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Inspirational books?

Rohit Nath
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Hi,
I am fond of reading inspirational books.
My favourite one is "Johnathan Livingston Seagul" by Richar Bach.
I also have read his "Illusions" book as well.
Could you recomend me some similar inspirational books which I can read in my spare time?

Thanks in Advance!


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Anoushka Sharma
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The Monk Who Sold His Ferrari by Robin Sharma

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Who Will Cry When You Die

Also in pipeline are Winning by Jack Welsh and Stephen Covey's 7 habits.
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The Power Of Positive Thinking
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Rohit Nath
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"The Monk Who Sold His Ferrari" and "The Alchemist" seems interesting!
I personally prefer them with good story line.
Now I am trying to decide which one should I go for first?
Have to checkout at nearest Crossword!
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"Seven Habits of Highly Effective People" by Stephen Covey can change your completely thinking and attitude if followed seriously .


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santhoshkumar samala
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any online books in this category?


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John Smith
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"Effective Java" by Joshua Bloch.
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Code Complete 2 by Steve McConnell
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Dave Lenton
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Originally posted by Rohit Nath:
My favourite one is "Johnathan Livingston Seagul" by Richar Bach.
Absolutely, a very positive book. I haven't read it for years, but I recently found it in a sale in a book shop and am very much looking forwards to getting back to it.

I find parts of Marcus Aurelius's Mediations an inspirational book, although the outlook can be depressing at times. Reading it I find myself wishing he would cheer up a bit! The ethics in it are good, but it feels a bit too emotionally defensive at times to make it as great as it could be.

Stephen Hawking's A Brief History Of Time is absolutely incredible. I've never read a book which has so much blown away things which I've previously thought, but even better then that is the enthusiasm for the subject all the way through it. It's hard to read it and not be excited about the subject!


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Ulf Dittmer
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Not really inspirational, but these books broadened my outlook:

"The Man Who Mistook His Wife For A Hat" by Oliver Sacks

"Guns, Germs and Steel" and "Collapse" by Jared Diamond

"Being Digital" by Nicholas Negroponte

"Gödel, Escher, Bach" by Douglas R. Hofstadter


Originally posted by Dave Lenton:
Stephen Hawking's A Brief History Of Time is absolutely incredible.


It's a fascinating read, but I got discouraged later on in the book when a lot of phenomenons were explained by saying "well, if it weren't that way, then we wouldn't be here to witness them".


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Manish Hatwalne
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Reading SUMO (Shut Up, Move On) by Paul McGee these days and like it very much.

"Notes to myself" remains one of my favorites besides Richard Bach ones.

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Dave Lenton
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Originally posted by Ulf Dittmer:
It's a fascinating read, but I got discouraged later on in the book when a lot of phenomenons were explained by saying "well, if it weren't that way, then we wouldn't be here to witness them".
I think this idea makes sense if we assume that there are multiple parallel universes all with different laws of physics. This is a big if though, and a huge leap of reasoning with no proof at all that it may be true.

What really impressed me about the book was the way it set off little light bulbs in my head. Several times I would suddenly say "aha!" and something previously confusing would come a bit more understandable.
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I think Map took too much viagra




Isn't that harmful to women? If they take it, do they grow an extra appendage?

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