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How to Win Friends and Influence People by Dale Carnegie

4.7 on
bestselling now - classic - communication - leadership - management - sales
How to Win Friends and Influence People is a guide to getting along with others. Dale Carnegie says that people are "creatures of emotion" (not logic) that desire a feeling of importance. We can provide that feeling with our sincere enthusiasm, consideration, interest and appreciation.

Can’t Hurt Me by David Goggins

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biography - military - motivational - self discipline - stoicism
Can't Hurt Me is a guide to building mental toughness, and it's also the motivational life story of David Goggins. When he was young David survived abuse and racism, but later he transformed himself into a Navy SEAL, ultramarathon runner, and world record holder.

Fooled by Randomness by Nassim Taleb

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economics - finance - investing - statistics
Fooled by Randomness is full of ideas for finance and investing that go against what most people practice. Taleb says randomness controls our lives more than we think, but we can learn tools to protect against life's uncertainty.

The Ride of a Lifetime by Robert Iger

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bestselling now - biography - leadership - management
The Ride of a Lifetime is an inside look at leadership, from former Disney CEO Robert Iger. You'll see how he earned so many promotions, managed people to avoid resentment, and negotiated billion-dollar deals.

Shoe Dog by Phil Knight

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Japan - bestselling now - billionaire - biography - entrepreneur - management - motivational - startups - trending
Shoe Dog is an inspiring story of entrepreneurship from Nike's founder Phil Knight. He started as a regular kid who loved running and built the largest sportswear brand ever. But there were many challenging times that Nike barely survived.

Lifespan by David Sinclair

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biology - genetics - medicine - nutrition - science
Lifespan is about how to live longer and healthier, according to the latest science. Harvard researcher David Sinclair says that aging is a disease that will be treatable and—perhaps one day—completely preventable. For now, we can boost our longevity with practices like fasting, exercise and cold exposure.

Your Money or Your Life by Joe Dominguez and Vicki Robin

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investing - personal finance - trending
Your Money Or Your Life is different from other personal finance books because it talks about choice, freedom and fulfillment—instead of deprivation and discipline. You'll learn how to use money to achieve your real dreams and escape the modern traps of consumerism, clutter and debt.

The Seven Spiritual Laws of Success by Deepak Chopra

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intuition - meditation - motivational - new age - spirituality
The Seven Spiritual Laws of Success is about reaching our dreams with ease, through following wisdom from both ancient religions and modern spiritual teachers. Deepak Chopra says we can attain much more than just material success, if we follow practices like silence, non-judgment, giving, intention and detachment.

Grit by Angela Duckworth

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coaching - education - leadership - parenting - self discipline
Grit says being a top achiever is less about natural talent and more about your "grit," which means working consistently and staying interested in one direction for multiple years. Angela Duckworth shares research on how we can become grittier, and help others do so too.

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