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Asked by Cedric Jamie Soh

Asked on 23 Sep 2019

What book you have read that changed your life?

I have read many books, and many books have contributed to what I am now. The one book that I followed its suggestions and changed my life drastically is "How to fail at almost everything and still win big" by Scott Adams.

What's yours?

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Junus Eu
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Updated on 24 Sep 2019

Not super popular, but Die Empty by Todd Henry.

The book stems from his first book, the Accidental Creative, where a friend asked this question: "What do you think is the most valuable land in the world?"

Several people threw out guesses, such as Manhattan, the oil fields of the Middle East, and the gold mines of South Africa, before his friend indicated that they were way off track. He paused for a moment, and said, "You're all wrong. The most valuable land in the world is the graveyard. In the graveyard are buried all of the unwritten novels, never-launched businesses, unreconciled relationships, and all of the other things that people thought, 'I'll get around to that tomorrow.' One day, however, their tomorrows ran out." No one charts a course for mediocrity, yet it is still a destination of choice.

and of course, the most shared quote:

“The cost of inaction is vast. Don't go to your grave with your best work inside you. Choose to die empty.” https://www.amazon.com/Die-Empty-Unleash-Your-Every-ebook/dp/B00AEBEWMC

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Walter
Walter
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Answered on 23 Sep 2019

For me, it is Mindset by Carol Dweck

It rekindled my desire to try new things, have a growth mindset and removes all the limiting beliefs that the society or we have set for ourselves over the years.

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Who moved my Cheese? A simple yet thought-provoking book which can apply to many areas of your life.

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Investor Z
Investor Z

24 Sep 2019

I totally agree
Alphonsus
Alphonsus
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Answered 3w ago

The monk who sold his Ferrari.

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Dennis Tan
Dennis Tan
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Answered 3w ago

I enjoyed Tribe of Mentors by Timothy Ferriss where he documents short life advice from successful people around the world.

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Adrian Goh Jun Wei
Adrian Goh Jun Wei, Product at Nodeflair
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Answered 4w ago

Entreneurship

  • The Hard Thing About Hard Things (Ben Horowitz) - Shows the dark side of entreprenurship and running a business

  • The Lean Start-Up (Eric Ries) - Explains how to maximise resources and find the quickest way to validate and grow your business

Personal finance

  • Rich Dad, Poor Dad (Robert Kiyosaki, Sharon Lechter) - Quick and easy guide on the concept of growing wealth

Others

  • Predictably Irrational (Dan Ariely) - Understand how the human works and to more aware of the irrational reasoning of the human minds - help in making better decision

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Mark
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The richest man in Babylon. It changed the way I view money and life.

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Furball
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Rich dad poor dad by Robert Kiyosaki

Radical candor by Kim Scott

Sprint: How to Solve Big Problems and Test New Ideas in Just Five Days by Jake Knapp

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