Here are some of the books I’ve read throughout college, and why I recommend them. Click the book to buy it on Amazon.com
Me 2.0 is a guide to personal branding. Schawbel practically invented personal branding in college and this book teaches you how to create and promote your personal brand online using social media.
I read this book for one of my management classes, and it was one of the reasons I decided to take on a mgt degree. It’s a story about a CEO that comes out of retirement to manage a small restaurant that is not doing well. He creates an environment that motivates his employees using three different tactics. His strategy works so well that he goes on to reshape many other companies that are having trouble with motivating employees and management. It’s one of those books you actually don’t want to put down, weird.
Free To Choose
This is a book I read for extra credit in one of my econ classes. Even though it was written over 30 years ago, it still taught me an awful lot about the American economy. Freidman makes you think about how the government has gotten so big it’s out of control, meddling in everything possible so that our economy can hardly be called free anymore. He talks about how many government programs are so outdates they are completely inefficient, and introduces the “negative income tax.” Definitely a good read for those interested in politics or economics.
In no way am I endorsing Romney or any political party, but this book was given away by the College of Business for free in 2010 so I read it. I was actually surprised, though. Romney explains how America has been going downhill for the last couple of decades, in terms of our education, technological breakthroughs and economy. The American Dream is also fading with every passing year, and Romney lays out a plan for the economy, military, education system and more.
This book is a classic that everyone should read. It’s not really about how to get rich, it’s about how to completely change your thinking, thought processes and outlook on life. Highly recommended for everyone.
Millions of people have read this book for a reason. Covey’s habits can be used by anyone to become more productive, successful and happier. Though it can be dry and boring at some points, if you actually begin to start using the habits, you will see results.
This popular book compares two fathers and how they act differently and think differently. It’s all about mentality and positive outlook, but there are also specific business tips that Kiyosaki gives, like the benefits of incorporating and saving.