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    notes and summaries of books i've read

    click on any linked title below to begin reading my notes. they're often short and concise, but will give you an idea of what i believe to be are the key takeaways of each book. i've tried categorizing by topic of the books, though most will are self-help and business related regardless.

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    The Obstacle Is The Way

    book: The Obstacle Is The Way author: Ryan Holiday Marcus Aurelius was a Roman emperor from 161 to 180. known for his stoicism. stoicism our actions may be impeded, but there can be no impeding our...

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    How to Win Friends and Influence People

    book: How to Win Friends and Influence People author: Dale Carnegie general overview How to Win Friends and Influence People teaches countless principles to become a more likable person, handle relationships [or any dealings...

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    Meditations

    book: Meditations author: Marcus Aurelius general overview Meditations is the personal journal of the Roman Emperor Marcus Aurelius, who ruled for twenty years in the late first century AD. there is no evidence that...

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    Creating Magic

    book: Creating Magic author: Lee Cockerell general overview Lee Cockerell discusses common sense leadership strategies that he’s learned throughout his many years of experience in the service industry. key takeaways: everyone is important make sure everyone...

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    Start With Why

    book: Start With Why author: Simon Sinek general overview the ability to inspire those around you and to achieve remarkable things always starts with why. Simon Sinek has a very captivating way of communicated the...

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    Delivering Happiness

    book: Delivering Happiness A Path to Profits, Passion, and Purpose author: Tony Hsieh general overview the book explains how Zappos built great company culture and transformed the customer experience and to go and sell the company to...

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    The 10X Rule

    book: The 10X Rule author: Grant Cardone general overview The 10X Rule is all about setting some sort of goal or target and then multiplying that. it doesn’t necessarily have to be by a factor...

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    The Only Sales Guide You’ll Ever Need

    book: The Only Sales Guide You’ll Ever Need author: Anthony Iannarino part one of the book speaks heavily on mindset. while part two speaks more on skillset. my biggest takeaway is all of Anthony’s talk on...

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    Confessions of an Advertising Man

    book: Confessions of An Advertising Man author: David Ogilvy 3 key takeaways include: only marketing things you believe in advertising is meant to sell, not to entertain use facts, mystery and research to create...

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    The One Minute Manager

    book: The One Minute Manager author: Kenneth H. Blanchard and Spencer Johnson general overview this book talks heavily about three tools that could change your management style for the better. they are: set three...

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