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Start Your Own Business
By Entrepreneur Magazine

The 101 book to start your business. Not as good and useful as I expected. Most of the infromation are more realted to starting a business in U.S. However, there are stil some generic information and tips in terms of handing a satartup business. As I have mention it is the 1o1 of business startup where the basics are really spell out in the book. At times, to an extend that it is common sense and no brainer. I rather read the business startup articles from their Entrepreneur Magazines website which provides more and better insights of starting a business. Though it is the 5th edition, I don’t find it worth buying or reading it. Spent quite sometime to force myself finish the book. I think they are better off keeping their content updated on the website and from their magazines.

Blue Ocean Strategy
By W.Chan Kim & Renee Mauborgne

Blue Ocean Strategy is a classic business model to create a uncontested market space and make the competition irrelevant. Till date, there are already a lot of examples from various industry that adopt this strategy in their own areas. Making it a well known and proven strategy in many business and companies.

I was influence by my workplace where they like to adopt this strategy in their business model which makes me pick up this book from the bookstore. This book provide a very clear insight of the Blue Ocean Strategy and how one can make use of the models to help create uncontested space within your market. A good strategy that can involves and applied to different industry and business.

In short, Blue Ocean Strategy are built on base on the following six principles:

Formulation Principles

  • Reconstruct Market Boundaries
  • Focus on the big picture, not the numbers
  • Reach beyond existing demand
  • Get the strategic sequence right

Execution Principles

  • Overcome key organizational hurdles
  • Build execution into strategy

Rich Dad’s Cashflow Quadrant
By Robert T. Kiyosaki

Out of the 3 Rich Dad books I have read, this is the far worst boring book that does not really motivates me to read on. It seems more like Robert T. Kiyosaki bibliography then what is expected. Nevertheless, still manage to get some knowledge out of the book.

Base on the B-I triangle one could priorities the elements to look out for an investment. You will really the product the company is selling will be the least priority.

  1. Mission
  2. Team
  3. Leadership
  4. Cash Flow Management
  5. Communication
  6. Systems
  7. Legal
  8. Product

Rich Dad’s Cashflow Quadrant
By Robert T. Kiyosaki

Rich Dad’s Guide to Financial Freedom is to take small baby steps.

Step 1: Mind Your Own Business
Access your own financial statements. Identify your Income, expense, assets and liability. Ask yourself what you want to achieve in the next 5 years.

Step 2: Take Control of Your Cash Flow
Pay yourself and save for investment. Reduce debts and expenses to be able to invest more.

Step 3: Know the Difference between Risk and Risky
Identify your risk in terms of investing and not knowing how to invest. Increasing your financial intelligence by reading newspaper, magazines, books and watching news.

Step 4: Decide What Kind of Investor You Want To Be
Continue to increase your Financial Intelligence by reading newspaper, magazines, books and watching news. Talk to people of expertise in investment and learnt from them.

Step 5: Seek Mentors
Knowing and talking to people who have succeed and failed to learn from their success and failures.

Step 6: Make Disappointment Your Strength
Know your weakness and never afraid to fail. It is only when u fail that you will learn the most. Make Mistakes, Start Small, Take Action!

Step 7: The Power of Faith
Believe in Yourself and Take Action!

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Got this 2 books in a box set a few weeks ago… then to realise that a 3 volume box set just came out!!! So I have to buy the vol. 3 at a slightly higher cost… Anyway, this photography book is a very practical, easy to understand book that teaches you everything about photography (Landscape, Potraits, MAcro, Sports, Wedding, etc.). It also teaches the tips and tricks professional photographer used during shoot in the most straight forward way… If you are looking for answer to “HOW” things are done… this is the book for you… if you are looking for the “WHY” then turn to other books… don’t waste your money… Lastly, I got to say this writer is a super lamer when writing the book… I totally don’t like his crappy jokes… lol~!

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