7 Habits of Highly Effective People - Stephen R. Covey
The Speed of Trust - Stephen M. R. Covey
How to Win Friends & Influence People - Dale Carnegie (Great AoM book, written in 1936)
Getting Things Done - David Allen
I'm reading I will teach you to be rich by Ramit Sethi right now. Extremely good book. He has a blog with the same name. Don't let the campy title fool you. Solid, action-focused advice with no navel-gazing. In a similar vein, The four-hour work week by Tim Ferriss changed my life for the better. The basic message is automating your income to free your time for what is truly important (along with helping you define what is important to you). I'm not all the way there, but I'm working towards it.
The Alchemist by Paulo Coelho is fiction, but the emphasis is similar. The story follows a young boy trying to meet his Personal Legend. According to the book, a Personal Legend is "[...] what you have always wanted to accomplish. Everyone, when they are young, knows what their Personal Legend is." He meets people who gave up on their legends, who accomplish theirs, and the obstacles he meets. Very powerful book, and world record holder for most translated book by a living author.
"I'm sorry guys, I'm saying a very simple thing, you've proven my point time and time again. You can play with words all you want.
The thing is, I shouldn't be shocked by you not even flinching at the thought of human…"
"Your inability to stay on a topic that you brought up, somehow proves that I have some sort of empathy-related mental deficit?
Wow. Just wow.
In 2007, Norway claimed that 29,000 harp seals were killed in…"
"Really? I just dropped this bomb. Estimates of the number of slaves today range from around 21 million to 29 million.
And you are still discussing the photo?
That's what I mean when I say that the right wing has a considerable…"
You provided a photo of an old woman carrying a load. You then used your imagination and provided a backstory. In your mind, it is obvious that the woman is being exploited, apparently enslaved, abused,…"