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5.) CAUTION: these books contain power, should be read last, and handled with EXTREME caution...

This category includes books on influence, persuasion, and power dynamics. These books offer practical guidance but come with a warning due to their potential for manipulation and ethical concerns.

  • How to Win Friends and Influence People: Dale Carnegie's classic guide to effective communication and interpersonal skills.

  • 7 Habits of Highly Effective People: Stephen Covey's framework for personal and professional success, emphasizing character, discipline, and proactive behavior.

  • Talking to Strangers: Malcolm Gladwell's exploration of human interactions, misunderstandings, and the consequences of miscommunication.

  • The Lucifer Effect: Philip Zimbardo's analysis of the factors that contribute to evil behavior and the power of situational forces.

  • The Dictator's Handbook: Bruce Bueno de Mesquita and Alastair Smith's examination of political power dynamics and the strategies used by leaders to maintain control.

  • 48 Laws of Power: Robert Greene's controversial guide to attaining and maintaining power, based on historical examples and Machiavellian principles.

  • The Laws of Human Nature: Robert Greene's exploration of human behavior, motivations, and the underlying psychological forces that drive our actions.

  • Just the Arguments: Michael Bruce and Steven Barbone's collection of the most significant philosophical arguments throughout history, presented in a concise and accessible format.

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