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Top 5 AU Management Books for July 2009

This month's round-up is late --- my apologies. I could say that I was out looking at real estate, but then you'd know that, on a journalist's salary, I was just making excuses.

But that doesn't change the fact that the big change in the Top 5 is the inclusion of not one but two books on property investment. The other entries are new as well, so without further adieu, here are July's Top 5:

  1. Crucial Conversations by Joseph Grenny, Ron McMillan and Al Switzler
    Crucial Conversations is a guide to communication, giving you "the tools you need to step up to life's most difficult and important conversations", whether they take place at work or at home, with your neighbours or your spouse.
  2. Richest Man in Babylon by George S. Clason
    It's subtitled "The Success Secrets of the Ancients", not because it was originally written in the last century, but because it contains some timeless tips on how we deal with the subject of money and possessions.
  3. From 0 to 130 Properties in 3 1/2 Years By Steve McKnight
    A Melbourne property investor reveals how he has been able to purchase, on average, a new dwelling every eight and a half days since 1999 (that's well before the GFC, in case you're counting).
  4. The Great Depression Ahead: How to Prosper in the Crash that Follows the Greatest Boom in History By Harry S Dent
    This book makes its return to the Top 5 just as we hear more reports that the financial crisis may be over. Do Australian readers know something news people don't?
  5. 20 Must-ask Questions for Every Property Investor By Margaret Lomas
    I suppose if you're going the way of Steve McKnight in #3 above, you'll want to know what kind of questions to ask.