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Principles

Life and Work

By Ray Dalio (2017)

Management

Ray Dalio, one of the world’s most successful investors and entrepreneurs, shares the unconventional principles that he’s developed, refined, and used over the past forty years to create unique results in both life and business—and which any person or organization can adopt to help achieve their goals. In Principles, Dalio shares what he’s learned over the course of...

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Pourquoi j'ai toujours raison et les autres ont tort

By Carol Tavris & Elliot Aronson (2016)

Human Science

D'où vient notre besoin de justifier nos idées stupides, nos mauvaises décisions ? Pourquoi avons-nous tant de mal à reconnaître nos propres erreurs ? Lorsque nous faisons fausse route, nous invoquons les circonstances, nous rejetons la faute sur les autres, ou nous refusons tout simplement de l'admettre. Ainsi, nous persistons dans notre erreur, et les conséquences...

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Why We Sleep

The New Science of Sleep and Dreams

By Matthew Walker (2017)

Health

Until very recently, science had no answer to the question of why we sleep, or what good it served, or why its absence is so damaging to our health. Compared to the other basic drives in life - eating, drinking, and reproducing - the purpose of sleep remained elusive. Now, in this book, the first of its kind written by a scientific expert, Professor Matthew Walker...

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Essentialism

The Disciplined Pursuit of Less

By Greg Mckeown (2014)

Management

Have you ever found yourself struggling with information overload? Have you ever felt both overworked and underutilized? Do you ever feel busy but not productive? If you answered yes to any of these, the way out is to become an Essentialist. In Essentialism, Greg McKeown, CEO of a Leadership and Strategy agency in Silicon Valley who has run courses at Apple, Google an...

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ChiRunning

A Revolutionary Approach to Effortless, Injury-Free Running

By Danny Dreyer & Katherine Dreyer (2009)

Health

ChiRunning, a groundbreaking program from ultra-marathoner and nationally-known coach Danny Dreyer, that teaches you how to run faster and farther with less effort, and to prevent and heal injuries for runners of any age or fitness level. In ChiRunning, Danny and Katherine Dreyer, well-known walking and running coaches, provide powerful insight that transforms running...

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Le paradoxe du choix

Et si la culture de l'abondance nous Ă©loignait du bonheur ?

By Barry Schwartz (2009)

Psychology

On s'imagine qu'avoir l'embarras du choix est une garantie de liberté individuelle, donc de satisfaction. Analysant ce phénomène moderne, Barry Schwartz dresse ici un constat surprenant : le « trop de choix » se révèle néfaste pour notre bien-être - et, bien sûr, pour notre porte-monnaie. Mais on peut y remédier. Faut-il, en définitive, réduire l'éventail des...

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The World According To Garp

By John Irving (2010)

Literature

'Like all extraordinary books, The World According to Garp defies synopsis', wrote the Chicago Sun Times when Garp was first published in 1978. It is a marvellous, important, permanent novel by a serious artist of remarkable powers. Garp is a book that captivates all who read it. Peopled with the most extraordinary characters you will ever meet, here is a novel that...

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La Nuit des temps

By René BARJAVEL (2012)

Literature

L'Antarctique. À la tête d'une mission scientifique française, le professeur Simon fore la glace depuis ce qui semble une éternité. Dans le grand désert blanc, il n'y a rien, juste le froid, le vent, le silence. Jusqu'à ce son, très faible. À plus de 900 mètres sous la glace, quelque chose appelle. Dans l'euphorie générale, une expédition vers le centre de la Terre se...

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Jonathan Livingston le goéland

By Richard Bach (2000)

Literature

Mes frères ! s'écria Jonathan. Mille années durant, nous avons joué des ailes et du bec pour ramasser des têtes de poisson, mais désormais nous avons une raison de vivre : apprendre, découvrir, être libres !"Jonathan Livingston n'est pas un goéland comme les autres. Ses parents, les autres membres de son clan, ne voient pas plus loin que le bout de leurs ailes...

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Mensonges

By Sam HARRIS (2017)

Philosophy

Il n'est guère de domaine privé ou public qui échappe au mensonge. De la vie conjugale à la vie professionnelle, en passant par la politique, le succès est souvent synonyme d'une excellente aptitude au mensonge. Que celui-ci soit petit ou grand, par omission ou délibéré, qu'il soit prononcé pour éviter de faire du mal à quelqu'un ou, au contraire, pour dissimuler...

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Antigone

By Jean Anouilh (2008)

Theatre

L'Antigone de Sophocle, lue et relue et que je connaissais par coeur depuis toujours, a été un choc soudain pour moi pendant la guerre, le jour des petites affiches rouges. Je l'ai réécrite à ma façon, avec la résonance de la tragédie que nous étions alors en train de vivre.

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Extreme Ownership

How U.S. Navy SEALs Lead and Win

By Jocko Willink & Leif Babin (2017)

Leadership

Combat, the most intense and dynamic environment imaginable, teaches the toughest leadership lessons, with absolutely everything at stake. Jocko Willink and Leif Babin learned this reality first-hand on the most violent and dangerous battlefield in Iraq. As leaders of SEAL Team Three's Task Unit Bruiser, their mission was one many thought impossible: help U.S. forces...

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The Effective Executive

The Definitive Guide to Getting the Right Things Done

By Peter F. Drucker (2006)

Management

What makes an effective executive? For decades, Peter F. Drucker was widely regarded as "the dean of this country’s business and management philosophers" (Wall Street Journal). In this concise and brilliant work, he looks to the most influential position in management—the executive. The measure of the executive, Drucker reminds us, is the ability to "get the...

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The Hard Thing About Hard Things

Building a Business When There Are No Easy Answers

By Ben Horowitz (2014)

Management

Ben Horowitz, cofounder of Andreessen Horowitz and one of Silicon Valley's most respected and experienced entrepreneurs, offers essential advice on building and running a startup—practical wisdom for managing the toughest problems business school doesn’t cover, based on his popular ben’s blog.While many people talk about how great it is to start a business...

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First, Break All The Rules

What the World's Greatest Managers Do Differently

By Gallup (2016)

Management

Gallup presents the remarkable findings of its revolutionary study of more than 80,000 managers in First, Break All the Rules, revealing what the world’s greatest managers do differently. With vital performance and career lessons and ideas for how to apply them, it is a must-read for managers at every level. First, Break All the Rules presents vital performance and...

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Le Seigneur des Anneaux

Intégrale

By J.R.R. TOLKIEN (2012)

Une contrée paisible où vivent les Hobbits. Un anneau magique à la puissance infinie. Sauron, son créateur, prêt à dévaster le monde entier pour récupérer son bien. Frodon, jeune Hobbit, détenteur de l'Anneau malgré lui. Gandalf, le Magicien, venu avertir Frodon du danger. Et voilà déjà les Cavaliers Noirs qui approchent... C'est ainsi que tout commence en Terre du Milieu...

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