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what are 3 books that you have read multiple times that you plan to keep rereading in the future?

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My Three:

Napoleon Hill's Outwitting the Devil

The best self-help book I've ever read. I see most self-help books as useless feel-good garbage that doesn't actually lead to people changing (I consider that putting it nicely). This book touches on concepts that I've come across in deeper philosophy books but brings that up in an easy to understand way. I've listened to the audiobook 5x.

Nassim Taleb's Antifragile

A book on risk taking that is both profound and hilarious. He actually lists an incredible amount of other books & authors who are worth reading. I've listened to the audiobook 4x.

Robert Caro's The Power Broker

A book by a genius about a genius. The book is massive 1300 or so pages (the audiobook is 67 hours long). Caro extensively researches the life of Bob Moses, the New York City Park Commissioner (an unimpressive title, until you see what he does with it) and his journey from starry-eyed idealist to ruthless political pragmatist. The story is incredible, the writing is beautiful, and the research is so thorough. You will learn A LOT about politics and power from this book. Fair warning - I had to take long breaks from this book because a lot of what I read made me very angry. I'm on my second lap through this one and I know that I will read it again and again in the future.
 

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NONE - no time to read books twice. I'd rather read another NEW book in the hopes of uncovering something that I haven't come across yet that could make a HUGE difference. Hunting after the unknowns will help you more than hunting after the known.
Then you've never read a book worth reading once. There is no such thing as a good book that you're done with. A good book is a wellspring that stimulates ideas, not a storehouse of facts. You can read the same book again and again and keep getting new ideas because you keep seeing that content in new lights.
 

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There are a lot of books in my library that I read more than once. I prefer to sit with good information multiple times rather than constantly seek new info.

The list above are books I've read/listened to multiple times. Ones I plan on rereading:

Never Split the Difference
12 Rules for Life
Skin in the Game
Awaken the Giant Within (Reference)
 

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Meditations - Marcus Aurelius

Principals - Ray Dalio

The true believer - Eric Hoffer

The Road Less Stupid - Keith Cunningham
 

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I've been too busy to be on here lately, but I just couldn't resist a good book thread:
Adjusting for "books that help you and filtering out miscellaneous books I just love" we have:
  1. The Alchemist by Paulo Coehlo
    • Should I be fortunate enough to have kids some day, I will read them this book as a bedtime story. It's a book I revisit often.
  2. Leadership and Self Deception by Arbringer Institute
    • Resoundingly the best book I've ever read on communication, EQ, and leadership (and I've read A LOT). So good, that I can tell you definitively it markedly changed my life afterwards
  3. Fastlane by MJ or How to Get Rich by Felix
    • Not to inflate MJ's ego anymore ;) -- but these two books are excellent in their unabashed look at the pursuit of wealth, what it really often takes, and are peppered with excellent practical advice
There are so many dang good books in the world though.

For those of you (who like me) scour everyone's posts and write down a lot of books, here's a longer list of books/audiobooks I think are awesome in no particular order (again controlling out pure candy fictions):

  • Scaling Up by Verne Harnish
  • The Sales Playbook by Jack Daly
  • The Four Hour Workweek by Tim Ferris
  • This is Marketing by Seth Godin
  • The Pragmatic Programmer (applies to more than just programming.... though if you code at all this should be on your must-read-before-death list)
  • Think and Grow Rich by Napoleon Hill
  • The Secret
  • How to Win Friends and Influence People
  • Henry Ford's Autobiography
  • Ben Franklin's Autobiography
  • Nikola Tesla's Autobiography
  • Atlas Shrugged
  • Zero to One by Peter Thiel
  • Psycho Cybernetics by Maxwell Maltz
  • Factfulness by Hans Rosling
  • Never Split the Difference by Chriss Voss
  • The Tipping Point by Gladwell
  • The 7 Habits of Highly Effective People
  • Extreme Ownership by Jocko Willink
  • Let My People Go Surfing by Yvon Chouinard
  • What do you care what other people think by Richard Feynman
  • Without Their Permission by Alexis Ohanian
  • SCRUM: The art of doing twice the work in half the time by Sutherland (book is meant for non-techies and is well worth your time as you consider your workloads)
  • Screw It, Let's Do It by Richard Branson
  • The Leadership Wheel by Clinton Sidle
  • I will teach you to be rich by Ramit Sethi (obnoxious title, and honestly obnoxious writing. But he isn't wrong about most of his take on financial literacy and it's a great book for all of your friends and family who are like 'my financial life sucks, help me!')
  • Rich Dad Poor Dad Series
  • Zen and the Art of Motorcycle Maintenance
*glances at bookshelf*

There's a lot more -- but all of those are well worth it
 
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You say you've read Taleb. Then you know about the anti-library no? The library of books you haven't read yet?

You must have. You list Antifragile into your top 3.

Of course. Umberto Ecco's library of 30,000 books.

But you're assuming that turning the final page is the same as wringing the last idea out of a book. They are not the same.

The important thing is not to read a new book, but to understand a new idea.

Reading is a dialogue - you see the author's words & attempt to understand them through your own perspective. Your perspective constantly changes, thus the ideas that you get out of the same book constantly change.

To quote the man himself, "Never read a book you would not reread."

View: https://twitter.com/nntaleb/status/843099931279790081?lang=en
 

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Not a book but a course called Maddix Parenting. Within 6 months, I'm already on my 8th time taking it and I plan on taking it 100 times

The Millionaire Fastlane

Awaken the Giant Within

"Don't fear the man that knows 1,000 kicks. Fear the man that has practiced one kick 1,000 times." - Bruce Lee
 

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Apart from TMF, here are three books I re-read every year:

- "On the Shortness of Life" by Seneca, the Greek Stoic philosopher


- "How to Fail at Almost Everything and Still Win Big" by Dilbert creator Scott Adams


- "Anything You Want" by Derek Sivers, founder of CD Baby and full-time optimist

 

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You can’t teach a kid to ride a bike at a seminar by David Sandler

Amazing book about sales, business, psychology and success. I’ve read it twice and plan to read it regularly throughout my life.
 

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Of course MJ books at least 10x each to reach your potential. Here some to keep you elite.

The Secret Advantage

Finding Ultra

Start with Why

Killing Sacred Cows

Intuitive Eating
If you have kids:

The Whole-Brain Child
 

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"The Ultimate Jim Rohn library" on audible ,

they took some highlights from his talks and audiobooks and made it into its own book and its fantastic , its broadly just everything. Business advise , sales , right living , wisdom. Its solid all around and timeless stuff. Jim Rohn was Tony Robbins starting place (tonys first seminar was a rohn event) for those who dont know.

"Do the work" Steven Pressfield

Succinct. Basically hammers on what we call "action faking" in these parts but I've also heard it referred to as "entrepreneurship as a consumable" , what sneaky form did "resistance" take today for you?

"Based on a true story : a memoir"

Norm macdonalds semi fictional memoir. This will do absolutely nothing to further your self development or business interests but it contains the greatest version of "the moth joke" ever renderd. Dont take yourself so seriously.
 

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I have a ton of books that I keep rereading, I keep a list of books I want to read 10x. Here's three that I don't think others have mentioned:

1. The Secret To Selling Anything
2. You^2 / The Quantum Leap (two books but related)
3. Obvious Adams

indeed


people think they should own material things and millions in the bank but material things can be stolen or destroyed by revolution, adversity or whatever

while the true assets ( the work you have done on yourself ) are yours forever.

nobody can steal them.
your true assets are skills, attitude, mindset.



the masterminds of this world DO NOT CARE about millions in the bank like people here.


they care about power and control over things and people. they want to become self made gods , not self made milionaires .


they could care less about toilet papers called "money" . ( the american dollar is a fiat currency. this is technicaly toilet paper )

quote : " Fiat money is a currency without intrinsic value that has been established as money, often by government regulation ".
from : Fiat money - Wikipedia


so this is what they study (and this what i study as well because i am not a pawn . i am a mastermind ) :

books on the Tarot and ancient wisdom of secret societies among others

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I always see your posts on here and I just don't understand your agenda? What are you after always talking about masterminds and illuminati stuff?

Don't take this the wrong way. I'm not even disagreeing with you, I hate fiat currency! I just don't understand your posts, they're often cryptic.

I'd love to understand you better.

Also I'd like to hear your 3 books!
 

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TAGR (Napoleon Hill) I stopped counting how many times. I study it in two languages - got every audioversion, trainerversion, workbook version, once collected even forewords to digest interpreted content. made my own annotations to teach it illustrated to clients.

He could have be more specific on two chapters... especially as a part of the new thought movement. But if he would have made it chrystal clear the readers of the past would have stopped before reaching it "within". Sometimes it seems to me as if he had rewritten it not for the purpose of adding the transmutation of Chi chapter, but of "better hiding" the receiving set of higher consciousness. Most people(me too) don't understand the underlying at first reading, because the title itself is misleading when understood as thinking (like one perceives mental activity) instead of the constitution of a chain of thoughts, as a chosen originated idea, which may be in your mind... but has been elsewhere before. Access to this "elsewhere" is more gold than one can imagine and I will never stop reading and teaching the true access.

Studied all the material incl. the foundation's and internal content of the mentortree before(Carnegie) and after (Nightingale Conant, Bob Proctor). "Outwitting the devil" is interesting for explaining and unlearning addiction, but no other book than TAGR opens the gate for the reader by repetition. The one exception would be the notebook of the reader, written by himself for himself, (Contemplation by writing). But this exception comes empty on delivery and it's quality depends on the developed or unlearned level of the mind.

Never read TAGR without a textmarker, without taking notes, without applying it. Because there is something in it which is not literally written in it, but can be found within.
 

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Gonna buck the trend here and just list favorite books, not just the self-help ones:

1. Every Calvin and Hobbes book

2. World War Z (100x better than Brad Pitt's sad hijack of it)

3. West With The Night by Beryl Markham - It sounds lame as it's about a lady in Kenya pre-WWI who raises racehorses and learns to fly. But it is the most beautifully written book I've ever read. Hemingway says that Markham makes him ashamed of himself as a writer. From an ego like his, that's saying something.

Enjoy!
 

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My Three:

Napoleon Hill's Outwitting the Devil

The best self-help book I've ever read. I see most self-help books as useless feel-good garbage that doesn't actually lead to people changing (I consider that putting it nicely). This book touches on concepts that I've come across in deeper philosophy books but brings that up in an easy to understand way. I've listened to the audiobook 5x.

Nassim Taleb's Antifragile

A book on risk taking that is both profound and hilarious. He actually lists an incredible amount of other books & authors who are worth reading. I've listened to the audiobook 4x.

Robert Caro's The Power Broker

A book by a genius about a genius. The book is massive 1300 or so pages (the audiobook is 67 hours long). Caro extensively researches the life of Bob Moses, the New York City Park Commissioner (an unimpressive title, until you see what he does with it) and his journey from starry-eyed idealist to ruthless political pragmatist. The story is incredible, the writing is beautiful, and the research is so thorough. You will learn A LOT about politics and power from this book. Fair warning - I had to take long breaks from this book because a lot of what I read made me very angry. I'm on my second lap through this one and I know that I will read it again and again in the future.
If you like Caro´s work I highly recommend Lyndon Johnson´s biographies, they are super good. I read the first two and they are mind blowing when it comes to human nature/power dynamics.
 

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NONE - no time to read books twice. I'd rather read another NEW book in the hopes of uncovering something that I haven't come across yet that could make a HUGE difference. Hunting after the unknowns will help you more than hunting after the known.
 

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The first 3 are great books. The True Believe especially is one of my favorites - you can learn so much about human behavior from that book. I haven't read The Road Less Stupid yet.
The road less stupid is one of my all time favorite business books.

The true believer is the best book on marketing ive ever read which is ironic since it was never intended as a marketing book.
 

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