RECOMMENDED READING


LAURENCE DAY

(Chairman of the LDS-BPA)

“Over the years I have found that making good decisions is greatly dependent on our knowledge and understanding. I have read pretty extensively but here are the books that I have found encapsulate a broad foundational framework of knowledge and understanding that will positively influence your career and future.

Start with Business/Career Understanding 

  • Personal development No: 2, followed by
  • Personal development No: 7 and then,
  • Understanding economics No: 2.

Investing the time needed to ingest this sort of information will pay compounded dividends for the rest of your life.

For Personal Development:

  1. The Go-Giver – Bob Burg and John David Mann
  2. 7 Habits of Highly Effective People – Stephen Covey
  3. 8th Habit, From Effectiveness to Greatness – Stephen Covey
  4. The Greatest Salesman in the World – Og Mandino
  5. The Richest Man in Babylon, Success Secrets of the Ancients – George S. Clason
  6. The Millionaire Next Door – Thomas J. Stanley and William D. Danko
  7. How to win Friends and Influence People – Dale Carnegie


For Business/Career Understanding:

  1. Great Work Great Career, How to Create Your Ultimate Job and Make an Extraordinary Contribution – Stephen R. Covey and Jennifer Colosmo
  2. Rich Dad Poor Dad – Robert Kiyosaki
  3. The E-Myth Revisited, Why Most Small Businesses Don’t Work and What to Do About it – Michael E. Gerber
  4. Good to Great – Jim Collins
  5. The Art of the Start – Guy Kawasaki


For understanding economics and the socio-political environment we live and work in.

(Why some people, some companies, some political / economic systems and ultimately some countries succeed and others don’t)

  1. Free to Choose – Milton Friedman
  2. Unlimited Wealth – Paul Zane Pilzer
  3. Why Nations Fail – Acemoglu and Robinson

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