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Rainmaker
4,098,305
Michael Jacobs
Pasadena, CA
Los Angeles Pasadena 818.516.4393

The Yellow Pages used to be a consistent go-to book as was the Sears Wish Book.  Finding people's likes and interests can reveal much.

Jan 21, 2019 03:06 PM
Ambassador
4,256,137
Debe Maxwell, CRS
www.iCharlotteHomes.com | The Maxwell House Group | RE/MAX Executive | (704) 491-3310 - Charlotte, NC
The right Charlotte REALTOR!

Fiction - Gone with the Wind (Mitchell)

Non Fiction - The Bible

Business - Raving Fans (Blanchard & Bowles)

Self Development - How to Win Friends and Influence People (Carnegie)

Miscellaneous - Real Estate the Rome Way (our own Margaret Rome, Baltimore Maryland!) 

Jan 21, 2019 04:21 PM
Rainmaker
1,518,806
Inna Ivchenko
Barcode Properties - Encino, CA
Realtor® • GRI • HAFA • PSC Calabasas CA

I never read fiction, and mostly consume audio format these days. My fav. are usually famous people biography and autobiography.  Sometimes, poetry. p.s. Just a minute ago someone on fb recommended me a book about Gucci family. 

Jan 21, 2019 11:54 PM
Rainmaker
1,899,087
Bob "RealMan" Timm
Ward County Notary Services - Minot, ND
Owner of Ward Co Notary Services retired RE Broker

Non-fiction, The B-I-B-L-E

Jan 21, 2019 02:38 PM
Rainmaker
894,520
Candice A. Donofrio
Next Wave RE Investments LLC Bullhead City AZ Commercial RE Broker - Fort Mohave, AZ
928-201-4BHC (4242) call/text

Fiction - Robert Heinlein I Will Fear No Evil

Non Fiction - Sharon Osbourne Extreme

Business - Rod Santomassimo Brokers Who Dominate

Self Development - Don Miguel Ruiz The Four Agreements

Miscellaneous - Jack Kornfield The Wise Heart

Jan 21, 2019 02:21 PM
Rainmaker
4,115,592
Nina Hollander, Broker
Coldwell Banker Realty - Charlotte, NC
Your Greater Charlotte Realtor

For me this is an easy answer, Nick. At this stage of my life I no longer read business books or self-development books. Haven't heard anything new in ages. I read fiction to escape and I don't have any one book, I'd recommend... I have lots of favorite authors (and they probably are more of a girl thing, in any event). And usually, my favorite book is the one I'm reading at the moment.

But if you're looking for a good business/self-development recommendation, check out Bob Burg's "Endless Referrals." Best book I ever read on this topic.

Jan 21, 2019 02:01 PM
Rainmaker
3,720,468
Endre Barath, Jr.
Berkshire Hathaway HomeServices - Beverly Hills, CA
Realtor - Los Angeles Home Sales 310.486.1002

For Fiction your countryman Ken Follett 'Pillars of the Earth'

For Non Fiction 'Black Hawk Down' by Mark Bowden

For Business Dr Deming :what every US Business person should know about successful Management and bringing quality back home

For Selfdevelopment " The 7 habits of highly effective people"

Miscellaneous"Double your Brain Power by Jean Marie Stine

Jan 21, 2019 11:45 PM
Rainmaker
1,920,259
Anthony Acosta - ALLATLANTACONDOS.COM
Harry Norman, REALTORS® - Atlanta, GA
Associate Broker

Business - The Go-Giver...

Jan 21, 2019 05:00 PM
Rainer
154,571
Ken Jones, Commercial Real Estate
Kenneth J. Jones, Inc. - Toms River, NJ

Nick Vandekar, 610-203-4543 Scuffy the Tugboat is one of my all-time favorites.

It’s tied for first with An Inquiry into the Nature and Causes of the Wealth of Nations (Adam Smith - 1776 First Edition)

Jan 21, 2019 04:26 PM
Rainmaker
563,429
Maria Sapio
Keller Williams of Central PA - Carlisle, PA
Real Estate Agent- Carlisle, PA. Mariasapio.com

So far in the month of January, I have read:
Dare To Lead (Brene Brown) 
The Man on the Mountain (Susan Trott) 
Recession Proof Graduate (Charlie Hoehn) 
Atomic Marriage (Curtis Sittenfeld)
In Pieces (Sally Field) 
Of the above list, if I had to choose One to recommend, it would be Dare to Lead.

Jan 21, 2019 04:16 PM
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5,407,272
Bob Crane
Woodland Management Service / Woodland Real Estate, EXP - Stevens Point, WI
Forestland Experts! 715-204-9671

The One Thing, fits into at least 3 of those categories.

Jan 21, 2019 03:29 PM
Rainmaker
1,385,224
Wayne Zuhl
Remax First Realty II - Cranford, NJ
The Last Name You'll Ever Need in Real Estate

Fiction -11/22/63 by Stephen King, Dark Places by Gillian Flynn, Becoming by Michele Obama, Where the Crawdads Sing by Delia Owens

 

Jan 22, 2019 03:41 AM
Rainmaker
3,616,999
James Dray
Fathom Realty - Bentonville, AR
Exceptional Agents, Outstanding Results

The first one that comes into my mind is "The Secret".  

Jan 22, 2019 03:20 AM
Rainmaker
883,224
Peter Mohylsky. Broker -BRIX REALTY
Miramar Beach, Florida - Santa Rosa Beach, FL
BRIX REALTY -DESTIN

Business  and non fiction.  I am a history buff

Jan 22, 2019 02:59 AM
Rainmaker
960,661
Diana Zaccaro Broker Associate
Tropical Beachside brokered by eXp - Cocoa Beach, FL
"The Accidental Blogger" Cocoa Beach, Florida

Fiction - The Kent Family Chronicles by John Jakes. It is actually a series of eight books and I could not put it down. Also his North and South trilogy but that is best read after the Kent Family Chronicles.

Non-Ficton - My Personal Best by John Wooden is his autobiography and a good read.

 

Jan 21, 2019 10:55 PM
Rainmaker
4,433,683
Gita Bantwal
RE/MAX Centre Realtors - Warwick, PA
REALTOR,ABR,CRS,SRES,GRI - Bucks County & Philadel

I do not have any recommendations.

Jan 21, 2019 03:14 PM
Rainmaker
1,707,423
Joe Pryor
The Virtual Real Estate Team - Oklahoma City, OK
REALTOR® - Oklahoma Investment Properties

Read Walter Isaacson's biographies of great men. Read scinece fiction which is really speculative fiction to get your imgination going. 

Jan 21, 2019 03:12 PM
Rainmaker
6,605,403
Roy Kelley
Realty Group Referrals - Gaithersburg, MD

I make book recommendations in my blog posts every week. Fiction and non fiction.

Two highly recommended books...non-fiction and historical fiction...

Book Recommendation: Chesapeake Requiem by Earl Swift

Book Recommendation: The Great Alone by Kristin Hannah

 

 

Jan 21, 2019 02:44 PM
Rainmaker
5,584,862
Ron and Alexandra Seigel
Napa Consultants - Carpinteria, CA
Luxury Real Estate Branding, Marketing & Strategy

Nick,

Between the two of us, we keep Amazon happy when it comes to books...I have like the unabridged version of Think and Grow Rich, we like Jim Collins Good to Great!  I think those two fit self develoment and business.  I like Carlos Casteneda, The Teachings of Don Juan.  Fiction, I like mysteries set in different countries.  I am reading one set in France's wine country...  We read a lot.  I think I go through one book a week.  A

Jan 21, 2019 02:41 PM
Rainmaker
991,125
Doug Dawes
KW Evolution - Topsfield, MA - Georgetown, MA
Your Personal Realtor®

Fiction - The Foundation Trilogy, Issac Asimov

Non-Fiction - The Bible

Business - See You At The Top, Zig Ziglar

Self Development - Think and Grow Rich, Napoleon Hill

Miscellaneous - Daring To Live On The Edge, Loren Cunnigham

Jan 22, 2019 06:50 AM
Rainmaker
3,331,164
Scott Godzyk
Godzyk Real Estate Services - Manchester, NH
One of the Manchester NH's area Leading Agents

I have o time for books these days, my job is enough of an adventure for me. 

Jan 22, 2019 05:03 AM
Rainmaker
4,208,195
Wayne Martin
Wayne M Martin - Chicago, IL
Real Estate Broker - Retired

Fiction - no favorite

Non Fiction/ business - The 4:2 Formula  - Jeff Shore

Self Development - The Seven Habits of Highly Effective People  - Steve Covey

Jan 22, 2019 03:53 AM
Rainmaker
384,552
Joseph Domino 480-390-6011
HomeSmart - Scottsdale, AZ
Real Estate Made Easy

I have been reading a series of spy novels by Tim Tigner a former U.S. Special Forces Counterintelligence officer. Very entertaining. If you like this type of diversion I highly recommend them.

Jan 21, 2019 04:20 PM
Rainmaker
800,436
Peter den Boer
Atlanta Communities - Woodstock, GA
MBA,GRI, Associate Broker, Realtor

All categories...

Raving Fans - Ken Blanchard

Jan 22, 2019 05:59 AM
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3,055,398
Kathleen Daniels, Probate & Trust Specialist
KD Realty - 408.972.1822 - San Jose, CA
Probate Real Estate

Not just one ... there are too many.  I have so many books and continue to read and grow.  They are all jewels. 

Jan 22, 2019 08:29 AM
Rainmaker
1,153,550
Sam Shueh
(408) 425-1601 - San Jose, CA
mba, cdpe, reopro, pe

I hate fiction. Bio or history. Last Mrs Whitehouse new book was awful.

Jan 22, 2019 06:34 AM
Rainmaker
4,937,376
Joan Cox
House to Home, Inc. - Denver Real Estate - 720-231-6373 - Denver, CO
Denver Real Estate - Selling One Home at a Time

I like to read "who cone it" mysteries.

Jan 26, 2019 06:11 AM
Rainmaker
4,011,908
Will Hamm
Hamm Homes - Aurora, CO
"Where There's a Will, There's a Way!"

Self Development.

 

Jan 23, 2019 01:29 PM
Rainmaker
3,985,855
William Feela
WHISPERING PINES REALTY - North Branch, MN
Realtor, Whispering Pines Realty 651-674-5999 No.

I have not read a book in years so I have no recommendation

Jan 22, 2019 03:54 PM
Rainmaker
1,735,793
Carol Williams
Although I'm retired, I love sharing my knowledge and learning from other real estate industry professionals. - Wenatchee, WA
Retired Agent / Broker / Property Manager

So many in each category.  How does one choose a favorite child?  Here are some of my favorites:

Fiction: The Testament by John Grisham
Non-fiction: A Walk Across America
Business: Mindmapping
Self-Development: How to Win Friends & Influence People 

Truth is, I read so many business books in my working days that my brain got tired.  I'm mostly into Fiction and inspirational reads these days. 

 

Jan 22, 2019 12:28 PM
Rainmaker
1,387,003
Ryan Huggins - Thousand Oaks, CA
https://HugginsHomes.com - Thousand Oaks, CA
Residential Real Estate and Investment Properties

Depends on what you like to read.

Jan 22, 2019 09:03 AM
Rainmaker
4,799,481
Gabe Sanders
Real Estate of Florida specializing in Martin County Residential Homes, Condos and Land Sales - Stuart, FL
Stuart Florida Real Estate

I am trying to stay away from some of these categories these days.

Jan 22, 2019 08:53 AM
Rainmaker
2,641,472
Richie Alan Naggar
people first...then business Ran Right Realty - Riverside, CA
agent & author

All sources have their base in Truth...Seek Truth and all are allowed

Jan 22, 2019 07:02 AM