Who Won The Six Books? What Personal Productivity / Development Books Were Recommended?

For Giveaway #4, I elected to give away five books. Here are the winners of these books.

Ted L. won The 9 Steps to Financial Freedom by Suze Orman
Seth from Houston, TX won Yes, You Can Get A Financial Life by Ben Stein and Phil DeMuth
PT won Rich Dad, Poor Dad by Robert Kiyosaki
ISPF won A Random Walk Down Wall Street by Burton Malkiel
J.H. Wilkerson won America’s Cheapest Family by Steve and Annette Economides

Because some people asked, there were 148 entries in the drawing, and America’s Cheapest Family was the most requested book with exactly 60 requests. The next most popular was A Random Walk Down Wall Street and the least popular was Rich Dad, Poor Dad.

In addition, I also gave away a copy of The 4-Hour Workweek which was won by Blaine Moore.

Congratulations to all the winners. Your books should be heading your way via Media Mail and will hopefully arrive by the end of the coming week.

What Personal Productivity Books Were Submitted?

In the giveaway for The 4-Hour Workweek, I asked people to email me a personal productivity or personal development book that they wanted to have me review. Since there were 378 entries, and many of those entries listed multiple books, I decided as a first step to make a list of the books that were mentioned by two or more people as being of interest to them. This resulted in a pretty hefty list of personal development and productivity books, all of which I will review in the next several months. I usually post a personal productivity or development book review on Sunday evenings. Anyway, here’s what’s coming up, in no particular order:

Getting Things Done – David Allen (far and away the most requested)
Ready for Anything – David Allen
The Now Habit – Neil Fiore
How to Win Friends and Influence People – Dale Carnegie
Never Eat Alone – Keith Ferazzi
The 7 Habits of Highly Effective People – Stephen Covey
Living the 7 Habits – Stephen Covey
The 8th Habit – Stephen Covey
How to Read a Book – Mortimer Adler
The 12 Bad Habits That Hold Good People Back – James Waldroop
On Writing Well – William Zinsser
Self-Discipline in 10 Days: How to Go from Thinking to Doing – Theodore Bryant
Organizing From the Inside Out – Julie Morgenstern
How to Stop Worrying and Start Living – Dale Carnegie
Never Check Email In The Morning – Julie Morgenstern
Words that Work – Frank Luntz
Zen and the Art of Motorcycle Maintenance – Robert Pirsig (this one will be interesting)
Now, Discover Your Strengths – Marcus Buckingham
Go Put Your Strengths To Work – Marcus Buckingham
Eat That Frog – Brian Tracy
The Quick and Easy Way to Effective Speaking – Dale Carnegie
The Simplicity Survival Handbook – Bill Jensen
The Success Principles – Jack Canfield
Ordering Your Private World – Gordon MacDonald
On Writing – Stephen King (another interesting one)
Thinkertoys – Michael Michalko

If you have more suggestions, please don’t hesitate to me with more books. These will be enough to get me through about six months, and I have about three months’ more of my own ideas to get through (as I write this), but I’m always interested in new ideas.

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