Tony's Recommended Book Lists
The following lists are books that are in my personal library, broken down into categories, and that’s why I can call them recommended books, however I have also compiled a shorter list of books that I feel are life-changing and they are on my personal shortlist of 'must read' books!
(I have a small confession – there are a couple on my extensive lists that I have not yet made time to read, but I promise, I will 🙂)
Q. Did you know that it’s been reported that the average Australian reads about one book per year after they leave school – and usually it’s a fictional book?!!
- So if you were to read one book per month, that would, in theory, make you twelve times smarter!
- Another point – when someone writes a book, they are recording things it has taken them years, maybe even decades to learn. So you are receiving concentrated learning in a couple of hours. That’s being smart now isn’t it?
- What’s even smarter is to leverage off someone else’s time – that’s why I’ve done the hard yards – so I could make YOU a ‘Recommended Books’ list.
Here's a great quote - “Not all readers are leaders, but all leaders are readers!” ~ Harry S. Truman
American raconteur, Charlie ‘Tremendous’ Jones said, “You’ll be the same person in 5 years as you are today, except for the people you meet and the books you read”. (I’d just add three more things to update that in our modern world– the seminars you attend, the video clips you watch and audio books or podcasts you listen to).
As a business and lifestyle strategic coach, author and presenter, it’s important to me to spread the word that many of the world’s problems today could be caused by improving people’s education. Thus I have started in the area where I work, helping business owners and executives to reach, and stay at, the cutting edge via personal development thanks to my ‘Recommended Books’ lists, my own personally-authored books and my presenting and facilitating work. For more of my thoughts on that, see my 'About Tony' page.
So, without further ado, I have listed the books for you under the following categories: