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Mon Sep 28, 2009 1:37 pm

aahnutz wrote:
RupertPupkin wrote:
Codeblue wrote:Image
Could you paraphrase this book for me in a couple of sentences please?
Codeblue wrote:When I'm done reading it I shall. I'm only 55 pages in.
Well....................are you a slow reader? Still waiting to hear if this worked out for ya. I need to make a lifestyle change. :P
Timothy Farris was lucky enough to start a business that doesn't force him into being on-site every day. He sells nutritional supplements, but spends his time in strange countries living "like a king" for the price of rent in the US. The book has a little information on marketing and outsourcing everything you'd possibly imagine. Overall, more of a platform for Farris to brag about himself. I'd give it a C-
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Mon Sep 28, 2009 1:44 pm

Hah, ya, I am a slow reader and get sidetracked easily. I found the content rather masturbatory as well, and haven't finished it yet. Have any better books in a similar vein to suggest Mr. Cash?
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Mon Sep 28, 2009 6:23 pm

I read Outliers by M. Gladwell last week for class, it wasn't bad...the first half is pretty decent. The only thing I got out of the second half is why Asians are better at math than we are (and it was kinda vague). Otherwise I'd say the second half is misguided.

I downloaded a PDF of Blink by M. Gladwell and it's pretty interesting so far (only on chapter 1). You can get the PDF on PirateBay, comes with The Tipping Point. Personally I refuse to read every book by the author as overlapping can be an issue...but its a package deal.

Others that I'm hoping to pickup soon: This Time Is Different (Reinhart & Rogoff), Pour Your Heart Into It (Schultz, CEO of SBUX), Good To Great (Collins)
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Tue Sep 29, 2009 9:40 am

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Max Brooks
Have you read World War Z? That's the ticket.
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Mon Oct 05, 2009 9:27 am

been meaning to read this for a few years
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Wed Oct 28, 2009 3:12 pm

This will probably be a tough book to finish.

http://www.wlwt.com/family/21429609/detail.html
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Wed Oct 28, 2009 3:43 pm

In Search of the Miraculous by Ouspensky (again for like the 4th time)
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Wed Oct 28, 2009 3:52 pm

douglas adams - The Long Dark Tea-Time of the Soul
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Wed Oct 28, 2009 7:55 pm

jimmy4wmu wrote:been meaning to read this for a few years
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all of his stuff is great
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Thu Oct 29, 2009 6:44 pm

iratasan wrote:douglas adams - The Long Dark Tea-Time of the Soul
:clap: Love all of his books.

I can't believe anyone sanctioned the writing of this: http://www.penguin.co.uk/nf/Book/BookDi ... 48,00.html



I've just started this:

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Tue Nov 24, 2009 6:18 pm

does anyone have any good philosophy recommendations?
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Tue Nov 24, 2009 6:29 pm

Catarax wrote:does anyone have any good philosophy recommendations?
You looking for classic works (like Plato, Aristotle, Kant, Nietzsche, etc.) or you looking for a more modern book that's just mind blowing, something that will get you thinking?
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Tue Nov 24, 2009 6:30 pm

Catarax wrote:does anyone have any good philosophy recommendations?
Culture and Value and On Certainty - Ludwig Wittgenstein
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Tue Nov 24, 2009 6:33 pm

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Catarax wrote:does anyone have any good philosophy recommendations?
Zen is nice.

Or... try J. Krishnamurti.
just a foil for me today, thanks
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