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Everybody, Always
Becoming Love in a World Full of Setbacks and Difficult People
by Bob Goff (Apr 17, 2018)
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Categories: Nonfiction
New York Times Bestseller!What happens when we give away love like we're made of it? In his entertaining and inspiring follow-up to the New York Times bestselling phenomenon Love Does, Bob Goff takes readers on a journey into the secret of living without fear, constraint, or worry. The path toward the liberated existence we all long for is found in...
Noah Kagan
This guy is LEGIT. I really enjoyed his books, and he even puts his phone number in there to call him! I called him and talked to him about some business struggles I’m having. He was very helpful.     source
Rocket Men
The Daring Odyssey of Apollo 8 and the Astronauts Who Made Man's First Journey to the Moon
by Robert Kurson (May 21, 2019)
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NEW YORK TIMES BESTSELLER - The riveting inside story of three heroic astronauts who took on the challenge of mankind's historic first mission to the Moon, from the bestselling author of Shadow Divers. "Robert Kurson tells the tale of Apollo 8 with novelistic detail and immediacy."--Andy Weir, #1 New York Times bestselling author of The Martian and...
Noah Kagan
The story of Apollo 8 space launch. The author is a phenomenal writer, and I recommend all his books.     source
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Keith Rabois
The Martian
by Andy Weir (Oct 28, 2014)
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Six days ago, astronaut Mark Watney became one of the first people to walk on Mars. Now, he's sure he'll be the first person to die there. After a dust storm forces his crew to evacuate the planet while thinking him dead, Mark finds himself stranded on Mars's surface, with no way to signal Earth that he's alive. And even if he could get word out, h...
The Score Takes Care of Itself
My Philosophy of Leadership
by Bill Walsh (Jun 29, 2010)
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Bill Walsh is a towering figure in the history of the NFL. His advanced leadership transformed the San Francisco 49ers from the worst franchise in sports to a legendary dynasty. In the process, he changed the way football is played. Prior to his death, Walsh granted a series of exclusive interviews to bestselling author Steve Jamison. These became ...
Noah Kagan
Keep your lockers / desks clean and it'll reflect in other parts of your life.     source
This book is also recommended by
Jack DorseyRyan HolidayKeith RaboisRon Conway
Love Does
Discover a Secretly Incredible Life in an Ordinary World
by Bob Goff (Apr 30, 2012)
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Categories: Nonfiction
Now a New York Times Bestseller!As a college student he spent 16 days in the Pacific Ocean with five guys and a crate of canned meat. As a father he took his kids on a world tour to eat ice cream with heads of state. He made friends in Uganda, and they liked him so much he became the Ugandan consul. He pursued his wife for three years before she ag...
Noah Kagan
This guy is LEGIT. I really enjoyed his books, and he even puts his phone number in there to call him! I called him and talked to him about some business struggles I’m having. He was very helpful.     source
Influence
Science and Practice (5th Edition)
by Robert B. Cialdini (Aug 07, 2008)
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Influence: Science and Practice is an examination of the psychology of compliance (i.e. uncovering which factors cause a person to say "yes" to another's request). Written in a narrative style combined with scholarly research, Cialdini combines evidence from experimental work with the techniques and strategies he gathered while working as a sales...
Noah Kagan
People can be influenced in their behaviors by many different tactics.     source
Tiger Woods
by Jeff Benedict (Apr 02, 2019)
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The #1 New York Times bestseller based on years of reporting and interviews with more than 250 people from every corner of Tiger Woods’s life—this “comprehensive, propulsive…and unsparing” (The New Yorker) biography is “an ambitious 360-degree portrait of golf’s most scrutinized figure…brimming with revealing details” (Golf Digest).In 2009, Tiger W...
Noah Kagan
Even if you think you know Tiger Woods, there’s so much you don’t know. This is a SUPER interesting book. Tiger’s life was crazy.     source
Surely You're Joking, Mr. Feynman!
by Richard P. Feynman (Apr 17, 1997)
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Richard Feynman (1918-1988), winner of the Nobel Prize in physics, thrived on outrageous adventures. Here he recounts in his inimitable voice his experience trading ideas on atomic physics with Einstein and Bohr and ideas on gambling with Nick the Greek; cracking the uncrackable safes guarding the most deeply held nuclear secrets; painting a naked ...
Setting the Table
The Transforming Power of Hospitality in Business
by Danny Meyer (Jan 10, 2008)
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The bestselling business book from award-winning restauranteur Danny Meyer, of Union Square Cafe, Gramercy Tavern, and Shake ShackSeventy-five percent of all new restaurant ventures fail, and of those that do stick around, only a few become icons. Danny Meyer started Union Square Cafe when he was 27, with a good idea and hopeful investors. He is no...
Noah Kagan
Create an experience that is like nothing else.     source
This book is also recommended by
Julie RiceChip Conley
Ogilvy on Advertising
by David Ogilvy (Mar 12, 1985)
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Categories: BusinessNonfiction
A candid and indispensable primer on all aspects of advertising from the man Time has called "the most sought after wizard in the business". 223 photos....
The Sales Acceleration Formula
Using Data, Technology, and Inbound Selling to go from $0 to $100 Million
by Mark Roberge (Feb 24, 2015)
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This book is about the metrics-driven, scientific approach that Mark Roberge used to scale sales at a software company, HubSpot, from $0 to $100 Million in annualized revenue. "The $0 to $100 Million Sales Formula "is for the millions of small business owners, entrepreneurs, CEOs, and sales leaders that strive to build that next $100 million busine...
This book is also recommended by
Clint C. Cooper
On Killing
The Psychological Cost of Learning to Kill in War and Society
by Dave Grossman (Jun 22, 2009)
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The revised and updated edition of Lt. Col. Dave Grossman's modern classic, hailed by the Washington Post as "an illuminating account of how soldiers learn to kill and how they live with the experiences of having killed." The good news is that most soldiers are loath to kill. But armies have developed sophisticated ways of overcoming this instincti...
Noah Kagan
I really enjoy military books. This is a fascinating book about if military people kill as much as you think.     source
Hunting Eichmann
How a Band of Survivors and a Young Spy Agency Chased Down the World's Most Notorious Nazi
by Neal Bascomb (Apr 20, 2010)
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Categories: HistoryNonfiction
Hunting Eichmann is the first complete narrative of a relentless and harrowing international manhunt.When the Allies stormed Berlin in the last days of the Third Reich, Adolf Eichmann shed his SS uniform and vanished. Following his escape from two American POW camps, his retreat into the mountains and out of Europe, and his path to an anonymous lif...
Noah Kagan
Jan 20, 2020
@nealbascomb Just finished Hunting for Eichman. WOW. Amazing book! Keep it up. Thanks @heyitsnoah for rec!     source
The Boron Letters
by Gary C. Halbert (Jun 11, 2013)
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A series of letters by history’s greatest copywriter Gary C. Halbert, explaining insider tactics and sage wisdom to his youngest son Bond. Once only available as part of a paid monthly premium, The Boron Letters are unique in the marketing universe and now they are a bona fide cult classic among direct response marketers and copywriters around the ...
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Neville Medhora
The Way of the Superior Man
A Spiritual Guide to Mastering the Challenges of Women, Work, and Sexual Desire (20th Anniversary Edition)
by David Deida (Feb 01, 2017)
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The mark of a true classic is that it becomes more relevant with the passage of time Twenty years ago, David Deida wrote The Way of the Superior Man share lessons on how a man can grow spiritually while passionately tussling with the challenges of women, work, and sexual desire, Today, men of all ages continue to struggle with these universal chall...
Noah Kagan
Be conscious / present when you are interacting in life.     source
This book is also recommended by
Aubrey Marcus
Replay
by Ken Grimwood (Jul 22, 1998)
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Jeff Winston was 43 and trapped in a tepid marriage and a dead-end job, waiting for that time when he could be truly happy, when he died.And when he woke and he was 18 again, with all his memories of the next 25 years intact. He could live his life again, avoiding the mistakes, making money from his knowledge of the future, seeking happiness.Until ...
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R Balakrishnan
Coach Wooden and Me
Our 50-Year Friendship On and Off the Court
by Kareem Abdul-Jabbar (May 08, 2018)
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INSTANT NEW YORK TIMES AND USA TODAY BESTSELLER Kareem Abdul-Jabbar explores his 50-year friendship with Coach John Wooden, one of the most enduring and meaningful relationships in sports history.When future NBA legend Kareem Abdul-Jabbar was still an 18-year-old high school basketball prospect from New York City named Lew Alcindor, he accepted a ...
Noah Kagan
I’ve been reading a lot of coaching books lately, and this is one of my favorites. Good tips on how to be an effective leader.     source
This book is also recommended by
Barack Obama
Endure
Mind, Body, and the Curiously Elastic Limits of Human Performance
by Alex Hutchinson (Feb 06, 2018)
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From the National Magazine Award-winning Runner’s World columnist, frequent New Yorker online contributor, and Cambridge-trained physicist: a fascinating and definitive exploration of the extraordinary science of human endurance and the secrets of human performance, for fans of The Sports Gene, Born to Run, and Grit.From running a two-hour marathon...
Noah Kagan
He breaks down the myths and facts of endurance athletes. Focuses on the science and lesser-known facts.     source
Legend
by Marie Lu (Apr 16, 2013)
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What was once the western United States is now home to the Republic, a nation perpetually at war with its neighbors. Born into an elite family in one of the Republic's wealthiest districts, fifteen-year-old June is a prodigy being groomed for success in the Republic's highest military circles. Born into the slums, fifteen-year-old Day is the countr...
Noah Kagan
If you like Hunger Games, you’ll like this. It’s a really fun three-book series.     source
This book is also recommended by
Adam Silvera
The Big Leap
Conquer Your Hidden Fear and Take Life to the Next Level
by Gay Hendricks (May 04, 2010)
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In The Big Leap, Gay Hendricks, the New York Times bestselling author of Five Wishes, demonstrates how to eliminate the barriers to success by overcoming false fears and beliefs. Fans of Wayne Dyer, Eckhart Tolle, Marianne Williamson, and The Secret will find useful, effective tips for breaking down the walls to a better life in The Big Leap....
Noah Kagan
May 08, 2020
@MikeKawula @shl dude that book is EPIC     source
Who
by Geoff Smart (Sep 30, 2008)
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In this instant New York Times Bestseller, Geoff Smart and Randy Street provide a simple, practical, and effective solution to what The Economist calls "the single biggest problem in business today" unsuccessful hiring. The average hiring mistake costs a company $1.5 million or more a year and countless wasted hours. This statistic becomes even mor...
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Alexis Ohanian
The Power of Full Engagement
Managing Energy, Not Time, Is the Key to High Performance and Personal Renewal
by Jim Loehr (Jan 01, 2003)
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“Combines the gritty toughmindedness of the best coaches with the gentle-but-insistent inspiration of the most effective spiritual advisers” (Fast Company). This groundbreaking New York Times bestseller has helped hundreds of thousands of people at work and at home balance stress and recovery and sustain high performance despite crushing workloads ...
Noah Kagan
It's not about how much time you have in your day but how you allocate you energy.     source
This book is also recommended by
Derek Sivers
The 7 Habits of Highly Effective People
Powerful Lessons in Personal Change
by Stephen R. Covey (Nov 19, 2013)
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When Stephen Covey first released The Seven Habits of Highly Effective People, the book became an instant rage because people suddenly got up and took notice that their lives were headed off in the wrong direction; and more than that, they realized that there were so many simple things they could do in order to navigate their life correctly. This b...
Noah Kagan
Begin with the end in mind.     source
Your Brain at Work
Strategies for Overcoming Distraction, Regaining Focus, and Working Smarter All Day Long
by David Rock (Oct 06, 2009)
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Meet Emily and Paul: The parents of two young children, Emily is the newly promoted VP of marketing at a large corporation while Paul works from home or from clients' offices as an independent IT consultant. Their lives, like all of ours, are filled with a bewildering blizzard of emails, phone calls, yet more emails, meetings, projects, proposals, ...
Noah Kagan
Different ways to organize and prioritize your day to maximize productivity.     source
The Ultimate Sales Machine
Turbocharge Your Business with Relentless Focus on 12 Key Strategies
by Chet Holmes (May 27, 2008)
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Categories: BusinessNonfiction
Chet Holmes helps his clients blow away both the competition and their own expectations. And his advice starts with one simple concept: focus! Instead of trying to master four thousand strategies to improve your business, zero in on the few essential skill areas that make the big difference.The Ultimate Sales Machine shows you how to tune up and so...
Noah Kagan
This book has so many frigging tips I can't even start. Get it.     source
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Derek Sivers
Sex at Dawn
The Prehistoric Origins of Modern Sexuality
by Christopher Ryan (Jun 29, 2010)
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Since Darwin's day, we've been told that sexual monogamy comes naturally to our species. Mainstream science--as well as religious and cultural institutions--has maintained that men and women evolved in families in which a man's possessions and protection were exchanged for a woman's fertility and fidelity. But this narrative is collapsing. Fewer an...
Noah Kagan
Jealousy is a societal creation and great ways to be aware of why it happens.     source
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Joe RoganAubrey Marcus
Million Dollar Consulting
The Professional's Guide to Growing a Practice, Fifth Edition
by Alan Weiss (Apr 27, 2016)
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Categories: BusinessNonfiction
Build a thriving consultancy with the updated edition of this classic bestsellerHaving inspired generations of consultants and entrepreneurs around the world, the "Rock Star of Consulting" Alan Weiss returns with a revised and completely updated edition of his authoritative guide to consulting success.Weiss provides his time-tested model on creatin...
Losing the Signal
The Untold Story Behind the Extraordinary Rise and Spectacular Fall of BlackBerry
by Jacquie McNish (May 03, 2016)
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In 2009, BlackBerry controlled half of the smartphone market. Today that number is one percent. What went so wrong?Losing the Signal is a riveting story of a company that toppled global giants before succumbing to the ruthlessly competitive forces of Silicon Valley. This is not a conventional tale of modern business failure by fraud and greed. The ...
Noah Kagan
The untold story behind Blackberry. I didn’t expect much from this book, but WAY more impressive and interesting than I thought it’d be.     source
Essentialism
The Disciplined Pursuit of Less
by Greg McKeown (Apr 15, 2014)
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Have you ever found yourself stretched too thin? Do you simultaneously feel overworked and underutilized? Are you often busy but not productive? Do you feel like your time is constantly being hijacked by other people’s agendas? If you answered yes to any of these, the way out is the Way of the Essentialist. The Way of the Essentialist isn’t about g...
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Kevin RoseVern Gambetta
Women Who Love Too Much
When You Keep Wishing and Hoping He'll Change
by Robin Norwood (Apr 08, 2008)
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The relationship classic hailed by Erica Jong as “life-changing”—now updated with a new introduction and resource section!The #1 New York Times bestseller that asks: are you a woman who loves too much? -Do you find yourself attracted again and again to troubled, distant, moody men—while “nice guys” seem boring? -Do you obsess over men who are emoti...
Noah Kagan
Love yourself first and you can be loved.     source
Mindless Eating
Why We Eat More Than We Think
by Brian Wansink (Aug 28, 2007)
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This book will literally change the way you think about your next meal. Food psychologist Brian Wansink revolutionizes our awareness of how much, what, and why we’re eating—often without realizing it. His findings will astound you. • Can the size of your plate really influence your appetite?• Why do you eat more when you dine with friends?• What “h...
Noah Kagan
Great hacks on ways to reduce calories instead of just trying new diet fads.     source
This book is also recommended by
Ramit Sethi
Smartcuts
The Breakthrough Power of Lateral Thinking
by Shane Snow (Sep 06, 2016)
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Categories: BusinessNonfiction
Smartcuts by Shane Snow has descriptive copy which is not yet available from the Publisher....
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Derek Sivers
SPIN Selling
by Neil Rackham (Apr 30, 1988)
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Categories: BusinessNonfiction
The international bestseller that revolutionized high-end selling!Written by Neil Rackham, former president and founder of Huthwaite corporation, SPIN Selling is essential reading for anyone involved in selling or managing a sales force. Unquestionably the best-documented account of sales success ever collected and the result of the Huthwaite corpo...
Small Giants
Companies That Choose to Be Great Instead of Big, 10th-Anniversary Edition
by Bo Burlingham (Oct 11, 2016)
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Categories: BusinessNonfiction
How maverick companies have passed up the growth treadmill — and focused on greatness instead.It’s an axiom of business that great companies grow their revenues and profits year after year. Yet quietly, under the radar, a small number of companies have rejected the pressure of endless growth to focus on more satisfying business goals. Goals like be...
This book is also recommended by
Tom Peters
The Fountainhead
by Ayn Rand (Apr 26, 2005)
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The revolutionary literary vision that sowed the seeds of Objectivism, Ayn Rand's groundbreaking philosophy, and brought her immediate worldwide acclaim.This modern classic is the story of intransigent young architect Howard Roark, whose integrity was as unyielding as granite...of Dominique Francon, the exquisitely beautiful woman who loved Roark p...
Noah Kagan
Healthy selfishness is a great thing.     source
Permission Marketing
Turning Strangers into Friends and Friends into Customers
by Seth Godin (May 06, 1999)
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Categories: BusinessNonfiction
The man Business Week calls "the ultimate entrepreneur for the Information Age" explains "Permission Marketing"—the groundbreaking concept that enables marketers to shape their message so that consumers will willingly accept it.Whether it is the TV commercial that breaks into our favorite program, or the telemarketing phone call that disrupts a fam...
Noah Kagan
No one wants your annoying ass marketing. Get their permission and deliver more than what they expect.     source
Beat the Reaper
A Novel (Dr. Pietro Brnwa Novels)
by Josh Bazell (Jan 07, 2009)
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Dr. Peter Brown is an intern at Manhattan's worst hospital; Pietro "Bearclaw" Brwna is a hitman for the mob.And Nicholas LoBrutto, Dr. Brown's new patient who has three months to live, has a very strange idea: that Peter Brown and Pietro Brwna might - just might - be the same person ...Dr. Peter Brown is an intern at Manhattan's worst hospital, wit...
Noah Kagan
Sleeper hit that is CRAZY good and fast read. If you like fiction, you’ll devour it.     source
Nice Girls Don't Get the Corner Office
Unconscious Mistakes Women Make That Sabotage Their Careers (A NICE GIRLS Book)
by Lois P. Frankel PhD (Feb 18, 2014)
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The New York Times bestseller, which has become a must-have for women in business, is now revised and updated in celebration of its 10th anniversary.Internationally recognized executive coach Dr. Lois P. Frankel teacher women how to eliminate unconscious mistakes that could be holding them back, and gives invaluable coaching tips that can easily be...
Noah Kagan
Don’t let men shorten your name at the office.     source
Purple Cow
Transform Your Business by Being Remarkable
by Seth Godin (Jul 01, 2007)
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You're either a Purple Cow or you're not. You're either remarkable or invisible. Make your choice.What do Apple, Starbucks, Dyson and Pret a Manger have in common? How do they achieve spectacular growth, leaving behind former tried-and-true brands to gasp their last? The old checklist of P's used by marketers - Pricing, Promotion, Publicity - aren'...
Noah Kagan
Only the unique get remembered.     source
This book is also recommended by
Cindy Eckert
The Celestine Prophecy
by James Redfield (Sep 18, 2018)
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The #1 bestselling phenomenon with millions of copies sold around the world -- now with a guide to creating your own Celestine Prophecy experience. You have never read a book like this before--a book that comes along once in a lifetime to change lives forever.In the rain forests of Peru, an ancient manuscript has been discovered. Within its pages a...
Noah Kagan
Fate is what you make of it. ie. go create your own luck.     source
Recession Proof Graduate
How to Get The Job You Want by Doing Free Work
by Charlie Hoehn (May 15, 2014)
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Recession-Proof Graduate is a popular career guide that's been downloaded over 150,000 times. This book is frequently shared among students, teachers, parents, counselors, freelancers, and entrepreneurs. It's been integrated in the coursework at a number of universities, given away as a graduation gift, and translated to Italian.I struggled to find...
Noah Kagan
Tools of Titans     source