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The Best Book For Understanding Luck

Fooled By Randomness By Nassim Nicholas Taleb Rating: 10/10 Best Line #1: Clearly risk taking is necessary for large success—but it is also necessary for failure. Best Line #2: The only article Lady Fortuna has no control over is your behavior. Good luck. I want to start by thanking Shane Parrish and Josh Wolfe for […]

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The First Book To Read To Become A Great Manager

High Output Management By Andrew S. Grove Rating: 10/10 Best Line #1: Training is, quite simply, one of the highest-leverage activities a manager can perform. Best Line #2: The old saying has it that when we promote our best salesman and make him a manager, we ruin a good salesman and get a bad manager. But if […]

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The Best Book for Learning How To Think

Thinking Fast and Slow By Daniel Kahneman Rating: 10/10 Best Line #1: Laziness is built deep in our nature. A general “law of least effort” applies to cognitive as well as physical exertion. Best Line #2: You must learn to mistrust your impressions. Learn to recognize situations in which mistakes are likely and try harder […]

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The Best Book for Creating Change

Switch: How To Change When Change Is Hard By Chip and Dan Heath Rating 10/10 Best Line #1:  A trainer in California taught six elephants to stand in a line and urinate on command and they hadn’t even completed a Myers-Briggs. Best Line #2: There is no moment when a monkey learns to skateboard. There’s […]

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The Best Book for Introducing Business Strategy

Playing To Win By A.G. Lagley and Roger L. Martin Rating 10/10 Best Line #1: What matters is winning. Great organizations choose to win rather than simply play. Best Line #2: Ideally, companies should see strategy as a process rather than a result—adapting existing choices before business and financial results start to turn down. Business […]

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The Best Book for Confronting Issues

Difficult Conversations By Douglas Stone, Bruce Patton, and Sheila Heen Rating: 10/10 Best Line #1: In a difficult conversation your primary task is not to persuade, impress, trick, outwit, convert, or win over the other person. It is to express what you see and why you see it that way, how you feel, and maybe […]

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The Best Book for Understanding Your World

Thinking In Systems By Donella Meadows Rating: 10/10 Best Line #1: Our knowledge is amazing; our ignorance even more so. Best Line #2: We don’t talk about what we see; we see only what we can talk about. A Note for Readers Before we begin, I would encourage anyone who hasn’t learned the basic principles […]

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The Best Book for Understanding Mastery

Mastery By Robert Greene Rating: 10/10 Best Line #1: If it is money and comfort that dominate our decision, we are most often acting out of anxiety and the need to please our parents. Best Line #2: No good can ever come from deviating from the path that you were destined to follow.  Why Read About Mastery? […]

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The Best Book For Fixing Your Worldview

Factfulness By Hans Rosling, with Ola Rosling and Anna Rosling Ronnlund Rating: 10/10 Best Line #1: Get a toolbox, not a hammer. Best Line #2: Objects in your memory are worse than they appear. A Life Well-Lived Let’s start at the end. I was unfamiliar with the work of Hans Rosling prior to this book. […]

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The Best Book For Second-Year Managers

First, Break All The Rules By Marcus Buckingham, et al Rating: 10/10 Best Line: The role of the company is to identify the desired end. The role of the individual is to find the best means possible to achieve that end. Therefore strong companies become experts in the destination and give the individual the thrill […]

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