Recommended Books

Recommended Books

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One of the best assets in the toolkit of every serious entrepreneur, business owner, and freelancer (let alone of a consultant) is a good stack of valuable books. Some books are better than others, but every book has someone to offer you. Even an example of what a bad book is!

I am an avid reader and collector of books in every format available (paperback or digital). And I have the pleasure to write some or even to participate in the creation of others.

As an active author and writer, I have, among other sites, an active involvement in sites like Amazon and GoodReads in order to keep an eye on what going on with books!

In certain books, I have found the basic elements of many arts and crafts while other books teach me many things about the world around me and how I become a better person.

The books I have read are much to blame for the personal growth that I have achieved today, the levels I have reached, the dreams I do, the goals I set and the vision I have.

In this section, I have gathered many books I have found of much value for my life and my work. I have tried to provide a loose categorization but this particular stack is addressed to many disciplines and can solve many problems (or create many new questions to the people know how to answer them).

Please take a look and if you feel that I have omitted something important or just need to tell me a hi, just mail me!

Good reading!

Takis Athanassiou

NOTE: The books described here are affiliate links. This means that for every purchase of that item I get a small commission (without extra additional cost to you). Besides that, every book I have listed here, it is something I have read, I have appreciated the benefits it provides to my work and, for this reason. I recommend them and not for the commission I will get if you decide to purchase it from the link I provide. In any case, the decision is yours.


Blogging is a serious business today and it is one of the bullet-proof models to start a business. There are many approaches to how to be an effective blogger but most people agree that you have to do on purpose to have the results that you want. Below are some books to help you start your own blog in a concise and structured way!

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Business today is completely different from what it used to be. It is, also, a period that many business books have produced to help you cope with the many changes in the market, but very few make a difference.  Below you will find the ones I have found most useful and revealing about what business is today and how to develop a practice would make a positive impact on the world!

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In an ever-changing social and business scenery, people tend to seek people who would provide the best possible guidance for the things coming! Leadership has the ability to map the new trends, to set visions and rally people behind noble or other causes. Leadership is pivotal today on a personal and on a business level and there are many books try to provide support on where, why and how to achieve your personal and business goals. Below you will find the books I have found most challenging!

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Marketing is of paramount importance today in our new digital market. Good marketing strategies and tactics can make the difference of success to failure for a business. Bellow, I have collected some of the best books on the topic.

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Personal Development

You cannot lead effectively if you do not know how to be led and who you are! It is essential today, more than ever to know what you want to do and how. The following books may help with that!

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Productivity and effectiveness are closely related today and the ways can help you achieve more are very important for your life and business. Here are some books can help you find the best methods, approaches, and tools not only to be more productive but to make things matter most to you!

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I have found strategy as a basic foundation of leadership and how to make things happen. For me achieving your goals means to have the right plan and resources to help you overcome all the obstacles and bring about the results you have envisioned. Below are some very important books to introduce you to strategic thinking!

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I Have a Strategy (No You Don't) Cover

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 Social Media

Social media today is an integral part of our lives and the way we do business. It is not only that social media help you propagate your messages more quickly and in a wider audience, but the social networks permit you to develop a loyal audience. Here are some books can help you understand better the new ecosystem od social media.

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