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The 50th Law
4.08
**spoiler alert** Best one yet. Far more applicable to your life than the others.

Fear Nothing.


Quotes:

"Understand: no one is born this way. It is unnat...more
Oct 12, 2009
Oct 17, 2009
 
Meditations
4.16
Best book ever. How to live your life.

Virtue is its own reward.

Shut up. Nothing to complain about. Do what is right, every time. The best revenge is t...more
Jul 2007
Apr 03, 2008
 
Fight Club
4.19
**spoiler alert** This is the book. There is so much to learn here. I don't know how to do it justice. Just read the quotes.

By the way, it's not about...more
Apr 05, 2007
Apr 03, 2008
 
How to Get Rich
4.16
**spoiler alert** An absolute must read.

Do you really want to be rich. Before you start this, ask yourself if there is a way to get what you want with...more
Aug 22, 2010
Oct 22, 2010
 
Personal Development for Smart People: The Conscious Pursuit of Personal Growth
3.91
**spoiler alert** This guy built self-improvement.


Quotes:

"Whatever you fear, you must eventually face."

"Openly admit to yourself that even though you'...more
Jan 20, 2009
Jun 19, 2009
 
The Alchemist
3.75
**spoiler alert** This is another one of those books. The ones that just lay it all out for you.

It's pretty simple. The story is just a series of cha...more
Jul 2007
Apr 03, 2008
 
Prisoners of Our Thoughts: Viktor Frankl's Principles at Work
3.66
**spoiler alert** Just read Frankl.


Quotes:

"If we just intellectualize these core principles and verbalize them, but do not share and practice them, we...more
Sep 08, 2008
Sep 05, 2008
 
What Makes Sammy Run?
4.00
**spoiler alert** This is what you could become. Running forever to reach what? Whatever. The quotes'll capture it.


Quotes:

"I can still see Sammy racin...more
Sep 03, 2008
Aug 19, 2008
 
How to Be Good
3.15
**spoiler alert** Good book, read it awhile ago so I don't really remember much about it, other than I liked it.

Hornby is a great writer though. His c...more
Jun 2007
Apr 03, 2008
 
Letters from a Stoic
4.27
**spoiler alert** Perfect stoicism. Its only taint is that Seneca was the biggest hypocrite in history. The idea is the same as any stoicism. What you...more
Jan 2008
Apr 03, 2008
 
The Inner Game of Tennis: The Classic Guide to the Mental Side of Peak Performance
4.18
**spoiler alert** Basically a theory of learning. You have to get the inner monologue to shut up and let the body to what it wants to do. Visualizatio...more
Jan 21, 2008
Apr 21, 2008
 
What the Buddha Taught with Texts from Suttas & Dhammapada
4.15
**spoiler alert** A layman's guide to Buddhism. It was probably the best book I've ever read for school. Read it in one sitting to cram for an exam an...more
Feb 28, 2009
Mar 06, 2009
 
The Legend of Bagger Vance: A Novel of Golf and the Game of Life
3.78
**spoiler alert** Good story. Can't remember much else. I really need to do these immediately upon finishing the book. They're worth a lot less if I w...more
Nov 15, 2008
Dec 15, 2008
 
Zorba the Greek
4.10
**spoiler alert** It sort of rambled. Zorba was a cool guy. I don't really know what Ferris saw in it. I mean, maybe I do, but I don't think it deserv...more
Feb 04, 2009
Mar 31, 2009
 
The Fountainhead
3.82
**spoiler alert** Better than atlas shrugged. Fewer monologues. Characters were a little thinner though. Not by much. All of her characters are pointe...more
Mar 18, 2009
Apr 03, 2009
 
Liar's Poker
4.12
**spoiler alert** Funny. Showed how crazy all these guys were. Big swinging dicks.

Interestingly Lewis wrote the book to dissuade people from taking th...more
Jun 17, 2009
Jun 19, 2009
 
How to Win Friends and Influence People
4.03
**spoiler alert** Corny but good.


Quotes:

"The man who has technical knowledge plus the ability to express his ideas, to assume leadership, and to arous...more
May 16, 2009
Jun 20, 2009
 
What Do You Care What Other People Think?
4.29
**spoiler alert** Another great book by Feynman. Not as good as Surely Your Joking but still good. More serious. Good stuff about his father.

There was...more
Jul 2009
Jul 12, 2009
 
Vagabonding: An Uncommon Guide to the Art of Long-Term World Travel
3.88
**spoiler alert** One of Tim Ferriss's top five books.

Good. Part technical part lifestyle.


Quotes:

"Bruce Lee said: "Research your own experiences for t...more
Jun 10, 2009
Jun 20, 2009
 
Crucial Conversations: Tools for Talking When Stakes are High
3.97
**spoiler alert** Needs to be reread.


Quotes:

"When it comes to risky, controversial, and emotional conversations, skilled people find a way to get all...more
Jul 23, 2010
Oct 23, 2010
 
The True Believer: Thoughts on the Nature of Mass Movements
4.19
**spoiler alert** Ooooohhhhh fuck. I highlighted half the words in this book. Short and so, so, so good. Required reading.

This would save so many high...more
Jul 15, 2010
Oct 13, 2010
 
Ignore Everybody: and 39 Other Keys to Creativity
3.82
**spoiler alert** Hugh MacLeod rules. Done.


Quotes:

"A big idea will change you. Your friends may love you, but they may not want you to change. If you...more
Jul 12, 2009
Jul 11, 2009
 
Outliers: The Story of Success
4.06
**spoiler alert** I don't really like Gladwell. But I think that this book was good. I feel like this isn't a reliable opinion. Meh. Some important id...more
Dec 25, 2008
Jan 15, 2009
 
Shambhala: The Sacred Path of the Warrior
4.21
**spoiler alert** A guide on how to live you life properly. Could lead to a lot of narration. Same as the Alchemist.


Quotes:

"That is the definition of...more
Feb 28, 2009
Oct 02, 2008
 
The Broken American Male: And How to Fix Him
3.51
**spoiler alert** This book was awful. Holy shit it was terrible. The author took an important topic and just butchered it. Between his criticizing me...more
Jun 11, 2009
Aug 19, 2008
 
Authentic Happiness: Using the New Positive Psychology to Realize Your Potential for Lasting Fulfillment
3.94
**spoiler alert** Employ your strengths. Be social. find meaning.

Write down 5 things you are grateful for each day.
Forgive others by empathizing


Quotes...more
Jan 10, 2009
Sep 20, 2008
 
Path of Least Resistance: Learning to Become the Creative Force in Your Own Life
4.04
**spoiler alert** I couldn't stick with it. It might be worth giving a second shot. Definitely worth a second shot.

Good focus on structure as opposed...more
Feb 12, 2009
Jul 11, 2009
 
The Monk and the Riddle: The Art of Creating a Life While Making a Life
3.70
**spoiler alert** It was ok. A sort of business man's how to find meaning shit. A little thin. The idea is to not do it for the money but for the enjo...more
Aug 08, 2008
Aug 18, 2008
 
Getting Things Done: The Art of Stress-Free Productivity
3.95
**spoiler alert** Really gets to the heart of the issue. Get the little stuff off the plate so you can get at the real work. That's why this is so imp...more
Jan 13, 2009
Oct 02, 2008
 
Veronika Decides to Die
3.69
**spoiler alert** Touching.


Quotes:

"In a world where everyone struggles to survive whatever the cost, how could one judge those people who decide to di...more
Nov 2007
Apr 03, 2008
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