Is there any business book that is worth the while?

For some years, I’ve been reading or trying to read books about business and investment, but they all seem to have diluted ideas and you don’t get any much from them than you would have by reading a summary.

I’m not saying they don’t open your mind, but they seem to have little practical advice.

Let me save you the time…

Main idea – (not finished because it’s big and quite boring) – invest in stocks and bonds and over time (25+ years) you will get financial freedom.

Main idea – a fun and easy read – create a business that can thrive without you with a repeatable process. Find a niche.

Main idea – has some insights on the buyers brain and the marketing tricks used by companies. You can learn some things about marketing, but nothing spectacular.

Main idea – as “Built to sell”, it tells  you some ideas on how to make your business work without you, but this time with the franchise idea at the base, without necessarily starting one.

Main idea – nice autobiographic story – create something new, think outside the box.

Main idea – easy to read – pivot in your business, don’t get stuck.

Main idea – inspiring story and easy read – it’s important not to get stuck in a job, but to invest in your financial education and wealth (stocks, bonds, real estate).

Main idea – more impacting than I thought – you see a lot of the problems that Musk has gone through. His life.

Main idea – work hard on something you’re good that, even if you don’t like it and, step by step, invest your time to build skill in something you enjoy and then, do the switch.

Main idea – use the internet to make your business exponential in growth, become an influencer. Create multiple streams of money in different fields.

Main idea – I had to abandon it because it was mumbling away about money in general.

Conclusion

Although at the time of each book I got thrilled and gave them 4-5 stars, thinking back, I think I was only rating them based on the temporary hype.

Do you recommend a business book that’s more practical?

Useful link – part 2

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For developers (most of them are from Addy Osmani):

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Bureaucracy

Bureaucracy.

I can’t keep up with my life

Let me illustrate how my “everyday” schedule works.

TimeActivity
5:30-5:45Wake up + hygiene
5:45-6:00Exercises
6:00-6:10Shower
6:10-6:30Spiritual study + prayer
6:30-7:00Personal coding projects/Reading programming books
7:00-7:15Preparing food for work
7:15-8:30Drive to work + listening to audiobooks at 1.5x
8:30-17:30Work
17:30-18:30Drive back home + listening to podcasts at 1.5x
18:30-22:00Dinner + family time
22:00-22:30Reading
22:30-5:30Sleep

 

And this is how most of my days actually go.

TimeActivity
6:30-6:45Wake up + hygiene
6:45-7:00Getting dressed + maybe reading one page from Bible + one short prayer
7:00-7:20Eating + preparing some food for work
7:20-8:30Drive to work + chatting with my wife + listening to the radio
8:30-17:30Work
17:30-18:30Drive back home + chatting with my wife + maybe listening to a "Friends" episode and laughing all the way back home
18:30-22:30Dinner + family time + TV + putting the kids to bed
22:30-23:00Wasting time on some game on my phone + 9Gag
23:00-6:30Sleep

I would have liked that this article would be a “how-to” article, but it’s not.

If I would have more days more like the first category, that would be good, but most of them are like the second category.

The only thing I should definitely change is the phone gaming and 9Gag browsing. Any other suggestions?

How do you guys stick to a schedule? Do you have any routines that seem more efficient than others?