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Read This Book Not That One

The 4-Hour Workweek NOT Do More Faster

The 4-Hour Workweek is full of actionable stuff you can apply roboticly. It’s simple and structured so you can just follow the tips. Do More Faster on the other hand is short chapters around a theme. Similar advice but I found it a lot less actionable.

C Programming Language NOT The Art of Computer Programming

The Art of Computer Programming is the authority on algorithms. Looking in the relevant TACP is almost always worth while whenever your doing anything complicated. Reading them cover to cover is not (disclaimer I’ve only done this with one). I learned more (did more) when I brushed up on my C with C Programming Language.

For Whom the Bell Tolls NOT Harry Potter

Richard Feynman always talked about how his different set of mathimaticly tools gave him the edge. It’s the same way with books. If your chatting with someone and have a different sets of literary tools you both have far more to offer each other in terms of unique view points. Harry Pottery has outsold Hemingway around 10 to 1. For Whom the Bell Tolls is a great book that can start expanding your library.