11 Jan 2018

One of the Surprising Secrets to Success

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You want to know one of the secrets to success?

Read books. Read lots of books on different subjects, both fiction and non-fiction.

Here are some books everyone should read

  • Little Red Book of Selling by Jeffrey Gitomer
  • Guns, Germs and Steel by Jared Diamond
  • Lies my Teacher Told me by James W. Loewen
  • The Next 100 Years by George Friedman
  • A World at Arms by Gerhard Weinberg
  • Lord of the Rings by JRR Tolkein
  • Scam Proof Your Life by Sid Kirchheimer
  • 1984 by George Orwell
  • Animal Farm by George Orwell
  • Alice in Wonderland by Lewis Carroll
  • The Chronicles of Narnia by CS Lewis
  • A Christmas Carol by Charles Dickens
  • Stranger in a Strange Land by Robert Heinlein
  • The Hitchhikers Guide to the Galaxy by Douglas Adams
  • The Elements of Style by William Strunk Jr
  • The History of the Decline and Fall of the Roman Empire by Edward Gibbon
  • The Technology of War by Sun Tzu (new translation by Colin Thorne)
  • All Quiet on the Western Front by Erich Maria Remarque
  • Flowers for Algernon by Daniel Keye
  • How to Win Friends and Influence People by Dale Carnegie
  • The 7 Habits of Highly Effective People
  • Getting to Yes, Negotiating Agreement Without Giving In by Roger Fisher
  • In Search of Excellence by Thomas Peters
  • 1491 by Charles Mann
  • Bury my Heart at Wounded Knee by Dee Brown
  • Histories by Herodotus
  • The Rape of Nanking by Iris Chang
  • The Right Stuff by Tom Wolfe
  • The Color Purple by Alice Walker
  • Malcolm X

That’s off the top of my head.

Why read books? It broadens your mind, opens up new horizons and makes you more interesting. The more you read, the more you can talk to others and relate to them. Books give you culture, and that’s one of the secrets to success.

What books are on your must-read list?

Richard Lowe Jr

Richard Lowe Jr

Owner & Senior Writer, Copywriter, Ghostwriter, WordPress Implementation at The Writing King
Richard is the Owner and Senior Writer for The Writing King, a bestselling author, and ghostwriter. He's written and published 63 books, ghostwritten 16 books, as well as hundreds of blog articles.
Richard Lowe Jr


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Readers are leaders. Writers are leaders. It really boils down to laying the foundations for your life, whether it is in business, private pursuits or affecting your community and even the world. This is why the “big boys” all make time to read multiple books a month. It has been my habit since I was a child and so comes easy to me, but to those of you who struggle with this, get acquainted with audio books. You can listen to them while driving, working out or just relaxing. You can keep an intire library on your phone or tablet… Read more »