My Audio Books Collection

Here’s my collection of audio books. You can listen to these audio books through Amazon Audible at $14.95/month (that’s how I listen to them), or audiobooks.com at $14.95/month. Unlike Podcasts, audiobooks are not free. But it’ll be $15 well spent.

Feel free to share with me in the comments section which audio books you have listened to and would like to recommend.

Name Overview
Grit: The Power of Passion and Perseverance
The One Thing
The Art of the Deal
The Life-Changing Magic of Tidying Up: The Japanese Art of Decluttering and Organizing
The Millionaire Fastlane is a very comprehensive book. The total run time is almost 13 hours, which is quite long. The book covers a vaerity of topics, from changing one’s mindset to principals to get rich quick, the author laid out a lot of golden nudgets along the way such as: Get Rich Quick is very possible, 5 Laws of Effection, To Make Millions You Need to Impact Millions, etc.. In a way this book covers a few books content such as Rich Dad Poor Dad, Think Grow Rich, etc. that’s why it’s so comprehensive. Personally I wouldn’t recommend this book to somebody who just got started because they can get distracted by the wide range of topics covered by the book, I’d recommend a few selected chapters to them instead.
The Compound Effect is a very good book on how to become successful. It’s not a business book. This book applies to everybody who wants to achieve more. The beginning of the book explains the concept of compound effect: achieve big success by making small but steady improvements. Then the author went on and laid out the details on how to do it in the following chapters. There are many golden nuggets throughout this book and a lot of them really resonated with me such as his thoughts on cutting out negative or useless information consumed through TV and radios, be mindful about the entertainment/education ratio, tactics on measuring and killing your bad habits and setup good habbits, surround yourself with positive people and mentors, etc.. There are times I thought this book could be less wordy. The author himself read the book and his voice and tone sounded a little pitchy especially when he referenced the success magazine he owns through out the book. Overall I think this book delivered a ton of values and I highly recommend everyone to listen to it. It’s more of a mindset, lifecoaching type of book and good to pick up at any stage of your life.
Automatic Income is another book by Mathew Paulson. In this book Mathew shares his experiences in investing dividend stocks for a passive and high return of his investment. This is the book you should read when you are ready for dividend investments. For people who do not know what dividend investment is and some of the benefits it offers, you should read the investment chapter in The Ten-Year Turnaround where Mathew briefly introduced dividend investing as one of the investment strategies he uses. Read this book only when you are ready to learn the intricacies of investing dividend stocks. There are also many references to other tools and websites Mathew uses therefore it will be easier to read the print edition of the book (instead of the audio edition). In summary, do not read this book if you are not ready to take actions in investing dividend stocks.
The Ten-Year Turnaround is a great personal finance book everybody should read. The book covers a broad range of topics such as managing debt, starting a business, investing in stock market, buying insurance, etc. I really like author’s right to the point writing style that wastes nobody’s time. That’s also how this book was able to deliver a lot of value with just a few chapters. What this book talks about is the type of stuffs that nobody teaches us in college yet they have such big impact to our lives. Effectively managing your finances and growing wealth is a life lesson everybody needs to learn and this book laid out a very solid blueprint for that. As a non-religious person, I also appreciate the thoughts and references author made to Christianity and Bible verses throughout the book, it actually made me think about how one’s spiritual life affects his ability to manage wealth. It’s not an issue for me yet but I can see the challenges comes with it as wealth starts to accumulate. Overall, this book fits people from all levels of financial background. Highly recommended.
Rich Dad Poor Dad is the first audiobook I listened to after I started my own business. This book changed my mindset completely regarding money, job, house, education, business and freedom. If you haven’t read any business book and is open to such transformation, start with this book. It’s a great book for beginners who’s willing to change their mindset.

Disclaimer: There are some biased focus on real estate business and the book is lack of actionable advices, therefore expect for mindset shift instead.

Rich Dad’s Cashflow Quadrant
The Lean Starup
Let Go This is Pat Flynn‘s first book where he documented his personal journey from a hardworking architect who got laid off during the 2008 economic downturn to a successful entrepreneur and thought-leader in the online entrepreneurial world in just a few years time. This is a very touching and inspiring book. If you are looking for inspiration, in need of a role model or in doubt of your future prospects, this book will inspire you. Since this book is very personal, it’s more of a casual read for inspriation, not a book for finding tactical solutions.
The 4 Hour Workweek
Steve Jobs
Think and Grow Rich
Ready, Fire, Aim
Built To Sell
Profit First
How to Win Friends & Influence People by Dale Carnegie
Zero to One
Good to Great
E-Myth Revisited
Eat That Frog
The Millionaire Next Door
Business Brilliant
The Personal MBA
Rework
The Alchemist
Influence: The Psychology of Persuasion
Pre-Suasion: Channeling Attention for Change

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