What are you reading, right now?

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Hey Folks,

I thought it would be interesting to share what book you are currently reading (or have just finished reading.)

It does not need to be real estate related.

If you want to share more information about it, feel free - but you don't have to.

(Also, please, no affiliate links! :) )

I'll start - I'm currently reading "Jab, Jab, Jab, Right Hook" by Gary Vaynerchuk. It's not a Real Estate Investing book - but it has everything to do with running a successful business that deals with consumers. Specifically, it deals with social media and how people are presenting their companies to the world. Most companies simply "attack" all the time with a sales pitch (the right hook) but should instead focus on providing value (the Jab). Gary gives a TON of real-life examples of companies doing great (and terrible) social media outreach. I highly recommend this book to anyone, especially those who have a business that has a brand name to build or protect. Flippers, property management companies, large landlords, wholesalers, etc.

Alright, I started. Who's next?

What are you reading?

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I'm a few chapters into The Warren Buffett Way by Robert Hagstrom, but I'm moreso concentrating on getting through Getting Started in Real Estate Investing by Michael C. Thomsett; tons of great information for the newbie and I'm learning so much. I've also got The Millionaire Real Estate Investor by Gary Keller, Dave Jenks, and Jay Papasan sitting on my nightstand for when I finish Getting Started.

Recent reads (non-fiction) include "Happy Money" and "Dogfight: How Apple and Google Went to War and Started a Revolution".

The first is relevant to the discussions here about why do you try to accumulate money. It has some interesting conclusions of what sort of spending generates happiness and what doesn't. With some science behind the conclusions. They have a simple list of the kinds of things you should spend money on if your goal is happiness:

  1. Buy Experiences
  2. Make it a Treat
  3. Buy Time
  4. Pay Now, Consume Later
  5. Invest in Others

The second is about the development of iPhones, iPads (actually developed before the iPhone), and Android phones and all the interactions between Google and Apple while this was happening.

@Account Closed By no means am I rich yet. I found the author; Felix Dennis. He started Maxim magazine and a bunch of other stuff.

His definition of rich is having a net worth of 30 million or more. He figures with that much money you can basically do whatever you want without having to work.

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Just finishing "Building Wealth One House At a Time" by John Schaub (great book) "The Millionaire Next Door" is next on my list.

I like to read one REI book, then a self development/business book one after another.

Oh, I'm also studying "Sigmund Ringeck's Knightly Art of the Longsword" by David Lindholm, which is great for anyone that studies HEMA :)

P.A.C.E The 12 Minute Fitness Revolution by Dr. Al Sears

Choose Yourself: Be Happy, Make Millions, Live the Dream by James Altucher

Totally Incorrect by Doug Casey

I am half way through "High Trust Selling " by Todd Duncan

I just finished Sam Walton's book 'Made in America" In chapter one he told us the best thing to do with money' Don't spend it" Great book by and about a great entrepreneur, the founder of Wal Mart

About to wrap up "Art of the Deal" by Trump and getting ready to start reading "Investing in REIT's" by Ralph Block.

The latter was a choice inspired by advice in Mary Buffett's "Buffettology" about getting specialized and fully understanding the business you're investing in.

Inspecting a House, by Carson Dunlop & Assoc. great read for learning a lot of little details about a property.

Investing in Duplexes, Triplexes, & Quads by Larry B. Loftis, Esq.

Finished J. Scott's books of flipping

About 3-4 hours a day on BP

4 hour work week. Stupid, aweful book. Aweful. I had a nice, 10 year retirement plan and now I'm looking at this winter (-30C today) and saying "this is my last winter in Canada". I currently have zero passive income, so Ferris getting me all fired up is not helpful. Signed up for a "retire overseas" newsletter and keep getting emails with beautiful photos of Belize. Not helpful.