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"I'm Ok, You're Ok" and "Games People Play."

It shows how people run through life reliving a script installed by some authority or other when they were in a childish state. Most actions serve to regain a feeling of "Ok." Each of these interactions is a transaction. Look up transactional analysis to learn more.

You can use this in sales and many other things to make people's lives easier.
 

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"A Framework For Understanding Poverty" A Cognitive Approach.
Ruby K. Payne, Phd.

All I can say is WOW. This book is so insightful regarding the hidden rules between poverty, middle class and wealth classes. This book is geared mainly to educators, service providers, etc. but as an employer, I gained tremendous insight in the differences between the different 'castes' in our society. One key takeaway was that the maternal grandfather's occupation is a key predictor in intergenerational poverty.
(Hint: It is because the mother is so instrumental in the early nurturing of the child, and where do you think her access to knowledge and experiences came from?)

It's understanding oftentimes the 'why' we think in different classes, be it poverty, middle class or wealthy.

Highly recommended as to understanding self sabotage patterns and what it takes to break free of generational classes....
Yes, read it many years ago. Now, as an educator, I face it everyday. The differences between how people think and what causes that difference is fascinating to me. It is challenging to see and understand how the other person perceives and responds to the same events.

Thanks for reminding me about this book.
 

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"A Framework For Understanding Poverty" A Cognitive Approach.
Ruby K. Payne, Phd.

All I can say is WOW. This book is so insightful regarding the hidden rules between poverty, middle class and wealth classes. This book is geared mainly to educators, service providers, etc. but as an employer, I gained tremendous insight in the differences between the different 'castes' in our society. One key takeaway was that the maternal grandfather's occupation is a key predictor in intergenerational poverty.
(Hint: It is because the mother is so instrumental in the early nurturing of the child, and where do you think her access to knowledge and experiences came from?)

It's understanding oftentimes the 'why' we think in different classes, be it poverty, middle class or wealthy.

Highly recommended as to understanding self sabotage patterns and what it takes to break free of generational classes....
Just purchased for Kindle. I'll read it next. Currently reading travis mcgee.
 

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It is challenging to see and understand how the other person perceives and responds to the same events.
Yes, lately I have been less interested in the 'How to' and incessantly interested in the 'why'. It seems many of us are preoccupied with knowing the exact steps and yet we understand very little about ourselves and our preconceived ideas. Even with all the knowledge that surrounds us to create and develop, many of us don't really have an understanding on what really has held us back even with all the tools at our disposal.
Also, I personally seem to gain more cognitive knowledge from autobiographies of successful individuals than any step by step plan of action from the latest get rich pump and dump bestseller.

I seem to retain the concepts of overcoming and achieving success much better through stories.
 

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Currently reading travis mcgee.
Which 'un? I just read an omnibus edition with the first three books -- Deep Blue Good-by, Nightmare in Pink, and A Purple Place for Dying.

Damn but these are some fun books. I've got the next omnibus with 4-6 on deck.
 

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Which 'un? I just read an omnibus edition with the first three books -- Deep Blue Good-by, Nightmare in Pink, and A Purple Place for Dying.

Damn but these are some fun books. I've got the next omnibus with 4-6 on deck.
I grew up reading them. My parents had an assortment of books. From Heinlein, Hemingway, Bellow, Joyce, Beckett, Dostoyevsky, Camus, etc... Some I read and forgotten. I remember John D MacDonald writing beautiful prose, paragraphs. So, I decided to go back and reread them. For good purpose, mind you.

I have real all 21 books of Travis Mcgee. Favorite book is A Purple Place for Dying & The Long Lavender Look. Usually, 1/2 of the book is hands down the best prose, by any 20th century author. The latter pages, are a bit meh. Chase scenes, save the girl from the evil womanizer, she is able to love again, physically.

My library has them. I am able to rent them out for my kindle.
 

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Just finished;
“Monash’s Masterpiece” a book about Aussie WW1 General Sir John Monash, and am half way through
“All quiet on the Western Front” a WW1 book written by a German soldier.
 

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In sheep's clothing. @BellaPippin recommended it and I'm learning so much. Dealing with an aggressive narcissistic partner can be so confusing, I'm grateful for your recommendation Bella :)
 

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I just finisher the Master & Margarita, I can see the importance of it's criticism of the USSR but the book was sometimes boring and was all over the place.

I started The War Of Art, it's amazing.
I've done a lot of action faking, and the ideas in the book nail it amazingly.
 

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I just finished reading "The One Thing" by Gary Keller. I'm done with business / self-help books for a while, as I need to execute and not mentally jerk off, so I'm going to read fiction instead.

I just ordered these books (in Italian) at my local library:

1) Neuromancer by William Gibson
2) Lolita by Vladimir Nabokov
3) 1984 by George Orwell
4) White Nights by Fedor Dostoevskij
 

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Great book! Father of self developement, many tips or advices he gives are still up to date, after over 200 years. Higly recommended.
 

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Coders at Work: Reflections on the Craft of Programming ! If you’re curious about life as a programmer than Coders at Work is the book for you. It’s packed with interesting interviews from 15 accomplished programmers and computer scientists including Joshua Bloch, Peter Norvig, Donald Knuth, Ken Thomson, and Jamie Zawinski. The author, Peter Seibel (a programmer turned writer), got interviewees to open up about the famous projects that they worked on and the inspiring stories behind them. Coders at Work gives a peek into what makes some of the greatest programmers tick and how they think. Definitely a must read!
 

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Reading Tao Te Ching (or Dao De Jing) for the I don't know how many-eth time. I have multiple translations so that I can get a better sense of the original meaning. One of my favorites, and it applies itself well to business and plenty else.
 

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I've finished The go giver and I didn't like so much, but I started to read Gorilla Mindset and I think that it's too much better. What I learnt about that is I shouldn't trust reviews about books from webs time like Goodreads, there tend to reflect other things but the the content of the book. If not, i don't know why the people gave almost 4.5 stars to the first and only 3.5 to the last one.
 

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