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What have been the most impactful books you’ve read?

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Getting to Yes by Roger Fisher. It’s an outcome of the Harvard Negotiation Project and is by far one of the best books on negotiation - not just in work situations but also in everyday life, e.g. when buying something or resolving a domestic conflict. What I love about it is the focus on understanding the underlying interests of both parties and identifying win-win options for both, and the more people that know about these negotiation principles, the smoother the discussion can be

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I hear you. But I still feel that fundamentally, a negotiation is between people - be it over a merger, acquisition, scope changes, SOWs, which restaurant to pick for dinner. An effective key to getting what you want is to also understand the interests of the parties you are negotiating with and identify win-win situations. And, not all wins will be material

Do something *radical* and read something by a Black author.

Toni Morrison's Blue Eyes is a good place to start. It's short. There's also Alice Walker's Possession of Secret Joy. And Jamaica Kincaid's My Brother. All insightful into the Black diaspora of thought and experience.

Poetry by Lang Leav. Love Looks Pretty On You is a great one. You'll cry but who hasn't on fly day?

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Another by Toni Morrison that I thought was very thought provoking was Beloved

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How to win friends and influence people

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Listening to it now

The art of the deal

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Lots of tips on getting away with assault in this one.

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Man's Search for Meaning is a 1946 book by Viktor Frankl chronicling his experiences as a prisoner in Nazi concentration camps during World War II

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I was hoping someone else posted this before I added it. It's not an exaggeration to say that Frankl helped me better understand myself and the human experience.

His account of the Holocaust was also harrowing and nuanced. I think everyone should read this book.

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Quiet (great for all the introverts out there)

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Very true!

The Chinese Food Menu... This four pager is responsible for about 50% of my overweight and heart disease.

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Atlas Shrugged

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Still my favorite 👌🏼

The Fountainhead

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I’m guessing you have little to no idea what Ayn Rand wrote or what the Objectivist movement was about?

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Bible

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1984

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Ey9 totally agree. I reread that back in 2017 and the parallels were scary. From the newspeak to Big Brother. Great book to read 20 years after the first time

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The Subtle Art of Not Giving a Fuck

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Parents just don't get it

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The Silmarillion

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7 habits of highly effective people

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48 Laws of Power

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@OP: it’s a book that makes you understand why people like A9 make needless comment as above. Hope you enjoy it as much as I did

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The next door millionaire

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Invisible Women: exposing data bias in a world designed for men. Eye opening and essential read. Also, The Sixth Extinction. Both non-fiction but that’s my current flavor

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😂😂 sounds about right

Harry Potter

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Mueller report

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Give and Take!!

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