33 books like Paper Profits

By Joshua N. Andrews,

Here are 33 books that Paper Profits fans have personally recommended if you like Paper Profits. Shepherd is a community of 10,000+ authors and super readers sharing their favorite books with the world.

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Book cover of The 4-Hour Workweek: Escape 9-5, Live Anywhere, and Join the New Rich

Why am I passionate about this?

I have always tried to be "the best that I can be'' at anything. These books helped me be the best that I could be at commercial investment real estate sales...without hype...just good solid advice.

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Adam Von Romer Why did Adam love this book?

Tim Ferris is a genius. In his book, he describes how he crafted a lifestyle while building a very successful business. This book demonstrates how to make the most of your extremely busy day in commercial real estate and creates a "maximum value/productive capacity" that is crucial when getting started in a commercial investment career.

He discusses how he went from micro-managing everything to virtually managing nothing, all while traveling the globe and having some life-changing adventures. He is the undisputed king of outsourcing and taking back control of your life.

I read this book and started to implement some of his concepts immediately, and while I am not working 4 hours a week, I am not working 60-70 hours either; I am getting down there!


By Timothy Ferriss,

Why should I read it?

11 authors picked The 4-Hour Workweek as one of their favorite books, and they share why you should read it.

What is this book about?

A new, updated and expanded edition of this New York Times bestseller on how to reconstruct your life so it's not all about work

Forget the old concept of retirement and the rest of the deferred-life plan - there is no need to wait and every reason not to, especially in unpredictable economic times. Whether your dream is escaping the rat race, experiencing high-end world travel, earning a monthly five-figure income with zero management, or just living more and working less, this book is the blueprint.

This step-by step guide to luxury lifestyle design teaches:

* How Tim went from…


Book cover of The Enrollment Effect: Form Lasting Relationships Live Your Ideal Lifestyle Impact the World

Peter Lange Author Of Free Enterprise

From my list on elevating your income.

Why am I passionate about this?

As a 15-year-old, Peter started his first business remodeling houses. He hired help older than him so they could drive him to the job sites. Peter used this first business to help finance his college education. After graduating from the University of Kansas, Peter started his career working in the Space Shuttle Mission Control Center at NASA's Johnson Space Center in the Houston, TX metro, and in the evenings, Peter received his M.B.A. from the University of Houston. It was through his initial career experiences, that Peter discovered he wanted to help businesses become the best that they could be in pursuit of their vision.

Peter's book list on elevating your income

Peter Lange Why did Peter love this book?

To succeed in selling your product, service, or even yourself into the job of your dreams, Tyler Watson asserts that you shouldn’t be selling at all! Instead, your focus needs to be on enrolling your customers or your new employer into what you are bringing to the table that will transform their lives. The Enrollment Effect gives you the information you need to master the tools of enrollment at all levels including relationships and your own personal success psychology. So, whether you are working on starting a new business or looking for your dream job, you must study and master enrollment to fulfill your objectives and elevate your income!

By Tyler J. Watson,

Why should I read it?

1 author picked The Enrollment Effect as one of their favorite books, and they share why you should read it.

What is this book about?

In 2013, Tyler Watson was averaging $15 an hour as a massage therapist. Today, he is earning five to six figures a month teaching message-bearers like you—networkers, trainers, speakers, leaders, healers, those in service-based sales, anyone with a message—how to share your message, master your stories, and sell your passion in a way that will allow you to step into your power and enroll clients consistently. What has made the difference? In The Enrollment Effect, Tyler reveals the powerful set of truths that has unlocked his earning potential and moved him into a sphere of success he once believed was…


Book cover of Expert Secrets: The Underground Playbook for Converting Your Online Visitors Into Lifelong Customers

Peter Lange Author Of Free Enterprise

From my list on elevating your income.

Why am I passionate about this?

As a 15-year-old, Peter started his first business remodeling houses. He hired help older than him so they could drive him to the job sites. Peter used this first business to help finance his college education. After graduating from the University of Kansas, Peter started his career working in the Space Shuttle Mission Control Center at NASA's Johnson Space Center in the Houston, TX metro, and in the evenings, Peter received his M.B.A. from the University of Houston. It was through his initial career experiences, that Peter discovered he wanted to help businesses become the best that they could be in pursuit of their vision.

Peter's book list on elevating your income

Peter Lange Why did Peter love this book?

If you are an expert at something and you want to build a business around your expertise, then Expert Secrets is your guide. Russell Brunson has several other very successful books, but for me, this is the starting point on your expert journey. Once you have mastered how to package and talk about your expertise in a way that enrolls others, then you are well on your way to the success you are seeking. Russell shows you how to simplify your message, address resistance, and develop what he calls “unlimited free customers”. He shows you exactly how to bridge your customers from their current situation to where they want to be using your expertise. If done correctly, your target customers will be banging your door down to hire you for your expertise to accelerate their own personal goals and elevate your income!

By Russell Brunson,

Why should I read it?

2 authors picked Expert Secrets as one of their favorite books, and they share why you should read it.

What is this book about?

Master the art of what to say in your funnels to convert your online visitors into lifelong customers in this updated edition from the $100M entrepreneur and co-founder of the software company ClickFunnels.

Your business is a calling. You've been called to serve a group of people with the products, services, and offers that you've created. The impact that the right message can have on someone at the right time in their life is immeasurable. Your message could help to save marriages, repair families, change someone's health, grow a company, or more. . . .

But only if you know…


Book cover of Absolutely Effortless Prosperity

Peter Lange Author Of Free Enterprise

From my list on elevating your income.

Why am I passionate about this?

As a 15-year-old, Peter started his first business remodeling houses. He hired help older than him so they could drive him to the job sites. Peter used this first business to help finance his college education. After graduating from the University of Kansas, Peter started his career working in the Space Shuttle Mission Control Center at NASA's Johnson Space Center in the Houston, TX metro, and in the evenings, Peter received his M.B.A. from the University of Houston. It was through his initial career experiences, that Peter discovered he wanted to help businesses become the best that they could be in pursuit of their vision.

Peter's book list on elevating your income

Peter Lange Why did Peter love this book?

There is a spiritual dimension to elevating your income. If you are not aligned with that statement, this book is not for you. If you are aligned, Bijan will blow your mind! Alongside some really cool spiritual stories, Bijan lays out a 30-day challenge to transform your relationship with what is possible in your life. The lessons start out relatively easy but get increasingly harder. For example, on day 13 the assignment is to “Find a homeless person and give that person some money. When you do, notice your judgment. That judgment is about you.” Wow! I guarantee that if you diligently complete the 30 lessons in 30 days, something big will shift in your life and you will elevate your income! Enjoy!

By Bijan Anjomi,

Why should I read it?

1 author picked Absolutely Effortless Prosperity as one of their favorite books, and they share why you should read it.

What is this book about?

By following these thirty simple, yet profound lessons, you can transform your own life and experience miracles! To be totally prosperous in every aspect of our lives we must first decide to make peace our ultimate goal--we do not have to get better jobs, second jobs, or even work more hours.


Book cover of The Fateful History of Fannie Mae: New Deal Birth to Mortgage Crisis Fall

George Anders Author Of Merchants of Debt: KKR and the Mortgaging of American Business

From my list on financial heroes and villains.

Why am I passionate about this?

My first job after college was at The Wall Street Journal, working evenings as a copyreader. It was thrilling to enter a big-league newsroom, but torture to be confined to putting tiny headlines on even tinier stories. Then at age 23, after a whirlwind staff shuffle, I started writing the paper’s premier stock-market column, “Heard on the Street.” Daylight had arrived. For the next 11 years, I covered finance. I met billionaires and people en route to prison. It wasn’t always easy to tell them apart! My writing career has widened since then but sizing up markets – and the people who rule them – remains an endless fascination. 

George's book list on financial heroes and villains

George Anders Why did George love this book?

Who’s the hero in the story? Who’s the villain? I like this book a lot because it’s about a very powerful U.S. institution – mortgage kingpin Fannie Mae – that’s been both. Bob explains how the New Deal era of the 1930s produced a mighty organization that was supposed to make it easier for ordinary people to get mortgages. And then Fannie Mae’s mission drifted, until it became a spectacular part of the 2008 financial meltdown. It’s almost a financial version of Dorian Gray, where virtue turns into sin, and no one notices until it’s too late.

By James R. Hagerty,

Why should I read it?

1 author picked The Fateful History of Fannie Mae as one of their favorite books, and they share why you should read it.

What is this book about?

“A lucid and meticulously reported book by one of the Wall Street Journal’s ace reporters” (George Anders, Forbes contributor and author of The Rare Find).
 
In 1938, the administration of Franklin Delano Roosevelt created a small agency called Fannie Mae. Intended to make home loans more accessible, the agency was born of the Great Depression and a government desperate to revive housing construction. It was a minor detail of the New Deal, barely recorded by the newspapers of the day.
 
Over the next seventy years, Fannie Mae evolved into one of the largest financial companies in the world, owned by…


Book cover of Confidence Game: How Hedge Fund Manager Bill Ackman Called Wall Street's Bluff

Matthew Leising Author Of Out of the Ether: The Amazing Story of Ethereum and the $55 Million Heist that Almost Destroyed It All

From my list on tech, media, and finance.

Why am I passionate about this?

I am a writer and reporter who has spent two decades covering complicated topics for a wide audience. This started when I covered Wall Street for Bloomberg News, where I spent 17 years as a reporter, and continues to this day with my own crypto media company, DeCential Media. My love of distilling new technologies to their essence is what informs the best of my writing and comes with the added bonus of being able to interview and learn from some of the smartest people in tech and finance. 

Matthew's book list on tech, media, and finance

Matthew Leising Why did Matthew love this book?

This is my favorite book about the financial crisis of 2008. Richard had unparalleled access to Bill Ackman, one of the savviest investors around, and tells this story with amazing detail and insight. Everyone knows The Big Short, but Confidence Game is the book to read to really understand what created the credit crisis of 2008. 

By Christine S. Richard,

Why should I read it?

1 author picked Confidence Game as one of their favorite books, and they share why you should read it.

What is this book about?

An expose on the delusion, greed, and arrogance that led to America's credit crisis The collapse of America's credit markets in 2008 is quite possibly the biggest financial disaster in U.S. history. Confidence Game: How a Hedge Fund Manager Called Wall Street's Bluff is the story of Bill Ackman's six-year campaign to warn that the $2.5 trillion bond insurance business was a catastrophe waiting to happen. Branded a fraud by the Wall Street Journal and New York Times, and investigated by Eliot Spitzer and the Securities and Exchange Commission, Ackman later made his investors more than $1 billion when bond…


Book cover of The Leaseholder’s Simple Guide to Leasehold

V. Charles Ward Author Of Fire Safety Law: A Practical Guide for Leaseholders, Building-Owners and Conveyancers

From my list on laws on residential leaseholders' rights in the UK.

Why am I passionate about this?

I am a UK registered lawyer specializing in real estate and I’m passionate about my work. I am also a non-fiction legal writer. I don’t just write about what I know. I write about what I do. I don’t primarily write for other lawyers. Instead, I try to make the law accessible to anyone who needs to use it: whether they are a leaseholder facing service charge liabilities or someone responsible for the management of a block of flats. Since the 2017 Grenfell fire disaster, I have been following the evolution of new UK fire safety regulations and their practical effect on leaseholders and everyone involved in the management of a high-rise building. 

V.'s book list on laws on residential leaseholders' rights in the UK

V. Charles Ward Why did V. love this book?

A residential lease is a wasting asset. 99 years may seem like a lifetime. 30 years down the line, there are only 69 years outstanding. Give it another 20 years and what is left on your lease is beginning to look unattractive to prospective buyers and mortgage lenders. It is why this book focuses on the statutory rights which leaseholders now have to buy lease extensions and provides tips on how leaseholders can negotiate with a difficult landlord. The author manages a group of companies and acting for leaseholders in relation to lease extensions and is passionate about their rights.

By Louie Burns,

Why should I read it?

1 author picked The Leaseholder’s Simple Guide to Leasehold as one of their favorite books, and they share why you should read it.

What is this book about?

The leasehold system is a very complex and murky one

If you own a leasehold property or are considering buying one you need to understand this system and learn how to protect your self from greedy freeholders. This book will save you thousands of pounds and prevent you falling into many of the leasehold traps!

This book is written to be a simple guide for leaseholders who are looking to understand the complex world of leasehold. For those that wish to extend their lease, purchase the freehold of their flats or leasehold houses. It will help you understand how the…


Book cover of In the Orchard

Rachel Lehmann-Haupt Author Of Reconceptions: Modern Relationships, Reproductive Science, and the Unfolding Future of Family

From my list on women’s relationship with technology and reproductive justice.

Why am I passionate about this?

I’ve always been fascinated by the influence technology and science on culture and our lives, especially women’s lives. The history of women’s rights, in many ways, is a story of science and technology’s influence on women’s evolution towards having more freedom (and now less) to control our bodies. As a science writer, these themes influence many of the stories that I choose to read and tell, including both my books, In Her Own Sweet Time: Unexpected Adventures in Finding Love, Commitment and Motherhood and Reconceptions: Modern Relationships, Reproductive Science and the Unfolding Future of Family. I also love to read both fictional and non-fiction stories about the nuances of personal identity. 

Rachel's book list on women’s relationship with technology and reproductive justice

Rachel Lehmann-Haupt Why did Rachel love this book?

This novel tells the story of Maise, a devoted wife and mother of four children.

It takes place over the course of a single day in October that begins with Maise nursing her infant and leads to a family outing to an orchard the following afternoon. It beautifully captures the daily emotions that a mother feels, ranging from anxiety to grief to deep love, and explores the feelings around the unpaid labor of motherhood and the financial anxiety that being a parent brings to us all. 

By Eliza Minot,

Why should I read it?

1 author picked In the Orchard as one of their favorite books, and they share why you should read it.

What is this book about?

A novel about womanhood, modern family, and the interior landscape of maternal life, as seen through the life of a young wife and mother on a single day.

At night, Maisie Moore dreams that her life is perfect: the looming mortgages and credit card debt have magically vanished, and she can raise her four children, including newborn Esme, on an undulating current of maternal bliss, by turns oceanic and overwhelming, but awash in awe and wonder. Then she jolts awake and, after checking that her husband and baby are asleep beside her, remembers the real-world money problems to be resolved…


Book cover of Killer Transaction

Denise Swanson Author Of Murder of a Smart Cookie

From my list on feel good mysteries.

Why am I passionate about this?

As a former school psychologist and author of over 45 books, I love reading about characters that are likable, plots that are believable, and settings that I want to visit. My years as a psychologist make it easy to spot poorly written characters that don’t ring true. It is also my years as a psychologist that makes me enjoy a light, humorous read with a guaranteed happy ending.

Denise's book list on feel good mysteries

Denise Swanson Why did Denise love this book?

Catherine Bruns’ first book in her new series features a refreshingly new kind of sleuth. Cindy York is an ordinary woman in her 40s with a supportive husband, twin sons, and a typical teenage daughter. There are several wonderful laugh-aloud moments. The violence is off-page, the plot is well done with the reason for murder revealed at the right time. I loved the animals in the story.

By Catherine Bruns,

Why should I read it?

1 author picked Killer Transaction as one of their favorite books, and they share why you should read it.

What is this book about?

Real estate deals can be murder.

All struggling real estate agent Cindy York wants is the home listing that was promised to her. Her deceitful co-worker, Tiffany Roberts, has other ideas, and she always manages to get what she wants. Tired of being manipulated, Cindy tells her to back off - or else! But when Cindy stumbles upon Tiffany’s lifeless body, she suddenly finds herself front and center in a deadly investigation. Now everyone from her kids' classmates to her monstrous mother-in-law is sold on the idea that Cindy's guilty. Determined to find out who's trying to frame her, Cindy…


Book cover of The Science of Influence: How to Get Anyone to Say "yes" in 8 Minutes or Less!

Marty Boardman Author Of Foreclosure Secrets: How I Built a 7-Figure Business Flipping Houses Most Investors Are Too Afraid to Buy

From my list on to build great habits as a real estate investor.

Why am I passionate about this?

I built a 7-figure business buying foreclosures in multiple states and with my book you’ll discover how to duplicate my success and drastically reduce your learning curve.  I've flipped hundreds of houses buying directly from homeowners in foreclosure and at auctions in Arizona, Illinois, and Wisconsin. I was guest #1 on the popular BiggerPockets podcast as well as a featured contributor to the website. I've also been featured in numerous real estate articles for USA Today, Reuters, and the Arizona Republic. And I'm the founder of FixandFlipHub.com, a real estate education company that has helped hundreds of real estate entrepreneurs start and scale their businesses.

Marty's book list on to build great habits as a real estate investor

Marty Boardman Why did Marty love this book?

How do you feel about being a salesperson and influencer? Because if you’re going to be a real estate investor you must have basic sales and marketing skills. You’ll need them to raise capital, negotiate with buyers and sellers, and even to lease your properties if you’re a landlord. In Kevin Hogan’s book you’ll discover how people think and make their decisions. He writes, “once we know our prospects’ needs, wants, and desires are, we can use this information to prepare a message that firmly impresses on the mind how we can help them.”

By Kevin Hogan,

Why should I read it?

2 authors picked The Science of Influence as one of their favorite books, and they share why you should read it.

What is this book about?

Get customers, clients, and co-workers to say "yes!" in 8 minutes or less This revised second edition by a leading expert of influence continues to teach a proven system of persuasion. Synthesizing the latest research in the field of influence with real-world tested experiences, it presents simple secrets that help readers turn a "no" into a "yes." Every secret in this book has been rigorously tested, validated, and found reliable. * Learn dozens of all-new techniques and strategies for influencing others including how to reduce resistance to rubble * Make people feel instantly comfortable in your presence * Decode body…


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