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    Reading business books

    Do you people often read business books? I'm trying to read some marketing ebooks now and then, but don't always have the time to do so.

    I'm wondering if you do it, and if so, how many books do you read on average monthly?
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    I used to read business books on the topic of how to become rich etc. but now I know that it's better to take action on the basics of doing business such as marketing a product or service. Maybe a lot of business books are aimed at executives, or the career high-flyer for getting them to think outside of the box?

    But I still like to read motivational books such as autobiographies by the rich and famous people. Maybe 1 book every 3 months.

    With today's Internet, it's pretty easy and quick to find out how to do things related to business such as creating a company, opening a business bank account, managing finances etc. without reading a book. Also there are case studies to follow on specifics of building various kinds of business.

    I never tried it, but it might be worth looking for leaked manuals from successful franchise operations to learn their marketing tactics.
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    Hi,

    I don't read much. I have a bunch of ebooks saved most I just skim at best. I should read more. I just don't seem to have the time.

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    Yep, the only people making money with the 'get rich' books, are the writers itself lol.

    I've bought way too many books online, and I really regret the money I spent on it. They're in a folder named: ToDo. But I guess that's a 'forever' map :P
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    You can buy cheap books via Amazon Kindle. For example, I really enjoyed reading Arnold Swartzenegger's autobiography "Total Recall" - he is a good business man IMO.

    And on my shelf I have Paul McKenna's book "I can make you rich" gathering dust. I am sure that it must be a great read, but now I am busy taking action to make money, so I don't currently need any more push/mind melding right now.

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    IMHO Kindle books are much easier to prioritize for reading than downloadable PDFs. I dedicate some time every day to read my Kindle books, plus they are usually much cheaper than printed books. You can literally store over a thousand books on a Kindle Fire and it is not much larger than a paperback.
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    My wife got her new kindle (other one gav e up the ghost) Tuesday and now she has two books downloaded and she says it is so much easier for her to read the book on her kindle.

    Yes, lots better to have on a kindle than on the computer (or a link to it).

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    But for now it's still reading on the computer & laptop. Anyways, I've ordered some new books! Namely these: Running lean (good book, really) and Ten deadly marketing sins from Kotler. I'll let you know how they were .
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    I recently finished "The Year Without Pants" about working for Automattic (WordPress paid employee arm). Not a very exciting read but useful if you want an insight into how Automattic is run.

    Now looking forward to reading: "Kingpin: How One Hacker Took Over The Billion-Dollar Cybercrime Underground".
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    I didn't read any business books related to computers or IT. I have been in the business for so long that I have experience. It's not that I don't read, it's just that there are so many blogs and forums that I digest a massive amount of single articles and forum posts over years of time.

    I am currently reading "Brewing Up a Business" and "Beer School". They're not books about beer brewing, which I already know how to do. They're books about operating the business of a microbrewery. Each book was written by the founders of long-standing, profitable and reputable American microbreweries. They're not get rich quick books and they're not written by people from major national brands.
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