Every Book Recommended on the Tim Ferriss Podcast

Explore the Tim Ferriss's Ultimate Reading List: Every Book ever mentioned in the Podcast.

Every Book Recommended on the Tim Ferriss Podcast

We've listened to each episode of the Tim Ferriss Podcast and picked out every book mention for you. Our list ranks them from most-referenced to least. Plus, we've included links to the episode transcripts where the books are exactly mentioned, so you can read up on the context of each mention.


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Tools of Titans

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Author(s): Timothy Ferriss
Published: 2017
Pages: 739
Category: Business & Economics
Number of Mentions: 42

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"Fitness, money, and wisdom--here are the tools. Over the last two years ... Tim Ferriss has collected the routines and tools of world-class performers around the globe. Now, the distilled notebook of tips and tricks that helped him double his income, flexibility, happiness, and more is available as Tools of Titans"--Page 4 of cover.


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This book was mentioned in the following video segments. For more context on why the book was mentioned in specific video segments, check the direct links to specific video segments and their transcriptions.

Segment Video Link Transcript Link
Who is Jocko Willink?🎥📄
Side Hustle Script" Commercial🎥📄
A blessing for the exhausted🎥📄
Growth Beyond the Launch (& Lesson from History)🎥📄
Hypervigilant Hypocrisy🎥📄
Ready State🎥📄
On the universality of childhood/adult adaptive behavioral patterns.🎥📄
Susan and I share our experiences with loving-kindness (or metta) meditation and lament its avoidance by many who misunderstand the label.🎥📄
What loving-kindness meditation does for me that mindfulness meditation does not, and something I was doing wrong for years that was eventually corrected.🎥📄
Advice for oneself🎥📄
Why have I not illustrated or sketched in my books?🎥📄
Pumps Books Needed to Research Tools of Titans For This Episode🎥📄
How to Tell Good Science From Bad Science🎥📄
The most Recommended Books In Tim Ferrisss Library🎥📄
On saving time and deciding which resources are worth consuming🎥📄
Dumb Things That Smart People Do🎥📄
Pilgrimages🎥📄
Guest: Richard Branson🎥📄
Intro🎥📄
Warm-up questions🎥📄
Seven-Way Hip Strengthening🎥📄
Intro🎥📄
Books Bill has recommended most🎥📄
WordPress.com🎥📄
Intro🎥📄
Intro🎥📄
Five-Bullet Friday.🎥📄
Joseph is only chasing shiny projects.🎥📄
Intro🎥📄
Shame🎥📄
Preview of the first chapter of Tools of Titans🎥📄
The guide at your side, whether you're in crisis or avoiding one🎥📄
What do they have in common🎥📄
Is this really part 4 of The 4-Hour series? Lets ask Ben Franklin.🎥📄
Siddhartha story🎥📄
Who is this show's guest, Josh Waitzkin?🎥📄
Intro🎥📄
Who is Derek Sivers?🎥📄
Intro🎥📄
WordPress.com [Obsolete]🎥📄
Intro🎥📄
WordPress.com🎥📄



The 4-Hour Body

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Author(s): Timothy Ferriss
Published: 2011-02-03
Pages: 594
Category: Health & Fitness
Number of Mentions: 40

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This book will redefine how you approach losing weight. Based on over 15 years of research and with personal stories, amazing before and after photos, recipes and sidebars, The 4-Hour Body, from international bestselling author Tim Ferriss, will give unbelievable results and change the way you look forever. 'Mr. Ferriss makes difficult things seem very easy' -- NY Times 'The Superman of Silicon Valley' - Wired 'This book has changed my life' -- ***** Reader review 'An uncommon genius' -- ***** Reader review 'This book is awesome' -- ***** Reader review 'Educational and mind blowing' -- ***** Reader review ***************************************************************** Whatever your physical goal, The 4-Hour Body eclipses every other health manual by sharing the best kept secrets in the latest science and research to provide new strategies for redesigning the human body. And you don't need to exhaust yourself. International bestselling author, Timothy Ferriss, helps you reach your true genetic potential in 3-6 months with a commitment of less than four hours per week. You can pick and choose from a menu of options, from simple to extreme, for dramatic body changes. Packed full of personal case studies, before and after photos, recipes and top tips, this book will help you achieve your body goals in record time.


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This book was mentioned in the following video segments. For more context on why the book was mentioned in specific video segments, check the direct links to specific video segments and their transcriptions.

Segment Video Link Transcript Link
Designing experiments.🎥📄
Intro🎥📄
The vaccine’s effect on fertility, and navigating scientific unknowns🎥📄
How did you transition from your old brands to the new brand?🎥📄
Tonal🎥📄
The three macronutrients of happiness.🎥📄
Start🎥📄
Coach Sommer’s email about dealing with the temporary frustration of not making progress.🎥📄
Coach Sommer’s email about dealing with the temporary frustration of not making progress.🎥📄
Start🎥📄
Start🎥📄
How to approach a mentor🎥📄
Intro🎥📄
Intro🎥📄
Setting yourself up for success with automatic rules.🎥📄
Intro🎥📄
Feeling responsible for your impact as a leader🎥📄
Weird habit of counting fours and more . . .🎥📄
99Designs🎥📄
Intro🎥📄
Tim Ferriss email.🎥📄
Intro🎥📄
The 99 Designs..🎥📄
Intro🎥📄
The Tim Ferriss Book Club🎥📄
Intro🎥📄
99designs🎥📄
Intro🎥📄
99Designs🎥📄
The TV show premiere that inspired this conversation🎥📄
Ascent Protein🎥📄
to 99designs.com/tim.🎥📄
Intro🎥📄
Intro🎥📄
99designs [Obsolete]🎥📄
Intro🎥📄
Intro🎥📄
Carrying on vs. giving up.🎥📄
Intro🎥📄
This episode"s sponsors: 99Designs and Headspace.🎥📄



The Graveyard Book

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Author(s): Neil Gaiman
Published: 2018-10-18
Pages: 231
Category: Juvenile Fiction
Number of Mentions: 39

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Ten years after its original publication, behold the bewitching anniversary edition of the classic children's novel The Graveyard Book by Neil Gaiman, featuring spellbinding illustrations from Chris Riddell and an exclusive new introduction by Margaret Atwood WINNER of the 2010 CILIP CARNEGIE MEDAL and the 2009 JOHN NEWBERY MEDAL 'Every page is crowded with invention, both funny and scary' PATRICK NESS 'A tale of unforgettable enchantment' NEW YORK TIMES Nobody Owens, known to his friends as Bod, is a normal boy. He would be completely normal if he didn't live in a graveyard, raised and educated by ghosts. There are dangers and adventures for Bod in the graveyard. But it is in the land of the living that the real danger lurks, for it is there that the man Jack lives ... WINNER OF THE LOCUS YOUNG ADULT AWARD WINNER OF THE HUGO BEST NOVEL PRIZE WINNER OF THE BOOKTRUST TEENAGE AWARD


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This book was mentioned in the following video segments. For more context on why the book was mentioned in specific video segments, check the direct links to specific video segments and their transcriptions.

Segment Video Link Transcript Link
Announcement: Multiple Bestselling Selections🎥📄
Intro🎥📄
Intro🎥📄
Intro🎥📄
Most gifted books🎥📄
Advice to your 30-year-old self🎥📄
Gaimans notebooks🎥📄
Writing Tools🎥📄
The change that happens without you realizing it🎥📄
Life lessons from Good Omens.🎥📄
Start🎥📄
Parting thoughts🎥📄
Intro🎥📄
Audible🎥📄
Start🎥📄
Parting thoughts.🎥📄
Start🎥📄
Healing from use of antibiotics🎥📄
Start🎥📄
Esther’s billboard🎥📄
Intro🎥📄
Audible.Com/Tim🎥📄
Intro🎥📄
Where to find Pmarca online🎥📄
AD BREAK🎥📄
Audible🎥📄
Intro🎥📄
- Audible🎥📄
Audible reminder.🎥📄
Intro🎥📄
Intro🎥📄
Intro🎥📄
Audible🎥📄
Intro🎥📄
Intro🎥📄
FreshBooks🎥📄
The Graveyard Book🎥📄
Intro🎥📄
Intro🎥📄



The 4-Hour Work Week

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Author(s): Timothy Ferriss
Published: 2011-08-31
Pages: 418
Category: Business & Economics
Number of Mentions: 36

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A new, updated and expanded edition of this New York Times bestseller on how to reconstruct your life so it's not all about work Forget the old concept of retirement and the rest of the deferred-life plan - there is no need to wait and every reason not to, especially in unpredictable economic times. Whether your dream is escaping the rat race, experiencing high-end world travel, earning a monthly five-figure income with zero management, or just living more and working less, this book is the blueprint. This step-by step guide to luxury lifestyle design teaches: * How Tim went from $40,000 dollars per year and 80 hours per week to $40,000 per MONTH and 4 hours per week * How to outsource your life to overseas virtual assistants for $5 per hour and do whatever you want * How blue-chip escape artists travel the world without quitting their jobs * How to eliminate 50% of your work in 48 hours using the principles of a forgotten Italian economist * How to trade a long-haul career for short work bursts and frequent 'mini-retirements'. This new updated and expanded edition includes: More than 50 practical tips and case studies from readers (including families) who have doubled their income, overcome common sticking points, and reinvented themselves using the original book as a starting point * Real-world templates you can copy for eliminating email, negotiating with bosses and clients, or getting a private chef for less than £5 a meal * How lifestyle design principles can be suited to unpredictable economic times * The latest tools and tricks, as well as high-tech shortcuts, for living like a diplomat or millionaire without being either.


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This book was mentioned in the following video segments. For more context on why the book was mentioned in specific video segments, check the direct links to specific video segments and their transcriptions.

Segment Video Link Transcript Link
Curating creatives assisted by nunchi.🎥📄
DEAL structure🎥📄
How Jason entered the world of entrepreneurship.🎥📄
Building and maintaining community trust.🎥📄
Building a luxury brand.🎥📄
How the COVID-19 pandemic suddenly made the work-disrupting scenarios posited in The 4-Hour Workweek viable alternatives to the status quo rather than intangible, impossible thought experiments, though some challenges remain.🎥📄
Pop culture references to The 4-Hour Workweek and common misinterpretations of its primary tenets that come from casual skimming and second-hand sources.🎥📄
Cal’s optimistic parting thoughts that society is finally catching up with what The 4-Hour Workweek was trying to convey.🎥📄
Are humans inherently self-destructive?🎥📄
The ultimate investment🎥📄
Well worth time over 200k/year🎥📄
Early years and the day that changed Andrew’s life🎥📄
What can we do to protect ourselves as we wait for the future to be evenly distributed? We dive deep into everything from achieving financial independence to auditing our social ties to securing our privacy with a pseudonymous economy that could diminish the effects of cancellation and discrimination.🎥📄
Books most formative for Tobi🎥📄
Derek Sivers’s book consumption habits and creating directives🎥📄
The modern perspective on retirement🎥📄
Serendipitous meetings that made each of our first books possible.🎥📄
Why William Shatner was always ahead of his time🎥📄
How did Tobi and I first meet?🎥📄
Start🎥📄
Focusing on Amazon has worked wonders.🎥📄
Why Tim Loves Writing🎥📄
Finding your voice.🎥📄
First Meeting with Tim🎥📄
The importance of cultivating an atypical perspective / voice🎥📄
Lifestyle Design🎥📄
What Jay does when he has a "bad day"🎥📄
What Tim would want his eulogy to be🎥📄
How to Know If You Should Write a Book🎥📄
Intro🎥📄
Write a BOOK🎥📄
Please give me time to disappoint.🎥📄
Meet Winston the Tortoise!🎥📄
How to get the most out of Tools of Titans🎥📄
Influential books🎥📄
The Tipping Point🎥📄



Tribe of Mentors

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Author(s): Timothy Ferriss
Published: 2017
Pages: 627
Category: Business & Economics
Number of Mentions: 22

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Life-changing wisdom from 130 of the world's highest achievers in short, action-packed pieces, featuring inspiring quotes, life lessons, career guidance, personal anecdotes, and other advice


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This book was mentioned in the following video segments. For more context on why the book was mentioned in specific video segments, check the direct links to specific video segments and their transcriptions.

Segment Video Link Transcript Link
What income streams are you involved in now, kind of give us the breakdown?🎥📄
Finding Guests on Twitter🎥📄
Sapiens: secret of our hu-man success🎥📄
Where to find Guy online🎥📄
The old lady on the couch game🎥📄
What’s next after Tribe of Mentors🎥📄
The Maslows hierarchy of needs.🎥📄
Introduction🎥📄
Regaining focus🎥📄
Steven’s billboard🎥📄
Intro🎥📄
Win the morning🎥📄
How Becoming a Master at Saying No Has Affected My Career🎥📄
Intro🎥📄
Finding the fire in failure.🎥📄
Intro🎥📄
How to Say No🎥📄
Wendy MacNaughton🎥📄
Thank You🎥📄
Try the ¯\\_(ツ)_/¯ approach.🎥📄
Joseph is only chasing shiny projects.🎥📄
Susan Cain, Soman Chainani, Graham Duncan🎥📄



Vagabonding

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Author(s): Rolf Potts
Published: 2002-12-24
Pages: 242
Category: Travel
Number of Mentions: 15

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INTERNATIONAL BESTSELLER • With a new foreword by Tim Ferriss • “Vagabonding easily remains in my top-10 list of life-changing books. Why? Because one incredible trip, especially a long-term trip, can change your life forever. And Vagabonding teaches you how to travel (and think), not just for one trip, but for the rest of your life.”—Tim Ferriss, from the foreword There’s nothing like vagabonding: taking time off from your normal life—from six weeks to four months to two years—to discover and experience the world on your own terms. In this one-of-a-kind handbook, veteran travel writer Rolf Potts explains how anyone armed with an independent spirit can achieve the dream of extended overseas travel. Now completely revised and updated, Vagabonding is an accessible and inspiring guide to • financing your travel time • determining your destination • adjusting to life on the road • working and volunteering overseas • handling travel adversity • re-assimilating back into ordinary life Updated for our ever-changing world, Vagabonding is an indispensable guide for the modern traveler.


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This book was mentioned in the following video segments. For more context on why the book was mentioned in specific video segments, check the direct links to specific video segments and their transcriptions.

Segment Video Link Transcript Link
Start🎥📄
Is a sabbatical a 1% frivolity or can it be both meaningful and eminently doable?🎥📄
Advice to your 30-year-old self🎥📄
Intro🎥📄
Start🎥📄
Parting thoughts.🎥📄
Healing from use of antibiotics🎥📄
Start🎥📄
Intro🎥📄
Intro🎥📄
Rolf's perspective🎥📄
Meeting Rolf Potts🎥📄
- Audible🎥📄
Audible reminder.🎥📄
Intro🎥📄



Atomic Habits

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Author(s): James Clear
Published: 2018-10-18
Pages: 234
Category: Self-Help
Number of Mentions: 13

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THE PHENOMENAL INTERNATIONAL BESTSELLER: OVER 1O MILLION COPIES SOLD WORLDWIDE Transform your life with tiny changes in behaviour, starting now. People think that when you want to change your life, you need to think big. But world-renowned habits expert James Clear has discovered another way. He knows that real change comes from the compound effect of hundreds of small decisions: doing two push-ups a day, waking up five minutes early, or holding a single short phone call. He calls them atomic habits. In this ground-breaking book, Clears reveals exactly how these minuscule changes can grow into such life-altering outcomes. He uncovers a handful of simple life hacks (the forgotten art of Habit Stacking, the unexpected power of the Two Minute Rule, or the trick to entering the Goldilocks Zone), and delves into cutting-edge psychology and neuroscience to explain why they matter. Along the way, he tells inspiring stories of Olympic gold medalists, leading CEOs, and distinguished scientists who have used the science of tiny habits to stay productive, motivated, and happy. These small changes will have a revolutionary effect on your career, your relationships, and your life. ________________________________ A NEW YORK TIMES AND SUNDAY TIMES BESTSELLER 'A supremely practical and useful book.' Mark Manson, author of The Subtle Art of Not Giving A F*ck 'James Clear has spent years honing the art and studying the science of habits. This engaging, hands-on book is the guide you need to break bad routines and make good ones.' Adam Grant, author of Originals 'Atomic Habits is a step-by-step manual for changing routines.' Books of the Month, Financial Times 'A special book that will change how you approach your day and live your life.' Ryan Holiday, author of The Obstacle is the Way


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This book was mentioned in the following video segments. For more context on why the book was mentioned in specific video segments, check the direct links to specific video segments and their transcriptions.

Segment Video Link Transcript Link
Intro🎥📄
Can my current habits carry me to my desired change?🎥📄
Idea capture🎥📄
Whats your favorite input system?🎥📄
Deconstructing Atomic Habits, A Case Study🎥📄
How to Find Outstanding Book Titles🎥📄
Strategy and Surprise🎥📄
The Art of Book Titles🎥📄
This weeks Question The Truth About Book Rankings🎥📄
Concluding checklist🎥📄
Hold the course, reduce the scope.🎥📄
Royalties and advances on the Four Hour Workweek at the time and now.🎥📄
Journalists to trust🎥📄



Radical Acceptance

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Author(s): Tara Brach
Published: 2004-11-23
Pages: 352
Category: Religion
Number of Mentions: 13

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In our current times of global crises and spiking collective anxiety, Tara Brach’s transformative practice of Radical Acceptance offers a pathway to inner freedom and a more compassionate world. This classic work now features an insightful new introduction, an exclusive bonus chapter, and additional guided meditations. “Radical Acceptance offers us an invitation to embrace ourselves with all our pain, fear, and anxieties, and to step lightly yet firmly on the path of understanding and compassion.”—Thich Nhat Hanh “Believing that something is wrong with us is a deep and tenacious suffering,” says Tara Brach at the start of this illuminating book. This suffering emerges in crippling self-judgments and conflicts in our relationships, in addictions and perfectionism, in loneliness and overwork—all the forces that keep our lives constricted and unfulfilled. Radical Acceptance offers a path to freedom, including the day-to-day practical guidance developed over Dr. Brach’s forty years of work with therapy clients and Buddhist students. Writing with great warmth and clarity, Tara Brach brings her teachings alive through personal stories and case histories, fresh interpretations of Buddhist tales, and guided meditations. Step by step, she shows us how we can stop being at war with ourselves and begin to live fully every precious moment of our lives.


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This book was mentioned in the following video segments. For more context on why the book was mentioned in specific video segments, check the direct links to specific video segments and their transcriptions.

Segment Video Link Transcript Link
Past guests who have inspired me through tough times.🎥📄
Required reading for someone in need of self-love.🎥📄
Who is Tara Brach?🎥📄
Disentangling from self-judgment.🎥📄
Coping with rage and anger.🎥📄
How to transcend lingering psychological effects of fear, isolation, and chronic stress.🎥📄
Eating Schedule🎥📄
Dealing with Ontological Shock🎥📄
You can move slower and still get there first.🎥📄
The conceptual threads underpinning IFS🎥📄
Derek Sivers’s book consumption habits and creating directives🎥📄
WHAT IS RADICAL ACCEPTANCE AND HOW DO WE IMPLEMENT IT?🎥📄
How BJ has learned to let go🎥📄



Anthology of Buddhist, Taoist, and Stoic Texts

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Author(s): The Buddha, Lao Tzu, Epictetus, Liezi
Published: 2018-01-10
Pages: 508
Number of Mentions: 12

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This Anthology includes the Buddhist works of the Dhammapada, Satipatthana Sutta, Anapanasati Sutta, and Kayagatasati Sutta. It includes the Taoist works of the Tao Te Ching, Zhuangzi, and the Book of Liezi. It includes the Stoic works of the Enchiridion of Epictetus, Seneca On The Shortness of Life, and the Meditations of Marcus Aurelius. And as a bonus, it includes the Analects of Confucius.


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This book was mentioned in the following video segments. For more context on why the book was mentioned in specific video segments, check the direct links to specific video segments and their transcriptions.

Segment Video Link Transcript Link
Downregulating anger and feeling the pain.🎥📄
Announcement: Multiple Bestselling Selections🎥📄
Intro🎥📄
Intro🎥📄
Intro🎥📄
Intro🎥📄
Intro🎥📄
Intro🎥📄
Intro🎥📄
Intro🎥📄
Intro🎥📄
99designs🎥📄



Living as a Bird

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Author(s): Vinciane Despret
Published: 2021-09-23
Pages: 180
Category: Philosophy
Number of Mentions: 12

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In the first days of spring, birds undergo a spectacular metamorphosis. After a long winter of migration and peaceful coexistence, they suddenly begin to sing with all their might, varying each series of notes as if it were an audiophonic novel. They cannot bear the presence of other birds and begin to threaten and attack them if they cross a border, which might be invisible to human eyes but seems perfectly tangible to birds. Is this display of bird aggression just a pretence, a game that all birds play? Or do birds suddenly become territorial – and, if so, why? By attending carefully to the ways that birds construct their worlds and ornithologists have tried to understand them, Despret sheds fresh light on the activities of both and, at the same time, enables us to become more aware of the multiple worlds and modes of existence that characterize the planet we share in common with birds and other species.


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This book was mentioned in the following video segments. For more context on why the book was mentioned in specific video segments, check the direct links to specific video segments and their transcriptions.

Segment Video Link Transcript Link
Writing🎥📄
Doctor🎥📄
Keep your butt in the chair.🎥📄
Breadwinner and Octopus – Big Fish, Little Pond🎥📄
Five Rules of Being Human🎥📄
Guest Intro🎥📄
Scarcity of B Birds🎥📄
Pyschological Critic🎥📄
At 5🎥📄
Operating Instruction🎥📄
Life lessons from a celebrated author.🎥📄
Mission Mode🎥📄




Deep Work

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Author(s): Cal Newport
Published: 2016-01-05
Pages: 288
Category: Business & Economics
Number of Mentions: 11

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Read the Wall Street Journal Bestseller for "cultivating intense focus" for fast, powerful performance results for achieving success and true meaning in one's professional life (Adam Grant, author of Give and Take). Deep work is the ability to focus without distraction on a cognitively demanding task. It's a skill that allows you to quickly master complicated information and produce better results in less time. Deep Work will make you better at what you do and provide the sense of true fulfillment that comes from craftsmanship. In short, deep work is like a super power in our increasingly competitive twenty-first century economy. And yet, most people have lost the ability to go deep-spending their days instead in a frantic blur of e-mail and social media, not even realizing there's a better way. In Deep Work, author and professor Cal Newport flips the narrative on impact in a connected age. Instead of arguing distraction is bad, he instead celebrates the power of its opposite. Dividing this book into two parts, he first makes the case that in almost any profession, cultivating a deep work ethic will produce massive benefits. He then presents a rigorous training regimen, presented as a series of four "rules," for transforming your mind and habits to support this skill. 1. Work Deeply 2. Embrace Boredom 3. Quit Social Media 4. Drain the Shallows A mix of cultural criticism and actionable advice, Deep Work takes the reader on a journey through memorable stories-from Carl Jung building a stone tower in the woods to focus his mind, to a social media pioneer buying a round-trip business class ticket to Tokyo to write a book free from distraction in the air-and no-nonsense advice, such as the claim that most serious professionals should quit social media and that you should practice being bored. Deep Work is an indispensable guide to anyone seeking focused success in a distracted world. An Amazon Best Book of 2016 Pick in Business & Leadership Wall Street Journal Business Bestseller A Business Book of the Week at 800-CEO-READ


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This book was mentioned in the following video segments. For more context on why the book was mentioned in specific video segments, check the direct links to specific video segments and their transcriptions.

Segment Video Link Transcript Link
The only way to create something great🎥📄
Thoughts on curated newsletters for information gathering.🎥📄
Who is Cal Newport?🎥📄
Cal Newport and Tim Ferriss Revisit “The 4-Hour Workweek” Plus Much More!🎥📄
Digging deeper, why do so many readers who pick up the bestselling productivity and time management books seem to miss the points they’re really trying to make?🎥📄
Start🎥📄
Paul Tillich and being a concentration apologist🎥📄
Parting thoughts🎥📄
Intro🎥📄
What’s next after Tribe of Mentors🎥📄
Ryans personal routine for maintaining and improving himself🎥📄



Good to Great

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Author(s): James Charles Collins, Jim Collins
Published: 2001
Pages: 324
Category: Business
Number of Mentions: 11

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Can a good company become a great one and, if so, how?After a five-year research project, Collins concludes that good to great can and does happen. In this book, he uncovers the underlying variables that enable any type of organization to


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This book was mentioned in the following video segments. For more context on why the book was mentioned in specific video segments, check the direct links to specific video segments and their transcriptions.

Segment Video Link Transcript Link
Open Mind vs. Close Mind, good books, preparation mindset🎥📄
What Steve Read and Studied to Train as a Coach🎥📄
Intro🎥📄
Creating something beautiful: the Savory narrative.🎥📄
Bills role in Jims life and work🎥📄
Why Dont We Capitulate to Despair🎥📄
Jim Collinss Team🎥📄
What are the three circles of the Hedgehog concept?🎥📄
The flywheel.🎥📄
The Flywheel and the Doom Loop🎥📄
Data-Drivenness, Thelma, and Louse, Exception to the Rules🎥📄



Snow Crash

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Author(s): Neal Stephenson
Published: 2003-08-26
Pages: 482
Category: Fiction
Number of Mentions: 10

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Now featuring never-before-seen material, the “brilliantly realized” (The New York Times Book Review) breakthrough novel from visionary author Neal Stephenson, a modern classic that predicted the metaverse and inspired generations of Silicon Valley innovators Hiro lives in a Los Angeles where franchises line the freeway as far as the eye can see. The only relief from the sea of logos is within the autonomous city-states, where law-abiding citizens don’t dare leave their mansions. Hiro delivers pizza to the mansions for a living, defending his pies from marauders when necessary with a matched set of samurai swords. His home is a shared 20 X 30 U-Stor-It. He spends most of his time goggled in to the Metaverse, where his avatar is legendary. But in the club known as The Black Sun, his fellow hackers are being felled by a weird new drug called Snow Crash that reduces them to nothing more than a jittering cloud of bad digital karma (and IRL, a vegetative state). Investigating the Infocalypse leads Hiro all the way back to the beginning of language itself, with roots in an ancient Sumerian priesthood. He’ll be joined by Y.T., a fearless teenaged skateboard courier. Together, they must race to stop a shadowy virtual villain hell-bent on world domination.


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The Metaverse.🎥📄
Metaverse musings.🎥📄
What is Urgent Optimism?🎥📄
Contemporaries who have mastered slow productivity🎥📄
Web 3 deep dive🎥📄
AIs who pre-programmed their own goals for existence.🎥📄
Business shifted iPod views🎥📄
Brad's three book recommendations🎥📄
Hyperion🎥📄
Battlestar Galactica🎥📄



How to Change Your Mind

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Author(s): Michael Pollan
Published: 2018-05-15
Pages: 480
Category: Body, Mind & Spirit
Number of Mentions: 10

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“Pollan keeps you turning the pages . . . cleareyed and assured.” —New York Times A #1 New York Times Bestseller, New York Times Book Review 10 Best Books of 2018, and New York Times Notable Book A brilliant and brave investigation into the medical and scientific revolution taking place around psychedelic drugs--and the spellbinding story of his own life-changing psychedelic experiences When Michael Pollan set out to research how LSD and psilocybin (the active ingredient in magic mushrooms) are being used to provide relief to people suffering from difficult-to-treat conditions such as depression, addiction and anxiety, he did not intend to write what is undoubtedly his most personal book. But upon discovering how these remarkable substances are improving the lives not only of the mentally ill but also of healthy people coming to grips with the challenges of everyday life, he decided to explore the landscape of the mind in the first person as well as the third. Thus began a singular adventure into various altered states of consciousness, along with a dive deep into both the latest brain science and the thriving underground community of psychedelic therapists. Pollan sifts the historical record to separate the truth about these mysterious drugs from the myths that have surrounded them since the 1960s, when a handful of psychedelic evangelists inadvertently catalyzed a powerful backlash against what was then a promising field of research. A unique and elegant blend of science, memoir, travel writing, history, and medicine, How to Change Your Mind is a triumph of participatory journalism. By turns dazzling and edifying, it is the gripping account of a journey to an exciting and unexpected new frontier in our understanding of the mind, the self, and our place in the world. The true subject of Pollan's "mental travelogue" is not just psychedelic drugs but also the eternal puzzle of human consciousness and how, in a world that offers us both suffering and joy, we can do our best to be fully present and find meaning in our lives.


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Andrew’s clinical psychedelic experiences.🎥📄
What does this show bring to me?🎥📄
Jesss reasons for boozing, along with some grim stats🎥📄
Intro🎥📄
Whats the ideal work/life balance🎥📄
The inspiration for Adam's foray into psychedelic research.🎥📄
2nd experience with ayahuasca🎥📄
Sermons for divine carriers of change🎥📄
The impetus for writing How to Change Your Mind: expanded consciousness in experience and in writing.🎥📄
The power of simple things.🎥📄



The Meditations of Marcus Aurelius

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Author(s): Marcus Aurelius (Emperor of Rome)
Published: 1887
Pages: 256
Category: Ethics
Number of Mentions: 10

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A qué será, será quandary.🎥📄
Revisiting practical philosophies when times get tough.🎥📄
The worry-free number🎥📄
Why is New York Times bestselling author Elizabeth Gilbert a fan of Meditations by Marcus Aurelius?🎥📄
Decisions & Frameworks🎥📄
Secularly securing transcendent perspective.🎥📄
Death meditation.🎥📄
Derek Sivers’s book consumption habits and creating directives🎥📄
What does Liz take from the lessons of Marcus Aurelius’ Meditations?🎥📄
Outer calm, inner dynamite.🎥📄



Principles

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Author(s): Ray Dalio
Published: 2018-08-07
Pages: 560
Category: Business & Economics
Number of Mentions: 10

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#1 New York Times Bestseller “Significant...The book is both instructive and surprisingly moving.” —The New York Times Ray Dalio, one of the world’s most successful investors and entrepreneurs, shares the unconventional principles that he’s developed, refined, and used over the past forty years to create unique results in both life and business—and which any person or organization can adopt to help achieve their goals. In 1975, Ray Dalio founded an investment firm, Bridgewater Associates, out of his two-bedroom apartment in New York City. Forty years later, Bridgewater has made more money for its clients than any other hedge fund in history and grown into the fifth most important private company in the United States, according to Fortune magazine. Dalio himself has been named to Time magazine’s list of the 100 most influential people in the world. Along the way, Dalio discovered a set of unique principles that have led to Bridgewater’s exceptionally effective culture, which he describes as “an idea meritocracy that strives to achieve meaningful work and meaningful relationships through radical transparency.” It is these principles, and not anything special about Dalio—who grew up an ordinary kid in a middle-class Long Island neighborhood—that he believes are the reason behind his success. In Principles, Dalio shares what he’s learned over the course of his remarkable career. He argues that life, management, economics, and investing can all be systemized into rules and understood like machines. The book’s hundreds of practical lessons, which are built around his cornerstones of “radical truth” and “radical transparency,” include Dalio laying out the most effective ways for individuals and organizations to make decisions, approach challenges, and build strong teams. He also describes the innovative tools the firm uses to bring an idea meritocracy to life, such as creating “baseball cards” for all employees that distill their strengths and weaknesses, and employing computerized decision-making systems to make believability-weighted decisions. While the book brims with novel ideas for organizations and institutions, Principles also offers a clear, straightforward approach to decision-making that Dalio believes anyone can apply, no matter what they’re seeking to achieve. Here, from a man who has been called both “the Steve Jobs of investing” and “the philosopher king of the financial universe” (CIO magazine), is a rare opportunity to gain proven advice unlike anything you’ll find in the conventional business press.


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Making transitions, sharing principles🎥📄
The book Kevin gifted most frequently🎥📄
Home interiors to optimize one's mental state and effectiveness🎥📄
SUM: Forty Tales from the Afterlives🎥📄
The speeches were not terribly accessible though🎥📄
Intro🎥📄
Principles🎥📄
How should you filter books on success, principles, and management?🎥📄
The High Output Management for freedom thinkers.🎥📄
Managing your psychology.🎥📄



Traditions of the Bible

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Author(s): James L. Kugel
Published: 1998
Pages: 1092
Category: Reference
Number of Mentions: 9

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From the creation and the tree of knowledge through the Exodus from Egypt and the journey to the promised land; James Kugel shows us how the earliest interpreters of the scriptures radically transformed the Bible.


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Leaving Christianity.🎥📄
Religion🎥📄
Humans are animals.🎥📄
How he got George Mumford as Phil Jacksons sport psychologist🎥📄
Utterly monstrous drives🎥📄
The deepest questions are religious questions.🎥📄
Anger🎥📄
Reading recommendations🎥📄
Books Rich finds useful🎥📄



The 4-hour Chef

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Author(s): Timothy Ferriss
Published: 2012
Pages: 678
Category: Cooking
Number of Mentions: 9

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Presents a practical but unusual guide to mastering food and cooking featuring recipes and cooking tricks from world-renowned chefs.


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How to refine your spheres of influence.🎥📄
When I first encountered the barnyard/horses/ass red-wine moment🎥📄
Using the Oura Ring or Apple Watch as a Sleep Tracker, How To Efficiently Improve Cold/Warm Shower Endurance, Reduce Stress, Competing Ambition🎥📄
Best practices to help status anxiety🎥📄
Why change is scary and awesomely power🎥📄
Why cheat day?🎥📄
Selecting projects with exit plans🎥📄
The power of learning and relationship building.🎥📄
The meditative quality of cooking, now a passion and (fun) alchemical pursuit🎥📄



The 15 Commitments of Conscious Leadership

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Author(s): Jim Dethmer, Diana Chapman, Kaley Klemp
Published: 2015
Pages: 361
Category: Leadership
Number of Mentions: 9

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You'll never see leadership the same way again after reading this book. These fifteen commitments are a distillation of decades of work with CEOs and other leaders. They are radical or provocative for many. They have been game changers for us and for our clients. We trust that they will be for you too. Our experience is that unconscious leadership is not sustainable. It won't work for you, your team or your organization in the long term. Unconscious leadership can deliver short term results, but the costs of living and leading unconsciously are great. Fear drives most leaders to make choices that are at odds with healthy relationships, vitality and balance. This fear leaves a toxic residue that won't be as easily tolerated in an increasingly complex business environment. Conscious leadership offers the antidote to fear. These pages contain a comprehensive road map to guide you to shift from fear-based to trust-based leadership. Once you learn and start practicing conscious leadership you'll get results in the form of more energy, clarity, focus and healthier relationships. You'll do more and more of what you are passionate about, and less of what you do out of obligation. You'll have more fun, be happier, experience less drama and be more on purpose. Your team will get results as well. They'll be more collaborative, creative, energized and engaged. They'll solve issues faster, and once resolved the issues won't resurface. Drama and gossip will all but disappear, and the energy and resources that fueled them will be redirected towards innovation and creativity. Any one of these commitments will change your life. All of them together are revolutionary. Leaders who practice the 15 commitments: - End blame and criticism - Speak candidly, openly and honestly, in a way that invites others to do the same - Find their unique genius - Let go of taking everything-especially themselves and their problems-so seriously - Create win for all solutions - Experience a new relationship to time and money where there is always enough What do you need to bring to the table? Be curious. Sounds so simple, and yet in our experience it's a skill few have mastered. Most of us are far more interested in being right and proving it, than we are in learning, growing and shifting out of our old patterns. By default we gravitate towards the familiar. We're asking you to take a chance and explore the unfamiliar. You'll get scared and reactive. We all do. So what? Just stay curious and let us introduce you to a whole new world of leadership.


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The three "B.A.D." magic roles.🎥📄
Conflating radical responsibility with self-blame.🎥📄
Intro🎥📄
What is the Drama Triangle, and how might someone use it?🎥📄
Navigating marital decision points🎥📄
Assessing self-awareness in a hiring interview🎥📄
Byron Katie and The Work🎥📄
Personal accountability vs. blame🎥📄
Parting thoughts🎥📄



Dune

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Author(s): Frank Herbert
Published: 2016-10-25
Pages: 722
Category: Fiction
Number of Mentions: 9

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NOW A MAJOR MOTION PICTURE directed by Denis Villeneuve and starring Timothée Chalamet, Zendaya, Jason Momoa, Rebecca Ferguson, Oscar Isaac, Josh Brolin, Stellan Skarsgård, Dave Bautista, Stephen McKinley Henderson, Chang Chen, Charlotte Rampling, and Javier Bardem A deluxe hardcover edition of the best-selling science-fiction book of all time—part of Penguin Galaxy, a collectible series of six sci-fi/fantasy classics, featuring a series introduction by Neil Gaiman Winner of the AIGA + Design Observer 50 Books | 50 Covers competition Science fiction’s supreme masterpiece, Dune will be forever considered a triumph of the imagination. Set on the desert planet Arrakis, it is the story of the boy Paul Atreides, who will become the mysterious man known as Muad’Dib. Paul’s noble family is named stewards of Arrakis, whose sands are the only source of a powerful drug called “the spice.” After his family is brought down in a traitorous plot, Paul must go undercover to seek revenge, and to bring to fruition humankind’s most ancient and unattainable dream. A stunning blend of adventure and mysticism, environmentalism and politics, Dune won the first Nebula Award, shared the Hugo Award, and formed the basis of what is undoubtedly the grandest epic in science fiction. Penguin Galaxy Six of our greatest masterworks of science fiction and fantasy, in dazzling collector-worthy hardcover editions, and featuring a series introduction by #1 New York Times bestselling author Neil Gaiman, Penguin Galaxy represents a constellation of achievement in visionary fiction, lighting the way toward our knowledge of the universe, and of ourselves. From historical legends to mythic futures, monuments of world-building to mind-bending dystopias, these touchstones of human invention and storytelling ingenuity have transported millions of readers to distant realms, and will continue for generations to chart the frontiers of the imagination. The Once and Future King by T. H. White Stranger in a Strange Land by Robert A. Heinlein Dune by Frank Herbert 2001: A Space Odyssey by Arthur C. Clarke The Left Hand of Darkness by Ursula K. Le Guin Neuromancer by William Gibson For more than seventy years, Penguin has been the leading publisher of classic literature in the English-speaking world. With more than 1,700 titles, Penguin Classics represents a global bookshelf of the best works throughout history and across genres and disciplines. Readers trust the series to provide authoritative texts enhanced by introductions and notes by distinguished scholars and contemporary authors, as well as up-to-date translations by award-winning translators.


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How to rethink your approach to work.🎥📄
Albert Schweitzer.🎥📄
Centralization versus decentralization🎥📄
Dune, A Fiction Recommendation🎥📄
Business shifted iPod views🎥📄
The importance of reading🎥📄
Battlestar Galactica🎥📄
Ken Liu🎥📄
People, books, and online platforms Curtis recommends🎥📄




Draft No. 4

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Author(s): John McPhee
Published: 2017-09-05
Pages: 208
Category: Language Arts & Disciplines
Number of Mentions: 9

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The long-awaited guide to writing long-form nonfiction by the legendary author and teacher Draft No. 4 is a master class on the writer’s craft. In a series of playful, expertly wrought essays, John McPhee shares insights he has gathered over his career and has refined while teaching at Princeton University, where he has nurtured some of the most esteemed writers of recent decades. McPhee offers definitive guidance in the decisions regarding arrangement, diction, and tone that shape nonfiction pieces, and he presents extracts from his work, subjecting them to wry scrutiny. In one essay, he considers the delicate art of getting sources to tell you what they might not otherwise reveal. In another, he discusses how to use flashback to place a bear encounter in a travel narrative while observing that “readers are not supposed to notice the structure. It is meant to be about as visible as someone’s bones.” The result is a vivid depiction of the writing process, from reporting to drafting to revising—and revising, and revising. Draft No. 4 is enriched by multiple diagrams and by personal anecdotes and charming reflections on the life of a writer. McPhee describes his enduring relationships with The New Yorker and Farrar, Straus and Giroux, and recalls his early years at Time magazine. Throughout, Draft No. 4 is enlivened by his keen sense of writing as a way of being in the world.


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Great books + writing advice🎥📄
Developing a writing style🎥📄
Developing a writing style🎥📄
Write tight🎥📄
Tobys argument for a 7figure prize🎥📄
Books and resources that have had an impact on our writing.🎥📄
John McPhee talks to us about his thinking🎥📄
Two science writers on unassailable lists for thoughtful reading.🎥📄
Tools for training fundamental writing and revision skills.🎥📄



"Surely You're Joking, Mr. Feynman!": Adventures of a Curious Character

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Author(s): Richard P. Feynman
Published: 2018-02-06
Pages: 352
Category: Biography & Autobiography
Number of Mentions: 8

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One of the most famous science books of our time, the phenomenal national bestseller that "buzzes with energy, anecdote and life. It almost makes you want to become a physicist" (Science Digest). Richard P. Feynman, winner of the Nobel Prize in physics, thrived on outrageous adventures. In this lively work that “can shatter the stereotype of the stuffy scientist” (Detroit Free Press), Feynman recounts his experiences trading ideas on atomic physics with Einstein and cracking the uncrackable safes guarding the most deeply held nuclear secrets—and much more of an eyebrow-raising nature. In his stories, Feynman’s life shines through in all its eccentric glory—a combustible mixture of high intelligence, unlimited curiosity, and raging chutzpah. Included for this edition is a new introduction by Bill Gates.


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Influential human beings, books, and documentaries.🎥📄
Life is noisy. Sometimes you need extra help achieving🎥📄
Favorite books🎥📄
Pops success secrets🎥📄
What makes certain cryptocurrencies appreciate?🎥📄
Stories from Tims Vermeer: positive social capital and a weird project🎥📄
Books I've gifted the most🎥📄
How to train yourself to think more scientifically.🎥📄



Man's Search For Ultimate Meaning

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Author(s): Victor Frankl
Published: 2000-08-11
Pages: 208
Category: History
Number of Mentions: 8

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man's search for ultimate meaning Viktor Frankl is known to millions of readers as a psychotherapist who has transcended his field in his search for answers to the ultimate questions of life, death, and suffering. Man's Search for Ultimate Meaning explores the sometimes unconscious basic human desire for inspiration or revelation, and illustrates how life can offer profound meaning at every turn.


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Sequoia success begets success.🎥📄
Death and meaning of life🎥📄
When you see despair, find your opportunity.🎥📄
The No. 1 recommended book by past podcast guests.🎥📄
Conservative living🎥📄
The most Recommended Books In Tim Ferrisss Library🎥📄
Giving credit to fate, incubation over time, and collecting institutional knowledge🎥📄
Man search for meaning equals despair minus suffering🎥📄



Ready Player One

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Author(s): Ernest Cline
Published: 2011-08-18
Pages: 303
Category: Fiction
Number of Mentions: 7

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*THE BOOK BEHIND THE MAJOR MOTION PICTURE DIRECTED BY STEVEN SPIELBERG* 'Wildly original and stuffed with irresistible nostalgia, Ready Player One is a spectacularly genre-busting, ambitious, and charming debut' Independent 'Part intergalactic scavenger hunt, part romance, and all heart' CNN 'Ernest Cline's novel deserves to be a modern classic' SciFiNow 'Gorgeously geeky, superbly entertaining, this really is a spectacularly successful debut' Daily Mail _______________ A world at stake. A quest for the ultimate prize. Are you ready? It's the year 2044, and the real world has become an ugly place. We're out of oil. We've wrecked the climate. Famine, poverty, and disease are widespread. Like most of humanity, Wade Watts escapes this depressing reality by spending his waking hours jacked into the OASIS, a sprawling virtual utopia where you can be anything you want to be, where you can live and play and fall in love on any of ten thousand planets. And like most of humanity, Wade is obsessed by the ultimate lottery ticket that lies concealed within this alternate reality: OASIS founder James Halliday, who dies with no heir, has promised that control of the OASIS - and his massive fortune - will go to the person who can solve the riddles he has left scattered throughout his creation. For years, millions have struggled fruitlessly to attain this prize, knowing only that the riddles are based in the culture of the late twentieth century. And then Wade stumbles onto the key to the first puzzle. Suddenly, he finds himself pitted against thousands of competitors in a desperate race to claim the ultimate prize, a chase that soon takes on terrifying real-world dimensions - and that will leave both Wade and his world profoundly changed. _______________ Readers can't get enough of Ready Player One . . . ***** 'THAT WAS SO TOTALLY AWESOME, WOW!' ***** 'This is an exciting story, especially for geeks, and the key word is FUN.' ***** 'Ladies and gentlemen, from this day this book is my life and I will obsess over it constantly.' ***** 'I just kinda wanna cry right now. I'll have a proper review at some point, but I gotta let myself recover.' ***** 'I had the feeling while reading this book that it was written expressly for me. This is my childhood captured.'


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Potential scenarios for where AI will be going soon.🎥📄
Science fiction🎥📄
Virtual Reality🎥📄
Technology and sex🎥📄
Future innovations🎥📄
The Metaverse.🎥📄
Why the Metaverse will not be as consolidated as social media today🎥📄



Exhalation

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Author(s): Ted Chiang
Published: 2019-07-11
Pages: 208
Category: Fiction
Number of Mentions: 7

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‘One of the most exciting writers in science fiction . . . Although dark in premise, these parables – threaded through with references to ancient mythology and folklore – are filled with hope and humanism: a balm for anxious souls.’ – Daily Telegraph From the acclaimed author of Stories of Your Life and Others – the basis for the Academy Award nominated film Arrival – comes a groundbreaking second collection of short fiction: nine stunningly original, provocative, and poignant stories. These are tales that tackle some of humanity’s oldest questions along with new quandaries that only Ted Chiang could imagine. In ‘The Merchant and the Alchemist’s Gate’, a portal through time forces a fabric-seller in ancient Baghdad to grapple with past errors and the temptation of second chances. In the epistolary ‘Exhalation’, an alien scientist makes a shocking discovery with ramifications not just for his own people, but for all of reality. In ‘Anxiety is the Dizziness of Freedom’, the ability to glimpse into alternate universes necessitates a radically new examination of the concepts of choice and free will. In Exhalation, Ted Chiang addresses the most fundamental of issues – What is the nature of the universe? What does it mean to be human? – alongside others that no one else has even imagined. And, each in its own way, the stories prove that complex and thoughtful science fiction can rise to new heights of beauty, meaning, and compassion. ‘Deeply beautiful stories . . . Each thoughtful, elegantly crafted story poses a philosophical question; Chiang curates all nine into a conversation that comes full circle, after having traversed remarkable terrain.’ – New York Times 'The 10 Best Books of 2019' ‘Chiang’s writing . . . inspires awe for the natural properties of the universe; it renders the fundamentals of science poignant and affecting.’ – Economist ‘A scintillating cavalcade of ideas . . . Chiang breathes new life into well-worn SF themes such as time travel, artificial intelligence and parallel universes.’ – Financial Times 'Books of the Year'


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Science fiction🎥📄
Ted Chang – Exhalation🎥📄
Human Understanding🎥📄
The best life advice🎥📄
The importance of reading🎥📄
Discover Kadzu Ishiguro: A Nobel Prize-winning virtuoso.🎥📄
Ted Chiang🎥📄



Fight Club

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Author(s): Chuck Palahniuk
Published: 2011-11-30
Pages: 226
Category: Fiction
Number of Mentions: 7

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Every weekend, in basements and parking lots across the country, young men with good white-collar jobs and absent fathers take off their shoes and shirts and fight each other barehanded for as long as they have to. Then they go back to those jobs with blackened eyes and loosened teeth and the sense that they can handle anything. Fight Club is the invention of Tyler Durden, projectionist, waiter and dark, anarchic genius. And it's only the beginning of his plans for revenge on a world where cancer support groups have the corner on human warmth.


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Recommendation from Riemann🎥📄
Short stories vs. novels🎥📄
What is dangerous writing?🎥📄
Why 31 is not too old to write a genre- or generation-defining novel🎥📄
The story behind his acceptance of “kiss-off” money for Fight Club🎥📄
Evolution and growth as an artist in the gestation of a film.🎥📄
What are the movies Jon watches?🎥📄



10% Happier

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Author(s): Dan Harris
Published: 2014-06-19
Pages: 229
Category: Body, Mind & Spirit
Number of Mentions: 7

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#1 New York Times Bestseller and winner of the 2014 Living Now Book Award for Inspirational Memoir. 'An enormously smart, clear-eyed, brave-hearted, and quite a personal look at the benefits of meditation' - Elizabeth Gilbert, author of Eat, Pray, Love 'Dan Harris skilfully demystifies meditation, reminding us all that a healthy and happy mind is not only essential for our own sanity, but also for those around us. More importantly, he provides a compelling invitation to move beyond words, from the idea to the experience. A wonderful book and excellent advice.' - Andy Puddicombe, founder of Headspace 10% Happier is a spiritual book written for - and by - someone who would otherwise never read a spiritual book. It is both a deadly serious and seriously funny look at mindfulness and meditation as the next big public health revolution. Dan Harris always believed the restless, relentless, impossible-to-satisfy voice in his head was one of his greatest assets. How else can you climb the ladder in an ultra-competitive field like TV news except through nonstop hand-wringing and hyper vigilance? For a while, his strategy worked. Harris anchored national broadcasts and he covered wars. Then he hit the brakes, and had a full-blown panic attack live on the air. What happened next was completely unforeseen. Through a bizarre series of events - involving a disgraced evangelical pastor, a mysterious self-help guru and a fateful gift from his wife - Harris stumbled upon something that helped him tame the voice in his head: meditation. At first, he was deeply suspicious. He had long associated meditation with bearded swamis and unwashed hippies. But when confronted with mounting scientific evidence that just a few minutes a day can literally rewire the brain for focus, happiness and reduced reactivity, Harris took a deep dive. He spent years mingling with scientists, executives and marines on the front lines of a quiet revolution that has the potential to reshape society. He became a daily meditator, and even found himself on a ten-day, silent meditation retreat, which was simultaneously the best and worst experience he'd ever had. Harris's life was not transformed into a parade of rainbows and unicorns, but he did gain a passion for daily meditation. While the book itself is a narrative account of Dan's conversion amid the harried and decidedly non-Zen world of the newsroom, it concludes with a section for the novice on how to get started.


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Chip's favorite audiobooks for listening🎥📄
Intro🎥📄
Hopes for 10% Happier🎥📄
Love is everything north of neutrality🎥📄
Parting thoughts.🎥📄
Pros and cons of a silent retreat🎥📄
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The Alchemist

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Author(s): Paulo Coelho
Published: 2002
Pages: 167
Category: Alchemists
Number of Mentions: 7

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Paulo Coelho's enchanting novel has inspired a devoted following around the world, and this tenth anniversary edition, with a new introduction from the author, will only increase that following. This story, dazzling in its powerful simplicity and inspiring wisdom, is about an Andalusian shepherd boy named Santiago who travels from his homeland in Spain to the Egyptian desert in search of a treasure buried in the Pyramids. Along the way he meets a Gypsy woman, a man who calls himself king, and an alchemist, all of whom point Santiago in the direction of his quest.


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Books most formative for Tobi🎥📄
Write tight🎥📄
The Book of Mormon... and science experiments?🎥📄
Book recommendations.🎥📄
Intro🎥📄
The book that wants to be written🎥📄
Common weaknesses of first-time novelists.🎥📄



Breaking the Time Barrier

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Author(s): Jenny Randles
Published: 2005-04-05
Pages: 288
Category: History
Number of Mentions: 7

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Provides a close-up look at the cutting-edge research and experiments that could make time travel a reality, as well as at what such scientific developments would mean for our everyday lives. Original. 12,500 first printing.


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The Beginning of Infinity

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Author(s): David Deutsch
Published: 2011-03-31
Pages: 496
Category: Science
Number of Mentions: 6

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A bold and all-embracing exploration of the nature and progress of knowledge from one of today's great thinkers. Throughout history, mankind has struggled to understand life's mysteries, from the mundane to the seemingly miraculous. In this important new book, David Deutsch, an award-winning pioneer in the field of quantum computation, argues that explanations have a fundamental place in the universe. They have unlimited scope and power to cause change, and the quest to improve them is the basic regulating principle not only of science but of all successful human endeavor. This stream of ever improving explanations has infinite reach, according to Deutsch: we are subject only to the laws of physics, and they impose no upper boundary to what we can eventually understand, control, and achieve. In his previous book, The Fabric of Reality, Deutsch describe the four deepest strands of existing knowledge-the theories of evolution, quantum physics, knowledge, and computation-arguing jointly they reveal a unified fabric of reality. In this new book, he applies that worldview to a wide range of issues and unsolved problems, from creativity and free will to the origin and future of the human species. Filled with startling new conclusions about human choice, optimism, scientific explanation, and the evolution of culture, The Beginning of Infinity is a groundbreaking book that will become a classic of its kind.


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The impact The Fabric of Reality and The Beginning of Infinity have had on Naval.🎥📄
Wealth and resources.🎥📄
Taking Children Seriously, ToKCast, Critical Rationalists, and Popper 101.🎥📄
The 15 Commitments to Conscious Leadership.🎥📄
The Beginning of Infinity.🎥📄
Recommended reading.🎥📄




Searching for Bobby Fischer

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Author(s): Fred Waitzkin
Published: 2017-02-07
Pages: 209
Category: Biography & Autobiography
Number of Mentions: 6

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The inspiration for the iconic film, this memoir by the father of a prodigy reflects on chess, competition, and childhood. Fred Waitzkin fell in love with chess during the Cold War–era showdown between Russian champion Boris Spassky and young American superstar Bobby Fischer. Twelve years later, Waitzkin’s own son, Joshua, discovered chess in Washington Square Park and began displaying the telltale signs of a prodigy. Soon, crowds gathered to watch the six-year-old, calling him a “Young Fischer.” An unstoppable player, little Josh was suddenly catapulted into the intense world of competitive chess. When Josh first sat down at a chessboard, he was a charming, rambunctious, rough-and-tumble child. Within weeks, he was playing the game with poise and constrained violence, as if there were a wise old man plotting moves inside him. Then, renowned coach Bruce Pandolfini discovered Josh in the park and began to refine the child’s game. In Searching for Bobby Fischer, Waitzkin recounts his journey with his son into the world of chess, from the colorful milieu of street hustlers to the international network of grandmasters. Looming large over their story is the elusive Bobby Fischer, whose mysterious disappearance from the chess world created a vacuum that would profoundly affect young Josh and his dad. Josh went on to win eight national championships before he turned twenty—but his achievements did not come without cost. In this memoir, Waitzkin explores his love and ambition for Josh, who faces pressures far beyond his years. Even as father and son travel to Moscow to watch Kasparov challenge Karpov, Waitzkin doubts his own motives: Is he pushing his son too hard? Is the game a joy to Josh, or is he just fulfilling his father’s wishes? Searching for Bobby Fischer is about more than chess. “A little gem of a book,” it is ultimately about the struggle we all face to love our families and do right by them while also setting our own paths as individuals (The New York Times).


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Flow.🎥📄
Get connected to the right people🎥📄
How Becoming a Master at Saying No Has Affected My Career🎥📄
No critical thoughts allowed when playing piano at five!🎥📄
Trash talk and The Art of the Game🎥📄
Learn the game from the end.🎥📄



Summary of The War of Art

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Author(s): Instaread Summaries
Published: 2016-04-06
Pages: 30
Category: Self-Help
Number of Mentions: 6

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The War of Art by Steven Pressfield | Summary & AnalysisPreview:Steven Pressfield's The War of Art: Break Through the Blocks and Win Your Inner Creative Battles is a book dedicated to helping writers and other artists overcome creative barriers and produce valuable and satisfying work. Pressfield discusses his own artistic struggles and uses examples of artists throughout history in order to inspire and guide other creators.The biggest barrier to artistic creation is Resistance. Resistance is a negative energy that intercedes whenever a person attempts to achieve a positive goal, such as painting a picture, exercising, or making a life change. Resistance is a combination of self-doubt, self-deception, fear of change, and fear of success.On a day-to-day basis, Resistance is expressed as procrastination, as when an artist cleans the house, gets a snack, or does anything rather than sit down to work. On a larger scale, Resistance can mean that an artist abandons his or her profession, or denies his or her creative dreams?PLEASE NOTE: This is key takeaways and analysis of the book and NOT the original book.Inside this Instaread Summary of Influence? Overview of the book? Important People? Key Takeaways? Analysis of Key TakeawaysAbout the AuthorWith Instaread, you can get the key takeaways, summary and analysis of a book in 15 minutes. We read every chapter, identify the key takeaways and analyze them for your convenience.


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Why Titles Are Important & The Six Common Themes🎥📄
Ambition in a halfway house.🎥📄
Start🎥📄
How did Steven go from a refusal of the call that ended in an act of self-destruction and an unfinished novel to becoming a prolific writer?🎥📄
The writing process that works well for Joyce Carol Oates probably wouldn’t work at all for Steven. How should someone think about developing a routine for their own creative process?🎥📄
Recommended books on the writing process — including one that integrates the editor’s mindset to keep things on track.🎥📄



The Coddling of the American Mind

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Author(s): Greg Lukianoff, Jonathan Haidt
Published: 2018-09-04
Pages: 352
Category: Social Science
Number of Mentions: 6

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Something is going wrong on many college campuses in the last few years. Rates of anxiety, depression, and suicide are rising. Speakers are shouted down. Students and professors say they are walking on eggshells and afraid to speak honestly. How did this happen? First Amendment expert Greg Lukianoff and social psychologist Jonathan Haidt show how the new problems on campus have their origins in three terrible ideas that have become increasingly woven into American childhood and education: what doesn’t kill you makes you weaker; always trust your feelings; and life is a battle between good people and evil people. These three Great Untruths are incompatible with basic psychological principles, as well as ancient wisdom from many cultures. They interfere with healthy development. Anyone who embraces these untruths—and the resulting culture of safetyism—is less likely to become an autonomous adult able to navigate the bumpy road of life. Lukianoff and Haidt investigate the many social trends that have intersected to produce these untruths. They situate the conflicts on campus in the context of America’s rapidly rising political polarization, including a rise in hate crimes and off-campus provocation. They explore changes in childhood including the rise of fearful parenting, the decline of unsupervised play, and the new world of social media that has engulfed teenagers in the last decade. This is a book for anyone who is confused by what is happening on college campuses today, or has children, or is concerned about the growing inability of Americans to live, work, and cooperate across party lines.


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Time is the Currency🎥📄
What makes businesses more resilient against this trend than colleges?🎥📄
What makes businesses more resilient against this trend than colleges?🎥📄
Distilling John Stuart Mill — the patron saint of viewpoint diversity.🎥📄
Revisiting practical philosophies when times get tough.🎥📄
Controversy: Coinbase becomes an apolitical, mission-focused company.🎥📄



Spawn kills everyone! - Keiner ist sicher!

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Author(s): Todd McFarlane
Published: 2019-07-23
Pages: 140
Category: Comics & Graphic Novels
Number of Mentions: 6

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Höllisch! Niedlich! Tödlich! Baby Spawn metzelt sich durch die Cosplayer auf einer Con. Nicht einmal Comic-Legende Todd McFarlane ist vor dem Mini-Killer sicher. Anschließend killt Spawn mithilfe seines Nachwuchses alle möglichen Multimedia-Ikonen, ob Aliens, Ninjaschildkröten oder Superhelden. Doch dann erhält ein titanischer Clown kosmische Allmacht ... Mit der kompletten Miniserie in deutscher Erstveröffentlichung!


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Todd’s four corners: video games, TV, movies, and toys.🎥📄
Dumb luck at Toy Fair.🎥📄
Bringing Spawn to TV.🎥📄
Building worlds that will endure.🎥📄
Building characters who will outlive their creator.🎥📄
How industry status quo led to the founding of Image Comic Books.🎥📄



The Odyssey

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Author(s): Homer
Published: 2017-11-07
Pages: 676
Category: Poetry
Number of Mentions: 6

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A New York Times Notable Book of 2018 "Wilson’s language is fresh, unpretentious and lean…It is rare to find a translation that is at once so effortlessly easy to read and so rigorously considered." —Madeline Miller, author of Circe Composed at the rosy-fingered dawn of world literature almost three millennia ago, The Odyssey is a poem about violence and the aftermath of war; about wealth, poverty and power; about marriage and family; about travelers, hospitality, and the yearning for home. This fresh, authoritative translation captures the beauty of this ancient poem as well as the drama of its narrative. Its characters are unforgettable, none more so than the “complicated” hero himself, a man of many disguises, many tricks, and many moods, who emerges in this version as a more fully rounded human being than ever before. Written in iambic pentameter verse and a vivid, contemporary idiom, Emily Wilson’s Odyssey sings with a voice that echoes Homer’s music; matching the number of lines in the Greek original, the poem sails along at Homer’s swift, smooth pace. A fascinating, informative introduction explores the Bronze Age milieu that produced the epic, the poem’s major themes, the controversies about its origins, and the unparalleled scope of its impact and influence. Maps drawn especially for this volume, a pronunciation glossary, and extensive notes and summaries of each book make this is an Odyssey that will be treasured by a new generation of readers.


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Seeking home from the wilderness.🎥📄
Contemplating life’s next chapters.🎥📄
Making decisions: Charles Darwin vs. Homer vs. Russ.🎥📄
Finishing Prose Works🎥📄
During his own hero’s journey, what did Steven’s refusal of the call look like compared to that of other notable figures from ancient and modern mythology?🎥📄
Reflective books for oneself or others.🎥📄



Weltenbummeln – Vagabonding

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Author(s): Rolf Potts
Published: 2017-04-10
Pages: 272
Category: Travel
Number of Mentions: 6

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Achtung, dieses Buch kann dich dazu verleiten, deinen Job zu kündigen, dein Haus zu verkaufen und dich auf ein ausgedehntes Abenteuer zu begeben! Träumst du davon, dir eine Auszeit von der täglichen Routine zu nehmen, um die Welt auf eigene Faust zu entdecken, andere Kulturen und Länder kennenzulernen und deinen Horizont zu erweitern? Rolf Potts hat diesen Traum wahr gemacht und bereist seit vielen Jahren in langen Etappen die ganze Welt. In seinem internationalen Bestseller Weltenbummeln – Vagabonding erfährst du, wie man auch mit wenig Geld den Traum des Langzeitreisens leben kann und was es an Vorbereitungen braucht, damit dein Traum kein Albtraum wird. Profitiere von Potts reichem Erfahrungsschatz und erfahre, wie man solche Abenteuer finanziert, wie man auch unterwegs Geld verdienen kann und mit unvorhergesehenen Situationen am besten umgeht. Aber auch für das Zurückkommen und Sich-Wiedereinfinden in den Alltag hält Potts viele nützliche Tipps und Ratschläge bereit. Dieses Buch, das im englischsprachigen Raum längst Kultstatus genießt und in über 20 Sprachen übersetzt wurde, ist ein verlässlicher Begleiter für alle, die schon einmal darüber nachgedacht haben, sich eine ausgedehnte Auszeit zu gönnen, aber auch für all diejenigen, die sich endlich trauen wollen, den Alltag für eine längere Zeit oder sogar für immer hinter sich zu lassen.


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What compelled Rolf to write The Vagabond’s Way: 366 Meditations on Wanderlust, Discovery, and the Art of Travel?🎥📄
Billboards as the original attention economy device and parting thoughts.🎥📄
First came 'Vagabonding'🎥📄
Defining vagabonding and what it is not.🎥📄
Tools to rekindle your sense of adventure.🎥📄
Vagabonding versus the usual vacation.🎥📄



Man's Search For Meaning, Gift Edition

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Author(s): Viktor E. Frankl
Published: 2015-10-06
Pages: 202
Category: Psychology
Number of Mentions: 6

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A book for finding purpose and strength in times of great despair, the international best-seller is still just as relevant today as when it was first published. “This is a book I reread a lot . . . it gives me hope . . . it gives me a sense of strength.” —Anderson Cooper, Anderson Cooper 360/CNN This seminal book, which has been called “one of the outstanding contributions to psychological thought” by Carl Rogers and “one of the great books of our time” by Harold Kushner, has been translated into more than fifty languages and sold over sixteen million copies. “An enduring work of survival literature,” according to the New York Times, Viktor Frankl’s riveting account of his time in the Nazi concentration camps, and his insightful exploration of the human will to find meaning in spite of the worst adversity, has offered solace and guidance to generations of readers since it was first published in 1946. At the heart of Frankl’s theory of logotherapy (from the Greek word for “meaning”) is a conviction that the primary human drive is not pleasure, as Freud maintained, but rather the discovery and pursuit of what the individual finds meaningful. Today, as new generations face new challenges and an ever more complex and uncertain world, Frankl’s classic work continues to inspire us all to find significance in the very act of living, in spite of all obstacles. This gift edition come with endpapers, supplementary photographs, and several of Frankl’s previously unpublished letters, speeches, and essays. This book was published with two different covers. Customers will be shipped one of the two at random.


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Secondary transactions.🎥📄
Finding meaning after one reaches their pinnacle of competence.🎥📄
Relationships through the lens of infidelity🎥📄
Chip's most gifted books🎥📄
How to stop caring what other people think of you🎥📄
What Elon is currently learning🎥📄



Fooled by Randomness

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Author(s): Nassim Nicholas Taleb
Published: 2008-10-14
Pages: 369
Category: Business & Economics
Number of Mentions: 6

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Fooled by Randomness is a standalone book in Nassim Nicholas Taleb’s landmark Incerto series, an investigation of opacity, luck, uncertainty, probability, human error, risk, and decision-making in a world we don’t understand. The other books in the series are The Black Swan, Antifragile, Skin in the Game, and The Bed of Procrustes. Fooled by Randomness is the word-of-mouth sensation that will change the way you think about business and the world. Nassim Nicholas Taleb–veteran trader, renowned risk expert, polymathic scholar, erudite raconteur, and New York Times bestselling author of The Black Swan–has written a modern classic that turns on its head what we believe about luck and skill. This book is about luck–or more precisely, about how we perceive and deal with luck in life and business. Set against the backdrop of the most conspicuous forum in which luck is mistaken for skill–the world of trading–Fooled by Randomness provides captivating insight into one of the least understood factors in all our lives. Writing in an entertaining narrative style, the author tackles major intellectual issues related to the underestimation of the influence of happenstance on our lives. The book is populated with an array of characters, some of whom have grasped, in their own way, the significance of chance: the baseball legend Yogi Berra; the philosopher of knowledge Karl Popper; the ancient world’s wisest man, Solon; the modern financier George Soros; and the Greek voyager Odysseus. We also meet the fictional Nero, who seems to understand the role of randomness in his professional life but falls victim to his own superstitious foolishness. However, the most recognizable character of all remains unnamed–the lucky fool who happens to be in the right place at the right time–he embodies the “survival of the least fit.” Such individuals attract devoted followers who believe in their guru’s insights and methods. But no one can replicate what is obtained by chance. Are we capable of distinguishing the fortunate charlatan from the genuine visionary? Must we always try to uncover nonexistent messages in random events? It may be impossible to guard ourselves against the vagaries of the goddess Fortuna, but after reading Fooled by Randomness we can be a little better prepared. Named by Fortune One of the Smartest Books of All Time A Financial Times Best Business Book of the Year


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Life lessons from Nassim Nicholas Taleb.🎥📄
The Icarus Trilogy.🎥📄
Intro🎥📄
Suggested resources to improve thinking and avoid self-deception.🎥📄
Intro🎥📄
Readwise🎥📄



Of Wolves and Men

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Author(s): Barry Lopez
Published: 2016-05-31
Pages: 454
Category: Nature
Number of Mentions: 6

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National Book Award Finalist: A “brilliant” study of the science and mythology of the wolf by the New York Times–bestselling author of Arctic Dreams (The Washington Post). When John Fowles reviewed Of Wolves and Men, he called it “A remarkable book, both biologically absorbing and humanly rich, and one that should be read by every concerned American.” In this National Book Award–shortlisted work, literary master Barry Lopez guides us through the world of the wolf and our often-mistaken perceptions of another species’ place on our shared planet. Throughout the centuries, the wolf has been a figure of fascination and mystery, and a major motif in literature and myth. Inspiring fear and respect, the creature has long exerted a powerful influence on the human imagination. Of Wolves and Men takes the reader into the world of the Canis lupus and its relationship to humankind through the ages. Lopez draws on science, history, mythology, and his own field research to present a compelling portrait of wolves both real and imagined, dispelling our fear of them while celebrating their place in our history, legends, and hearts. This ebook features an illustrated biography of Barry Lopez including rare images and never-before-seen documents from the author’s personal collection.


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How much do we understand about the way animals communicate?🎥📄
Your story is a framework to help you better define your product.🎥📄
The Other Way of Knowing Approach to Medicine🎥📄
The conversation of death + ancient myths🎥📄
Tweaking the job of presenter.🎥📄
Favorite book from the past year?🎥📄



An Evaluation of the Program for Reducing the Workweek in the USSR

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Author(s): Robert M. Fearn
Published: 1961
Pages: 34
Category: Hours of labor
Number of Mentions: 6

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How the COVID-19 pandemic suddenly made the work-disrupting scenarios posited in The 4-Hour Workweek viable alternatives to the status quo rather than intangible, impossible thought experiments, though some challenges remain.🎥📄
Digging deeper, why do so many readers who pick up the bestselling productivity and time management books seem to miss the points they’re really trying to make?🎥📄
How Ralph Lauren built an empire by scratching his own itch.🎥📄
Guest Intro🎥📄
Steven’s advice for overcoming “Resistance with a capital R” when we feel like anything we create today will never match (let alone exceed) what we created yesterday.🎥📄
Why I wrote this book🎥📄




How to Stop Worrying and Start Living

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Author(s): Dale Carnegie
Published: 2004-10-05
Pages: 322
Category: Psychology
Number of Mentions: 6

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For the first time in trade paperback comes Dale Carnegie's classic, six-million copy bestselling guide to taking action and reducing life's worries.


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On self-help books🎥📄
How to transcend lingering psychological effects of fear, isolation, and chronic stress.🎥📄
The most valuable skills for securing financial freedom🎥📄
Book recommendations for dealing with uncertainty🎥📄
Favorite podcasts.🎥📄
Fear setting.🎥📄



Brotherhood of the Screaming Abyss

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Author(s): Dennis McKenna
Published: 2023-02-21
Pages: 0
Number of Mentions: 6

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Brotherhood of the Screaming Abyss: My Life with Terence McKenna, is an autobiographical account of renowned ethnobotanist Dennis McKenna's childhood, his relationship with his brother, and the author's experiences with and reflections on psychedelics, philosophy, and scientific innovation. Chronicling the McKenna brothers' childhood in western Colorado during the 1950s and 1960s, Dennis writes of his adolescent adventures including his first encounters with alcohol and drugs (many of which were facilitated by Terence), and the people and ideas that shaped them both. Brotherhood of the Screaming Abyss weaves personal narrative through philosophical ideas and tales of psychedelic experimentation. In this book, Dennis describes these inquiries with the wisdom of perspective. In his account of what has become known as "The Experiment at La Chorrera"-- which Terence documented in his own 1989 book, True Hallucinations -- Dennis describes how he had visions of merging mushroom and human DNA, the brothers' predictions for the future, and their evolving ideas about society and consciousness. He also offers an intellectual understanding of the hallucinogenic effects of high-dose psychedelic mushrooms and other psychedelic substances. Dennis, now world-renowned for this ethnobotanical work, describes in Brotherhood his early interests in cosmology and astrology, his sometimes rocky relationship with his older brother and how their paths diverged later in their lives. Dennis describes his academic career in between touching accounts of both his mother's and Terence's battles with cancer. In the 10th Anniversary edition of Brotherhood, Dennis reflects on scientific revelations, climate change, and the social and political crises of our time. The new edition also features both the original foreword by Luis Eduardo Luna and a new foreword by Dr. Bruce Damer. Brotherhood of the Screaming Abyss is a story about brotherhood, psychedelic experimentation, and the intertwining nature of science and myth.


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How Dennis and his brother Terence tuned in to “vegetable television” with the addition of an ayahuasca ingredient to their regular consumption of mushrooms and cannabis, and why even the components of tried-and-true ayahuasca are in constant flux depending on who’s making it.🎥📄
Tales of terror from the world of psilocybin cicadas, cordyceps zombies, and toxoplasmic rodents.🎥📄
What we can expect from an upcoming second edition of The Brotherhood of the Screaming Abyss, The BioGnosis Project (and its first associated documentary [to be screened at ESPD 55]), virtualizing the Herbarium in Iquitos, and other parting thoughts.🎥📄
Favorite book from the past year?🎥📄
On the trail of the "father of ethnobotany." My first encounter with R.E. Schultes.🎥📄
The legality of ayahuasca in different ICREAS contexts.🎥📄



Nutrition Facts you should know

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Author(s): SHIRISH KARNIK
Published: 2021-08-15
Pages: 121
Category: Health & Fitness
Number of Mentions: 6

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Nutrition facts for everybody NUTRITION THE LIMITING FACTOR Whether your goal is MUSCLE GAIN OR WEIGHT LOSS OR FAT LOSS NUTRITION is always the limiting factor. That is why it is always said You are what you EAT and What you do not EAT. To put it in other words What type of food a person should eat to either GAIN MUSCLES Or TO LOSE WEIGHT This has been topic of hot debate over last many years. Generally a very small percentage of overall population of any society is interested in Muscle Gain. This is mainly due to the common perception among people that gaining muscles or to become a body builder is okay till a particular age say maximum 30 to 35 years. After this age, generally people get married and have to look after family and their career. Those who are actually interested in gaining muscles, have very less knowledge about proper nutrition to support their body in making those gains which they are striving for. And since they are not getting proper results, they are discouraged and ultimately give up. At the same time, generally a large percentage of population of the same society is struggling to reduce weight or fat which they have accumulated over a period mainly due to their sedentary lifestyle and improper choice of food selection. The fact is that, both these groups are unaware of the fact that the key factor to achieve their totally contrasting goals is dependent on the same factor which is PROPER KNOWLEDGE OF THE FOOD SELECTION AND THE IDEAL NUTEIENT COMBINATION THEY SHOULD HAVE IN THEIR DAILY CONSUMPTION OF FOOD. There are a lot of misunderstanding about proper nutrition habits. The overall impression is that eating less food is ultimate for weight loss or fat loss. Or Higher portion of protein consumption is bad for health Due to this misconception and misunderstanding about proper nutrition, a high percentage of population is deprived of good nutrition benefits. As far as the young boys among whom gaining muscles or body building is favourite, they fall into two categories. The first category is that of young persons who have never gone to a gym and are shy of going to a gym . Whenever they join a gym they are taught exercises by the gym trainers for first few days but are not educated about proper nutrition habits mainly due to following factors. Lack of time with the trainer as there are many members Due to lack of knowledge beyond basic as most of the trainers are not qualified. Or they are more interested in providing personal training which many cannot simply afford. The other category is that of people who are seasoned weight training exercisers doing it for quite some time. These people are stuck up as they are not making progress beyond a certain point. If this category tries to seek information from internet, Then it may not be reliable. There may be conflicting views by different persons The information on internet is flooded with technical jargons giving technical names etc. with which the common man is not conversant. The end result because of all these factors is, people develop wrong habits of food consumption which ultimately damages their body and they miserably fail to achieve their goals. An attempt has been made in this book to educate masses about proper and good nutrition habits. Cover URL : NA


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Awareness

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Author(s): Anthony De Mello
Published: 2016-08-06
Pages: 84
Number of Mentions: 6

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The heart of Anthony de Mello's bestselling spiritual message is awareness. Mixing Christian spirituality, Buddhist parables, Hindu breathing exercises, and psychological insight, de Mello's words of hope come together in Awareness in a grand synthesis.


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The Power Broker

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Author(s): Robert A. Caro
Published: 1975-07-12
Pages: 1348
Category: Biography & Autobiography
Number of Mentions: 6

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PULITZER PRIZE WINNER • A modern American classic, this huge and galvanizing biography of Robert Moses reveals not only the saga of one man’s incredible accumulation of power but the story of his shaping (and mis-shaping) of twentieth-century New York. One of the Modern Library’s hundred greatest books of the twentieth century, Robert Caro's monumental book makes public what few outsiders knew: that Robert Moses was the single most powerful man of his time in the City and in the State of New York. And in telling the Moses story, Caro both opens up to an unprecedented degree the way in which politics really happens—the way things really get done in America's City Halls and Statehouses—and brings to light a bonanza of vital information about such national figures as Alfred E. Smith and Franklin D. Roosevelt (and the genesis of their blood feud), about Fiorello La Guardia, John V. Lindsay and Nelson Rockefeller. But The Power Broker is first and foremost a brilliant multidimensional portrait of a man—an extraordinary man who, denied power within the normal framework of the democratic process, stepped outside that framework to grasp power sufficient to shape a great city and to hold sway over the very texture of millions of lives. We see how Moses began: the handsome, intellectual young heir to the world of Our Crowd, an idealist. How, rebuffed by the entrenched political establishment, he fought for the power to accomplish his ideals. How he first created a miraculous flowering of parks and parkways, playlands and beaches—and then ultimately brought down on the city the smog-choked aridity of our urban landscape, the endless miles of (never sufficient) highway, the hopeless sprawl of Long Island, the massive failures of public housing, and countless other barriers to humane living. How, inevitably, the accumulation of power became an end in itself. Moses built an empire and lived like an emperor. He was held in fear—his dossiers could disgorge the dark secret of anyone who opposed him. He was, he claimed, above politics, above deals; and through decade after decade, the newspapers and the public believed. Meanwhile, he was developing his public authorities into a fourth branch of government known as "Triborough"—a government whose records were closed to the public, whose policies and plans were decided not by voters or elected officials but solely by Moses—an immense economic force directing pressure on labor unions, on banks, on all the city's political and economic institutions, and on the press, and on the Church. He doled out millions of dollars' worth of legal fees, insurance commissions, lucrative contracts on the basis of who could best pay him back in the only coin he coveted: power. He dominated the politics and politicians of his time—without ever having been elected to any office. He was, in essence, above our democratic system. Robert Moses held power in the state for 44 years, through the governorships of Smith, Roosevelt, Lehman, Dewey, Harriman and Rockefeller, and in the city for 34 years, through the mayoralties of La Guardia, O'Dwyer, Impellitteri, Wagner and Lindsay, He personally conceived and carried through public works costing 27 billion dollars—he was undoubtedly America's greatest builder. This is how he built and dominated New York—before, finally, he was stripped of his reputation (by the press) and his power (by Nelson Rockefeller). But his work, and his will, had been done.


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Alpha Pi Omicron Kappa Omicron Lambda Omicron Kappa Upsilon Nu Tau Omega Sigma Iota Σ. Or, a Mockery Upon the Death and Deification of Claudius Cæsar. Written in Latine by Lucius Annæus Seneca the Philosopher

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Author(s): Lucius Annaeus Seneca
Published: 1664
Pages: 20
Number of Mentions: 6

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Die Frühzeit des Menschen

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Author(s): Friedemann Schrenk
Published: 2016-02-25
Pages: 112
Category: Fiction
Number of Mentions: 6

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Afrika war die Wiege der Vor- und Urmenschen; es gibt keinen einzigen Fossilienfund aus irgendeinem Teil der Welt, der dies widerlegen könnte. Daher steht dieser Kontinent im Zentrum der Wissenschaft von den fossilen Menschen, der Paläoanthropologie. Ihre Fachvertreter versuchen, unter häufig schwierigsten Arbeitsbedingungen, die Stammesgeschichte des Menschen zu rekonstruieren. Sie brauchen eine fundierte wissenschaftliche Ausbildung, eine schier unendliche Geduld, um die Reste unserer Vorfahren aufzuspüren und zu bergen, modernste Technik, um sie zu untersuchen, und ein gut ausgebildetes Kombinationsvermögen, um das Puzzle zusammenzusetzen, aus dem sich ein zusammenhängendes Bild unserer eigenen Urgeschichte ergeben soll. Wo und wie Paläoanthropologen arbeiten, welche Erkenntnisse sie bislang gewonnen haben und welche neuen Fragen sich aus den Resultaten ihrer Forschung für den modernen Menschen ergeben, wird in dem vorliegenden Band verständlich und spannend geschildert.


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Finding My Virginity

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Author(s): Richard Branson
Published: 2018-06-09
Pages: 654
Category: Biography & Autobiography
Number of Mentions: 6

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Am Silvesterabend 1998, an der Schwelle zum neuen Millennium, beginnt nicht nur der zweite Teil seiner Biografie sondern auch Bransons zweites Leben – zwei Jahrzehnte, voll mit noch mehr Höhen und Tiefen, Rekorden und Grenzüberschreitungen. Doch es sind nicht nur die Höhenflüge, an denen Branson den Leser teilhaben lässt. "Wenn jemand sein Leben als eine einzige lange Erfolgsgeschichte beschreibt, wird das Buch niemand gern lesen. Außerdem ist derjenige wahrscheinlich ein Lügner." Und so gewährt Branson dem Leser auch einen intimen Einblick in sein Leben jenseits von Weltrekorden und Weltraumflügen, ein Leben, das nicht frei war von Misserfolgen, Rückschlägen und Krisen – doch aus jeder ist er nur noch stärker hervorgegangen. Ein einmaliger Blick auf das Leben eines außergewöhnlichen Menschen, dem schon sein damaliger Schuldirektor prophezeite: "Entweder du landest im Gefängnis oder wirst Millionär". Mit Finding My Virginity folgt 20 Jahre nach Erscheinen des Millionen-Bestsellers Losing My Virginity der zweite Teil der Autobiografie von Ausnahme-Unternehmer Sir Richard Branson. Mit 150 exklusiven und vielen, noch nie veröffentlichten Bildern aus Richard Bransons persönlichem Fotoalbum.


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Motherless Brooklyn

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Author(s): Jonathan Lethem
Published: 2019-03-02
Pages: 316
Category: Fiction
Number of Mentions: 6

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Ein ermordeter Mafi oso mit großem Herz und großer Klappe. Ein kleiner Gangster mit Tourette-Syndrom auf der Spur des Verbrechens. Messerscharfe Dialoge und grandioser Sprachwitz vor der Kulisse der Unterwelt Brooklyns. Das Waisenhaus St. Vincents in Brooklyn, frühe siebziger Jahre. Für Lionel Essrog, der am Tourette-Syndrom leidet, ist Frank Minna so etwas wie ein Erlöser. Der im ganzen Viertel beliebte Ganove taucht eines Tages auf und nimmt Lionel und drei weitere Jungs mit auf seine mysteriösen Streifzüge quer durch Brooklyn. Aus den vier Waisen werden so die Minna Men, die von Detektei bis Fahrdiensten alles anbieten. Ihre Tage und Nächte drehen sich um Frank, den Prinzen von Brooklyn, der mit großer Klappe durchs Leben eilt. Dann kommt die furchtbare Nacht, in der Frank niedergestochen wird und Lionel auf sich selbst gestellt ist. Auf der Suche nach Franks Mörder verstrickt er sich tiefer und tiefer in Brooklyns Unterwelt und die geheimen und unüberschaubaren Gesetze dieses Viertels, in dem niemand ist, was er zu sein scheint. "Eine geniale Mischung aus Spannung, Intelligenz und Kunstfertigkeit." Die Zeit


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Strategic updates to the story of Motherless Brooklyn.🎥📄
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Evolution and growth as an artist in the gestation of a film.🎥📄



The Obstacle Is the Way

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Author(s): Ryan Holiday
Published: 2014-05-01
Pages: 226
Category: Business & Economics
Number of Mentions: 5

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#1 Wall Street Journal Bestseller The Obstacle is the Way has become a cult classic, beloved by men and women around the world who apply its wisdom to become more successful at whatever they do. Its many fans include a former governor and movie star (Arnold Schwarzenegger), a hip hop icon (LL Cool J), an Irish tennis pro (James McGee), an NBC sportscaster (Michele Tafoya), and the coaches and players of winning teams like the New England Patriots, Seattle Seahawks, Chicago Cubs, and University of Texas men’s basketball team. The book draws its inspiration from stoicism, the ancient Greek philosophy of enduring pain or adversity with perseverance and resilience. Stoics focus on the things they can control, let go of everything else, and turn every new obstacle into an opportunity to get better, stronger, tougher. As Marcus Aurelius put it nearly 2000 years ago: “The impediment to action advances action. What stands in the way becomes the way.” Ryan Holiday shows us how some of the most successful people in history—from John D. Rockefeller to Amelia Earhart to Ulysses S. Grant to Steve Jobs—have applied stoicism to overcome difficult or even impossible situations. Their embrace of these principles ultimately mattered more than their natural intelligence, talents, or luck. If you’re feeling frustrated, demoralized, or stuck in a rut, this book can help you turn your problems into your biggest advantages. And along the way it will inspire you with dozens of true stories of the greats from every age and era.


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The Wrath of Cons (a Rex Nihilo Adventure)

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Author(s): Robert Kroese
Published: 2019-03-29
Pages: 226
Category: Fiction
Number of Mentions: 5

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Interstellar con man Rex Nihilo and his long-suffering robot sidekick Sasha are back, and they're neck-deep in their most outrageous scam yet: selling black market planets!Terraforming uninhabitable planets and selling them to criminals right under the nose of the repressive interstellar Malarchy is good work if you can get it, but there's a price: as the pair's profits soar, they find themselves on the run from... well, pretty much everybody. With the Malarchy breathing down their necks, the malevolent cult known as the Sp'ossels hot on their heels, and the Ursa Minor Mafia out for their cut, Rex and Sasha hop from planet to planet, with nothing but their wits and a motley crew of loyal friends to keep them alive.But when their antics draw the attention of an ancient intelligence determined to wipe humanity from the galaxy, they put their moneymaking plans on hold--and team up with their biggest rival--to save the galaxy once again.


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Waking Up

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Author(s): Sam Harris
Published: 2015-06-16
Pages: 256
Category: Body, Mind & Spirit
Number of Mentions: 5

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A guide to meditation as a rational spiritual practice informed by neuroscience and psychology considers how to learn from the examples of religious sages and saints from a secular and philosophical perspective without formally committing to religion. 100,000 first printing.


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The 22 Immutable Laws of Marketing

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Author(s): Al Ries, Jack Trout
Published: 1994
Pages: 143
Category: Business enterprises
Number of Mentions: 5

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Ries and Trout share their rules for certain successes in the world of marketing. Combining a wide-ranging historical overview with a keen eye for the future, the authors bring to light 22 superlative tools and innovative techniques for the international marketplace. Presented with irreverant but honest insights, their advice often flies in the face of conventional but not always successful wisdom. They explore marketing campaigns that have succeeded and those that have failed, why good ideas never lived up to expectations, and offer their own ideas on what would have worked better.


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Essentialism

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Author(s): Greg McKeown
Published: 2014-04-17
Pages: 274
Category: Business & Economics
Number of Mentions: 5

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Have you ever found yourself struggling with information overload? Have you ever felt both overworked and underutilised? Do you ever feel busy but not productive? If you answered yes to any of these, the way out is to become an Essentialist. In Essentialism, Greg McKeown, CEO of a Leadership and Strategy agency in Silicon Valley who has run courses at Apple, Google and Facebook, shows you how to achieve what he calls the disciplined pursuit of less. Being an Essentialist is about a disciplined way of thinking. It means challenging the core assumption of ‘We can have it all’ and ‘I have to do everything’ and replacing it with the pursuit of ‘the right thing, in the right way, at the right time'. By applying a more selective criteria for what is essential, the pursuit of less allows us to regain control of our own choices so we can channel our time, energy and effort into making the highest possible contribution toward the goals and activities that matter. Using the experience and insight of working with the leaders of the most innovative companies and organisations in the world, McKeown shows you how to put Essentialism into practice in your own life, so you too can achieve something great.


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Effortless

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Author(s): Greg McKeown
Published: 2021-04-27
Pages: 272
Category: Business & Economics
Number of Mentions: 5

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NEW YORK TIMES BESTSELLER • A Times (UK) Best Book of the Year • From the author of the million-copy-selling Essentialism comes an empowering guide to achieving your goals. It all starts with a simple principle: Not everything has to be so hard. “In a world beset by burnout, Greg McKeown’s work is essential.”—Daniel H. Pink, author of When, Drive, and To Sell Is Human “At a time when fear, uncertainty, and our ever-growing list of responsibilities have come to feel like much too much to handle, Effortless couldn’t be timelier, or more necessary.”—Eve Rodsky, author of Fair Play Do you ever feel like: • You’re teetering right on the edge of burnout? • You want to make a higher contribution, but lack the energy? • You’re running faster but not moving closer to your goals? • Everything is so much harder than it used to be? As high achievers, we’ve been conditioned to believe that the path to success is paved with relentless work. That if we want to overachieve, we have to overexert, overthink, and overdo. That if we aren’t perpetually exhausted, we’re not doing enough. But lately, working hard is more exhausting than ever. And the more depleted we get, the more effort it takes to make progress. Stuck in an endless loop of “Zoom, eat, sleep, repeat,” we’re often working twice as hard to achieve half as much. Getting ahead doesn’t have to be as hard as we make it. No matter what challenges or obstacles we face, there is a better way: instead of pushing ourselves harder, we can find an easier path. Effortless offers actionable advice for making the most essential activities the easiest ones, so you can achieve the results you want, without burning out. Effortless teaches you how to: • Turn tedious tasks into enjoyable rituals • Prevent frustration by solving problems before they arise • Set a sustainable pace instead of powering through • Make one-time choices that eliminate many future decisions • Simplify your processes by removing unnecessary steps • Make relationships easier to maintain and manage • And much more The effortless way isn't the lazy way. It's the smart way. It may even be the only way. Not every hard thing in life can be made easy. But we can make it easier to do more of what matters most.


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The 4-Hour Chef

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Author(s): Timothy Ferriss
Published: 2012-11-20
Pages: 0
Category: Cooking
Number of Mentions: 5

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Building on Timothy Ferriss's internationally successful "4-hour" franchise, The 4-Hour Chef transforms the way we cook, eat, and learn. Featuring recipes and cooking tricks from world-renowned chefs, and interspersed with the radically counterintuitive advice Ferriss's fans have come to expect, The 4-Hour Chef is a practical but unusual guide to mastering food and cooking, whether you are a seasoned pro or a blank-slate novice.


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The Effective Executive

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Author(s): Peter Drucker
Published: 2018-03-09
Pages: 198
Category: Business & Economics
Number of Mentions: 5

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The measure of the executive, Peter Drucker reminds us, is the ability to 'get the right things done'. Usually this involves doing what other people have overlooked, as well as avoiding what is unproductive. He identifies five talents as essential to effectiveness, and these can be learned; in fact, they must be learned just as scales must be mastered by every piano student regardless of his natural gifts. Intelligence, imagination and knowledge may all be wasted in an executive job without the acquired habits of mind that convert these into results. One of the talents is the management of time. Another is choosing what to contribute to the particular organization. A third is knowing where and how to apply your strength to best effect. Fourth is setting up the right priorities. And all of them must be knitted together by effective decision-making. How these can be developed forms the main body of the book. The author ranges widely through the annals of business and government to demonstrate the distinctive skill of the executive. He turns familiar experience upside down to see it in new perspective. The book is full of surprises, with its fresh insights into old and seemingly trite situations.


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From World City to the World in One City

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Author(s): Tim Bunnell
Published: 2016-02-08
Pages: 304
Category: Social Science
Number of Mentions: 5

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Tim Bunnell's book featured in the movie Pulang - the author has recently spoken in several interviews and programmes about how his fascination with the tales of Malay seamen in the UK led to writing this volume: #Showbiz: Sailing into a sea of heartwarming tales | New ... Coming home at last - thesundaily.my https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=eiFWYHLz5ok From World City to the World in One City examines changing geographies of Liverpool through and across the lives of Malay seamen who arrived in the city during its final years as a major imperial port. Draws upon life histories and memories of people who met at the Malay Club in Liverpool until its closure in 2007, to examine changing urban sites and landscapes as well as the city’s historically shifting constitutive connections In considering the historical presence of Malay seamen in Liverpool, draws attention to a group which has previously received only passing mention in historical and geographical studies of both that city, and of multi-ethnic Britain more widely Demonstrates that Liverpool-based Malay men sustained social connections with Southeast Asia long before scholars began to use terms such as ‘globalization’ or ‘transnationalism’ Based on a diverse range of empirical data, including interviews with members of the Malay Club in Liverpool and interviews in Southeast Asia, as well as archival and secondary sources Accessibly-written for non-academic audiences interested in the history and urban social geography of Liverpool


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The Gift Of Failure

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Author(s): Jessica Lahey
Published: 2015-09-03
Pages: 304
Category: Family & Relationships
Number of Mentions: 5

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All of us want the best for our children. But are we going about it the right way? In this fascinating book, packed with case studies and practical advice, Lahey proposes a gentle but vital shift in the way we parent.


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Albert Schweitzer.🎥📄
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Who would have thought that you could teach a dog Portuguese?🎥📄
A brush with a ghost-writer.🎥📄
Stephen King🎥📄



The Meat Paradox

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Author(s): Rob Percival
Published: 2022-03-03
Pages: 384
Category: Political Science
Number of Mentions: 5

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Our future diet will be shaped by diverse forces. It will be shaped by novel technologies and the logic of globalisation, by geopolitical tensions and the evolution of cultural preferences, by shocks to the status quo - pandemics and economic strife, the escalation of the climate and ecological crises - and by how we choose to respond. It will also be shaped by our emotions. It will be shaped by the meat paradox. 'Should we eat animals?' was, until recently, a question reserved for moral philosophers and an ethically minded minority, but it is now posed on restaurant menus and supermarket shelves, on social media and morning television. The recent surge in popularity for veganism in the UK, Europe and North America has created a rupture in the rites and rituals of meat, challenging the cultural narratives that sustain our omnivory. In The Meat Paradox, Rob Percival, an expert in the politics of meat, searches for the evolutionary origins of the meat paradox, asking when our relationship with meat first became emotionally and ethically complicated. Every society must eat, and meat provides an important source of nutrients. But every society is moved by its empathy. We must all find a way of balancing competing and contradictory imperatives. It is essential reading for anyone interested in the origins of our empathy, the psychology of our dietary choices, and anyone who has wondered whether they should or shouldn't eat meat.


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What is Element?🎥📄
Whats next For Dr. Antoni?🎥📄
LMNT: To claim your free LMNT Sample Packs (8 packets) only covering the cost of shipping go to DrinkLMNT.com/TIM! (Only for US customers)🎥📄
Start🎥📄
Parting thoughts🎥📄




The Overstory: A Novel

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Author(s): Richard Powers
Published: 2018-04-03
Pages: 512
Category: Fiction
Number of Mentions: 5

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Winner of the Pulitzer Prize in Fiction Shortlisted for the Man Booker Prize New York Times Bestseller A New York Times Notable Book and a Washington Post, Time, Oprah Magazine, Newsweek, Chicago Tribune, and Kirkus Reviews Best Book of 2018 "The best novel ever written about trees, and really just one of the best novels, period." —Ann Patchett The Overstory, winner of the 2019 Pulitzer Prize in Fiction, is a sweeping, impassioned work of activism and resistance that is also a stunning evocation of—and paean to—the natural world. From the roots to the crown and back to the seeds, Richard Powers’s twelfth novel unfolds in concentric rings of interlocking fables that range from antebellum New York to the late twentieth-century Timber Wars of the Pacific Northwest and beyond. There is a world alongside ours—vast, slow, interconnected, resourceful, magnificently inventive, and almost invisible to us. This is the story of a handful of people who learn how to see that world and who are drawn up into its unfolding catastrophe.


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Have you finished reading “Overstory” yet?🎥📄
Parting thoughts🎥📄
The books Dan most often gifts to others.🎥📄
Most gifted🎥📄
Hugh loves puzzles🎥📄



Why We Do What We Do

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Author(s): Dr Helena Boschi
Published: 2020-06-30
Pages: 352
Category: Self-Help
Number of Mentions: 5

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Practical tools and tips to lead a healthy and productive life The brain is the basis of everything we do: how we behave, communicate, feel, remember, pay attention, create, influence and decide. Why We Do What We Do combines scientific research with concrete examples and illustrative stories to clarify the complex mechanisms of the human brain. It offers valuable insights into how our brain works every day, at home and at work, and provides practical ideas and tips to help us lead happy, healthy and productive lives. • Learn about how your brain functions • Find out how emotions can be overcome or last a lifetime • Access your brain’s natural ability to focus and concentrate • Think creatively The thoughts you have and the words that you speak all have an effect on your neural architecture — and this book explains what that means in a way you can understand.


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Intro🎥📄
Tools and tricks I am looking forward to for the next decade?🎥📄
Start🎥📄
Start🎥📄
Jerry’s billboard🎥📄



Die Schmahamas-Verschwörung

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Author(s): Paluten, Klaas Kern
Published: 2018-03-29
Pages: 167
Category: Young Adult Fiction
Number of Mentions: 5

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Herzlich Willkommen zurück in der Welt von Minecraft Freedom! Heute ist Palutens Glückstag. Er hat eine Reise gewonnen! Zusammen mit seinem besten Freund, dem Schwein Edgar, geht es auf die Schmahamas. Sandstrand, Schirmchendrinks und einfach mal ausspannen. Doch die einheimischen Schmalamas machen den beiden einen Strich durch die Rechnung, denn sie verhalten sich ganz komisch. Irgendetwas stimmt hier nicht ... Paluten und Edgar ermitteln und decken dabei ein dunkles Geheimnis auf. Ob es Ihnen gelingt, die Schmalamas zu retten? Allein können sie es jedenfalls nicht schaffen. Sie brauchen Hilfe - und zwar ausgerechnet von einem lange verschollenen Feind. Chaotische Abenteuer erwarten euch in diesem Freedom-Roman, wenn Team Edgar wieder auf Reisen geht! Mit von der Partie sind alte Freunde wie General Dieter, Professor Ente und Banani und Banunu. Aber auch Widersacher von früher, die sich überraschend als Verbündete herausstellen, lassen sich blicken. Durch zahlreiche Illustrationen werden die Figuren zum Leben erweckt. Oh, und es gibt Lamas. Lamas!!!


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Sebastians pulse-pounding ordeal last summer.🎥📄
Sebastian's recent near-death experience.🎥📄
Catalyst for writing Freedom🎥📄
The role of women in popular uprisings, and why the police dread them.🎥📄
The Duality of Violence🎥📄



The Lessons of History

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Author(s): Will Durant, Ariel Durant
Published: 2012-08-21
Pages: 128
Category: History
Number of Mentions: 5

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A concise survey of the culture and civilization of mankind, The Lessons of History is the result of a lifetime of research from Pulitzer Prize–winning historians Will and Ariel Durant. With their accessible compendium of philosophy and social progress, the Durants take us on a journey through history, exploring the possibilities and limitations of humanity over time. Juxtaposing the great lives, ideas, and accomplishments with cycles of war and conquest, the Durants reveal the towering themes of history and give meaning to our own.


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Does Balaji believe the changes we’re about to experience en masse will be mostly positive or mostly negative?🎥📄
The books on Naval Ravikant’s Kindle🎥📄
More book recommendations🎥📄
Books and reading🎥📄
What Kevin gets most out of reading history books🎥📄



BE 2.0 (Beyond Entrepreneurship 2.0)

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Author(s): Jim Collins
Published: 2020-12-01
Pages: 352
Category: Business & Economics
Number of Mentions: 5

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From Jim Collins, the most influential business thinker of our era, comes an ambitious upgrade of his classic, Beyond Entrepreneurship, that includes all-new findings and world-changing insights. What's the roadmap to create a company that not only survives its infancy but thrives, changing the world for decades to come? Nine years before the publication of his epochal bestseller Good to Great, Jim Collins and his mentor, Bill Lazier, answered this question in their bestselling book, Beyond Entrepreneurship. Beyond Entrepreneurship left a definitive mark on the business community, influencing the young pioneers who were, at that time, creating the technology revolution that was birthing in Silicon Valley. Decades later, successive generations of entrepreneurs still turn to the strategies outlined in Beyond Entrepreneurship to answer the most pressing business questions. BE 2.0 is a new and improved version of the book that Jim Collins and Bill Lazier wrote years ago. In BE 2.0, Jim Collins honors his mentor, Bill Lazier, who passed away in 2005, and reexamines the original text of Beyond Entrepreneurship with his 2020 perspective. The book includes the original text of Beyond Entrepreneurship, as well as four new chapters and fifteen new essays. BE 2.0 pulls together the key concepts across Collins' thirty years of research into one integrated framework called The Map. The result is a singular reading experience, which presents a unified vision of company creation that will fascinate not only Jim's millions of dedicated readers worldwide, but also introduce a new generation to his remarkable work.


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Intro🎥📄
Of decline and self-diagnosis🎥📄
Q: Why build visionary businesses?🎥📄
Question for Jim🎥📄
Bestselling book, Beyond Entrepreneurship 2.0🎥📄



Brave New World

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Author(s): Aldous Huxley
Published: 2011-07-01
Pages: 246
Category: Fiction
Number of Mentions: 5

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This classic novel of a perfectly engineered society is “one of the most prophetic dystopian works of the twentieth century” (The Wall Street Journal). Half a millennium from now, in the World State, the watchword is that every one belongs to every one else. No matter what class of human you are bred to be—from the intellectual Alphas to the Epsilons who provide the manual labor—you are a part of the efficient, well-oiled whole. You are nourished, secure, and blissfully serene thanks to the freely distributed drug called soma. And while sex is strongly encouraged, the old way of procreation is forbidden, eliminating even the pains of childbirth. But when a man and woman journey beyond these confines to where the “savages” reside, and bring back two outsiders, the cracks begin to show. Named as one of the 100 best English-language novels of the twentieth century by the Modern Library, Brave New World is one of the first truly dystopian novels. Influenced by the historic events of Huxley’s era yet as relevant today as ever, it is a remarkable depiction of the conflict between progress and the human spirit. “Chilling. . . . That he gave us the dark side of genetic engineering in 1932 is amazing.” —Providence Journal-Bulletin “It is a frightening experience, indeed, to discover how much of his satirical prediction of a distant future became reality in so short a time.” —The New York Times Book Review


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The Most Unfair Expectation in Our Culture🎥📄
Federico Fellini relics🎥📄
Nugget🎥📄
Happiness Is A Friendly Pat On The Back From Your Dumb Strong, Fat🎥📄
Avoiding Consumerism🎥📄



Mating in Captivity

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Author(s): Esther Perel
Published: 2012-02-16
Pages: 252
Category: Health & Fitness
Number of Mentions: 5

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When you love someone, how does it feel? And when you desire someone, how is it different? In Mating in Captivity, Esther Perel looks at the story of sex in committed couples. Modern romance promises it all - a lifetime of togetherness, intimacy and erotic desire. In reality, it's hard to want what you already have. Our quest for secure love conflicts with our pursuit of passion. And often, the very thing that got us to into our relationships - lust - is the one thing that goes missing from them. Determined to reconcile the erotic and the domestic, Perel explains why democracy is a passion killer in the bedroom. Argues for playfulness, distance, and uncertainty. And shows what it takes to bring lust home. Smart, sexy and explosively original, Mating in Captivity is the monogamist's essential bedside read.


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Chance and choice🎥📄
Ethical options for sexual listlessness🎥📄
Historically condemned and universally practiced” adultery🎥📄
Seven: B🎥📄
Nine: Can Love Last?🎥📄



Wild

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Author(s): Cheryl Strayed
Published: 2012-03-20
Pages: 338
Category: Biography & Autobiography
Number of Mentions: 5

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#1 NEW YORK TIMES BESTSELLER • A powerful, blazingly honest memoir: the story of an eleven-hundred-mile solo hike that broke down a young woman reeling from catastrophe—and built her back up again. At twenty-two, Cheryl Strayed thought she had lost everything. In the wake of her mother’s death, her family scattered and her own marriage was soon destroyed. Four years later, with nothing more to lose, she made the most impulsive decision of her life. With no experience or training, driven only by blind will, she would hike more than a thousand miles of the Pacific Crest Trail from the Mojave Desert through California and Oregon to Washington State—and she would do it alone. Told with suspense and style, sparkling with warmth and humor, Wild powerfully captures the terrors and pleasures of one young woman forging ahead against all odds on a journey that maddened, strengthened, and ultimately healed her.


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When Things Fall Apart🎥📄
Do your best🎥📄
Questions 101🎥📄
What is an unusual habit or absurd thing that you love?🎥📄
Popular app lists🎥📄



Setting the Table

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Author(s): Danny Meyer
Published: 2009-10-13
Pages: 244
Category: Business & Economics
Number of Mentions: 4

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The bestselling business book from award-winning restauranteur Danny Meyer, of Union Square Cafe, Gramercy Tavern, and Shake Shack Seventy-five percent of all new restaurant ventures fail, and of those that do stick around, only a few become icons. Danny Meyer started Union Square Cafe when he was 27, with a good idea and hopeful investors. He is now the co-owner of a restaurant empire. How did he do it? How did he beat the odds in one of the toughest trades around? In this landmark book, Danny shares the lessons he learned developing the dynamic philosophy he calls Enlightened Hospitality. The tenets of that philosophy, which emphasize strong in-house relationships as well as customer satisfaction, are applicable to anyone who works in any business. Whether you are a manager, an executive, or a waiter, Danny’s story and philosophy will help you become more effective and productive, while deepening your understanding and appreciation of a job well done. Setting the Table is landmark a motivational work from one of our era’s most gifted and insightful business leaders.


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Intro🎥📄
Parting thoughts🎥📄
Chip's most gifted books🎥📄
Danny Meyer🎥📄



Anything You Want

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Author(s): Derek Sivers
Published: 2015-09-15
Pages: 86
Category: Business & Economics
Number of Mentions: 4

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'I love this book! If you want a true manifesto, a guidebook with clear signposts, and a fun ride you'll return to again and again, you have it here in this book. I hope you enjoy it as much as I did' Tim Ferriss, author of The 4-Hour Workweek The iconic manifesto on lessons learned while becoming an entrepreneur ------------------------------------------------------------------ You don't need a visionary master plan, loads of funding or a brilliant team to start a business. When Derek Sivers started CD Baby, he wasn't planning on building a major business. He was a successful independent musician who just wanted to sell his CDs online. He started in 1998 by helping his friends sell their CDs too. In 2000, he hired his first employee. Eight years later, he sold CD Baby for $22 million. Sivers didn't need a business plan and neither do you. You don't need to think big; in fact, it's better if you don't. Anything You Want will inspire you to start with what you have, care about your customers more than yourself, and run your business like you don't need the money. ------------------------------------------------------------------ 'Some of the best hours you'll ever spend will be reading Derek Sivers's new book...Anything You Want' Forbes


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Getting honest feedback from past managers.🎥📄
Intro🎥📄
One of my favorite humans, Derek, and a better way to think about success.🎥📄
Who is Derek Sivers?🎥📄




Competitive Strategy

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Author(s): Michael E. Porter
Published: 1980
Pages: 424
Category: Competition
Number of Mentions: 4

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Presents the comprehensive framework of analytical techniques to help a firm analyze its industry as a whole and predict the industry's future evolution, to understand its competitors and its own position ...


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The book Bill calls “the most efficient short-form MBA one can find.”🎥📄
Micro vs. macro investing.🎥📄
Return On Invested Capital (ROIC).🎥📄
Equal partnership over hierarchy.🎥📄



The Hero's Journey

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Author(s): Joseph Campbell
Published: 2003
Pages: 300
Category: Body, Mind & Spirit
Number of Mentions: 4

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Joseph Campbell, arguably the greatest mythologist of our time, was certainly one of our greatest storytellers. This new cloth edition of The Hero's Journey, published to celebrate the 100th anniversary of Campbell's birth, recounts his own quest and conveys the excitement of his lifelong exploration of our mythic traditions, what he called "the one great story of mankind."


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Rites of passage.🎥📄
During his own hero’s journey, what did Steven’s refusal of the call look like compared to that of other notable figures from ancient and modern mythology?🎥📄
How Guy views the success of How I Built This🎥📄
How to make it through your own descent into the ashes🎥📄



Getting Things Done

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Author(s): David Allen
Published: 2015-03-17
Pages: 354
Category: Business & Economics
Number of Mentions: 4

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The book Lifehack calls "The Bible of business and personal productivity." "A completely revised and updated edition of the blockbuster bestseller from 'the personal productivity guru'"—Fast Company Since it was first published almost fifteen years ago, David Allen’s Getting Things Done has become one of the most influential business books of its era, and the ultimate book on personal organization. “GTD” is now shorthand for an entire way of approaching professional and personal tasks, and has spawned an entire culture of websites, organizational tools, seminars, and offshoots. Allen has rewritten the book from start to finish, tweaking his classic text with important perspectives on the new workplace, and adding material that will make the book fresh and relevant for years to come. This new edition of Getting Things Done will be welcomed not only by its hundreds of thousands of existing fans but also by a whole new generation eager to adopt its proven principles.


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What the AI-amplified decade ahead might look like.🎥📄
Self-improvement.🎥📄
Intro🎥📄
Evan Williams’ superpowers🎥📄



The Psychology of Money

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Author(s): Morgan Housel
Published: 2020-09-08
Pages: 256
Category: Business & Economics
Number of Mentions: 4

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Doing well with money isn’t necessarily about what you know. It’s about how you behave. And behavior is hard to teach, even to really smart people. Money—investing, personal finance, and business decisions—is typically taught as a math-based field, where data and formulas tell us exactly what to do. But in the real world people don’t make financial decisions on a spreadsheet. They make them at the dinner table, or in a meeting room, where personal history, your own unique view of the world, ego, pride, marketing, and odd incentives are scrambled together. In The Psychology of Money, award-winning author Morgan Housel shares 19 short stories exploring the strange ways people think about money and teaches you how to make better sense of one of life’s most important topics.


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How to write a timeless, universal book🎥📄
On slow productivity and playing your own game while understanding the rules by which other people play🎥📄
Start🎥📄
Guessing at the future of text vs. audio/video.🎥📄



Bhagavad-gita As It Is

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Author(s): His Divine Grace A. C. Bhaktivedanta Swami Prabhupada
Published: None
Pages: 944
Category: Philosophy
Number of Mentions: 4

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The largest-selling edition of the Gita in the Western world, Bhagavad-gita As It Is is more than a book. It is alive with knowledge and devotion; thus it has the power to change your life for the better. Bhagavad-gita is knowledge of five basic truths and the relationship of each truth to the other: These five truths are Krishna, or God, the individual soul, the material world, action in this world, and time. The Gita lucidly explains the nature of consciousness, the self, and the universe. It is the essence of India's spiritual wisdom, the answers to questions posed by philosophers for centuries. In translating the Gita, A. C. Bhaktivedanta Swami Prabhupada has remained loyal to the intended meaning of Krishna's words, and thus he has unlocked all the secrets of the ancient knowledge of the Gita and placed them before us as an exciting opportunity for self-improvement and spiritual fulfillment. The Gita is a conversation between Krishna and His dear friend Arjuna. At the last moment before entering a battle between brothers and friends, the great warrior Arjuna begins to wonder: Why should he fight? What is the meaning of his life? Where is he going after death? In response, Krishna brings His friend from perplexity to spiritual enlightenment, and each one of us is invited to walk the same path.


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A turning point: why Jon almost never gets angry anymore.🎥📄
Taking LSD for the first time.🎥📄
Why does Steven believe Resistance with a capital R exists? What purpose could it possibly serve?🎥📄
Finding the way to A Coaching and Reframing Fears🎥📄



Brain Energy

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Author(s): Christopher M. Palmer, MD
Published: 2022-11-15
Pages: 312
Category: Psychology
Number of Mentions: 4

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Nautilus Book Awards Gold Winner in Psychology/Mental & Emotional Well-Bein Foreword INDIES Book of the Year Finalist in Health 2023 Next Generation Indie Book Awards Finalist This is the book that will forever change the way we understand and treat mental health. If you or someone you love is affected by mental illness, it might change your life. We are in the midst of a global mental health crisis, and mental illnesses are on the rise. But what causes mental illness? And why are mental health problems so hard to treat? Drawing on decades of research, Harvard psychiatrist Dr. Chris Palmer outlines a revolutionary new understanding that for the first time unites our existing knowledge about mental illness within a single framework: Mental disorders are metabolic disorders of the brain. Brain Energy explains this new understanding of mental illness in detail, from symptoms and risk factors to what is happening in brain cells. Palmer also sheds light on the new treatment pathways this theory opens up—which apply to all mental disorders, including anxiety, depression, ADHD, alcoholism, eating disorders, bipolar disorder, autism, and even schizophrenia. Brain Energy pairs cutting-edge science with practical advice and strategies to help people reclaim their mental health. This groundbreaking book reveals: Why classifying mental disorders as “separate” conditions is misleading The clear connections between mental illness and disorders linked to metabolism, including diabetes, heart attacks, strokes, pain disorders, obesity, Alzheimer’s disease, and epilepsy The link between metabolism and every factor known to play a role in mental health, including genetics, inflammation, hormones, neurotransmitters, sleep, stress, and trauma The evidence that current mental health treatments, including both medications and therapies, likely work by affecting metabolism New treatments available today that readers can use to promote long-term healing Palmer puts together the pieces of the mental illness puzzle to provide answers and offer hope. Brain Energy will transform the field of mental health, and the lives of countless people around the world.


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Start🎥📄
The backstory of Brain Energy‘s dedication.🎥📄
Resources to share with doctors open to conversation about these issues.🎥📄
Parting thoughts.🎥📄



Why Do Moths Drink Elephants' Tears?

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Author(s): Matt Walker
Published: 2007-10-25
Pages: 228
Category: Animals
Number of Mentions: 4

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The first professionally researched miscellany guide to the animal kingdom, packed with fascinating and bizarre facts_ Did you know that the male flour beetle is the only animal which can mate and impregnate a female he has never met?_ That virgin male butterflies make better lovers than more experienced ones?_ Or that rats can learn the difference between Dutch and Japanese?Why Do Moths Drink Elephants' Tears? is an entertaining and addictive collection of eclectic insights and unusual facts, detailing the wondrous diversity of animal life that surrounds us.


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Matt Walker🎥📄
A caffeine-free breakfast🎥📄
Dreams and sleep🎥📄
Covid Creativity🎥📄



4000 Weeks

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Author(s): Robert Bosman
Published: 2011-05-01
Pages: 140
Category: Body, Mind & Spirit
Number of Mentions: 4

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To live or to be lived... that's the question! 'It was the day that changed my life. But of course I had no clue about that when it happened. I sat that day on a bench in Stanley Park, Vancouver. And I had never felt so sad... so very sad... My life had become a bad dream, almost a horror movie... I still couldn't believe that the angry young man I was only two decades ago, had become such a misery... in poor health... substantially overweighted... income too low, debt too high... And always tired... so tired!' With these words starts Jeffrey Tamson's amazing story. Words that could have been spoken by many millions all over the globe. But then the miracle happens: an unexpected encounter triggers a series of events in which Jeffrey discovers 'the way back home', as he calls it. He discovers the astonishing results of recent brain and DNA research, that prove the tremendous opportunities we human beings have to live a great live! He learns how our mind functions and finds, in an amazingly short span of time, the major principles for living a happy, healthy and wealthy life. Jeffrey's compelling and encouraging story blends scientific facts with practical wisdom and the art of life. This book can be your encounter with a bright future... Edition: monochrome


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Cosmic insignificance therapy (via Four Thousand Weeks).🎥📄
Novels are empathy machines.”🎥📄
Are humans inherently self-destructive?🎥📄
The importance of engaging with thinkers representing different ideas and values.🎥📄



Goodbye Office, Hello World! Find Freedom, Work From Anywhere and Travel the World

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Author(s): Tim Roberts
Published: 2022-10-19
Pages: 78
Category: Business & Economics
Number of Mentions: 4

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“You don’t have to follow the path set by others. With Tim’s help, you can create the life of adventure you deserve. This book will show you the way, but you’ll have to take the first step. The world is waiting." Jeff Goins, bestselling author of The Art of Work "If your goal is to explore the world while working, learning & growing, this book is essential reading." Robert Gerrish, Founder of Flying Solo, Author of 'The 1 - Minute Commute', presenter & podcaster. In the new “work from anywhere” economy, today’s workforce demands more flexibility, freedom, and financial stability. The combination of technology and the roll-on effects of the pandemic has shifted the power from the corporation to the individual. If you can’t get the outcome you desire, you need to acquire the right freelance and digital skills so you can. This book shows you how. In just a few years, Tim went from working a dead-end full-time office job to becoming location independent, all self-taught online for little money. As a result, he gained newfound freedom and zest for life. Becoming a digital nomad meant Tim could travel the world sustainably and swap the office for the shade of a palm tree, but he couldn’t have done it without assistance from the gig and sharing economies. Written in an honest, down-to-earth style, Goodbye Office, Hello World! empowers you to gain better work/lifestyle balance & integration by becoming location independent and free to travel the world. You only live once... so start living! Goodbye Office, Hello World teaches you: How to be a digital nomad with no skills by leveraging the gig economy How to find freedom as a location-independent freelancer online All the countries offering a digital nomad visa How to develop the right mindset and overcome imposter syndrome How to work remotely like a pro and travel the world How to use the sharing economy and reward points to sustain travel How to land that perfect “work from anywhere” job The role of cryptocurrency in the future of work, freelancing, and nomad life And a whole lot more! You're only one decision away from altering the course of your life for the better. Let reading this book be that decision.


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Marketing The 4-Hour Workweek in 2007 vs. 2022.🎥📄
If only we had [fill in the blank] Our problems would be solved.🎥📄
How salman overcame his history of depression🎥📄
Desert Island Discs🎥📄



The Gift of Fear

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Author(s): Gavin De Becker
Published: 1998
Pages: 442
Category: Fear
Number of Mentions: 4

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True fear is a gift. Unwarranted fear is a curse. Learn how to tell the difference. A date won't take "no" for an answer. The new nanny gives a mother an uneasy feeling. A stranger in a deserted parking lot offers unsolicited help. The threat of violence surrounds us every day. But we can protect ourselves, by learning to trust--and act on--our gut instincts. In this empowering book, Gavin de Becker, the man Oprah Winfrey calls the nation's leading expert on violent behavior, shows you how to spot even subtle signs of danger--before it's too late. Shattering the myth that most violent acts are unpredictable, de Becker, whose clients include top Hollywood stars and government agencies, offers specific ways to protect yourself and those you love, including...how to act when approached by a stranger...when you should fear someone close to you...what to do if you are being stalked...how to uncover the source of anonymous threats or phone calls...the biggest mistake you can make with a threatening person...and more. Learn to spot the danger signals others miss. It might just save your life.


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What am I missing by choosing to worry or be afraid?🎥📄
The Gift of Fear🎥📄
How to overcome the fear of public speaking🎥📄
Psychedelics — overview🎥📄




The Myth of Normal

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Author(s): Gabor Maté
Published: 2022-09-15
Pages: 352
Category: Psychology
Number of Mentions: 4

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We tend to believe that normality equals health. Yet what is the norm in the Western world? Mental illness is on an unstoppable rise. Some 45% of Europeans suffer high blood pressure, and nearly 70% of Americans take at least one prescription drug. Illness and trauma are defining how we live. In his new masterpiece, renowned physician, addiction expert and author Gabor Mate dissects the underlying causes of this malaise - physical and emotional, and connects the dots between our personal suffering and the pressures of modern-day living. Over four decades of clinical experience, Dr Mate has found that the common definition of 'normal' is false- virtually all disease is actually a natural reflection of life in an abnormal culture, as we grow further and further apart from our true selves. But he also shows us the pathway to reconnection and healing. Filled with stories of people in the grip of illness or in the triumphant wake of recovery, this life-affirming book shows how true health is possible - if we are willing to embrace authenticity above social expectations. The Myth of Normal is Gabor Mate's most ambitious, compassionate and urgent book yet.


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Start🎥📄
What Gabor hopes The Myth of Normal readers don’t miss.🎥📄
Finding and listening to one’s inner voice or calling.🎥📄
Parting thoughts.🎥📄



More Money Than God

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Author(s): Sebastian Mallaby
Published: 2011-05-03
Pages: 497
Category: Business & Economics
Number of Mentions: 4

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Wealthy, powerful, and potentially dangerous, hedge-find managers have emerged as the stars of twenty-first century capitalism. Based on unprecedented access to the industry, More Money Than God provides the first authoritative history of hedge funds. This is the inside story of their origins in the 1960s and 1970s, their explosive battles with central banks in the 1980s and 1990s, and finally their role in the financial crisis of 2007-9. Hedge funds reward risk takers, so they tend to attract larger-than-life personalities. Jim Simons began life as a code-breaker and mathematician, co-authoring a paper on theoretical geometry that led to breakthroughs in string theory. Ken Griffin started out trading convertible bonds from his Harvard dorm room. Paul Tudor Jones happily declared that a 1929-style crash would be 'total rock-and-roll' for him. Michael Steinhardt was capable of reducing underlings to sobs. 'All I want to do is kill myself,' one said. 'Can I watch?' Steinhardt responded. A saga of riches and rich egos, this is also a history of discovery. Drawing on insights from mathematics, economics and psychology to crack the mysteries of the market, hedge funds have transformed the world, spawning new markets in exotic financial instruments and rewriting the rules of capitalism. And while major banks, brokers, home lenders, insurers and money market funds failed or were bailed out during the crisis of 2007-9, the hedge-fund industry survived the test, proving that money can be successfully managed without taxpayer safety nets. Anybody pondering fixes to the financial system could usefully start here: the future of finance lies in the history of hedge funds.


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Most portfolio companies at Sequoia increase in value after distribution, especially if holding for an additional 12 months.🎥📄
Fin tweeting heavy hitters🎥📄
Ray’s self-talk🎥📄
When emotion and machines agree...🎥📄



What We Owe the Future

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Author(s): William MacAskill
Published: 2022-08-16
Pages: 425
Category: Philosophy
Number of Mentions: 4

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An Instant New York Times Bestseller “This book will change your sense of how grand the sweep of human history could be, where you fit into it, and how much you could do to change it for the better. It's as simple, and as ambitious, as that.” —Ezra Klein An Oxford philosopher makes the case for “longtermism” — that positively influencing the long-term future is a key moral priority of our time. The fate of the world is in our hands. Humanity’s written history spans only five thousand years. Our yet-unwritten future could last for millions more — or it could end tomorrow. Astonishing numbers of people could lead lives of great happiness or unimaginable suffering, or never live at all, depending on what we choose to do today. In What We Owe The Future, philosopher William MacAskill argues for longtermism, that idea that positively influencing the distant future is a key moral priority of our time. From this perspective, it’s not enough to reverse climate change or avert the next pandemic. We must ensure that civilization would rebound if it collapsed; counter the end of moral progress; and prepare for a planet where the smartest beings are digital, not human. If we make wise choices today, our grandchildren’s grandchildren will thrive, knowing we did everything we could to give them a world full of justice, hope and beauty.


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Recommended reading.🎥📄
What is longtermism, and why did Will write What We Owe the Future?🎥📄
Longtermist-minded resources and actions we can take now.🎥📄
Parting thoughts.🎥📄



Neunzehnhundertvierundachtzig

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Author(s): George Orwell
Published: 2002-08
Pages: 392
Number of Mentions: 4

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Im Orwell-Staat wird eine neue Sprache verordnet, das sogenannte 'Neusprech'. Zusammen mit dem sogenannten 'Zwiedenk' soll den Menschen das Denken abgewöhnt werden. Orwell beschriebt eindrucksvoll, wie durch Veränderung der Sprache der Manipulation des Volkes durch die herrschende Klasse Tür und Tor geöffnet werden kann. Besonders deutlich wird das, wenn die unmenschlichsten Züge eines Systems mit wohllautenden Namen besetzt sind. So gibt es zum Beispiel ein 'Liebesministerium'. Es sorgt nicht etwa für den liebevollen Umgang der Menschen untereinander, sondern 'lehrt' den Abtrünnigen und Andersdenkenden mittels grausamster Foltermethoden den 'Großen Bruder' zu lieben. Im 'Ministerium für Wahrheit' werden Geschichte und Gegenwart dem gegenwärtigen politischen System angepasst.Wahr ist, was der 'Große Bruder' als wahr definiert. Dem Volk wird klargemacht, dass alles immer schon so war, wie es jetzt ist. Anderslautendes wird aus Zeitschriften und Büchern und damit aus dem Gedächtnis der Menschen systematisch entfernt. Das 'Friedensministerium' hingegen plant 'Friedensmissionen', die nichts anderes sind als Kriegseinsätze. Wer wollte sich da noch wundern, dass sich hinter 'Lustlagern' Zwangsarbeitslager der übelsten Art verbergen.


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Perils of AI considered plausible by the people who create it.🎥📄
Gift vs commmerce🎥📄
Nugget🎥📄
Will Your Toaster and Thermostat Befriend Or Betray You First?🎥📄



Thinking, Fast and Slow

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Author(s): Daniel Kahneman
Published: 2011-10-25
Pages: 511
Category: Psychology
Number of Mentions: 4

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Major New York Times bestseller Winner of the National Academy of Sciences Best Book Award in 2012 Selected by the New York Times Book Review as one of the ten best books of 2011 A Globe and Mail Best Books of the Year 2011 Title One of The Economist's 2011 Books of the Year One of The Wall Street Journal's Best Nonfiction Books of the Year 2011 2013 Presidential Medal of Freedom Recipient Kahneman's work with Amos Tversky is the subject of Michael Lewis's The Undoing Project: A Friendship That Changed Our Minds In his mega bestseller, Thinking, Fast and Slow, Daniel Kahneman, the renowned psychologist and winner of the Nobel Prize in Economics, takes us on a groundbreaking tour of the mind and explains the two systems that drive the way we think. System 1 is fast, intuitive, and emotional; System 2 is slower, more deliberative, and more logical. The impact of overconfidence on corporate strategies, the difficulties of predicting what will make us happy in the future, the profound effect of cognitive biases on everything from playing the stock market to planning our next vacation—each of these can be understood only by knowing how the two systems shape our judgments and decisions. Engaging the reader in a lively conversation about how we think, Kahneman reveals where we can and cannot trust our intuitions and how we can tap into the benefits of slow thinking. He offers practical and enlightening insights into how choices are made in both our business and our personal lives—and how we can use different techniques to guard against the mental glitches that often get us into trouble. Winner of the National Academy of Sciences Best Book Award and the Los Angeles Times Book Prize and selected by The New York Times Book Review as one of the ten best books of 2011, Thinking, Fast and Slow is destined to be a classic.


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Red mist, white noise, and fast math.🎥📄
How to become a better skeptic.🎥📄
Navigating risk🎥📄
The power of piloting for focus and meditation.🎥📄



Letters of Note

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Author(s): Shaun Usher
Published: 2021-10-28
Pages: 641
Category: History
Number of Mentions: 4

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Letters of Note, the book based on the beloved website of the same name, became an instant classic on publication in 2013, selling hundreds of thousands of copies. This new edition sees the collection of the world's most entertaining, inspiring and unusual letters updated with fourteen riveting new missives and a new introduction from curator Shaun Usher. From Virginia Woolf's heart-breaking suicide letter to Queen Elizabeth II's recipe for drop scones sent to President Eisenhower; from the first recorded use of the expression 'OMG' in a letter to Winston Churchill, to Gandhi's appeal for calm to Hitler; and from Iggy Pop's beautiful letter of advice to a troubled young fan, to Leonardo da Vinci's remarkable job application letter, Letters of Note is a celebration of the power of written correspondence which captures the humour, seriousness, sadness and brilliance that make up all of our lives.


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Recent revolutionary thoughts about evolution🎥📄
Chimpanzee geography🎥📄
Reflective books for oneself or others.🎥📄
Why Kevin has chosen to do a podcast.🎥📄



How To Win Friends And Influence People

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Author(s): Dale Carnegie
Published: 2022-05-17
Pages: 259
Category: Self-Help
Number of Mentions: 4

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"How to Win Friends and Influence People" is one of the first best-selling self-help books ever published. It can enable you to make friends quickly and easily, help you to win people to your way of thinking, increase your influence, your prestige, your ability to get things done, as well as enable you to win new clients, new customers._x000D_ Twelve Things This Book Will Do For You:_x000D_ Get you out of a mental rut, give you new thoughts, new visions, new ambitions._x000D_ Enable you to make friends quickly and easily._x000D_ Increase your popularity._x000D_ Help you to win people to your way of thinking._x000D_ Increase your influence, your prestige, your ability to get things done._x000D_ Enable you to win new clients, new customers._x000D_ Increase your earning power._x000D_ Make you a better salesman, a better executive._x000D_ Help you to handle complaints, avoid arguments, keep your human contacts smooth and pleasant._x000D_ Make you a better speaker, a more entertaining conversationalist._x000D_ Make the principles of psychology easy for you to apply in your daily contacts._x000D_ Help you to arouse enthusiasm among your associates._x000D_ Dale Carnegie (1888-1955) was an American writer and lecturer and the developer of famous courses in self-improvement, salesmanship, corporate training, public speaking, and interpersonal skills. Born into poverty on a farm in Missouri, he was the author of How to Win Friends and Influence People (1936), a massive bestseller that remains popular today._x000D_


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On self-help books🎥📄
Favorite podcasts.🎥📄
Favorite books.🎥📄
The value of How to Win Friends and Influence People as an entrepreneur🎥📄



Imaginable

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Author(s): Jane McGonigal
Published: 2022-03-24
Pages: 275
Category: Social Science
Number of Mentions: 4

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World-renowned future forecaster, game designer, and NEW YORK TIMES bestselling author Jane McGonigal gives us the tools to imagine the future without fear. How can we be confident about making plans? How might we feel secure despite the future being unknown? How do we learn to feel at peace with the unexpected? Today it feels more challenging than ever to feel unafraid, hopeful, and equipped to face the future with optimism. How do we map out our lives when it seems impossible to predict what the world will be like next week, let alone next year or next decade? What we need now are strategies to help us recover our confidence and creativity in facing uncertain futures. By learning to think the unthinkable and imagine the unimaginable you can better plan for a future you'd like to see. And by seeing what's coming faster, you can adapt to new challenges, reduce anxiety, and build hope and resilience. 'An accessible, optimistic field guide to the future.'-San Francisco Chronicle 'Jane McGonigal is unusually adept at anticipating events that most of us can't even fathom. In this eye-opening, actionable book, she teaches you how to widen your peripheral vision, extend your imagination farther into the future, and conceive of the inconceivable.' Adam Grant, #1 Bestselling Author of Think Again __________ 'Top 10 innovators to watch' Business Week 10 most powerful women to watch' Forbes 'Top 100 creative people in business' Fast Company


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How to envision the future (and why you should)🎥📄
It is more important to imagine creativity than to predict accurately🎥📄
The Evolution of Jane🎥📄
Find Opportunity in Chaos🎥📄



Arctic Dreams

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Author(s): Barry Lopez
Published: 2014-03-06
Pages: 512
Category: Travel
Number of Mentions: 4

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**AS HEARD ON BBC RADIO 4** 'A master nature writer' (New York Times) provides the ultimate natural, social and cultural history of the Arctic landscape. The author of Horizon's classic work explores the Arctic landscape and the hold it continues to exert on our imagination. WITH AN INTRODUCTION BY ROBERT MACFARLANE Lopez's journey across our frozen planet is a celebration of the Arctic in all its guises. A hostile landscape of ice, freezing oceans and dazzling skyscapes. Home to millions of diverse animals and people. The stage to massive migrations by land, sea and air. The setting of epic exploratory voyages. In crystalline prose, Lopez captures the magic of the Arctic: the essential mystery and beauty of a continent that has enchanted man's imagination and ambition for centuries. 'The Arctic dreamland seen and described by a writer of rare perception and poetic descriptive power... The pages sparkle with Arctic light' Scotsman


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Arctic Dreams by Barry Lopez🎥📄
The conversation of death + ancient myths🎥📄
Tweaking the job of presenter.🎥📄
Favorite book from the past year?🎥📄



Dusk, Night, Dawn

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Author(s): Anne Lamott
Published: 2021-03-02
Pages: 224
Category: Body, Mind & Spirit
Number of Mentions: 4

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“Anne Lamott is my Oprah.” -Chicago Tribune From the bestselling author of Help, Thanks, Wow comes an inspiring guide to restoring hope and joy in our lives. In Dusk, Night, Dawn, Anne Lamott explores the tough questions that many of us grapple with. How can we recapture the confidence we once had as we stumble through the dark times that seem increasingly bleak? As bad newspiles up—from climate crises to daily assaults on civility—how can we cope? Where, she asks, “do we start to get our world and joy and hope and our faith in life itself back . . . with our sore feet, hearing loss, stiff fingers, poor digestion, stunned minds, broken hearts?” We begin, Lamott says, by accepting our flaws and embracing our humanity. Drawing from her own experiences, Lamott shows us the intimate and human ways we can adopt to move through life’s dark places and toward the light of hope that still burns ahead for all of us. As she does in Help, Thanks, Wow and her other bestselling books, Lamott explores the thorny issues of life and faith by breaking them down into manageable, human-sized questions for readers to ponder, in the process showing us how we can amplify life's small moments of joy by staying open to love and connection. As Lamott notes in Dusk, Night, Dawn, “I got Medicare three days before I got hitched, which sounds like something an old person might do, which does not describe adorably ageless me.” Marrying for the first time with a grown son and a grandson, Lamott explains that finding happiness with a partner isn't a function of age or beauty but of outlook and perspective. Full of the honesty, humor, and humanity that have made Lamott beloved by millions of readers, Dusk, Night, Dawn is classic Anne Lamott—thoughtful and comic, warm and wise—and further proof that Lamott truly speaks to the better angels in all of us.


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Intro🎥📄
How to heal from people pleasing🎥📄
Help Me Not Be Such an Asshole🎥📄
Writing Toward Your Inner Light🎥📄




The God Equation

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Author(s): Michio Kaku
Published: 2021-04-06
Pages: 240
Category: Science
Number of Mentions: 4

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'A majestic story' David Bodanis, Financial Times From the international bestselling author of Physics of the Impossible and Physics of the Future This is the story of a quest: to find a Theory of Everything. Einstein dedicated his life to seeking this elusive Holy Grail, a single, revolutionary 'god equation' which would tie all the forces in the universe together, yet never found it. Some of the greatest minds in physics took up the search, from Stephen Hawking to Brian Greene. None have yet succeeded. In The God Equation, renowned theoretical physicist Michio Kaku takes the reader on a mind-bending ride through the twists and turns of this epic journey: a mystery that has fascinated him for most of his life. He guides us through the key debates in modern physics, from Newton's law of gravity via relativity and quantum mechanics to the latest developments in string theory. It is a tale of dazzling breakthroughs and crushing dead ends, illuminated by Kaku's clarity, storytelling flair and infectious enthusiasm. The object of the quest is now within sight: we are closer than ever to achieving the most ambitious undertaking in the history of science. If successful, the Theory of Everything could simultaneously unlock the deepest mysteries of space and time, and fulfil that most ancient and basic of human desires - to understand the meaning of our lives.


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Michio Kaku - God Equation🎥📄
God is the Essence🎥📄
Rule Of Simplistic Explanations.🎥📄
Rule Of Simplistic Explanations.🎥📄



Finding Ultra, Revised and Updated Edition

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Author(s): Rich Roll
Published: 2012-05-22
Pages: 290
Category: Sports & Recreation
Number of Mentions: 4

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An incredible but true account of achieving one of the most awe-inspiring midlife physical transformations ever On the night before he was to turn forty, Rich Roll experienced a chilling glimpse of his future. Nearly fifty pounds overweight and unable to climb the stairs without stopping, he could see where his current sedentary life was taking him—and he woke up. Plunging into a new routine that prioritized a plant-based lifestyle and daily training, Rich morphed—in a matter of mere months—from out of shape, mid-life couch potato to endurance machine. Finding Ultra recounts Rich’s remarkable journey to the starting line of the elite Ultraman competition, which pits the world’s fittest humans in a 320-mile ordeal of swimming, biking, and running. And following that test, Rich conquered an even greater one: the EPIC5—five Ironman-distance triathlons, each on a different Hawaiian island, all completed in less than a week. In the years since Finding Ultra was published, Rich has become one of the world’s most recognized advocates of plant-based living. In this newly revised and updated edition, he shares the practices, tools, and techniques he uses for optimal performance, longevity, and wellness, including diet and nutrition protocols. Rich reflects on the steps he took to shift his mindset and leverage deep reservoirs of untapped potential to achieve success beyond his wildest imagination, urging each of us to embark on our own journey of self-discovery.


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Rediscovery🎥📄
The ultimate investment🎥📄
Sleeping routine🎥📄
Q4 experience what im feeling🎥📄



Hold Me Tight

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Author(s): Sue Johnson
Published: 2011-02-03
Pages: 320
Category: Family & Relationships
Number of Mentions: 4

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Developed by Dr Sue Johnson over 20 years ago and practised all over the world, EFT has been heralded by Time magazine and the New York Times as the couple therapy with the highest rate of success. Couples who use EFT see a 75 per cent success rate. The therapy programme focuses on the emotional connection of every relationship by de-escalating conflict, creating a safe emotional connection, and strengthening bonds between partners. In HOLD ME TIGHT, EFT pioneer Dr Sue Johnson presents her highly effective therapy model to the general public for the first time. Through case studies from her practice, illuminating advice and practical exercises, couples will learn how to nurture their relationships and ensure a lifetime of love.


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The six elements of romantic love🎥📄
What brought holdmeintightonline.com into the world?🎥📄
Intro🎥📄
The Relationship Enhancement Program🎥📄



The Cold Start Problem

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Author(s): Andrew Chen
Published: 2021-12-07
Pages: 336
Category: Business & Economics
Number of Mentions: 4

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A venture capitalist draws on expertise developed at the premier venture capital firm, Andreessen Horowitz, and as an executive at Uber to address how tech's most successful products have solved the dreaded "cold start problem"--by leveraging networks effects to launch and scale towards billions of users. Although software has become easier to build, launching and scaling new products and services remains difficult. Startups face daunting challenges entering the technology ecosystem, including stiff competition, copycats, and ineffective marketing channels. Teams launching new products must consider the advantages of "the network effect," where a product or service's value increases as more users engage with it. Apple, Google, Microsoft, and other tech giants utilize network effects, and most tech products incorporate them, whether they're messaging apps, workplace collaboration tools, or marketplaces. Network effects provide a path for fledgling products to break through, attracting new users through viral growth and word of mouth. Yet most entrepreneurs lack the vocabulary and context to describe them--much less understand the fundamental principles that drive the effect. What exactly are network effects? How do teams create and build them into their products? How do products compete in a market where every player has them? Andrew Chen draws on his experience and on interviews with the CEOs and founding teams of LinkedIn, Twitch, Zoom, Dropbox, Tinder, Uber, Airbnb, Pinterest -- to provide unique insights in answering these questions. Chen also provides practical frameworks and principles that can be applied across products and industries. The Cold Start Problem reveals what makes winning networks successful, why some startups fail to successfully scale, and most crucially, why products that create and compete using the network effect are vitally important today.


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Crossing the Chasm

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Author(s): Geoffrey A. Moore
Published: 1995-01-01
Pages: 223
Category: Business & Economics
Number of Mentions: 4

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Guide to marketing high-tech products


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Jeffrey Moore🎥📄
Six: Crossing the Chasm🎥📄
Standout books across sales, marketing, and leadership🎥📄
Chicken and egg problem🎥📄



Siddhartha

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Author(s): Hermann Hesse
Published: 2022-05-28
Pages: 109
Category: Fiction
Number of Mentions: 4

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Siddhartha is a novel by Hermann Hesse. It deals with the mystical voyage of self-discovery of a male known as Siddhartha, during the time of the Gautam Buddha.


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Firsts🎥📄
The philosophers Naval reads before he goes to bed.🎥📄
Three most-recommended books from all guest book ads 2016🎥📄
Siddhartha story🎥📄



Difficult Conversations

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Author(s): Douglas Stone, Bruce Patton, Sheila Heen
Published: 2023-08-22
Pages: 401
Category: Psychology
Number of Mentions: 4

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The 10th-anniversary edition of the New York Times business bestseller-now updated with "Answers to Ten Questions People Ask" We attempt or avoid difficult conversations every day-whether dealing with an underperforming employee, disagreeing with a spouse, or negotiating with a client. From the Harvard Negotiation Project, the organization that brought you Getting to Yes, Difficult Conversations provides a step-by-step approach to having those tough conversations with less stress and more success. you'll learn how to: · Decipher the underlying structure of every difficult conversation · Start a conversation without defensiveness · Listen for the meaning of what is not said · Stay balanced in the face of attacks and accusations · Move from emotion to productive problem solving


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Intro🎥📄
Her writing the Harvard negotiation paper that became a third year requirement.🎥📄
The same underlying structure of difficult conversations, regardless of content.🎥📄
Parting thoughts🎥📄



Make Good Art

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Author(s): Neil Gaiman
Published: 2013-05-14
Pages: 300
Category: Literary Collections
Number of Mentions: 4

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From the bestselling author of the acclaimed novel AMERICAN GODS and the prize-winning THE OCEAN AT THE END OF THE LANE. In May 2012, Neil Gaiman delivered the commencement address at Philadelphia's University of the Arts, in which he shared his thoughts about creativity, bravery, and strength. He encouraged the fledgling painters, musicians, writers, and dreamers to break rules and think outside the box. Most of all, he urged them to make good art. The book MAKE GOOD ART, designed by renowned graphic artist Chip Kidd, contains the full text of Gaiman's inspiring speech. Praise for Neil Gaiman: 'A very fine and imaginative writer' The Sunday Times 'Exhilarating and terrifying' Independent 'Urbane and sophisticated' Time Out 'A jaw-droppingly good, scary epic positively drenched in metaphors and symbols... As Gaiman is to literature, so Antoni Gaudi was to architecture' Midweek 'Neil Gaiman is a very good writer indeed' Daily Telegraph


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Communication and Reframing🎥📄
On how to say, “no”🎥📄
Write with Attention🎥📄
How do you prepare for scenes?🎥📄



How to Lead

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Author(s): David M. Rubenstein
Published: 2020-09-01
Pages: 448
Category: Business & Economics
Number of Mentions: 4

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The New York Times Bestseller #1 Wall Street Journal Bestseller The essential leadership playbook. Learn the principles and guiding philosophies of Bill Gates, Jeff Bezos, Ruth Bader Ginsburg, Warren Buffett, Oprah Winfrey, and many others through illuminating conversations about their remarkable lives and careers. For the past five years, David M. Rubenstein—author of The American Story, visionary cofounder of The Carlyle Group, and host of The David Rubenstein Show—has spoken with the world’s highest performing leaders about who they are and how they became successful. How to Lead distills these revealing conversations into an indispensable leadership guidebook. Gain advice and wisdom from CEOs, presidents, founders, and master performers from the worlds of finance (Warren Buffett, Jamie Dimon, Christine Lagarde, Ken Griffin), tech (Jeff Bezos, Bill Gates, Eric Schmidt, Tim Cook), entertainment (Oprah Winfrey, Lorne Michaels, Renee Fleming, Yo-Yo Ma), sports (Jack Nicklaus, Adam Silver, Coach K, Phil Knight), government (President Bill Clinton, President George W. Bush, Ruth Bader Ginsburg, Nancy Pelosi), and many others. -Jeff Bezos harnesses the power of wandering, discovering that his best decisions have been made with heart and intuition, rather than analysis. -Richard Branson never goes into a venture looking to make a profit. He aims to make the best in field. -Phil Knight views Nike as a marketing company whose product is its most important marketing tool. -Marillyn Hewson, who grew up in a fatherless home with four siblings in Kansas, quickly learned the importance of self-reliance and the value of a dollar. How to Lead shares the extraordinary stories of these pioneering agents of change. Discover how each luminary got started and how they handle decision making, failure, innovation, change, and crisis. Learn from their decades of experience as pioneers in their field. No two leaders are the same.


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Compensating fundraisers🎥📄
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Intro🎥📄
Bye, Tim recovery🎥📄



Open

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Author(s): Andre Agassi
Published: 2009-12-24
Pages: 402
Category: Biography & Autobiography
Number of Mentions: 4

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#1 NATIONAL BESTSELLER • Far more than a superb memoir about the highest levels of professional tennis, Open is the engrossing story of a remarkable life. • "Agassi’s memoir is just as entrancing as his tennis game.” —Time “Honest in a way that such books seldom are.” —The New York Times Andre Agassi had his life mapped out for him before he left the crib. Groomed to be a tennis champion by his moody and demanding father, by the age of twenty-two Agassi had won the first of his eight grand slams and achieved wealth, celebrity, and the game’s highest honors. But as he reveals in this searching autobiography, off the court he was often unhappy and confused, unfulfilled by his great achievements in a sport he had come to resent. Agassi writes candidly about his early success and his uncomfortable relationship with fame, his marriage to Brooke Shields, his growing interest in philanthropy, and—described in haunting, point-by-point detail—the highs and lows of his celebrated career.


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Lonesome Dove🎥📄
What elements of your childhood have you carried with you?🎥📄
How to Know If You Should Write a Book🎥📄
Write a BOOK🎥📄




Sapiens

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Author(s): Yuval Noah Harari
Published: 2014-09-04
Pages: 353
Category: History
Number of Mentions: 4

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'Interesting and provocative... It gives you a sense of how briefly we've been on this Earth' Barack Obama What makes us brilliant? What makes us deadly? What makes us Sapiens? One of the world's preeminent historians and thinkers, Yuval Noah Harari challenges everything we know about being human. Earth is 4.5 billion years old. In just a fraction of that time, one species among countless others has conquered it: us. In this bold and provocative book, Yuval Noah Harari explores who we are, how we got here and where we're going. **ONE OF THE GUARDIAN'S 100 BEST BOOKS OF THE 21st CENTURY** PRAISE FOR SAPIENS: 'Jaw-dropping from the first word to the last... It may be the best book I've ever read' Chris Evans 'Startling... It changes the way you look at the world' Simon Mayo 'I would recommend Sapiens to anyone who's interested in the history and future of our species' Bill Gates


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Sponsor: All Form - The Perfect Sofa For Your Home (Part I & II)🎥📄
Cool primer for your books🎥📄
Leave the law. Find a life of comfort, happiness, and work🎥📄
What Sebastian Believes Though He Can't Prove It🎥📄



Stumbling on Happiness

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Author(s): Daniel Gilbert
Published: 2006-05-02
Pages: 287
Category: Psychology
Number of Mentions: 4

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NATIONAL BESTSELLER • Bringing to life scientific research in psychology, cognitive neuroscience, philosophy, and behavioral economics, this witty, accessible book reveals what scientists have discovered about the uniquely human ability to imagine the future, and about our capacity to predict how much we will like it when we get there. • Why are lovers quicker to forgive their partners for infidelity than for leaving dirty dishes in the sink? • Why will sighted people pay more to avoid going blind than blind people will pay to regain their sight? • Why do dining companions insist on ordering different meals instead of getting what they really want? • Why do pigeons seem to have such excellent aim; why can’t we remember one song while listening to another; and why does the line at the grocery store always slow down the moment we join it? In this brilliant book, renowned Harvard psychologist Daniel Gilbert describes the foibles of imagination and illusions of foresight that cause each of us to misconceive our tomorrows and misestimate our satisfactions. With penetrating insight and sparkling prose, Gilbert explains why we seem to know so little about the hearts and minds of the people we are about to become.


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Derek Sivers’s book consumption habits and creating directives🎥📄
What did Pete have for breakfast?🎥📄
Your Own Utopia🎥📄
How to avoid bad bounces🎥📄



Quiet Leadership – Wie man Menschen und Spiele gewinnt

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Author(s): Carlo Ancelotti
Published: 2016-05-26
Pages: 257
Category: Biography & Autobiography
Number of Mentions: 4

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Carlo Ancelotti gehört zu den erfolgreichsten Fußballtrainern der Welt, fünf Champions-League-Siege gehen auf seinen Namen. Dabei könnte sich sein Ansatz nicht stärker unterscheiden vom aggressiven Führungsstil anderer Trainerlegenden. In „Quiet Leadership“ gibt der neue Cheftrainer des FC Bayern Einblick in seine Führungsphilosophie: Worauf kommt es Ancelotti an, wenn er ein Team übernimmt und an die Spitze führt? Wie baut er Talente auf? Wie geht er mit den Topstars um? Und wie schafft er es, die Leidenschaft für den Fußball trotz Erfolgsdruck und Professionalisierung immer weiter brennen zu lassen? Ancelotti nimmt den Leser mit in die Kabine, auf eine Spurensuche zu Vorbildern, Herausforderungen und wichtigen Entscheidungen seiner internationalen Laufbahn. Mit exklusiven Beiträgen von David Beckham, Cristiano Ronaldo, Zlatan Ibrahimovic, John Terry, Sir Alex Ferguson u.a.


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What initiated Susan’s lifelong fear of public speaking?🎥📄
Writing late at night versus early in the morning, and the things many writers will do to (ourselves included) to put off writing.🎥📄
Serendipitous meetings that made each of our first books possible.🎥📄
Most worthwhile investments you've made🎥📄



Corporate Tribe

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Author(s): Danielle Braun, Jitske Kramer
Published: 2018-09-17
Pages: 327
Category: Business & Economics
Number of Mentions: 4

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Genauso wie unsere Gesellschaften Kulturen haben, so haben auch Unternehmen eine Kultur. Sie vertreten Werte, legen Regelungen für das Verhalten und verbindliche Normen fest. Aber lassen sich diese Systeme miteinander vergleichen? Und welche Schlüsse kann man daraus ziehen? Die Kulturanthropologinnen untersuchen in ihrem Buch menschliche Verhaltensmuster verschiedener Kulturen und übertragen ihre Erkenntnisse auf Organisationen. In 30 Geschichten nehmen sie den Leser mit auf eine Reise durch fremde Völker und betrachten Organisationen aus einem anderen, neuen Blickwinkel. Ihre Einblicke liefern spannende Modelle für die Veränderung und Führung von Organisationen. "Corporate Tribe" ist ein Buch für Führungskräfte, Berater, Trainer und Coaches, die die etablierten Modelle hinter sich lassen wollen und nach kulturellen Veränderungen in Unternehmen suchen.


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The importance of initiation rituals in modern society🎥📄
Advice to aspiring journalists🎥📄
Why did settlers along the frontier abandon civilization🎥📄
Your writing future🎥📄



The Natural Mind

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Author(s): Andrew Weil
Published: 1972
Pages: 248
Category: Altered states of consciousness
Number of Mentions: 4

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The author, a former drug specialist and physician, feels that some psychoactive drugs can contribute to man's productivity under controlled conditions.


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Start🎥📄
Reasons to use cannabis less🎥📄
From Central and South America to Tucson🎥📄
Are non-ordinary states of consciousness innate to human beings?🎥📄



Stranger in a Strange Land

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Author(s): Robert Anson Heinlein
Published: 1991
Pages: 536
Category: Civilization, Western
Number of Mentions: 3

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For use in schools and libraries only. Valentine Michael Smith, born and raised on Mars, arrives on Earth's stunning Western culture with his superhuman abilities.


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Recommended reading.🎥📄
Bina48.🎥📄
Most gifted books🎥📄



Cosmos

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Author(s): Norman L. Geisler
Published: 1983
Pages: 63
Category: Religion and astronautics
Number of Mentions: 3

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Influences.🎥📄
Why youd be hard-pressed to find a better American question asker than Tims father!🎥📄
Influencerson me as an educator🎥📄



Anna Karenina

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Author(s): Leo Tolstoy
Published: 2016
Pages: 898
Category: Fiction
Number of Mentions: 3

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'Love...it means too much to me, far more than you can understand.'Anna Karenina is a beautiful and intelligent woman, whose passionate love for a handsome officer sweeps aside all other ties - to her marriage and to the network of relationships and moral values that bind the society around her. Her love affair with Vronsky is played out alongside the developingromance between Kitty and Levin, and in the character of Levin, closely based on Tolstoy himself, the search for happiness takes on a deeper philosophical significance.One of the greatest novels ever written, Anna Karenina combines penetrating psychological insight with an encyclopedic depiction of Russian life in the 1870s. From high society St Petersburg to the threshing fields on Levin's estate, the novel's intricate labyrinth of connections is deeplyinvolving. Rosamund Bartlett's new translation conveys Tolstoy's precision of meaning and emotional accuracy in an English version that is vivid, nuanced, and compelling.ABOUT THE SERIES: For over 100 years Oxford World's Classics has made available the widest range of literature from around the globe. Each affordable volume reflects Oxford's commitment to scholarship, providing the most accurate text plus a wealth of other valuable features, including expertintroductions by leading authorities, helpful notes to clarify the text, up-to-date bibliographies for further study, and much more.


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When art entered the picture.🎥📄
The Silver Bullet🎥📄
Liz’s take on City of Girls as a rebuttal to the cautionary tale (usually written by a man) of the woman who lives a free and open sexual life and suffers terrible consequences as a result🎥📄



The Essential Calvin And Hobbes

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Author(s): Bill Watterson
Published: 1988
Pages: 264
Category: Humor
Number of Mentions: 3

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The Essential Calvin and Hobbes is an over-size anthology-type book including an original 16-page story and color Sunday cartoons.


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When art entered the picture.🎥📄
Hermit north stars.🎥📄
David’s most interesting problems right now.🎥📄



Außer Kontrolle (Out of control, dt.) Ein Klass

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Author(s): Baynard H. Kendrick, Egon Flörchinger
Published: 1976
Pages: None
Number of Mentions: 3

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Out Of Control.🎥📄
Why is Kevin huge in China?🎥📄
At the intersection of Kevin's interest in futurology + technology🎥📄




Bad Science

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Author(s): Ben Goldacre
Published: 2008
Pages: 354
Category: Errors científics
Number of Mentions: 3

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Ben Goldacre takes us on a journey through the bad science we are fed daily by hacks and quacks.


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Revisiting why and how one should increase their medical literacy.🎥📄
Extracting value from scientific thinking.🎥📄
Ottavio Cada you have any favorite poets that🎥📄



Shoe Dog

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Author(s): Phil Knight
Published: 2017-09-26
Pages: 288
Category: Juvenile Nonfiction
Number of Mentions: 3

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“An eye-opening look into the story of Knight before his multibillion dollar company.” —School Library Journal “A great story about how an ambition turned into a business…serves as a guide for accomplishing great things.” —VOYA In this young reader’s edition of the New York Times bestseller, Nike founder and board chairman Phil Knight “offers a rare and revealing look at the notoriously media-shy man behind the swoosh” (Booklist, starred review), opening up about how he went from being a track star at an Oregon high school to the founder of a brand and company that changed everything. You must forget your limits. It was only when Nike founder Phil Knight got cut from the baseball team as a high school freshman that his mother suggested he try out for track instead. Knight made the track team and found that not only could he run fast but also, more importantly, he liked it. Ten years later, young and searching, Knight borrowed fifty dollars from his father and launched a company with one simple mission: import high quality running shoes from Japan. Selling the shoes from the trunk of his car to start, he and his gang of friends and runners built one of the most successful brands ever. Phil Knight encountered risks and setbacks along the way, but always followed his own advice. Just keep going. Don’t stop. Whatever comes up, don’t stop. Filled with wisdom, humanity, humor, and heart, the young readers edition of the bestselling Shoe Dog is a story of determination that inspires all who read it. The Young Readers Edition is an abridged version of the internationally bestselling adult book and it features original front matter and back matter, including a new introduction and “A Letter to the Young Reader” containing advice from Phil Knight for budding entrepreneurs.


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Recommended resources.🎥📄
Books that Harley would recommend?🎥📄
Shoe Dog: It smacks you across the face with humility.🎥📄



The Healing Journey (2nd Edition): Pioneering Approaches to Psychedelic Therapy

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Author(s): Claudio Naranjo
Published: 2013-04-19
Pages: 221
Category: Body, Mind & Spirit
Number of Mentions: 3

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This book takes an in-depth look at the spiritual and psychotherapeutic potential of the amphetamine derivatives MDA and MMDA, harmaline (the active compound in ayahuasca), and ibogaine. To distinguish them from classical psychedelics such as LSD and psilocybin, Naranjo coins the terms "emotion-enhancers" and "fantasy-enhancers" for these substances.


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The exciting, seemingly endless applications of psychedelic research.🎥📄
The value of imaging reviews: Donations from clinicians🎥📄
Book recommendations🎥📄



The Serpent and the Rainbow

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Author(s): Wade Davis
Published: 2010-10-05
Pages: 310
Category: Social Science
Number of Mentions: 3

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A scientific investigation and personal adventure story about zombis and the voudoun culture of Haiti by a Harvard scientist. In April 1982, ethnobotanist Wade Davis arrived in Haiti to investigate two documented cases of zombis—people who had reappeared in Haitian society years after they had been officially declared dead and had been buried. Drawn into a netherworld of rituals and celebrations, Davis penetrated the vodoun mystique deeply enough to place zombification in its proper context within vodoun culture. In the course of his investigation, Davis came to realize that the story of vodoun is the history of Haiti—from the African origins of its people to the successful Haitian independence movement, down to the present day, where vodoun culture is, in effect, the government of Haiti’s countryside. The Serpent and the Rainbow combines anthropological investigation with a remarkable personal adventure to illuminate and finally explain a phenomenon that has long fascinated Americans.


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What psychedelics gave Wade earlier in life vs. later on.🎥📄
How did Wade teach himself to write well?🎥📄
Zombies and Wade Davis🎥📄



The Life-changing Magic of Tidying Up

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Author(s): Marie Kondo
Published: 2015-12-09
Pages: 0
Category: Home economics
Number of Mentions: 3

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A #1 New York Times BestsellerAn Amazon Best Book of 2014 in Crafts, Home & GardenThis #1 New York Times bestselling guide to decluttering your home from Japanese cleaning consultant Marie Kondo takes readers step-by-step through her revolutionary KonMari Method for simplifying, organizing, and storing.


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Strategy and Surprise🎥📄
My Marie Kondo recommendation🎥📄
The Life-Changing Magic of Tidying Up and Spark Joy.🎥📄



Die with Zero

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Author(s): Bill Perkins
Published: 2020
Pages: 243
Category: Business & Economics
Number of Mentions: 3

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"A ... new philosophy and ... guide to getting the most out of your money--and out of life--for those who value memorable experiences as much as their earnings"--


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Why Escaping from Silicone Valley is rewarding for Paulina.🎥📄
Chris Hutchins' podcast and book recommendation Capital In the 21st Century by Thomas Piketty🎥📄
Should families avoid passing along dynastic wealth?🎥📄



SPIDER-VERSE: SPIDER-MAN

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Author(s): Stan Lee
Published: 2023-05-30
Pages: 108
Category: Comics & Graphic Novels
Number of Mentions: 3

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In einer Welt voller Spider-Helden bleibt einer das einzige Original: Peter Parker der erstaunliche Spider-Man! Erlebt in diesem Sammelband wie Peter erfährt, dass mit großer Kraft, auch große Verantwortung einhergeht. Lernt außerdem einige von seinen gefährlichsten Gegnern kennen.


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Toy marketing and distribution circa 1994.🎥📄
The Comics Code and the last straw.🎥📄
How is Todd’s camel bladder a competitive advantage?🎥📄



The Legend of Bagger Vance

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Author(s): Steven Pressfield
Published: 2009-09-15
Pages: 276
Category: Fiction
Number of Mentions: 3

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In the Depression year of 1931, on the golf links at Krewe Island off Savannah's windswept shore, two legends of the game—Bobby Jones and Walter Hagen—meet for a mesmerizing thirty-six-hole showdown. Another golfer will also compete—a troubled local war hero, once a champion, who comes with his mentor and caddie, the mysterious Bagger Vance. It is Vance, sage and charismatic, who will ultimately guide the match, for he holds the secret of the Authentic Swing. And he alone can show his protege the way back to glory. Written in the spirit of Golf in the Kingdom and The Natural, The Legend of Bagger Vance reveals the true nature of the game in a story that is unforgettable.


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The novelty of absurdity isn’t necessarily negative.🎥📄
How did Steven go from a refusal of the call that ended in an act of self-destruction and an unfinished novel to becoming a prolific writer?🎥📄
Finishing a first novel is a major feat, but getting it published is another thing altogether. How did he make it happen? Like most modern literary adventures, there’s a detour through Hollywood.🎥📄



On Grief and Grieving

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Author(s): Elisabeth Kübler-Ross, David Kessler
Published: 2014-08-12
Pages: 272
Category: Family & Relationships
Number of Mentions: 3

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The authors explain how Kubler-Rosss famous "Five Stages of Dying" apply directly to mourners themselves. In this, her final book, completed shortly before her death, the authors own experiences and spiritual insight explain how the grief process helps survivors live with loss.


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Encouragement for a caregiver amid a chronic medical situation.🎥📄
Wyatts recommendations for dealing with or processing grief etc.🎥📄
How do you deal with losing a loved one?🎥📄



Spark of Life

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Author(s): Erich Maria Remarque
Published: 1998-01-27
Pages: 433
Category: Fiction
Number of Mentions: 3

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In Spark of Life, a powerful classic from the renowned author of All Quiet on the Western Front, one man’s dream of freedom inspires a valiant resistance against the Nazi war machine. For ten years, 509 has been a political prisoner in a German concentration camp, persevering in the most hellish conditions. Deathly weak, he still has his wits about him and he senses that the end of the war is near. If he and the other living corpses in his barracks can hold on for liberation—or force their own—then their suffering will not have been in vain. Now the SS who run the camp are ratcheting up the terror. But their expectations are jaded and their defenses are down. It is possible that the courageous yet terribly weak prisoners have just enough left in them to resist. And if they die fighting, they will die on their own terms, cheating the Nazis out of their devil’s contract. “The world has a great writer in Erich Maria Remarque. He is a craftsman of unquestionably first rank, a man who can bend language to his will. Whether he writes of men or of inanimate nature, his touch is sensitive, firm, and sure.”—The New York Times Book Review


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BHB, ethanol-free alcohol, and exercise vs. depression.🎥📄
Happiness hygiene for genetically baseline gloominess.🎥📄
Brad experimenting with consistent sleep, how club soda works🎥📄




Wild Problems

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Author(s): Russ Roberts
Published: 2022-08-18
Pages: 174
Category: Business & Economics
Number of Mentions: 3

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Algorithms and apps analyze data and tell you how to beat the traffic, what books to buy, what music to listen to, and even who to date-often with great results. But what do you do when you face the big decisions of life-the "wild problems" of who to marry, whether to have children, where to move, how to forge a life well-lived-that can't be solved by measurement or calculation? In WILD PROBLEMS, beloved host of the hugely popular podcast EconTalk Russ Roberts offers puzzled rationalists a way to address these wild problems. He suggests spending less time and energy on the path that promises the most happiness, and more time on figuring out who you actually want to be. He draws on the experience of great artists, writers, and scientists of the past who found creative ways to navigate life's biggest questions. And he lays out strategies for reducing the fear and the loss of control that inevitably come when a wild problem requires a leap in the dark. Ultimately, Roberts asks us to see ourselves and our lives less as a problem to be solved than a mystery to be experienced. There's no right decision waiting to be uncovered by an app or rational analysis. Reality is harder than that and, perhaps, a little more interesting.


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The Black Swan

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Author(s): Nassim Nicholas Taleb
Published: 2007-04-17
Pages: 406
Category: Business & Economics
Number of Mentions: 3

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A black swan is a highly improbable event with three principal characteristics: It is unpredictable; it carries a massive impact; and, after the fact, we concoct an explanation that makes it appear less random, and more predictable, than it was. The astonishing success of Google was a black swan; so was 9/11. For Nassim Nicholas Taleb, black swans underlie almost everything about our world, from the rise of religions to events in our own personal lives. Why do we not acknowledge the phenomenon of black swans until after they occur? Part of the answer, according to Taleb, is that humans are hardwired to learn specifics when they should be focused on generalities. We concentrate on things we already know and time and time again fail to take into consideration what we don't know. We are, therefore, unable to truly estimate opportunities, too vulnerable to the impulse to simplify, narrate, and categorize, and not open enough to rewarding those who can imagine the impossible. For years, Taleb has studied how we fool ourselves into thinking we know more than we actually do. We restrict our thinking to the irrelevant and inconsequential, while large events continue to surprise us and shape our world. Now, in this revelatory book, Taleb explains everything we know about what we don't know. He offers surprisingly simple tricks for dealing with black swans and benefiting from them. Elegant, startling, and universal in its applications. The Black Swan will change the way you look at the world. Taleb is a vastly entertaining writer, with wit, irreverence, and unusual stories to tell. He has a polymathic command of subjects ranging from cognitive science to business to probability theory.The Black Swan is a landmark book, itself a black swan.


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Life lessons from Nassim Nicholas Taleb.🎥📄
Favorite book or books gifted🎥📄
Always testing new hypotheses.🎥📄



Zero to One

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Author(s): Blake Masters, Peter Thiel
Published: 2014-09-18
Pages: 148
Category: Business & Economics
Number of Mentions: 3

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WHAT VALUABLE COMPANY IS NOBODY BUILDING? The next Bill Gates will not build an operating system. The next Larry Page or Sergey Brin won’t make a search engine. If you are copying these guys, you aren’t learning from them. It’s easier to copy a model than to make something new: doing what we already know how to do takes the world from 1 to n, adding more of something familiar. Every new creation goes from 0 to 1. This book is about how to get there. ‘Peter Thiel has built multiple breakthrough companies, and Zero to One shows how.’ ELON MUSK, CEO of SpaceX and Tesla ‘This book delivers completely new and refreshing ideas on how to create value in the world.’ MARK ZUCKERBERG, CEO of Facebook ‘When a risk taker writes a book, read it. In the case of Peter Thiel, read it twice. Or, to be safe, three times. This is a classic.’ NASSIM NICHOLAS TALEB, author of The Black Swan


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The publishers Editing Process🎥📄
What is a belief that you have that many people may think is crazy?🎥📄



This Is Your Mind on Plants

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Author(s): Michael Pollan
Published: 2021-07-06
Pages: 289
Category: Body, Mind & Spirit
Number of Mentions: 3

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The instant New York Times bestseller | A Washington Post Notable Book | One of NPR's Best Books of the Year “Expert storytelling . . . [Pollan] masterfully elevates a series of big questions about drugs, plants and humans that are likely to leave readers thinking in new ways.” —New York Times Book Review From #1 New York Times bestselling author Michael Pollan, a radical challenge to how we think about drugs, and an exploration into the powerful human attraction to psychoactive plants—and the equally powerful taboos. Of all the things humans rely on plants for—sustenance, beauty, medicine, fragrance, flavor, fiber—surely the most curious is our use of them to change consciousness: to stimulate or calm, fiddle with or completely alter, the qualities of our mental experience. Take coffee and tea: People around the world rely on caffeine to sharpen their minds. But we do not usually think of caffeine as a drug, or our daily use as an addiction, because it is legal and socially acceptable. So, then, what is a “drug”? And why, for example, is making tea from the leaves of a tea plant acceptable, but making tea from a seed head of an opium poppy a federal crime? In This Is Your Mind on Plants, Michael Pollan dives deep into three plant drugs—opium, caffeine, and mescaline—and throws the fundamental strangeness, and arbitrariness, of our thinking about them into sharp relief. Exploring and participating in the cultures that have grown up around these drugs while consuming (or, in the case of caffeine, trying not to consume) them, Pollan reckons with the powerful human attraction to psychoactive plants. Why do we go to such great lengths to seek these shifts in consciousness, and then why do we fence that universal desire with laws and customs and fraught feelings? In this unique blend of history, science, and memoir, as well as participatory journalism, Pollan examines and experiences these plants from several very different angles and contexts, and shines a fresh light on a subject that is all too often treated reductively—as a drug, whether licit or illicit. But that is one of the least interesting things you can say about these plants, Pollan shows, for when we take them into our bodies and let them change our minds, we are engaging with nature in one of the most profound ways we can. Based in part on an essay published almost twenty-five years ago, this groundbreaking and singular consideration of psychoactive plants, and our attraction to them through time, holds up a mirror to our fundamental human needs and aspirations, the operations of our minds, and our entanglement with the natural world.


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A caffeine-free breakfast🎥📄
An explanation of hypnosis🎥📄
E-L-O.🎥📄



Four Hour Work Week Toolbox

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Author(s): George Smolinski, Meg Smolinski
Published: 2015-12-18
Pages: 156
Number of Mentions: 3

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Tim Ferriss is my hero. Tim, if you're reading this, your book has inspired millions including me. You have taught us a new way to live and for that, we are appreciative. But, you missed a few details, my friend. For any of us that have read The 4 Hour Work Week book (and dream of a four hour work day), we know the value of instilling Tim's methods in our lives. But, there's something lacking in his book. He explains the "why," but in many instances, he leaves out the "how." That's where this book comes in to play. In 2011, I had an enormous, life-changing event, and it made me take stock of my life. I realized I needed to change, and Tim's book fell on the fertile soil of my brain. His ideas grew and blossomed, and I've embraced his ideas and concepts in all areas of my life. I know that many of you struggle with the "how," and that's exactly how I want to help you: I want to give you the "how" to complement the "why" in Tim's book, and those efforts are reflected in this book. Its not complete, though, and it may never be. Technology changes rapidly, and although I'm publishing this today, in 3 years, these ideas may be obsolete. Rest assured, I'll work on publishing an updated version, but use these concepts and ideas to get started NOW. Learn the "how" in order to complement the "why" and you'll be able to adapt to the changing field of living the "New Rich" life no matter what changes take place in our world. With that, I give you the "how." Start changing your life today, and Tim, thanks again. tags: four hour work week, four hour work week book, four hour work day, four hour work week kindle, four hour workweek, 4 hour work week, 4 hour work week book


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Intro🎥📄
What inspired the automation of CD Baby🎥📄
Riding the four bullet points through the publishing process.🎥📄



The Intelligent Investor, Rev. Ed

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Author(s): Benjamin Graham
Published: 2009-03-17
Pages: 642
Category: Business & Economics
Number of Mentions: 3

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“By far the best book on investing ever written.” — Warren Buffett The classic text of Benjamin Graham’s seminal The Intelligent Investor has now been revised and annotated to update the timeless wisdom for today’s market conditions. The greatest investment advisor of the twentieth century, Benjamin Graham, taught and inspired people worldwide. Graham's philosophy of "value investing"—which shields investors from substantial error and teaches them to develop long-term strategies—has made The Intelligent Investor the stock market bible ever since its original publication in 1949. Over the years, market developments have proven the wisdom of Graham's strategies. While preserving the integrity of Graham's original text, this revised edition includes updated commentary by noted financial journalist Jason Zweig, whose perspective incorporates the realities of today's market, draws parallels between Graham's examples and today's financial headlines, and gives readers a more thorough understanding of how to apply Graham's principles. Vital and indispensable, this revised edition of The Intelligent Investor is the most important book you will ever read on how to reach your financial goals.


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Fin tweeting heavy hitters🎥📄
Mistakes and uncertainty🎥📄
Investing resources.🎥📄



War and Peace

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Author(s): Leo Tolstoy
Published: 2022-05-25
Pages: 1939
Category: Fiction
Number of Mentions: 3

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War and Peace is a novel by the Russian author Leo Tolstoy, first published in 1869. The work is epic in scale and is regarded as one of the most important works of world literature. It is considered Tolstoy's finest literary achievement, along with his other major prose work Anna Karenina. This complete english version translated by Louise and Aylmer Maude was originally published in 1922. It includes all 15 books + the first and second epilogue. The Maudes are classical translators of Leo Tolstoy who worked directly with the author and gained his personal endorsement. This e-book is carefully crafted and contains a detailed table of contents.


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Lollys life was interrupted in France.🎥📄
Why Tim Loves Writing🎥📄



All Things Shining

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Author(s): Hubert Dreyfus, Sean Dorrance Kelly
Published: 2011-01-04
Pages: 272
Category: Religion
Number of Mentions: 3

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In unrelenting flow of choices confronts us at nearly every moment of our lives, and yet our culture offers us no clear way to choose. This predicament seems inevitable, but in fact it’s quite new. In medieval Europe, God’s calling was a grounding force. In ancient Greece, a whole pantheon of shining gods stood ready to draw an appropriate action out of you. Like an athlete in “the zone,” you were called to a harmonious attunement with the world, so absorbed in it that you couldn’t make a “wrong” choice. If our culture no longer takes for granted a belief in God, can we nevertheless get in touch with the Homeric moods of wonder and gratitude, and be guided by the meanings they reveal? All Things Shining says we can. Hubert Dreyfus and Sean Dorrance Kelly illuminate some of the greatest works of the West to reveal how we have lost our passionate engagement with and responsiveness to the world. Their journey takes us from the wonder and openness of Homer’s polytheism to the monotheism of Dante; from the autonomy of Kant to the multiple worlds of Melville; and, finally, to the spiritual difficulties evoked by modern authors such as David Foster Wallace and Elizabeth Gilbert. Dreyfus, a philosopher at the University of California, Berkeley, for forty years, is an original thinker who finds in the classic texts of our culture a new relevance for people’s everyday lives. His lively, thought-provoking lectures have earned him a podcast audience that often reaches the iTunesU Top 40. Kelly, chair of the philosophy department at Harvard University, is an eloquent new voice whose sensitivity to the sadness of the culture—and to what remains of the wonder and gratitude that could chase it away—captures a generation adrift. Re-envisioning modern spiritual life through their examination of literature, philosophy, and religious testimony, Dreyfus and Kelly unearth ancient sources of meaning, and teach us how to rediscover the sacred, shining things that surround us every day. This book will change the way we understand our culture, our history, our sacred practices, and ourselves. It offers a new—and very old—way to celebrate and be grateful for our existence in the modern world.


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Matters of the soul🎥📄
Matters of the soul🎥📄
Finding the spiritual in craft and creation🎥📄



Freakonomics

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Author(s): Steven D. Levitt, Stephen J. Dubner
Published: 2011-09-20
Pages: 352
Category: Business & Economics
Number of Mentions: 3

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The legendary bestseller that made millions look at the world in a radically different way returns in a new edition, now including an exclusive discussion between the authors and bestselling professor of psychology Angela Duckworth. Which is more dangerous, a gun or a swimming pool? Which should be feared more: snakes or french fries? Why do sumo wrestlers cheat? In this groundbreaking book, leading economist Steven Levitt—Professor of Economics at the University of Chicago and winner of the American Economic Association’s John Bates Clark medal for the economist under 40 who has made the greatest contribution to the discipline—reveals that the answers. Joined by acclaimed author and podcast host Stephen J. Dubner, Levitt presents a brilliant—and brilliantly entertaining—account of how incentives of the most hidden sort drive behavior in ways that turn conventional wisdom on its head.


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Laddering to clawbacks: What Incentives Guide Our Behaviour?🎥📄
Why Fred recommends The Undoing Project.🎥📄
Murakami or oblivious fog for making the decision?🎥📄



Moneyball: The Art of Winning an Unfair Game

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Author(s): Michael Lewis
Published: 2004-03-17
Pages: 336
Category: Sports & Recreation
Number of Mentions: 3

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"This delightfully written, lesson-laden book deserves a place of its own in the Baseball Hall of Fame." —Forbes Moneyball is a quest for the secret of success in baseball. In a narrative full of fabulous characters and brilliant excursions into the unexpected, Michael Lewis follows the low-budget Oakland A's, visionary general manager Billy Beane, and the strange brotherhood of amateur baseball theorists. They are all in search of new baseball knowledge—insights that will give the little guy who is willing to discard old wisdom the edge over big money.


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The Voltage Effect🎥📄
Recommended reading, and a quick aside.🎥📄
Effects of narratives on ourselves and others.🎥📄




Fahrenheit 451

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Author(s): Ray Bradbury
Published: 2011-11-29
Pages: 242
Category: Fiction
Number of Mentions: 3

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Nearly seventy years after its original publication, Ray Bradbury’s internationally acclaimed novel Fahrenheit 451 stands as a classic of world literature set in a bleak, dystopian future. Today its message has grown more relevant than ever before. Guy Montag is a fireman. His job is to destroy the most illegal of commodities, the printed book, along with the houses in which they are hidden. Montag never questions the destruction and ruin his actions produce, returning each day to his bland life and wife, Mildred, who spends all day with her television “family.” But when he meets an eccentric young neighbor, Clarisse, who introduces him to a past where people didn’t live in fear and to a present where one sees the world through the ideas in books instead of the mindless chatter of television, Montag begins to question everything he has ever known.


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Philosophical ponderings on group dynamics and our shared future.🎥📄
Who actually mandates that the books gets burned?🎥📄
THE COURT JESTER🎥📄



The Art of Learning

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Author(s): Josh Waitzkin
Published: 2008-05-27
Pages: 291
Category: Biography & Autobiography
Number of Mentions: 3

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An eight-time national chess champion and world champion martial artist shares the lessons he has learned from two very different competitive arenas, identifying key principles about learning and performance that readers can apply to their life goals. Reprint. 35,000 first printing.


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What theories and principles have you applied from chess to other areas of life?🎥📄
Intro🎥📄
Recommended Resources and Last Thoughts🎥📄



The Addiction Inoculation

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Author(s): Jessica Lahey
Published: 2021-04-06
Pages: 336
Category: Psychology
Number of Mentions: 3

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“The Addiction Inoculation is a vital look into best practices parenting. Writing as a teacher, a mother, and, as it happens, a recovering alcoholic, Lahey's stance is so compassionate, her advice so smart, any and all parents will benefit from her hard-won wisdom.” —Peggy Orenstein, author of Girls & Sex and Boys & Sex In this supportive, life-saving resource, the New York Times bestselling author of The Gift of Failure helps parents and educators understand the roots of substance abuse and identify who is most at risk for addiction, and offers practical steps for prevention. Jessica Lahey was born into a family with a long history of alcoholism and drug abuse. Despite her desire to thwart her genetic legacy, she became an alcoholic and didn’t find her way out until her early forties. Jessica has worked as a teacher in substance abuse programs for teens, and was determined to inoculate her two adolescent sons against their most dangerous inheritance. All children, regardless of their genetics, are at some risk for substance abuse. According to the National Center on Addiction and Substance Abuse, teen drug addiction is the nation’s largest preventable and costly health problem. Despite the existence of proven preventive strategies, nine out of ten adults with substance use disorder report they began drinking and taking drugs before age eighteen. The Addiction Inoculation is a comprehensive resource parents and educators can use to prevent substance abuse in children. Based on research in child welfare, psychology, substance abuse, and developmental neuroscience, this essential guide provides evidence-based strategies and practical tools adults need to understand, support, and educate resilient, addiction-resistant children. The guidelines are age-appropriate and actionable—from navigating a child’s risk for addiction, to interpreting signs of early abuse, to advice for broaching difficult conversations with children. The Addiction Inoculation is an empathetic, accessible resource for anyone who plays a vital role in children’s lives—parents, teachers, coaches, or pediatricians—to help them raise kids who will grow up healthy, happy, and addiction-free.


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One final note to all parents🎥📄
One final note to all parents🎥📄



Love Sense

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Author(s): Dr. Sue Johnson
Published: 2013-12-31
Pages: 294
Category: Family & Relationships
Number of Mentions: 3

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The bestselling author of Hold Me Tight presents a revolutionary new understanding of why and how we love, based on cutting-edge research. Every day, we hear of relationships failing and questions of whether humans are meant to be monogamous. Love Sense presents new scientific evidence that tells us that humans are meant to mate for life. Dr. Johnson explains that romantic love is an attachment bond, just like that between mother and child, and shows us how to develop our "love sense" -- our ability to develop long-lasting relationships. Love is not the least bit illogical or random, but actually an ordered and wise recipe for survival. Love Sense covers the three stages of a relationship and how to best weather them; the intelligence of emotions and the logic of love; the physical and psychological benefits of secure love; and much more. Based on groundbreaking research, Love Sense will change the way we think about love.


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Do you have a favorite question for a partner?🎥📄
Cheating🎥📄
What scales do Sue and team use when measuring things like marital satisfaction, bond,🎥📄



The Last Lion: Winston Spencer Churchill: Visions of Glory, 1874-1932

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Author(s): William Manchester
Published: 1984-04-01
Pages: 996
Category: Biography & Autobiography
Number of Mentions: 3

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NEW YORK TIMES BESTSELLER • “An altogether absorbing popular biography . . . The heroic Churchill is in these pages, but so is the little boy writing forlorn letters to the father who all but ignored him.”—People When Winston Churchill was born in Blenheim Palace in 1874, Imperial Britain stood at the splendid pinnacle of her power. Yet within a few years the Empire would hover on the brink of catastrophe. Against this backdrop, a remarkable man began to build his legacy. From master biographer William Manchester, The Last Lion: Visions of Glory reveals the first fifty-eight years of the life of an adventurer, aristocrat, soldier, and statesman whose courageous leadership guided the destiny of his darkly troubled times—and who is remembered as one of the greatest figures of the twentieth century. Praise for The Last Lion: Visions of Glory “Absolutely magnificent . . . a delight to read . . . one of those books you devour line by line and word by word and finally hate to see end.”—Russell Baker “Bedazzling.”—Newsweek “Manchester has read further, thought harder, and told with considerable verve what is mesmerizing in [Churchill’s] drama. . . . One cannot do better than this book.”—The Philadelphia Inquirer “Superb . . . [Manchester] pulls together the multitudinous facets of one of the richest lives ever to be chronicled. . . . Churchill and Manchester were clearly made for each other.”—Chicago Tribune “A vivid, thoroughly detailed biography of the Winston Churchill nobody knows.”—Boston Herald “Adds a grand dimension . . . rich in historical and social contexts.”—Time


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Winston Churchill: Bonding Under Attack🎥📄
Resilience and the paradox of EFT🎥📄
Biography🎥📄



The Broken Constitution

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Author(s): Noah Feldman
Published: 2021-11-02
Pages: 236
Category: History
Number of Mentions: 3

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A New York Times Book Review Editors' Choice An innovative account of Abraham Lincoln, constitutional thinker and doer Abraham Lincoln is justly revered for his brilliance, compassion, humor, and rededication of the United States to achieving liberty and justice for all. He led the nation into a bloody civil war to uphold the system of government established by the US Constitution—a system he regarded as the “last best hope of mankind.” But how did Lincoln understand the Constitution? In this groundbreaking study, Noah Feldman argues that Lincoln deliberately and recurrently violated the United States’ founding arrangements. When he came to power, it was widely believed that the federal government could not use armed force to prevent a state from seceding. It was also assumed that basic civil liberties could be suspended in a rebellion by Congress but not by the president, and that the federal government had no authority over slavery in states where it existed. As president, Lincoln broke decisively with all these precedents, and effectively rewrote the Constitution’s place in the American system. Before the Civil War, the Constitution was best understood as a compromise pact—a rough and ready deal between states that allowed the Union to form and function. After Lincoln, the Constitution came to be seen as a sacred text—a transcendent statement of the nation’s highest ideals. The Broken Constitution is the first book to tell the story of how Lincoln broke the Constitution in order to remake it. To do so, it offers a riveting narrative of his constitutional choices and how he made them—and places Lincoln in the rich context of thinking of the time, from African American abolitionists to Lincoln’s Republican rivals and Secessionist ideologues. Includes 8 Pages of Black-and-White Illustrations


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Comparing the interpretation of scripture to the interpretation of the US🎥📄
What prompted Noah to write The Broken Constitution: Lincoln, Slavery, and the Refounding of America?🎥📄
Parting thoughts.🎥📄



Crucial Conversations: Tools for Talking When Stakes are High, Third Edition

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Author(s): Joseph Grenny, Kerry Patterson, Ron McMillan, Al Switzler, Emily Gregory
Published: 2021-10-26
Pages: 332
Category: Business & Economics
Number of Mentions: 3

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Keep your cool and get the results you want when faced with crucial conversations. This New York Times bestseller and business classic has been fully updated for a world where skilled communication is more important than ever. The book that revolutionized business communications has been updated for today’s workplace. Crucial Conversations provides powerful skills to ensure every conversation—especially difficult ones—leads to the results you want. Written in an engaging and witty style, the book teaches readers how to be persuasive rather than abrasive, how to get back to productive dialogue when others blow up or clam up, and it offers powerful skills for mastering high-stakes conversations, regardless of the topic or person. This new edition addresses issues that have arisen in recent years. You’ll learn how to: Respond when someone initiates a crucial conversation with you Identify and address the lag time between identifying a problem and discussing it Communicate more effectively across digital mediums When stakes are high, opinions vary, and emotions run strong, you have three choices: Avoid a crucial conversation and suffer the consequences; handle the conversation poorly and suffer the consequences; or apply the lessons and strategies of Crucial Conversations and improve relationships and results. Whether they take place at work or at home, with your coworkers or your spouse, crucial conversations have a profound impact on your career, your happiness, and your future. With the skills you learn in this book, you'll never have to worry about the outcome of a crucial conversation again.


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Recommended resources🎥📄
The skill of financial comfort🎥📄
Tips on''business breakups''🎥📄



Don't Shoot the Dog!

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Author(s): Karen Pryor
Published: 2002
Pages: 228
Category: Behavior modification
Number of Mentions: 3

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Includes a new section on clicker training.


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WHY you should be mindful of negative self-talk🎥📄
Potty Training and Clickers🎥📄
Recognizing self-perpetuating relational cycles🎥📄



Thinking in Bets

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Author(s): Annie Duke
Published: 2018-02-06
Pages: 288
Category: Business & Economics
Number of Mentions: 3

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Wall Street Journal bestseller! Poker champion turned business consultant Annie Duke teaches you how to get comfortable with uncertainty and make better decisions as a result. In Super Bowl XLIX, Seahawks coach Pete Carroll made one of the most controversial calls in football history: With 26 seconds remaining, and trailing by four at the Patriots' one-yard line, he called for a pass instead of a hand off to his star running back. The pass was intercepted and the Seahawks lost. Critics called it the dumbest play in history. But was the call really that bad? Or did Carroll actually make a great move that was ruined by bad luck? Even the best decision doesn't yield the best outcome every time. There's always an element of luck that you can't control, and there is always information that is hidden from view. So the key to long-term success (and avoiding worrying yourself to death) is to think in bets: How sure am I? What are the possible ways things could turn out? What decision has the highest odds of success? Did I land in the unlucky 10% on the strategy that works 90% of the time? Or is my success attributable to dumb luck rather than great decision making? Annie Duke, a former World Series of Poker champion turned business consultant, draws on examples from business, sports, politics, and (of course) poker to share tools anyone can use to embrace uncertainty and make better decisions. For most people, it's difficult to say "I'm not sure" in a world that values and, even, rewards the appearance of certainty. But professional poker players are comfortable with the fact that great decisions don't always lead to great outcomes and bad decisions don't always lead to bad outcomes. By shifting your thinking from a need for certainty to a goal of accurately assessing what you know and what you don't, you'll be less vulnerable to reactive emotions, knee-jerk biases, and destructive habits in your decision making. You'll become more confident, calm, compassionate and successful in the long run.


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The power of weak signals.🎥📄
Whats the game today?🎥📄
Six: Crossing the Chasm🎥📄



Getting to Yes

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Author(s): Roger Fisher, William Ury
Published: 2012-06-07
Pages: 217
Category: Business & Economics
Number of Mentions: 3

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__________________________ THE WORLD'S BESTSELLING GUIDE TO NEGOTIATION Getting to Yes has been in print for over thirty years. This timeless classic has helped millions of people secure win-win agreements both at work and in their private lives. Founded on principles such as: · Don't bargain over positions · Separate the people from the problem · Insist on objective criteria Getting to Yes simplifies the whole negotiation process, offering a highly effective framework that will ensure success.


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How did Sheila enter the scene?🎥📄
Humor as a deescalation hack and a chance to level-set.🎥📄
Standout books across sales, marketing, and leadership🎥📄




Getting Past No

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Author(s): William Ury
Published: 1991
Pages: 184
Category: Negotiation
Number of Mentions: 3

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A five-step strategy to disarm tough bargainers, dismantle stone walls, deflect attacks, and dodge dirty tricks.


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Humor as a deescalation hack and a chance to level-set.🎥📄
Listening to vendors' fears🎥📄
Standout books across sales, marketing, and leadership🎥📄



Fear and Loathing in Las Vegas

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Author(s): Hunter S. Thompson
Published: 2010-09-29
Pages: 225
Category: Biography & Autobiography
Number of Mentions: 3

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50th Anniversary Edition • With an introduction by Caity Weaver, acclaimed New York Times journalist This cult classic of gonzo journalism is the best chronicle of drug-soaked, addle-brained, rollicking good times ever committed to the printed page. It is also the tale of a long weekend road trip that has gone down in the annals of American pop culture as one of the strangest journeys ever undertaken. Also a major motion picture directed by Terry Gilliam, starring Johnny Depp and Benicio del Toro.


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A dubious acting offer🎥📄
Statistics on Autistic Spectrum Disorder Abuse🎥📄
The books on Naval Ravikant’s Kindle🎥📄



The Botany of Desire

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Author(s): Michael Pollan
Published: 2001-06-12
Pages: 341
Category: Nature
Number of Mentions: 3

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The book that helped make Michael Pollan, the New York Times bestselling author of Cooked and The Omnivore’s Dilemma, one of the most trusted food experts in America In 1637, one Dutchman paid as much for a single tulip bulb as the going price of a town house in Amsterdam. Three and a half centuries later, Amsterdam is once again the mecca for people who care passionately about one particular plant—though this time the obsessions revolves around the intoxicating effects of marijuana rather than the visual beauty of the tulip. How could flowers, of all things, become such objects of desire that they can drive men to financial ruin? In The Botany of Desire, Michael Pollan argues that the answer lies at the heart of the intimately reciprocal relationship between people and plants. In telling the stories of four familiar plant species that are deeply woven into the fabric of our lives, Pollan illustrates how they evolved to satisfy humankinds’s most basic yearnings—and by doing so made themselves indispensable. For, just as we’ve benefited from these plants, the plants, in the grand co-evolutionary scheme that Pollan evokes so brilliantly, have done well by us. The sweetness of apples, for example, induced the early Americans to spread the species, giving the tree a whole new continent in which to blossom. So who is really domesticating whom? Weaving fascinating anecdotes and accessible science into gorgeous prose, Pollan takes us on an absorbing journey that will change the way we think about our place in nature.


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Choose a topic in gardening🎥📄
Properties of Mescaline🎥📄
The impetus for writing How to Change Your Mind: expanded consciousness in experience and in writing.🎥📄



Grit (HBR Emotional Intelligence Series)

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Author(s): Harvard Business Review, Angela L. Duckworth, Misty Copeland, Shannon Huffman Polson, Tomas Chamorro-Premuzic
Published: 2023-09-26
Pages: 76
Category: Business & Economics
Number of Mentions: 3

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In the face of hardship, you need perseverance and determination. You need grit. But how do you build it? This book explores how you can persist in difficult situations. You'll learn how to convince yourself to do hard things, find support in trying circumstances, and know when you're pushing yourself too hard. This volume includes the work of: Angela Duckworth Misty Copeland Shannon Huffman Polson Tomas Chamorro-Premuzic How to be human at work. The HBR Emotional Intelligence Series features smart, essential reading on the human side of professional life from the pages of Harvard Business Review. Each book in the series offers proven research showing how our emotions impact our work lives, practical advice for managing difficult people and situations, and inspiring essays on what it means to tend to our emotional well-being at work. Uplifting and practical, these books describe the social skills that are critical for ambitious professionals to master.


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Geometry of Attack.🎥📄
Drive as a key Factor🎥📄
Acting through challenging periods of self-doubt without a backburner🎥📄



Letters to a Young Athlete

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Author(s): Chris Bosh
Published: 2021-06-01
Pages: 256
Category: Biography & Autobiography
Number of Mentions: 3

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A legendary NBA player shares his remarkable story, infused with hard-earned wisdom about the journey to self-mastery from a life at the highest level of professional sports Chris Bosh, NBA Hall of Famer, eleven-time All-Star, two-time NBA champion, Olympic gold medalist, and the league’s Global Ambassador, had his playing days cut short at their prime by a freak medical condition. His extraordinary career ended “in a doctor’s office in the middle of the afternoon.” Forced to reckon with moving forward, he found himself looking back over the course he'd taken, to the pinnacle of the NBA and beyond. Reflecting on all he had learned from a long list of basketball legends, from LeBron and Kobe to Pat Riley and Coach K, he saw that his important lessons weren’t about basketball so much as the inner game of success—right attitude, right commitment, right flow within a team. Now he shares that journey, giving us a view from the inside of what greatness feels like and what it takes. Letters to a Young Athlete offers a proven path for taming your inner voice and making it your ally, through the challenges of failure and success alike.


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Letters to a young athletes🎥📄
Where do you stand in the advice Phil Jackson gave you and Kobe?🎥📄
And The Challenges It Presents?🎥📄



Leonardo da Vinci

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Author(s): Walter Isaacson
Published: 2017-10-17
Pages: 624
Category: Biography & Autobiography
Number of Mentions: 3

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The #1 New York Times bestseller from Walter Isaacson brings Leonardo da Vinci to life in this exciting new biography that is “a study in creativity: how to define it, how to achieve it…Most important, it is a powerful story of an exhilarating mind and life” (The New Yorker). Based on thousands of pages from Leonardo da Vinci’s astonishing notebooks and new discoveries about his life and work, Walter Isaacson “deftly reveals an intimate Leonardo” (San Francisco Chronicle) in a narrative that connects his art to his science. He shows how Leonardo’s genius was based on skills we can improve in ourselves, such as passionate curiosity, careful observation, and an imagination so playful that it flirted with fantasy. He produced the two most famous paintings in history, The Last Supper and the Mona Lisa. With a passion that sometimes became obsessive, he pursued innovative studies of anatomy, fossils, birds, the heart, flying machines, botany, geology, and weaponry. He explored the math of optics, showed how light rays strike the cornea, and produced illusions of changing perspectives in The Last Supper. His ability to stand at the crossroads of the humanities and the sciences, made iconic by his drawing of Vitruvian Man, made him history’s most creative genius. In the “luminous” (Daily Beast) Leonardo da Vinci, Isaacson describes how Leonardo’s delight at combining diverse passions remains the ultimate recipe for creativity. So, too, does his ease at being a bit of a misfit: illegitimate, gay, vegetarian, left-handed, easily distracted, and at times heretical. His life should remind us of the importance to be imaginative and, like talented rebels in any era, to think different. Here, da Vinci “comes to life in all his remarkable brilliance and oddity in Walter Isaacson’s ambitious new biography…a vigorous, insightful portrait” (The Washington Post).


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True or False. I read youre a fan of Leonardo da Vinci🎥📄
Does Peloton Low Key Motivate Anyone?🎥📄
Five Bullet Friday🎥📄



The Story of lululemon

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Author(s): Chip Wilson
Published: 2021-03-14
Pages: 478
Category: Biography & Autobiography
Number of Mentions: 3

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This is a book about ordinary people who took an opportunity to be creative, to be innovative, and to maximize their potential. Chip Wilson is an entrepreneur, philanthropist, loving husband and a father to five boys. As the founder of Westbeach and yoga-inspired clothing company lululemon athletica, Chip is a globally recognized innovator in the field of technical apparel. He is widely credited with starting the “athleisure” retail category, now a $100-billion-a year global business. At lululemon, Chip was known for his people-before-product leadership approach. He surrounded himself with like-minded individuals: creative, driven, athletic locals with a love for work-life balance inspired by the West Coast. This cohesive culture fueled the innovation and growth of the brand. In 2007, lululemon athletica was taken public and Chip remains its largest individual shareholder and biggest cheerleader.


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Intro🎥📄
Chip's favorite Vancouver breakfast spot.🎥📄
Parting thoughts🎥📄



Catch-22

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Author(s): Joseph Heller
Published: 1999-10-05
Pages: 424
Category: Fiction
Number of Mentions: 3

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The story of a bombardier in World War II who is frantic and angry because thousands of people he does not know are trying to kill him.


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How Chip gives things their names🎥📄
What billboard would Chip put up?🎥📄
Why Chip thinks we all exist on borrowed time.🎥📄



The Blue Sweater

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Author(s): Jacqueline Novogratz
Published: 2010-02-16
Pages: 322
Category: Social Science
Number of Mentions: 3

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A narrative account of the author's investigation into the world's economic gap describes her rediscovery of a blue sweater she had given away to Goodwill and found on a child in Rwanda, in a passionate call to action that relates her work as a venture capitalist on behalf of impoverished nations. Reprint.


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Intro🎥📄
When you see despair, find your opportunity.🎥📄
Jacquelline on the Wild West of early manufacturing in Rwanda.🎥📄



Chinese Geography for Higher PCall Number?rimary Schools

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Author(s): Szu-mien LÅ«
Published: 1919
Pages: None
Category: Geography
Number of Mentions: 3

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Alexander Shulgin and the lost tapes🎥📄
Alexander Shulgin and the lost tapes🎥📄
Before- and aftereffects on cognition🎥📄




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