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#1 WALL STREET JOURNAL BESTELLER

Deep Work: Rules  For Focussed Success In A Distracted World

Author: Cal Newport

304 pages

published: 2016

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Amazon Best Business Book Of The Month for January 2016

800-CEO-READ Business Book of the Week

Deep Work gives new insight into how people produce their best work. The author asserts that many people work at the shallow end of focus, with social media and cultural changes to blame. Because of our distracting environment, it is nearly impossible to concentrate on anything.Deep Work helps people rediscover a deep state of focus and concentrate on things that matter. The book will inspire you to eliminate unnecessary distractions and work smarter. hacktheentrepreneur.com

“What emerges most powerfully is the sense that it’s wrong to think of deep work as one more thing you’ve got to try to cram into your schedule. Truly committing to it, Newport suggests, transforms the rest of your time – so you’ll crank through shallow work faster, be more present in your home life, and eliminate time wasted switching between tasks. Depth, in short, isn’t at odds with a full life – it facilitates it. I’m persuaded.” Oliver Burkeman, The Guardian

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“DEEP WORK accomplishes two considerable tasks: One is putting out a wealth of concrete practices for the ambitious, without relying on gauzy clichés. The second is that Mr. Newport resists the corporate groupthink of constant connectivity without seeming like a curmudgeon.”   Wall Street Journal

One of the most valuable skills in our economy is becoming increasingly rare. If you master this skill, you'll achieve extraordinary results.Deep Work is the ability to focus without distraction on a cognitively demanding task. It's a skill that allows you to quickly master complicated information and produce better results in less time. Deep work will make you better at what you do and provide the sense of true fulfillment that comes from craftsmanship. In short, deep work is like a super power in our increasingly competitive twenty-first century economy. And yet, most people have lost the ability to go deep-spending their days instead in a frantic blur of e-mail and social media, not even realizing there's a better way.In DEEP WORK, author and professor Cal Newport flips the narrative on impact in a connected age. Instead of arguing distraction is bad, he instead celebrates the power of its opposite. Dividing this book into two parts, he first makes the case that in almost any profession, cultivating a deep work ethic will produce massive benefits. He then presents a rigorous training regimen, presented as a series of four "rules," for transforming your mind and habits to support this skill. A mix of cultural criticism and actionable advice, DEEP WORK takes the reader on a journey through memorable stories -- from Carl Jung building a stone tower in the woods to focus his mind, to a social media pioneer buying a round-trip business class ticket to Tokyo to write a book free from distraction in the air -- and no-nonsense advice, such as the claim that most serious professionals should quit social media and that you should practice being bored. DEEP WORK is an indispensable guide to anyone seeking focused success in a distracted world. amazon.com

As a presence on the page, Newport is exceptional in the realm of self-help authors.”
New York Times Book Review

“Deep work is the killer app of the knowledge economy: it is only by concentrating intensely that you can master a difficult discipline or solve a demanding problem.”  The Economist

“In this strong self-help book, Newport declares that the habits of modern professionals-checking email at all hours, rushing from meeting to meeting, and valuing multitasking above all else-only stand in the way of truly valuable work.”  Publishers Weekly

“As automation and outsourcing reshape the workplace, what new skill do we need? The ability to do deep work. Cal Newport’s exciting new book is an introduction and guide to the kind of intense concentration in a distraction-free environment that results in fast, powerful learning and performance. Think of it as calisthenics for your mind-and start your exercise program today.” Daniel H. Pink, author of Drive and To Sell Is Human

“Cal Newport is a clear voice in a sea of noise, bringing science and passion in equal measure. We don’t need more clicks, more cats, and more emojis. We need brave work, work that happens when we refuse to avert our eyes. Seth Godin

“Here lies a playbook for professionals of all stripes to achieve true differentiation in a crowded talent marketplace. Cal Newport’s latest shows why he is one of the most provocative thinkers on the future of work.”
Ben Casnocha, co-author of The Start-Up Of You

#1 New York Times Bestseller

#1 Wall Street Journal Bestseller

Essentialism: The Disciplined Pursuit Of Less

Author: Greg McKeown

272 pages

published: 2015

Amazon Bestseller Ranking:

#4 in Time Management (Books)

#16 Business Decision Making

#17 in Decision Making & Problem Solving

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The information provided in this book is tailor-made for individuals who want to simplify their lives. McKeown is a public speaker, author, and business consultant who has developed a system to juggle all these roles successfully.

Throughout the book, McKeown presents a systematic discipline that teaches readers how to discern what is vital — and eliminate the rest.

Essentialism is one of the must-read books for entrepreneurs. It's much more than a time management book; it presents a practical theory for making life a more productive and enjoyable experience.hacktheentrepreneur.com

Have you ever felt the urge to declutter your work life? Do you often find yourself stretched too thin? Do you simultaneously feel overworked and underutilized? Are you frequently busy but not productive? Do you feel like your time is constantly being hijacked by other people’s agendas?If you answered yes to any of these, the way out is the Way of the Essentialist. The Way of the Essentialist isn’t about getting more done in less time. It’s about getting only the right things done.  It is not  a time management strategy, or a productivity technique. It is a systematic discipline for discerning what is absolutely 

essential, then eliminating everything that is not, so we can make the highest possible contribution towards the things that really matter.  By forcing us to apply a more elective criteria for what is Essential, the disciplined pursuit of less empowers us to reclaim control of our own choices about where to spend our precious time and energy – instead of giving others the implicit permission to choose for us.Essentialism is not one more thing – it’s a whole new way of doing everything. A must-read for any leader, manager, or individual who wants to do less, but better, and declutter and organize their own their lives, Essentialism is a movement whose time has come. amazon.com

The Disciplined Pursuit of Less by Greg Mckeown provides you with all the main concepts from this great book in the shortest amount of time with the exact information and strategies you need.Excerpt from the original book description The Way of the Essentialist isn't about getting more done in less time. It's about getting only the right things done. It is not a time management strategy, or a productivity technique. It is a systematic discipline for discerning what is absolutely essential, then eliminating everything that is not, so we can make the highest possible contribution towards the things that really matter.By forcing us to apply a more selective criteria for what is Essential, the disciplined pursuit of less empowers us to reclaim control of our own choices about where to spend our precious time and energy - instead of giving others the implicit permission to choose for us.Essentialism is not one more thing - it's a whole new way of doing everything. A must-read for any leader, manager, or individual who wants to learn how to do less, but better, in every area of their lives, Essentialism is a movement whose time has come.”Here is a Preview of What You'll Learn The Essentialist Essence: What is the core mind-set of an Essentialist? Explore: How can we discern the trivial many from the vital few? Eliminate: How can we cut out the trivial many? Execute: How can we make doing the vital few things almost effortless? My Congratulations to You! goodreads .com

Psycho-Cybernetics

Author: Maxwell Maltz

288 pages

published: 1989

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Psycho-Cybernetics provides readers with a different approach to success. Maxwell states that people who don't make mistakes aren’t taking risks. Therefore, they end up never being successful.The main theme of the book is how to cultivate a productive mind and create success by changing your mental attitude. Maltz speaks about how critical it is for you to prepare appropriately and detach from the outcome. This way, you will perform better and live in the moment.hacktheentrepreneur.com

Put more living in your life! Psycho‑Cybernetics is renowned doctor and professor Maxwell Maltz’s simple, scientific, and revolutionary program for health and success.
Happiness and success are habits. So are failure and misery. But negative habits can be changed—and Psycho‑Cybernetics shows you how!
This is your personal guide to the amazing power of Psycho‑Cybernetics—a program based on one of the world’s classic self‑help books, a multimillion‑copy bestseller proven effective by readers worldwide. Presenting positive attitude as a means for change, Maltz’s teaching has the 

ring of common sense.  Psycho‑Cybernetics is the original text that defined the mind/body connection—the concept that paved the way for most of today’s personal empowerment programs. Turn crises into creative opportunities, dehypnotize yourself from false beliefs, and celebrate new freedom from fear and guilt.  Testimonials and stories are interspersed with advice from Maltz, as well as techniques for relaxation and visualization. Dr. Maxwell Maltz teaches you his techniques of “emotional surgery”—the path to a dynamic new self‑image and self‑esteem and to achieving the success and happiness you deserve! amazon.com

Positive wisdom and helpful insights on how to be a successful person
Happiness and success are habits. So are failure and misery. But negative habits can be changed--and Psycho-Cybernetics shows you how!This is your personal audio guide to the amazing power of Psycho-Cybernetics--a program based on one of the world s classic self-help books, a multimillion-copy bestseller proven effective by readers worldwide. Presenting positive attitude as a means for change, Maltz s teaching has the ring of common sense. 
Psycho-Cybernetics-is the original text that defined the mind/body connection the concept that paved the way for most of today s personal empowerment programs. Turn crises into creative opportunities, dehypnotize yourself from false beliefs, and celebrate new freedom from fear and guilt.
Testimonials and stories are interspersed with advice from Maltz, as well as techniques for relaxation and visualization. Dr. Maxwell Maltz teaches you his techniques of emotional surgery --the path to a dynamic new self-image and self-esteem and to achieving the success and happiness you deserve!
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Virtual Freedom:How To work With Virtual Staff To Buy More Time, Become More Productive, And Build Your Dream Business

Author: Chris Ducker

296 pages

published: 2014

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It is easy to burn out when starting a business, as a lone operator trying to do everything yourself. Chris Ducker explains how to get help from affordable alternatives by outsourcing.

In this guide to hiring and working with virtual staff, you will learn how to gain back your time and freedom as your business continues to grow. With Ducker’s expert advice, you can find and manage the perfect online employees, whether you need a marketing specialist, a project manager, or a virtual assistant. hacktheentrepreneur.com

The step-by-step guide every entrepreneur needs to build his or her business with the asset of working with virtual employees.

Entrepreneurs often suffer from "superhero syndrome"―the misconception that to be successful, they must do everything themselves. Not only are they the boss, but also the salesperson, HR manager, copywriter, operations manager, online marketing guru, and so much more. It’s no wonder why so many people give up the dream of starting a business―it’s just too much for one person to handle.But outsourcing expert and "Virtual CEO," Chris Ducker knows how you 

 

 

can get the help you need with resources you can afford. Small business owners, consultants, and online entrepreneurs don’t have to go it alone when they discover the power of building teams of virtual employees to help run, support, and grow their businesses.Focusing on business growth, Ducker explains every detail you need to grasp, from figuring out which jobs you should outsource to finding, hiring, training, motivating, and managing virtual assistants. With additional tactics and online resources, Virtual Freedom is the ultimate resource of the knowledge and tools necessary for building your dream business with the help of virtual staff.amazon.com

Entrepreneurs often suffer from ”superhero syndrome”—the misconception that to be successful, they must do everything themselves. Not only are they the boss, but also the salesperson, HR manager, copywriter, operations manager, online marketing guru, and so much more. It’s no wonder why so many people give up the dream of starting a business—it’s just too much for one person to handle.But outsourcing expert and ”Virtual CEO,” Chris Ducker knows how you can get the help you need with resources you can afford. Small business owners, consultants, and online entrepreneurs don’t have to go it alone when they discover the power of building teams of virtual employees to help run, support, and grow their businesses.Virtual Freedom: How to Work with Virtual Staff to Buy More Time, Become More Productive, and Build Your Dream Business is the step-by-step guide every entrepreneur needs to build his or her business with the asset of working with virtual employees. Focusing on business growth, Ducker explains every detail you need to grasp, from figuring out which jobs you should outsource to finding, hiring, training, motivating, and managing virtual assistants.With additional tactics and online resources, Virtual Freedom is the ultimate resource of the knowledge and tools necessary for building your dream business with the help of virtual staff. goodreads.,com

“I’m not going to lie: my business used to be a stress-fest, until I unleashed the power of outsourcing on it. When it comes to learning how to do this, there’s no better expert than Chris Ducker, and no better bible than Virtual Freedom.” David Siteman Garland, mediapreneur and host of The Rise to the Top

Countless business owners are getting bogged down dealing with mundane tasks. Chris Ducker, has the book you NEED to read. He takes the fear out of virtualizing your business and shows you how to live your life, while your business works for YOU!” Peter Shankman, bestselling author of Nice Companies Finish First

Idea To Execution: How To Optimise, Automate, And Outsource Everything In Your Business

Author: Ari Meisel & Nick Sonnenberg

168 pages

published: 2016

Amazon Bestseller Ranking:

#23 in Outsourcing (Books)

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This book proves you do not need a big budget or staff to start pursuing your dreams. Ari Meisel and Nick Sonnenberg tell the story of how they turned an idea into a functioning business in just 24 hours — without spending any money.

Meisel and Sonnenberg reveal the strategies of outsourcing, automating, and optimizing to launch and operate a business with maximum efficiency. Whether you’re starting out or looking for ways to simplify your business, this is one of the best entrepreneur books to get you started quickly. hacktheentrepreneur.com

Nick Sonnenberg and Ari Meisel recently launched a profitable Virtual Assistant (VA) business in just one day - challenging the startup mentality that every new venture requires months of planning and a large investment of capital. Their VA business was born from scribbled notes on a cocktail napkin during dinner and was an up-and-running less than 24 hours later. By following their 3 step process: Optimize, Automate, Outsource, they leveraged free, readily available digital tools and apps with no outlay of cash whatsoever.Meisel and Sonnenberg reveal tactics for building a scalable business in today's world. This fascinating and informative book chronicles their first year in business together. An essential read for any 

entrepreneur. It follows their journey from idea to execution, detailing a bold new approach to 21st century business based on a fearless ingenuity and a willingness to rewrite the rules. amazon.com

I'm a he book title & cover are pretty misleading. This book main focus of the book seems to be them promoting their virtual Assistant business. They go over how they built their business, month by month, but the business is only 1 year old. They refer to times as 'the early days', but the business really still is in its early days.They discuss how to they use tools like Slack, Trello, and Chargify to 'Optimize, Automate, and Outsource' some parts of their business (and say that they coach clients to do the same thing), but don't go into a lot of specific detail on how other companies can do the same thing (they offer consulting services to tell you those details).I guess at the current price of $2.99, it was worth that price (as it's interesting to read the process of their 1st year in business), but the book (especially the first 3rd or so of it) largely reads as a sales pamphlet for their business. If you're looking to learn 'How to optimize, automate, & outsource everything in your business' (as the book cover states), you'll likely want to look elsewhere. One of the authors, Ari Meisel, has another book that sounds like it's actually more about that than this book is. Click here to add your own text and edit me. It's easy.D***G on amazon.com

Based on the true story of two friends who founded a company overnight with zero cash investment and built it up over the following year, Idea to Execution (2016) is about the everyday challenges entrepreneurs face when launching a start-up. These blinks show you the steps to success, from sketching a business plan to putting tools in place that optimize your company’s performance numbers.  blinkist.com

Work The System: The Simple Mechanics Of Making More And Working Less

Author: Sam Carpenter

304 pages

published: 2011

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In a perfect world, most people wish they could work fewer hours and earn more money. In this book, Sam Carpenter shows you how to turn this wishful thinking into reality.

Carpenter shares his story of becoming frustrated in his business — working all the time and still not getting ahead. He realized that instead of reacting to problems, he could eliminate them by establishing and improving systems for everything. These revelations have been captured in this inspiring book.

This book will show you that thinking of life as a series of interconnected systems can create order and eliminate chaos. Whether you are looking for top management books or simply to improve your productivity, Work the System will help you hacktheentrepreneur.com

Work The System: The Simple Mechanics of Making More and Working Less, Third Edition, guides the reader in modifying his or her fundamental perception of the world, moving from an inaccurate vision of barely controlled chaos, to a more accurate one: that life is an orderly collection of individual linear systems each of which can be improved and perfected one at  a 

time. The reader is guided through the process of ''getting'' this new vision, and then through the specifics of applying it via Carpenter's "system improvement" methodology. For start-ups or multinationals, the methodology is simple, believable, and mechanical; not mystical or theoretical. Carpenter developed the "systems mindset" protocol in the business he purchased in 1984 and still owns today. With that company, he moved from an 80-100 hour workweek to a 2 hour workweek, while multiplying his income dozens of times over. He is CEO of an international business consulting firm, and several other spin-off businesses, as well as an international non-profit, all of which are operated in the same systems mindset fashion. With a diverse background in engineering, construction and business management, publishing, telecommunications and journalism, he calls his approach a "workingman's philosophy." See workthesystem.com.Work the System: The Simple Mechanics of Making More and Working Less will show the business owner how to achieve a positive macro result by looking at business and work on a micro level; by analyzing and refining the separate internal sub-systems, the systems that, added together, comprise the whole primary system business entity. Readers will learn how to "tweak" this "system of systems" in order to maximize profits, create client loyalty, and develop autonomous employees. The strategies help business owners to quickly and dramatically improve performance as well as decrease the stress of being overtaxed and disorganized, ultimately resulting in a substantially shorter work week and a much-improved bottom line. See testimonials of readers at workthesystem.com/testimonials.In an unusual publishing  arrangement, Carpenter gives away his unabridged book in both PDF and audible formats via his website workthesystem.com. This adversely affects Amazon, NY Times, etc. book sales ratings but meets his objective of wide distribution. The book is also available in hard copy in multiple languages including Chinese, Russian, and Japanese. amazon.com

Work The System aims to convince people to change their fundamental perception of the world around them from a vision of an impenetrable, amorphous conglomeration, to one made up of individual linear systems, each of which can be improved and perfected. The reader is guided through the process of "getting" this new vision, and then through the specifics of applying it. It's simple, believable, and mechanical; not mystical or theoretica 

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The 80/20 Principle: The Secret To Achieving More With Less

Author: Richard Koch

277 pages

published 1999

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Richard Koch demonstrates in this book that 80 percent of your output depends on 20 percent of the effort that you put in it.The 80/20 Principle explains how to determine where you spend your time and energy for maximum results. It can also help you identify the 20 percent of customers that contribute to 80 percent of your profits.By focussing on quality over quantity, The 80/20 Principle has the potential to skyrocket your productivity in all areas of life. Not only can you stop chasing after customers that won’t help your business, but you can stop wasting time on activities that don’t get results.This principle has been crucial to my success and the success of Hack the Entrepreneur. For example, over the past few months, we've begun to focus on SEO and getting our articles on the first page of Google. This focused effort has increased our traffic by 223% in just three months! hacktheentrepreneur.com

Be more effective with less effort by learning how to identify and leverage the 80/20 principle: that 80 percent of all our results in business and in life stem from a mere 20 percent of our efforts. The 80/20 principle is one of the great secrets of highly effective people and organizations. Did you know, for example,

that 20 percent of customers account for 80 percent of revenues? That 20 percent of our time accounts for 80 percent of the work weaccomplished? The 80/20 Principle shows how we can achieve much more with much less effort, time, and resources, simply by identifying and focusing our efforts on the 20 percent that really counts. Although the 80/20 principle has long influenced today's business world, author Richard Koch reveals how the principle works and shows how we can use it in a systematic and practical way to vastly increase our effectiveness, and improve our careers and our companies. The unspoken corollary to the 80/20 principle is that little of what we spend our time on actually counts. But by concentrating on those things that do, we can unlock the enormous potential of the magic 20 percent, and transform our effectiveness in our jobs, our careers, our businesses, and our lives. amazon.com

This is the essential “go–to” book for our time–scarce, success–driven world. The 80/20 principle of Vilfredo Pareto is actually an old idea that is has become much in vogue recently with books published like “The Four Hour Workweek”. The idea is that efficiency—and success—in all areas of life can be boiled down to that essential 20% of “inputs” that makes the remaining 80% of “inputs” (people we associate with; stuff we sell; projects we do; anything that takes our time, effort or money) obsolete. Koch makes the case (rather exhaustively!) that the 80/20 principle can be applied to any area of one’s life or endeavors and that it inevitably improves things—often dramatically. The structure of the book is not ideal and can lead to cumbersome reading. The first half is an absolutely thorough (maybe too thorough?) analysis of every conceivable manifestation of 80/20 possible in one’s life. It’s a little too driven and one-dimensional, though I accept that the author believes it to be essential information to fully comprehending the subject matter. At the 50% juncture of the book, he kind of runs out of gas having exhausted every avenue of analysis and has to lard the rest of the book with other ideas, which, though interesting, are not enough to justify that much more copy. So, why still the 5-star review? In the second part of the book are several gems of knowledge so valuable that it justifies slogging through to the end. One such idea that blew my mind: the 40-Hour Workweek, 5 days a week, 40 year “typical” job that most people have nowadays has only existed for less than 200 years—a drop in the bucket in human history! (It is a byproduct of the factory schedule originating from the industrial revolution.) So, there is no reason people should assume that is the only option for employment or that such jobs will even continue to exist beyond the 200-year mark! We had all better be finding ways to succeed more with less…Buy this book, read it ALL, and start following its principles.Bonnie Hoke-Scedrov on amazon.com

The 80/20 principle is one of the great secrets of highly effective people and organizations.Did you know, for example, that 20 percent of customers account for 80 percent of revenues? That 20 percent of our time accounts for 80 percent of the work we accomplish? The 80/20 Principle shows how we can achieve much more with much less effort, time, and resources, simply by identifying and focusing our efforts on the 20 percent that really counts. Although the 80/20 principle has long influenced today's business world, author Richard Koch reveals how the principle works and shows how we can use it in a systematic and practical way to vastly increase our effectiveness, and improve our careers and our companies. The unspoken corollary to the 80/20 principle is that little of what we spend our time on actually counts. But by concentrating on those things that do, we can unlock the enormous potential of the magic 20 percent, and transform our effectiveness in our jobs, our careers, our businesses, and our lives. goodreads.com

The Effective Executive: The Definite Guide To Getting The Right Things Done

Author: Peter F. Drucker

210 pages

published: 2006

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Productivity depends on more than simply producing the most work — you need the ability to focus on what is important and ignore what is not. In this step-by-step guide, Peter F Drucker focuses on habits to increase your effectiveness and efficiency.

The book offers a perspective on time management and work prioritization that will help you in running a business, as well as achieving personal goals. hacktheentrepreneur.com

What makes an effective executive?

The measure of the executive, Peter F. Drucker reminds us, is the ability to "get the right things done." This usually involves doing what other people have overlooked as well as avoiding what is unproductive. Intelligence, imagination, and knowledge may all be wasted in an executive job without the acquired habits of mind that mold them into results.

Drucker identifies five practices essential to business effectiveness that can, and must, be learned: ​

  • Managing time 

  • Choosing what to contribute to the organization 

  • Knowing where and how to mobilize strength for best effect 

  • Setting the right priorities 

  • Knitting all of them together with effective decision-making 

Ranging widely through the annals of business and government, Peter F. Drucker demonstrates the distinctive skill of the executive and offers fresh insights into old and seemingly obvious business situations. amazon.com

The measure of the executive, Peter F. Drucker reminds us, is the ability to "get the right things done." This usually involves doing what other people have overlooked as well as avoiding what is unproductive. Intelligence, imagination, and knowledge may all be wasted in an executive job without the acquired habits of mind that mold them into results.Drucker identifies five practices essential to business effectiveness that can, and must, be learned: Managing time Choosing what to contribute to the organization Knowing where and how to mobilize strength for best effect Setting the right priorities Knitting all of them together with effective decision-making
Ranging widely through the annals of business and government, Peter F. Drucker demonstrates the distinctive skill of the executive and offers fresh insights into old and seemingly obvious business situations. goodreads.com

'Long recognised in business circles as a voice to listen to' Harvard Business Review 

'...it would be difficult to overestimate his contribution to management thinking' Financial Times

The Goal: A Process Of Ongoing Improvement

Author: Eliyahu M. Goldratt

384 pages

published 1984

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Amazon Bestseller Ranking:
#45 in Business Management

The Goal is a novel telling the story of a manager who struggles to keep his factory from disaster. In 90 days, he turns the business around through a process of identifying and eliminating the limiting factors in production.

Goldratt’s system is called the Theory of Constraints. He demonstrates how to determine the points in your business where productivity is limited — and how to fix these issues. While geared towards manufacturing, this book will help you think about productivity in any industry differently. hacktheentrepreneur.com

Written in a fast-paced thriller style, The Goal, a gripping novel, is transforming management thinking throughout the world. It is a book to recommend to your friends in industry - even to your bosses - but not to your competitors. Alex Rogo is a harried plant manager working ever more desperately to try improve performance. His factory is rapidly heading for disaster. So is his marriage. He has ninety days to save his plant - or it will be closed by corporate HQ, with hundreds of job losses. It takes a chance meeting with a professor from student days - Jonah - to help him break out of conventional ways of thinking to see 

what needs to be done. The story of Alex's fight to save his plant is more than compulsive reading. It contains a serious message for all managers in industry and explains the ideas, which underline the Theory of Constraints (TOC), developed by Eli Goldratt. amazon.com

The Goal is a management-oriented novel by Eliyahu M. Goldratt, a business consultant known for his theory of constraints, and Jeff Cox, an author of multiple management-oriented novels The Goal was originally published in 1984 and has since been revised and republished. This book can be used for case studies in operations management, with a focus geared towards the theory of constraints, bottlenecks and how to alleviate them, and applications of these concepts in real life.[2] It is used in management colleges to teach students about the importance of strategic capacity planning and constraint management. Time Magazine listed the book as one of "The 25 Most Influential Business Management Books 

A gripping novel in which Alex Rogo fights to save his factory before it is closed by corporate HQ, with hundreds of job losses. The story contains a serious message for all managers in industry and explains the ideas which underline the Theory of Constraints (TOC). Kinokuniya.com

#1 New York Times Bestseller

Sold more than 2.1 million copies worldwide!

The 4-Hour Work Week: escape 9-5, Live Anyewhere,

And Join The Rich

Author: Timothy Ferriss

416 pages

published: 2009

Amazon Bestseller Ranking:

#19 in Buisiness Time Management Skills

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In this classic on the digital nomad lifestyle, Tim Ferriss reveals the secrets of escaping the traditional workplace. The book is a primer on outsourcing — whether for your business, your personal life, or your job.

Using the internet to ease your workload, Ferris argues you can live a wealthy and happy life.  hacktheentrepreneur.com

The New York Times bestselling author of The 4-Hour Body shows readers how to live more and work less, now with more than 100 pages of new, cutting-edge content.Forget the old concept of retirement and the rest of the deferred-life plan–there is no need to wait and every reason not to, especially in unpredictable economic times. Whether your dream is escaping the rat race, experiencing high-end world travel, or earning a monthly five-figure income with zero management, The 4-Hour Workweek is the blueprint. This step-by-step guide to luxury lifestyle design teaches: 
How Tim went from $40,000 per year and 80 hours per week to $40,000 per 

month and 4 hours per weekHow to outsource your life to overseas virtual assistants for $5 per hour and do whatever you wantHow blue-chip escape artists travel the world without quitting their jobsHow to eliminate 50% of your work in 48 hours using the principles of a forgotten Italian economistHow to trade a long-haul career for short work bursts and frequent “mini-retirements”The new expanded edition of Tim Ferriss’ The 4-Hour Workweek includes:• More than 50 practical tips and case studies from readers (including families) who have doubled income, overcome common sticking points, and reinvented themselves using the original book as a starting pointReal-world templates you can copy for eliminating e-mail, negotiating with bosses and clients, or getting a private chef for less than $8 a mealHow Lifestyle Design principles can be suited to unpredictable economic timesThe latest tools and tricks, as well as high-tech shortcuts, for living like a diplomat or millionaire without being either amazon.com

How to reconstruct your life? Whether your dream is experiencing high-end world travel, earning a monthly five-figure income with zero management, or just living more and working less, this book teaches you how to double your income, and how to outsource your life to overseas virtual assistants for $5 per hour and do whatever you want. Kinokuniya.com

Ferriss developed the ideas present in The 4-Hour Workweek (4HWW) while working 14-hour days at his sports nutrition supplement company, BrainQUICKEN Frustrated by the overwork and lack of free time, Ferriss took a 3-week sabbatical to Europe. During that time and continued travels throughout Europe, Asia, and South America, Ferriss developed a streamlined system of checking email once per day and outsourcing small daily tasks to virtual assistants His personal escape from a workaholic lifestyle was the genesis of the book.

The format of The 4-Hour Workweek took shape during a series of lectures Ferriss delivered on high-tech entrepreneurship at Princeton University, his alma mater. The lectures (and book) described Ferriss' own experiences in company automation and lifestyle development. Wikipedia

Stunning and amazing, from mini-retirements to outsourcing your life, it's all there. Whether you're wage slave or a Fortune 500CEO, this book will change your life! Phil Town, New York Timesbestsellling author of Rule #1

This is Indiana Jones for the digital age. I've already used his advice to go sperarfishingon remote islandsand ski the best hidden slopes Argentina. simply put, do what he says and you can live like a millionaire. Albert Pope, derivatives specialist at UBS global headquarters

The E-Myth Revisited:Why Most Small Businesses

Don't Work And What To Do About It

Author: Michael Gerber

292 pages

published: 2009

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Michael Gerber takes a view contrary to how most small-business owners operate. In The E-Myth Revisited, Gerber explains why he believes entrepreneurs should always work on the business, and not in it.This book will help you separate what you want from what your business needs, so you can stop getting bogged down in daily operations. Instead, you will be able to focus on what is necessary growth.This book is a must read for every budding entrepreneur. hacktheentrepreneur.com

n instant classic, this revised and updated edition of the phenomenal bestseller dispels the myths about starting your own business. Small business consultant and author Michael E. Gerber, with sharp insight gained from years of experience, points out how common assumptions, expectations, and even technical expertise can get in the way of running a successful business. 

Gerber walks you through the steps in the life of a business—from entrepreneurial infancy through adolescent growing pains to the mature entrepreneurial perspective: the guiding light of all businesses that succeed—and shows how to apply the lessons of franchising to any business, whether or

not it is a franchise. Most importantly, Gerber draws the vital, often overlooked distinction between working on your business and working in your business.

The E-Myth Revisited will help you grow your business in a productive, assured way.