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James Altucher

12 Books recommended by the entrepreneur, bestselling author and podcaster James Altucher
12 books | Curated by Blinkist
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Loving What Is
Byron Katie

Loving What Is (2002) explains how you can conquer depression through a groundbreaking practice called “The Work” that helps you address, analyze and ultimately overcome problems to reach happiness and inner peace.

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Antifragile
Nicholas Nassim Taleb

Some things seem to improve if they are placed in environments of volatility and unpredictability. Antifragile analyzes why this is the case. It suggests that this quality has been vital for the progress of human civilization since ancient times.

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470
Meet Your Happy Chemicals
Loretta Graziano Breuning

Meet Your Happy Chemicals (2012) provides a detailed introduction to the four chemicals responsible for our happiness: dopamine, serotonin, endorphin and oxytocin. The book explores the mechanics of what makes us happy and why, as well as why some bad things make us fee...

470
Choose Yourself
James Altucher

Author James Altucher explains that after the 2008 global economic crisis, you can’t wait to be chosen; you have to Choose Yourself. This means you have to take full responsibility for your own success and happiness by reclaiming control of your aspirations and...

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Freakonomics
Steven D. Levitt and Stephen J. Dubner

Freakonomics applies rational economic analysis to everyday situations, from online dating to buying a house. The book reveals why the way we make decisions is often irrational, why conventional wisdom is frequently wrong, and how and why we are incentivized to do what ...

470
David and Goliath
Malcolm Gladwell

David and Goliath shares myriad stories of underdogs who won out against all the odds. Throwing out our traditional ideas of what it takes to be a success, it offers unconventional views on subjects such as the downsides to privilege, the benefits of learning difficulti...

470
The Untethered Soul
Michael A. Singer

The Untethered Soul is all about you: your feelings, thoughts and consciousness. By drawing on different spiritual practices, this book explains how you can navigate your own mind, get in touch with yourself and become your own master, to ultimately achieve enlightenmen...

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Give and Take
Adam Grant

Give and Take offers a breath of fresh air to traditional theories of what it takes to be successful. Backed by ground-breaking research, Give and Take demonstrates how giving more to others, rather than competing against them, may be the secret to profound suc...

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10% Happier
Dan Harris

10% Happier demystifies the ancient art of meditation by explaining recent, cutting-edge scientific research into how meditation affects your body and mind. Importantly, it shows you just how valuable meditation can be in coping with the chaos and stress of modern life....

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Mastery
Robert Greene

Mastery is a #1 New York Times bestseller. In it, author Robert Greene argues and illustrates that everybody can achieve mastery of a skill or field if they just follow the established steps of historical and present-day masters. Based on interviews and studies of some ...

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The Power of No
James Altucher and Claudia Azula Altucher

The Power of No (2014) offers a holistic, intuitive approach towards health, abundance and happiness: Say no to the things that are causing you harm and slowing you down so that you have the energy to say yes to the things that you find uplifting.

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Zero to One
Peter Thiel with Blake Masters

Zero to One explores how companies can better predict the future and take action to ensure that their startup is a success. The author enlivens the book’s key takeaways with his own personal experiences.

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