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Rich Dad, Poor Dad by Robert Kiyosaki

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It has always seemed curious to me that pretty much all of our educational systems neglect three of the most important areas we each need to master in order to live prosperous lives – Health, Relationships, and Money. As a result of these often gaping holes in our experiences, many of us tend to fall flat as soon as all the training wheels come off and we enter the “real world”, unless we take it upon ourselves to self educate with books like this. Continue reading Rich Dad, Poor Dad by Robert Kiyosaki

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The subtle art of not giving a f*ck, by Mark Manson

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Brainy quote: “Too many of us spend money we don’t have, buying things we don’t need, to impress people we don’t like”

I can’t remember exactly where I was or what I was doing when I saw the quote above but one thing is for sure… it got to me. The quote above is basically saying that a lot of us give too many f*cks about the wrong things in life and if you’re honest with yourself, you’ll see that it’s the truth. You and I sometimes care too much about the wrong things in life – what people think about you, or what some insulting jackass yelled at you in traffic on your way back from work last Thursday for example.
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The 50th law, by Robert Greene

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To be honest, I erroneously scoffed at this book when I first saw it, thinking to myself “what possible value could a book on 50 cent’s bullet riddled past possibly add to the anyone’s life?”… boy was I wrong. In this masterpiece, Robert Greene takes a deep look into the life of hip hop superstar Curtis “50 Cent” Jackson, chronicling his tough upbringing and his brush with death which ultimately transformed him into a fearless individual. Continue reading The 50th law, by Robert Greene

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Outliers, by Malcolm Gladwell

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While I was in college, I developed a fascination with exceptional performance. I became curious about what made Tiger Woods, Roger Federer, Michael Jordan, Kobe Bryant, Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart and company so good at their respective crafts. Before the book “outliers” was published in late 2008, the prevalent popular opinion about exceptional performance centered mostly on unique God given talent. To be fair, that line of thinking seems true on the surface. However, the book “outliers” takes a deeper look into the realm of exceptional performance, citing data from incredibly well done research to unearth what some would consider an unpopular truth – genius has a lot less to do with it than we previously thought. Continue reading Outliers, by Malcolm Gladwell

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The hard thing about hard things, by Ben Horowitz

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Loved this book! It is written by the famous Silicon Valley entrepreneur turned venture capitalist – Ben Horowitz. It very clearly lays out many of the lessons he learned throughout his entrepreneurial journey, at “Loud Cloud” and at “Netscape”. Continue reading The hard thing about hard things, by Ben Horowitz

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48 laws of power, by Robert Greene

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We’ve all been there… You’ve just joined the workforce, and have been given your first assignment on the new job. You excitedly take it on, with the intent of putting in as much effort as possible to ensure that you do as good a job as possible. Against considerable odds, you actually succeed at your new project, and it is looking like you might finish it in record time. You start allowing yourself to think that the success you are having with your work might mean a promotion and a subsequent meteoric rise to the top… that is until reality hits you square in the face. You find that instead of being recognized and lauded for your good work, a group of people a couple of levels ahead of you swoop in at the very end of your project to put their names on it and gain partial credit. You felt wronged by this so you went through what you thought were the proper channels to vent your frustration and lodge a formal complaint. Three weeks after you lodge this official complaint, you’re fired from your job and you cannot for the life of you understand why. Continue reading 48 laws of power, by Robert Greene

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The Alchemist, by Paulo Coelho

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This is a great book about a shepherd boy called Santiago who goes out into the world to seek his personal destiny/legend. He goes through many trials and tribulations along the way to meeting his ultimate destiny, and learns many valuable lessons. Some of the most valuable being learning to take risks in order to fulfill his personal legend, learning that real true love does not plead with you to sacrifice your personal legend, and that when someone really wants something, the entire universe conspires to help them get it. This is a fantastic read. Very inspirational for those of us already on the path to fulfilling our personal legends, as well as those thinking about starting the journey. Continue reading The Alchemist, by Paulo Coelho

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Mastery, by Robert Greene

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This is without doubt one of the best books I have ever read. Written by Robert Greene (the author of the 48 laws of power), this master work of a book de-mystifies the process of attaining mastery in any chosen field of endeavor. Rather than romanticize and/or sugar coat the process of attaining mastery, it goes into great depth showing the very practical steps required to complete the journey. From mastering the technical aspects of your chosen discipline to mastering your own emotions and interactions with other people, this book covers every last relevant detail. If you are serious about getting to a stage of mastery in your chosen discipline, this book is an absolute must read. It will be one of the best investments you make… hands down! Continue reading Mastery, by Robert Greene