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Old 03-16-2011, 03:14 PM   #81
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I've owned this book for about 4 years and never read it. Should I lol.
Read it then read it again and go back in the future and read it again. This one will never leave my book collection. Currently re-reading The Art of War but it's been about 14 years since I first read it so I've forgotten a large portion of it.
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Old 03-16-2011, 03:21 PM   #82
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Read it then read it again and go back in the future and read it again. This one will never leave my book collection. Currently re-reading The Art of War but it's been about 14 years since I first read it so I've forgotten a large portion of it.
I would not take this post with a grain of salt... Wraisil I've read many of your posts.... and after reading this one, I'll take this book as serious as I can...

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Depends what your goal in life is. For most people on this forum, it's money, but that's not really what makes people happy.
to me happiness is the most important thing to be. It has nothing to do with money. i'm good with a modest house, modest income, a good girl and good friends, and a vacation a year. I just wish I didn't procrastinate so much.

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Read it then read it again and go back in the future and read it again. This one will never leave my book collection. Currently re-reading The Art of War but it's been about 14 years since I first read it so I've forgotten a large portion of it.
I'll check it out.
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to me happiness is the most important thing to be. It has nothing to do with money. i'm good with a modest house, modest income, a good girl and good friends, and a vacation a year. I just wish I didn't procrastinate so much.
Agreed.

Check out Bertrand Russell's book. I absolutely recommend it.
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Read those recently in order from bottom to top, had to take a little break after. Less then Zero messed up for a week after reading it.
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I would not take this post with a grain of salt... Wraisil I've read many of your posts.... and after reading this one, I'll take this book as serious as I can...

Thanks for the vote of confidence

I was first introduced to the seven habits in a leadership class in the Navy, the second time was another leadership class, the third time was a senior enlisted that I admired a lot and that's when I finally read it. It's surprisingly easy to read and is worth it's weight in gold in my opinion. I've since found many very successful people who hold it in as high or higher esteem as I do.
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Portnoy's Complain by Philip Roth - Dirty ass book. Loved it! A new favorite.
The Fighter's Mind by Sam Sheridan - About fighters and other athletes and their mental state. Good book.
The Lazarus Project by Aleksandar Hemon - One of my favorite books ever.
Letters to a Young Contrarian by Christopher Hitchens - Relatively light read.
Conversations with Stalin by Milovan Djilas - Interesting history by a man who met Stalin repeatedly and in doing so grew more disenchanted
Girl With The Dragon Tattoo by Stieg Larssen
The Trial of Henry Kissinger by Christopher Hitchens - Very interesting.
Love and Obstacles by Aleksandar Hemon - Short stories

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Dan Simmons - "Ilium" (A sci fi book based on a futuristic re-telling of the Illiad. Winner of the Locus Award for best science fiction novel of 2003.

Re-reading "The Diamond Age: Or, A Young Lady's Illustrated Primer" by Neal Stephenson. A futuristic/nanotech adventure - pretty amazing view of the non-so-distant future.

Both highly recommended.
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i read the 4hour body. Same author. Let me know how it is.
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How is 4 hour body?
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it's good. Some stuff I knew, others I didn't. There's a lot of different topics in it. I can lend it to you if you'd like. As long as my friend is done reading it.
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