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Hope for the Flowers
by Trina Paulus (May 01, 1973)
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This classic story is celebrating its 45th anniversary beginning in September of 2017. "Hope for the Flowers" is an inspiring allegory about the realization of one's true destiny as told through the lives of caterpillars Stripe and Yellow, who struggle to "climb to the top" before understanding that they are meant to fly....
Mike Maples, Jr.
One if the books I’ve given most as a gift.     source
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The Count of Monte Cristo
by Alexandre Dumas (Jan 01, 2008)
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A young sailor returns home from a dangerous voyage. His father and his sweetheart are waiting for him. But an act of jealous treachery changes his life forever! An unexpected meeting changes everything and the man who was once an unknown sailor emerges as The Count of Monte Cristo, mysterious, rich, and powerful enough to take the ultimate revenge...
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Speaking of a book about grudges.     source
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Love Yourself Like Your Life Depends on It
by Kamal Ravikant (Jan 07, 2020)
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THE SELF-PUBLISHED PHENOMENON —NOW FULLY REVISED AND EXPANDEDI almost didn’t publish Love Yourself Like Your Life Depends on It. Here I was, a CEO who’d fallen apart after his company failed, writing a book about how loving himself saved him. I thought I’d be a laughingstock and my career would be finished. But I stepped through the fears and share...
Mike Maples, Jr.
People will sometimes say you should love yourself... And I think that’s important.     source
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Living Forward
A Proven Plan to Stop Drifting and Get the Life You Want
by Michael Hyatt (Mar 01, 2016)
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Each of us has but one life to live on this earth. What we do with it is our choice. Are we drifting through it as spectators, reacting to our circumstances when necessary and wondering just how we got to this point anyway? Or are we directing it, maximizing the joy and potential of every day, living with a purpose or mission in mind?Too many of us...
Mike Maples, Jr.
One of the books I’ve given most as a gift.     source
How Will You Measure Your Life?
by Clayton M. Christensen (May 15, 2012)
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How do you lead a fulfilling life? That profound question animates this book of inspiration and insight from world-class business strategist and bestselling author of The Innovator's Dilemma, Clayton Christensen.After beating a heart attack, advanced-stage cancer and a stroke in three successive years, the world-renowned innovation expert and autho...
Mike Maples, Jr.
One if the books I’ve given most as a gift.     source
The Wealth of Networks
How Social Production Transforms Markets and Freedom
by Yochai Benkler (Oct 23, 2007)
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With the radical changes in information production that the Internet has introduced, we stand at an important moment of transition, says Yochai Benkler in this thought-provoking book. The phenomenon he describes as social production is reshaping markets, while at the same time offering new opportunities to enhance individual freedom, cultural diver...
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It influenced my investing a lot.     source
Play Bigger
How Pirates, Dreamers, and Innovators Create and Dominate Markets
by Al Ramadan (Jun 14, 2016)
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The founders of a respected Silicon Valley advisory firm study legendary category-creating companies and reveal a groundbreaking discipline called category design.Winning today isn’t about beating the competition at the old game. It’s about inventing a whole new game—defining a new market category, developing it, and dominating it over time. You ca...
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A must-read new book for founders.     source
The Top Five Regrets of the Dying
A Life Transformed by the Dearly Departing
by Bronnie Ware (Mar 20, 2012)
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After too many years of unfulfilling work, ...
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The author was a hospice nurse who had spent time with people in the last 90 days of their life. And she would learn like what their regrets were.     source
Jonathan Livingston Seagull
by Richard Bach (Sep 01, 1970)
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People who make their own rules when they know they're right...people who get a special pleasure out of doing something well (even if only for themselves)...people who know there's more to this whole living thing than meets the eye: they'll be with Jonathan Seagull all the way. Others may simply escape into a delightful adventure about freedom and ...
Mike Maples, Jr.
One of the books I’ve given most as a gift.     source
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