53 Takeaways from the World's Best Business Books
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The world's best business books are filled with timeless words of wisdom on management, entrepreneurship, marketing, sales, customer service, motivation, and more. This presentation explores 53 bullet-point takeaways from a library of the greatest business books ever written. Small business owners, solopreneurs, and enterprising employees will love flipping through these points from titles like Good to Great, The 4-Hour Workweek, The Go-Giver, and many more. Did I skip your favorite? Leave a comment below and let me know!
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- TAKEAWAYS FROM THE WORLDS BEST BUSINESS BOOKS
- Lifes too short to live on anyones terms but your own. 1
- That someday youre waiting for might never come. 2
- Focus your energy on what drives the most results. 3
- 4 Acquire or build income-producing assets.
- 5 Focus on cash flow.
- The only way to escape the rat race is to have monthly cash flow from assets that exceeds your monthly expenses. 6
- Take calculated risks. 7
- 8 Work for profits, not wages.
- 9 Develop multiple income streams.
- 10 Be proactive.
- 11 Begin with the end in mind.
- Put first things first. 12
- Think win-win. 13
- Seek first to understand, then to be understood. 14
- Synergize. 15
- Sharpen the saw: Take time for physical and mental renewal. 16
- Everyone is given the same 24 hours in a day. 17
- Your business doesnt require a ton of risk or startup capital. 18
- The difference between an amateur and a professional is their habits. 19
- Be helpful. The money will follow. 20
- Scale that help to reach as many people as possible. 21
- The easy thing and the best thing often arent the same thing. 22
- Your competence is your security. 23
- Pour your heart and soul into your business. People will notice. 24
- (If it sounds like real work, thats because it is.) 25
- Be first to market. But if you cant be first, just claim a new market you can be first in. 26
- You cant be everything to everyone, so stop trying. 27
- The best way to get noticed is to be remarkable. That is, markedly different from every other option. 28
- Do what your competition isnt doing. 29
- Use reciprocity: When you give someone something, they feel compelled to repay you. What can you give? 30
- Gain small commitments in advance of asking for a larger commitment. 31
- Use social proof like testimonials, press mentions, and trust signals. 32
- Be likeable. 33
- Be an authority. 34
- Use scarcity: Sometimes fear of missing out and playing hard to get can work to your advantage. 35
- Ideas are worthless without execution. 36
- Cultivate positive habits. 37
- The stock market is a poor wealth accelerator. 38
- The best way to make millions is to solve a problem that MANY people or businesses face. 39
- Customer service isnt a department within a company. It IS the company. 40
- Out-care the competition, online and in-person, and people will begin to take notice. 41
- The ultimate customer service question is: How likely would you be to recommend Company XYZ to a friend or colleague? 42
- Happy customers do your marketing for you. 43
- Ship early, ship often. 44
- Launch, get feedback, and then make quick incremental improvements. 45
- Less is more. Leonardo da Vinci once said, Simplicity is the ultimate sophistication. 46
- Develop a 1-touch system for incoming items: Do it, Delegate it, Defer it, or Drop it. 47
- Customers dont buy WHAT you do; they buy WHY you do it. 48
- Build your team: Get the right people on the bus. 49
- Find the sweet spot at the intersection of: What lights you up What youre best at What makes you money 50
- You are the CEO of your own life. Act like it. 51
- Work ON your business, not IN it. 52
- Make progress everyday. 53
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