Updated September 2023
BiG Tips: Many private and government people and organisations offer coaching and mentoring in leadership, business, marketing, social media and more. Beware of some expensive programs that promise a lot, but deliver little, apart from group hype, group think and little useful support. The lists of finance, success and motivational books, CDs, websites, experts and gurus are endless. You’ll find many scattered throughout the ‘gurus’ in BiG’s Guru lists Business, Wealth creation, Property, Shares and personal development (investing in You).
You’ll find the good, the bad and the ugly in Analysts and Commentators (eg in money and investing groups and forums, in the BiG Directory and in Guru Cops.
Amazon, Penguin Random House and others have loads of coaches, mentors and inspirational writers too.
Here are some gurus and books on success and motivation for you to check out:
Recommended Books, Equity Mates, Lists: Investing, Business, Psychology, Fiction and Biography
Margaret Lomas, Books
Noel Whittaker, Book Shop. He says: “International bestselling author, finance and investment expert, radio broadcaster, newspaper columnist and public speaker, Noel Whittaker is one of the world’s foremost authorities on personal finance.
Noel reaches over seven million readers each week through his columns in major Australian newspapers, including The Sydney Morning Herald, Melbourne’s The Age, Perth’s The Sunday Times and Brisbane’s The Sunday Mail. He is a regular contributor to magazines including Australian Doctor and Men’s Health, and also broadcasts on over 50 radio stations.
In 1988 Noel was named Australian Investment Planner of the Year and, in 2003, he was awarded the Australian Centenary Medal in recognition of his services to the financial services industry. In 2011 he was made a Member of the Order of Australia for service to the community in raising awareness of personal finance.
He is currently an Adjunct Professor and Executive-in-Residence with the Queensland University of Technology, as well as a committee member advising the Australian Securities and Investment Commission.”
Some popular, often quoted books and authors are:
James Allen – As a Man Thinketh
Dale Carnegie – How to Win Friends and Influence People
Dr. Robert Cialdini – Influence: The Psychology of Persuasion
George S. Classon – The richest man in Babylon
Stephen R. Covey – 7 Habits of highly effective people
Wayne Dyer – Your erroneous zones
Napoleon Hill – Think and grow rich and W. Clement Stone Success through positive mental attitude. 78 years ago, a journalist studied 500 rich men and boiled down their success into 13 steps Kathleen Elkins, Business Insider
Dr Spencer Johnson – Who moved my cheese?
Og Mandino – The greatest miracle in the world
Tony Robbins – Awaken the giant within and MONEY Master the Game: 7 Simple Steps to Financial Freedom
Bodo Schafer – The Road to Financial Freedom
David J Schwartz – The Magic of Thinking Big
Brian Tracy – Personal Success Made Simple