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5 Banned Books you should read anyway.

Posted in Book Club with tags , , , , , , on September 29, 2011 by HaZiQ aLi

If u cant laugh at ignorance... u just might be ignorant.

Ok soooo when i arrived to hartsfield terminal in ATL to start this tour couple days ago& was told my bags were 11 pounds overweight it disturbed me-i packed exceedingly light for such a long trip and didnt even have that big a bag. My awkward feelings only increased when i realized it was mostly all the (hardcover) books i’d brought. Yeah… ive heard of kindle. ive even bought them as gifts for people- but i still like physically turning the pages in a book. Even when its bulky.

Recently a new reason to keep the books here in the physical realm came to me though- consider that if the gov’t decides to ban a book or a movie today- all theyd have to do is remove it from your ebook menu… #ThinkAboutIt

At any rate, here are 5 books they decided in the past you werent able to handle for yaself…All 5 have been condemned, banned or even burned. What do u think?

1.Slaughterhouse Five by Kurt Vonnegut
Way before he got name dropped by Jay Electronica, Vonnegut was expanding minds. This masterpiece in nonlinear story structure that moves forward and backwards in time, Vonnegut’s book centers around possibly delusional solder Billy Pilgrim, who is captured by the Germans during the Battle of the Bulge. While detained in a slaughterhouse, Billy experiences past and future events out of order, including being kidnapped by aliens and the moment of his murder. Exploring the concept of fatalism over free will, Vonnegut’s book is as much of a trip as Billy’s journey to the planet Tralfamadore.
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The Top 10 Inspiring Books for Entreprenuers

Posted in Book Club with tags , , , , , , , , , , , , on January 15, 2011 by HaZiQ aLi

You say THIS year’s gonna be different right? The only difference between your life this year and last year will be the people you meet and the books you read. Im not saying its advisable to read all of these back-to-back, in fact dont.. but DEFinitely pick out a few and check them out. Its AMAZING what a little perspective can do for you- take it from me. I think it was Einstein who said ” A mind, once expanded, canNOT contract..”

So how can i endorse a list if i havent read all of these you may ask? Well, the list won me over by listing the 4hour work week, Rich Dad Poor Dad and Think and Grow Rich.. if you’re serious about 2011 those are definitely three nice places to start.. I also want to give an honorary mention to “The War of Art” by Stephen Pressfield. It will change your life.


1. How To Get From Where You Are To Where You Want To Be? by Jack Canfield

Jack Canfield is best known for his Chicken Soup for the Soul series. In this book, he mentions the 25 Principles of Success – that have been a common thread among the most successful people from all walks of life. This tops the list in Collegefallout’s books for entrepreneurs. It reminds me of “Good to Great” and “What it takes to be Great” by Dennis Kimbro I think….

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Our first book club title is………

Posted in Book Club, Business, For Entreprenuers Only with tags , , , on September 30, 2009 by HaZiQ aLi
One of the bestselling books of all time... and for good reason.

One of the bestselling books of all time... and for good reason.

Welcome to the #Twitter4WinnersBookClub !!
Most of these books, as our title suggests, are going to be about personal and business development, and our first is a perfect example of how often the two intersect.

This classic has changed many, many lives (not the least of whom is Warren Buffett, who effusively praises the book for its effect on his life as a lad) and now its our turn. When we’re done I promise you’re going to know the following:
The 6 strongest ways to make people like you…
The 12 ways to win people to your way of thinking…
&The 9 leadership tactics that change people without arousing resentment or offense.

This first title in this 4chapter book we’re going to split up into two sections. The first section (115 pages or so- its nothing!) will cover chapter one: fundamental techniques in handling people and chapter two: six ways to make people like you… You’re gonna love it! If you wanna join the book club make sure you hit me on twitter. Below are the details on how we split the books up, how often we meet, how/why we interact, etc.
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Why 2009 can still be your year. (How-to-go-from-good-to-great)

Posted in Book Club, Business with tags , , on May 7, 2009 by HaZiQ aLi
isnt that what its all about? seriously.

isnt that what its all about? seriously.

The two illest things i got out out of this was:
(A) his contention that there are two ways you break people down in life : 1)Those who paint-by-numbers and 2)those who paint with a blank canvas. His main argument is that using the numbers is safe but you’ll never get a masterpiece unless you use a blank canvas. <—-Chuuch.

&(B) his premise that the game has moved since the very beginning in eras; with the world of entreprenuership 1st being about ideas, to 2nd, the era of businesses, to 3rd, the era of companies (which of course have many businesses), to 4th the new overpowering idea of the brand-as-movement. As in, the mega-companies you see now all dominate with an ethos, an ideal, that plays a role in all their moves. He gives some great examples.
This can be the year that you pick an ideal to act on. Something YOU hold dear that you KNOW is in other people’s best interest! It will change your life & it’s not too late to decide- and the beauty is we all have a few of them! Things we know should be a certain way…if only they could just see… Mine of course, is to get you to start your own business. Not everybody either.. just you. HahaaaaHAAhaa…

This is a pretty good interview with the cat Jim Collins who wrote a book i thought was pretty good “built-to-last” about companies whove prospered more than 30 years. He also wrote a book i thought was incredible called “Good to Great”, here’s his take on how to win in 2009 …(click here or just subscribe already)