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Raymond Thomas Dalio is an American billionaire hedge fund manager and philanthropist who has served as co-chief investment officer of Bridgewater Associates since 1985. He founded Bridgewater in 1975 in New York.
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Destined for War
Can America and China Escape Thucydides's Trap?
by Graham Allison (Aug 06, 2018)
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A NEW YORK TIMES NOTABLE BOOK OF THE YEAR | SHORT-LISTED FOR THE 2018 LIONEL GELBER PRIZE | NAMED A BEST BOOK OF THE YEAR BY: FINANCIAL TIMES * THE TIMES (LONDON) * AMAZON  “Allison is one of the keenest observers of international affairs around.”— JOE BIDEN, former vice president of the United States   China and the United States are heading towar...
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Reminds us that over the last 500 years there have been 16 times in which there has been an empire challenging another. In 12 of those cases there have been wars.     source
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Originals
How Non-Conformists Move the World
by Adam Grant (Feb 06, 2017)
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The #1 New York Times bestseller that examines how people can champion new ideasand how leaders can fight groupthink, from the author of Give and Take and co-author of Option BReading Originals made me feel like I was seated across from Adam Grant at a dinner party, as one of my favorite thinkers thrilled me with his insights and his wonderfully ne...
The Meaning of Human Existence
by Edward O. Wilson (Sep 06, 2015)
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In The Meaning of Human Existence, his most philosophical work to date, Pulitzer Prize–winning biologist Edward O. Wilson grapples with these and other existential questions, examining what makes human beings supremely different from all other species. Searching for meaning in what Nietzsche once called "the rainbow colors" around the outer edges o...
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Surmises that between one million and two million years ago, the brain evolved in ways supporting cooperation so man could hunt and do other activities.     source
The Gift of Adversity
The Unexpected Benefits of Life's Difficulties, Setbacks, and Imperfections
by Norman E Rosenthal MD (Sep 03, 2014)
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Now in paperback—this acclaimed book from the New York Times�bestselling author and research psychiatrist shows how life’s disappointments and difficulties provide us with the lessons we need to become happier and more resilient human beings.   �Insightful . . . could help many of us cope with life’s inevitable obstacles . . . The book’s titular me...
The Power of Habit
Why We Do What We Do in Life and Business
by Charles Duhigg (Jan 06, 2014)
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OVER 60 WEEKS ON THE NEW YORK TIMES BESTSELLER LISTWith a new Afterword by the authorIn The Power of Habit, Pulitzer Prize–winning business reporter Charles Duhigg takes us to the thrilling edge of scientific discoveries that explain why habits exist and how they can be changed. Distilling vast amounts of information into engrossing narratives that...
Ray Dalio
Fantastic. I got The Power of Habit and I gave it to everyone in my company.     source
Subliminal
How Your Unconscious Mind Rules Your Behavior
by Leonard Mlodinow (Feb 11, 2013)
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Winner of the 2013 PEN/E.O. Wilson Literary Science Writing AwardOver the past two decades of neurological research, it has become increasingly clear that the way we experience the world--our perception, behavior, memory, and social judgment--is largely driven by the mind's subliminal processes and not by the conscious ones, as we have long believe...
Ray Dalio
Excellent book.     source
Beyond Religion
Ethics for a Whole World
by Dalai Lama (Nov 05, 2012)
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“A book that brings people together on the firm grounds of shared values, reminding us why the Dalai Lama is still one of the most important religious figures in the world.” —Huffington Post, “Best Religious Books of 2011”Ten years ago, in the best-selling Ethics for a New Millennium, His Holiness the Dalai Lama first proposed an approach to ethics...
Ray Dalio
If you’re interested in learning more about the Dalai Lama's thinking.     source
Incognito
The Secret Lives of the Brain
by David Eagleman (May 14, 2012)
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If the conscious mind--the part you consider to be you--is just the tip of the iceberg, what is the rest doing?  In this sparkling and provocative book, renowned neuroscientist David Eagleman navigates the depths of the subconscious brain to illuminate its surprising mysteries. Why can your foot move halfway to the brake pedal before you become con...
Ray Dalio
Wonderful book.     source
The Lessons of History
by Will Durant (Feb 15, 2010)
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A concise survey of the culture and civilization of mankind, The Lessons of History is the result of a lifetime of research from Pulitzer Prize–winning historians Will and Ariel Durant.With their accessible compendium of philosophy and social progress, the Durants take us on a journey through history, exploring the possibilities and limitations of ...
Ray Dalio
This is the Durants. They were maybe the greatest historians of all time.     source
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Einstein's Mistake
by Hans C. Ohanian (Nov 08, 2009)
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Ray Dalio
This book was given to me because people know that I like that stuff.     source
Welcome to Your Brain
Why You Lose Your Car Keys but Never Forget How to Drive and Other Puzzles of Everyday Life
by Sandra Aamodt (Jan 01, 2009)
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The popular, myth-busting guide to the neuroscience of everyday life, by two high-profile neuroscientists. In this lively book, Sandra Aamodt and Sam Wang dispel common myths about the brain and provide a comprehensive, useful overview of how it really works. I n its pages, you'll discover how to cope with jet lag, how your brain affects your relig...
The Spiritual Brain
A Neuroscientist's Case for the Existence of the Soul
by Mario Beauregard (Sep 29, 2008)
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Do religious experiences come from God, or are they merely the random firing of neurons in the brain? Drawing on his own research with Carmelite nuns, neuroscientist Mario Beauregard shows that genuine, life-changing spiritual events can be documented. He offers compelling evidence that religious experiences have a nonmaterial origin, making a conv...
Ray Dalio
I recommended this book to the Dalai Lama, which I also recommend to you.     source
The Hero with a Thousand Faces
by Joseph Campbell (Jul 27, 2008)
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Since its release in 1949, The Hero with a Thousand Faces has influenced millions of readers by combining the insights of modern psychology with Joseph Campbells revolutionary understanding of comparative mythology. In these pages, Campbell outlines the Heros Journey, a universal motif of adventure and transformation that runs through virtually all...
Ray Dalio
A little bit dense, but it’s so rich, it’s a good one.     source
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Einstein
His Life and Universe
by Walter Isaacson (May 12, 2008)
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How did Einstein's mind work? What made him a genius? Isaacson's biography shows how his scientific imagination sprang from the rebellious nature of his personality. His fascinating story is a testament to the connection between creativity and freedom.Based on the newly released personal letters of Albert Einstein, Walter Isaacson explores how an i...
Ray Dalio
I read this book and "Benjamin Franklin" and probed Walter Isaacson about them to try to glean what characteristics they had in common.     source
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Changing Minds
The Art and Science of Changing Our Own and Other Peoples Minds (Leadership for the Common Good)
by Howard Gardner (Aug 31, 2006)
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Think about the last time you tried to change someone’s mind about something important: a voter’s political beliefs; a customer’s favorite brand; a spouse’s decorating taste. Chances are you weren’t successful in shifting that person’s beliefs in any way. In his book, Changing Minds, Harvard psychologist Howard Gardner explains what happens during ...
A Whole New Mind
Why Right-Brainers Will Rule the Future
by Daniel H. Pink (Mar 06, 2006)
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The future belongs to a different kind of person with a different kind of mind: artists, inventors, storytellers-creative and holistic "right-brain" thinkers whose abilities mark the fault line between who gets ahead and who doesn't.Drawing on research from around the world, Pink (author of To Sell Is Human: The Surprising Truth About Motivating Ot...
Ray Dalio
A good book.     source
You
Being more effective in your MBTI Type
by Michael M. Lombardo (Dec 31, 2004)
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Discovering Your Personality Type
The Essential Introduction to the Enneagram, Revised and Expanded
by Don Richard Riso (May 19, 2003)
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The leading experts in the field, Don Richard Riso and Russ Hudson have set the standard for determining personality type using the enneagram. Their studies of this ancient symbol and their progress in determining type with increasing accuracy are known, taught, and emulated worldwide. Discovering Your Personality Type is the essential introduction...
River Out of Eden
A Darwinian View of Life (Science Masters Series)
by Richard Dawkins (Aug 22, 1996)
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The river of Dawkins's title is a river of DNA, flowing through time from the beginning of life on earth to the present - and onwards. Dawkins explains that DNA must be thought of as the most sophisticated information system imaginable: 'Life is just bytes and bytes of information,' he writes. Using this perspective, he describes the mechanisms by ...
Ray Dalio
Another very short book on evolution. It just really puts things in perspective.     source
The Evolving Self
Problem and Process in Human Development
by Robert Kegan (Jun 02, 1982)
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The Evolving Self focuses upon the most basic and universal of psychological problems--the individual's effort to make sense of experience, to make meaning of life. According to Robert Kegan, meaning-making is a lifelong activity that begins in earliest infancy and continues to evolve through a series of stages encompassing childhood, adolescence, ...