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Currently reading the NO BS Guide to Marketing to the Affluent, by Dan S. Kennedy. Finished reading a bunch of his other books, including his new one, Renegade Millionaire.
 

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Domain-Driven Design - Tackling Complexity in the Heart of Software. ( Eric Evans)

Reading this to learn software design concepts - as well as the thinking that goes behind it.
 

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Hey guys,
not a book i read currently but, i wanted to know if anyone has read "This is Marketing" from Seth Godin.

Any opinions ?
 

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Currently:

Every Tool is a Hammer - Adam Savage (Highly recommend for everyone, not just makers)

The Way of the Superior Man - David Deida (re-read after reading it years ago)

Listening to:

48 Laws of Power - Robert Green (this is a MUST read/listen for everyone)
 

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This is one of THE top rated books on my bookshelf, and I'm only 1/4 way throught the book!
You actually need to read data and write down answers (and please do so, or you'll miss out on the largest benefits of the book)

Most books discuss concepts of things... this book is more of a teaching book, that teaches you how to become a CEO, and does so in a very interesting way!

I read 50 books last year, and this one would have taught me more than 10 of those!
 

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Is there any book that teach you (how) to give high value?
 

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read 50 books last year, and this one would have taught me more than 10 of those!
Looks nice, independently published, not a lot infos on the author, will have a look.
 

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Looks nice, independently published, not a lot infos on the author, will have a look.
Is there any book that teach you (how) to give high value?
can you define "high value"?
what are you trying to accomplish? Higher wages? more sales? start your own business/fastlane?
 

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can you define "high value"?
what are you trying to accomplish? Higher wages? more sales? start your own business/fastlane?
Well you know, some people inherently "take" (your time, your attention, your money), some people inherently "give" (advice, good time, help). I'd like to learn how to give more value to people around me.
 

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Well you know, some people inherently "take" (your time, your attention, your money), some people inherently "give" (advice, good time, help). I'd like to learn how to give more value to people around me.
You've already read two of the greatest books on the market, how do you think I'm going to help you?

Value can be given in lots of ways, it depends on where you are/what you do/who you're with, but overall, you can most times give value by one of two ways: time, or knowledge.

If you are at a cemetery and they need someone to shovel the dirt into the hole, you provide value by giving your time and helping.
If you are at a food drive, and they have an unorganized system and people that need food, you provide assistance by making a layout (preferably before it starts) and helping to smooth out the process.
If you have hundreds of bodies on the floor and need to bury them, start digging a mass grave.
If you have people dying of a certain illness throughout the world, and you figure out a simple way to cure it, share it on Youtube/Instagram/Dtube.

It depends a lot on what your specific situation :) Look for pain points/things to be improved/ways to share information.

If you want to provide leadership: Amazon.com: How To Be A World Class Leader: Using Science To Become One of The Top Executives in the World eBook: Hough, Patrick: Kindle Store

If you want to provide talent: train in your specific field, search youtube videos, etc..
 

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I have finished reading peter thiel's zero to one, that guy understands what value is and i would highly recommend it if you are struggling to find a fastlane idea.
 

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I have started don't burn this book by dave rubin and it is kinda lame. I am also reading paul saladino's carnivore code. Bought dane maxwell's start from zero. Gonna have to start doing something with all that knowledge at some point.
 

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I have started don't burn this book by dave rubin and it is kinda lame. I am also reading paul saladino's carnivore code. Bought dane maxwell's start from zero. Gonna have to start doing something with all that knowledge at some point.
Reading Dane Maxwell. There is something about the way he writes. Apart from TMFL and Unscripted the only other Book that makes any impact at this point in my life is Start from Zero. Some of those stories are really inspiring especially that Guy Carl who slaved away at Tesla of all places and built a completely bootstrapped business while slaving away at Tesla. He went into expand and he is currenty hiring big time.
 

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Hey guys,
not a book i read currently but, i wanted to know if anyone has read "This is Marketing" from Seth Godin.

Any opinions ?
Yes, it's a great book as is any book by Seth Godin.
 

mon_fi

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Reading Dane Maxwell. There is something about the way he writes. Apart from TMFL and Unscripted the only other Book that makes any impact at this point in my life is Start from Zero. Some of those stories are really inspiring especially that Guy Carl who slaved away at Tesla of all places and built a completely bootstrapped business while slaving away at Tesla. He went into expand and he is currenty hiring big time.
I was reading on this very forum that Maxwell was legit, looking forward to reading it!!
 

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How this thread works... when you start reading a new book, you update it here. It’s nice to have a log of what everyone on the forum is reading and i’m sure it will spark discussions and recommendations.

I’m also creating the Fastlane Bookclub on Goodreads where you can share what you’re reading, add your favorites, and talk about books. I haven’t explored all the features, but I’m sure there’s a bunch of stuff we’ll benefit from. Join the group!

So, Currently I’m reading

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Persuasive Advertising: Evidence-based Principles by J. Scott Armstrong​
This book translates knowledge about persuasion into evidence-based principles. Useful knowledge about persuasion has been obtained over the last 100 years from the experience of advertising experts and from empirical studies in advertising and other fields including psychology, consumer behavior, law, mass communication, politics, and propaganda.​
The principles in Persuasive Advertising provide understandable and easy-to-access guidance for all types of advertising. Including still media such as print and Internet, and motion media such as TV, streaming video, Internet, and radio. They also apply to other types of persuasive communications such as management reports, speeches, and press releases.​
Wharton School Professor J. Scott Armstrong spent over 16 years on this book. In recent years, he was assisted by Gerry Lukeman, Chairman Emeritus of Ipsos-ASI and Sandeep Patnaik, Research Director at Gallup and Robinson. Altogether, more than 80 people contributed to Persuasive Advertising by obtaining relevant studies, analyzing data, editing and reviewing, and surveying researchers to ensure that the book correctly summarizes their findings.​
Persuasive Advertising summarizes findings from about 3,000 empirical studies and 50 books. It also presents new findings from previously unpublished studies. .​
Along with the AdPrin Audit software on AdPrin.com, Persuasive Advertising enables advertisers as well as agencies to quickly and inexpensively identify ways to improve ads – or to determine which of a set of ads will be most effective. For example, it typically requires about an hour for an experienced user to obtain a persuasiveness index for a print ad along with a list of ways to improve the ad.,​
By using these principles, advertisers can improve their creativity and effectiveness.​


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Hack Your Motivation: Over 50 Science-Based Strategies to Improve Performance by Bobby Hoffman
Finally!!!! Evidence-based research on motivation that's written in an engaging, humorous, easy-to-read style!"--Karen, Performance & Leadership Consultant​
Bobby masterfully bridges the gap between research and practice by applying high quality motivational research to everyday life."--David, Master Educator **"This book is not easy to put down. You will find yourself often referring back to its pages. The a-ha moments will cascade in."--Glenn, Team Leader & Operations Manager​
Hack Your Motivation gives you the latest and most reliable performance tools and tips to help you reach your personal or profession goals. Written by motivational scientist and leadership consultant Dr. Bobby Hoffman, this book converts hard-core research from psychology, business, athletics, neuroscience, and education into easy-to-read and simple-to-master strategies. Hoffman includes unorthodox examples from his own life and the lives of others to enlighten, inspire, and amuse ---so anyone can learn to maximize their untapped potential. If achieving glory, feeling good about your accomplishments, or understanding why you do what you do (or don't do) is important to you, then look no further.​
What are you reading?
I'm currently reading the richest man in Babylon
The next books in the queue are the 48 laws of power, the intelligent investor, the FastLane to millionaire .

Suggest me some interesting self-development books if yall got some
 

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I'm currently reading the richest man in Babylon
The next books in the queue are the 48 laws of power, the intelligent investor, the FastLane to millionaire .

Suggest me some interesting self-development books if yall got some
I'ver read all of these except for the intelligent investor (I think I own it, but haven't had the time to read it yet)
48 laws: dark stuff, take it for what it's worth, don't take it as a goal
Richest man in Babylon, very good :)
Fastlane, have just skipped through for now, still on top to-read pile.

Book suggestion for someone that is looking to become a CEO (I'm reading it right now) How To Be A World Class Leader: Using Science To Become One of The Top Executives in the World: Hough, Patrick: 9781983272295: Amazon.com: Books
If you really want to get something out of the book, you need to get out your pen/pencil and write into the book, it asks you a question every page or two, and your supposed to do it..

I would even dare to say this book causes the biggest change in your life...
If the average person is on the bottom 3 steps of a 50 step ladder, then millionare fastlane is like going half way up the ladder, and this book gets you within the top 10 steps of the top. You can't get much out of this book without adapting the fastlane approach, but after you've started on the fastlane and want to go a step further, read this book!

NOTE: not affiliated, or compensated in any way, I just get that much out of the book!
 

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Rereading Enlightenment Now by Steven Pinker.

This book is required reading. I think that everyone on the planet should read this book.

 

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Tribal Leadership. Breaks down cultures into 5 stages, helps you identify where an org is based on behavior, and shows how to use language and relationships to advance companies to a higher level thinking of we/us vs me me me.
 

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Superintelligence by Nick Bostrom.

This provides a non-"woo-woo" explanation of the risks that a general purpose AI poses to humanity. I began reading this when I heard Elon Musk say that the #1 risk to humanity is AI.

Bill Gates also recommends this book.

Useful points so far:
- The AI that humans currently have, and will have for the next 5-10 years, is not going to become superintelligent. What's possible, though, is a breakthrough - if AI gains the ability to invent more AI, then there will be an explosion in research that will be far beyond any human invention.
- People often anthropomorphize AI. This is a fancy way of saying that we imagine AI as being a person. For example, AI is "smart", so we often give it nerdy personalities, and assume that a superintelligence would be a super-nerd like Jarvis from Iron Man. But this isn't the case. A super intelligence could have super empathy, or super likeability. It could convince people that it's adorable and the savior of humanity so that people would give it freedom.
- There will be a period of time when only one country in the world possesses superintelligence. Think of the invention of the Atom Bomb. From 1945 - 1950 the US was the only country in the world to have nuclear weapons. The US could have wiped out any other country during this period of time. Afterwards, other countries were able to copy what had already been done much more quickly.

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What's next: Deep Work by Cal Newport
 
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