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Marketing 4.0

In this masterpiece, Marketing 4.0: Moving from Traditional to Digital (Amazon link), author Philip Kotler points out that our world has changed and we must change with it to be able to connect, build, and grow organizations and sell products.

Marketing 4.0 takes a deep dive into how the world is changing, how people are interacting, and how messages can be heard and spread.

Over the coming lines, we’ll try to summarize the important aspects of Marketing 4.0.

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Factfulness book cover

The book, Factfulness: Ten Reasons We’re Wrong About The World and Why Things Are Better Than You Think, (Buy it on Amazon) is an astounding book written by late Hans Rosling and son; Ola Rosling.

The book has received praise from powerful and influential people such as Bill Gates, who commented on the book and stated, “one of the most important books I’ve ever read – an indispensable guide to thinking clearly about the world.” He even offered US college graduates a free download of the e-book version on his blog.

So what can the reader expect to learn from the book?

Simply stated, how to look at the world from a factful and data-oriented manner.

As Rosling progressed through his career, he was fascinated by the systematic ignorance that he found in the world.

Thus, he went on a quest to understand the problem of why people thought the way they did and sought to solve the problem in a comprehensive manner.
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Crushing It! How Great Entrepreneurs Build Their Business Book Summary

Gary Vaynerchuk, @GaryVee, the 4-time New York Times bestselling author, famous for advising everyone to Crush It! and now to keep Crushing It!

He’s probably known to some of you as “That loud guy who says I should hustle more.”

The guy who took over his family wine business and increased its value twenty fold, before starting his own digital marketing company.

The CEO of a hundred million dollar business, who still takes a moment to shake hands with fans on the street and offer some free advice whenever he can, and vlogs about it on Youtube.

That guy. He wrote a book.

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Mark Manson

The The Subtle Art of Not Giving a F*ck book starts with an anecdote about Charles Bukowski, the controvert novelist, picturing him as “an alcoholic, womanizer, a chronic gambler, a lout, a cheapskate, a deadbeat, and on his worst days, a poet”.

The author, Mark Manson, continues to tell how Bukowski wished to be a writer but was rejected several times by “almost every magazine, newspaper, journal agent, and publisher he submitted to”

Manson later described how Bukowski drowned his madness and the weight of his failures deep into alcohol-fueled depression.

Not really the right way to start a motivational book, eh?

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The 1-Page Marketing Plan book cover by Allan Dib

The 1-Page Marketing Plan book, written by marketer Allan Dib, makes writing a marketing plan so easy and simple.

The book simplifies the marketing plan into a single page, divided up into nine squares.

Each square is given a full chapter to explain what should go in that square.

No decent marketing plan would fit on one page, no doubt there. But in your mind it can and should.

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