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Sapiens
A Brief History of Humankind
Yuval Noah Harari - May 15, 2018 (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...
Akshay M
Oct 18, 2020
@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
Incerto
Fooled by Randomness, The Black Swan, The Bed of Procrustes, Antifragile
Nassim Nicholas Taleb - Nov 15, 2016
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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...
Akshay M
Oct 18, 2020
@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
Zen
The Art of Simple Living
Shunmyo Masuno - Apr 04, 2019 (first published in 2009)
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Zen is the perfect antidote to the chaos of modern life . . . In clear, practical and easy to follow lessons - one a day for 100 days - renowned Buddhist monk Shunmyo Masuno draws on centuries of wisdom to show you how to apply the essence of Zen to modern life.You will learn how to exhale deeply to eliminate negative emotions, to arrange your hous...
Akshay M
Oct 18, 2020
@investdunia1 Yeah, that's another beautiful book that one can go back to again and again.     source
Siddhartha
Hermann Hesse - Jan 09, 2020 (first published in 1922)
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Herman Hesse's classic novel has delighted, inspired, and influenced generations of readers, writers, and thinkers. In this story of a wealthy Indian Brahmin who casts off a life of privilege to seek spiritual fulfillment. Hesse synthesizes disparate philosophies--Eastern religions, Jungian archetypes, Western individualism--into a unique vision of...
Akshay M
Oct 18, 2020
The books I find myself reading again and again, and learning something new each time. 1. Siddhartha 2. Tao Te Ching 3. The Power of Now 4. Letters from a Stoic 5. On the Shortness of Life 6. The First and Last Freedom 7. Zen and the Art of Happiness What's your list? #books     source
On the Shortness of Life
Seneca - Mar 30, 2018 (first published in 2049)
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The Stoic writings of the philosopher Seneca offer powerful insights into the art of living, the importance of reason and morality, and continue to provide profound guidance to many through their eloquence, lucidity and timeless wisdom.Throughout history, some books have changed the world. They have transformed the way we see ourselves—and each oth...
Akshay M
Oct 18, 2020
The books I find myself reading again and again, and learning something new each time. 1. Siddhartha 2. Tao Te Ching 3. The Power of Now 4. Letters from a Stoic 5. On the Shortness of Life 6. The First and Last Freedom 7. Zen and the Art of Happiness What's your list? #books     source
Zen and the Art of Happiness
Chris Prentiss - Jun 28, 2006
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The "Zen" of doing anything is doing it with a particular state of mind that brings the experience of enlightenment - and through that experience, happiness. In "Zen and the Art of Happiness", you will learn how to think and feel so that what you think and feel creates happiness and vibrancy in your life rather than gloominess or depression....
Akshay M
Oct 18, 2020
The books I find myself reading again and again, and learning something new each time. 1. Siddhartha 2. Tao Te Ching 3. The Power of Now 4. Letters from a Stoic 5. On the Shortness of Life 6. The First and Last Freedom 7. Zen and the Art of Happiness What's your list? #books     source
The Lessons of History
Will Durant - Feb 16, 2010 (first published in 1968)
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A concise survey of the culture and civilization of mankind, The Lessons of History is the result of a lifetime of research from Pulitzer Prize–winning historians Will and Ariel Durant.With their accessible compendium of philosophy and social progress, the Durants take us on a journey through history, exploring the possibilities and limitations of ...
Akshay M
Sep 07, 2020
This book is a must read 👇. Imagine going through entire world history and the lessons from it, all in a couple of hours!     source
The Brothers Karamazov
Fyodor Dostoevsky - Jan 23, 1996 (first published in 1879)
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The Brothers Karamazov, Dostoevsky’s crowning achievement, is a tale of patricide and family rivalry that embodies the moral and spiritual dissolution of an entire society (Russia in the 1870s). It created a national furor comparable only to the excitement stirred by the publication, in 1866, of Crime and Punishment. To Dostoevsky, The Brothers Kar...
Akshay M
Aug 01, 2020
@Erwin_payne3 Love it! The book is nothing less than a piece of art, but that being said, I would have a tough time reading it everyday!     source
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Brief Notes from the Hills
Ruskin Bond - Mar 01, 2015
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'Mist fills the Himalayan valleys, and monsoon rain sweeps across the hills. Sometimes, during the day, a bird visits me-a deep purple whistling thrush. She perches on the window sill, and looks out with me at the rain.' This personal diary records the many small moments that constitute a life of harmony-with the self, the natural world, and friend...
Akshay M
Aug 01, 2020
A Book of Simple Living by Ruskin Bond I never get bored of it no matter how many times I read it.     source
The First and Last Freedom
Jiddu Krishnamurti - Mar 26, 1975 (first published in 1954)
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Krishnamurti is a leading spiritual teacher of our century. In The First and Last Freedom he cuts away symbols and false associations in the search for pure truth and perfect freedom. Through discussions on suffering, fear, gossip, sex and other topics, Krishnamurti’s quest becomes the readers, an undertaking of tremendous significance....
Akshay M
Jul 20, 2020
@Kirti31550433 Here are a couple more that I find myself turning to often - The First and Last Freedom by Jiddu Krishnamurti A Book of Simple Living by Ruskin Bond Happy Reading!     source
Tao Te Ching
Lao Tzu - Apr 28, 2020 (first published in 600)
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A lucid translation of the well-known Taoist classic by a leading scholar-now in a Shambhala Pocket Library edition. Written more than two thousand years ago, the Tao Teh Ching, or -The Classic of the Way and Its Virtue, - is one of the true classics of the world of spiritual literature. Traditionally attributed to the legendary -Old Master, - Lao ...
Akshay M
Jul 15, 2020
A few 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: Letters from a Stoic, Tao Te Ching 5. Read Anytime: A Book of Simple Living     source
Rich Dad Poor Dad by Robert T. Kiyosaki
The Power of Now by Eckhart Tolle
Trading in the Zone by Mark Douglas
Never Split the Difference by Chris Voss
Mind Full to Mindful by Om Swami
Atomic Habits by James Clear
Letters from a Stoic by Lucius Annaeus Seneca
Thinking in Bets by Annie Duke