What book are you reading now? (books)

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Reading in a book on how to make friends seems creepy to me.

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I see where you're coming from but it's not what you think it is.

Enlargening your network for both social and bussiness purposes is something I consider very important. It helps if you know lots about the little things of communication. When you know more about social interaction you pick certain signals up quicker, in turn you can react quicker before the opportunity fades etc.

For me it's all about using knowledge for your own advantage.
 

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I see where you're coming from but it's not what you think it is.

Enlargening your network for both social and bussiness purposes is something I consider very important. It helps if you know lots about the little things of communication. When you know more about social interaction you pick certain signals up quicker, in turn you can react quicker before the opportunity fades etc.

For me it's all about using knowledge for your own advantage.

Still sounds creepy to me.

Manipulation for money and friends; taught from a book... eek!
 

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Still sounds creepy to me.

Manipulation for money and friends; taught from a book... eek!

lol k.

in that case phsycologists are creepy aswell? They have a lot of knowledge about social interaction and human behaviour, no?

Or do they not use this knowledge for their advantage?
Enlighten me pls fredrik.
 

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Btw I do have to say I'm fairly new to these kinds of books and I'm yet to find/read a good one, hence I ask for recomendations :D

I learned more from my time as a direct salesman than from these books until now.
 

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lol k.

in that case phsycologists are creepy aswell? They have a lot of knowledge about social interaction and human behaviour, no?

Or do they not use this knowledge for their advantage?
Enlighten me pls fredrik.

Wait... hold on a minute... are you really gonna come forward with the argument that psychologists are not creepy?

All I'm saying is that if you wanna learn about social interaction then meeting and talking to people would be the best option.

Also that is how good phycologists became good.

By studying people, not books.
 

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Wait... hold on a minute... are you really gonna come forward with the argument that psychologists are not creepy?

All I'm saying is that if you wanna learn about social interaction then meeting and talking to people would be the best option.

Also that is how good phycologists became good.

By studying people, not books.

Ofcourse.

I'm a pretty social guy by nature, it's a strong point of mine,never really had problems with social relationships. But to learn more about motives behind why people do certain things when conversating/discussing, I think it's interesting and that it could be valuable information for me. I don't consider this as manipulating but it allows you to have a better view on things, and sometimes it can benefit you.

See it like this, when you learn how a car functions, it can help you become a better driver in some way. I view this the same way with social and bussines interactions.

I don't think it's creepy but to each his own :beer:
 

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everybody said i should read it, even my wife.

but i didn't like it, it's too beautiful for me

It's assigned for a class I'm taking, and I've only just started. We'll see how it goes. A few friends suggested the much celebrated Life of Pi, but damn I despised that book :lol:

I have found that most of the time the praised and highly reviewed writing I dislike. Less known stuff can be just as bad, but certainly you have to try reading something for yourself before you can make any judgement.
 

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Ofcourse.

I'm a pretty social guy by nature, it's a strong point of mine,never really had problems with social relationships. But to learn more about motives behind why people do certain things when conversating/discussing, I think it's interesting and that it could be valuable information for me. I don't consider this as manipulating but it allows you to have a better view on things, and sometimes it can benefit you.

See it like this, when you learn how a car functions, it can help you become a better driver in some way. I view this the same way with social and bussines interactions.

I don't think it's creepy but to each his own :beer:

Using tricks consciously for personal gain is manipulative, I never said it wasn't allowed though.

The method for doing so is what was creepy and sorry but the car likeness makes no sense.
 

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long ago papillon and catch22 have been my fav books, I am almost forgetting about Yossarian now
 

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Sophie's World, again.

To anyone into philosophy I'd say it's one of the best.
 

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Quite impressive so far. Same tone as "The name of the rose". Pamuk seems to be the Eastern version of Eco.
 

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It's assigned for a class I'm taking, and I've only just started. We'll see how it goes. A few friends suggested the much celebrated Life of Pi, but damn I despised that book :lol:

I have found that most of the time the praised and highly reviewed writing I dislike. Less known stuff can be just as bad, but certainly you have to try reading something for yourself before you can make any judgement.

And *i* was called a contrarian :lol:

ON that note i could not get into life of pi, i just couldnt. Maybe it was this inner bias for me to dislike anything that isnt a book series/saga but i dont know, i had to stop 100 pages in.

One good way i avoid reading overhyped shit is i look for its book score on goodreads. Goodreads is sorta like the imdb for books. Real people giving real reviews about it, similar books recommendations also found there etc.
 

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Island of shame

(not foor schoolbook muricans)

some journalists even say that lost Malaysian plane has landed over there

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some chapters in pdf
 

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Splendid stuff, so far. I haven't seen the movie.
 

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Read The Kite Runner. Amazing book. Recommended for everyone :thumbsup:

Ender's Game was a decent book, but I like it less and less knowing more and more about Card. Truly an abhorrent writer and person, in my honest opinion.
 

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long ago papillon

awesome book, I read it few years back. I enjoy adventures book.

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Splendid stuff, so far. I haven't seen the movie.


I read the first book about 2 years ago. Was decent to good.
I heard there are about 5 or 6 books?! If/when I have time I ll continue with it.

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I m really thinking of buying GoT.
It pisses me of to wait for the show one episode on week and than after season is done break for 8-9 months.
 

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I'm starting to read Before I go to sleep which I heard is close to Memento since it's about memory loss.
 

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So.. recently bought a Kindle. any body have any good suggestions for entrepreneurial/money making books. Also good non fiction books and interesting autobiographies.

Does anyone use kindle for books, I guess i should ask that first hahaha
 
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