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Books by Malcolm Gladwell

The Tipping Point - Malcolm Gladwell

Another masterwork by the author of Outliers and Blink.
How to understand the dramatic transformation of unknown books into bestsellers, the rise of teenage smoking, the phenomena of word of mouth or any number of the other mysterious changes that mark everyday life? Gladwell draws a parallel with epidemics. Ideas and products and messages and behaviors spread just like viruses do. Although anyone familiar with the theory of memetics will recognize this concept, Gladwell's The Tipping Point has quite a few interesting twists on the subject.

Books by Nasseem Nicholas Taleb

Fooled by Randomness - Nasseem Nicholas Taleb

In Fooled by Randomness, Nassim Nicholas Taleb, a professional trader and mathematics professor, examines what randomness means in business and in life and why human beings are so prone to mistake dumb luck for consummate skill.
Nicholas Nasseem Taleb is a polyglot writer who delves into many subjects where even intelligent people make the wrong decisions because of misinterpretation of statistics.

The Black Swan - Nasseem Nicholas Taleb

The sequel.

Books by Robert T. Kiyosaki

Rich Dad Poor Dad - Robert Kiyosaki

His classic. Millions of people have read this book by now.
The book is riddled with examples of the different decisions that rich and poor people make and how the choices one makes influence one's prosperity. Kiyosaki argues the importance of financial literacy, a skill that is even more gravely needed in financially turbulent times.

Cash Flow Quadrant - Robert Kiyosaki

Kiyosaki presents a quadrant with four types of people. Employees, Self employed, Business Owners and Investors. Kiyosaki argues that the road to financial freedom requires either being a business owner or an investor.

Rich Dad Guide to Investing - Robert Kiyosaki

This book continues from where Kiyosaki left off in Cashflow Quadrant, his 2nd book in the trilogy (now complete with Rich Dad's Guide to Investing).

Rich Dad's Retire Young Retire Rich - Robert Kiyosaki

Kiyosaki is often criticized for repeating himself, but after having read three books by him, I find Retire Young Retire Rich his most specific and original so far.

Books by Jeffrey Gitomer

Little Black Book of Connections - Jeffrey Gitomer

This booklet can serve you as a repository of tips, advice and suggestions for building and growing your network, when commercial sales are your aim.

Books by Gavin Menzies

1434: The Year a Magnificent Chinese Fleet Sailed to Italy and Ignited the Renaissance - Gavin Menzies

Gavin Menzies' main thesis is that the Chinese appear to have started the European Renaissance.
Those interested in history of invention and technological development should better take this book seriously.

1421: The Year China Discovered America - Gavin Menzies