wish you could decode people?”

If so you NEED to read this book, and if your comfortable or you are comfortable with this skills, you should also read this book to improve yourself. Vanessa is a master on this subject, she also has a lot of content on www.scienceofpeople.com and www.youtube.com. If you want to learn how we humans work, you need to check her pages out.

Vanessa Van Edwards summary says: “As a human behavior hacker, Vanessa created a research lab to study the hidden forces that drive us. And she’s cracked the code. In Captivate, she shares shortcuts, systems, and secrets for taking charge of your interactions at work, at home, and in any social situation. These aren’t the people skills you learned in school. This is the first comprehensive, science-backed, real-life manual on how to captivate anyone—and a completely new approach to building connections.”


The secret of millionaire mind – T. Harv Eker


BOOK OF THE WEEK! #13

Secrets of the millionaire mind is a book that shows you that financial success is predetermined and hardwired into your brain since birth. What you can do to break through the barriers in your mind and adopt the habits and thinking of millionaires it’s explained.

If you want to change the fruits, you will first have to change the roots. If you want to change the visible, you must first change the invisible.” – T. Harv Eker

10 rules of Millionaire mind.

1. You are the roots of your success. – If you want success, you have to be a success. You can go around and think that you will succeed without changing your self.

2. Be willing to be uncomfortable. none wanna be uncomfortable but is huge different if you are willing to offer that comfortable situation to go after your dreams. You have to be willing to do something different then you have been doing before.

3. Focus on solving problems, don’t look for opportunities. So if you really wanna be rich, don’t focus on money, focus on solving a problem for a lot of people.

4. Learn to handle what you already got. You have to be able to handle what you have before you can get more. The universe says it, and the bible says it.
“Whoever has will be given more, and he will have an abundance. Whoever does not have, even what he has will be taken away from him.” -Bible

5. Invest in yourself, Invest in your mindset, attitude, character, your habits and personal development. Then your gonna be taking a shortcut to that success.

6. Play to win. Most of the people are playing to not lose, to stay comfortable, so you absolutely need to play to win.

7. Do the easy thing in life. The easiest things to do is also the easiest things to not do.

8. Learn from success people. Soon as you get born, you get filled up with information, and you will act from those files that are in your brain. If do’s files are poor, you will act poorly. rebuild your brain by learning from rich people, how they, act, speak, think and takes decisions.

9. Every master was once a disaster. Whatever you wanna become or learn in life you can do but you need to change to become it. It’s a lot of ways to get there, but get a mentor or a teacher would be a huge shortcut for you.

10. Don’t forget to wear your awesome glasses. We all have days where we feel like shit and days we feel great. Those days you have bad days, put on this glasses and everything you see through this glasses is awesome. You choose if wanna say it’s bullshit, but if you choose to believe in this glasses, everything gets way more awesome.


The richest man in babylon – George S. Clason


BOOK OF THE WEEK! #12

The Richest Man In Babylon gives common sense financial advice, which you can apply today. The best thing I think about it is that it told through tales and parables from the times of ancient Babylon.

Advice is one thing that is freely given away, but watches that you only take is worth having.” – George S Clason

The richest man in Babylon has a lot of laws and lessons to teach you, I have 3 important once under her. I really recommend you to pick up this book.

Law number one
For every 10 coins, you earn, pay yourself 1 coin first. whatever you buy or need, pay your self first. The law says, “for all that you earn is yours to keep.”

Law number two

Control your expenditures, you have to spend less then what you earn, Get your self a budget.

Law number three

For every coin you save, you got to make those coins work for you. Invest in stocks, real estate, and other benefited products.


PRINCIPLES – Ray Dalio


BOOK OF THE WEEK! #11

Ray Dalio is one of the world’s most successful investors and entrepreneurs, and he has written this book to share his and his company’s 120 principles that helped him create unique results in life and business.

Bridgewater Associates is the largest hedge fund in the world with 160 billion dollars in assets, and he’s worth an estimated 15.2 billion dollar himself.

Ray says this book is written for everyone how wanna learn and most to Bridgewater so the company can continue living with this principle when he isn’t around. This book has SO many lessons that I don’t know where to start. Not everything touched me so much because I’m not running a company yet, but I know that, this book is a must read again book.

“By and large, life will give you what you deserve and it doesn’t give a damn what you “like”. so it is up to you to take full responsibility to connect what you want with what you need to do to get it, and then to those things – (which often are difficult but produce good results ) – So that you will then deserve to get what you want.” – Ray Dalio

Short overall summary:

1.Think for your self and work for what you want.”

“The best advice I can give you is to ask yourself what you want, then as `WHAT IS TRUE`, and then ask yourself `WHAT SHOULD BE SONE ABOUT IT`. If you honestly ask and answer these questions you will move much faster towards what you want to get out of life than if you don’t” – Ray Dalio.

2.Be radically transparent (and demand it from others)

Starting with your values, establish prioritized goals to be achieved through “machines”, designs of people, processes, and tools that accomplish tasks and that adopt/improve by continually, learn from mistakes by diagnosing the root causes of the problem.

“People who worry about looking good, typically hide what they don’t know and hide their weaknesses, so they never learn how to properly deal with them and these weaknesses remain impediments in the future.
(To test if you are worrying too much about looking good, observe how you feel when you find out you have made a mistake or don’t know something. ” – Ray Dalio

3. Have as many eyes as possible scanning and probing for problems to drive constant improvement in how well your people and designs are operating to achieve your goals.

“It’s important not to confuse GOALS and DESIRES. Goals are the things that you really want to achieve, while desires are things you want that can prevent you from reaching your goals.” – Ray Dalio

“People with good work habits have to-do lists that are reasonably prioritized, and they make themselves do what needs to be done. By contrast, people with poor work habits almost randomly react to the stuff that comes at them, or they can’t bring themselves to do the things they need to do, but don’t like to do or are unable to do.” – Ray Dalio.


Managing yourself – Peter Ducker


BOOK OF THE WEEK! #10

“We live in an age of unprecedented opportunity: with ambition, drive, and talent, you can rise to the top of your chosen profession regardless of where you started out. But with opportunity comes responsibility. Companies today aren’t managing their knowledge workers’ careers. Instead, you must be your own Chief Executive Officer. That means it’s up to you to carve out your place in the world and know when to change course. And it’s up to you to keep yourself engaged and productive during a career that may span some 50 years.” – Peter Ducker

Managing yourself by Peter Ducker is a well put together book with a lot of wisdom and lessons, He worked and form some of the biggest companies in the world like Procter & Gamble, Intel, and IBM. He goes through the importance of knowing your self. It’s a short book, and I would recommend you to read it.

Your strength and your weakness, most of the people only know of their weakness, but you can only go forward on strength. Whenever you make a key decision write it down and look at it a year later. After a couple of years doing that you will know exactly what your strength and weakness are. After you have found your strength, to these three steps.

1. Concentrate on your strengths
2. Improve them
3. Find what things are inhibiting your strengths

How to perform is a crucial key, the first thing you got to know about your self is, are you a listener or a reader? – Would you like a to read a book, or listen to an audiobook? Next question is, how do you learn? – By taking notes, listening to lecture and what environment suits you best?
To Perform at your best level, you got to find out what’s the best ways for you, and not try to change you.

Values, strength, and performance, are three categories that shape you and are telling you’re where you belong. The most important thing is that you are honest with your self when you are going through this faces.

What should you contribute?
1. what does the situation require?
2. Given my strengths, way of performing, and my values, how can I make the greatest contribution to what needs to be done?
3. What results have to be achieved to make a difference?

Ducker says that if the plan is going on longer than 18 months it will not be so clear. So figure out what kinda goal are you gonna achieve within 18 months. Your goal should be hard but not too hard, but not too easy either. It has to be a balance here.

What gets measured, get managed

and the last thing he goes over in the book is your second half of your life, you are working around 50 years for the full lifetime. His point is that after 20 years in front of the computer, you maybe wanna do something else. so he suggests you start doing something else that is interesting to you, and maximum put ten hours into it each week. This will help you to be more flexible when you get older.


TRADING FOR A LIVING - DR. ALEXANDER ELDER

BOOK OF THE WEEK! #9

Trading for Living is so far the best book I have read on trading psychology. It’s very easily booked to read, it’s about 3 hours long, so you can go through it many times. it takes most of the subjects in trading to an easy level to understand, and explained it.

Becoming a good trader will not happen to you overnight, but by studying this book, it’s can maybe help you to avoid so rookie mistake.

 

Commissions

Commissions eat’s your profit, for an example. You have 10 dollar fee each trade, and your starting account is 10 000 dollar, and you take about 4 trades a week. Then you will end up paying 40 dollars each week to your broker. and in 50 weeks, that’s 2000 dollars in only commission. You got to be a steady and a solid trade from day one to earn that money. So at the start of your trading career, it’s important to find a broker house that can give you a low commission.

Leave your emotions at home

The first I took was the most insane rollercoaster experience I have ever taken, I was sweating, I was freezing, My head was exploding, and my adrenaline was going through the roof. To this date, my emotions are not gone, (something I’m working on) but it’s way lower than it was when I took my first trade.

If you bring emotions into trading, you’ll start to gamble. or say to your self ” that stock is gonna go sky high” and lett your trade influence your emotions. When you got that feeling, you know your trading like a gambler.

So this lesson is, Once your emotions control how your trade, you can start watching your money go down to zero in an instant. So leave your emotions home, and try to keep your head cold as possible.

Minimize your risk

Elder has two wonderful rules to help you avoid gambling and minimize your risks and losses. They are called the 2% rule and the 6% rule.

The 2% rule says that you can’t risk more than 2% of your entire account. Say you have 100 000 dollars and buy a stock for 50 dollars. then you got to have a stop loss at 48 dollars. Then your maximum loss is gonna be 2 dollars per share, so 2000 dollars equaling 2% of your entire capital.

The 6% rule compliments the 2% rule by stating that if your total loss + open risks in any given month exceed 6% of your total capital, you can’t make any new trades.


POWER CUES - NICK MORGAN

BOOK OF THE WEEK! #8

“We learn at a very early age that conversation is a pas de deux, a game that two or more people play, that involves breathing, winking, nodding, eye contact, head tilts, hand gestures, and a whole series of subtle nonverbal signals that help both parties to communicate with one another.” – Nick Morgan 

I´m always searching for more information about our brain, body, and behavior. This book took me one step further on this path.
Power Cues is a book about influence and how to lead people. Each chapter cover´s one of Morgan´s power cues and the research behind it. It takes out examåles how you might apply it to your interactions with others.

“People sort themselves out in terms of power very quickly after they meet, within minutes and unconsciously, and they signal that power relationship to each other with their low-frequency vocal patterns. It further shows that you can shift the pattern if you can come on strong at the end or even work on your vocal production to be powerful from the start.” – Nick Morgan


WAY OF THE WOLF - JORDAN BELFORT

BOOK OF THE WEEK! #7

“Straight line selling, Master the art of selling, influence, and success”

Way of the Wolf by Jordan Belfort is a book for selling and sell´s technic around his straight-line strategy. Most of the people know this guy from Wolf of Wallstreet, and from there you don´t get a good impression on him, but one thing he is REALLY good at, is selling. It´s not an entertaining book or a life story, it is a book purely about selling, and if you have read Grant Cardone and Tony Robbins books, I think they are little more fun to read, but this book is very important to understand when it comes to sales.

You get taken step by step through a sale, and sales techniques. He goes through the three 10´s and NLP and how people think when you say this or that. I would say the book is on point when it comes to learning about how to sell and act to get better.

“Act as if you´re a wealthy man, rich already, and you will surely become rich. Act as if you have unmatched confidence, and people will follow your advice. And act as if you are already a tremendous success, and you will become successful.” – Jordan Belfort.


AS A MAN THINKETH - JAMES ALLEN

BOOK OF THE WEEK! #6

As a man thinketh is an old vise book, it was published in 1903. This book contains all the lessons the most of the self-developing books does to this date. One hour filled with life lessons, this book is short enough for me to read once a month. If you want any “shortcut”, on self-developing, analyze all the sentences in this book.

We got some lessons how stands more out than others:

Lesson 1

Your mind is like a garden.
“A man´s mind may be likened to a garden, which may be intelligently cultivated or allowed to run wild, but whether cultivated or neglected, it must, and will, bring forth. If no useful seeds are put into it, then an abundance of useless weed seeds will therein and will continue to produce their kind.” – James Allen

How I understand that is our lives are related to our inner state, we are where we are because of our thoughts. Bill Gates has one of my favorite quotes that sums this up.

“If you are born poor, is NOT your fault. If you die poor, is YOUR fault.” – Bill Gates

Lesson 2

The body is type servant of the mind.
“At the bidding of unlawful thoughts, the body sinks rapidly into disease and decay, at the command of glad and beautiful thoughts, it becomes clothed with youthfulness and beauty.” – James Allen

There two types of people when it comes to how they think about there body and brain. as an example: A fit person goes for a run and eats healthy because he knows it will serve him good in the long run. The less fit person probably skips workouts because they just feel for it, and the eat junk because it´s good. They probably tried eating healthy and exercising for a week, but it didn´t work for them. That is a very short-term thinking.

 

Lesson 3

Thought crystallizes into habit and habit solidifies into circumstance.
Habits are the most important thing you need to build and learn to maintain it. When I started to change my life couple years ago, I discovered that habits were the number one key to change.
Write your goals, choose your friends carefully and think long-term.

Lesson 4

Aimless is a vice.
“until the thought is linked with purpose, there is no intelligent accomplishment.” – James Allen

Every single human being lives for a purpose, if that is to help others, or just enjoy them self, or to change the world for the better, I don´t know. That is why is so important that you have more to it when you set a goal, it´s shown in so many studies and in people how have made there big goals that, when they got a goal with purpose and feeling attached to it. The likelihood of achieving it was way higher.

Lesson 5

None but himself can alter his condition.
I can tell my good friend about all the benefits and how much it will improve his life if he read more books, or started to workout, But he would never start improving his life before he chooses to take charge of his life. It´s only him how can change it.

Lesson 6

Gifts are fruits of effort, not luck.

No one out there is an overnight success, every single of them out there have been working there ass off. The best thing about life is we all got a gift and a talent, so it´s up to you if you wanna put in the effort or not.

Lesson 7

The calmness of mind is one of the beautiful jewels of wisdom.
“strong, calm people are always revered” – James Allen
Calmness is the same as self-control and self-controlled people control their temper and embrace positivity whether it rains or its sun.


THE ALCHEMIST - PAULO COELHO

BOOK OF THE WEEK! #5

Right from the start, The Alchemist takes you on a journey, it telling a story about a boy. Through his view, experience, and people he meets, you learn so many life lessons.
My library contains many books on how to improve your self, life, and mindfulness. Why I liked the book so much is because The Alchemist takes you on a journey, this books didn’t have a “boring moment” in it, it was always a lesson or some action. It’s only 200 pages so you can read it more than one time.

As you already know, this book is full of lessons, I have listed up 7 of them under her.

1. “The secret of happiness lies in looking at all the wonders of the world and never forgetting the two drops of oil on the spoon. you can also see it like: Maintain a purpose and at the same time experience everything life has to offer.

2. Don’t let failures put you off chasing your dream.
– Eddison failed more than 9000 times before inventing the light ball. he said “I defiantly know at least 9000 ways to not make a light ball.

3. It brings out the very best in you once you start chasing your dream

4. “the only way to learn is through action”
How would you go skydiving with, the one how have jumped over 100 times, or the other one how only have been reading about it for 10 000 hours?

5. “Every blessing ignored becomes a curse”
If you not following your dream, it will become a curse. are you brave enough to follow your dream?

6. “everyone seems to have a clear idea of how other people should live their lives, but none of his or her own.”
No one understands your dreams, goals and desired better than you do.
“you will be mislabeled if you live another’s life.”

7. “And when you want something, all the universe conspires in helping you to achieve it” Goes on that you create your own luck.
Time, energy and focus make opportunities you wouldn’t have otherwise.


PEAK - ANDERS ERICSSON

BOOK OF THE WEEK! #4

learning is not a way of reaching one´s potential, but rather a way of developing it

Number one reason why this book is on my top list is that the education you get about learning, developing and how to practice to get better. It hit me personally, I´m a person how´s always after a way to improve my self and it really goes deep into how to improve your self and explains why not all practicing is good practicing.

You have maybe heard many talks about the 10000 hours practice rule. It´s kinda wrong because if you do the deliberate practice you can shorten down the time to achieve mastery within your area.

The purposeful practice has four stages that he points out:
1. Specific Goal
2. Intense Focus
3. Immediate Feedback
4. Frequent discomfort

“The right sort of practice carried out over a sufficient period of time leads to improvement. NOTHING ELSE WILL.


RICH DAD POOR DAD - ROBERT T. KIYOSAKI

BOOK OF THE WEEK! #3
The main reason that over 90 percent of the American public struggles financially is because they play not to lose.

They don`t play to win” – Robert

Rich Dad Poor Dad is a book that you should consider as a must-read if you haven´t read it yet. It changed my view on how I approve my goals and how I look at money.
This book is for everyone and as an entrepreneur mean this book is a must-read. It helped me change how I look at money and how I look at my future, how I´m gonna reach my goals. probably going to change how you see the thing to the better.

The rich don’t work for money is Principle One:

an example: We have to different guys, the first guy spends every hour of everyday working for his money and can’t get ahead.
The second one spends most of his time looking for assets and always has money.

The lesson it’s telling you is, the rich don´t trade their time for money. they acquire assets that make money for them.

Most people are controlled by FEAR and GREED.

Financial literacy is the second principle:

“it’s not about how much money you make, but how much money you keep.”

“Intelligence solves problems and produces money, but money without intelligence is soon gone.”

“Rich People acquire assets while the poor and middle class acquire liabilities that they think are assets.”

You are probably thinking, what is what. let me explain very easy: A Car is a LIABILITY, it takes money out of your pocket. House or apartment you can rent out, is an ASSET that puts money in your pocket. Do you see the difference now?

Mind your own business is principle 3:

“the rich are focusing on their assets while everyone else focuses on their income statements”

To follow this principle you got to build and maintain a STRONG group if assets, an asset can be a real estate, website and anything that produces positive cash flow every month.

The rich see opportunities to invest money, principle 4:

“Great opportunities are not seen with your eyes, they´re seen with your mind”

Risk takers tend to make the most financial progress, despite a lack of intelligence. “in the real world, it´s not the smart who get ahead, but the bold”

Work to learn, don´t work for money is principle 5:

“Rich people work to learn and not for job security”

“Focusing only on a job will prevent you from becoming truly wealthy. “J.O.B is an acronym for just over broke.”

“You should know a little bit about a lot of subjects.”

Overcoming Obstacles is principle 6:

“the primary difference between a rich person and a poor person is how they manage FEAR.”

Obstacles that can hold you back from becoming rich:

1. FEAR – Some people are so afraid of losing, that they lose.
2. Cynicism – Self-doubt, they talk them self down in the gutter.
3. Laziness – just laziness.
4. Bad habits – habits are so important, you should really read my summary of (link).
5. Arrogance – “Every time I´ve been arrogant, I lost money because I believe that what I didn´t know wasn´t important.”

You this 10 step to Awaken your financial genius, I will point them shortly under.

1. Find a reason greater than reality
2. Make daily choices
3. Choose your friends carefully
4. Master a formula then quickly move on to the next

5. Always pay your self first to enhance your self-discipline
6. Pay your brokers well
7. Be an Indian giver
8. Use assets to buy Luxuries
9. Choose Heroes
10. Teach and you shall receive


BE OBSESSED OR BE AVERAGE - GRANT CARDONE

BOOK OF THE WEEK! #2

For me, this book was like pouring gas on a fire, I have been through this book over 10 times, over and over again. Every time I need some kind of motivation, This is my number one pick.

If you wanna read more from Grant Cardone, ( I recommend that you do), also check out: Sell or Be Sold and 10X Rule

Do you wanna be average? If your answer is yes, do NOT read this book. This book pointing out that every person has something they’re obsessed with, and you got to go after it.
“Those dreams and goals that you desire to achieve so intensely that they give you the urge, momentum, and energy necessary to build the life you deserve and dream of”

Grant has so many pointers and life lessons in this book, but here is some that are important to mention.

1. Being obsessed doesn´t take into account your education, your money, or even your abilities. Being obsessed is the only way to create enough success today to ever be an inspiration to other and actually make a difference in this world.

2. Never take advice from quitters. People that try to persuade you to give up are not trying to help you. they are trying to make sense of why they gave up.

3. Writing goals daily is a great tool for staying focused, recommitting, and rebooting because the destination will be changing a lot. Your body and brain are under developing all the time, so it would be normal and necessary that your goals develop with you.

4. If you’re really obsessed with success, you have to reach of to obsessed people, they will understand you and push you up, not down. an average crowd will allow you to quit because they did it too.

5. Take action! Go after your obsession and ignore all hate, but love the haters. they will promote you more than they how loves you. When you choose to do what you want, you also chose your type of education. Self-learning within a topic of your obsession will give you a lifelong education.

If you wanna read more from Grant Cardone, ( I recommend that you do), also check out: Sell or be sold and 10X rule


THE POWER OF HABIT - CHARLES DUHIGG

BOOK OF THE WEEK! #1
If you understand how habits affect your life, and how you can implement it into your daily schedule, then it will change your life from day one.

I recommend this book for those who want to change their life, of having trouble with self-discipline. The next step for habits is a book called: The 7 Habits of Highly Effective People, by Stephen R. Covey.

 

SUMMARY

Habits can be used to create significant outcomes for individuals, organizations, and societies, including losing weight, becoming more productive, influencing customer buying habits, and starting social movements. Written by Charles Duhigg, this book presents the science behind how habits are formed, and how we can change and rebuild them.

Habits are automatic responses that often operate without our conscious awareness, and can be extremely hard to change. By understanding how habits are formed and how they work, we can decide if, and how, to change them. The book is based on hundreds of studies, interviews and organizational research.

Duhigg explains the science of habits at 3 levels – individuals, companies and societies – and a 4-step framework to identify and change habits.

Here are 3 lessons of the main lessons the book will give you.
– quoted from http://fourminutebooks.com/the-power-of-habit-summary/

Lesson 1: Habits work in 3-step loops: cue, routine, reward.
Around 40% of what you do, you do on autopilot.

Habits are your brain’s way of saving energy, so given you spend around 6 of your 16 waking hours doing things you’re not aware of, it might be worth understanding what happens here?

Duhigg discovered that at the root of all habits, like drinking your coffee every morning, lies a simple 3-part loop.

The cue is what triggers you to do the habit, for example sitting down at your kitchen table to have breakfast every morning at 7 AM.

The routine is the behavior you then automatically engage in, which, for drinking coffee, might be to go over to your coffee maker, turn it on, and press the “large cup” button.

Lastly, you’ll receive a reward for completing the routine, such as the rich smell of your coffee, it’s hearty taste and getting to watch the steam rise from the cup as it sits on your kitchen table in the sunlight (I really love coffee, can you tell?).

Your brain’s activity only spikes twice during this loop. At the beginning, to figure out which habit to engage in, and at the end, when the link between cue and routine is reinforced.

Wait, reinforced?

Aha!

That’s how habits are built and the stronger this link gets, the harder it becomes to change them. But you can still do it.

Lesson 2: You can change your habits by substituting just one part of the loop, the routine.
Naturally, the more often you reinforce a habit, the more embedded in your brain it gets.

In case of the coffee, you might crave it the second you sit down at your kitchen table, and when you can’t have it that day, because the machine broke, you’ll probably get very grumpy and buy one later at work.

The trick to changing a habit is to switch the routine and leave everything else intact.

Duhigg calls this the golden rule.

If you’re trying to get off caffeine, the tweak is incredibly simple: switch to decaf (like my “friend” Replacing Rick).

You’ll still have the entire experience from A to Z, but instead of pressing a button you’re now pouring hot water over decaf coffee powder, and voilà, you won’t miss caffeine for even a single day.

Lesson 3: Your most important habit is willpower, and you can strengthen it over time in 3 ways.
Not all habits are created equal and Duhigg says willpower is by far one of the most important ones, as it helps us do better in all aspects of life.

Having been to the moon and back in terms of willpower research, I don’t want to tell you to eat right, sleep enough and exercise regularly.

My friend Colin is much better at that.

Instead, here are 3 uncommon ways in which you can grow your total willpower capacity over time:

Do something that requires a lot of discipline.
For example, a tough wake-up regimen or strict diet will make you constantly practice delaying gratification and thus give you more willpower to exert throughout your day.
Plan ahead for worst-case scenarios.
Even just thinking about your boss yelling at you before it ever happens will helpyou not lose your cool when it does.

Preserve your autonomy.
Yesterday I learned that autonomy was a major part of living a passionate life. Today I learned that if you take it away, your willpower also goes down the drain. When you’re assigned tasks by someone else, which you must do, your willpower muscle tires much quicker.