The Road Less Travelled, M Scott Peck

The Road Less TravelledI first read my well-thumbed copy of this book years and years ago, and was fascinated when Jonathan Clarke listed it as one of his favourites. When it comes to the subject of the mind, The Road Less Travelled is a heavyweight, going way beyond success mindset principles to address some of life’s big issues. Continue reading

The Beermat Entrepreneur, Southon & West

The Beermat EntrepreneurThe Beermat Entrepreneur is a well-known and popular book about taking your inspiration for a business – that you might just have jotted down on a beermat in the pub – and turning it into a reality. It addresses the “What next?” questions after you have done the jottings. Continue reading

Money for Nothing and Your Property for Free, Andy Shaw

Money for Nothing and Your Property for FreeInvestor Jonathan Clarke lists this as one of his favourites on the Property Tribes Essential reading list. Money for Nothing and Your Property for Free has mixed reviews on Amazon and, written back in 2006, times have changed quite radically in the property world since it was published, especially with regard to finance and mortgages. Continue reading

The Dip, Seth Godin

The Dip by Seth GodinAnother recommended by Steve Bolton, I have added this to my list of books to read. Seth Godin is a bit of a legend of our times with his sometimes revolutionary perspectives into business and marketing, so what he says is worth perusing if only to make us think. Continue reading

Getting Everything You Can Out Of All You’ve Got, Jay Abraham

Getting Everything You Can Out Of All You've GotHow do you maximise what you already have? Getting Everything You Can Out of All You’ve Got comes from Jay Abraham, who has spent his working life fixing business problems and seeking out “hidden assets, overlooked opportunities and undervalued possibilities”. Continue reading

Goals!, Brian Tracy

Goals! by Brian TracyBrian Tracy is one of the most prolific authors in the field of personal development and mindset for success. His books crop up on several investors’ reading lists. Goals! is no exception and is listed by Steve Bolton as one of his favourites in the Property Tribes Essential Book list. Continue reading

How to Win Friends and Influence People, Dale Carnegie

How to Win Friends and Influence PeopleOne of the greatest books about the art of communication of all time, if not the greatest, How to Win Friends and Influence People remains as relevant today as it did when it was first published back in 1937. In essence, it is the common sense behind interactions with others – about listening, being respectful and being clear in your own communication. Continue reading

The Snowball: Warren Buffett and the Business of Life, Alice Shroeder

The Snowball: Warren Buffett and the Business of LifeIs there anyone in the world of finance or investment who has not heard of Warren Buffet? This biography is going to be a worthwhile read for anyone interested in the life of one of the best known financial characters of our time. Continue reading

Deep Survival, Laurence Gonzales

Deep SurvivalAt first glance, the title and subject matter of Deep Survival might cause you to wonder why it is included on a blog for books to inspire property investors. It is, however, another of Martin Skinner’s favourite books and given all that he has achieved, is probably therefore worth reading. Continue reading

Bounce, Matthew Syed

BounceAnother favourite of property investor and businessman Martin Skinner, Bounce is inspired by the sporting world. This book examines the subject of success and also delves deeper into neuroscience and psychology to discover the underlying (neuro)biological factors at play. Continue reading