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December 30th, 2005, 11:02 am

Depends what kind of change you are looking for. I would suggest the following: Losing My Virginity: The Autobiography of Richard Branson is inspirational from a business senseCatch-22 (Joseph Heller) is good as I can identify with many of the situationsMidnights Children (Salman Rushdie) is a good bookA Book of Five Rings (Miyamoto Musashi) as a guide to life.
 
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December 30th, 2005, 2:16 pm

QuoteOriginally posted by: playerI started this post since I'm worn out with work and I need some light stimulus at the moment..something not related to finance/maths or computing and something inspirational to keep me going....Ok, this is kind of about finance and probably not inspirational and you may have already read it, but it is light and has some gut laugh moments. - Michael Lewis 's "Liar's Poker"
 
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December 30th, 2005, 4:09 pm

TJ I liked you suggestion ..Most of the others I've read (1984)....or dont want to read (Catch 22).....I tempted to read Ugly American..any one read it??
 
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December 30th, 2005, 4:49 pm

I'm pretty sure you read that one, and maybe it's a bit of a classic, but what about the alchimist, or any coelho's book, try it's eleven minutes , weel mainly all his books are very, they make wonder about some stuff you never tought about or never gave any importance to. I read almost all of his books Try the river piedra (some stuff, can't remember), I found that it's the best HTH
 
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December 30th, 2005, 5:24 pm

yep just found the nameBy the River Piedra, I Sat Down and Wept
 
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December 30th, 2005, 5:30 pm

QuoteOriginally posted by: playerTJ I liked you suggestion ..Most of the others I've read (1984)....or dont want to read (Catch 22).....I tempted to read Ugly American..any one read it??Man, beaten by a self help book. Ok last try, forget the book go with a dvd "The Blue Planet" by David Attenborough.
 
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January 2nd, 2006, 3:17 pm

I think it is worthwhile for most people to read first "Atlas Shrugged" by Ayn Rand and then "Interview With History" (particularly the introduction) by Oriana Falacci.
 
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May 18th, 2014, 12:20 am

QuoteOriginally posted by: DominicConnoranyone suggest a good book to read....Something that changed your life/your perspective on life and no finance/maths book pleaseBooks that change your persepective of course need to be read at the right point in life. I can trace lots of my views to Heinlein's "The Moon is a Harsh Mistress".Not sure it's a good book to read as one gets older though.Yeah, there are few sci-fi authors who don't seem mentally retarded. John Varley's Golden Globe (also Hugo award, afair) is quite similar to Heinlein's idea in The Moon ...And here is some more opportunity to changing your life perspective.QuoteOriginally posted by: MarsdenI think it is worthwhile for most people to read first "Atlas Shrugged" by Ayn Rand and then "Interview With History" (particularly the introduction) by Oriana Falacci.a
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February 24th, 2015, 3:36 pm

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