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Made to Stick by Dan and Chip Heath - these brothers write some of the best marketing books available.

Fire & Blood - part of the Game of Thrones series as the history of the Taergaryan family. It is written like a history book but entirely fictional. Lots of war, incest, politics and more.

Cashvertising - I am getting ready to jump back into Copywriting so I am giving this book a re-read.
 

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"Choose yourself" - James Altucher
Recc'd to me; it read like a very wierd, not-as-useful seth godin book. It still had utility in stressing that above all I need to choose my priorities, my goals, and my happiness above a job or things that don't create value. I do like the call out to Kamal Ravikant and his book "Love yourself like your life depended on it".[/QUOTE]


He has a really good podcast and interviews interesting people. In fact, his interview with Seth Godin is one of my favorite podcast episodes ever.
 

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He has a really good podcast and interviews interesting people. In fact, his interview with Seth Godin is one of my favorite podcast episodes ever.
LMAO, I feel that Altucher x Godin bouncing their values in serving and producing value to the world off each other in all these different ways would cause a cosmic rip into the fabric of spacetime.

It is now my mission to track down this podcast episode.
 

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Currently reading a book written by one of the forum members @JScott

I am thoroughly impressed. In my quest for learning, I had decided to read something totally out of my toybox of what I currently do. With that in mind, this book has held my interest.
I have an extremely hard time finishing a hard copy of any book so I normally just listen to audible played at 180x. But I've been reading this nightly and have thoroughly enjoyed it.
Highly recommended.
 

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Currently reading a book written by one of the forum members @JScott

I am thoroughly impressed. In my quest for learning, I had decided to read something totally out of my toybox of what I currently do. With that in mind, this book has held my interest.
I have an extremely hard time finishing a hard copy of any book so I normally just listen to audible played at 180x. But I've been reading this nightly and have thoroughly enjoyed it.
Highly recommended.
Thank you... I sincerely appreciate the kinds words...
 

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On to this bad boy next.

 

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Fantastic book, not as long as I would've liked but rich in the subjects it covered; I was very pleased to find out that my normal thinking already aligned with the bayesian probabilities and constant building and re-adjusting of mental models and situations.


Setting 10x(stretch) goals and fighting like the devil to the point of social isolation is something I can get behind, Thing is, his massive marketing and classes for wanterpreneurs empire smells like a classic unscripted exploiting scripted deal, but I know a few people that say he does deliver honest value in the end.

Reading now
Switch (A lighter version of thinking fast and slow)
Jordan Peterson's 12 rules for life (Why not)

Why am I reading so much?
I have Value to provide, and it's definitely not with my current soul-atomizing gig.
 
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Currently reading "What rich people know and desperately want to keep a secret" by Brian Sher.
Amazing book!.
 

Kennypaul

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Also "The 10 pillars of wealth" by Alex Becker.
 
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Psycho-cybernetics by Maxwell Maltz

It's about changing your inner self and all that good stuff.
 

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Two Other Great Reads:


  • The Million-Dollar, One-Person Business: Make Great Money. Work the Way You Like. Have the Life You Want by Elaine Pofeldt

  • The Lean StartUp by Eric Reis


Currently reading....

The One Thing by Gary Keller
 

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Finished reading Unscripted for the 2nd time last week. A lot of things I did not notice on the 1st read

Currently: The Rational Male by Rollo Tomassi. Not a business book but I already love it so far. Good book on intergender dynamics

Next: Purple Cow by Seth Godin. I've heard nothing but great things about this book from various people so I'm excited to get into this one.
 

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Interesting read, I can see how it would've been ground-breaking back in 2010.
The book is made redundant if you've listened to any entrepreneur podcast after 2011, however.


I want the time given to this book back. Good for the author that he did his deal after getting fired from his last job; but there's a lot of self-congratulatory back-slapping and outright speculation.
The bits on networking were very interesting though, and I'll need to remember to try them out sometime.


Intellectual brain food to help me mull over why I need to keep fighting myself to be the best I can be on this earth no matter what feedback I get


Another one for fun; First encountered the memory palace technique with Joshua Foer's "Moonwalking with einstien" which I wrote off, but coming back to it through this book is motivating me to put forth the effort to fully engage with the technique.
 

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Currently reading "What rich people know and desperately want to keep a secret" by Brian Sher.
Amazing book!.
Sounds like it has a similar theme to that for TFLF and UNSCRIPTED.

Any pointers the book has that the Fastlane duo don't?
 

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Just wondering if you guys take some time between books to reflect and process what you have just read? Or you just move to the next book on your list?
Yes, I do!

That's why I pick my books very seriously, and avoid certain topics that have a bad reputation for giving me shit, like self-development and personal finance.

I'm at the stage where the next book I read must hit my problems directly, so definitely the reflection process is needed to give me the nuggets.
 

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I have a few balls bouncing...

The Road To Serfdom. FA Hayek.

Bad Blood Secrets and Lies of a Silicon Valley Startup. Carreyrou

The Reason for God; belief in the age of skepticism. Timothy Keller

All three of these are fascinating and are making me smarter.
 

Kennypaul

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Sounds like it has a similar theme to that for TFLF and UNSCRIPTED.

Any pointers the book has that the Fastlane duo don't?
Although I just started.So far,I've only come across a few pointers that the duo don't have.It's not as detailed as the duo but it shows similarities and most things "fastlaners" are aware of.Good book though!.
 

Siddhartha

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This book changed me.
I read his earlier work "Love yourself like your life depended on it" and it was mildly useful for changing my self-talk and engaging some more self-respect/conviction, but it was just that, mild. Here Kamal managed to find the perfect g-spot between truth, hopes, life, and carrying on that gifted me a peace that I hadn't had since I read Herman Hesse's "Siddartha" when I was 19. I can tangibly feel that things will work out, and things will especially workout once I leave my gig to put all my effort into my venture.
Highly recommended, and this is free with a kindle unlimited subscription.


Completely solid book that I would recommend to anyone in a heart beat. It's a relatively short read but well layed out and sprinkled with anecdotes that help you latch onto the meaning and the process of getting over fears. Interestingly enough, author has ties to Kamal Ravikant and James Altucher.


Another critical book; People like Peterson would want you to believe that learned helplessness and pessism (and it's counterpart [mild-servere]-depression are innate and not easily overcome without a prescription course and multiples of psychiatrist visits.
In "Learned optimism" Seligman shows you decades of research, much of it his own; and how he could produce lasting, powerful results in mere weeks. He also shows statistics and evidence on how optimists are almost always more successful, higher-earners, and much more healthy; and also stories of people who started as poor-performing pessimists or depressed people that were re-trained and let loose back out into the world to success. This book helped me understand a bit more of the "Blind, reality distorting optimism streak" I see come up again and again with all successful entrepreneurs from Trump to Branson to Jobs; and I'm re-engineering my beliefs to adopt some more of this magic.
Glad Tony Robbins mentioned this in "Awaken the giant within" which I'm back to reading now.

Stay frosty and get at it y'all
 

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Making my way through “War of Art” as a recommendation from a fellow FLF member. Amazing read for authors and wannabe authors!
 

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