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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Revolutionize the way you work and live with The 4-Hour Workweek. This guide to luxury lifestyle design provides practical tips and case studies to help you escape the rat race, travel the world, and earn a monthly five-figure income with zero management. Learn how to outsource your life to overseas virtual assistants for $5 per hour, eliminate 50% of your work in 48 hours, and trade a long-haul career for frequent mini-retirements. The newly expanded edition includes real-world templates and the latest tools and tricks for living like a diplomat or millionaire without being either.
Made me ditch the average life in search of one with complete flexibility and freedom to live life on my terms. – source
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Explore the inevitable changes of adult life in this insightful road map. Follow the Trying 20s, Catch 30s, Forlorn 40s, and Refreshed 50s as you recognize yourself, friends, and loves. Gail Sheehy shares how to turn each life crisis into an opportunity for growth and self-discovery. Discover a renewed sense of purpose by letting go of old roles during the Refreshed (or Resigned) 50s.
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
This book dives into the theme of mastery, drawing on Zen philosophy and the martial art of aikido. The author showcases the process of mastering any skill to achieve greater levels of excellence and fulfillment in all aspects of life. It offers essential keys, tools and guidance on how to avoid pitfalls and overcome obstacles. Perfect for those seeking success in their careers, relationships and personal growth.
Detailed the challenges that we all face on the road to expertise in any field. – source
Unleash the Truth about Sugar and Its Addictive and Poisonous Nature. "Sugar Blues" by William Dufty is a classic bestseller that uncovers the dangerous effects of sugar on our health. With inspiration from Gloria Swanson, this expose reveals how a sugar-free diet can transform lives and potentially save them.
Made me radically change my diet for the better. – source