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Your Allergies Don’t Make You Special (What Dave Thinks)

The Subtle Art of Not Giving A Fuck by Mark Manson

Welcome to What Dave Thinks, where I ruminate on the current books I’m reading, as well as the books’ applications for business and other real world stuff.  Today’s topic: allergies, world hunger, and #firstworldproblems. Note: There’s a lot of ranting and raving and opinions being tossed around, so if you’re sensitive to that kinda stuff, like, […]

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5 Must Read Books for Every Salesperson

5 Must Read Books for Every Salesperson

Are you a salesperson?  If so, you’re not alone.  According to the Bureau of Labor Statistics, one in nine Americans work in sales.  And even if you’re not a salesperson per se, perhaps you deal with people on a daily basis.  After all, the author Daniel H. Pink argues that “Yes, one in nine Americans […]

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A Scientific Shortcut to Success in Sales?

The Science of Selling by David Hoffeld

What can a high-demand sales and management consultant to many Fortune 500 companies teach us about selling?  Find out in David Hoffeld’s new book:   The Science of Selling by David Hoffeld This is a preview of David Hoffeld’s new book The Science of Selling available for pre-order on Amazon. Release Date: November 15, 2016 Amazon Price: $12.99 (Kindle) […]

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A New Financial Crisis Lies Ahead, The Elite Are Prepared… But Are We?

The Road to Ruin by James Rickards

The global elite have already made preparations for the next financial crisis.  So what can we do–if anything–to protect ourselves from this impending doom? Find out in James Rickards’ new book:   The Road to Ruin by James Rickards This is a preview of James Rickards’ new book The Road to Ruin available for pre-order on Amazon. […]

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Floyd Mayweather and Queen Elizabeth II: What Do They Have In Common?

Winners: And How They Succeed by Alastair Campbell

Winners: And How They Succeed by Alastair Campbell This is a preview of Alastair Campbell’s latest book, Winners: And How They Succeed available for purchase at all major book retailers. Amazon Price: $12.99 (Kindle) / $16.43 (Hardcover) Publisher: Pegasus Books Meet The Author: Alastair Campbell was the press secretary under Tony Blair and was his official spokesman and […]

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The Best of Both Worlds by Beth Brykman Preview

The Best of Both Worlds by Beth Brykman

  The Best of Both Worlds by Beth Brykman This is a preview of Beth Brykman’s new book, The Best of Both Worlds available for pre-order on Amazon. Release Date: November 8, 2016 Amazon Price: $17.00 Publisher: Penguin Random House Meet The Author: From Beth Brykman’s website: “In 2005, I started writing books, focusing specifically on women. […]

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How To Find a Good Biography – 5 Step Guide Plus Recommendations

How to Find A Good Biography

In my last post, Good Biographies Are Better Success Books Than Success Books, I discussed why those that are looking for success in business and elsewhere should read biographies.  I believe that unlike “how-to” success books that tell us how to be successful, a good biography shows us how to be successful.   Expanding on that idea, I […]

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Trump and Clinton: The Media’s Frankenstein Monsters?

Trump and Clinton

As of this writing, there are two frightening days coming up.  First, Halloween is next Monday.  Trick or treat, ghouls and goblins.  Wooooo!  And perhaps even more frightening is the 2016 election a little less than two weeks from now.  Again: Trick or treat, ghouls and goblins.  Yikes.  The role of President is up for […]

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Good Biographies Are Better Success Books Than Success Books

Good Biographies

Good biographies do more to coach us than any success book ever can.  When I was starting out on my reading odyssey, I read a few heavy-handed books on success first: Covey, Maxwell, Robbins.  However, I found an emptiness in many of those books.  It’s not that the authors wrote poorly, but the human element always felt […]

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Read Faster – A Business Book Success Guide

Read Faster

10 Simple Tips for Learning to Read Faster The quickest path to success is through voracious reading.  Ideally, a person who is driven towards success should read, on average, four books per month.  Wildly successful people, such as Warren Buffet and Bill Gates read even more than that, often one or two books per day. […]

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Amazon Seller Reading Guide

Amazon Seller

I’ve been an Amazon seller since April 2015.  In November of the same year, I left my job selling cars and never looked back.  Now, getting ready for the 2016 fourth quarter, I reflect on the books that made my business and lifestyle possible. So if you’re an Amazon seller–especially a brand owner such as myself–these […]

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Tim Ferriss Shaking It Up Again? [Preview]

Tim Ferriss

Here’s The Scoop: Tim Ferriss, author of The 4-Hour Workweek, is back again with Tools of Titans: The Tactics, Routines, and Habits of Billionaires, Icons, and World-Class Performers.  Will it be as big a hit as The 4-Hour Workweek? From Tim Ferris: For the last two years, I’ve interviewed nearly two hundred world-class performers for my […]

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