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48 Laws Of Power

48 Laws Of Power

You are in any position where the mechanism of power has influence on your life. If you desire to advance your career, further your standing in a personal relationship, climb the corporate ladder, be an effective leader, or survive and defeat an antagonist, this book is a MUST READ.

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Cyrano De Bergerac

Cyrano De Bergerac

You will never forget your first time--This is true of many things. Love, heartbreak, sex, fist-fights… And the first time you read or see Cyrano De Bergerac performed.

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Island

Island

There have been many historical attempts in literature to create a fictional Utopia--A new idea for the optimal utilitarian society.

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The Way of the Superior Man

The Way of the Superior Man

I saw this book recommendation from my friend “twitch” on my skype 5 minutes before taking off on a 7 hour flight from Houston to Peru. I downloaded to my Paperwhite, and finished it before we touched down in Lima.

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Mastery

Mastery

Mastery takes you by the hand on a tour of history, your tour guides being the great masters themselves-- Leonardo Da Vinci, Einstein, Freddie Roach! You learn from their successes and failures and have the blunt and poignant insight by Greene on how to apply them to your own life. If you don't want to read this book for yourself, read it for everyone whose life you will touch. The positive energy of being on your path to mastery is contagious, and for the world to change, we need as many on their way as possible.

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Zero Limits

Zero Limits

Whoa. That's what you find yourself saying as you read this book. The ideas therein completely flip your moral paradigm on its head.

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Turning Pro

Turning Pro

Pressfield is one of the best non-fiction writers I have encountered due to his ability to be extremely terse, well organized, and write as though he is having a conversation with you.

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Fifty Shades of Grey

Fifty Shades of Grey

As a writer, I had to see what all the fuss was about. My tipping point was when I was sitting on a plane and EVERY FEMALE in an adjacent row to mine was reading this book.

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The Warrior Ethos

The Warrior Ethos

Pressfield's other non-fiction The War of Art was one of the most influential books in my career.

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The Red Queen

The Red Queen

I used to call this book a "Masterpiece.” But then after spending some time with Dr. Chris Ryan I realized that this book only told a part of the story.

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The Cosmic Serpent

The Cosmic Serpent

While this book is probably the most topic specific of any of the other highly recommended books, I think the pathways of thinking it opens up extend far beyond the boundaries of a man’s quest for the root of knowledge in the Amazon.

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Zen in the Art of Archery

Zen in the Art of Archery

This book, written in the 1950’s was the first mainstream exposure to Zen for a lot of Americans.

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What Should I Achieve Before I Die?

Life can go by in a flash.  So what should we look to experience before transition out? This ebook outlines the five things to achieve in life before we can say the famous Lakota words: "Hoka Hey, today is a good day to die."