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Rainmaker
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Michael Jacobs
Pasadena, CA
Pasadena And Southern California 818.516.4393

Excuse me I had to clean my computer screen after reading the response by Roger D. Mucci.   

May 16, 2016 11:16 PM
Rainmaker
5,096,466
Nina Hollander, Broker
Coldwell Banker Realty - Charlotte, NC
Your Greater Charlotte Realtor

Endless Referrals by Bob Burg and I have a soft cover, hard copy.

May 17, 2016 12:32 AM
Rainmaker
4,976,070
Dorie Dillard Austin TX
Coldwell Banker Realty ~ 512.750.6899 - Austin, TX
NW Austin ~ Canyon Creek and Spicewood/Balcones

"Who Moved My Cheese" and I do pick it up occassionally and re-read.

May 16, 2016 09:34 PM
Rainmaker
2,776,061
Richie Alan Naggar
people first...then business Ran Right Realty - Riverside, CA
agent & author

Epilogue of Ebenezer Scrooge details what happened after Scrooges Xmas wake up call and what he learned to do and not to do in all subjects until he died. He was a billionaire and put his money to work in marvelous ways. Page turner, tear jerker and lesson learner for mutliple subjects....

May 16, 2016 11:50 PM
Ambassador
6,357,805
Bob Crane
Woodland Management Service / Woodland Real Estate, KW Diversified - Stevens Point, WI
Forestland Experts! 715-204-9671

There have been so many over the decades, my current favorite is The One Thing.

May 16, 2016 11:43 PM
Ambassador
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Susan Emo
Sotheby's International Realty Canada - Brokerage - Kingston, ON
Kingston and the 1000 Islands Area

Back in high school in the 70s, we were asked to research business people and write reports on 2 that impressed us. I chose Donald Trump  and Mary Kay Ash    I still have my origial books by both of them (they came about a decade later)  I find today's gurus use many of their ideas passed off as their own!

May 16, 2016 10:55 PM
Rainmaker
2,171,000
Michael J. Perry
KW Elite - Lancaster, PA
Lancaster, PA Relo Specialist

ATTITUDE - See You at the Top - Zig Ziglar

May 17, 2016 12:50 AM
Rainer
74,457
Michael Scruggs
UTR Texas-Realtors - Houston, TX
ABR, CNE, TAHS

The Millionaire Real Estate Agent

May 16, 2016 11:48 PM
Rainmaker
1,513,143
Raymond E. Camp
Ontario, NY

I have two: The One Minute Manager by Carl Blanchard and Dale Carnegie's How to Win Friends and Influence people.

May 16, 2016 09:53 PM
Rainmaker
987,352
Jennifer Mackay
Counts Real Estate Group, Inc. - Panama City, FL
Your Bay County Florida Realtor 850.774.6582

Millionaire RE Agent - haven't looked at it since I read it - I seldom re-read books

May 16, 2016 09:08 PM
Rainmaker
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Lise Howe
Keller Williams Capital Properties - Washington, DC
Assoc. Broker in DC, MD, VA and attorney in DC

the Millionaire Real Estate Agent

May 16, 2016 08:34 PM
Rainmaker
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Thomas J. Nelson, REALTOR ® e-Pro CRS RCS-D Vets
Big Block Realty 858.232.8722 - La Jolla, CA
CEO of Vision Drive Realty - Coastal San Diego

OK, now that Roger D. Mucci has hijacked this one with an awesome comment  that had me rolling, I'll try to be serious:

The E-myth Revisited by Michael Gerber is the book that changed my entire business life. It not only taught me systems; it introduced me to the concept of coaching; he was my first business coach, long before Brian Buffini came into my life.

May 17, 2016 12:45 AM
Rainmaker
1,466,207
Michael Setunsky
Woodbridge, VA
Your Commercial Real Estate Link to Northern VA

Peter Mohylsky I've read several when I first got into the business. I have a whole library of books that I've read. I've read Og Mandino, Tom Hopkins, Danelle Kennedy, Zig Ziglar, Harvey Mackay, etc. It's hard to pick just one.

May 16, 2016 11:28 PM
Rainmaker
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Ron and Alexandra Seigel
Napa Consultants - Carpinteria, CA
Luxury Real Estate Branding, Marketing & Strategy

Peter, "Good to Gread" by Jim Collins.  The first line, "Good is the enemy of the great!"  A

May 16, 2016 11:21 PM
Rainmaker
5,194,016
Wayne Martin
Wayne M Martin - Chicago, IL
Real Estate Broker - Retired

The 4:2 Formula by Jeff Shore!

May 16, 2016 11:14 PM
Rainmaker
4,854,437
Richard Weeks
Dallas, TX
REALTOR®, Broker

"Mastering The Art Of Selling Real Estate" by Tom Hopkins.

May 16, 2016 10:59 PM
Rainmaker
846,475
Marco Giancola
Beachfront Realty - Miami Beach, FL
Realtor (305)608-1922, Miami Beach Florida

The one that comes to mind was handed to me as a teenage by my father-Dale Carnegies' How to win people over (or something like that).

May 16, 2016 07:28 PM
Rainmaker
61,716
Scott Thompson
Columbia Mortgage Plus - Blue Springs, MO
Commerical Finance - Blue Springs, MO

The Art of War.

May 17, 2016 01:56 PM
Rainmaker
1,498,708
Ryan Huggins - Thousand Oaks, CA
https://HugginsHomes.com - Thousand Oaks, CA
Residential Real Estate and Investment Properties

The Art of War by Sun Tzu.

May 17, 2016 03:04 AM
Rainmaker
969,448
Frank Rubi
Frank Rubi Real Estate, LLC - Metairie, LA
FrankRubiRealEstate.com

I a fan of Peter Drucker books. 

May 17, 2016 01:51 AM
Rainmaker
1,840,346
Lyn Sims
Schaumburg, IL
Real Estate Broker Retired

I have a bunch of them & actually was going to look for them after just moving.

May 16, 2016 09:34 PM
Rainmaker
4,434,127
Gita Bantwal
RE/MAX Centre Realtors - Warwick, PA
REALTOR,ABR,CRS,SRES,GRI - Bucks County & Philadel

I have read several books. I always learn something new .

May 16, 2016 09:32 PM
Rainmaker
3,988,007
Debbie Reynolds, C21 Platinum Properties
Platinum Properties- (931)771-9070 - Clarksville, TN
The Dedicated Clarksville TN Realtor-(931)320-6730

Over the years there have been many. Inspiration comes when we need it the most. What I read 10 years ago may do nothing to inspire me now.

Oct 17, 2016 01:52 AM
Rainmaker
280,549
Jeanne Gregory
RE/MAX Southwest - Sugar Land, TX
The most important home I sell is YOURS!

Think and Grow Rich.  I have two copies. 

May 18, 2016 02:31 AM
Rainmaker
813,335
Paul McFadden
Responsive Pest Control - Seattle, WA
Pest Control, Seattle, WA.

I personally loved "The Go Giver". So much so that I gave all my copies away! I tend to always be buying new inspirational material. Two that I enjoyed recently are "Extreme Ownership" and "The Sell". Thanks!

May 17, 2016 09:18 AM
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Tammy Lankford,
Lane Realty Eatonton, GA Lake Sinclair, Milledgeville, 706-485-9668 - Eatonton, GA
Broker GA Lake Sinclair/Eatonton/Milledgeville

the energy bus and I listen to it about once a year, have it on mp3

 

May 17, 2016 06:43 AM
Rainmaker
290,919
Allie Angeloni
Long Realty - Oro Valley, AZ

I really enjoyed and learned from, "The Richest Man in Babylon" by George Samuel Clason Peter Mohylsky.  I had originally read the book on-line and will be buying a hard copy! 

May 17, 2016 06:14 AM
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Grace Hanamoto
Intero Real Estate - Sunnyvale, CA
Quality, Knowledge, Professionalism, Experience

If you're inquiring about a book just about business in general, rather than about real estate, then they are:

The Art of War by Sun Tzu and the Book of Five Rings by Musashi Miyamoto.

Yes, I do take them out occasionally.  Been reading them since 1980.

May 17, 2016 05:55 AM
Rainer
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Bob Betel
Allstar Home Mortgage, Inc. - Sweetwater, TN
President, Allstar Home Mortgage, Inc

One, I never have enough time to sit and read a book, and I've never had a need to be inspired by someone else. I remember duringmy high school days I had a family problem and they told me to see the school counselor. I explained my feelings and issues, and all she said for the whole hour was "How does that make you feel" and "How can you change it". At the time I thought it was a waste of my hour, but soon realized, that I WAS WITH ONE WITH ALL  THE ANSWERS. Ever since than, I solved my own problems by asking myself those two questions and answer with my personal feeling aside. You can only be inspired by someone, if you have a little bit of inspiration inside you. And if you have a little bit, then work to incease the amount of your inspiration.

May 17, 2016 03:41 AM
Rainmaker
2,809,749
Dick Greenberg
New Paradigm Partners LLC - Fort Collins, CO
Northern Colorado Residential Real Estate

The Prince by Niccolo Machiavelli - it's on my iPad.

May 17, 2016 03:35 AM
Rainmaker
1,237,595
Sam Shueh
(408) 425-1601 - San Jose, CA
mba, cdpe, reopro, pe

I was reading money magazine and followed their guide lines. As I get more experienced over the years, I find it to be too elementary....

These days it is all on line reference.

May 17, 2016 03:31 AM
Rainmaker
4,902,964
Will Hamm
Hamm Homes - Aurora, CO
"Where There's a Will, There's a Way!"

Think and grow Rich and yes I pull it out and read it.

May 17, 2016 02:45 AM
Rainmaker
3,071,489
Tony and Suzanne Marriott, Associate Brokers
Serving the Greater Phoenix and Scottsdale Metropolitan Area - Scottsdale, AZ
Haven Express @ Keller Williams Arizona Realty

parked and "reading"!

May 16, 2016 10:37 PM
Rainmaker
1,157,785
FN LN
Toronto, ON

I don't rank the books I read.  I like to save money and buy paperback whenever possible.

May 16, 2016 10:11 PM
Rainmaker
7,794,252
Roy Kelley
Retired - Gaithersburg, MD

No specific book comes to mind.

May 16, 2016 09:45 PM