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Are You Dumb Enough to Be Rich?: The Amazingly Simple Way to Make Millions in Real Estate
Are You Dumb Enough to Be Rich?: The Amazingly Simple Way to Make Millions in Real Estate
by Amacom
Edition: Paperback
Price: CDN$ 19.96
38 used & new from CDN$ 0.01

5.0 out of 5 stars Are You Ready to Become a Millionaire?, March 4 2004
This is excellent book packed with powerful advice. You would be dumb not to read it and even dumber not to use it. I found this book easy reading and very helpful.

Nothing Down for the 90s
Nothing Down for the 90s
by Robert G. Allen
Edition: Hardcover
48 used & new from CDN$ 0.04

5.0 out of 5 stars New Ideas, March 4 2004
It seems great get started book in real estate. This book is very encouraging and makes investing perhaps easier than it really is, but it is good and accurate as far as it goes.

Rich Dad's Prophecy: Why the Biggest Stock Market Crash in History Is Still Coming...and How You Can Prepare Yourself and Profit from It!
Rich Dad's Prophecy: Why the Biggest Stock Market Crash in History Is Still Coming...and How You Can Prepare Yourself and Profit from It!
by Robert T.;Lechter, Sharon L. Kiyosaki
Edition: Hardcover
64 used & new from CDN$ 0.01

5.0 out of 5 stars Another part of the Rich Dad Poor Dad, March 4 2004
Robert Kiyosaki always has a great style of writing. If you haven't read any of Robert Kiyosaki's books, this is probably the best one to get. While he says you need to have a "financial education", the money you spend on this book couldn't be spent better. I highly recommend Rich Dad's Prophecy for anyone who plans on retiring in the next 20 years.

Storyselling for Financial Advisors: How Top Producers Sell
Storyselling for Financial Advisors: How Top Producers Sell
by Scott West
Edition: Hardcover
Price: CDN$ 23.83
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5.0 out of 5 stars Great for Professional Financial Advisors, March 4 2004
I think you will find something useful in this excellent book. Anyone involved in direct client contact must to make the investment in this book. Storyselling is an absolute must read for financial professionals. You are able to use anecdotes, stories, and analogies rather than ledgers and charts. Your clients will love your new, easy to understand approach. This book provides many ways to explain difficult concepts to the average investor. I strongly recommend this book to anyone in the financial services profession. Storyselling illustrates for us how to connect with customers on the emotional plane through stories.

The Power of Full Engagement: Managing Energy, Not Time, Is the Key to High Performance and Personal Renewal
The Power of Full Engagement: Managing Energy, Not Time, Is the Key to High Performance and Personal Renewal
by Jim Loehr
Edition: Hardcover
Price: CDN$ 20.06
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5.0 out of 5 stars The Personal Rocketry: a Great Read to Get High, June 12 2003
How can one expect to achieve high performance and personal renewal without energy? Energy is a basic aspect of existence that is not well understood in relation to individual and corporate performance. To realize your energy you must point on the idea "We become what we think." Only in developing, supporting, and applying your physical, mental, emotional, and spiritual "muscles", you become "fully engaged." This is the only way of programming your mental computer.
Your life isn't a persistent marathon, it's rather a series of sprints. To be successful, you need to balance recovery time with actual sprinting. The greatest players developed rituals to help relax themselves in the short time between points. The less successful players didn't have rituals to help them recover between points. Their heart rates remained high between points, and they couldn't seem to calm their stress.
After reading just the first chapters, I found Loehr and Schwartz to be full of wonderful knowledge. The reading alone caused my energy to increase. This book will give you real tools to manage effectively your energy. With simple explanations and stories that every reader can relate to. So everybody should read this book. You'll be amazed at all the unproductive thinking habits you have developed.
I highly recommend it to those who wants to improve the quality of their professional and personal lives.
Alexander Petrochenkov

The Ultimate Competitive Advantage: Secrets of Continuosly Developing a More Profitable Business Model
The Ultimate Competitive Advantage: Secrets of Continuosly Developing a More Profitable Business Model
by Donald Mitchell
Edition: Hardcover
Price: CDN$ 25.55
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5.0 out of 5 stars A Roadmap for a Sure Winner, June 12 2003
"The Ultimate Competitive Advantage" provides business leaders with real-life examples and the rudder necessary to shift the course in a stormy, ever changing environment and find the most direct way to new opportunities. This is a useful toolset necessary to develop a winning business model in a globally competitive environment. The authors of this foremost book understand business models and how to make them a source of adequate competitive advantage. The primary idea of Don Mitchell and Carol Coles is simple and rather practical at the same time: improve the effectiveness of everything you do. The authors show how strategic innovation can emphasize your business from the stack and deliver stronger.

The book is well organized and the writing is clear and concise, all making for an informative and enjoyable read. It is an excellent book for a strategic planning point of view. It is an absolute necessity for the 21st century business owners and CEOs. The book is teaching you about Business Model Innovation and the ideas might become useful as your business direction changes. The book offers help to anyone looking to improve theirs chances for success. And it is quite readable. I highly recommend it for senior and mid-level managers, entrepreneurs, consultants, and business students.
Alexander Petrochenkov

1001 Ways to Market Your Services: For People Who Hate to Sell
1001 Ways to Market Your Services: For People Who Hate to Sell
by Richard Crandall
Edition: Paperback
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5.0 out of 5 stars A Quick Start Tips For the Beginner, Jan. 15 2003
"1001 Ways to Market Your Services" is broken down into a number of small chapters dealing with various marketing methods and offers some great ideas on how to get the message out. The author calls upon his own experiences as well as from the exploits of others to demonstrate strategies that really do work. While Mr. Crandall expresses a great amount of enthusiasm for marketing he does draw the line on some practices that may rub the wrong way and cast suspicion upon the integrity of the marketing business. He walks a fine line and his sound advice should be followed to the letter.
This book has good information and is very good for people with limited marketing experience and ideas. It does not give much detail on setting up a marketing campaign. This title translated into Russian is very successful in Moscow.

Take Time for Your Life
Take Time for Your Life
by Cheryl Richardson
Edition: Paperback
Price: CDN$ 12.27
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5.0 out of 5 stars Live a Life You Love, Jan. 15 2003
This is an excellent book, one that everyone should read. The program outlined in "Take Time for Your Life" is realistic and sensible. Step by step the author guides the reader through the process of taking care of your whole self -- by covering topics such as relationships, environment, body, mind, and spirit, work, and money. The author helps you to identify and prioritize the various activities in your life. She then provides excellent guidelines for how to restore balance to your life.
This book is really wonderful. It inspired me to re-prioritize my life and it also helped me to carve out time for myself. It was tough putting this book down -- each chapter overflowed with take-action ideas on how to overcome obstacles; thereby helping the reader find a way to live a life you love!

Becoming an Investor: Building Wealth by Investing in Stocks, Bonds, and Mutual Funds
Becoming an Investor: Building Wealth by Investing in Stocks, Bonds, and Mutual Funds
by Peter I. Hupalo
Edition: Paperback
Price: CDN$ 26.28
13 used & new from CDN$ 15.97

5.0 out of 5 stars Proven Way to Sound, Successful, Long-Term Investing, Jan. 15 2003
This excellent book is highly commended to anyone who is truly serious about investing. Peter Hupalo is a consultant and frequent columnist on money and entrepreneurship matters. With clear and convincing data to support him, Mr. Hupalo debunks many of the myths Wall Street pushes on the investing public. Author demonstrates the futility of trying to "beat the market", whether through stock picking and market timing or by following mutual funds that have shown high levels of performance in the past. After he makes a convincing case for trying to meet, rather than beat the market. Thus, Mr. Hupalo advocates investing in a diversified basket of mutual funds. The chapter on investing during retirement is particularly insightful.
Whether or not one ultimately agrees with Mr. Hupalo's point of view, "Becoming An Investor: Building Wealth By Investing In Stocks, Bonds, And Mutual Funds" is a book, which deserves attention. Anyone wishing to base his/her investment decisions on solid methodology needs to read this book. You will have a much clearer understanding of markets, and your investment decisions will be firmly rooted in proven soil.
I highly recommend this book for everyone.
Alexander Petrochenkov

Designing Great Beers: The Ultimate Guide to Brewing Classic Beer Styles
Designing Great Beers: The Ultimate Guide to Brewing Classic Beer Styles
by Ray Daniels
Edition: Paperback
Price: CDN$ 15.64
39 used & new from CDN$ 15.64

1 of 2 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars A True Bible of Beer, Dec 27 2002
I have a shelve full of brewing books, some in Russian, some in English, some in German. This book is absolutely excellent in concept, format and layout. Ray Daniels not only knows a great deal about beer, he knows how to compose and design a great book.
The first section of Ray's book covers the fundamentals of all grain brewing in recipe design and formulation. The second part reviews the most popular beer styles, and throws in a good chunk of history and excerpts from old books and texts, which adds some flavor to this great hobby.
Best book out there on beer, a true bible. Highly recommended.

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