We’re about to have our first ever Dot Com Lifestyle book club meeting, and I’d like to invite you to join us. If you want to learn about making money, managing your money, productivity, internet marketing and business in general then this is going to be a great group to join.
Below are the books that are on the current to-read list. If you want to change it or add your own, then you can vote below.
We’ll put various books up for a vote each month so that we can all get a chance to learn more and grow. We will meet at least twice a month on Wednesdays or Thursdays to discuss and have lunch. We’ll also have a virtual discussion so we can talk about the books at anytime.
The purpose of the book club is to read the book, and discuss the topics and how we can apply what we have read towards improving our business.
If you aren’t part of our meetup group, I suggest you become a member. It’s free, you just have to join. Go to the Dot Com Lifestyle Meetup here.
The List of Books
Here are the books we have up for voting, you can read a brief description about them, or click on the title to read more and purchase the book. Unless otherwise specified, we’ll be reading the latest printed paperback edition. From the picture listed, we have taken Suze Orman’s book out of the list for now because it is 15 years old and it talks a lot about IRAs, tax regulations and other topics that might have been outdated by now.
The Thank You Economy by Gary Vaynerchuck (hardback only).
The Thank You Economy is about something big, something greater than any single revolutionary platform. It isn’t some abstract concept or wacky business strategy—it’s real, and every one of us is doing business in it every day, whether we choose to recognize it or not. It’s the way we communicate, the way we buy and sell, the way businesses and consumers interact online and offline. The Internet, where The Thank You Economy was born, has given consumers back their voice, and the tremendous power of their opinions via social media means that companies and brands have to compete on a whole different level than they used to. (read more here)
The mainstream financial gurus have sold you blindly down the river to a great financial gamble: You’ve been hoodwinked to believe that wealth can be created by recklessly trusting in the uncontrollable and unpredictable markets: the housing market, the stock market, and the job market. This impotent financial gamble dubiously promises wealth in a wheelchair — sacrifice your adult life for a financial plan that reaps dividends in the twilight of life. Accept the Slowlane as your blueprint for wealth and your financial future will blow carelessly asunder on a sailboat of HOPE: HOPE you can find a job and keep it, HOPE the stock market doesn’t tank, HOPE the economy rebounds, HOPE, HOPE, and HOPE. Do you really want HOPE to be the centerpiece for your family’s financial plan? (read more here)
Since it was first published almost fifteen years ago, David Allen’s Getting Things Done has become one of the most influential business books of its era, and the ultimate book on personal organization. “GTD” is now shorthand for an entire way of approaching professional and personal tasks, and has spawned an entire culture of websites, organizational tools, seminars, and offshoots. (read more here)
Transparent and shockingly honesty, you can’t help but like and identify with the brazen narrator and finish his story with a renewed sense of your own self-confidence and hope. In the end, Schoemaker–the man behind the alias–leaves us with a final understanding that anything’s possible if you celebrate yourself and embrace your natural talents because–as he’s learned–that’s the stuff that never changes. (read more here)
In The Power of Habit, Pulitzer Prize–winning business reporter Charles Duhigg takes us to the thrilling edge of scientific discoveries that explain why habits exist and how they can be changed. Distilling vast amounts of information into engrossing narratives that take us from the boardrooms of Procter & Gamble to sidelines of the NFL to the front lines of the civil rights movement, Duhigg presents a whole new understanding of human nature and its potential. At its core, The Power of Habit contains an exhilarating argument: The key to exercising regularly, losing weight, being more productive, and achieving success is understanding how habits work. As Duhigg shows, by harnessing this new science, we can transform our businesses, our communities, and our lives. (read more here)
There are three questions presented below. Which book you want to vote for, which book you want to eliminate from the list, and a place for you to suggest another book be added to the list for next time.