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Getting to Yes by Roger Fisher and William Ury and Bruce Patton

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communication - negotiation - sales
Getting to Yes is the most important book on negotiation, according to many professionals. It comes from leaders of The Harvard Negotiation Project, who wanted to help people negotiate agreements with less time and friction. The four steps of the method are: people, interests, options and criteria.

Steve Jobs (Biography) by Walter Isaacson

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biography - creativity - design - entrepreneur - innovation - leadership - silicon valley - startups - technology
Steve Jobs is the official biography of the co-founder of Apple and Pixar. He had an intense passion to create revolutionary products like the iPhone, iPad, iPod, iTunes, and Macintosh computers. His personality was an unusual mix of Zen hippie and brash business visionary.

The Autobiography of Benjamin Franklin by Benjamin Franklin

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United States - biography - classic - history - leadership - politics
The Autobiography of Benjamin Franklin is the life story of one of the Founding Fathers of America. Franklin is often described as a "self-made man" and "The First American" because of his lifelong dedication to values like enthusiastic work, self-education and personal improvement.

Letters From a Stoic by Seneca

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classic - philosophy - stoicism
Letters from a Stoic is about how to stop feeling unsatisfied in life or worried what people think. Seneca says we must first reduce our desire for pleasure, wealth and social approval. Then we can become less fearful and hesitant with techniques like remembering that we're all gonna die.

How to Win Friends and Influence People by Dale Carnegie

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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.
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