Here are some useful books and other resources that may support and complement the information on this website. We have read the books mentioned and recommend that you consider reading them because some of the material may be relevant or insightful to those working in business, those looking to invest, or students studying related topics. Some of the books refer to markets and finance. Others are general money matters and personal finance. The rest contain some of the topics that are covered during an MBA. We have found all of the useful or insightful in some way and these have complemented the subjects taught during an actual MBA gained from a UK university and a diploma in marketing.
The views and comments about each book are only our opinion. You may disagree, or there may be other books that are better for your individual needs. Have a look at each book, other people’s reviews of them, as well as any synopsis that you can find online before purchasing. Remember, that on Amazon there are often used books that are considerably lower cost than new books. This may be helpful if you are on a budget. Also, consider audiobooks. These can be great when you either find reading a chore or have time where you can listen but not read e.g. during commuting.
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The One Page Marketing Plan is a great book that allows you to practically plan a marketing strategy/campaign and quickly utilize a one-page template to get this done There are several models covered in the book that align with the models covered during official courses such as the diplomas from the Chartered Institute of Marketing. Obviously, not everything is covered, but for someone wanting to know marketing fundamentals or entrepreneurs looking to ensure that their marketing knowledge is comprehensive enough to be able to succeed, this is an excellent book. 100% recommended.
This book covers the psychology of trading and also provides processes/procedures/rules/systems to help ensure that losses are minimized whilst winning trades are let run to a target. Quite US based in general but an excellent resource for any aspiring or accomplished trader.
A classic book, originally written in 1926 to support money-making/saving and personal wealth decisions. This book has theories that could be applied to many people’s lives to increase their awareness of money and how to generally ensure that you have money for yourself. This book along with Rich Dad Poor Dad, and Reset, are the three books that we recommend that everybody reads to get a fundamental understanding of personal money management and the potential opportunities outside of a ‘normal’ 9-5 plus pension life-long strategy.
A rare book that has a UK focus, although the concepts could be applied globally. So much more than just finance. The first half of the book focuses on general life improvement and keeping focussed. The second half has a focus on personal wealth. A book we very much recommend that people read, or listen to with an audiobook.
The 10-Day MBA is a great book that covers the fundamentals that appear in most MBA programs. This lacks the newer theories such as AI and advanced technologies, but it contains many of the old-school (and essential) models that in our opinion need to be understood by those interested in MBA/business topics. We use this book a lot and really enjoyed learning from it. Concepts are summarized very well in our opinion.
The Naked Trader. Here, in our opinion, Robbie Burns has written one of the best books available for those looking to trade shares. Highly complex processes are amazingly simplified so that you can understand the fundamentals of trading, risk management, and how to pick shares that may beat the market. We 100% recommend this book. Attend one of Robbie’s seminars if you are in the UK. They are very interesting. Remember to take a notebook and jot down as much as you can!
A great book that helps you to understand how to pick quality shares. A good partner to the Naked Trader book in our opinion.
The Art of Execution. Intriguing title! A book that helps you decide when to enter and exit trades. This can be an essential part of a trader’s strategy. Buy the book. This complements the Naked Trader and How to Pick Quality Shares.
A book on investing that is written by arguably one of the most authoritative people/organizations. Good for UK share dealing and general investment knowledge. We 100% recommend this book.
The Intellegent Invester. A must for anyone looking to invest. A long text that does not necessarily summarize key concepts, but as you read or listen to the book your brain constantly has moments of realization that can help you with your investing strategies. Again, in our opinion, one of the essential reads for anyone looking to invest by themselves.
A book that does what it says. Key MBA models are summarized well. One that you will no doubt keep returning to. 100% recommended text to keep on your bookshelf.
Interested in digital marketing? This textbook was a resource recommended during a recognized marketing diploma. This contains accurate information about digital marketing, explained in full detail, without the ‘fluff’ that you may often find online. Anyone considering or engaged in digital marketing should consider this book. Note that on Amazon there may be several versions. A version one before the current may suffice for many people and may be available at a lower price if a used book is available.
None of the information on this website is personal wealth advice. We do not recommend that you engage in any activity mentioned on this site or in the books referenced on this page without a full understanding and seeking appropriate professional advice first. The value of investments can go down as well as up. You may lose money when investing (which in some instances may be all the money invested). Past performance of investments is not proof of future performance. There are many economic, social, and political factors that can affect investments as well as direct investment activities and related risks. Don’t let this put you off though – often, doing nothing is not the best option. Just know what to expect, understand risks and rewards, and take professional advice where necessary before taking any action.