The best books to get more from capitalism

Who am I?

I am always trying to get a leg up in life, and I figured one of the best ways to do that is through investments. I have learned that by understanding how capitalism and business works, I was able to spot plenty of major opportunities in the economy all around us.

I wrote...

Penny Stocks for Dummies

By Peter Leeds,

Book cover of Penny Stocks for Dummies

What is my book about?

The growing popularity of penny stocks can be attributed to a combination of increased understanding and tough economic times. Penny Stocks For Dummies explains the basics of penny stocks and provides expert guidance to help you get involved right away.

Penny Stocks For Dummies provides you with the information and advice you need before considering an investment in penny stocks, as well as the tools needed to make sound investments. You'll also get expert guidance on identifying growth trends and market sectors positioned for rapid growth, finding undiscovered penny stocks, and understanding the fundamentals of a potential investment in penny stocks.

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The books I picked & why

Atlas Shrugged

By Ayn Rand,

Book cover of Atlas Shrugged

Why did I love 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).  

By Ayn Rand,

Why should I read it?

8 authors picked Atlas Shrugged as one of their favorite books, and they share why you should read it.

What is this book about?

Published in 1957, Atlas Shrugged was Ayn Rand's greatest achievement and last work of fiction. In this novel she dramatizes her unique philosophy through an intellectual mystery story that integrates ethics, metaphysics, epistemology, politics, economics, and sex. Set in a near-future U.S.A. whose economy is collapsing as a result of the mysterious disappearance of leading innovators and industrialists, this novel presents an astounding panorama of human life-from the productive genius who becomes a worthless the great steel industrialist who does not know that he is working for his own the philosopher who becomes a the woman who…

Rich Dad Poor Dad

By Robert T. Kiyosaki,

Book cover of Rich Dad Poor Dad

Why did I love 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.

By Robert T. Kiyosaki,

Why should I read it?

10 authors picked Rich Dad Poor Dad as one of their favorite books, and they share why you should read it.

What is this book about?

It's been nearly 25 years since Robert Kiyosaki's Rich Dad Poor Dad first made waves in the Personal Finance arena.
It has since become the #1 Personal Finance book of all time... translated into dozens of languages and sold around the world.

Rich Dad Poor Dad is Robert's story of growing up with two dads his real father and the father of his best friend, his rich dad and the ways in which both men shaped his thoughts about money and investing. The book explodes the myth that you need to earn a high income to be rich and explains…

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

Why did I love 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.

By Al Ries, Laura Ries,

Why should I read it?

2 authors picked The 22 Immutable Laws of Branding as one of their favorite books, and they share why you should read it.

What is this book about?

This marketing classic has been expanded to include new commentary, new illustrations, and a bonus book: The 11 Immutable Laws of Internet Branding Smart and accessible, The 22 Immutable Laws of Branding is the definitive text on branding, pairing anecdotes about some of the best brands in the world, like Rolex, Volvo, and Heineken, with the signature savvy of marketing gurus Al and Laura Ries. Combining The 22 Immutable Laws of Branding and The 11 Immutable Laws of Internet Branding, this book proclaims that the only way to stand out in today's marketplace is to build your product or service…

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

Why did I love 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.

By Dan Sullivan, Benjamin Hardy,

Why should I read it?

2 authors picked Who Not How as one of their favorite books, and they share why you should read it.

What is this book about?

Make a mindset shift that will open the door to incredible growth and limitless possibility in your business and your life - just by asking the right question.

What if everything you did was your choice, including how you spend your time, how much money you make, with whom you have relationships and only doing work that aligns with your purpose? Sound hard? It's as simple as changing the core question you ask yourself.

When you want to accomplish something, stop asking, 'How can I do this?' Legendary entrepreneur coach Dan Sullivan teaches you to ask instead, 'Who can do…

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

Why did I love 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.

By Seth Godin,

Why should I read it?

2 authors picked Unleashing the Ideavirus as one of their favorite books, and they share why you should read it.

What is this book about?

Seth Godin examines how companies like Napster and Hotmail have successfully launched idea viruses - a customer-to-customer dialogue. He offers a recipe to creating your own idea virus and shows how businesses can use idea virus marketing to succeed in a world that doesn't want to hear from traditional marketeers anymore.

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