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    What are you reading right now!

    Just finished two books I'll highly recommend.

    1. No Easy Day by Mark Owen. From one of the seals who was part of the seal team that took down Osama Bin Laden. Great read! Seeing how this guy was brought up and following his entire story was completely fascinating to me. Unless you are a complete adrenaline junkie with crazy levels of self-sacrifice I doubt you could do his job. Amazing. Amazon: https://read.amazon.in/kp/embed?asin..._2QMjBbQYF8YJ4

    2. The Subtle Art Of Not Giving A Fuck by Mark Manson. Simply one of the best self-help books I have ever read. Nothing else needed to say really! Amazon: https://read.amazon.in/kp/embed?asin..._0SMjBb1RP3G2B

    Looking for more tips and ideas on what to read at the moment!
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    If I were to recommend one book from my recent reads it would be The Traitor Baru Cormorant. https://www.amazon.com/Traitor-Baru-...ct_top?ie=UTF8

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    Reading New Encyclopedia of B.B. by Arnold and also reading Sherlock Holmes - I prefer the classics compared to today's books : Dracula, Alice in Wonderland, etc

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    Influence, The psychology of persuasion by Cialdini
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    Wish I had free time to read

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    Quote Originally Posted by Ernst View Post
    If I were to recommend one book from my recent reads it would be The Traitor Baru Cormorant. https://www.amazon.com/Traitor-Baru-...ct_top?ie=UTF8
    Wow, that looks pretty fantastic. Goes into my reading list.

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    The Divine Comedy. Seems like I read it at least once/year.
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    Neuro-Linguistic-Programming Practitioner & Persuasion techniques
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    Quote Originally Posted by marcus300 View Post
    Neuro-Linguistic-Programming Practitioner & Persuasion techniques
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    Whatever that is. LOL
    Persuasion techniques- it tells you how to handle a gun?


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    Quote Originally Posted by marcus300 View Post
    Neuro-Linguistic-Programming Practitioner & Persuasion techniques
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    Which FX books?

    I was into NLP about a decade ago but always found the texts were general knowledge and there was nothing applicable IRL. I like personality psychology, jungian psychology much more, it is 100 times deeper and how you apply it is pretty much your own way of making use of a hammer to build a house.

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    Read this today, it was kind of a one day read type of book but highly recommended.

    Seven Brief Lessons on Physics, Carlo Rovelli. Amazon: https://read.amazon.in/kp/embed?asin..._ok7jBbGF0Z68C
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    Quote Originally Posted by cousinmuscles View Post
    Which FX books?

    I was into NLP about a decade ago but always found the texts were general knowledge and there was nothing applicable IRL. I like personality psychology, jungian psychology much more, it is 100 times deeper and how you apply it is pretty much your own way of making use of a hammer to build a house.
    You might like the book Switch. It is about incorporating change in an organization. Just finished that one for my class in Leading from the Middle.


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    Quote Originally Posted by SocioMachiavelli View Post
    Influence, The psychology of persuasion by Cialdini
    Excellent book
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    Quote Originally Posted by charger69 View Post
    You might like the book Switch. It is about incorporating change in an organization. Just finished that one for my class in Leading from the Middle.


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    Wish I had time

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    Quote Originally Posted by SocioMachiavelli View Post
    Influence, The psychology of persuasion by Cialdini
    this is one is going on my list
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    i need to read more. always say i will and never do.

    this one is collecting dust at the moment on my coffee table: How to Win Friends & Influence People in the Digital Age by Dale Carnegie

    also on the list: Art of the Deal by Trump

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    anyone do audiobooks?

    never tried them, just curious if anyone has or does

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    Quote Originally Posted by RaginCajun View Post
    anyone do audiobooks?

    never tried them, just curious if anyone has or does
    I wanted to do audible, but they are like 15 bucks a month for one or two books. Not worth the money to me. A friend said you could download an app that links your library card and you could stream them for free that way. Haven't tried it yet

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    Hp lovecraft - necronomicon

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    Quote Originally Posted by charger69 View Post
    You might like the book Switch. It is about incorporating change in an organization. Just finished that one for my class in Leading from the Middle.


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    Sounds good based on the title

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    Quote Originally Posted by RaginCajun View Post
    anyone do audiobooks?

    never tried them, just curious if anyone has or does
    Not audiobooks, but podcasts

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    What are you reading right now!-a2052920-ad5c-4750-a22d-774e400d37b6.jpg

    Well, look where I just passed!

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    Sounds good based on the title
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    Quote Originally Posted by charger69 View Post
    Whatever that is. LOL
    Persuasion techniques- it tells you how to handle a gun?


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    Hahaha don't get me started on guns lol lol.
    I'll get guns for dummies next read
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    Quote Originally Posted by HoldMyBeer View Post
    I am illiterate
    Same here I just pretend to be part of the group

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    Quote Originally Posted by marcus300 View Post
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    If it's not by bandler or grinder it's probably pseudoscience.
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    Quote Originally Posted by charger69 View Post
    Whatever that is. LOL
    Persuasion techniques- it tells you how to handle a gun?


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    Give it a read, Charger. It can be used as self-defense, too - not that you need self-defense with dem guns!
    Explains a lot of the marketing and sales "tricks," or in other words the sociological and psychological factors that can affect decision making (if I remember correctly- it was years ago that I read it. SM, please correct me if I'm wrong)
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    Quote Originally Posted by SocioMachiavelli View Post
    If it's not by bandler or grinder it's probably pseudoscience.
    Yes Dr. Richard Bandler and i work closely with a criminal psychologist who gives me the books on many subject's detailing human behaviour. I do find them extremely interesting but boring for most.

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    Quote Originally Posted by tarmyg View Post
    Just finished two books I'll highly recommend.

    1. No Easy Day by Mark Owen. From one of the seals who was part of the seal team that took down Osama Bin Laden. Great read! Seeing how this guy was brought up and following his entire story was completely fascinating to me. Unless you are a complete adrenaline junkie with crazy levels of self-sacrifice I doubt you could do his job. Amazing. Amazon: https://read.amazon.in/kp/embed?asin..._2QMjBbQYF8YJ4

    2. The Subtle Art Of Not Giving A Fuck by Mark Manson. Simply one of the best self-help books I have ever read. Nothing else needed to say really! Amazon: https://read.amazon.in/kp/embed?asin..._0SMjBb1RP3G2B

    Looking for more tips and ideas on what to read at the moment!
    I was going to purchase The subtle Art of Not Giving a Fuck, I've read nothing but great reviews. I saw a picture of it on amazon tho and it was like a 20pg paper back looked like a panflete lol so I decided not to get it. Maybe somebody posted a bogus pic on the reviews idk.

    Right now I'm reading Sapiens a Brief History of Humankind by Yuval Noah Harari about half way through. Incredible book and really makes you think, even after I read some I have to step back and re-evaluate what I just read haha.

    Still waiting to be read is The Death of Ivan Illyich and War and Peace both by Leo Tolstoy, very excited to dive into these nexts.

    Oh and the new Networking + 00-7 version in preparation for my networking + certification, They came out with the new 00-7 version this year. Not for my reading pleasure like the literature mentioned above haha.

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    Jeez, all you literary and academic folks are killing my sense of self-worth. I wish I was more dedicated to the pursuit of knowledge or interested in great literary works, but I'm just not. I read a ton, but I read trash. I've tried the classics but I've never made it past "They call me Ishmael" or "It was the best of times, it was
    the worst of times." I read for escape, mostly mainstream simplistic mystery fiction. The usual array of authors like Robert Parker (RIP), Patterson, Cussler, Stuart Woods, etc.... Lately I've been hooked on mysteries that have a bit of a super natural slant. I'd love to be one of you guys expounding on the virtues of the human condition... but mostly the human condition is kicking my ass and I want to get away from it, so I read nonsense.

    Keep up the good work,
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    Quote Originally Posted by Charlie67 View Post
    Jeez, all you literary and academic folks are killing my sense of self-worth. I wish I was more dedicated to the pursuit of knowledge or interested in great literary works, but I'm just not. I read a ton, but I read trash. I've tried the classics but I've never made it past "They call me Ishmael" or "It was the best of times, it was
    the worst of times." I read for escape, mostly mainstream simplistic mystery fiction. The usual array of authors like Robert Parker (RIP), Patterson, Cussler, Stuart Woods, etc.... Lately I've been hooked on mysteries that have a bit of a super natural slant. I'd love to be one of you guys expounding on the virtues of the human condition... but mostly the human condition is kicking my ass and I want to get away from it, so I read nonsense.

    Keep up the good work,
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    Takes me along time to read a book. I'm dyslexic which causes me some issues but i do have a obsessive personality for knowledge
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    Quote Originally Posted by Charlie67 View Post
    Jeez, all you literary and academic folks are killing my sense of self-worth. I wish I was more dedicated to the pursuit of knowledge or interested in great literary works, but I'm just not. I read a ton, but I read trash. I've tried the classics but I've never made it past "They call me Ishmael" or "It was the best of times, it was
    the worst of times." I read for escape, mostly mainstream simplistic mystery fiction. The usual array of authors like Robert Parker (RIP), Patterson, Cussler, Stuart Woods, etc.... Lately I've been hooked on mysteries that have a bit of a super natural slant. I'd love to be one of you guys expounding on the virtues of the human condition... but mostly the human condition is kicking my ass and I want to get away from it, so I read nonsense.

    Keep up the good work,
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    Doesn't really matter. As long as you are enjoying what you read. Expands your vocabulary anyways and make you more "well spoken" as long as it's not children's books

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    Quote Originally Posted by marcus300 View Post
    Takes me along time to read a book. I'm dyslexic which causes me some issues but i do have a obsessive personality for knowledge
    I take forever to read as well. I stop and take notes and constantly have to reread paragraphs to make sure I understand.

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    Quote Originally Posted by RaginCajun View Post
    anyone do audiobooks?

    never tried them, just curious if anyone has or does
    All the time. Love them. Free to download and makes the driving go much faster.

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