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Unread 01-02-2008, 06:35 PM   #16
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I am almost done with this.

It may not seem like much, but its up near the top because of how it changed the way i approach all problems in life/work/social.

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Unread 01-02-2008, 06:37 PM   #17
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Ok, I'll be the serious one here... Dale Carnegie's How to Win Friends and Influence People. That single book made more of an impact of how I approached my life and career than 100 of any other books I have read.

That book has probably saved many marriages and careers and gotten people living much closer to their potential than nearly any other book I can think of. For me, it was life changing. Once I picked it up at a friend's house in 1973, I couldn't put it down. I've re-read it maybe another half-dozen times since then... and it's time to read it again. There's nothing that surprising in it, it's really a common sense approach to how we think of relationships, and how we approach things in life. A very eye opening book, that is for sure.

By the way, I think it's the top selling book of all time, not including the Bible.

I've never read that book myself but have heard about it. How well do you think the ideas and methods translate to the modern day. It was written in the 30's wasn't it?
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Unread 01-02-2008, 06:47 PM   #18
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Robinson Crueso by Daniel Dofoe

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Unread 01-02-2008, 06:55 PM   #19
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"The Tao of Pooh"....No really, I read this book over 15 years ago and still remember it's relation to the simple thinking of Winnie the Pooh. Whenever life gets too complicated I just think of this book.
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Unread 01-02-2008, 07:12 PM   #20
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I've never read that book myself but have heard about it. How well do you think the ideas and methods translate to the modern day. It was written in the 30's wasn't it?
Yep, 1937. There was nothing I've read in the book that wouldn't translate to today as it's nothing more than basic human relations. That kind of stuff never changes. It saved a guy's marriage I used to work with, his wife was in tears one night saying how it had changed her husband so he wasn't mean to her any more after he read it. He was in tears when he realized how he had been treating her without realizing it. It can do the same with careers and relationships with friends and colleagues.

It's a quick read that I guarantee will produce immediate positive results for just about anyone. I can't recommend it highly enough, there's a reason it's still in print after all these years and that it still sells well.
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Unread 01-02-2008, 07:55 PM   #21
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Godel Escher Bach by Douglas Hofstadter

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Unread 01-02-2008, 08:22 PM   #22
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Unread 01-02-2008, 08:24 PM   #23
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Other than the Bible, The Ragamuffin Gospel by Brennan Manning.
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One Fish, Two Fish,...

A classic that teaches much about the diversity of our world. A definite must read!!!
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Unread 01-02-2008, 09:13 PM   #26
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Scroll up to post #10 in this thread. Look at the size of his sig!! It's a book! get it? get it? huh?
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Jonathan Livingston Seagull, by Richard Bach. I read it at a difficult time in my life when I was a teenager, and I came away from it realizing that I can do anything I set my mind to, regardless of what anyone else thinks. It also inspired me to learn to fly!
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Unread 01-02-2008, 11:18 PM   #28
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the only book i've read in years is "i am america and so can you". of course you can't take it too seriously, BUT it does have some good points as well...
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mein kamph by adolph hitler. sometimes it is best not to let the twisted ones go on about their business. pay attention to what a person has at their core more than anything else about them. people are easily distracted from the reality of what lies beneath. chilling.
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