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>> No.20569862

>>20569770
The 7 Habits of Highly Effective People

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>> No.20569889

How to Eat Ass

>> No.20570040

>>20569770
i know this sounds retarded but justine and juliette by sade helped me pick up weebs, goths and arthoes

>> No.20570053

>>20570040
By kidnapping them and locking them in your dungeon?

>> No.20570058

>>20570040
Yeah, you’re right: that does sound retarded.

>> No.20570065

>>20570053
no they are very slutty so they relish in people talking shit about sexual morality
>>20570058
i know. but the books do have their use

>> No.20570311

>>20570040
i read justine though i skimmed the diatribes on why you should follow no moral code and kill rape and torture as you please and just read the narrative
do you jsut bring it up whenever or what? I doubt it's any more recognizable among weebs goths and arthoes than normal girls

>> No.20570354

>>20570311
>do you jsut bring it up whenever or what?
mostly whenever we pass by churches or prolife protesters. they tend to be very opinionated on political issues so you can use that to go on libertine rants
>I doubt it's any more recognizable among weebs goths and arthoes than normal girls
it is i assure you

>> No.20572480

>>20570040
how? what did you do? help out a niga outhere.

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>> No.20572765

>>20572480
After fatties, they are the easiest girls to get. I struggle to see how anyone needs help shooting fish in a barrel.

>> No.20572792

>>20572765
i dont go outside but okay

>> No.20572826

>>20569862
>>20569865
>>20572489
>>20572496
>>20572502
>>20572508
Shit posts. These didn't help you
>>20570040
slightly better post, you've explained the fruits of reading the book. ad elaborated more >>20570354 here

>> No.20573332

>>20572826
Those books definitely helped me, fuck off.
>Why did he do that
Taught me a lot about abuse overall but also how people become abusive, why, and how the victims deal with it
>nonverbal communication
Completely changed the way I communicated and understood others almost immediately and permanently for the rest of my life. I don’t “do” nonverbal communication now but the skills I got from it really stuck and if things get stressful or dicey having that method of communication helps significantly.
>the defining decade
This has a lot in it but probably the most helpful stuff was about how to navigate feeling lost in your 20s and also how to plan out life. Mostly helped me in these areas.
>How to Be Yourself
I knew I had social anxiety but I had no idea it was so bad or so crippling till I read this book and a lot of my behaviors through my life (like masking my personality) suddenly sort of clicked into place. It was a one-two punch of realization and then immediately having the tools to deal with it. My confidence and expression increased dramatically since reading it, and I went from essentially a 10 on the social anxiety scale to a 1 or 2 in reasonable situations.

>> No.20573344

>>20569770
machiavelli says useful things about human nature that apply to everyday life, especially office politics.

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>> No.20573404

>>20573332
Why did it take an insult to get you to actually elaborate? More to the point, who did you expect to help by listing a book title without explaining who should read it and why?
And more to the point: why didn't any of these books about communication explain to you this basic precept?
>>Why did he do that
>Taught me a lot about abuse overall but also how people become abusive, why, and how the victims deal with it
And this helped you how? I can read a book about how they developed the atom bomb and it can teach me a lot about how they selected Nagasaki or the early days of computers, but nothing I can use.
>nonverbal communication
> I don’t “do” nonverbal communication now but the skills I got from it really stuck and if things get stressful or dicey having that method of communication helps significantly.
Interesting, how so?
>>the defining decade
>the most helpful stuff was about how to navigate feeling lost in your 20s and also how to plan out life. Mostly helped me in these areas.
How did you stop feeling lost?
>>How to Be Yourself
> then immediately having the tools to deal with it.
Which were?
>>20573344
Give one example of Machiavelli you can apply in everyday office situations?

>> No.20573427

>>20569770
American Psycho

>> No.20573440

>>20573427
No it didn't. Shit post.

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>>20569770

>> No.20573494

>>20573481
>posts on board about /lit/erature
>doesn't discuss books, only posts pics
these didn't help you. If you learned so much about rhetoric, logic, and style you would have written a persuasive argument why they should be read. But you didn't, which means all these books - much like you - are shit. Shit post. But inadvertently taught me which books to avoid, so thanks?

>> No.20573497

>>20573404
it depends on your office environment and any benefit you derive will be proportionate to your ability to generalize
>inflict severe rather than light injuries
>benefits ought to be conferred little by little
>when you take [management] of a [team], you should [separate] any cliques which might oppose your authority
i pulled those examples out of the first page of thoughts on machiavelli, i'm sure there are more worthy maxims in the prince and discourses

>> No.20573517

>>20573497
genuinely interesting. Which do you think is more applicable, I remember the Prince basically reading like History with then analysis so never thought about how it could be applied on this more personal, micro level. And I'm always suspicious of the efficacy of knowledge which I 'generalize' but you might have changed my mind.

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>>20572496
>tfw 29 and i've accomplished nothing
Is it over?

>> No.20573757

>>20573648
29 is young

>> No.20573768

>>20572489
>>20572496
>>20572502
whenever the author has to highlight the fact that they have a PhD on the cover of their book you know it is going to be awful

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better than Make It Stick

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the part about taking notes and making questions is 10/10

>> No.20575433

>>20573648
I'm literally 18 and sometimes have the same thoughts. "What if I started programming at 12? I would be so good by now." and so forth. It is not over until you're dead, and don't think otherwise, those thoughts are totally irrational.

>> No.20575658

>>20569770
Don't Shoot The Dog! by Karen Pryor. This is the only book you need if you want to train a dog to do nearly anything. You are not a man if you have never trained a dog. Training a dog will teach you more about life than nearly any hobby.

>> No.20575694

>>20573404
What are you some kind of fucking professor? Who are you to demand of anon? At least they're actually contributing to the thread.

>> No.20575900

>>20575433
>What if I started programming at 12? I would be so good by now.
not-so-few creators of programming languages did not learn to program until late in university

>> No.20576484

>>20572480
assimilate the arguments that sade gives against virtue and hang out in any kind of underground culture
>>20572792
do you expect to just shit gold out of the blue one random day of your life? unless you hire prostitutes dtf women dont fall on your lap

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>>20569770
I've been very impressed by how much insight this tiny book has given me into the nature of English prose. His premise is simple: English is mostly Saxon and Latin. While the latter are polysyllabic, lofty, and philosophical the former are almost always monosyllabic, grounded, and countryish. Good writers make use this. Citing Shakespeare, Lincoln, Churchill, and the KJV bible he shows how good balance is made of English by utilizing a mixture of Latinate and Saxon words. I highly recommend. One thing he talks about for example is what he calls the Saxon finish, putting Latinate words in the beginning of the sentence which are then juxtaposed by Saxon words at its end.

Sufficient unto the day is the evil thereof.

He argues this works so well because the Saxon words ground the lofty ideas established by the Latinate.

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