Friday, June 17, 2011

Please, Recommend a Book

If anyone has a 5-star book of the self-help genre to recommend to me, please do so. I am always eager to learn and improve. For example, I would highly recommend Dale Carnegie's, How to Win Friends and Influence People. For those who haven't read it, the book suggests people skills that enhance and bring harmony to relationships.

My philosophy is that there are too many exceptional books in the world to give time to reading really good books. So, please recommend only the best!

Recommendations so Far (Many given anonymously)

"As a Man Thinketh" by James Allen - recommended by spf5
"The Master Key System" by Charles Haanel
"The Children of the Law of One & the Lost Teachings of Atlantis" by John Peniel
"7 Habits of Highly Effective People" by Stephen Covey - recommended by Narayana
"The Purpose Driven Life" by Rick Warren
Books on the power of the subconscious by James K. Van Fleet
"Extraordinary Popular Delusions and the Madness of Crowds" by Charles Mackay - recommended by Jessie Livermore via Anon
"Hagakure: The Book of the Samurai" - recommended by Anon
"How to Win Friends & Influence People" by Dale Carnegie - recommended by George R.
"The Little Prince" by Antoine de Saint-Exupéry - recommended by George R.
"Getting to Yes: Negotiating Agreement Without Giving In" by Roger Fisher et al. - recommended by M.T.
"The Logic Of Failure: Recognizing And Avoiding Error In Complex Situations" by Dietrich Dörner - recommended by M.T.
"Worldwide Laws Of Life: 200 Eternal Spiritual Principles" By Sir John Templeton - recommended by JC
"Reframing Change: How to Deal with Workplace Dynamics, Influence Others, and Bring People Together to Initiate Positive Change" Written by and recommended by Jean Latting


  1. "the master key" by charles hannel

    and "the children of the law of one and the lost teachings of atlantis" by john peniel

  2. Thanks. I looked them up. Very fascinating! I'll be sure to read them.

  3. Have you read 'The Diamond Cutter' by Geshe Michael Roach, my basis for recommending this book,yes it's good but more importantly unique and provides a mystical approach to life which is far more enjoyable than a practical or logical approach to life.

  4. ...I have not. I've read about Tibetan Buddhism before and do find it intriguing.

  5. 7 Habits of Highly Effective People

  6. The Purpose Driven Life by Rick Warren

  7. Books on the power of the human subconscious, by James K Van Fleet.

    I thought it was going to be New Age nonsense, but was hugely surprised.

  8. Livermore`s favorite (Extraordinary Popular Delusions and the Madness of Crowds) is still a great reading for a contrarian...

    I don`t have a great appreciation for technical books but think "Value in Time" by Pascal Vilain has the right idea bout analyzing particular stocks and Institutional behaviour (not really thinking is useful for futures where Speculators follow different "rules" -all thid IMO ofc)...

    "Hagakure" became a sort of favourite reading after "Ghost Dog: The Way of the Samurai" they say, way better than the movie LOL

    I didn`t post before but want to thank this generous space where you share your ideas, a place that I usually check on daily basis -maybe the only one.

    Anon :)

  9. Yes, Anon. I have been delighted by others' willingness to share some of their best recommendations. I will be sure to read them all in due time.

    Good to hear from you.

  10. I'd like to recommend my own book, Reframing Change: How to deal with workplace dynamics, influence others, and bring people together to initiate positive change, published by Praeger. It has 5 star rating on

    I wrote the book with self-help in mind. People often want to improve their work lives and how they work with others, particularly different others. They get upset with others and don't know what to do with all that raw emotion. They see changes they want to make in the organization and wonder how to start.

    The book is written in story form, with each chapter giving a different story to follow that illustrates the principles discussed.

    The principles of the book are well researched, and the research notes are offset in the text so that the reader may read them or skip them as you follow along with the story. My students and clients tell me the book has been enormously helpful to them and some say life changing (said with all due modesty). I'd love to hear from anyone who reads it.

  11. Maybe a bit unusual and anachronistic but it is a great book about different aspects of life:

    Michel de Montaigne - Essays (Les Essais in French)

  12. Montaigne sounds like a great recommendation. Thank you.

  13. Alice in Wonderland

  14. All books pertaining to self reflection touch on main abstract elements of human psychology. If you know how the human brain works, and how human psychology construct deflates and conflates contingent on certain aspects of life one goes through, you'll find it easy to self reflet and transcend the pulses/vibes you know would reap jauntiness all over your life. To capture the essence of what I mean, I suggest two invaluable books for your review. 1) Thinking, fast and slow / 2) Civilization and its discontent. Once you finish them, please do let me know how it goes. :))

    Yours truly,