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Being a Brand – Why, When and How?

Tee itsestäsi brändi: Asiantuntijaviestintä livenä ja verkossa – Katleena Kortesuo This book is available only in Finnish. For all the non-Finnish readers, I can suggest looking into personal branding blogs. I follow this one myself: Personal branding has been a hot topic in the blogosphere for several years. It is nowadays seen as an […]


How to Be Successful at Making Your Message to “Stick”

Made to Stick: Why some ideas take hold and others come unstuck – Chip and Dan Heath Several bloggers have mentioned this book as something amazing. I bought it over a year ago to find out what all the fuss was about. It ended up piling dust until now. Something else was always more important. […]


Best Books about Personal Finance

Some weeks ago Trent from the great “The Simple Dollar” blog announced that he would discontinue his long lived series of reviewing one personal finance book per week. He has done an awesome job in reviewing hundreds of books through the years – all reviews are available in his blog. He was one of the […]


What Can the Best Consultants in the World Teach You?

The McKinsey Way: Using the Techniques of the World’s Top Strategic Consultants to Help You and Your Business – Ethan M. Rasiel Recently I started in my last position in my company’s graduate program. I was positioned to work in one of our business development departments at the HQ, also known as our “in-house consulting […]


How to Identify a Company with a Durable Competitive Advantage

Warren Buffett and the Interpretation of Financial Statements: The Search for the Company with a Durable Competitive Advantage – Mary Buffet and David Clark I usually buy books after I have done some research on them. This little book caught my eye in the bookstore as I was looking for a book for a reference […]


Books About Money

I have been often asked how do I pick the books I read. One of my main sources are the blogs I follow and the recommendations made by the authors (or sometimes their commentators). Mostly though the book recommendations tend to disappear in the midst of all the other posts. They are hard to find […]

Professional investors dream about volatile markets

The Elements of Investing – Burton G. Malkiel, Charles D. Ellis I have read Burton Malkiel’s classic ”A Random Walk Down Wall Street” before. Therefore I had high expectations for this book as well. I believe I should start with a warning.  ”The Elements of Investing” is indeed good, but for very different reasons. Where […]


Looking for good books about entrepreneurship?

Steve Blank has a solution for you! Steve Blank – A former serial entrepreneur and a professor (teaching entrepreneurhip at Stanford University and several others) visited Finland last week. This awesome event was arranged by Aalto Entrepreneurship Society. Even though I was not there, I am under impression that his visit had quite an impact. You can […]

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What can you get when you mix psychology and personal finance?

I Will Teach You To Be Rich – Ramit Sethi Ramit Sethi has been a great inspiration for me. He has found his own special niche in personal finance literature by focusing on psychology behind the money, big wins and earning more. The name of the book is controversial for many reasons. It easily makes […]


Do you have a “big hat” but “no cattle”?

The Millionaire Next Door: The Surprising Secrets of America’s Wealthy – Thomas J. Stanley, William D. Danko The book Millionaire Next Door by Thomas J. Stanley and William D. Danko is something very often referred by the Personal Finance bloggers and writers around the net. And there is a good reason for it. People whom […]