Perennial Seller: The Art of Making and Marketing Work that Lasts by Ryan Holiday – I read this book just before starting the Netmunch site and it reiterated and hammered home the point that I had to create something special with my business – something that would be read and visited in 5-10 years time and beyond. I already treat my domain names like my own children, reading this reminded me to do the same with everything I write and put out into the world. If you’re revving up to chase your 15 fleeting minutes of fame, read this first and ask yourself how you truly want to be remembered.
The Millionaire Fastlane: Crack the Code to Wealth and Live Rich for a Lifetime by MJ DeMarco – This is the book that inspired me to do something other than work for somebody else for the rest of my life. It’s the book that convinced me that sitting in a grey office for 40+ hours per week looking forward to my retirement was no real way to live. If it wasn’t for The Millionaire Fastlane, I highly doubt you’d be reading these words right now. Buy it. Read it. Digest it. Move it.
Rich Dad Poor Dad: What The Rich Teach Their Kids About Money – That The Poor And Middle Class Do Not by Robert Kiyosaki – I don’t really care what people say about Robert Kiyosaki or about this book in general, as it appears to have fallen out of critical favor over the last couple of years. Give a shit. If ‘The Millionaire Fastlane’ was the book that first inspired me to take action, this is the book that hammered home the idea of investment as a route to potential wealth. It’s an easy read, with powerful teachings for the uninitiated – it really should be sitting on your bookshelf right now.
Think and Grow Rich: The Original – by Napoleon Hill – Yes, it’s a little ‘new-agey’, and no, I don’t believe anybody can merely think themselves to great wealth and success. However, despite the title of this book, simply wishing for more money is not what Napoleon Hill was suggesting. Think and Grow Rich actually lays out a full plan for generating more wealth in your life, with many practical steps you can take to get there – it’s not just a case of scrunching up your eyes and thinking positive thoughts and nowhere in this seminal book is that proclaimed to be the case.
www.ricksblog.com – Rick Schwartz has been buying and selling domain names longer than many people have been alive. The self-proclaimed ‘king’ of domain investing, he has the wealth, portfolio, knowledge and wisdom to back up that assertion. Read every word on his website, devour his archives, and come out of it a better investor and domainer than you were going in.
www.domaining.com – The number one resource on the Internet for domain-related news, views and opinions. Updated throughout the day like a news outlet, it’s a one-stop site for everything you need to know in the world of domain names and pulls its information from a wealth of high-value domaining sites.