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The Obesity Code Summary
The Obesity Code by Dr. Jason Fung
4.6 at Amazon 2016
fasting • food • nutrition • weight loss
The Obesity Code is about a different approach to losing weight, not through cutting fat or calories, but through controlling our hormone insulin. Dr. Fung recommends a low-carb healthy-fat diet filled with whole unprocessed foods, as well as intermittent fasting.
The Everything Store Summary
The Everything Store by Brad Stone
4.6 at Amazon 2013
billionaire • biography • entrepreneur • innovation • silicon valley • technology
The Everything Store is about how Jeff Bezos grew Amazon—from a simple online bookstore into the 5th largest company in the world. He did it with a mix of great timing, customer obsession, and relentless competition.
The Power of Your Subconscious Mind Summary
The Power of Your Subconscious Mind by Joseph Murphy
4.6 at Amazon 1963
healing • law of attraction • new age • new thought • spirituality
The Power of Your Subconscious Mind explains how to change our thinking through "scientific prayer," so we can change the outer conditions of our life to enjoy more prosperity, health, and happiness. Joseph Murphy's techniques include affirmations, visualization, gratitude, faith, and surrender.
The 4-Hour Workweek Summary
The 4-Hour Workweek by Tim Ferriss
4.5 at Amazon 2007
entrepreneur • 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.

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