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Neil Darrow Strauss, also known by the pen names Style and Chris Powles is an American author, journalist and ghostwriter. He is best known for his book The Game: Penetrating the Secret Society of Pickup Artists, in which he describes his experiences in the seduction community in an effort to become a "pick-up artist."
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The Continuum Concept
In Search Of Happiness Lost (Classics in Human Development)
Jean Liedloff - 1986-01-22 (first published in 1975)
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Discover a thought-provoking treatise that challenges common assumptions about how we should live. The author, Jean Liedloff, spent years living with Stone Age Indians in the South American jungle, leading to a radical rethinking of human nature. In this book, she explores the impact of "progress" on our well-being and practical ways we can reclaim our true selves for our children and ourselves.
Neil Strauss
@thor Exactly. If it won’t permanently harm them, then let them learn from their small mistakes. That’s how learning occurs. There’s a great book called The Continuum Concept that covers this.      source
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Tribe of Mentors
Short Life Advice from the Best in the World
Tim Ferriss - 2017-11-21
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Get insights and tactical advice from 130+ of the world's top performers in this ultimate choose-your-own-adventure book, Tribe of Mentors. From billionaires to athletes, artists, and entrepreneurs, learn how to overcome failure, find work-life balance, meditate, set priorities, and achieve extraordinary results. Discover practical and tactical advice that can help you transform your life and achieve your goals. Written by Tim Ferriss, this book is a brand-new playbook of playbooks that will change your perspective on what's possible.
Neil Strauss
One book, so much wisdom - including this guy. “Tribe of Mentors” by @tferriss. The ultimate toilet read - and so big you could use it as a squatty potty.      source
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Science and Practice (5th Edition)
Robert B. Cialdini - 2006-12-26 (first published in 1984)
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Discover the science of compliance in this captivating book that uncovers the factors that influence people to say "yes" to a request. Scholarly research is combined with real-life techniques and strategies gathered from sales, fundraising, advertising, and other positions that commonly use compliance tactics. The author has organized the tactics into six categories based on psychological principles: reciprocation, consistency, social proof, liking, authority, and scarcity. Widely used in both classes and the business world, this book is a must-read for anyone interested in the power of persuasion.
Neil Strauss
Best book ever on persuasion and marketing.      source
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Laughter in the Dark
Vladimir Nabokov - 2006-09-17 (first published in 1932)
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"Laughter in the Dark" by Vladimir Nabokov is a gripping story of a man called Albinus, who abandons his wife for his youthful lover, leading to his downfall. Set in Weimar-era Berlin, Nabokov weaves a tale of desire, jealousy, and destruction amidst artists and film stars. This chilling original novel of folly and destruction is a merciless masterwork that will keep you hooked until the very end. Featuring a new introduction by Booker Prize-winner John Banville, this New Directions edition is a must-read for lovers of classic literature.
Neil Strauss
The best first sentence of a book ever written. Spoiler below:      source
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The Red Queen
Sex and the Evolution of Human Nature
Matt Ridley - 2003-04-29 (first published in 1993)
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The Red Queen, inspired by the Lewis Carroll character, explores why sex is humanity's best strategy against mutating internal threats. Matt Ridley explores various riddles of human nature, including why men propose and why beauty standards are maddening. The book also dives into the surprising fact that women are more likely to conceive a child through adultery. The Red Queen offers a brilliant new perspective on the human condition and its evolution.
Neil Strauss
Amazing book on the evolutionary underpinnings on attraction and more.      source
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The Prophet
Kahlil Gibran - 2003-04-13 (first published in 1923)
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Explore life's deepest questions through the wise teachings of Al Mustafa in this timeless classic. Topics such as love, marriage, work, and death are all explored in this book, which has been translated into over 108 different languages and has remained in print for generations. Join in on the conversation and discover the wisdom of The Prophet.
Neil Strauss
Epic life wisdom told through poetry.      source
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The 48 Laws of Power
Robert Greene - 2000-09-01 (first published in 1998)
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Discover the ultimate guide to power and manipulation in this cunning and instructive book that draws on the teachings of Machiavelli, Sun Tzu, and Carl Von Clausewitz. With historical examples of notorious statesmen, warriors, seducers, and con men, this amoral and ruthless guide will teach you the 48 Laws of Power.
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The Fear Book
Facing Fear Once and for All
Cheri Huber - 1995-09-01
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Discover how to overcome fear and recognize it as a conditioned reaction to circumstance in this insightful book. You will learn how to mentor yourself into letting go of beliefs about "appropriate" responses to fear, debunking the notion that it is anything more than a label we have learned to put on a set of physical and emotional responses. This revised edition includes exercises and new illustrations to help you recognize fear for what it is and overcome its devastating effects.
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The Six Pillars of Self-Esteem
The Definitive Work on Self-Esteem by the Leading Pioneer in the Field
Nathaniel Branden - 1995-05-01 (first published in 1994)
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This book by Nathaniel Branden is the ultimate guide to self-esteem. Drawing on his lifetime of clinical practice, Branden outlines the six essential pillars of self-esteem and shows why it is vital for personal happiness, achievement, and positive relationships. He provides concrete guidelines for developing self-esteem in areas such as the workplace, parenting, and education, making it essential reading for anyone interested in improving their own confidence and the confidence of those around them.
Neil Strauss
Launched self-esteem movement.      source
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Mastering Your Hidden Self
A Guide to the Huna Way (Quest Book)
Serge Kahili King - 1985-01-01
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Discover the ancient Huna philosophy and tap into the hidden energy of life with this powerful guide. Hawaiian shaman Serge Kahili King offers Kahuna healing methods that will help you develop concentration and awaken your Higher Self. Learn how to access your Mana and communicate with your subconscious in the dream dimension. Utilize tikis to enhance your meditation and become a conscious cocreator with the Universe. Unlock the deepest aspects of your being and master your hidden self.
Neil Strauss
A great book on inner-game.      source
Maxims by Francis Duke of la Rochefoucauld
StrengthsFinder 2.0 by Tom Rath
Journey to the End of the Night by Louis-Ferdinand Céline
Meditations by Marcus Aurelius
On the Shortness of Life by Seneca
Nonviolent Communication by Marshall B. Rosenberg
One Hundred Years of Solitude by Gabriel Garcia Marquez
Life Is Elsewhere by Milan Kundera
The Painted Bird by Jerzy Kosinski
Under Saturn's Shadow by James Hollis
Ulysses by James Joyce
If on a Winter's Night a Traveler by Italo Calvino
Siddhartha by Hermann Hesse
Ask the Dust by John Fante