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Writing To Learn
by William K. Zinsser
I can’t do justice to this book. It’s full of beautiful writing. After I return this to the library, I’m getting my own copy to keep around for inspiration.
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  • How to Write Fast (While Writing Well)
    by David Fryxell

    Great read. Recommend. Key points: discipline and organization.

  • There’s plenty of time for writing books (examples of people who write books five minutes at a time).
  • Use outlines and other tools to help you organize your material.

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Money Can Buy Happiness: How to Spend to Get the Life You Want
by MP Dunleavey

Interesting read, nothing particularly new to me, but good advice.

Asset 1: your valuable time
Asset 2: your personal resources
Asset 3: your health
Asset 4: financial control
Asset 5: mutual fund
Asset 6: get into bonds
Asset 7: giving to feel good

Page 32. Like many economists, he found that some arenas have a greater impact on people’s contentment with life. For example, a rewarding family life was a key ingredient in overall life satisfaction, whereas work tended to not have as big an impact.

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Book Yourself Solid: The Fastest, Easiest, and Most Reliable System for Getting More Clients Than You Can Handle Even if You Hate Marketing and Selling
by Michael Port

I’d recommend this for independent consultants. Good, practical advice. E-mail me if you want my book notes. =)

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Open an Online Business in 10 Days
by Melissa Campanelli

Nothing particularly interesting.

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Business Leaders and Success: 55 Top Business Leaders and How They Achieved Greatness
by Investor’s Business Daily, William O’Neil

Nothing spectacular here either.

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