List of 25 self improvement books to read before turning 25

  List of 25 self improvement books to read before turning 25

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Title: Whatcha Gonna Do with That Duck?: And Other Provocations, 2006-2012

“We’re surrounded by people who are busy getting their ducks in a row, waiting for just the right moment. . . . Getting your ducks in a row is a fine thing to do. But deciding what you are going to do with that duck is a far more important issue.” —From the blog post "Whatcha Gonna Do with That Duck?";
Seth Godin is famous for bestselling books such as Purple Cow and cool entrepreneurial ventures such as Squidoo and the Domino Project. But to millions of loyal readers, he’s best known for the daily burst of insight he provides every morning, rain or shine, via Seth’s Blog. Since he started blogging in the early 1990s, he has written more than two million words and shaped the way we think about marketing, leadership, careers, inno­vation, creativity, and more. Much of his writing is inspirational and some is incendiary.   Collected here are six years of his best, most entertaining, and most poignant blog posts, plus a few bonus ebooks. From thoughts on how to treat your customers to telling stories and spreading ideas, Godin pushes us to think smarter, dream bigger, write better, and speak more honestly. Highlights include:

  • A marketing lesson from the Apocalypse
  • No, everything is not going to be okay
  • Organized bravery
  • Choose your customers, choose your future
  • Paying attention to the attention economy
  • Bandits and philanthropists
  Godin writes to get under our skin. He wants us to stand up and do something remarkable, outside the standards of the industrial system that raised us.   Made for dipping into again and again, Whatcha Gonna Do with That Duck? is a classic for fans both old and new.
Author(s): Seth Godin
ISBN 13: 9781591846093
Pages: 608
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Title: Fooled By Randomness

Contends that randomness and probability have a large impact on life, claims that people regularly fail to recognize that role, and tells how to differentiate between randomness in general and the financial markets in particular.
Author(s): Nassim Taleb
ISBN 13: 9780812975215
Pages: 316
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Title: The 48 Laws of Power

Amoral, cunning, ruthless, and instructive, this piercing work by the bestselling author of The 33 Strategies of War and Mastery distills 3,000 years of the history of power in to 48 well-explicated laws

As attention-grabbing in its design as it is in its content, this bold volume outlines the laws of power in their unvarnished essence, synthesizing the philosophies of Machiavelli, Sun-tzu, Carl von Clausewitz, and other great thinkers. Some laws teach the need for prudence ("Law 1: Never Outshine the Master"), the virtue of stealth ("Law 3: Conceal Your Intentions"), and many demand the total absence of mercy ("Law 15: Crush Your Enemy Totally"), but like it or not, all have applications in real life. Illustrated through the tactics of Queen Elizabeth I, Henry Kissinger, P. T. Barnum, and other famous figures who have wielded—or been victimized by—power, these laws will fascinate any reader interested in gaining, observing, or defending against ultimate control.

Also look out for Robert Greene's latest book, Mastery, and discover just what it takes to be great.

Author(s): Robert Greene
ISBN 13: 9780140280197
Pages: 480
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Title: The 7 Habits of Highly Effective People

In The 7 Habits of Highly Effective People, author Stephen R. Covey presents a holistic, integrated, principle-centered approach for solving personal and professional problems. With penetrating insights and pointed anecdotes, Covey reveals a step-by-step pathway for living with fairness, integrity, service, and human dignity--principles that give us the security to adapt to change and the wisdom and power to take advantage of the opportunities that change creates.
Author(s): Stephen R. Covey
ISBN 13: 9780743269513
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Title: The Psychedelic Explorers Guide

In this guide to the immediate and long-term effects of psychedelic use for spiritual (high dose), therapeutic (moderate dose), and problem-solving (low dose) purposes, Fadiman outlines best practices for safe, sacred entheogenic voyages ...
Author(s): James Fadiman
ISBN 13: 9781594774027
Pages: 352
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Title: Eat That Frog!: 21 Great Ways to Stop Procrastinating and Get More Done In Less Time

The legendary Eat That Frog! (more than 1.5 million copies sold worldwide and translated into 42 languages) will change your life. There just isn't enough time for everything on our "To Do" list and there never will be. Successful people don't try to do everything. They learn to focus on the most important tasks and make sure they get done. There's an old saying that if the first thing you do each morning is to eat a live frog, you'll have the satisfaction of knowing that it's probably the worst thing you'll do all day. Using "eat that frog" as a metaphor for tackling the most challenging task of your day the one you are most likely to procrastinate on, but also probably the one that can have the greatest positive impact on your life Eat That Frog! shows you how to zero in on these critical tasks and organize your day. You'll not only get more done faster, but get the right things done.
Author(s): Brian Tracy
ISBN 13: 9781576754221
Pages: 128
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Title: Think and Grow Rich - 1937 Original Masterpiece

Think and Grow Rich is Napoleon Hill's newest book, based upon his famous LAW OF SUCCESS philosophy. His work and writings have been praised by great leaders in finance, education, politics, and government.
Author(s): Napoleon Hill
ISBN 13: 9781939438270
Pages: 180
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Title: The Attention Revolution

Citing the benefits of meditation as a means of improving and honing concentration skills, the author of Tibetan Buddhism from the Ground Up is aimed at contemporary readers and offers advice on how to address the challenges of today's ...
Author(s): B. Alan Wallace;Daniel Goleman
ISBN 13: 9780861712762
Pages: 200
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Title: The Paleo Manifesto

Combining science, culture, anthropology, and philosophy, explains how to stay healthy and live with purpose in the modern world by returning to the way humanity's hunter-gatherer ancestors ate, moved, and lived in the wild.
Author(s): John Durant
ISBN 13: 9780307889171
Pages: 359
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Title: Mindsight: The New Science of Personal Transformation

This groundbreaking book, from one of the global innovators in the integration of brain science with psychotherapy, offers an extraordinary guide to the practice of "mindsight," the potent skill that is the basis for both emotional and social intelligence. From anxiety to depression and feelings of shame and inadequacy, from mood swings to addictions, OCD, and traumatic memories, most of us have a mental "trap" that causes recurring conflict in our lives and relationships. Daniel J. Siegel, M.D., a clinical professor of psychiatry at the UCLA School of Medicine and codirector of the UCLA Mindful Awareness Research Center, shows us how to use mindsight to escape these traps. Through his synthesis of a broad range of scientific research with applications to everyday life, Dr. Siegel has developed novel approaches that have helped hundreds of patients free themselves from obstacles blocking their happiness. By cultivating mindsight, all of us can effect positive, lasting changes in our brains-and our lives. A book as inspiring as it is profound, Mindsight can help us master our emotions, heal our relationships, and reach our fullest potential.

Author(s): Daniel J. Siegel
ISBN 13: 9780553386394
Pages: 336
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Title: How to Win Friends and Influence People

You can go after the job you want...and get it! You can take the job you have...and improve it! You can take any situation you're in...and make it work for you!

For over 50 years the rock-solid, time-tested advice in this book has carried thousands of now famous people up the ladder of success in their business and personal lives.

Now this phenomenal book has been revised and updated to help readers achieve their maximum potential in the complex and competitive 90s!

Learn:
  • The six ways to make people like you
  • The twelve ways to win people to your way of thinking
  • The nine ways to change people without arousing resentment
and much, much more!
Author(s): Dale Carnegie
ISBN 13: 9781439167342
Pages: 320
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Title: Feeling Good: The New Mood Therapy

The good news is that anxiety, guilt, pessimism, procrastination, low self-esteem, and other 'black holes? of depression can be cured without drugs. In Feeling Good, eminent psychiatrist David D. Burns, M.D. outlines the remarkable, scientifically proven techniques that will immediately lift your spirits and help you develop a positive outlook on life.

Now, in this updated edition, Dr Burns adds an all-new Consumer's Guide To Antidepressant Drugs, as well as a new introduction to help answer your questions about the many options available for treating depression.

Recognise what causes your mood swings.

Nip negative feelings in the bud.

Deal with guilt.

Handle hostility and criticism.

Overcome addiction to love and approval.

Build self-esteem.

Feel good everyday.

Author(s): David D. Burns
ISBN 13: 9780380731763
Pages: 736
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Title: Psycho-cybernetics

"The original text that defined the mind/body connection the concept that paved the way for most of today's personal empowerment programs.
Author(s): Maxwell Maltz
ISBN 13: 9780879801274
Pages: 256
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Title: Perfect Health Diet

In a book drawn from five years of rigorous research, husband-and-wife scientists explain how anyone can regain health and lose weight by optimizing nutrition, detoxifying the diet and supporting healthy immune function.
Author(s): Paul Jaminet;Shou-Ching Jaminet
ISBN 13: 9781451699142
Pages: 428
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Title: Thinking, Fast and Slow

In the international bestseller, Thinking, Fast and Slow, Daniel Kahneman, the renowned psychologist and winner of the Nobel Prize in Economics, takes us on a groundbreaking tour of the mind and explains the two systems that drive the way we think. System 1 is fast, intuitive, and emotional; System 2 is slower, more deliberative, and more logical. The impact of overconfidence on corporate strategies, the difficulties of predicting what will make us happy in the future, the profound effect of cognitive biases on everything from playing the stock market to planning our next vacation―each of these can be understood only by knowing how the two systems shape our judgments and decisions. Engaging the reader in a lively conversation about how we think, Kahneman reveals where we can and cannot trust our intuitions and how we can tap into the benefits of slow thinking. He offers practical and enlightening insights into how choices are made in both our business and our personal lives―and how we can use different techniques to guard against the mental glitches that often get us into trouble. Winner of the National Academy of Sciences Best Book Award and the Los Angeles Times Book Prize and selected by The New York Times Book Review as one of the ten best books of 2011, Thinking, Fast and Slow is destined to be a classic.
Author(s): Daniel Kahneman
ISBN 13: 9780374275631
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Title: An Astronaut's Guide to Life on Earth: What Going to Space Taught Me About Ingenuity, Determination, and Being Prepared for Anything

Colonel Chris Hadfield has spent decades training as an astronaut and has logged nearly 4000 hours in space. During this time he has broken into a Space Station with a Swiss army knife, disposed of a live snake while piloting a plane, and been temporarily blinded while clinging to the exterior of an orbiting spacecraft. The secret to Col. Hadfield's success-and survival-is an unconventional philosophy he learned at NASA: prepare for the worst-and enjoy every moment of it.
Author(s): Chris Hadfield
ISBN 13: 9780316253017
Pages: 304
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Title: Failing Forward

Chock full of action suggestions and real-life stories, "Failing Forward" is a strategic guide that will help men and women move beyond mistakes to fulfill their potential and achieve success.
Author(s): John C. Maxwell
ISBN 13: 9780785288572
Pages: 209
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Title: The Power of Now: A Guide to Spiritual Enlightenment

Eckhart Tolle is emerging as one of today's most inspiring teachers. In The Power of Now, a #1 national bestseller, the author describes his transition from despair to self-realization soon after his 29th birthday. Tolle took another ten years to understand this transformation, during which time he evolved a philosophy that has parallels in Buddhism, relaxation techniques, and meditation theory but is also eminently practical. In The Power of Now he shows readers how to recognize themselves as the creators of their own pain, and how to have a pain-free existence by living fully in the present. Accessing the deepest self, the true self, can be learned, he says, by freeing ourselves from the conflicting, unreasonable demands of the mind and living present, fully, and intensely, in the Now.
Author(s): Eckhart Tolle
ISBN 13: 9781577314806
Pages: 235
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Title: The last lecture

The author, a computer science professor diagnosed with terminal cancer, explores his life, the lessons that he has learned, how he has worked to achieve his childhood dreams, and the effect of his diagnosis on him and his family.
Author(s): Randy Pausch;Jeffrey Zaslow
ISBN 13: 9781401323257
Pages: 206
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Title: Daring Greatly: How the Courage to Be Vulnerable Transforms the Way We Live, Love, Parent, and Lead

Researcher and thought leader Dr. Brené Brown offers a powerful new vision that encourages us to dare greatly: to embrace vulnerability and imperfection, to live wholeheartedly, and to courageously engage in our lives.

“It is not the critic who counts; not the man who points out how the strong man stumbles, or where the doer of deeds could have done them better. The credit belongs to the man who is actually in the arena, whose face is marred by dust and sweat and blood; who strives valiantly; . . . who at best knows in the end the triumph of high achievement, and who at worst, if he fails, at least fails while daring greatly.” —Theodore Roosevelt

Every day we experience the uncertainty, risks, and emotional exposure that define what it means to be vulnerable, or to dare greatly. Whether the arena is a new relationship, an important meeting, our creative process, or a difficult family conversation, we must find the courage to walk into vulnerability and engage with our whole hearts.

In Daring Greatly, Dr. Brown challenges everything we think we know about vulnerability. Based on twelve years of research, she argues that vulnerability is not weakness, but rather our clearest path to courage, engagement, and meaningful connection. The book that Dr. Brown’s many fans have been waiting for, Daring Greatly will spark a new spirit of truth—and trust—in our organizations, families, schools, and communities.

Winner of the 2012 Books for a Better Life Award for Motivational

Author(s): Brene Brown
ISBN 13: 9781592407330
Pages: 256
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Title: The Demon-haunted World

Reveals the dangers associated with widespread scientific ignorance, and explains how scientific thought has served to overcome prejudice and hysteria Casting a wide net through history and culture, Sagan examines and authoritatively ...
Author(s): Carl Sagan
ISBN 13: 9780345409461
Pages: 457
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Title: Philosophy for Life

This is philosophy for the street, for the workplace, for the battlefield, for love, for life.
Author(s): Jules Evans
ISBN 13: 9781846043208
Pages: 292
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Title: Mans Search For Meaning

A prominent Viennese psychiatrist recounts his experiences in a Nazi concentration camp that led to the development of his existentialist approach to psychotherapy
Author(s): Viktor E. Frankl
ISBN 13: 9780671023379
Pages: 221
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Title: Love Yourself Like Your Life Depends On It

Afterwards, people came up individually and told me how much what I'd shared meant to them. This book is based on the truth I spoke about. It's something I learned from within myself, something I believed saved me.
Author(s): Kamal Ravikant
ISBN 13: 9781478121732
Pages: 32
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