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The 48 Laws Of Power | Robert Greene
Bailedbailed

Couldn't make it past the first chapter, the premise "people are evil, cruel, and dishonest - so the only way to get ahead in life is to be even more evil, cruel, and dishonest than everyone else" just doesn't sit well with me.

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Pickpick

Absolutely recommend this book to anyone struggling to maintain good habits. James clear breaks down the why and how we do what we do into clear and easily accessible language that is both engaging to read and highly applicable.

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A good primer to self improvement and a cohesive if yet barebones system of implementation. Highly recommend to be read along Drucker and Frankl.

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The prince | Niccol Machiavelli
Bailedbailed

Avoid anyone who claims this book as a favorite, not because they're particularly dangerous but rather because they're almost certainly insufferable and self-centered.

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Drive | Daniel H. Pink
Pickpick

A worthwhile read for anyone looking to find harmony between their passions and their professional life. Perhaps not paradigm shattering, but a good, thought-provoking introduction to the concept of intrinsic rewards.

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As soon as people are put second on the priority list, differentiation gives way to commoditization. And when that happens, innovation declines and the pressure to compete on short term strategies goes up.

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Empathy is a second by second, minute by minute service that we owe to everyone if we want to call ourselves a leader.

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Mehso-so

There is some genuinely insightful advice in this book, but many of the lessons could also be pulled word for word from your stoner friend's mouth - not that that's a bad thing necessarily - just remember simply internalizing these lessons alone is not enough. I would highly recommend reading this book alongside "man's search for meaning" by Victor E Frankl to contrast their takes on positive nihilism.

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When you improve a little each day, eventually big things occur. When you improve conditioning a little each day, eventually you have a big improvement in conditioning. Not tomorrow, not the next day, but eventually a big gain is made. Don‘t look for the big, quick improvement. Seek the small improvement one day at a time. That‘s the only way it happens—and when it happens, it lasts.

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To be happy we need something to solve, happiness is therefore a form of action.

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Who you are is defined by what you are willing to struggle for.

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Man's Search for Meaning | Viktor E Frankl

The immediate influence of behavior is always more effective than that of words.

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Man's Search for Meaning | Viktor E Frankl

Life ultimately means taking the responsibility to find the right answer to it's problems and to fulfill the tasks which it constantly sets for each individual

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Man's Search for Meaning | Viktor E Frankl

Emotion, which is suffering, ceases to be suffering as soon as we form a clear and precise picture of it

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People inevitably start out with an opinion, to ask them for the facts first is even undesirable, they will only do what everyone is far too prone to do anyhow: look for the facts that fit the conclusion they have already reached.

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Pickpick

My only critique is that a single playthrough on an audiobook format isn't nearly enough to extract the wealth of insightful knowledge this book has to offer. I will need to buy a physical copy and a set of highlighters for round 2.

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Man's Search for Meaning | Viktor E Frankl

"Love goes far beyond the physical person of the beloved, it finds it's deepest meaning in his spiritual being, in his inner self. Whether or not he is actually present, whether or not he is still alive at all, ceases somehow to be of importance."

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Think and Grow Rich | Napoleon Hill
Panpan

Some good ideas and useful for inspiration, but the author comes across as a bit full of himself. Prepare yourself for grandiose praises of capitalism as God's gift to mankind.

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The art of war | Sun Tzu
Mehso-so

Unless you consider beheading to be a legitimate form of discipline, you will find most of the advice in this book irrelevant

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An easily digestible introduction to the simple yet effective management strategy.