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Hey!

These are my top 5 recommended books. I like reading them in this order:

  • The Slight Edge by Jeff Olson
  • Daring Greatly by Bren
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No 4HWW on there man? ;-)

?It's a great read. I want to read it again soon too. Been like 5 years or so.

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Reading the Slight Edge now. If you guys are interested in some interesting psychological (and economical) effects check out "Predictably Irrational" by Dan Ariely.

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Reading the Slight Edge now. If you guys are interested in some interesting psychological (and economical) effects check out "Predictably Irrational" by Dan Ariely.

?Awesome! Let me know what you think of The Slight Edge. I'll add Predictably Irrational to my list.

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4 books that I would recommend to anyone:

  • Slight Edge by Jeff Olsen
  • Switch by Chip and Dan Heath
  • Think and Grow Rich by Napoleon Hill (just make sure it's not rewritten by someone else)
  • Choose Yourself by James Altucher

5 Fiction books I've enjoyed:

  • 1984 by George Orwell
  • Lord of the Flies by William Golding
  • The Walking Drum by Louis L'Amour
  • Fight Club by Chuck Palahniuk
  • Catch 22 by Joseph Heller

4 Books to read if you want to become a writer:

  • On Writing by Stephen King
  • Wired for Story by Lisa Cron
  • War of Art by Stephen Pressfield
  • Write, Publish, Repeat by Sean Platt and Johnny B. Truent

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Great list, Ed! Thanks for sharing.

I'm going to add Wired for Story and Write, Publish, Repeat to my list.

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I'm not really a motivation book reader, but I can recommend my fav fiction:

1) Karamazov Brothers - best book ever. Describes every type of human character. I like to refer to Ivan and re-read his monologue and dreams. I always have this book in a hand grab range

2) Hard to be a God by Strugatsky brothers - the best analogy on western world invading east

3) Oblomov by Ivan Goncharov - this book is a great insight on aristocrasy in general and a great story of man, who is consumed by his lazyness and filth

I could name more books I like, but it will be on-surface stuff. These books are true gems of Russian and world literature /\

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2) Hard to be a God by Strugatsky brothers - the best analogy on western world invading east

?I'm gonna check this one out. :D

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I remember reading The Brothers Karamazov 6 years ago. It is a powerful book and definitely worth reading :)

War and Peace by Tolstoy was also a sensational read. I used to be very interested in reading classics when I was in High School.

I haven't read many books recently but I am changing that. Right now I'm reading the Seven Habits of Highly Effective people, by Stephen Covey, and I find that the book has revealed many truths to me that I wish I had known years ago. The book helps you realize what your priorites currently are, and inspires you to shift your priorities to become more effective in attaining your goals. It also helps you develop your goals, especially if you are unsure what you want out of life.

"Defending the Undefendable" by Walter Block. I've never met anyone who's heard of this book, and it's quite a shame. It's a very special book to me because it's filled to the brim with practical concepts and for years it has been my guidebook for my developing world views. It has laid the foundation for my Libertarian views and I think it is well worth anyone's time to read. A few examples of what the book discusses are why the minimum wage law is inefficient, how drug dealers are responsible for a decrease in crime, why child labor should be legal, and other controversial topics. I often refer to this book whenever I have an argument, because the foundation of this book is that the best and most efficient interactions between humans are those that are voluntary. The book is pretty short because the author gets right to the point and presents his arguments in such a thoroughly entertaining manner.

I definitely want to check out some of the books you guys recommended :)

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Hey!

These are my top 5 recommended books. I like reading them in this order:

  • The Slight Edge by Jeff Olson
  • Daring Greatly by Bren

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War and Peace by Tolstoy was also a sensational read. I used to be very interested in reading classics when I was in High School.

?Congratulations on finishing War and Peace, there's not too many people who can say they've finished it. I tried reading it once, I think I was 14 or 15. I put a decent effort in, but after around 100 pages I gave up.

I've added Defending the Undefendable by Walter Block to my reading list.

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I just finished reading The Power of Habit by Charles Duhigg! It was a great read that explains how habits work, how carefully crafted habits can transform your life, and now to create those habits.

Next up for me is Slight Edge because I've seen it mentioned a few times in this thread.

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Hello! Cam could you update your book recommendations, I'm looking for ones to add to my list! For some reason the messages have erased themselves.

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Hello! Cam could you update your book recommendations, I'm looking for ones to add to my list! For some reason the messages have erased themselves.

Any of the books here are great.

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