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150,166
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

I am a huge fan of Gary Vaynerchuk. I listen to his podcasts, and watch his keynote speeches on YouTube, and I have read one book "Crush it" and now reading his second.

Feb 06, 2016 09:33 PM
Rainmaker
2,020,450
Michael J. Perry
KW Elite - Lancaster, PA
Lancaster, PA Relo Specialist

The E Myth - Michael Gerber

Feb 06, 2016 09:32 PM
Rainmaker
4,167,427
Wayne Martin
Wayne M Martin - Chicago, IL
Real Estate Broker - Retired

Buying the Experience - Jeff Shore

Superforecasting - Philip Tetlock

80/20 Sales and Marketing - Perry Marshall

It's you Ship - Michael Abrashoff

These are my latest reads!

Feb 06, 2016 09:31 PM
Rainmaker
1,399,033
Raymond E. Camp
Ontario, NY
Licensed Real Estate Salesperson Greater Rochester

The One Minute Manager and most of Dale Carnegie.

Feb 06, 2016 10:27 PM
Rainmaker
2,438,039
Joe Petrowsky
Mortgage Consultant, Right Trac Financial Group, Inc. NMLS # 2709 - Manchester, CT
Your Mortgage Consultant for Life

Good morning Debbie. Simple answer for me, "Never Eat Alone", have read it many times.

Feb 07, 2016 06:22 PM
Rainmaker
5,536,674
Ron and Alexandra Seigel
Napa Consultants - Carpinteria, CA
Luxury Real Estate Branding, Marketing & Strategy

Jim Collins' books, Good to Great, Built to Last.  A

Feb 07, 2016 05:20 AM
Rainmaker
889,245
Candice A. Donofrio
Next Wave RE Investments LLC Bullhead City AZ Commercial RE Broker - Fort Mohave, AZ
928-201-4BHC (4242) call/text

Brokers Who Dominate - Rod Santomassimo
This was geared toward CRE brokers, but the stories of the brokers (who are all alive, active NOW and can be connected with on SM) are pretty great for ideas and guidance for all. A recent favorite.

Feb 07, 2016 12:04 AM
Rainmaker
5,571,411
Barbara Todaro
RE/MAX Executive Realty - Retired - Franklin, MA
Previously Affiliated with The Todaro Team

I wish I had more time to read a book....all of my free time in spent at the gym....

Feb 06, 2016 10:07 PM
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TeamCHI - Complete Home Inspections, Inc.
Complete Home Inspections, Inc. - Brentwood, TN
Home Inspectons - Nashville, TN area - 615.661.029

 Good morning Debbie. I'm reading one now titled, "To Sell is Human." very easy read.

Feb 07, 2016 06:47 PM
Ambassador
4,312,753
Praful Thakkar
LAER Realty Partners - Andover, MA
Andover, MA: Andover Luxury Homes For Sale

Women of Westchester Working Together MREA, Shift and The One Thing.

Yes, all Keller Williams hot favorite, I guess...

From others, One Minute Manager, E-Myth.

Feb 07, 2016 03:07 PM
Ambassador
3,035,150
Tammy Lankford,
Lane Realty Eatonton, GA Lake Sinclair, Milledgeville, 706-485-9668 - Eatonton, GA
Broker GA Lake Sinclair/Eatonton/Milledgeville

Training camp.  Highly recommend.

Feb 07, 2016 01:17 PM
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Fred Griffin Florida Real Estate
Fred Griffin Real Estate - Tallahassee, FL
Licensed Florida Real Estate Broker

    The classics like How to Win Friends and Influence People, and Think and Grow Rich.

Feb 07, 2016 11:11 AM
Ambassador
4,561,189
Jeff Dowler, CRS
eXp Realty of California, Inc. - Carlsbad, CA
The Southern California Relocation Dude

Can't say I have a favorite but now I have more to add to the reading list

Feb 07, 2016 10:29 AM
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5,367,186
Bob Crane
Woodland Management Service / Woodland Real Estate, EXP - Stevens Point, WI
Forestland Experts! 715-204-9671

Good question but teh answer may take too long and involve a separate sheet of paper so I will be content with reading some of the other replys.

Feb 07, 2016 10:05 AM
Rainmaker
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LuxurySoCalRealty San Diego
Compass - La Jolla, CA
San Diego Partner - The Private Client Network

The ONE thing

Feb 07, 2016 09:28 AM
Rainmaker
1,381,673
Ryan Huggins - Thousand Oaks, CA
https://HugginsHomes.com - Thousand Oaks, CA
Residential Real Estate and Investment Properties

One I had to read for a managment program was called "The First 30 Days."  It was about procedures you should do to understand the environment you got hired to manage, before making any changes.  Lots of additional stuff in there about managment.  A good read.  I powered through most of it at jury duty one day.

Feb 07, 2016 04:52 AM
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6,555,105
Roy Kelley
Realty Group Referrals - Gaithersburg, MD

I do not have a current list of favorites. This will be a good blog for you to post.

Feb 07, 2016 03:23 AM
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Kathleen Daniels, Probate & Trust Specialist
KD Realty - 408.972.1822 - San Jose, CA
Probate Real Estate

Debbie, there are far to many for me to list.  I recently purchased 6 new books. I've read all except one. I love to read and then implement things that fit for me and fit for my business.

Feb 07, 2016 02:36 AM
Rainer
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Val Evans
Scottsdale, AZ

To numerous to count. Basically any book having to do with starting and running a business I try to read if I know the authors have personally been there and done that.

Feb 07, 2016 02:35 AM
Rainmaker
640,913
Tony Lewis
Summit Real Estate Group - Valencia, CA
Summit Real Estate Santa Clarita & Aliso Viejo

I read "The Art of the Deal" years ago.  It was pretty good.

Feb 07, 2016 01:59 AM
Rainmaker
1,707,423
Joe Pryor
The Virtual Real Estate Team - Oklahoma City, OK
REALTOR® - Oklahoma Investment Properties

Stanley McCrystals, Team of Teams. Botht eSteve Jobs bio and The Innovaters by Walter Isaacson. Blue Ocean Strategy is outstanding.  Switch. Influence.

Feb 07, 2016 12:59 AM
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Joan Dickie
Keller Williams Premier Realty - La Crosse, WI
Keller Williams Premier Realty

Great topic!  I look forward to everyone's contributions.  I have about 6 pages of notebook filled with recommendations.

Ones that I read recently are:  War of Art, Doing the Work and Turning Pro by Steven Pressfield (3 separate books that all relate). 

Feb 07, 2016 12:50 AM
Rainmaker
1,217,225
Thomas J. Nelson, REALTOR ® e-Pro CRS RCS-D Vets
Big Block Realty 858.232.8722 - La Jolla, CA
& Host of Postcards From Success Podcast

"They put the good stuff in life on the top shelf. The only way to reach it, is by standing on the books you've read." Jim Rohn

The E-myth Revisited got me started in reading business bookS and professional coaching in 1995. Here's a few I've read more than once and some favorite authors.

How To Become A Rainmaker, 7 Habits of Highly Effective People,  As A Man Thinketh, Boundaries, Eat That Frog, You2 (squared), The Compound Effect, 80/20 Principle, Taking Care of Business, Getting Things Done, Richest Man In Babylon, The Greatest Salesman in the World 1 &2, Kaizen Way, Miracle Morning, Anything written by Jim Rohn, Dr. Ivan Misner,  Zig Ziglar, Jack Canfield, Brian Tracy, John Maxwell, Joe Girard or Jeffrey Gitomer.

The Referral of a Lifetime (one of my absolute favorites).

Feb 07, 2016 12:14 AM
Rainmaker
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Sam Shueh
(408) 425-1601 - San Jose, CA
mba, cdpe, reopro, pe
Feb 06, 2016 11:32 PM
Rainmaker
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Michael Jacobs
Pasadena, CA
Los Angeles Pasadena 818.516.4393

Good question, Debbie.  Bookmarked.   

Feb 06, 2016 11:23 PM
Rainmaker
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Jack Lewitz
Exit Strategy Realty - Evanston, IL

"The iceberg is Melting" a children's book used in business school teaching how to adapt to change in climate . 

Feb 06, 2016 09:57 PM
Rainmaker
3,614,628
James Dray
Fathom Realty - Bentonville, AR
Exceptional Agents, Outstanding Results

Frankly, I don't recall reading a business book

Feb 06, 2016 09:45 PM
Rainmaker
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Nina Hollander, Broker
Coldwell Banker Realty - Charlotte, NC
Your Greater Charlotte Realtor

Endless Referrals by Bob Burg and The Power of Focus by Jack Canfield et al.

Feb 07, 2016 10:02 PM