The First Step to Great Power

If you wanna be a man of power, you must learn. There really is no way around it. One of the quickest and most effective way to learn is to read. From reading books, slaves have become free men. Followers have become leaders. Peasants have become kings. Acquiring knowledge is truly the first step to great power.

Find out more about the benefits of reading at 4 Reasons Why Powerful Men (and Women) Read.

When you sell a man a book you don’t sell him just 12 ounces of paper and ink and glue — you sell him a whole new life.
– Christopher Morley

Must-Read, Life-Changing Books

The following is a list of books that have literally changed my life and made me into a better, wealthier, and more powerful man. I have personally read each and every one of these and can say that these are all must-read, life-changing books. Enjoy!

Getting Rich

How to Get Rich: One of the World’s Greatest Entrepreneurs Shares His Secrets  (book review) – “If there is only one book you can ever read about getting rich, this is it …”

The 4-Hour Workweek: Escape 9-5, Live Anywhere, and Join the New Rich (book review) – “For the first time in my life, I could clearly see what I wanted from my life. I didn’t want a lot of money. I wanted freedom and I knew what it looked like …”

The Education of Millionaires: Everything You Won’t Learn in College About How to Be Successful (book review) – “But truthfully, there is only 1 thing in life you have to learn and do to be successful — that will turn your life around. And that is … learning and mastering the success skill …”

The Millionaire Fastlane: Crack the Code to Wealth and Live Rich for a Lifetime  (book review) – “By reading it, you will lay your mental foundations to prosperity. Anyone who wants to roll in the dough should know everything in this book …”

Building a Profitable Business

Growing a Business (book review) – “Business is not just about clobbering together something, getting venture capital funding, and cashing out for millions. It is more than that. It is a reflection of your soul. It is art …”

The Boron Letters (book review) – “After finishing The Boron Letters, I jumped into his newsletters. Within a month of getting introduced to copywriting, I dove right in and implemented his advice. I sold five-figures worth of products in 3 e-mails …”

New Way of Thinking: Being Unconventional, but Right

The 80/20 Principle: The Secret to Achieving More with Less (book review) – “There is a secret to success, to getting rich, and to being happy. And as you can tell by the people who have worked hard all their lives, only to get nowhere … working hard is not the secret …”

Mastery (book review) – “If you reject mastery and embrace mediocrity, you’ll drown in the sea of John and Jane Does. You will fight for the scraps. But if you reject mediocrity and embrace mastery, brace yourself for a flood of rewards …”

Bachelor Pad Economics (book review) – “If you wanna be like all the other guys out there, with a dead-end job and a broken family, then do what society tells you to. But if you wanna be your best version of The Most Interesting Man in the World, then you gotta do what other men don’t …”

Persuasion & Psychology: Getting What You Want (Part 1)

Influence: The Psychology of Persuasion (book review) – “I want to introduce you to one such book, which will get you further in life, no matter who you are. You can be man or woman, rich or poor, smart or stupid, ambitious or lazy … and yet, it will apply to you …”

The Power of Persuasion: How We’re Bought and Sold (book review) – “I admit that half of the book is a repeat of Influence. (Think of it like a review of the important concepts.) However, the other half contains powerful, new information that is both a bit dark and a bit unfair for the other guy …”

Power: Getting What You Want (Part 2)

The 48 Laws of Power (book review) – “Now I offer you a chance to break out of the bleak existence. You can take the blue pill, remain powerless to change your situation, and stay where you’re at. Or you can take the red pill and acquire the power to shape your destiny …”

Power: Why Some People Have It and Others Don’t (book review) – “There is a game being played around you … one that you don’t even know exists. That is why two men with the exact same intelligence and credentials will end up in different totally places. One will be stuck in middle management, while the other will soar to the upper echelon of the company …”

Dictator’s Handbook: A Practical Manual for the Aspiring Tyrant (book review) – “The primary benefit for reading the book is to develop your x-ray vision. You will see how the world really works. You will see the truth about people. You will see the meaning behind their actions. You will no longer become a sheep that is so easily manipulated and devoured …”

Dealing with Women

Black Players: The Secret World Of Black Pimps (book review) – “If you thought The Game by Neil Strauss was surreal, Black Players will introduce you to the original game, which completely blows Strauss’ out of the water. Why merely seduce a girl when you can convince her to pay you $$$ to sleep with you? Why indeed …”

Taken into Custody: The War Against Fathers, Marriage, and the Family (book review) – “But in the last few decades, being happily married and having a family is just that — a dream. But unlike a dream, once you wake up to reality, your wife is gone, your children are gone, and your money is gone. Divorce and the family courts have taken them all …”

The Predatory Female: A Field Guide to Dating and the Marriage-Divorce Industry (book review) – “The fourth divorce spurred him to write his book, The Predatory Female – A Field Guide to Dating and the Marriage-Divorce Industry. He has loved and has been burned. All the things he worked so hard for has been plundered and destroyed. Mercenary women and the vulture courts won …”

Lives of Great Men

Boyd: The Fighter Pilot Who Changed the Art of War (book review) – “He did not respect authority figures until they have proven themselves worthy of respect. As a result, he pissed off a whole bunch of people, including some high-ranking generals. And then he pissed them off again and again and again …”

Full Books (Classics) on Achieving Greatness

This section gives you free access to full books. All of them are classics that many great men have read. I have personally read every single of these, and have added my own “key points,” so you won’t miss the important ideas of each chapter.

The Prince – “When it comes to becoming powerful, there is no better book than the classic: Niccolo Machiavelli’s The Prince. It will teach you how to acquire power and how to remain in power …”

The Art of War – “True to its name, the book is about winning a war. But more than that, it is about winning. It is about being the person you need to be to win …”

Comments

  1. I’m bookmarking your blog ^^, will definitely come back. 😉

  2. Another person who has read “black players” – nice! Definitely a good read.

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