Here are the 12 best finance books that we believe will change your mindset and your life because they completely changed ours.
Here are the 12 best finance books that we believe will change your mindset and your life because they completely changed ours.
Ryan’s Book Recommendations
Cashflow Quadrant By Robert Kiyosaki
0 to 130 Properties in 3.5 Years By Steve McKnight
The Barefoot Investor By Scott Page
LinchPin By Seth Godin
The Internet of Money By Andreas Antonopoulos
The Lean Start Up By Eric Ries
Ryan’s Random Recommendation
Ben’s Book Recommendations
Rich Dad Poor Dad by Robert Kiyosaki
The Secret Life of Realestate and Banking by Phillip Anderson
Unshakeable By Tony Robbins
The Power in the Land By Fred Harrison
The Ascent of Money By Niall Ferguson
The Secrets of Power Negotiating By Roger Dawson
Ben’s Random Recommendation
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Have the power to change your mindset and often to change your life. I absolutely love reading books or listening to audiobooks and Ben Everingham from pumped on property. He loves books as well. So. So today we are going to talk about some of the best finance related books that we’ve read so you guys can get some recommendations if you’re looking for books out there or if you’re looking for audio books to listen to, then this can give you kind of a short list of some of the things that have had the biggest impact on our lives. So Hey ben, how are you going on this beautiful day?
Can I love that as well? Like it’s a bit cooler up here today, but it’s absolutely perfect as well.
Yeah, I’ve got my hoodie on at the moment. I’ve actually got a heater going, which is really, really rare for me. It’s probably like the second time I’ve used it this year and middle of June, so hopefully I’ll use it today and that’ll be it. Awesome man. Okay, so what we’re going to do is me and Ben Hur chosen four books each that we’re going to recommend and then at the end we’ve got one random recommendation that won’t necessarily be finance related or, or maybe it’s up to Ben and what he decides. Mine’s definitely not finance related, so we’ll go through for each will, take it in turns and then um, we’ll do our random recommendations at the end. But before we jump into the Bookspan, talk a bit about like how many books do you read a year? Do you, are you always reading or do you read like in chunks? Like what’s your sort of reading schedule like?
Um, well I do read quite a few books here, but like he said, I don’t read consistently. I’m locked. I raved consistently every day, but I’m normally on a daily basis and reading emails, reports or watching videos, but when I go away on holidays or when I get, get myself some downtime or I’ve got a night to myself at home, which is very rare, I will, um, you know, definitely spend that time reading something and I sort of go through waves where I might not read for three or four months, like a physical book. Then I’ll pick up and read two or three books over a couple of weeks and then I’ll go back to the reports and stuff like that. What about you?
Uh, well for me, I basically almost exclusively to audiobooks. So reading books is just, I don’t know, I’m not that into it anymore. I absolutely love audiobooks and will always listen to them when I’m driving. I drive down to Brisbane like quite a few times and so like that’s an hour 40 each way and then I listened on two or three times speed. So basically I’ll get through a book on a trip to Brisbane and so I’ll probably read like on average, like at least like two to four books, like a week, like just because I’m listening on three times speed and like this often didn’t know, go and pick my kids up from school. It’s a half an hour drive to get to kindie and so I’ll listen to a book on that half an hour drive before I pick up my youngest. And so I’m just kind of always tend to be listening to something and then I alternate between fiction and nonfiction. So sometimes I’ll get deep into nonfiction and smash through books like that and then I’ll like get over it and then I’ll move on to like fiction stuff and um, yeah, alternate. So yeah, I’d probably do like 100 plus books a year I think, which is not normal, but yeah, but only because of audiobooks. If I had to like sit down and read books and take that time out exclusively. Like I might read two books a year, like at the moment that aren’t audiobooks.
I really liked listening to stuff on, I like watching stuff because I’m so visual, but I still do like that practice of physically having something in front of me even though it’s so much slower, like I really enjoy consuming content that way, but as you said, it’s definitely not the fastest way to consume it.
Yeah. Well and I’m an auditory learner so I learn stuff by listing and I remember stuff when I’m listening to it so I can even go back to a book and I can remember certain parts of the book where I was driving at that time. Like it’s just, it’s kind of weird, but that’s always how I’ve learned was just listening and so that makes sense for me. It might not make sense for other people, but yeah, for anyone who’s out there and is interested in audio books, then I use audible and I’ll leave the links to that in the description down below if people want to get into audio books and they haven’t already. All right, so let’s get into this list of books. So why don’t you tell your book, give like a bit about what it’s about, but then talk about like how it changed your life. Sure.
I was writing at least, you know, and we sort of talked about for. But there’s probably six books that have dramatically impacted. I was thinking like some other stuff that I was thinking just came to mind. So the number one book which I’ve talked about before is rich Dad, poor dad for me. Um, I read that book when I was 23. I literally couldn’t put it down the second I picked it up and it was when I’d just started dating my wife and one of her best friends who was like her maid of honor at her wedding was having like this huge big daytime partying on her parents waterfront home. And I rocked up and I was so into this book. There’s this party, there’s like Djs, people drinking. I just literally walked over to a Sun Lounger with this book, completely ignored everyone at the party.
It was the first time I’d met her friends and it was just like writing it. So it had a huge impact on me. I’m on the actually ever read it once, but then I’ve seen Robert Kiyosaki, I’m going to see him again later this year in August. So for me, the impact it had on my life was transformational because I always thought like, I thought I wanted to be like a rich data, if you know what I mean. Like I love this concept of business, love this concept of investing, but didn’t really know where to start at that time in my life. I’m obviously come from more of a poor dad mindset where you save, you don’t take risks. Um, etc. Etc. So that just complEtely shifted my brain. I knew from that point for that I was going to buy a property and it took me another year and a half to finish university. But as soon as I did that year, I finished, I went and bought my first two. Um, and that was just the start of what has become my life now in terms of my mindset, um, which is, you know, very, very simple assets are better than wages effectively and businesses, uh, better than working for someone else longterm if you want to achieve freedom and choices in your life.
Yeah. And one of my bookS is actually robert kiyosaki’s book as well, but it’s the second one in the series and that’s the cashflow quadrant. So that’s the follow on from rich dad, poor dad where it talks about, uh, like the quadrant and the four different ways people and money. So there’s enough for employment and for small business where you’re kind of working for your money and it’s directly reliant on your time. And then the other side of the quadrant is be for businesses and I for investing. And just that whole idea of the rich don’t work for money. And the idea that if you want to be rich, then you’ve got to focus on that bni side of the quadrant where you’re getting that passive income coming in. I actually went through so many of robert’s books and each book I learned a little bit different and just completely changed my mindset around money to stop chasing the wage and to stop chasing even in business.
Stop chasing the quick money that was always there. You could make a large amount now, but then it wouldn’t be recurring and wouldn’t be passive or you can sacrifice that large amount now work for nothing, but you’ll get that longterm pacivity and so my mindset changed in some always been about that long term passivity, which is how I got my pseudo financial freedom through my business. So cashflow quadrant by robert kIyosaki. The follow on is epic. So and I will link to all of these down in the description down below. For anyone on the video or anyone listening to the podcast, head over to on-property dot com dot a u four slash five. What episode is this? Five 20 5:30. okay, so on property [inaudible] dot com dot a u four slash five slash thIrty. we’ll link up to all the books. They’re from booktopia, which is an australian retailer. I bought books from them in the past and they just kind of had really quickly. And so if you want to buy these, uh, we’ll link them up there. Okay. So the,
robert kiyosaki. Let’s, let’s hope we’re not going through his whole series here. What’s your second one? A second book that I wrote, which has had the biggest impact on my life after watch after rich dad, poor dad is the secret life of real estate and banking by phil anderson. um, I’ve talked about that a of times in these videos, but he looks at 250 years worth of real estate and share market cycles. I’m including the times where markets are flat, the times when markets rapidly go up, the times when markets correct and the times when markets go backwards very, very quickly. Um, and it’s completely changed my mindset as an investor. It’s made me a much better investor. It’s made me a lot more comfortable about timing. Um, and for anyone that understands timing, you know that as an investor, that’s where 80 percent of your money’s made. So if you can really understand timing and you can understand that book and what’s cool, you can look at and interpret the future based on the past. Um, obviously, you know, it doesn’t always come through or it doesn’t always happen the same way otherwise everyone would be onto it and everyone would be following it, but it just gives you some good rules to understand where we’re at different stages of the cycle and when the right time to buy assets are and when the right time to sell it to them.
Yeah. I still haven’t read that book because it’s not available in audiobook, like search for an [inaudible] for it, but it’s not available on audio books. I haven’t gotten it yet. So I’m going to have to. I’m going to have to get over
eight books are right. Like it’s a big book to read. I’d love to listen to it two times because you know, it, I choked her the first time I read it. It was about a nine month. Right. There’s just so much data in it.
Yeah. And that’s, uh, that’s probably going to be the most expensive book. I think on this list as well, it’s like 70 bucks or so, but worth it. you reckon it’s already an eight and a half million bucks. So pretty good investment without a douBt. Okay. So my next one is a property related one that I read when I was 16 and that zero to 130 properties in three point five years, which I’ve talked about in the past. Whether or not that strategy was still work today, probably not. But what I really like about that book is that not only does It, it’s not, it doesn’t like it’s not a get rich quick sort of book. It goes through the basics of the finances of positive cash flow properties as well as investing in property or even budgeting as well. And so just that book and you know, seeing the basics inaction I found really helpful at that early age where I was thinking about investing, you know, at 16 rather than chasing chicks. I’m thinking about investing in property. So that was a really good one. So you probably can’t do that today by 130 properties in three and a half years unless you’re super wealthy already. Um, so yeah, take that book with a grain of salt if you do read it, but I still think it’s really helpful for people out there just to see are the finances as well as to say some different investment strategies?
Yeah, we tend to jaIl and I got a lot of value out of that book at the time of writing it. But after the jfc, it might be called zero to six properties type thing because it’s a lot harder that buy properties the way that he used to buy them. In fact, you can’t do it anymore at all. Um, cool. So the next book I was already recently, which was a game changer for me was the short version of tony robbins’ book masdar or master the game. um, it’s actually called unshakable. Unshakable. Yeah. It is freaking incredible for anyone that really wants to understand finances and take control of their financial future. Some of the things that he talks about based on his research and 50 billionaires for that book over about a 10 year period and really looking at the history of markets. Um, first thing for me that was game changing was the share market drops in value and has done for the last seven years by 10 percent every year.
The share market for the last 40 years in America has dropped by 30 percent every three years on average. And then once every sort of seven to 10 years, we get a share market drop of above 40 percent, sometimes above 50 percent. So what that did for me is help me Understand that, you know, good times and bad times come and it’s completely normal for a share market to drop by 30 percent every three years. It’s not the end of the world, it’s not the word falling on its head, it’s just a for smart investors, a buy signal to get into that opportunity and you know, buy the dip. So that was powerful. It also talked about how shocking the finance industry is in America. Um, it surveyed the top, I think 20 or 30 top performing hedge or managed funds around the world over a 30 year period and only four percent of the best funds of all time did better than four percent per annum in average return for their clients.
So the whole industry is a fucking scam. And basically, I’m sorry to swear, but this really cuts me out and your managed fund is basically taking every dollar out of your pocket and giving you $1 more than inflation. If they’ve done an okay job that was like doing an okay job. Most of them are, they performing, you know, two or three percent per year, which is worse and inflation. So what they talked about there is those index funds where you effectively just pick a tiny bit of every single stock in the australian stock market or the american and that performs on average about three percent better than you manage fund over a 10 year period. So really interesting stuff that most people don’t understand. I’m heaps of other stuff as well, but really, really cool. And they interviewed the top performing managers of all time. And some of these guys just have absolutely amazing advice on how to beat averages or at least get averages. cool.
Okay. I reckon we should go six books each because I’m loving hearing your recommendation. That’s because because I, I’m kind of at that stage where like I want to push my mindset and learn some new stuff so I don’t want to hear just for. I want to hear six. Hopefully the people out there are feeling the same. You’re going to get 12 books all up so you. But you can go to on property.com dot a u four slash 5:30. You can just start with one. You don’t need to buy all 12 of them. Just pick whichever one that you think resonates most with you. And you can start with that.
I actually like stayed up this journey.
Yeah. Awesome. I’m based. Some people will go there and they’ll just,
I’ve like bought. I’ll probably read like literally a thousand books men since I was 15. Right. All around this space. And so I know there’s people out there that just love this stuff as much as you an idea. Yeah. Well basically every book that you recommend that I haven’t read, I’m going to go and buy the audio book of it or with philando anderson’s are going to buy the desk behind me. These are like the books that ryan is recommended in the last three months. I’ve got like a full list there that I’m just waiting to get through.
Alright. So my next one is one that I’ve read recently and talked about on the channel and that’s the barefoot investor I was. I was never stoked on the barefoot investor live back in the day a couple of years ago when I first saw him. But this book was kind of around. I saw it so many times I was out shopping I think with the kids at big w it was there. I’m like, look, I’m going to get it because when now at the point in our lives where we’re thinking about budgeting more so and getting serious about that. So picked it up and you know, like I bought the actual physical book. It’s somewhere around here. I don’t even know. But like I started reading it and it was good and then I like got the audio book so I didn’t actually read the physical book,
the physical book off yet because I’m not going to listen to the audio, but I really want to check that out.
Yeah, that’s, that’s if I can find it, man. It’s in like a drawer somewhere. Anyway. I absolutely love this just because the dude is so down to earth. He’s also like, he’s really open about like the fact that he doesn’t get, he’s not recommending stuff because he gets commissions for it. So I like that. Built a huge ton of respect for me when he was talking about that. Yeah, we’re back. Okay. Sorry. My internet went down so well talking about barefoot investor and yeah, me and my wife had been budgeting. I just love this book and the way that this book talks about budgeting. remember we did that episode on budgeting tips from two guys who hate budgeting. Yeah. And so one of the things that came out of that discussing with you was talking about by separating out your spending into a different account. And so barefoot talks about that, so I set things up the way he recommends it and then just made a couple of tweaks to it to make it work for us and it’s been doing really well and the same like he talks about super talks about insurance and he just lays it out in ways that it’s really easy for you to take steps to take control of your finances. Like he just makes it easy and not complicated and it just really worked for me. So yeah, I definitely been loving that book at the moment.
Did I lose you again?
Yeah. Sorry I just dropped out there. But you’re back now. That’s awesome. That’s man. I really want to check it out. I thought it would be a bit too basic for me, but some of the stuff around insurance and super sounds really interesting and it’s always good to get a different opinion as well and perspective.
It’s not too basic like the way he approaches it and he’s really funny as well in the stuff that he talks about. so you kind of get to have a good laugh as well as to talk about money and it’s just, it’s not going to be too basic for you, but it might be a different approach to what you’re doing. And then you can obviously take, like if you a more advanced at budgeting are more advanced than investing, then you just kind of take the good bits and then ignore the rest
for showing on that. Sounds sweet, man. I’ll definitely check that out. There’s another book that I read. It’s not like the best book that I’ve ever read. I’m definitely not like it’s written definitely from an academic perspective. I’m almost like a huge doctorate report, but the content in it’s amazing and that book’s called the power in the land. It’s written by a friend harrison. Um, it basically predicted the 19 nineties recession in 1983 and tell people exactly why it was going to come and what would happen. It’s he looked at 300 years of property berms and share market booms and busts in the, in the uk. And that was sort of um, the setup, fulfill innocence books. I looked at that research and went, wow, that’s incredible. He predicted this would happen seven years before. That’s obviously incredibly powerful as an investor. Does the same thing applies in the us and australian markets.
And then he went and wrote those books. So really, really, really interesting read for those of you that want to understand timing and cycles so that you can understand when to buy and when to sell and, and you know, how to be a cautious but also very sophisticated investor. Okay, cool. So do you recommend people read that? If they’ve read, feel like, do you read filling listens first or does that on the land? The parent, the land, these like if you really want to engage yourself out, like it’s very deep and it goes on all sorts of different tangents. But yeah, phil anderson’s definitely first and then if you want to go to the next level, feels always referring to the parent land. Okay,
cool. my next to a more about like employment or businesses. So not so much like your typical finance book, like the barefoot investor or rich dad’s sort of thing is. Um, so the first one completely changed the way that I looked at my job, changed the way that I came to work, that I brought my best self to work and eventually actually led to me quitting my job and starting my own business. And that’s a book called linchpin by seth goden. Like this book, if you like, if I am talking to someone and if they say they want one, like self help or finance or whatever it is, book that’s going to change their life. Linchpin is the one that I recommend more than anY other book because it’s just, it talks about like being a cog in a machine. So I just go into work And just being a replaceable cog in a machine or being like a linchpin.
Linchpin is like a little pin that I think you’ve put onto an axle that holds the wheel on. And so it’s just this little thing, but it plays a major role. And so being a linchpin is about not being replaceable basically. So bringing something that other people aren’t bringing to work and bringing your full creativity, bringing your full self, going above and beyond and just finding like what your potential is and what you can bring to the table that no one else can. And so yeah, I read that book, absolutely loved it, totally changed my life and then I like became a linchpin in the company that I was working for. And then the company was just so big that like I didn’t, I didn’t fit really. Like I was too creative and um, it just wasn’t appreciated. So I ended up deciding to step out.
I like had this call with wasn’t even my manageR was one of the managers that are really respected and they had taken some work that man, um, another employee like had done and they’d kinda like messed it up and then forced fed it back to us and tried to make it, make us do it without clients even though we’d already done it a better way. And liKe I just got really upset about it and I was talking to this manager and it was just saying like, you just to like creative or like you’re too passionate like this role. And then I was like, you know what, like we’re already thinking of moving to the gold coast. And then like that conversation kind of made me like, yeah, you know what? Like I’m not going to be appreciated here. I think I’ve got a lot to give. I want to start my own business since then. I think I quit like the next day, sent him an email saying like, thanks so much for your combo. Like I’m quitting. Like I really appreciated it. And then he calls me. He’s like, what? What did I say? I’m really sorry now I’m like, nah man. It was a good, good combo. But yeah, linchpin by seth goden for those out there who feel like they have more potential and can bring more to their job than what they’re currently doing. Like linchpin? Yeah. Highly recommend it.
I’ve read a couple of books. Not that one. I’ve read tribe and purple cow down, really, really epic stuff like you and I both subscribe to his emails and he’s just, he just thinks about things completely differently. But in line with, I suppose the way that we think, understanding how to put it into such a simple way that he does either. He’s the next book that I really, really got a lot from and I actually watched it in video form. I didn’t watch it in, I didn’t read it, but it’s a book by an author, a really, really, really, really how. And they know how to describe it. Like he’s kind of like an economist, but also a historian like he, um, I think he works out of yale or harvard. Like he’s a professor there and he’s now affecting, since his name, he wrote this book called the ascent of money and it basically looks at like money, um, from the day that it was created until the jfc.
And he uses the creation of money and you know, that form of finance or I suppose leverage lending to explain why we ended up at the gfc. But he, he obviously hadn’t read phil anderson’s work or fred harrison’s work because I don’t think he sees the patent, like he unconsciously sees the patent as he works through this, you know, you can watch it on youtube. I think it’s a seven or an eight part series. He sort of figures out a pattern of stuff’s really big and then a bus and then south really busy again and bass, but he doesn’t really go into why that is. He sort of, I think he sees the gfc is an outlier event as opposed to just the standard thing that happens once every 14 to 18 years. But it’s freaking fascinating. He like really tells stories about different people and it goes from literally like trading stakes and different marks in the sticks with a form of currency to stakes becoming too big as the tribe group to, you know, go to two coins to the setup of the banks and the financial decision, like to the stock market, to the bond market, to gold, to digital currency.
And that is just for a geek like me, like so fascinating man. I’ve got so much out of it and just the way that he talks and it’s like a really high quality production, you know, I might’ve been for bbc or something like that, that they tried it into a tv series. It’S just really, really good. And the characters throughout history that just wrote it, the system, like he goes into the rockefeller thing, he goes into some of the other people that really profited out out of cotton, for example, when our trading cotton goes through all of that stuff right up until prey, jfc, jfc. And you know, how he got that, how we try to, you know, a product that allowed us to exponentially leverage and then in danger the whole system. It’s just, it’s freaking awesome. I highly recommend it. Yeah.
So that one’s called the ascent of money by know ferguson. Is that right? That’s right, yeah. Yeah. Okay. I’m going to lead on from that, um, and talk about one of my recommendations which is the internet of money, but andreas antonopoulos. And so this is a book about bitcoin and about cryptocurrency. Um, but not about investing in it so much as well, like you talked about it in the ascent of money, how money has formed over the years from, you know, sticks and shells into gold and silveR coins to the banking system and banks form of digital currency to now like decentralized digital currency in the form of bitcoin anD other crypto currency. and it was just a mind bend, like [inaudible] this guy andreas antonopoulos, like he’s just, he’s one of those dudes that just fascinated with the technology and fascinated with like the way humans use money and the fact that money is a form of language.
So he’s not one of those guys that’s like talking about getting rich quick and crypto or like investing at all. He’s just like so fascinated with. Yeah, like the technology behind it and how it works and how it could affect society. And so that one’s really good. Doesn’t give you the full intro into bitcoin and like behind the scenes how it works. I had to do more research to work that out, but just his high level concepts and how this could change the world is like second to non compared to anyone else out there, so the internet of money is a good intro into that. Not necessarily to say biker doe currency, but just to say let’s look at what money has been in the past and the way money has changed in the past and money as it exists today hasn’t always existed like this and so let’s look at how it’s existed in the past and how it might exist in the future.
Oh really? Good friend of mine that I’ve talked to you about before that worked in the hedge funds over in london for the last seven years and he’s very big into crepe day. Like that’s his full time job now. I was talking to him about it and he said he thinks crypto is going to be as disruptive as luck online media has been for newspapers. He’s like, if I was in finance now, I’d be very, very concerned because he literally blades. It’s going to be that disruptive. That is standard accountants, you standard paypal, like trading shares, your standard people doing those types of jobs that won’t need to exist in the future and just going to be completely wiped out like the newspaper men of the past. So the tv men, so it’s, it’s interesting to say that impact over the next 15 to 20 years and he hate backs on. He talks about crypto, you know like it’s the internet of that time as well.
Yeah, well that’s a android center plus and some other people as well predict that cryptocurrency will be as impactful on society as the internet itself was. So not just like the way that news papers were like put under her basically by the internet, but like the internet and the entirety of the internet and how much that changed society. Like they believe that this new form of currency has the potential to do the same and we’ll, we’ll leave it at that because people know people get super like opinionated and angry about this for some reason. So I don’t want to have it up
on about it. Yeah. And it’s not my space anyway. I’m the last one, the sixth book that I wanted to share was a book that I read, it’s called, I can’t remember the author’s name, but it was called power negotiations. Um, I read this for quite a while ago when I was in my first year outside of the university when I was just getting into sales and I think for any of you that are in business that are in sales or that are buying assets of any class need to this book and understand it. Um, there’s things that I do every single day of my life that I learned in that book still, especially as someone who’s extremely interested in buying investment property. I think it’s Roger Dawson.
yeah. Okay. Let’s go. I’m pella negotiating by Roger Dawson. I’m just curious
lot. There’s some little snippets on youtube of different bits and pieces, but as a, as an average person, let’s say your incomes $50,000 a year and you’re going out to buy your first investment property. If you can use negotiation, well, you can potentially make yourself 10, 15, 20, even $50,000 in one day. JuSt from being able to negotiate well, so what he talks about in this book is most people spend their time building the wrong skill sets, but negotiation is one of those skillsets where you will never, ever get, regardless of what you’re earning. Your will never get better return for your time because it might be one minute of negotiation, but it could save you 50,000 bucks. So it is a very, very powerful book. I’ve done a bunch of this stuff when I was at university as well, like conflict resolution and negotiations and another big lesson that I learned from that book was you need to know before you go into any situation what it is that you’re looking for out of that situation.
Best case scenario and what it is that you’re prepared to settle for and generally you go into the negotiation looking for best case scenario, but using their size can scenario is a bit of a, hey, look at this. While you know you really trying to get this from behind. And for someone like my personality type, it’s calculated. That doesn’t mind conflict because it’s not emotional and that doesn’t mind negotiating hard because it’s not personally my opinion, that’s just been a very, very good book with a lot of tactics and it goes into some stories about how America and crow, I’m like different countries in asia negotiated about certain things and how life the koreans pulled with you. Um, they call it the red herring and they pulled it over the american’s eyes life to get exactly what they wanted and they pretended they were looking for this and I really got what they wanted. So it’s really, really cool to see how different countries have used these tactics over the course of history to get exactly what they want as well.
Yeah. And that’s something that I definitely need to read because negotiation isn’t necessarily one of my strong points. Um, it might also be called the secrets of power negotiating. I’m just moldable. Shoshana. Yeah. So it might have a few different names there, but we’ll link out to those down below. But yeah, I’m going to go ahead and buy that one.
And I actually just buying it right now. It is a big deal, man, you get a lot out of it and then you’ll be able to say all this stuff that we’re talking about all the time, that’s
something that I know I need to get better at, but it’s something that I’m not super passionate about, so I’ll read it. It’s only like five hours long, like this audio books. So I should get through it pretty easily. Yeah. Um, okay. So my last one is a business he won and that’s called the lean startup by Eric Reese. And so this book is just, again, it’s like a mind bend about how to start business because most people start business and they put all of this investment into it and they just assume that it’s going to work out. And the lean startup talks about this lean methodology where when you’re starting a business or starting a company, like your biggest thing is to get to that point where like you’re profitable or sustainable and there’s so many unknowns that are gonna come with that. And so it talks about like testing all the assumptions.
Like most people start a business and they base it on all these assumptions and things I think are going to happen, but they don’t realize their assumptions and so he’s like find out what those assumptions are and then create something that he calls a minimum viable product to test those assumptions and to see if they’re true and then you can build on that. so it’s just like a way smarter way to start businesses and to test ideas with less investment and then you can learn faster and then iterate on those learnings, make changes and then hopefully you build a successful business over time. But yeah, for anyone looking to start a business, whether it be online business or physical business or whatever it is, the lean startup, it’s a bit technical. It’s not super technical but it’s a bit technical. But yeah, totally worth a read and we’ll just change the way. Even if you already own a business and you think you’re launching new products, it’ll change the way you look at that as well. Alright, so there we have our 12 books that we recommend. I, I’ll just go through mine And then you go through yours and then show people have a summary and then do you have a random recommendation that you thought of or not?
I do, yeah, as well. Like it’s a book that I read recently and we’re going to go through the summary first and then get to that. Yeah, so finance
summary first. Then for those who want to hang around, they can listen to our random recommendation. So for me, my books that I listed was cashflow quadrant by robert kiyosaki, zero autonomy, 30 properties in three point five years by steve mcknight, which is a bit dated but so good at the barefoot investor by scott pape. I think it is the internet of money by andrea antonopoulos, a linchpin by seth godin and the lean startup by Eric Reese. What’s yours?
awesome. So mine was first rich dad, poor dad by robert kIyosaki, and then I talked about phil anderson’s book, the sacred path of real estate and banking as well as fred harrison’s book, which is the parent and the land. Then I talked to about tony robbins book, which is I’m unshakable or he’s got another book, money master the game. Um, I then talked about now ferguson’s book, the ascent of money, um, and finished up with roger dawson’s book town negotiations. Okay.
And so now we’re on to our random recommendations, but for anyone who wants to check out those books have already linked it up, but on property.com.edu forward slash five slash 30, or the books will be linked over there, or if you’re on youtube then there’ll be in the description down below. So what is your random recommendation then?
Uh, I recently read this book. He’s probably become my favorite author. It was a book called outliers. Um, have you ever seen that one?
I’ve read outliers. I’m the dude with the frizzy hair. What’s his name?
I don’t know why I forgot his name right now because I’ve been watching hey to be stuffed, but I listened to his podcast. I’m just googling it now to find his nAme. Um, no I haven’t, but I’ve heard it’s fricking awesome.
Malcolm gladwell outliers by malcolm gladwell.
I recently read this book and it just blew my mind. I’m like, as a high achiever, I’m interested in how, how the raisins for people’s success, I suppose, like I’ve always been one of those people that believe that success leaves clues and the more that I learned about the rules or the formulas around trading success in your health or your relationship or your business or as an investor, um, you know, so that’s, that’s why I rated to pick out those little snippets from people that have already done that. But this book completely turned on its head. It looks at crazy stuff from like why people are mass monitoring themselves in this town in America, which is a complete outlier. It looks at why, um, you know, planes were crashing in certain countries based on cultural communication differences that looks at, um, professional athletes and why certain kids get to professional athletes based on the month of the year that are born.
So like that was. Yeah, that one was crazy that in Canada a lot of the pro hockey players are born in like january, february, march. Because the year like reset. So they look at kids that were born in that year and so kids that are born in january, uh, playing kids who were born 11 or 12 months later in december who obviously going to be a lot smaller and then how those older kids, they seem to be better and so then they get more attention from coaches and then go on to become pro players were the kids born in december because they’re like scrawny that I don’t seem to look good at the game, but it’s just because of like that age difference when they’re young and how that cascades over life.
This is so important. What I learned from that that I’m actually did, I’ve held my children back an extra year based on their birthdays so that their older kids in their grade one intellectually and that separates over time and two from a sporting perspective because will be physically more imposing than other kids and end up getting picked up in like rep rep sport a lot sooner and get better quality training, better access to high quality people. It’s just freAking crazy. Yeah.
That’s such a good book. I remember like reading the chapter on the age group with the canadian kids and I was like, you know, like you held your kids back from school so that they would excel in the system and then I took my kids out of the system and homeschooled for a bit and then now my kids are in montessori, which is like mixed age classrooms like. So it’s just. Yeah, just finding the different approaches that we took. But yeah, that’s a great book. That’s outliers by malcolm gladwell. Okay. I’m going to recommend a fiction book for anyone who loves fiction out there. This is in the fantasy genre, which is not usually my genre usually on the scifi guy, but this book just like this is. Yeah, this, this book was amazing. It’s called the way of kings and it’s extremely long, like audio books. It was like 48 hours or 50 hours a week.
This book, so and in the shops it’s like, it’s one of those super chunky ones, but I was just epic. Like the character development in it is epic and like it’s part of a series, but in this first book, the way of kings, like what happens at the end and the climax, it was like, it was amazing dude. It was like the best book I’ve ever read in fiction and that’s saying a lot. Like I read a lot of fiction and this one was just like, blew, blew my mind. And a lot of my mates are reading them as like read this series as well. And absolutely love it. So it’s not just me, it’s not for everyone. Um, but yeah, if you’re looking for a fiction book, if you don’t mind the fantasy genre, the way of kings a is absolutely epic. Oh, I think we’re done.
Right. Done. Okay. So now you guys have a 12 finance Book recommendations that have absolutely changed our mindsets and changed our lives as well as a couple of random books thrown in there as well. If you didn’t want to go down the finance route or if you want a break from finance books because you 12 books in and you’re like, look, I just before I read the next two a and again, I’ll link all that up in the links in the description down below or on property eu four slash 5:30. So this was a fun episode to do. Thanks so much for your time today, ben. It was really fascinating to learn some of the books that have changed your life, man, or added value and I’m going to get onto some of that as well. Yeah, I’m going to get on to some of yours too. I’ve already bought one while we’re recording. All right. Thanks so much for watching guys and until next time, stay positive.