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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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The Psychology Of Money - Book Cover

The Psychology of Money Book Summary, Review, Notes

The Psychology of Money by Morgan Housel reveals the thought processes that happen before financial investing. It highlights the most significant factors contributing to a person’s financial success, such as risk taking, making reasonable decisions, uncertainty, leaving room for error, positive realism, financial independence, and personal happiness. Book Title: The Psychology of Money: Timeless Lessons

The Millionaire Fastlane Book Cover

The Millionaire Fastlane Book Summary, Review, Notes

The Millionaire Fastlane by MJ DeMarco is a book that teaches you how to become wealthy. The book describes three states of wealth: The Sidewalk where people will never be rich and will live from paycheck to paycheck, The Slowlane that helps you get rich at 65-70 years, and The Fastlane which helps you build

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

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 Persuasion Author: Robert B. Cialdini Date of Reading: January 2017 Rating: 8/10 Table of Contents What Is Being Said In Detail: Influence has quite

How to Fail at Almost Everything and Still Win Big

How To Fail At Almost Everything And Still Win Big Book Summary, Review, Notes

How To Fail At Almost Everything And Still Win Big is a personal story of how a mediocre person with a mediocre set of skills can still win big. The creator of comic Dilbert, Scott Adams, leads us through his life’s story of failure that eventually led to his success. Book Title: How to Fail

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:

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

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

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

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