Some Great Books to Read

Reading a book is priceless. Here you will get knowledge. When I was a kid, my mother told me that books are rich of information, which I couldn’t understand that time until I grew up, and proved it.

Books give knowledge and improve the brain. Studies show that reading has a strong and positive effect on the brain. By keeping the mind mentally stimulated, it prevents Alzheimer’s disease and dementia. Also, books improve memory and relieve stress, even better than taking a walk or listening to music.

The more you read, the better you become imaginative. Then, it helps you develop critical thinking skills and builds vocabulary. So, if you want to become a better writer, reading a book will affect your ability.

Reading a book improves communication. The more you read and write, the better you will become in communicating. It also enhances focus and concentration. By the way, the books below are not necessarily about the importance of reading. These books are more than that. The descriptions are from Amazon. Check them out below.

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The Motivation Manifesto is a pulsing, articulate, ferocious call to claim our personal power. World-renowned high-performance trainer Brendon Burchard reveals that the primary motive of humankind is the pursuit of greater Personal Freedom. We desire the grand liberties of choice—time freedom, emotional freedom, social freedom, financial freedom, spiritual freedom. Only two enemies stand in our way: an external enemy, defined as the social oppression of who we are by the mediocre masses, and an internal enemy, a sort of self-oppression caused by our own doubt and fear.

Things Fall Apart

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Things Fall Apart tells two intertwining stories, both centering on Okonkwo, a “strong man” of an Ibo village in Nigeria.

The Quick and Easy Way to Effective Speaking

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Now streamlined and updated, the book that has literally put millions on the highway to greater accomplishment and success can show you how to have maximum impact as a speaker–every day, and in every situation that demands winning others over to your point of view.

Focus

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In Focus, Psychologist and journalist Daniel Goleman, author of the #1 international bestsellerEmotional Intelligence, offers a groundbreaking look at today’s scarcest resource and the secret to high performance and fulfillment: attention.

Delivering Happiness

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Now in trade paperback, the hip, iconoclastic CEO of Zappos shows how a different kind of corporate culture can make a huge difference in achieving remarkable results — by actually creating a company culture that values happiness –and then delivers on it.

The Practicing Mind

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In those times when we want to acquire a new skill or face a formidable challenge we hope to overcome, what we need most are patience, focus, and discipline, traits that seem elusive or difficult to maintain. In this enticing and practical book, Thomas Sterner demonstrates how to learn skills for any aspect of life, from golfing to business to parenting, by learning to love the process.

Being Wrong

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An illuminating exploration of what it means to be in error, and why homo sapiens tend to tacitly assume (or loudly insist) that they are right about most everything.

The Lessons of History

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A concise survey of the culture and civilization of mankind, The Lessons of History is the result of a lifetime of research from Pulitzer Prize-winning historians Will and Ariel Durant.

The Selfish Gene

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Richard Dawkins’ brilliant reformulation of the theory of natural selection has the rare distinction of having provoked as much excitement and interest outside the scientific community as within it. His arguments have helped change the whole nature of the study of social biology, and have forced thousands of readers to rethink their beliefs about life.

Sam Walton: Made In America

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Meet a genuine American folk hero cut from the homespun cloth of America’s heartland: Sam Walton, who parlayed a single dime store in a hardscrabble cotton town into Wal-Mart, the largest retailer in the world. The undisputed merchant king of the late twentieth century, Sam never lost the common touch. Here, finally, inimitable words. Genuinely modest, but always sure if his ambitions and achievements. Sam shares his thinking in a candid, straight-from-the-shoulder style.

Managing Oneself

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We live in an age of unprecedented opportunity: with ambition, drive, and talent, you can rise to the top of your chosen profession regardless of where you started out. But with opportunity comes responsibility. Companies today aren’t managing their knowledge workers careers. Instead, you must be your own chief executive officer. That means it’s up to you to carve out your place in the world and know when to change course. And it’s up to you to keep yourself engaged and productive during a career that may span some 50 years. In Managing Oneself, Peter Drucker explains how to do it.

Like a Virgin

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It’s business school, the Branson way.

Whether you’re interested in starting your own business, improving your leadership skills, or just looking for inspiration from one of the greatest entrepreneurs of our time, Richard Branson has the answers.

When I Stop Talking, You’ll Know I’m Dead

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Here is the story of Jerry Weintraub: the self-made, Brooklyn-born, Bronx-raised impresario, Hollywood producer, legendary deal maker, and friend of politicians and stars. No matter where nature has placed him–the club rooms of Brooklyn, the Mafia dives of New York’s Lower East Side, the wilds of Alaska, or the hills of Hollywood–he has found a way to put on a show and sell tickets at the door.

War and Peace

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War and Peace is a vast epic centered on Napoleon’s war with Russia.

Drive

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Most people believe that the best way to motivate is with rewards like money—the carrot-and-stick approach. That’s a mistake, says Daniel H. Pink

Creativity, Inc.

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From Ed Catmull, co-founder (with Steve Jobs and John Lasseter) of Pixar Animation Studios, the Academy Award-winning studio behind Inside Out and Toy Story, comes an incisive book about creativity in business.

Emergence

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In his bestselling book Emergence, Derek Rydall helps you throw aside the self-help books and recognize one simple, radical truth: the answer is already in you.

Your Brain at Work

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In this book, we travel inside Emily and Paul’s brains as they attempt to sort the vast quantities of information they’re presented with, figure out how to prioritize it, organize it and act on it.

Steve Jobs

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Walter Isaacson’s “enthralling” (The New Yorker) worldwide bestselling biography of Apple co-founder Steve Jobs

Outwitting the Devil

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Using his legendary ability to get to the root of human potential, Napoleon Hill digs deep to reveal how fear, procrastination, anger, and jealousy prevent us from realizing our personal goals.

Think and Grow Rich

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Think and Grow Rich has been called the “Granddaddy of All Motivational Literature.” It was the first book to boldly ask, “What makes a winner?” The man who asked and listened for the answer, Napoleon Hill, is now counted in the top ranks of the world’s winners himself.

Hooked

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Why do some products capture widespread attention while others flop? What makes us engage with specific products out of sheer habit? Is there a pattern underlying how technologies hook us?

The Next 100 Years

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A fascinating, eye-opening and often shocking look at what lies ahead for the U.S. and the world from one of our most incisive futurists.

The Story of the Human Body

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In this landmark book of popular science, Daniel E. Lieberman gives us a lucid and engaging account of how the human body evolved over millions of years.

How to Win at the Sport of Business

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Mark Cuban shares his wealth of experience and business savvy in his first published book, HOW TO WIN AT THE SPORT OF BUSINESS.

Idea Man: A Memoir by the Cofounder of Microsoft

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Paul Allen, best known as the co-founder of Microsoft, has left his mark on numerous fields, from aviation and science to rock ‘n’ roll, professional sports, and philanthropy.

The 7 Habits of Highly Effective People

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One of the most inspiring and impactful books ever written, The 7 Habits of Highly Effective People has captivated readers for 25 years.

Rich Dad Poor Dad

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Rich Dad Poor Dad, the #1 Personal Finance book of all time, tells the story of Robert Kiyosaki and his two dads—his real father and the father of his best friend, his rich dad—and how both men shaped his thoughts about money and investing.

Evolutionary Psychology

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This book examines human psychology and behavior through the lens of modern evolutionary psychology.

The Intelligent Investor

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The most significant investment advisor of the twentieth century, Benjamin Graham, taught and inspired people worldwide. Graham’s philosophy of “value investing” — which shields investors from substantial error and teaches them to develop long-term strategies — has made The Intelligent Investor the stock market bible ever since its original publication in 1949.

The Elements of Style, Fourth Edition

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This is The Elements of Style, the classic style manual, now in a fourth edition. A new Foreword by Roger Angell reminds readers that the advice of Strunk & White is as valuable today as when it was first offered. This book’s unique tone, wit, and charm have conveyed the principles of English style to millions of readers. Use the fourth edition of “the little book” to make a significant impact with writing.

Yes!: 50 Scientifically Proven Ways to Be Persuasive

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New York Times bestselling introduction of fifty scientifically proven techniques for increasing your persuasive powers in business and life.

The Magic of Thinking Big

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Millions of readers have acquired the secrets of success through The Magic of Thinking Big. Achieve everything you always wanted: financial security, power and influence, the ideal job, satisfying relationships, and rewarding, happy life.

MONEY Master the Game

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Tony Robbins has coached and inspired more than 50 million people from over 100 countries. More than 4 million people have attended his live events. Oprah Winfrey calls him “super-human.” Now for the first time—in his first book in two decades—he’s turned to the topic that vexes us all: How to secure financial freedom for ourselves and our families.

In Defense of Anarchism

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It is an analysis of the foundations of the authority of the state and the problems of political influence and moral autonomy in a democracy.

Attached

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We rely on science to tell us everything from what to eat to when and how long to exercise, but what about relationships? Is there a scientific explanation for why some people seem to navigate relationships effortlessly, while others struggle? According to psychiatrist and neuroscientist Dr. Amir Levine and Rachel Heller, the answer is a resounding “yes.”

Don’t Touch This Book!

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If you are someone who is not interested in secrets, who has never felt the wish for internal and external wealth, who is unconcerned about success and health, then it will undoubtedly be better if you follow the well-meant advice and keep your hands off this book.

Grinding It Out

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Few entrepreneurs can claim to have actually changed the way we live, but Ray Kroc is one of them. His revolutions in food service automation, franchising, shared national training and advertising have earned him a place beside the men who founded not merely businesses but entire new industries.

The Hiltons

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THE HILTONS is a sweeping saga of the success-and excess-of an iconic American family. Demanding and enigmatic, patriarch Conrad Hilton’s visionary ideas and unyielding will established the model for the modern luxury hotel industry.

How to Practice: The Way to a Meaningful Life

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As human beings, we all share the desire for happiness and meaning in our lives. According to His Holiness the Dalai Lama, the ability to find true fulfillment lies within each of us.

Plato – Five Dialogues

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These dialogues by Plato have been translated from the original Greek by the scholar G.M.A Rube, whose translations are known for their lucidity and sensitivity to the nuance of argument and the interplay of philosophical ideas.

The Social Contract

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“Man was born free, and he is everywhere in chains.”

These are the famous opening words of a treatise that has not ceased to stir vigorous debate since its first publication in 1762.

The Analects of Confucius

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The Analects of Confucius is one of the central books of Chinese literature and Chinese thought; memorized and studied for many centuries, it has been undoubtedly one of the most influential books in world history.

The Bhagavad Gita

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In the Bhagavad Gita, Prince Arjuna asks direct, uncompromising questions of his spiritual guide on the eve of a great battle.

In this best-selling and expanded edition of the most famous and most famous of Indian scriptures, Eknath Easwaran contextualizes the book culturally and historically and explains the fundamental concepts of Hindu religious thought and the technical vocabulary of yoga.

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