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Old February 22nd, 2018 (2:59 PM).
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Which would it be?

I'm currently reading How to Win Friends and Influence People, and I can really feel like my behavior is changing and I'm learning so much.

Whether it's inspiring, gripping, or just a pleasant story, what book would you recommend?
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Old February 22nd, 2018 (3:26 PM).
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I'm currently reading How to Win Friends and Influence People, and I can really feel like my behavior is changing and I'm learning so much.
I've started going through this too recently, though I don't feel like it'd be easy to apply all principles until after we've read the book several times.
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Old March 2nd, 2018 (3:08 PM).
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    If you're looking for a non-fiction book then the Tao Te Ching is a great option.

    Find a good translation and refer to it often, it will change the way you see things.
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    Old March 3rd, 2018 (9:56 AM). Edited March 3rd, 2018 by Exothermic.
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      How to Win Friends and Influence People is a fantastic book and it's given me a different outlook on how to better interact with others on a deeper level.

      Personally, I would recommend Built To Last by James Collins and Jerry Porras

      "This is not a book about charismatic visionary leaders. It is not about visionary product concepts or visionary products or visionary market insights. Nor is it about just having a corporate vision. This is a book about something far more important, enduring, and substantial. This is a book about visionary companies."
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      Old November 6th, 2018 (1:11 AM). Edited November 8th, 2018 by baire.
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        I think it depends on the who I'm talking to, in general I'd recommend something like Hitchhiker's Guide to the Galaxy because it's really funny and easily enjoyable by a wide range of tastes. (I hate recommending media because my interests are usually bizarre/niche).

        If I know that they have similar interests to me, I would recommend Philisophical Investigations by Ludwig Wittgenstein, it's an absolute classic that guides the reader through an incredibly wide range of thought-provoking ideas.

        If I'm talking to someone with a strong background in single variable calculus and linear algebra, for sure I'd recommend Calculus on Manifolds by Michael Spivak. I don't like making sweeping statements all that much, but Calculus on Manifolds is probably the greatest multivariable calculus book ever written. Coming in at a total of only 146 pages, it is concise yet covers enough for a year long course. I've never seen such a great demonstration of pedagogy in any textbook, it's a staple, definitely something that will completely change how you view and think of mathematics if you go through it. Chapters 4 and 5 are especially exciting, the text builds up to the generalized Stokes' theorem which I think is just one of the most beautiful results in undergraduate math.
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        Old November 7th, 2018 (3:37 AM). Edited 18 Hours Ago by Homeskulled Kid.
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          To Kill A Mockingbird by Harper Lee. It's hard to find a more colourful book than this in terms of writing style, and it's funny, insightful, brilliant and memorable. It deals with very heavy subjects but the way it is approached doesn't leave you with a nasty tang in your mouth like other titles. A masterpiece. Much better than Go Set A Watchman, in my opinion.

          And hey, There's a Wocket in My Pocket is a triumph. Read that too.
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          Old November 7th, 2018 (8:56 AM). Edited November 7th, 2018 by Meganium.
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          Killers of the Flower Moon if you are interested in a thriller/mystery with ties to American History. Had to read it for a history class and it was definitely a good read. I heard it's also going to be a movie for it.
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