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I don’t read very little fiction anymore, having read more than enough when I was younger, now I prefer to spend my reading time expanding my mind a little bit, or at least trying to..

So here are the books that I’ve enjoyed the most in the last few years..

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The Game by Neil Strauss

Neil goes undercover in the world of PUA’s (pick up artisits) and ends up becoming a world calss “PUA” himself.

This is another one of my all time favourite books, I read it cover to cover when I got it, I really couldn’t put it down.

Absolutley Wicked!
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The Game: Penetrating the Secret Society of Pickup Artists

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New Psycho-Cybernetics by Maxwell Maltz

This book has been around for quite a while now, but it is one of the most profound books I’ve read, ever. It’s another one that I believe everyone should read at least once in their life, although I’d be very surprised if you don’t end up reading it more than once..

New Psycho-Cybernetics

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Psycho-Cybernetics (CD Audiobook) by Maxwell Maltz

Want to take the easy way, get the Spoken Word CD Version..

Psycho-Cybernetics: Updated and Revised

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Influence, the Psychology of Persuasion [4th Ed] by Robert Cialdini

This is one of my all time favourite books, I’ve read it twice since I came across it a couple of years ago.

Cialdini’s explanation of who sales professionals use different pyschological tactics to influence our willingness to do what they want us to do is extremely enlightening.

IMHO everyone should read this book at least once, it will pay for itself by helping you make sure you don’t buy stuff you don’t need and really didn’t want..

Influence: Science and Practice (4th Edition)

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The Biology of Belief by Bruce Lipton

I cam across this book by accident and I’m very glad I did.

If you’ve ever wondered whether there’s any truth in “alternative” medicines, how they can possibly work, why the actually do and even how the “Placebo” effect works, then this book explains it all and you don’t need a degree to understand it.

This is an absolutely fascinating read as Lipton is a respected cell biologist, but manages to get his point across very clearly and persuasively.

The Biology Of Belief: Unleashing The Power Of Consciousness, Matter And Miracles

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Armed Madhouse by Greg Palast

Yet again Greg Palast delivers the dirt on the state of the US political system, the Iraq war, oil, and a whole lot more.

The level of corruption uncovered by Palast is truly disturbing and very “eye opening”..

Armed Madhouse: Who’s Afraid of Osama Wolf?, China Floats, Bush Sinks, The Scheme to Steal ’08,No Child’s Behind Left, and Other Dispatches from the Front Lines of th

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Freakonomics by Steven D Levitt & Stephen J Dubner

This is unlike any other economics book you’ll ever read, in fact I don’t really think it counts as an “economics” book, it’s just a fascinating read.

Discover how the most succesful drug dealers run their business like a real business, how the drop in crime in the US a decade ago was down to a change in the abortion laws years earlier, how & why Sumo Wrestling is fixed, whether childrens future performance is based on their parents genes, schooling or background and more

Freakonomics [Revised and Expanded]: A Rogue Economist Explores the Hidden Side of Everything

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Freakonomics (CD Audiobook) by Steven D Levitt & Stephen J Dubner

Feeling lazy, get the spoken version..

Freakonomics Rev Ed CD: A Rogue Economist Explores the Hidden Side of Everything

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Blink by Malcolm Gladwell

Gladwell’s ideas on ‘thin-slicing’ and how we make some of our best decisions almost instantaneously are pretty enlightening, especially how first impressions and “snap decisions” can be heavily influenced by culturally determined preconceptions and prejudices..

Blink: The Power of Thinking Without Thinking

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Body Language by Allan Pease

As an ex-sales professional I’ve always been interested in body language and Allan Pease’s book was the first that I read on the subject that helped me understand this fascintaing subject, but be careful, it can be a very addictive subject to learn..

The Definitive Book of Body Language

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The 22 Immutable Laws of Marketing by Al Ries & Jack Trout

Don’t bother with this one unless you’re interested in business and marketing, but if you are it is an absolute classic and a “must read”!

The 22 Immutable Laws of Marketing: Violate Them at Your Own Risk!

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