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The Lean Startup Summary
The Lean Startup by Eric Ries
4.5 at Amazon 2011
entrepreneur • innovation • management • product management • silicon valley • startups
The Lean Startup shows how to achieve business success by learning what customers want fast. Eric Ries explains how to launch a minimum viable product, why you should ignore vanity metrics, and how to use 'split-testing' to avoid wasting years of your life building a product nobody wants.
Pre-Suasion Summary
Pre-Suasion by Robert Cialdini
4.4 at Amazon 2016
communication • marketing • psychology • sales
Pre-Suasion shows a new side of influence. It's about everything that happens BEFORE you ask someone to say yes to your proposal. Professor Robert Cialdini has distilled hundreds of scientific studies to prove that how you FRAME a message from the beginning is crucial to its success.
The Heart of the Buddha’s Teaching Summary
The Heart of the Buddha’s Teaching by Thich Nhat Hanh
4.8 at Amazon 1999
buddhism • emotional healing • religion • spirituality
The Heart of the Buddha's Teaching introduces the most essential Buddhist ideas in a way even secular people can easily digest. These ideas include The Four Noble Truths and The Noble Eightfold Path. Thich Nhat Hanh explains how Buddhism is in its essence a pragmatic approach to ending personal suffering.
How Not to Die Summary
How Not to Die by Dr. Michael Greger
4.7 at Amazon 2015
food • medicine • nutrition • trending
How to Not Die reveals the connection between what we eat and chronic diseases. Based on hundreds of references to scientific evidence, Dr. Michael Greger shows how to prevent (and even reverse) the top causes of death like heart disease, most cancers, diabetes, obesity, strokes and Alzheimer's.
Rich Dad Poor Dad Summary
Rich Dad Poor Dad by Robert Kiyosaki
4.7 at Amazon 1997
bestselling now • investing • personal finance • success
Rich Dad Poor Dad is Robert Kiyosaki's story of growing up with a "Poor Dad" (his middle class biological father) and a "Rich Dad" (his best friend's father and a savvy entrepreneur). Kiyosaki learned rich people buy assets that make them money, rather than working for an income.
Why We Sleep Summary
Why We Sleep by Matthew Walker
4.7 at Amazon 2017
neuroscience • science
Why We Sleep communicates the critical importance of sleep. Modern people don't know that getting less than 7-8 hours of sleep daily can cause dozens of serious problems for mental and physical health. Matthew Walker first helps you understand how sleep works, then how to get better sleep.
Nonviolent Communication Summary
Nonviolent Communication by Marshall B. Rosenberg
4.7 at Amazon 1999
communication • psychology • relationships • trending
Nonviolent Communication shows us how to have healthy relationships through openly and honestly communicating our observations, feelings, needs and requests. This book can help us move past dysfunctional communication habits we learned growing up including guilt tripping, being passive aggressive, blaming, labelling and judging others as good or bad.
Think and Grow Rich Summary
Think and Grow Rich by Napoleon Hill
4.6 at Amazon 1937
classic • motivational • personal finance • success
Think and Grow Rich is a classic self help book, based on Napoleon Hill interviewing 500 millionaires including Henry Ford and Thomas Edison. He says the formula for riches is first having a burning desire for them, then following a definite plan and having faith that plan will succeed.
Maps of Meaning Summary
Maps of Meaning by Jordan B Peterson
4.7 at Amazon 1999
morality • psychology • religion
Maps of Meaning says that myths have a tremendous unseen value. They laid the foundation for large, stable and successful civilizations that lasted thousands of years. Myths also provide time-tested wisdom to help us eradicate evil in the social world, and move past unpredictable catastrophes in our personal lives.

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