Rob’s Recommended Books

I love reading and there are certain books I like to recommend to others.

The books listed below are ones I have personally read and have earned my endorsement, I hope you like them as much as I do.

The 48 Laws of Power

Robert Greene

This book is “Must Reading” in my opinion.

While it has been in print for quite a while, this book has not only aged well but has become even more relevant as time has passed. I find The 48 Laws of Lower to be interesting on numerous levels.

The most obvious element is psychology and how to use it in your day-to-day dealings with others. If you ever want to gain insight on the motives of others whom you interact with, this is a great place to start. The writing is witty and intelligent and always interesting.

The other aspect of The 48 Laws or Power a truly enjoyed is the use of liner notes and additional stories printed is red ink in the margins… Genius! These stories give practical application to the messages in the chapters. Also they are terrific history lessons!

I’m a big fan of Robert Greene and The 48 Laws of Power and Ihave no doubt that most who take the time to read this book will be too.

The Alchemist

Paulo Coello

What can I say that hasn’t already been said about The Alchemist?

I feel happy for anyone who hasn’t yet read this book because they still have this story to enjoy for the first time.

You have here a wonderful philosophical message nicely given to you in a magical story about a young man and an unexpected journey. I have read this book more than once and I will read it again in the future I’m sure. In fact I like it so much that I bought the hard cover edition so it can take it’s rightful place in my personal library.

I have also given this book to friends as a gift and it has been much appreciated, you just may want to do the same after you’ve taken this jorney yourself.

I must admit, I haven’t read any other books by Paulo Coello but if they are anywhere as good as The Alchemist I’ll be in for quite the treat. It’s a quick read, relatively short book so get this one today.


Atlas Shrugged

Ayn Rand

One of the most influential books I’ve ever read. And I’ve read it more than once!

Atlas Shrugged is the story of a man who said that he would stop the motor of the world… and did. Tremendous in scope, breathtaking in its suspense, Atlas Shrugged stretches the boundaries further than any book you have ever read. It is a mystery, not about the murder of a man’s body, but about the murder–and rebirth–of man’s spirit.

Atlas Shrugged is the “second most influential book for Americans today” after the Bible, according to a joint survey conducted by the Library of Congress.

I recommend getting the hard-bound edition, but paperback is always a good and economical alternative. Enjoy!

The Complete Short Stories Of Ernest Hemingway: The Finca Vigia Edition

Ernest Hemingway


This book is definitely in my Top 10. I keep going back to this book again and again. The inner author in me just can’t get enough of these stories and the style of their writing.

In this definitive collection of Ernest Hemingway’s short stories, readers will delight in the author’s most beloved classics such as “The Snows of Kilimanjaro,” “Hills Like White Elephants,” and “A Clean, Well-Lighted Place,” and will discover seven new tales published for the first time in this collection. For Hemingway fans The Complete Short Stories is an invaluable treasury.

Don’t hesitate on this one. If you have a collection of great books, this one deserves a place in it.

Selling From the Heart

Larry Levine

While I haven’t read this book yet, it was written by Larry Levine, who is a very well respected member of the Sales Profession. So I have to believe it will be packed with terrific information.

Sales is a great profession, but not a simple one. I like to tell my new sales representatives that its “The best paying hard work and the worst paying easy work”.

I’m ready to read this book and I’ll be interested in hearing feedback from others in the near future. I’m always impressed by people who take their knowledge and crystalize it into a coherent book in order to share it with others.

If you are in sales or just have an interest in it, read books, go to seminars and up your game!

If you have a favorite book you’d like to suggest for inclusion on this list, please let me know.