Latest Books for Entrepreneurs in February 2015
A Quick Look at 5 of the Latest Books for Entrepreneurs
The Entrepreneurs Library presents some of the latest books for entrepreneurs in February 2015. These books are brand new to the market and the authors are in line to give a thorough deep dive of their books. Stay tuned this month for the release of the interviews with these great books and their authors.
The Opposite of Spoiled by Ron Lieber
The Opposite of Spoiled is both a practical guidebook and a values-based philosophy. The foundation of the book is a detailed blueprint for the best ways to handle the basics: the tooth fairy, allowance, chores, charity, saving, birthdays, holidays, cell phones, checking accounts, clothing, cars, part-time jobs, and college tuition.
But The Opposite of Spoiled is also a promise to our kids that we will make them better with money than we are. It is for all of the parents who know that honest conversations about money with their curious children can help them become more patient and prudent, but who don’t know how and when to start.
“Finally, an honest, modern, comprehensive and nuanced book about kids and money. Parents report that conversations about money fill them with so much dread and confusion that they change the subject rather than dive in. The Opposite of Spoiled comes to the rescue.” – Wendy Mogel, author of The Blessing of a Skinned Knee
“The Opposite of Spoiled is a thoughtful, and often inspiring, book that also delivers dozens of smart, practical tips for turning conversations about money into lessons about living. If you’ve got kids, want kids — or heck, have been a kid — read this book.” – Daniel H. Pink, author of Drive and To Sell is Human
Learn more about Ron Lieber | Buy The Opposite of Spoiled on Amazon
The 3% Signal by Jason Kelly
Relayed in the same easy-to-understand language that has made The Neatest Little Guide to Stock Market Investing such a staple in the investing community, The 3% Signal is sure to become your most trusted guide to investing success. Simple and effective, Kelly’s plan can be applied to any type of account, including 401(k)s — and requires only fifteen minutes of strategizing per quarter.
The plan’s simple technique cuts through the folly of human emotion by reacting intelligently to price changes and automatically buying low and selling high.
“We often hear, and have come to believe, that models beat experts. Kelly offers the individual investor a simple, mechanical model that instills discipline, removes a lot of self-sabotaging emotion, and has a good track record. Will it continue to outperform? Actually, it just might.” — Brenda Jubin, “Reading The Markets” book review at Investing.com and ValueWalk
Learn more about Jason Kelly | Buy The 3% Signal on Amazon
Get What’s Yours by Larry Kotlikoff, Phillip Moeller, and Paul Solman
You could try reading all 2,728 rules of the Social Security system (and the thousands of explanations of these rules), but Kotlikoff, Moeller, and Solman explain Social Security benefits in an easy to understand and user-friendly style. Many personal finance books briefly address Social Security, but none offers the thorough, authoritative, yet conversational analysis found here.
Get What’s Yours covers the most frequent benefit scenarios faced by married retired couples, by divorced retirees, by widows and widowers, among others. It explains what to do if you’re a retired parent of dependent children, disabled, or an eligible beneficiary who continues to work, and how to plan wisely before retirement. It addresses the tax consequences of your choices, as well as the financial implications for other investments.
“Choosing when to take Social Security is one of the biggest decisions of your life. By doing it right, you can add hundreds of thousands of dollars to your lifetime income and leave more money for your spouse as well. This great book tells you how . . . and it’s funny, too!” — Jane Bryant Quinn, author of Making the Most of your Money NOW
Learn more about Larry Kotlikoff | Buy Get What’s Yours on Amazon
Refire! Don’t Retire by Ken Blanchard and Morton Shaevitz
In the trademark Ken Blanchard style, the authors tell the compelling story of Larry and Janice Sparks, who discover how to see each day as an opportunity to enhance their relationships, stimulate their minds, revitalize their bodies, and grow spiritually. As they learn to be open to new experiences, Larry and Janice rekindle passion in every area of their lives.
Ken Blanchard and Morton Shaevitz point out that some people see their later years as a time to endure rather than as an exciting opportunity. Readers will find humor, practical information, and profound wisdom in Refire! Don’t Retire. Best of all, they will be inspired to make all the years ahead truly worth living.
“Once in a while a book comes along that should be featured on every talk show. Refire! Don’t Retire is just such a book. Read it and you will experience aging in a whole new way. A must-read for anyone who plans on getting old.” — Richard Leider, bestselling author or coauthor of The Power of Purpose, Repacking Your Bags, and Life Reimagined
“If you answer only one-third of the questions at the end of each major section, this book will be worth its weight in gold! It is not only for those considering retirement but also for anyone interested in the pursuit of love, learning, and longevity.” — Beverly Kaye, founder of Career Systems International and coauthor of Love ‘Em or Lose ‘Em; Love It, Don’t Leave It; and Help Them Grow or Watch Them Go
Learn more about Ken Blanchard and Morton Shaevitz | Buy Refire! Don’t Retire on Amazon
Four Seconds by Peter Bregman
Peter Bregman, author of the Wall Street Journal bestseller 18 Minutes, offers strategies to replace energy-wasting, counter-productive habits that commonly derail us with truly effective ones.
In Four Seconds, Peter Bregman shows us how to replace negative patterns with energy boosting and productive behaviors. To thrive in our fast-paced world all it takes is to pause for as few as four seconds—the length of a deep breath—allowing us to make intentional and tactical choices that lead to better outcomes. Four Seconds reveals:
“Peter Bregman is back, this time with an even faster way to find your focus and get back on track when life throws you off. His honesty and empathy for his own failings make Four Seconds a refreshing read.” – Daniel H. Pink, author of To Sell Is Human and Drive
“This book is priceless, a book that could change your career, your marriage, your life. I hope you get a chance to read it.” – Seth Godin, author of The Icarus Deception
Learn more about Peter Bregman | Buy Four Seconds on Amazon