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Ask HN: Which book have you re-read recently?

visakanv: First read it when it came out in 2012, and I was still unmarried and unemployed. Interesting to re-read it now that I'm married and have been working for 4+ years.

Ask HN: Which non-technology book has influenced you the most and why?

tyurok: He puts into words concepts of life so close to us yet so foreign sounding that makes us rethink everything in our lives.

Ask HN: What books have made the biggest impact on your mental models?

psadri: Way to think about situations in terms of upside/downside exposure

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Ask HN: Which books have made you introspect?

albertkoz: This book made me rethink a lot of the things in my life.

miketek11: Only book I've gone back to re-read as soon as I've finished.

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Ask HN: What are your favorite non-fiction books of all time?

EngineerBetter: Has implications that I find impact very disparate areas. It's hard work in places though.

Ask HN: Books you read in 2018?

goo: This book has informed many decisions I have made recently. It is insightful, entertaining, and in its concern for human choices manages to send a beautiful message about nature and reality.

protomok: My favorite for 2018 I particularly enjoyed the discussion of asymmetry and the implications for investing but also for systems in general.

Ask HN: What books changed the way you think about almost everything?

superpermutat0r: I realized that my bad relationships are mostly the result of my lack of skin in the game. That indifference is not an advantage but that it is paralyzing. ...

jackconnor: This book was incredible, I did not know this powerful concept of "systems that get stronger through use" existed before reading this book.

shookla: All said and done I feel like it's made me look at and evaluate a lot more possibilities at all important junctions in my life (if not all junctions). It's helped me channelise my mind better to understand signals I care about in an otherwise extremely noisy world. It's also made me a stronger individual being able to do more for people and look at things sometimes as just a series of outcomes, and making everyday life and outcomes more tolerable for me emotionally as well.

kkwteh: Antifragile has changed the way I've thought about many things. A couple key concepts in the book are like lenses that gave me entirely new ways of viewing the world.

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Ask HN: What book changed your life in 2019?

jurgenwerk: Man, reading this book really put a fire under my ass. I realized how much more I could be getting out of life by pursuing optionality and using the barbell strategy.

Ask HN: What book changed your life in 2014?

vkb: It has given me a whole new framework with which to think about the world. He is consistently one of the only "modern thinkers" that I trust, and who delivers no b.s.

vojant: This book change my ways of thinking about life.