Business & Finance Book Summaries

The most essential part of achieving autonomy includes financial freedom. Today, that means understanding:

  • how a business functions,
  • how capital flows,
  • how to automate and delegate tasks,
  • how to create value and,
  • how to scale your business operations

The following business & finance book summaries will help put you on the path toward financial freedom and autonomy.

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Start-Up Nation - Book Cover

Start-Up Nation Book Summary, Review, Notes

Start-up Nation tells us the story of Israel’s economic miracle: one startup on every 1,800 Israelis. The book describes how a bottom-up culture, military, the concept of brashness and sincerity (chutzpah), and interconnectedness were the main ingredients of building a start-up nation. Book Title: Start-up Nation: The Story of Israel’s Economic MiracleAuthor: Dan Senor, Saul

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Influence by Robert Cialdini - Book Cover

Influence Book Summary, Review, Notes

Influence is Cialdini’s evergreen book on the six psychological principles that help us influence someone: reciprocation, commitment & consistency, social proof, liking, authority, and scarcity. Book Title: Influence: The Psychology of PersuasionAuthor: Robert B. CialdiniDate of Reading: January 2017Rating: 8/10 Table of Contents What Is Being Said In Detail:   Influence has quite a simple

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Shoe Dog by Phil Knight - Book Cover

Shoe Dog Book Summary, Review, Notes

Shoe Dog is the autobiography of Phil Knight, the founder of Nike. The story follows Knight from starting Nike (Blue Ribbon Sports at the start) all the way up to the 2010s’. Knight reveals stories about his personal life, his first group of employees, and his relationship with his mentor Bill Bowerman.   Book Title:

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Bad Blood Book Cover

Bad Blood Book Summary, Review, Notes

How a $15 billion company with more than 1000 employees was actually a scam with a product that doesn’t work. This is the horrifying story of today’s Enron- Theranos- and its founder, Elizabeth Holmes. Book Title: Bad Blood: Secrets and Lies in a Silicon Valley StartupAuthor: John CarreyrouDate of Reading: November 2018Rating: 9/10 Table of

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Barking Up The Wrong Tree Book Cover

Barking Up The Wrong Tree Book Summary, Review, Notes

The book answers the question, “What really produces success?” by presenting the dichotomous view we have of success— is it who we know or what we know, do nice guys finish first or last, do quitters never win and winners never quit.  Book Title: Barking Up the Wrong Tree: The Surprising Science Behind Why Everything

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Will it Fly Pat Flynn Book Cover

Will it Fly Book Summary, Review, Notes

Will It Fly by Pat Flynn shows us how to figure out (fast) if your business idea has merit, will it succeed, and is it the right business for you—in other words, testing out will your idea fly. Book Title: Will It Fly?: How to Test Your Next Business Idea So You Don’t Waste Your

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Side Hustle By Chris Guillebeau Book Cover

Side Hustle Book Summary, Review, Notes

Side Hustle: From Idea to Income in 27 Days by Chris Guillebeau shows us how to create an additional stream of income (side hustle) that generates anything between $400 to $3000 a month.  Book Title: Side Hustle: From Idea to Income in 27 DaysAuthor: Chris GuillebeauDate of Reading: October-November 2017Rating: 7/10 Table of Contents What

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Real Artists Dont Starve Jeff Goins Book Cover

Real Artists Don’t Starve Book Summary

Book Title: Real Artists Don’t Starve: Timeless Strategies for Thriving in the New Creative AgeAuthor: Jeff GoinsDate of Reading: August 2017Rating: 8/10 Table of Contents   What Is The Book About As A Whole:   Real Artists Don’t Starve teaches us how to go from a striving to a thriving artist by adapting three unique

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The War Of Art Steven Pressfield Book Cover

The War Of Art Book Summary

Table of Contents Book Title: The War Of Art: Break Through the Blocks and Win Your Inner Creative BattlesAuthor: Steven PressfieldDate of Reading: August 2017Rating: 9/10   What Is The Book About As A Whole:   The War Of Art is a book about a single thing haunting all the creatives (especially authors) out there—a blank

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