beat: Not creepy at all, despite how the title sounds in today's language. This book is the bible of how to get along with others. It's been in continuous print since before WWII, for good reason. read comments

jonathansorum: Meditations easily has my highest rate of highlighted words in relation to total book length. Seems like every page (almost) has some eternal and profound in it. read comments

jacobkg: Starts with the thesis that a generation of workers have forgotten how to concentrate on mentally challenging tasks. Full of ideas and inspiration for rebuilding your stamina for intense focused thought. read comments

alexilliamson: I'm sure everyone here is familiar with bits and pieces of GTD methodology, but I encourage you to check out the full text. There are a lot of great ideas in there there... read comments

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

lpolovets: It's an approachable guide to stoicism and it helped me become less attached and less anxious about things that I have no control over. I really value the increased peace of mind. read comments

ehsanu1: An amazing eye-opener. It's a book about how how to interact with your fellow humans in a way that enriches the lives of everyone around you. It's full of things that should be obvious, but... read comments

febin: Great book that offers practical advice on how to improve one's life and work through reflection and iteration. read comments

matwood: As I have advanced in my career, it became clear that leadership and communication are the keys to success. EO (and related books by the same author) provides so many varied benefits... read comments

sksareen1: Fundamentally changed how I look at self improvement, optimization and how you can work on yourself read comments

darkerside: Timeless principles that boil down the ABCs of being an effective manager. No bells and whistles. This is a must-read for any new manager. read comments

CodyReichert: If you're a fan of 37 Signals and/or DHH, this is a succinct and enjoyable read about their principles on building and running a business. read comments

mmozuras: After reading it, I accepted my introversion and learned how to better use it, view it as a strength instead of weakness. read comments

keshav92: Highly Recommended. The fact that any skill can be learnt provided you work hard for it really impacted me. Also, it was one of the first books I read, which normalized the importance of hard-work... read comments

jeremyis: He's a CS prof at Georgetown now and wrote this while finishing up his Phd. Gives great and contrarian advice on career strategy and path - focus on getting good at something... read comments