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Seneca's Letters from a Stoic
Lucius Annaeus Seneca, Classics HQ - 2022-01-30
As chief advisor to the emperor Nero, Lucius Annaeus Seneca was most influential in ancient Rome as a power behind the throne. His lasting fame derives from his writings on Stoic ideology, in which philosophy is a practical form of self-improvement rather than a matter of argument or wordplay. Seneca's letters to a young friend advise action rather...
Akshay M
The book I find myself turning to again and again 👇      source
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Peace Is Every Step
The Path of Mindfulness in Everyday Life
Thich Nhat Hanh - 1995-08-15 (first published in 1990)
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Lucidly and beautifully written, Peace Is Every Step contains commentaries and meditations, personal anecdotes and stories from Nhat Hanh's experiences as a peace activist, teacher, and community leader. It begins where the reader already is--in the kitchen, office, driving a car, walking in a park--and shows how deep meditative presence is availab...
Akshay M
@SurbhiLoonkar Thich Nhat Hanh's books are as good a place to start as any! I would recommend Peace is Every Step and and The Miracle in Mindfulness to begin with. And yeah, do read them mindfully :)      source
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Taylor Otwell
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Into the Wild
Jon Krakauer - 1997-02-01 (first published in 1996)
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Librarian's Note: An alternate cover edition can be found hereIn April, 1992, a young man from a well-to-do family hitchhiked to Alaska and walked alone into the wilderness north of Mt. McKinley. His name was Christopher Johnson McCandless. He had given $25,000 in savings to charity, abandoned his car and most of his possessions, burned all the cas...
Akshay M
@kumaonbicyclist Then I would highly recommend Into The Wild, in case you haven't read it already - both the book as well as the movie.      source
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Gretchen Rubin
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The Undoing Project
A Friendship That Changed Our Minds
Michael Lewis - 2016-12-06
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Bestselling author Michael Lewis examines how a Nobel Prize–winning theory of the mind altered our perception of reality.Forty years ago, Israeli psychologists Daniel Kahneman and Amos Tversky wrote a series of breathtakingly original studies undoing our assumptions about the decision-making process. Their papers showed the ways in which the human ...
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@sagarjainmp Sagar, it's a great book but it's a tough read, I will give you that. I would rather recommend their biography by Michael Lewis. I think you will like that - The Undoing Project.      source
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Financial Statement Analysis and Security Valuation
Penman - 2009-01-01 (first published in 2000)
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This text focuses on the output of financial statements,not the input. As such,the book asks what financial statements tell you,not how they are prepared. The idea is to get students to see accounting "working. " The particular use of financial statements that the book focuses on is valuation. The text takes the approach that the best way to accura...
Akshay M
@sumanda94722294 Well, I ended up doing the CFA course pretty much just to learn to analyse financial statements and their material is pretty good. I would recommend the book by Penman also for the same.      source
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Who Moved My Cheese?
An A-Mazing Way to Deal with Change in Your Work and in Your Life
Spencer Johnson - 2002-02-07 (first published in 1999)
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It is the amusing and enlightening story of four characters who live in a maze and look for cheese to nourish them and make them happy. Cheese is a metaphor for what you want to have in life, for example a good job, a loving relationship, money or possessions, health or spiritual peace of mind. The maze is where you look for what you want, perhaps ...
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@AlvinJenson3 Yeah, it's a great little book.      source
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Thinking, Fast and Slow
Daniel Kahneman - 2011-10-25
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In the highly anticipated Thinking, Fast and Slow, Kahneman takes us on a groundbreaking tour of the mind and explains the two systems that drive the way we think. System 1 is fast, intuitive, and emotional; System 2 is slower, more deliberative, and more logical. Kahneman exposes the extraordinary capabilities—and also the faults and biases—of fas...
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@Qwyntessence A tough read but an awesome book. Their biography is also a great read.      source
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Rich Dad Poor Dad
What the Rich Teach their Kids About Money
Robert T Kiyosaki - 2007-12-01 (first published in 1997)
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The #1 Personal Finance book of all time, Robert Kiyosaki shares the story of his two dad: his real father, whom he calls his poor dad, ' and the father of his best friend, the man who became his mentor and his rich dad.' One man was well educated and an employee all his life, the other's education was street smarts" over traditional classroom educ...
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A list of books that have influenced me - 1. Personal Finance: Rich Dad, Poor Dad 2. Trading: Trading in the Zone 3. Mindfulness: The Power of Now 4. Philosophy: The Shortness of Life, Letters from a Stoic, Incerto 5. Life: A Book of Simple Living What's your list?      source
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A Brief History of Humankind
Yuval Noah Harari - 2015-01-01 (first published in 2011)
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100,000 years ago, at least six human species inhabited the earth. Today there is just one. Us. Homo sapiens. How did our species succeed in the battle for dominance? Why did our foraging ancestors come together to create cities and kingdoms? How did we come to believe in gods, nations and human rights; to trust money, books and laws; and to be ens...
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@Trader_Calm Yeah, of the few books that you can feel yourself getting smarter as you read them :) I would put Taleb's Incerto series also in these category of books.      source
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Fooled by Randomness, The Black Swan, The Bed of Procrustes, Antifragile
Nassim Nicholas Taleb - 2016-11-15
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Nassim Nicholas Taleb s landmark Incerto series is an investigation of luck, uncertainty, probability, opacity, human error, risk, disorder, and decision-making in a world we don t understand, in nonoverlapping and standalone books. All four volumes "Antifragile, The Black Swan, Fooled by Randomness, "and the expanded edition of" The Bed of Procrus...
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@aamit01singh Incerto has been a great influence on me. Though I have never re-read them completely, I revisit my notes from these books often. Thanks for sharing your list!      source
Thinking in Bets by Annie Duke
Zen by Shunmyo Masuno
The Richest Man in Babylon by George S. Clason
Dollars and Sense by Dan Ariely
The Art of the Good Life by Rolf Dobelli
Atomic Habits by James Clear
On the Shortness of Life by Seneca
Mind Full to Mindful by Om Swami
The Millionaire Next Door by Thomas J. Stanley
Never Split the Difference by Chris Voss
A Book of Simple Living by Ruskin Bond
The Lessons of History by Will Durant
The Snowball by Alice Schroeder
Your Money or Your Life by Vicki Robin
The Little Book That Builds Wealth by Pat Dorsey
Zen and the Art of Happiness by Chris Prentiss
Fooled by Randomness by Nassim Nicholas Taleb
The Power of Now by Eckhart Tolle
The Brothers Karamazov by Fyodor Dostoevsky
Trading in the Zone by Mark Douglas
Siddhartha by Hermann Hesse
The First and Last Freedom by Jiddu Krishnamurti
Letters from a Stoic by Lucius Annaeus Seneca