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  Recommended books for personal productivity:

The Power of Focus
How to hit your business, personal and finacial targets with absolute certainty
Canfield, Hansen & Hewitt New. Practical. Organized. Get your butt kicked and get going!
Don't Sweat the Small Stuff..and its all small stuff
Simple ways to keep the little things from taking over your life
Richard Carlson If you like any of the Handbook for the Soul or Chicken Soup books, this is a great read for the train, plane, or traffic, with very short chapters.
Awaken the Giant Within
How to take immediate control of your mental, emotional, physical and financial destiny
Anthony Robbins Pretend you haven't seen his big grin on TV. His original, and best, book. Read it if you are serious about changing your slow analytical ways.
Trump: The Art of the Deal Donald Trump The master of personal P.R. and deal making.

Father, Son and Company
My life at IBM and beyond

Peter Petre & Thomas Watson Jr. A surprisingly good read. Notice how every time his father got into trouble, he hired more salespeople.
Direct Sales: Be Better than Good - Be Great! Joyce Ross Why not shoot for the stars?
Unlimited Power Anthony Robbins More down to earth than his first, but still very inspiring.
The Seven Habits of Highly Effective People Steve Covey I've only ever made it through 5 when I ran out of hours and energy in the day. But many tell me how they keep this book by their bedside.
Live to Win
Achieving success in life and business
Victor Kiam He was so impressed with the product he bought the company. The story of Mr. Remington. Great examples of how to move up a big company and get products out the door.
Made In Japan Akio Morita The Story of Sony and magic products like the Walkman.
Sam Walton - Founder of Wal-Mart
The inside story of America's richest man
Vance H. Trimble The unauthorized biography. Read this first. Great fun - but essential if you sell through any retail channel.
Sam Walton: Made In America: My Story Sam Walton with John Huey His autobiography. Read first hand how he copied every good idea he had. And how long it took to get going.
We never called him Henry
Harry Bennett
As told to Paul Marcus
One man who shaped a country and a company. Awesomely inspiring.
"Surely You're Joking, Mr. Feynman"
Adventures of a curious character
Richard P. Feynman I will forever be grateful to the colleague who first loaned me this book. My friends are sick of hearing about it. The outrageous exploits of the world's most outspoken Nobel prize-winning scientist.
Disney's World
A biography
Leonard Mosley The biography Disney corp. does not promote. If you are driven by dreams, this will keep you going up one more hill.
Play like a Man, Win like a Woman
What men know about success that women need to learn
Gail Evans Oops...are the guys really in trouble now? Judge for yourself.
Filling the Glass
The skeptic's guide to positive thinking in business
Barry Maher Getting your attitude right about life and selling.
Kiss, Bow or Shake Hands
How to do business in 60 countries
Morrison, Conaway & Borden The world is a very large place. No single country is more than 15% of the total world economy. Stand apart from the crowd by taking you and your company international today.
Up close and down home
Nellie Bly An inspiration to all would be entrepreneurs. The world's best listener and one woman wonder mega business.
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All opinions and criticisms of books listed on the critic's corner are the personal opinions of Athol Foden himself, based on many years of working and teaching in technology sales and marketing. He has no relationship with any of the authors or publishers listed. Provided simply as a service for students and technology marketeers worldwide.

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