The 7 Habits of Highly Effective People

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Ask HN: What three books impacted your career the most?

quantum_nerd: Taught me how to be more productive and simplify thinking about productivity. One of the books I re-read every year.

Ask HN: What book impacted your life the most and how?

nanospeck: I listened to the audio book and it was really an eye-opener. It changed my perspective on people and personality a lot. Highly recommended.

Ask HN: Non-tech books that have helped you grow professionally?

emptybits: When more sophisticated or trendy approaches to effectiveness reach their limits, you can't go wrong falling back on "Begin with the end in mind", "Sharpen the saw", classifying activities into the Four Quadrants, etc.

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Ask HN: Are there any books that inspire or highly influence the way you work?

devilsavocado: It's one of the best selling books of all time for good reason. It's much more than tips and tricks for getting work done.

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Ask HN: Which books do you wish you'd read earlier in life?

WheelsAtLarge: People put it down because the advice seems to be common sense but it's only common sense if you know it but not everyone knows it.

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Ask HN: Which books have made you introspect?

justinhj: It’s short and to the point and very practical.

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

hammock: Not so much the habits themselves, but rather the ideas presented. Specifically: principle-centered life, character ethic vs. personality ethic, circle of concern and circle of influence, etc.

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Ask HN: Favorite Nonfiction Books of 2019?

janvdberg: I reread this after a long time and it still holds up!

Ask HN: Best books you read in the past decade?

gpanders: ...before reading it I had kind of brushed it off as just another wishy-washy self help book, but it exceeded all expectations. However, what I took away from it was nothing about productivity, but rather how to live a good life. ...

raamdev: Because it greatly contributed to my mental framework for how to be productive...