The 25 books I Read in 2021 and the "One" I Published
The year 2021 is over, and it is the lowest one I scored regarding my reading targets, but it was "mainly" for a good reason. I published my first book: "Car Leasing Done Right: A Canadian Guide for Understanding & Optimizing Vehicle Leasing Costs" It took most of my creative time of the year but was still worth every second spent on it.
The reception in the Canadian auto industry has been great, and the volume of sales at Amazon is incredible. Although it is explicitly targeted at Canadians, during the first 60 days, it has also been purchased from the US, UK, Australia and Japan. It was definitely worth the "reading" time dedicated to it during this whole year.
The books I read during 2021
Although now I'm experiencing a mixed feeling between what I want to read and so many things I would love to write about, I'll try to stick to my original reading targets. Maybe about 40-50 is more realistic at this point, but I'll try my best to accomplish both objectives.
Either way, here is my 2021 list. Main things to note:
I studied a lot about sales and B2B sales operations. I took many notes and labelled all eight books from Jeb Blount and Anthony Iannarino.
Read a few books about downside situations for capital markets and the economy in general.
Focused also on money management books and mainly on asset allocation, looking towards the future.
And here it goes!
Trillions (favourite): How a Band of Wall Street Renegades Invented the Index Fund and Changed Finance Forever
Start from Zero (favourite): Build Your Own Business. Experience True Freedom
Sales EQ: How Ultra High Performers Leverage Sales-Specific Emotional Intelligence to Close the Complex Deal
Fanatical Prospecting: The Ultimate Guide for Starting Sales Conversations and Filling the Pipeline by Leveraging Social Selling, Telephone, E-Mail, and Cold Calling
The New Great Depression: Winners and Losers in a Post-Pandemic World
The Intelligent Investor: The Definitive Book on Value Investing, by Benjamin Graham and Jason Zweig: Key Takeaways, Analysis & Review
How I Invest My Money (favourite): Finance Experts Reveal How They Save, Spend, and Invest
Indistractable: How to Control Your Attention and Choose Your Life
The Only Sales Guide You'll Ever Need
The Lost Art of Closing: Winning the Ten Commitments That Drive Sales
Eat That Frog!: 21 Great Ways to Stop Procrastinating and Get More Done in Less
Time Smart: How to Reclaim Your Time and Live a Happier Life
Inked: The Ultimate Guide to Powerful Closing and Negotiation Tactics That Unlock YES and Seal the Deal
Objections (favourite): The Ultimate Guide for Mastering the Art and Science of Getting Past No
The Psychology of Money (favourite): Timeless Lessons on Wealth, Greed, and Happiness
Sell your business for an outrageous price: an insider's guide to getting more than you ever thought possible
The simple path to wealth (favourite): your road map to financial independence and a rich, free life
Retirement income for life: getting more without saving more
The value of debt in building wealth: creating your glide path to a healthy financial L.I.F.E.
Investing in bonds for dummies
The RESP Book (favourite): the simple guide to registered education savings plans for Canadians
Why stock markets crash: critical events in complex financial systems
This time is different: Eight centuries of financial folly
The intelligent asset allocator: How to build your portfolio to maximize returns and minimize risk
Monopoly, money, and you (favourite): how to profit from the game's secrets of success
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