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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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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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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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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.
This is above and beyond what I had in mind. !@#^ing fantastic. I love seeing this kind of fanaticism towards anything.

It's been a while since I've read Think and Grow Rich, but I'll make sure to go through another lap this year just because of this post.
 

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-UNSCRIPTED

-Atomic Habits

-the book of Daniel- a Bible book, but study it closer, and you can find lots of excellent lessons on doing well in a hostile workplace/environment
 

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There are a lot of interesting books in this discussion. I've read several of them and will look into a few more.
I can only think of two for my list.
I've only read Unscripted once. I plan to go through it again in the next month or so. I just finished TMF a second time 2 days ago.
Anthem reminds me that it's OK to be different from everyone else and that society isn't guaranteed to be heading in the right direction.
 

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great thread

poor charlie's almanack
principles
laws of human nature

also some interesting lists:
 

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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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Unscripted
Rich Dad Poor Dad (Only a fan of this book. Other then that, RK has a lot of predatory programs)
The compound effect

Special Shout out to The Like Switch, Captivate, Factfullness, The Subtle art of not giving an F, & Rework.
 

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Great Q OP!

Mastery was a really cool book. It's by Robert Greene, he talks about the concept of putting in 10 000 hours towards mastering your craft. He also looks at historical game-changers and their process along the way to success.

It's a great read, and pretty fascinating too. You may have read his other book, Power. Been meaning to get that one too :)
 

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Great thread :smile:
* The bible
* 4 Quadrants by RK
* The Millionaire Fastlane by MJ
* Can't hurt me by Goggins

@ Seth Goodluck I'll diffidently explore this list :p
 

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i'm going to continue to listen in the Fastlane Millionaire because of all the truth in there and I know the truth because I recognize it from the other 100+ books in my library on life success. But I chose to focus on my family which is one of my top 2 values. So the last 10 years I've been doing the slow lane and struggling to prosper while keeping my family together. But I failed more than I succeed but I'm doing great because I keep growing to this point in my life, which I'm glad it's clear I'm not ever gonna live that again! Because i'm in the "Fastlane" life, proper success process.

The second book I've listen to over and over is the Happiness Advantage, which is about positive psychology so it's focusing on similar things that are in the fast lane millionaire making the best things easy to do so that you have an optimistic outlook and you're doing the things that make your life be what you wanted to be, choices.

And the third book that I listen to over and over is The One Thing, Is about focus and finding the one thing that you to focus on in the different areas of life. By the process of asking the right questions to make the best choices.
 

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1. The Daily Stoic by Ryan Holiday (Stoicism)
2. How to make money by Dennis Felix (wisdom about success from a billionaire)
3. Getting Things Done by David Allen (productivity)
 

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- How To Win Friends and Influence People
- Influence
- Thinking Fast and Slow

Those are three books I go back often. The principles in them are timeless and very useful for day to day decisions and interactions.
 

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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.
True, but what about re-reading after some time (maybe a year later) to remember and set in knowledge?
 

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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 am a mastermind"

He says without capitalization or grammar :rofl:
 

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True, but what about re-reading after some time (maybe a year later) to remember and set in knowledge?
Yeah, I think that is good, and I always tend to do that, but typically I refer just to parts of the book, not the entire thing.
 

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I've read The Little Prince more than a handful of times. I have an edition in Spanish, English and French and a miniature one that I keep in purse pockets because it's fun and cute (It's 100% readable too). "The essential is invisible to the eye. Only with the heart can one see." n_n

"The Artist's Way" by Julia Cameron - It's like a 12 step for creative block but if you ask me it's just a 12 step for freeing your mind of fear in general, you don't even have to be an artist. Just ignore the artistic side as well as the religious references like I do (she is a bit religious but you can still get the full point without paying attention to that). I had it on Kindle and broke my no physical books rule so I can highlight it and I keep it in my desk to open at any time.

Book three TBD.
 

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Surprised these are not on this thread:

1. Power of Now by Eckhart Tolle; foundational and fundamental for mindset, (Listen to the Audio, rather than read the book), and other books by Tolle, like Stillness Speaks and A New Earth.

2. Get the Edge by Tony Robbins

3. The Art of Learning by Josh Waitzkin

Bonus#1: The Go-Giver, Bob Burg, John Mann
Bonus#2: The One Minute Workout; Concept revolutionized fitness - intensity is more important than duration
 

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I've only read a couple of books more than once. I'll probably read them again someday.

The Silmarillion by J. R. R. Tolkien.
The Sea Wolf by Jack London.
The Stranger by Albert Camus.

I don't really read and reread business books, though I will flip through them again to reference something.
 

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