Sharon Kowitz, Cary, NC Relocation Specialist ~ Buying or Selling (Fonville Morisey-CRS-SRES-ABR-GRI-E-Pro-CREN Cary, NC)

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Joseph Domino 480-390-6011
HomeSmart - Scottsdale, AZ
Real Estate Made Easy

My favorite has always been How to Win Friends and Influence People: Dale Carnegie.

I still pick it up from time to time and re-read it. I wish a few of the young more aggressive real estate agents in the Phoenix area would read it. I am not sure they would make more money, but they would be better agents.

Dec 05, 2017 02:29 PM
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Barbara Todaro
RE/MAX Executive Realty - Franklin, MA
"Franklin MA Homes"

It's been a very long time since I've read a business book.... I haven't had alot of time to read any books recently.... I'm always at the gym...

Dec 05, 2017 12:34 PM
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Richard Weeks
Dallas, TX
REALTOR®, Broker

Them that can do.  Them that can't write books about it.

Dec 05, 2017 12:05 PM
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Candice A. Donofrio
Next Wave RE Investments LLC Bullhead City AZ Commercial RE Broker - Fort Mohave, AZ
928-201-4BHC (4242) call/text

I am not reading any business books - but I am reading & re-reading a few metaphysical books. Those can also help with business, though.
I'm also reading a 550 page course manual. That's why I need the spiritual guidance! LOL!

Dec 05, 2017 06:09 PM
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Katerina Gasset
Get It Done For Me Virtual Services - Wellington, FL
Get It Done For Me Virtual Services

Someone else just askedthis question the other day and on FB I have been seeing this question a lot lately. Must be the time of the year to plan our 2018 reading library. 

How to Win Friends and Influence People: Dale Carnegie.

I read this book once a quarter or at least 3 times per year. 

The others are: 

Think and Grow Rich, by Napolean Hill, the original version 

As A Man Thinketh 

PreSuasion by Dr. Robert Cialdini 

and his other book, Influence, the art of persuasion. 

The Art of War by Sun Tzu ( original translation) 

and of course The Bible. 

Gary Keller's books are great for realtors. 

Dec 05, 2017 06:00 PM
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Richard L. McKinney P.A.
Atlantic Shores Realty Expertise - Port St Lucie, FL
For Results that MOVE you on the Treasure Coast!

Sharon Kowitz 

For the real estate business, I strongly recommend "The Millionaire Agent" Gary Keller and "the real estate agent redefined" by jim jaeckels .... I also recommend these books on sales "The Greatest Salesman in the World" Og Mandino  --- "Secrets of Closing the Sale" Zig Ziglar 

Finally, I recommend "the servant leader" Ken Blanchard is a great book with shows an unconventional approach to leadership.

Dec 05, 2017 05:39 PM
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Joe Pryor
The Virtual Real Estate Team - Oklahoma City, OK
REALTOR® - Oklahoma Investment Properties

Seen the list and there are a lot of books. I tend to go more into neuro-science like Unconscious Branding.

Dec 05, 2017 02:14 PM
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Scott Godzyk
Godzyk Real Estate Services - Manchester, NH
One of Manchester NH's Leading Agents

I have not read a good business book in a long time. No favorites here.

Dec 05, 2017 12:19 PM
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Diana Dahlberg
1 MONTH REALTY - Kenosha, WI
Real Estate in Kenosha, WI since 1994 262-308-3563

Too many to pick from ... 

Dec 05, 2017 12:11 PM
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Wayne Martin
Wayne M Martin - Chicago, IL
Real Estate Broker

No current favorites. So many from the past. One that gets your juices flowing is always a good choice!

Dec 05, 2017 12:11 PM
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Ron and Alexandra Seigel
Napa Consultants - Carpinteria, CA
Luxury Real Estate Branding and Marketing

We have several favorite writers, Jim Collins, Good to Great is one of the best. A

Dec 05, 2017 12:10 PM
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Jeff Dowler
Solutions Real Estate - Carlsbad, CA
The Southern California Relocation Dude - Carlsbad

I haven't read a business book for a while but have a list, with more from all the suggestions here. I need to get into the habit of reading more. A friend recently recommended The Conversion Code.

Dec 05, 2017 08:28 PM
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Tammy Lankford,
Lane Realty Eatonton, GA Lake Sinclair, Milledgeville, 706-485-9668 - Eatonton, GA
Broker GA Lake Sinclair/Eatonton/Milledgeville

I recommend "the no complaing rule" for every manager and broker out there.  It's A-Mazing.

Dec 05, 2017 06:52 PM
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Fred Griffin
Fred Griffin Real Estate - Tallahassee, FL
Licensed Florida Real Estate Broker

Lots of tech-oriented books on that list!  

I have several thousand books in my home library, but I haven't read a "business book" in a long time.

Dec 05, 2017 05:43 PM
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Anthony Acosta - ALLATLANTACONDOS.COM
Harry Norman, REALTORS® - Atlanta, GA
Associate Broker

Dec 05, 2017 03:51 PM
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Richie Alan Naggar
people first...then business Ran Right Realty - Riverside, CA
agent & author

In every book and some where you would least expect are life lessons that cover everything...Include everything and anything not just subject matter

Dec 05, 2017 02:09 PM
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Inna Ivchenko
Barcode Properties - Encino, CA
Realtor® • Green • GRI • HAFA • PSC Los Angeles CA

I do not read, but I listen to books, podcats, lectures every day 1-2 hours min( especially when I drive, and I drive a lot). 

My fav words of Will Smith for his daily routine: ''read and run''. Do every day something for your brain and body to grow. 

Dec 06, 2017 04:31 PM
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Ryan Huggins - Thousand Oaks, CA
www.HugginsHomes.com - Thousand Oaks, CA
Residential Real Estate and Investment Properties

Art of War and the Dilbert Principle.

Dec 06, 2017 09:36 AM
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Michael Thacker - Re/Max Real Estate Center - Louisville
Re/Max Real Estate Center - The Thacker Group - Louisville, KY
Your best friend who just happens to be a Realtor

Anything by Gary Vaynerchuk! LOVE him!!!!!! 

Dec 06, 2017 08:46 AM
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Nathan Gesner
American West Realty & Management - Cody, WY
Broker / Property Manager

I'm not sure who recommended those as the "top" books for business. I don't recognize a single one of them.

I'm currently reading "How To Win Friends and Influence People". I prefer books that are time-tested.

Dec 06, 2017 05:58 AM
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Tony and Suzanne Marriott, Associate Brokers
Haven Express @ Keller Williams Arizona Realty - Scottsdale, AZ
Serving Scottsdale, Phoenix and Maricopa County AZ

MREA - the red book

Dec 06, 2017 02:59 AM
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Debbie Reynolds
Platinum Properties - Clarksville, TN
Your Dedicated Clarksville TN Real Estate Agent

I have many favorites that gave me just what I needed when I read them. The next book I will read is 7 Lessons for Success. I have it already and just need to make the time.

Dec 05, 2017 07:08 PM
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Bob Crane
Woodland Management Service / Woodland Real Estate, Keller Williams fox cities - Stevens Point, WI
Forestland Experts! 715-204-9671

MREA has been popular in my business lately.

Dec 05, 2017 05:59 PM
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Lyn Sims
RE/MAX Suburban - Schaumburg, IL
Schaumburg IL Area Real Estate

What a snooze fest Sheryl Sandberg's 1st book was. Now a Part 2 on how to put you to sleep instantly!

Nice list but I haven't heard of any of them except above.

 

Dec 05, 2017 12:54 PM
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Lynnea Miller
Bend Premier Real Estate - Bend, OR
Premier Real Estate Service in Central Oregon

The last business book I read was for a leadership course I took.  I don't read many of these.

Dec 05, 2017 12:30 PM
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Roy Kelley
Realty Group Referrals - Gaithersburg, MD
Roy and Dolores Kelley Photographs

No current favorites among business books.

I frequently blog about the books I read.

Dec 05, 2017 12:04 PM
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William Feela
WHISPERING PINES REALTY - North Branch, MN
Realtor, Whispering Pines Realty 651-674-5999 No.

I do not

Dec 06, 2017 05:26 PM
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Annette Lawrence , Palm Harbor, FL 727-420-4041
ReMax Realtec Group - Palm Harbor, FL
Making FLORIDA Real Estate EZ

"...the top 28 books for business....'

On my list would be any book that left a nugget of gold behind.

I like the deep dive into how money works  or into  neuro-linguistic programming. Then the 'Sit, walk, stand' simplicity of choosing.

Or even the eye-opening reality of the broken hallelujah. 

Each one contributes to how I treat others and my understanding of their action. All of these are important regarding business.

The Glass Castle was last book read that is a flagship of  the disaster of good intentions. Good ideas without action is no idea at all.

The book not yet written that I intend to read is "Common Ground in Uncommon Times."  I imagine this must address the prevailing 'enemy' complex that is behind all the rhetoric. How to make safe space and Shepard in intelligent discussion of what is shared in common. When what we have in common displaces or differences, the fear of our enemy evaporates.

Dec 06, 2017 12:11 PM
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Sam Shueh
(408) 425-1601 - San Jose, CA
mba, cdpe, reopro, pe

Go out kick the tire. 

Dec 06, 2017 07:57 AM
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Michael Setunsky
Woodbridge, VA
Your Commercial Real Estate Link to Northern VA

Sharon Kowitz The first book I ever read related to business was "Think And Grow Rich" by Napoleon Hill. "The Greatest Salesman In The World" is also a good one or anything else by Og Mandino.

Dec 06, 2017 06:53 AM
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Gabe Sanders
Real Estate of Florida specializing in Martin County Residential Homes, Condos and Land Sales - Stuart, FL
Stuart Florida Real Estate

I haven't read any business books lately.

Dec 06, 2017 06:28 AM
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Nina Hollander
RE/MAX Executive | Charlotte, NC - Charlotte, NC
Your Charlotte/Waxhaw/Fort Mill Area Realtor

I stopped reading business books years ago (after 45+ years in the business world I'm pretty much over anything that smacks of self-help)... the best I ever read was Endless Referrals by Bob Burg. 

Dec 06, 2017 04:07 AM
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Gita Bantwal
RE/MAX Centre Realtors - Warwick, PA
REALTOR,ABR,CRS,SRES,GRI - Bucks County & Philadel

Thank you for sharing 

Dec 06, 2017 03:01 AM
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Debe Maxwell, CRS
www.AtHomesCharlotte.com | The Maxwell House Group | RE/MAX Executive | (704) 491-3310 - Charlotte, NC
Charlotte Homes for Sale - Charlotte Neighborhoods

Good to Great

Extreme Ownership

Tribe of Mentors 

Dec 05, 2017 08:30 PM
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Tyra Hatcher Mitchell
Alliance Realty - Portland, ME
Southern Maine Realtor

I appreciate audiobiographs. I find I always learn something from people who have led extraordinary lives or overcome extraordinary  difficulties. 

Dec 09, 2017 05:46 PM
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Sean Casey
Patterson-Schwartz Real Estate - Newark, DE
Greenville, Hockessin, Newark & Bear Homes

I think most of them have been mentioned already.  

Dec 09, 2017 03:45 PM
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Will Hamm
Hamm Homes - Aurora, CO
"Where There's a Will, There's a Way!"

I should b reading more but listen to Tom Ferry You tube once a week.

 

Dec 09, 2017 10:55 AM
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Joan Cox
Metro Brokers - House to Home, Inc. - Denver Real Estate - 720-231-6373 - Denver, CO
Denver Real Estate - Selling One Home at a Time

I read business all day long, prefer mystery books.

Dec 08, 2017 07:16 AM