kyoob: Changed the way I think about the rat race, how the rules are agreed upon, what we mean when we think about winners and losers. Gave me a nice framework for dealing with all these roles... read comments

nickbauman: I was utterly, utterly changed by it. It's a new story for humankind. A story with a much bigger potential, a much more hopeful arc, with a future of unlimited potential because it goes beyond... read comments

by Sun Tzu

sudosteph: Helped me understand the power of small effeciencies in large systems and the importance of metagaming. read comments

by Seneca

nexensis: Although it can be read in an hour or two, it completely rewrote the way I approach life – particularly by reframing procrastination and idleness read comments

photon_lines: Great thoughts and advice from Carl Sagan. The last chapter had a profound effect on the way I think of the US constitution read comments

Nevermark: It lays out the inevitable power dynamics behind any political system, democratic, autocratic or corporate. The rules for the players are the same, despite different terrain. If anyone thinks politics... read comments

mindcrime: One of the most inspirational stories I've ever read. A strong reminder to remain true to yourself in the face of all sorts of challenges and adversity. read comments

by Lao Tzu

hoorayimhelping: I loved this book. It really helped me understand the power and effectiveness of OO design when used correctly. read comments

briga: The sheer breadth of the ideas covered in this book is breathtaking, and there are some truly mind-bending ideas explored in this book. If you're looking for a good general science book I highly... read comments

magic_beans: The Bhagavad Gita continues to challenge my notion of truth, self, and the path to happiness. read comments

rayalez: Amazing introduction into stoic philosophy, by Ryan Holiday (author of Trust me I'm lying). He summarized everything I wanted to learn about the subject, and explained it extremely well... read comments

eggsbenedict: It guides you through a wide variety of historical, scientific, and literary sources, painting a picture of contemporary human consciousness evolving right before your eyes. read comments

hello_newman: It really opened my mind to so many fascinating mental constructs. I’ve probably read a half a dozen times and take something new from it each time I re-read it. read comments

austenallred: For understanding how "stuff" gets in the way of happiness read comments

daphneokeefe: Whether you choose to participate in power plays and scheming and maneuvers, it is exceedingly valuable to understand them and their perpetrators... read comments

amuresan: An interesting read. It was intended as a guide to the young price Cesare Borgia from his teacher Machiavelli. The secret to enjoying it is not to judge it by modern morality. read comments