Alex’s 33 Slow-Read Book List for 2010

33 Slow-Read BooksThis video I’ve prepared combines the two Productivity Tips of the “morning review” principle and the 33 slowest-read books in my library.

Click here if you’re in a hurry to watch the video now.

Please comment & share with my other readers (and viewers) your favorite books to re-view … those books you find yourself reviewing and re-reading again and again and again and again … for new insights, new discoveries, new lessons.

My list is made of 33 books.  And I call it my slow-read list because I read and re-read these books slowly, like  studying a “how to” course.

Click on the (more…) link below to see the complete list of 33 books.

The morning review – as I indicate in the video – is my private reading time I hold sacred each morning before I check email, voice mail or even get a cup of tea to start my day.  It’s the first thing I do … even when I travel.

I set my countdown timer for 33 minutes and then re-view a book from my list of 33 slow-read books in my library that you see in the video.

To see the complete list of 33 Slow-Read books, click ->

This 33 Slow-Read list is listed in alphabetical order by author:

  1. The Platinum Rule by Tony Alessandra, Michael O’Connor
  2. Free by Chris Anderson
  3. Predictably Irrational by Dan Ariely
  4. Paradigms by Joel Arthur Barker
  5. Secrets of Successful Direct Mail by Richard Benson
  6. Now, Discover Your Strengths by Marcus Buckingham, Donald Clifton
  7. Go Put Your Strengths To Work by Marcus Buckingham
  8. Power of Focus by Jack Canfield, Mark Victor Hansen, Les Hewitt
  9. How to Make Your Advertising Make Money by John Caples
  10. Influence by Robert Cialdini
  11. The Myth of Multitasking by Dave Crenshaw
  12. Leadership is an Art by Max DePree
  13. Becoming a Master Student by Dave Ellis
  14. Never Eat Alone by Keith Ferrazzi
  15. The Tipping Point by Malcolm Gladwell
  16. The 48 Laws of Power by Robert Greene
  17. Made to Stick by Chip Heath, Dan Heath
  18. The Power of Story by Jim Loehr
  19. Habit by Neale Martin
  20. Aesop & the CEO by David Noonan
  21. The War of Art by Steven Pressfield
  22. The Ultimate Question by Fred Reichheld
  23. The Back of the Napkin by Dan Roam
  24. Breakthrough Advertising by Eugene Schwartz
  25. Advertising Secrets of the Written Word by Joe Sugarman
  26. Marketing Secrets of a Mail Order Maverick by Joe Sugarman
  27. Unique Ability by Dan Sullivan, Catherine Nomura, Julia Waller
  28. 20 Master Plots by Ronald Tobias
  29. Getting to Yes by William Ury, Roger Fisher
  30. The Power of a Positive No by William Ury
  31. The Wizard of Ads by Roy Williams
  32. Magical Worlds by Roy Williams
  33. Secret Formulas by Roy Williams

You’ll notice Marcus Buckingham, Joe Sugarman William Ury and Roy Williams have more than one title on my 33 slow-read book list.  I just enjoy reading what they write because they’re clear thinkers and great writers.

Bookstores and Amazon wouldn’t consider many of the titles I list to be in the marketing/promotion category.  But I’m someone who looks through the marketing/promotion lens with everything I read, so all 33 books are remarkably relevant to what I consider marketing/promotion principles.

I suppose my 33 slow-read book list will change from year to year, but my morning review habit will never change.  I like to start each day drilling deeper and deeper into a well of knowledge that’s already familiar to me.

I’ve read each of the 33 books at least twice.

Key Point: I’m never the same person I was after I finish reading a book as I was when I first started reading the Table of Contents.  And you are probably NOT the same person you are now as you were when you first started reading this post.

As such, I encourage you to review more often than you d0 now and you’ll soon discover new distinctions and insights you didn’t recognize after your first read-through.

What To Do Now: First, please watch the video if you haven’t already done so.  Second, review it a second time to see if it seems different to you, or if you make one or more important distinctions compared to the first time.

Finally, please comment on the video and then share your list of favorite books (on any topic) for the rest of the world to read and review on this blog and on my Fan Page.

Happy New Year!

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