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What is the 1 book you would suggest everyone reads in their lifetime?

I'm making it a personal goal to read for 30 minutes daily again, and am looking for some quality material. Anything related to science, technology, or woman's history are very interesting to me. #college #engineering #science #technology #tech #women-in-tech #reading #women-in-engineering #books

Thank you comment icon great question!!! Desiree Giler Mann
Thank you comment icon Here is a link that might help you to chose one - https://www.forbes.com/sites/carolinecastrillon/2019/06/04/top-10-books-every-women-should-read-to-feel-inspired/?sh=12a62dfc4911 Puneet Kumar

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Daniela’s Answer

Hi Maria,


You can read:


Emotional Intelligence, by Daniel Goleman


"Everyone knows that high IQ is no guarantee of success, happiness, or virtue, but until Emotional Intelligence, we could only guess why. Daniel Goleman's brilliant report from the frontiers of psychology and neuroscience offers startling new insight into our "two minds"—the rational and the emotional—and how they together shape our destiny.


Through vivid examples, Goleman delineates the five crucial skills of emotional intelligence, and shows how they determine our success in relationships, work, and even our physical well-being. What emerges is an entirely new way to talk about being smart.


The best news is that "emotional literacy" is not fixed early in life. Every parent, every teacher, every business leader, and everyone interested in a more civil society, has a stake in this compelling vision of human possibility".


https://www.amazon.com/Emotional-Intelligence-Matter-More-Than/dp/055338371X


Best!

Thank you comment icon Daniela, thank you! Evan
Thank you comment icon I would recommend reading Rich Dad Poor Dad. It has great information about managing finance and is great for improving financial literacy Mohit
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Lisa’s Answer

Here are two of my faves, that are simple and easy reading but oh so effective.

1. Who Moved my Cheese - Deals with change
2. Fish! - How to bring energy, passion, and a positive attitude to the job every day
Thank you comment icon I'm excited to put your great advice to good use! Evan
Thank you comment icon Lisa, great advice! I too like "Who Moved my Cheese" by Dr. Spencer Johnson. • • https://www.amazon.com/dp/B004NBZFWA/ref=dp-kindle-redirect?_encoding=UTF8&btkr=1 Sheila Jordan
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Sevana’s Answer

12 Rules for Life by Jordan B. Peterson.
It's categorized as a self help book, but it's a lot more than that. Jordan Peterson is a clinical psychologist, who speaks from a lot of real life experience of dealing with people, he also has a profound understanding of the nature of reality it its most true sense. This book provides valuable insight into how move forward in life and have meaning and motivation, despite all the hardship and tragedy that is the default of our existance.

Another great book (read for pleasure) is The Pillars of the Earth by Ken Follett, a historical novel taking place in 12th century that you will be hooked on so quickly. It has suspense, action, and romance, but it also is a lot of history.
Thank you comment icon I appreciate this, thank you for the advice. Evan
Thank you comment icon Jordan Peterson's Podcast is also wonderful. It goes through the rules and is pretty inspiring. His whole aim is to encourage people to stand up and Act in the world. We are all responsible for the world we live in. So go do something about it if you don't like it. Robert Walz
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Lee’s Answer

Without question, The War of Art: Winning the Inner Creative Battle.

As a young person, you'll need to develop an inner dialogue that inspires your creative confidence. The War of Art refers to this as "Resistance".

Creativity and collaborative problem solving is a future skill.


Additionally, it's very hard to know the best way to seek success and how it should be defined for you.

Thankfully we can externally source wisdom and cheat the learning curve by taking time to invest in reflection.

This book will give you the energy and belief of a Tony Robbins event in the comfort of your home.

I wish you more than luck!

Lee recommends the following next steps:

https://www.amazon.com/War-Art-Winning-Creative-Battle/dp/1590710037/ref=tmm_hrd_swatch_0?_encoding=UTF8&qid=&sr=
Thank you comment icon This was super helpful, thank you! Evan
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Amy (Scheffer)’s Answer

Lean In - Women, Work and the Will to Lead by Sheryl Sandberg

This book is a must-read for any female profession in the corporate world. Enjoy!

Amy

Thank you comment icon Thank you for the advice. Evan
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Rajesh’s Answer

There is really no single book that one can recommend reading as a book that is suitable for you will depend on your personal situation, age, stage of life and other factors. In general, considering your young age, books on personal finance, career management and building skills that will help you in your life will be more suitable.

If I do have to suggest one book, it will be Stephen Covey's "Seven Habits of Highly Effective People". You may have heard that winning is a habit, not just luck (if you want to win again and again). The basic habits referred to in this book, if inculcated properly, will help you in all walks of life, including your career. Think of this book as a foundation to whatever you may do later. Remember, it is just my advice so take it what you paid for it! Good luck!!
Thank you comment icon Thanks for your encouragement! Evan
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Mohammad’s Answer

I would suggest that everybody should read "When Breath Becomes Air." It is a book about a thriving Stanford Neurosurgeon who get's diagnosed with cancer. It teaches you a lot about how best to deal with hardships and how to overcome adversity head on.

Thank you comment icon Thanks, can't wait to put this advice into action! Evan
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Rachel’s Answer

Becoming by Michelle Obama

This is a very moving memoir detailing Michelle's upbringing and her life with Barack Obama. While it was very interesting to read about her life, it also broken down various processes about campaigning that I didn't know before. One chapter brought me to tears, just saying, good read!
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Jasanpreet Kaur’s Answer

The Secret by Rhonda Byrne - It is an eye opener.
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Ryan’s Answer

Hi Maria,

"Autobiography of a Yogi" is a spiritual classic written by Paramahansa Yogananda that tells the story of his life and spiritual journey. While the book is primarily a spiritual autobiography, it can also be viewed as a beautiful love story.

It's a beautiful love story because it is a testament to the power of love and devotion in our lives. It shows us that when we have love in our hearts, we can overcome any obstacle and achieve our greatest potential.
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Chirayu’s Answer

"The Intelligent Investor" by Benjamin Graham is considered a classic in the field of value investing and personal finance. It provides timeless principles and practical advice on investing and managing one's finances, making it a valuable resource for people of all ages and investment levels. The book emphasizes the importance of long-term planning, disciplined decision-making, and avoiding common investment pitfalls, all of which can help individuals make better financial decisions and achieve their financial goals.
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Glenda’s Answer

Eckhart Tolle - The Power of Now!
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Tobias’s Answer

This book isn't directly related to the topics you mentioned, but the most impactful book I've read in my life has been Loving Kindness by Sharon Salzberg. It talks about loving kindness meditation. In my opinion, you don't have to be interested in meditation or the things that go along with it to get value out of this book as it first deals with the act of being kind to yourself, and that's something that nearly everyone can benefit from.

Almost everyone I've encountered in my life is happy to support others and is ready to forgive or see the positives in their actions, but when it comes to their own actions or circumstances they can be harsh on themselves. Be kind to yourself.
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Akshama’s Answer

I would suggest reading 'How to win friends and influence people' by Dale Carnegie.

If you're from a Computer Science background, do read Cormen's book on Algorithms, it's marvelous.

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Aaron’s Answer

Give and Take: Why Helping Others Drives Our Success by Adam Grant.
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