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Can't Hurt Me

by David Goggins | Published: 2020
stars rating 4.9  | Summary date: Jan 16, 2021

Can't Hurt Me is the medium David Goggins uses to take us on his journey from being a near catastrophe to becoming an individual of fantastic repute.

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The Amazon Way

by John Rossman | Published: 2014
stars rating 4.5  | Summary date: Jan 16, 2021

Do you want to start your own business but have no idea where to start? Read John Rossman’s pages and learn how Amazon works and thrives in the global market.

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To-Do List Formula

by Damon Zahariades | Published: 2016
stars rating 4.5  | Summary date: Jan 6, 2021

The struggles with to-do lists and how to manage them are undeniable. This book provides a helpful formula that guides us to get things done efficiently.

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From Worry to Wealthy

by Chellie Campbell | Published: 2015
stars rating 4.8  | Summary date: Jan 6, 2021

From Worry to Wealthy addresses and emphasizes every woman's financial freedom, whether employed or unemployed.

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The 5 Second Rule

by Mel Robbins | Published: 2017
stars rating 4.5  | Summary date: Dec 12, 2020

The 5 Second Rule by Mel Robbins encourages readers to push and motivate themselves through a change of habit.

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Switch

by Chip Heath | Published: 2010
stars rating 4.6  | Summary date: Dec 12, 2020

Just as change is inevitable, so is resistance to change. The book Switch will teach you how to confront your resistance to change.

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Broke Millennial Takes On Investing

by Erin Lowry | Published: 2019
stars rating 4.6  | Summary date: Dec 12, 2020

A refreshing look into financial management and investment for millennials. This book provides a solid foundation for beginners who wish to invest their money.

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Deep Work

by Cal Newport | Published: 2016
stars rating 4.6  | Summary date: Nov 30, 2020

Feel that you're not productive enough? The book Deep Work will show you some techniques and teachings that can improve your productivity and focus.

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Smart Couples Finish Rich

by David Bach | Published: 2018
stars rating 4.7  | Summary date: Nov 10, 2020

Smart Couple Finish Rich is a Financial Guide for couples. It gives practical tips on how to plan finances smartly and lead a financially-secure life.

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The E-Myth Revisited

by Michael E. Gerber | Published: 2004
stars rating 4.7  | Summary date: Nov 10, 2020

Do you want to open your business, but you are having difficulties? This book will teach you how to achieve long-term business success.

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Good to Great

by Jim Collins | Published: 2001
stars rating 4.5  | Summary date: Nov 2, 2020

Do you want to know the secret of the most profitable companies in the world? Good to Great will show how to achieve success in the business world.

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Peak

by Anders Ericsson | Published: 2017
stars rating 4.6  | Summary date: Oct 31, 2020

Ericcson and Pool put down strategies and tactics for effective improvement in the pages of this first-person expose on the road to attaining expertise.

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Built to Last

by Jim Collins | Published: 1994
stars rating 4.6  | Summary date: Oct 27, 2020

Do you want to achieve goals you never imagined in the business world? Build to Last is a book that will show you the values of the most successful companies.

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Company of One

by Paul Jarvis | Published: 2020
stars rating 4.6  | Summary date: Oct 21, 2020

In the book Company of One Paul Jarvis writes on the valuable benefits to staying a small and successful business.

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The End of Procrastination

by Petr Ludwig | Published: 2018
stars rating 4.4  | Summary date: Oct 21, 2020

The book The End of Procrastination will show you how to optimize your time and a new challenge approach.

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Trump: Think Like a Billionaire

by Donald Trump | Published: 2005
stars rating 4.3  | Summary date: Oct 8, 2020

In this book, Donald Trump shares tips, techniques, and strategies on how to become financially successful in life.

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The Power of Now

by Eckhart Tolle | Published: 1999
stars rating 4.7  | Summary date: Oct 8, 2020

A powerful and worthwhile spiritual guidebook to show the reader how living in the now can change your life.

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The Millionaire Next Door

by Thomas J. Stanley | Published: 2010
stars rating 4.6  | Summary date: Oct 8, 2020

One of the best-selling books in the 2000s, The Millionaire Next Door will change your perception of money and millionaires.

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The Relationship Cure

by John Gottman | Published: 2002
stars rating 4.6  | Summary date: Sep 30, 2020

The Relationship Cure teaches how to better respond to the emotional needs of others and how to communicate your own needs to create thriving relationships.

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Ego Is the Enemy

by Ryan Holiday | Published: 2016
stars rating 4.7  | Summary date: Sep 30, 2020

Ryan Holiday is no stranger to the twists our ego puts on our perception of the world. 'Ego Is the Enemy' details crucial information on how to control it.

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How to Win Friends & Influence People

by Dale Carnegie | Published: 1998
stars rating 4.7  | Summary date: Aug 30, 2020

Dale Carnegie gives us instrumental life skills to hone and develop to make those beside us happier and our lives a little fuller with meaningful connections.

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The Magic of Thinking Big

by David J. Schwartz | Published: 2015
stars rating 4.7  | Summary date: Aug 29, 2020

Anyone can be successful, but to be successful you have to believe. This book was written to help you get out of a rut and become more ambitious.

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Unlimited Memory

by Kevin Horsley | Published: 2016
stars rating 4.5  | Summary date: Aug 27, 2020

Imagine having unlimited memory that could absorb information easily and effectively. This book tackles various methods and strategies to improve our memory.

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The Wellness Project

by Phoebe Lapine | Published: 2017
stars rating 4.7  | Summary date: Aug 27, 2020

The Wellness Project book, written by Phoebe Lapine, is an interesting guide to living a healthy and long life.

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The Startup Checklist

by David S. Rose | Published: 2016
stars rating 4.6  | Summary date: Aug 27, 2020

25 steps to a scalable, high growth business, and a summary of the best startup and business development practices.

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The Fifth Discipline

by Peter Senge | Published: 2006
stars rating 4.5  | Summary date: Aug 26, 2020

Peter Senge shares life-lasting knowledge to help the developing and learning professional prosper across industries.

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Men Are from Mars, Women Are from Venus

by John Gray | Published: 2003
stars rating 4.6  | Summary date: Aug 20, 2020

John Grays’s book Men are from Mars, Women are from Venus is a guide to understanding and improving male-female relationships.

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Cognitive Behavioral Therapy Made Simple

by Seth J. Gillihan | Published: 2018
stars rating 4.7  | Summary date: Aug 17, 2020

Cognitive behavioral therapy is an effective way to treat mental disorders. And if you want to learn the simple and easy steps, this is the right book for you.

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Sell or Be Sold

by Grant Cardone | Published: 2012
stars rating 4.6  | Summary date: Aug 17, 2020

Selling is a part of our lives. With this book Grant Cardone teaches how to become a successful seller and thus achieve success and prosperity in life.

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Why Men Love Bitches

by Sherry Argov | Published: 2002
stars rating 4.6  | Summary date: Aug 14, 2020

Sherry Argov's book Why Men Love Bitches speaks to the hearts of women in a no-nonsense tone on how to be assertive and irresistible to men.

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Think and Grow Rich

by Napoleon Hill | Published: 2005
stars rating 4.6  | Summary date: Aug 9, 2020

The book Think and Grow Rich shows you how to do effective life planning and how to connect your mind, actions, and desires into success.

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The Lean Startup

by Eric Ries | Published: 2011
stars rating 4.5  | Summary date: Aug 8, 2020

The Lean Startup by Eric Ries contains instrumental lessons that can benefit any industry-breaking individual who is confident enough to learn from others first.

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The 5 Love Languages

by Gary Chapman | Published: 2015
stars rating 4.8  | Summary date: Aug 8, 2020

The Five Love Languages is based on the proposition that everyone has a love language; the things that they do or want to be done to them to express love.

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The Hard Thing About Hard Things

by Ben Horowitz | Published: 2014
stars rating 4.7  | Summary date: Jul 28, 2020

Entrepreneurship requires hard work, determination, persistence, and planning. This book will teach you how to become an accomplished entrepreneur.

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The 10X Rule

by Grant Cardone | Published: 2011
stars rating 4.6  | Summary date: Jul 23, 2020

The book 'The 10X Rule' is for those who want to change their lives. With an aggressive approach, it teaches you how to increase productivity and focus.

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The Book of Joy

by Dalai Lama | Published: 2016
stars rating 4.8  | Summary date: Jul 22, 2020

From two of the world’s most esteemed men comes a discussion of how we all have the potential to invite joy into our lives.

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The 7 Habits of Highly Effective People

by Stephen R. Covey | Published: 2013
stars rating 4.7  | Summary date: Jul 22, 2020

Be ready for a transformative journey with Stephen Covey as he reveals the secrets behind personal and interpersonal development.

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Million Dollar Habits

by Brian Tracy | Published: 2004
stars rating 4.6  | Summary date: Jul 18, 2020

The book Million Dollar Habits guides readers on how to develop a positive set of habits to optimize self-development and to experience financial success.

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Unshakeable: Your Financial Freedom Playbook

by Tony Robbins | Published: 2017
stars rating 4.5  | Summary date: Jul 16, 2020

This book is about how to be wealthy. It describes the theory of becoming wealthy, the tips, and the psychology of being wealthy.

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Extreme Ownership

by Jocko Willink | Published: 2017
stars rating 4.8  | Summary date: Jul 14, 2020

Learn how SEAL teams learn and apply leadership principles and how they can apply to your business.

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Lifespan: Why We Age

by David A. Sinclair | Published: 2019
stars rating 4.5  | Summary date: Jul 6, 2020

To cure aging, the things we do go deep inside our cells and affect the genome and epigenome. Learn the things we can do to promote health and longevity.

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Rewire Your Anxious Brain

by Catherine M. Pittman | Published: 2015
stars rating 4.5  | Summary date: Jul 4, 2020

Do you ever wonder why you feel anxious and how you can fight it? Then the book Rewire Your Anxious Brain is right for you. Learn how to calm yourself.

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The Total Money Makeover

by Dave Ramsey | Published: 2010
stars rating 4.7  | Summary date: Jul 4, 2020

A step-by-step guide to be debt free, save for emergencies, to invest, and leave for inheritance. It leads the reader to be wealthy, to have fun, and to give.

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The Body Keeps the Score

by Bessel van der Kolk | Published: 2015
stars rating 4.8  | Summary date: Jul 4, 2020

This is a book about psychological trauma for those who have suffered from traumatic stress or who simply want to know more about it and its treatment.

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The Longevity Paradox

by Dr. Steven Gundry | Published: 2019
stars rating 4.5  | Summary date: Jun 20, 2020

This is a book on how to live healthier and longer, without inflammation and other health problems. Great emphasis is on diet and bacteria in the gut.

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Why We Get Fat

by Gary Taubes | Published: 2011
stars rating 4.6  | Summary date: Jun 19, 2020

This is not a diet book; it’s a biology book which helps us see weight loss in a new light.

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How Not to Diet

by Michael Greger | Published: 2019
stars rating 4.7  | Summary date: Jun 18, 2020

Tired of the old diet plans to lose weight? Probe into Dr. Greger’s book and uncover the habits and foods that may facilitate you to strip down the weight.

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The Obesity Code

by Dr. Jason Fung | Published: 2016
stars rating 4.7  | Summary date: Jun 18, 2020

Want to find out the legitimate reason for weight gain? Unlock the obesity code with this super informative book.

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Super Human

by Dave Asprey | Published: 2019
stars rating 4.5  | Summary date: Jun 15, 2020

Want to stay youthful, not just from inside but outside as well? Dive into Dan Asprey’s book and get yourself inspired.

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The Empath's Survival Guide

by Judith Orloff | Published: 2017
stars rating 4.6  | Summary date: Jun 15, 2020

This is a life's instruction manual for those who are empaths and for those who simply want to know more about them and their needs.

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The Blue Zones Solution

by Dan Buettner | Published: 2017
stars rating 4.5  | Summary date: Jun 15, 2020

Longevity and healthy life were never easy to achieve before Dan Buettner shared the secrets practiced by Blue Zones people.

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Eat That Frog!

by Brian Tracy | Published: 2017
stars rating 4.7  | Summary date: Jun 10, 2020

This book teaches how to focus on the most important tasks. Most people procrastinate eating frogs and end up eating the tadpoles, which are of less importance.

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The Courage to Be Disliked

by Ichiro Kishimi | Published: 2017
stars rating 4.4  | Summary date: Jun 10, 2020

The Courage to Be Disliked challenges all we have been led to believe. From trauma and our past to our lifestyle choices.

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Girl, Stop Apologizing

by Rachel Hollis | Published: 2019
stars rating 4.6  | Summary date: Jun 10, 2020

This book helps women develop their full potential, work balance, and independence from the opinions of others.

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Educated

by Tara Westover | Published: 2018
stars rating 4.7  | Summary date: Jun 9, 2020

A bestseller book, a memoir about a young girl who, kept out of school, leaves her survivalist family and goes on to earn a Ph.D. from Cambridge University.

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The Subtle Art of Not Giving a F*ck

by Mark Manson | Published: 2016
stars rating 4.5  | Summary date: Jun 8, 2020

A self-help book that inspires positivity and compels the readers to see the difficulties of life from a different perspective.

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