S030: 10 Books Young Entrepreneurs Should Read (1/2)

April 14, 2017

S030: 10 Books Young Entrepreneurs Should Read (1/2)

In this episode, we will be discussing about a common habit of successful entrepreneurs–Reading, with a focus on the first 5 out of 10 books young entrepreneurs should read. The rest will be covered in episode 31.

In this episode, you will learn about the following:

  • How I stopped belittling those who read books;
  • How reading is transforming my mindset and outlook,
  • First 5 books young entrepreneurs to read,
  • A change in style of this show, and
  • the upcoming e book on podcasting.

I Once Ridiculed Those Who Read Books

I started this podcast sharing a true life story of how I once ridiculed the very concept of reading until a life changing experience that inspired a change and forced me to launch my first business. You see, the problem has always been how we read these books and not the books itself! I shall record a special episodes on how to read books, because it makes the biggest difference of all.


Book 1: Rich Dad Poor Dad by Robert Kiyosaki

Rich Dad Poor Dad is largely based on Robert Kiyosaki’s Childhood upbringing and education in Hawaii. It tells the story of Robert and his 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. It was my guide during my earliest entrepreneurial days. It formed the very basis upon which I built an entrepreneurial mindset.
Link mentioned in this podcast: Rich Dad Poor Dad by Robert Kiyosaki | Animated Book Summary by Illacertus https://www.youtube.Com/Watch?V=Lecfkxfxzkm


Book 2: How to Win Friends and Influence People by Dale Carnegie

How to Win Friends and Influence People is one of the first best-selling self-help books ever published. The Dale Carnegie 30 principles for how to win friends and influence people is one the most valuable lists of tips for dealing with people I have ever read. and even after finishing the book in Feburary, I have gone back to pick each tip a week for practice. For me, it not just a book, it is a life guide for anyone who wishes to accumulate great wealth and power.
The audio narration was published on SoundCloud by Larry Amos Jr. You find the rest of the audio book on Soundcloud by following this link: https://soundcloud.com/larry-amos-jr/sets/dale-carnegie-how-to-win

The Other Books

Other books include The Lean Startup by Eric Reis: I haven’t read this one yet, but I have heard a lot about it. Here is the link to the audio narration I played in this podcast: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=sobxOzRjAGg.
The fourth book is  Think and Grow Rich by Napoleon Hill. This book was written in 1937 and sold 70 million books before its author, Napoleon Hill, died in 1970. Who knows how many copies since? Talk about a best seller. It’s still in print. Think and Grow Rich is about the science of personal achievement — the philosophy of success. And there’s a lot in it for you. Again, here is the link to the video I played in this section: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=epmN-XGMtl0.
The fifth book for this episode is First Things First by Stephen R. Covey. In first things first, Stephen Covey describes setting priorities as the most important aspect of successful (personal) improvement. No matter how efficient you do your work, if you´re doing the wrong thing, nothing will really improve.


Changes to the Style of Swiych Podcast

Yess, the beauty of podcasting is that it grows with you. And the fact that you have control over it has a show means that it is flexible and allows for creativity. For reasons I mentioned in this podcast, we will be changing the style of Swiych Podcast to serve you better and consistently.
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