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do anything. i need audiobooks to listen to while i'm at work. so give me some titels of books that have helped you, e.g self hypnosis, psychology, monkey making, organising, etc. no twilight or i'll find out where you live.

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Sun Tzu — 'Victorious warriors win first and then go to war, while defeated warriors go to war first and then seek to win'

Marcus Aurelius - "The impediment to action advances action. What stands in the way becomes the way.”

Angelina Jolie -- "She asked if I wanted to play a Bond girl. I said, ‘No, I’m not comfortable with that… but I would like to play Bond’.”

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Way of the peaceful warrior

Way of the peaceful warrior

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“Cleverness devoid of wisdom is extremely dangerous and destructive.
Enlightenment consciously chosen means to relinquish your attachment to past and future and to make the Now the main focus of your life.  Through allowing, you become what you are: vast, spacious. You become whole. You are not a fragment anymore, which is how the ego perceives itself. Your true nature emerges, which is one with the nature of God"
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Hahaaa! Your signature is

Hahaaa! Your signature is stellar

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- Autismus Terminus Finis (Root Cause/Cure of Autism Epidemic)

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Arnold the education of

Arnold the education of bodybuilding.

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The Fountainhead Practicing

The Fountainhead

Practicing The Power Of Now

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Robert Heinlein (fiction that makes you think)

7 Habits Of Highly Effective People 

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I only listen to audibooks of

I only listen to audibooks of books I wouldn't read otherwise cause I feel I'm more likely to not put my full attention into the book I'm reading if I'm listening to it.

Books like the Power of Now, and light fiction lend themselves very well to audiobook reading IMO.

I've also been listening to The Willpower Instinct.  Its a good audibook IMO... although I am taking notes on it when I can(I'll pause it and write down the notes on my phone).  There are some really cool things I"ve learned from that book.

The latest book I've "read" is Ryan Holiday's Confession of a Media Manipulator.  Its actually far deeper than you think because it goes deep into how the current way online blogs cover news and events is so fucked up(think of sites like Gawker etc.). 

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Steven Pressfields books are

Steven Pressfields books are very good, especially if you want to start a business or are a creative type and struggle with your capability:

The War of Art

Turning Pro

The Authentic Swing

One book I recently listened too that was amazing was "The Fish that ate the Whale" by Rich Cohen about the banana men in south america in the early days of the banana business.

Other inspiring books I would recommend: Steve Jobs, Walter Isaacson/Siddharta, Hermann Hesse/Michael Jordan, Roland Lazenby.

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Emerveillement wrote: Steven

Emerveillement wrote:
Steven Pressfields books are very good, especially if you want to start a business or are a creative type and struggle with your capability:

The War of Art

Turning Pro

The Authentic Swing

One book I recently listened too that was amazing was "The Fish that ate the Whale" by Rich Cohen about the banana men in south america in the early days of the banana business.

Other inspiring books I would recommend: Steve Jobs, Walter Isaacson/Siddharta, Hermann Hesse/Michael Jordan, Roland Lazenby.

Dude what the fuck are you talking about. Those are obscure books if you're going to jump on here and try to act cool you at least need to add a synopsis. No one knows what these books are 

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Emerveillement wrote:
Steven Pressfields books are very good, especially if you want to start a business or are a creative type and struggle with your capability:

The War of Art

Turning Pro

The Authentic Swing

One book I recently listened too that was amazing was "The Fish that ate the Whale" by Rich Cohen about the banana men in south america in the early days of the banana business.

Other inspiring books I would recommend: Steve Jobs, Walter Isaacson/Siddharta, Hermann Hesse/Michael Jordan, Roland Lazenby.

Dude what the fuck are you talking about. Those are obscure books if you're going to jump on here and try to act cool you at least need to add a synopsis. No one knows what these books are 

I only read 'The War of Art', the others I skimmed in ebook form and are pretty much regurgitation, which I found makes them irrelevant in comparison

The War of Art is basically just a breakdown of the nature of 'Resistance' as an animal. Pressfield analogises 'Resistance' as this sort of force, almost like an entity that lives within every person. He describes it from the perspective of the writer (By definition, a man who must sit down every day and write) and describes the daily grind as a daily battle against resistance (The Self, The Ego, whatever it may be.) It's a pretty quick read, easy to absorb, good storytelling-  makes it simple to understand where he's coming from, it breaks it down pretty well. He also touches on the idea of inspiration and sources of such in "Muses"- he seems quite a religious man, so he relates it to God and the angels, as well as the wider world and greek history/mythology (I found that part less useful than the breakdown of Resistance)

Sorry, just had to gate crash, I quite liked that book.

To add my own shit to the list,

Anything by David Sedaris. The man is a fucking comedic genius, is gay, an avid traveller, and used to have a terrible lisp. The first I read was "When you are engulfed in flames" Pretty much just short anecdotes about his family and relationships- he's a fuckin quirkball.

Miyamoto Musashi, The book of five rings. The man was easily one of the greatest warriors to ever live. This is the book he wrote to pass down to his students- almost like an instruction booklet for the martial artist. Has so much shit that can be applied to modern life it's fucking retarded. (I'm reading it for the second time atm.)

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"Monkey making" LOL. (The

"Monkey making" LOL.

(The New) Psycho-Cybernetics by Dr. Maxwell Maltz - This one has been around since the 60's. Maltz was a plastic surgeon who noticed drastic changes in personality from his patients after cosmetic surgery. OR he would make drastic changes to their appearance and they wouldn't be able to see a difference. He began to do scientific study into the psychology of self-image. One of the main points is that our subconscious minds work as goal seeking machines, either an "automatic success mechanism" or an "automatic failure mechanism."

Outwitting the Devil by Napoleon Hill

Lately I've taken an interest in "disaster" books, like "Into Thin Air." Where people climb a mountain... and die.

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the fountainhead is my fav

the fountainhead is my fav book. a must read.

im reading a lot of seth godin right now. i just listened to tribes the other week, i highly recommend that. he makes the point that the internet brought an end to mass marketing and how the world now needs leaders to step up and form tribes of like minded ones. like maybe a online tribe of masculine lesbian hunters. i would join that for sure.

anything by malcom gladwell is excellent as well. blink outliers and the tipping point are all fantastic. anyone read his latest 'david and goliath?' its on my long list of books to read. this mofo can talk about spaghetti sawze for 20 minutes and makes it interesting. http://www.ted.com/talks/malcolm_gladwell_on_spaghetti_sauce

the medium is the massage is one of my favourite books and i dont know why it the community doesnt consider it a must read. get the physical copy of the book, even reading a pdf would be weird. youll get something different from the book everytime as it can be intrepreted in a bunch of dofferent ways. he originally wrote his thesis in standard prose but no one read it and it was confusing. so he teamed up with a graphic artist and conveyed his messeage using metaphors and historic/modern pictures in juxtapose. the overall summary is how the medium or format of communication radically change both our inner selfs and society. an example is how the invention of the printing press made western cilivzation very individual, sequnetial and linear. logical. this led to the rise of individualism, democracy, a new way of thinking. it was written in the sixities but he mentions how the medium of the future (the internet) will change us into a ttribal community and how we will be much more interdependant and its fascinating to watch the changes happen now in real time.

heres the wiki summary

Marshall McLuhan argues that technologies — from clothing to the wheel to the book, and beyond — are the messages themselves, not the content of the medium. In essence, The Medium is the Massage is a graphical and creative representation of his "medium is the message" thesis seen in Understanding Media.

By playing on words and utilizing the term "message," McLuhan is suggesting that modern audiences have found current media to be soothing, enjoyable, and relaxing; however, the pleasure we find in new media is deceiving, as the changes between society and technology are incongruent and are perpetuating an Age of Anxiety.

All media work us over completely. They are so pervasive in their personal, political, economic, aesthetic, psychological, moral, ethical, and social consequences that they leave no part of us untouched, unaffected, unaltered. (p. 26)

The Medium is the Massage demonstrates how modern media are extensions of human senses; they ground us in physicality, but expand our ability to perceive our world to an extent that would be impossible without the media. These extensions of perception contribute to McLuhan’s theory of the Global Village, which would bring humanity full circle to an industrial analogue of tribal mentality.

Finally, McLuhan described key points of change in how man has viewed the world and how these views were changed by the adoption of new media. "The technique of invention was the discovery of the nineteenth [century]", brought on by the adoption of fixed points of view and perspective by typography, while "[t]he technique of the suspended judgment is the discovery of the twentieth century", brought on by the bard abilities of radio, movies and television.[3]

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The best practical book I've

The best practical book I've ever read is The Law of Success by Napoleon Hill

It's the most comprehensive book on success or "self development" I know of