The best books to get more from capitalism

The Books I Picked & Why

Atlas Shrugged

By Ayn Rand

Atlas Shrugged

Why this book?

Nearly every economic problem would be fixed if we adhered to the concepts in Rand’s book. Written as fiction, the work tackles the downsides of ever-increasing governmental overreach, and how standing with your rigid principles is more important than ever with all the looters and moochers around nowadays.

The work goes on to explain that money is not the root of all evil, it is the root of all production. According to The US Library of Congress, Atlas Shrugged is the second-most influential book of all time (after The Bible).  


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Rich Dad Poor Dad: What the Rich Teach Their Kids about Money That the Poor and Middle Class Do Not!

By Robert T. Kiyosaki

Rich Dad Poor Dad: What the Rich Teach Their Kids about Money That the Poor and Middle Class Do Not!

Why this book?

No book has had such a significant and nearly instantaneous effect on my personal success with investments. To this day, I use concepts that Robert Kiyosaki lays out in Rich Dad, Poor Dad which are still paying off many decades later. Written with a knowledgeable and friendly voice, this is one of those books where you will feel like you’ve just had a wonderful conversation with the author. The greatest concept the book lays out involves the tremendous taxation advantages which come from running your own business.


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The 22 Immutable Laws of Branding: How to Build a Product or Service into a World-Class Brand

By Al Ries, Laura Ries

The 22 Immutable Laws of Branding: How to Build a Product or Service into a World-Class Brand

Why this book?

With The 22 Immutable Laws, you will get an enhanced understanding of how business works, and what kinds of approaches are most likely to be highly successful. Just about every product or service is about branding, first and foremost, and in The 22 Immutable Laws, you will clearly see how.


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Who Not How: The Formula to Achieve Bigger Goals Through Accelerating Teamwork

By Dan Sullivan, Benjamin Hardy

Who Not How: The Formula to Achieve Bigger Goals Through Accelerating Teamwork

Why this book?

Within minutes of learning the 'Who, Not How’ concept, I was able to put it into great use. By focusing on who will do a task, rather than how it will be done, you instantly delegate the job, free up your own time, and nearly always get the task accomplished better than it would have been. Who, Not How is for readers who want to put some incredibly simple, yet surprisingly powerful tactics into immediate use.


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Unleashing the Ideavirus: Stop Marketing AT People! Turn Your Ideas into Epidemics by Helping Your Customers Do the Marketing thing for You

By Seth Godin

Unleashing the Ideavirus: Stop Marketing AT People! Turn Your Ideas into Epidemics by Helping Your Customers Do the Marketing thing for You

Why this book?

By understanding some of the forces in marketing, you get a better view of what makes a business successful, and therefore what to look for in any stock market investment. Do not stop with Unleashing the Idea Virus, but rather get into Godin’s entire catalogue of about 20 other titles, each a deep and powerful look into the factors which make a marketing campaign scream. Specifically, attuned to the ways in which the human mind works, you will clearly see how Godin understands marketing better than just about any other.


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