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Your Money or Your Life Summary
Your Money or Your Life by Joe Dominguez and Vicki Robin
4.5 at Amazon 1992
free • investing • personal finance
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 authentic dreams and escape the modern traps of consumption, clutter and debt.
The Emperor of All Maladies Summary
The Emperor of All Maladies by Siddhartha Mukherjee
4.7 at Amazon 2010
biology • history • medicine • science
The Emperor of All Maladies is about the incredible history of "The War Against Cancer" and helps us to understand this terrible disease. Siddhartha Mukherjee explains the most common cancer treatments, including the science and story behind them.
The 4-Hour Workweek Summary
The 4-Hour Workweek by Tim Ferriss
4.5 at Amazon 2007
entrepreneur • free • motivational • productivity • startups • success • time management
The 4-Hour Workweek is about building a passive income business so we can escape the usual 40-hour workweek, and design our ideal lifestyle. Tim Ferris also shows how we can improve our productivity by following the 80/20 rule and a 'low information diet.'
The Challenger Sale Summary
The Challenger Sale by Brent Adamson and Matthew Dixon
4.5 at Amazon 2011
b2b • sales
The Challenger Sale explains how to sell more effectively, especially if you're involved in large, complex, B2B sales. The authors backwards-engineered what exceptionally high-performing sales people called "Challengers" do. Their advice focuses on teaching the customer valuable insights about their business, and being assertive pushing the sale forward.
The Way of Zen Summary
The Way of Zen by Alan Watts
4.7 at Amazon 1957
Japan • buddhism • meditation • philosophy • religion • spirituality • zen
The Way of Zen is a comprehensive introduction to Zen Buddhism, including the history and practices. Alan Watts explains how the ancient Chinese philosophy of Taoism combined with Indian Buddhism to form Zen. He also shares many practices of Zen such as meditation, koans, and arts.
The War of Art Summary
The War of Art by Steven Pressfield
4.6 at Amazon 2002
creativity • productivity • self discipline • writing
The War of Art explains how you can do more creative work and overcome your procrastination, distraction, and paralysis. Steven Pressfield says inside all of us is Resistance, a tricky enemy that sabotages our dreams, and it is the source of our fears, doubts, excuses, and poor habits.
Traction Summary
Traction by Gino Wickman
4.6 at Amazon 2007
entrepreneur • management • strategy
Traction explains an 'operating system' that can help entrepreneurs achieve more control and organization in your business. Gino Wickman has assembled many practical management tools including: a 10-year vision, a people-grading chart, a data dashboard, a systems documentation method, and 90-day priorities called "Rocks."
The 5 Love Languages Summary
The 5 Love Languages by Gary Chapman
4.8 at Amazon 1992
family • love • relationships
The 5 Love Languages is about helping you better connect in your marriage or relationship. Gary Chapman says people are very different in what makes them feel loved. He explains 5 'languages' of love that are basically: words, time, gifts, service, and touch.

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