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Maurice Ashley is a Jamaican-American chess grandmaster, author, and commentator. In 1999 he earned the grandmaster title, making him the first black person to attain the title of grandmaster.
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The 4-Hour Workweek
Escape 9-5, Live Anywhere, and Join the New Rich
by Timothy Ferriss (Dec 15, 2009)
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More than 100 pages of new, cutting-edge content. Forget the old concept of retirement and the rest of the deferred-life plan there is no need to wait and every reason not to, especially in unpredictable economic times. Whether your dream is escaping the rat race, experiencing high-end world travel, earning a monthly five-figure income with zero ma...
Maurice Ashley
Made me ditch the average life in search of one with complete flexibility and freedom to live life on my terms.     source
Passages
Predictable Crises of Adult Life
by Gail Sheehy (Jan 10, 2006)
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At last, this is your story. You'll recognize yourself, your friends, and your loves. You'll see how to use each life crisis as an opportunity for creative change -- to grow to your full potential. Gail Sheehy's brilliant road map of adult life shows the inevitable personality and sexual changes we go through in our 20s, 30s, 40s, and beyond. The T...
Maurice Ashley
I read it as an 18-year-old, and it opened my eyes to the realization that I would be a different person at every stage of my life, all the way to my old age and eventual death.     source
Mastery
The Keys to Success and Long-Term Fulfillment
by George Leonard (Feb 01, 1992)
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"The pracitcal wisdom in George Leonard's book will have a great influence for many years to come." —Michael Murphy, author of Golf in the Kingdom and The Future of the BodyDrawing on Zen philosophy and his expertise in the martial art of aikido, bestselling author Gorge Leonard shows how the process of mastery can help us attain a higher level of ...
Maurice Ashley
Detailed the challenges that we all face on the road to expertise in any field.     source
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Sugar Blues
by William Dufty (Mar 17, 1986)
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It's a prime ingredient in countless substances from cereal to soup, from cola to coffee. Consumed at the rate of one hundred pounds for every American every year, it's as addictive as nicotine -- and as poisonous. It's sugar. And "Sugar Blues", inspired by the crusade of Hollywood legend Gloria Swanson, is the classic, bestselling expose that unma...
Maurice Ashley
Made me radically change my diet for the better.     source