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I like the author but this books is hard to follow when listening while driving. It’s convoluted and requires attention that I can’t provide while focusing on the road. And maybe that’s why I’m finding it boring and quitting on chapter 3. Life’s too short. Can’t do it.

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Want to feel really stupid?

Listen to a Frederick Hayek audiobook.
 
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Want to feel really stupid?

Listen to a Frederick Hayek audiobook.
When I listen to something I don’t understand, I don’t feel stupid. I feel the author sucks at explaining. :)
 

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When I listen to something I don’t understand, I don’t feel stupid. I feel the author sucks at explaining. :)
That’s how I felt throughout the entirety of “A Brief History Of Time.”

I was like “Gee Hawking, you really don’t care if I get any of this.” Lol
 

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That’s how I felt throughout the entirety of “A Brief History Of Time.”

I was like “Gee Hawking, you really don’t care if I get any of this.” Lol

When I read it, I loved it. But I can totally see how listening to it would be super hard, just like Jordan Peterson’s work. It’s something you must pay attention to, if you want to enjoy it. Plenty of great books are like that.

But the latest JP book, was more than that - it was not only hard to listen to, I found myself bored a lot even when I paid attention. He would go around and around and around to get to his point. And I kept thinking of this quote “I would have written you a shorter letter if I had more time”. I wish he took more time.


Edit: here is a quote I liked
A Brief History of Time by Stephen Hawking


But according to the approach I described in Chapter 1, a scientific theory is just a mathematical model we make to describe our observations: it exists only in our minds. So it is meaningless to ask: which is real, “real” or “imaginary” time? It is simply a matter of which is the more useful description.
 
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Finished this one today. Not the greatest memoir I've ever read but still valuable to learn about his life, struggles, and topics I'm not that familiar with.
 

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The Art of Game Design by Jesse Schell - Would highly recommend to game developers here like @Ali Hamza

I'm only 80% through. I was skeptical to not recommend it earlier, but now I would. The book describes the typical process of developing successful games. This book primarily focuses on video games, but is also applicable to card games, board games, sports, theme park games and even hand games. This book explains how you can brainstorm and come up with a unique and interesting concept, and not end up making those cringey mobile games with horrible clickbait ads.

Game development can be a good fastlane strategy. Potentially a very good one actually, since you can make it fulfill the CENTS commandments. There are many strong needs in the gaming industry, but unlike other businesses, most game industry needs are not obvious, and requires experimenting, iterating and many failures to find out these needs. It's just as difficult as any other fastlane strategies.
 

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Inspiring as heck. I'm just 50 pages in and feel like my testosterone levels increased (lol) just by reading about his ambition, discipline and work ethic, so far. Highly recommended.
 
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I'm listening to Endure. It's ok. What I'm picking up from it is work hard, do hard things and keep enduring. Play the long game.
 

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Going through it for the 5th time right now. In terms of mental health/concentration I'd say this book has been immensely valuable to me. Every time I read it I learn something new.
 
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I have created a general rule when it comes to books. If it appeals to me slightly, I'll buy it. Investing in self-development and personal knowledge is a great feeling. However, I think people get confused between buying the dopamine release of purchasing a book and reading it and extracting all they can.

I'm currently reading Influence: The Psychology of Persuasion.

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I'll keep a close eye on this thread, as I've already spotted a couple of potential gems.
 

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Pretty interesting journal on what it takes to become a Royal Marine. Some crazy physical and mental demands that break even the strongest people.

Now reading this and it's pretty good so far:

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@Mezy I wouldn't say it's a unique book with life-changing advice or anything like that. It's just interesting because of the story and the hard training he describes. Definitely makes you respect special operators even more.
 

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I have created a general rule when it comes to books. If it appeals to me slightly, I'll buy it. Investing in self-development and personal knowledge is a great feeling. However, I think people get confused between buying the dopamine release of purchasing a book and reading it and extracting all they can.

I'm currently reading Influence: The Psychology of Persuasion.

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I'll keep a close eye on this thread, as I've already spotted a couple of potential gems.
Influence is a classic. Enjoy
 

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The last book I read is considered a classic that most schools force kids to read... The Catcher in the Rye by JD Salinger. I read it out of curiosity as I remember being forced to read this as a teen. Can't say I remembered anything from that first read, other than I hated it. Then again, anything a teacher forced me to read was not going to be liked.

Considering this was written in the 40's (and set in the same time) it really transcended time well. Before I picked it up, I had no idea what it was about. Considering its story is about a depressed, suicidal teen who sees through the cultural facades (or phoniness) it's message is probably more relevant today than ever. I definitely found myself identifying in the character with respect to feeling like an alien in his culture.
 
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The last book I read is considered a classic that most schools force kids to read... The Catcher in the Rye by JD Salinger. I read it out of curiosity as I remember being forced to read this as a teen. Can't say I remembered anything from that first read, other than I hated it. Then again, anything a teacher forced me to read was not going to be liked.

Considering this was written in the 40's (and set in the same time) it really transcended time well. Before I picked it up, I had no idea what it was about. Considering its story is about a depressed, suicidal teen who sees through the cultural facades (or phoniness) it's message is probably more relevant today than ever. I definitely found myself identifying in the character with respect to feeling like an alien in his culture.

It's American culture that has become alien.
 

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The last book I read is considered a classic that most schools force kids to read... The Catcher in the Rye by JD Salinger. I read it out of curiosity as I remember being forced to read this as a teen. Can't say I remembered anything from that first read, other than I hated it. Then again, anything a teacher forced me to read was not going to be liked.

Considering this was written in the 40's (and set in the same time) it really transcended time well. Before I picked it up, I had no idea what it was about. Considering its story is about a depressed, suicidal teen who sees through the cultural facades (or phoniness) it's message is probably more relevant today than ever. I definitely found myself identifying in the character with respect to feeling like an alien in his culture.

The only thing I remember about this book is the quote "sleep tight ya morons" which I thought was funny at the time. Must read it again as an adult now.
 

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The only thing I remember about this book is the quote "sleep tight ya morons" which I thought was funny at the time. Must read it again as an adult now.

Yea, the character in today's day and age would likely be considered as someone with ADHD, or perhaps autism.
 
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It's American culture that has become alien.
I just finished “bad news: How Woke Media Is Undermining Democracy” and besides the bias narrative tone, as an independent person, I enjoyed it. Not fully agree with the whole book but the author had an interesting point of view.
I also got to know Shelbey Steele an African-American philosopher talking how movements like black life matters is destructive to the natural growth of their community.
 
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I have to lose some weight, don't judge. :'D
 

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Presently reading Unscripted and the entire series of Thibault Meurisse very good series highly recommend. However if I compiled all the books I read over the past decade the ones that impacted me the most and gave me a aha moment. would be , "Paradox of choice why more is less " by Barry Swartz my number 2 is Millionaire Fastlane they both compliment each other in my view and open your eyes to choices you make. Creating all the problems and pleasures you experience.
 

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I'm at "Doktryna Jakości" (Quality Doctrine) by Andrzej Jacek Blikle - Polish computer scientist, professor of mathematics, member of the Polish Language Council, researcher, specialist in the field of mathematical foundations of computer science, as well as a confectionery master.

I'm also reading "Technologia przemysłu emalierskiego" - a 1960's book about enamel industry technology. I love chemistry, graphic design and handicraftery.

I like to throw a pleasureable read between my self improving books from time to time :)
 

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Currently reading 7 Habits of Highly Effective People. A big game changer for me and I can't believe I never read it before. I needed to change my whole mindset after a very nasty mental burnout and this book is shifting my paradigms pretty profoundly.

Probably going into 'The Art of Saying No' or 'The Presence Process' afterwards. Also considering re-reading the Millionaire Fastlane , just to refresh my memory
 

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A solid autobiography with some really traumatic events but also an interesting glimpse into the mindset of a super tough guy. I found the part of the book describing his job as a pararescueman in Alaska fascinating. Didn't know they rescue civilians.
 

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