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      09-15-2020, 12:33 PM   #23
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I finished this recently.
Read The Subtle Art of Not Giving a F*ck last year.....maybe two years ago. I really enjoy his sarcastic way of self-help but not technically self-help mentality.
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I finished this recently.
Now that's a thought - self help books as opposed to my reading fiction and getting lost.

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Thanks, we dodged another bullet down here with Sally so all is good! Hope you are well, I know it's been a rough go the past weeks.
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Read The Subtle Art of Not Giving a F*ck last year.....maybe two years ago. I really enjoy his sarcastic way of self-help but not technically self-help mentality.
Ahhh, I didn't know it was sarcastic. I will look into both. Thanks!
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Now that's a thought - self help books as opposed to my reading fiction and getting lost.
Where's the enjoyment in that????
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Where's the enjoyment in that????
In self help? Or getting lost in fiction? I do enjoy getting lost in fiction, that's why I don't read self help books.
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Yes, just about anything by RC Bray or Tim Gerard Reynolds (Red Rising series minus book 4) really do it for me.

The Bobiverse series and Off to be a Wizard series were also ones I really enjoyed.
The Red Rising Series was also great! We have a similar taste in books it seems! What didn`t you like about book 4?

Will check out Bobiverse and the Off to be a Wizard series after i finish my current book.

If you would like a suggestion, check out NPC by Jeremy Robinson (if you haven`t already)

Somehow confused the Fear Saga with the Carl Saga by Hank Green earlier. I listen too to many books. Fear Saga was very good and I want me a Skalm

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Where's the enjoyment in that????
Sir, when yourself is myself......you....../I need all the help you/I/me/we can get. It's not "fun" but being stupid means needing to be tough. I don't have time for either these days.
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Sir, when yourself is myself......you....../I need all the help you/I/me/we can get. It's not "fun" but being stupid means needing to be tough. I don't have time for either these days.
I thought my 3-yo nephew went home, and we don't have to worry about all this you=me, me=you, and them darn cowboys riding bulls.
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I've been reading Lee Childs Reacher series for years. The early ones were really good. There were two or three a few years ago I just couldn't get into and never finished. He's back though. I enjoyed his most recent ones. I read so much I honestly don't remember if Night School was one of the good ones. I hope it was.

I can't seem to grasp how they cast Tom Cruise at Reacher in the movie

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The Red Rising Series was also great! We have a similar taste in books it seems! What didn`t you like about book 4?

Will check out Bobiverse and the Off to be a Wizard series after i finish my current book.

If you would like a suggestion, check out NPC by Jeremy Robinson (if you haven`t already)

Somehow confused the Fear Saga with the Carl Saga by Hank Green earlier. I listen too to many books. Fear Saga was very good and I want me a Skalm
The voice change up in book 4 was more than I could handle. The woman's voice was unbearable for me. I will check out NPC as that is not one of the ones I have listened to. The last one I would recommend is the Hell Divers series. I started listening after I found out the author was a kid that graduated in my class, but being narrated by RC Bray didn't hurt either.
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I like the Davinci Code. I think this is a really good Thriller and is good if you like a lot of reading because the Book is thick.

I also like The Parfum from Sόskind or Books from Paolo Coelho
Did you read Dan Brown's other books? Angels and Demons was better than the Da Vinci code in my opinion.
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I picked up the next 2 Dune books. 1400+ pages of enjoyment, should last me a week or two. . .
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Thank you cmyx6go

So like I had mentioned in the other thread, I've just started The Art of War, and so far I've been very much interested. Not only through the value in the text, but also for the through the fact that is has furthered my vocabulary (which I believe it quite important in a professional sense - to be well spoken is a great trait). I'm young, but have been fortunate to find myself in a solid position not only within our company, but within our industries technical community. (Not bragging, rather giving background pertaining to my goal to help tailor responses suited to what I am looking for). I deal with both technical related issues as well as the financial side of our operation - typically as follow: Initial Customer Conversation -> Bidding/estimating -> Engineering/Design/technical outreach -> Project/Program Management. My goal would be to find myself in an executive position further down the road which I believe is feasible (with hardwork & perseverance) if I continue down my current path.

I'd say I have solid business sense, but no formal education (yet, I'd like an MBA soon). My goal would be to further that as much as possible prior to seeking formal education in that arena. We are lucky on this forum to be surrounding by some that have been quite successful in their career, and my intention would be to pull from those with the years of experience that I lack.

After that drawn out explanation, finally the questions: What books have you read that have helped further that type of growth? Are there prerequisites to certain reads that you would recommend? Appreciate the help!!
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