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What people highlight on their kindle

I always like to see what other people are highlighting on the kindle. Here are some recent popular ones.

Boundaries: When To Say Yes, How to Say No

What we can do is set limits on our own exposure to people who are behaving poorly; we can’t change them or make them behave right.

The Millionaire Fastlane: Crack the Code to Wealth and Live Rich for a Lifetime

Never start a business just to make money. Stop chasing money and start chasing needs. Let me repeat that, because it’s the most important thing in this book: Stop thinking about business in terms of your selfish desires, whether it’s money, dreams or “do what you love.” Instead, chase needs, problems, pain points, service deficiencies, and emotions.

Time Warrior: How to defeat procrastination, people-pleasing, self-doubt, over-commitment, broken promises and chaos

Don’t create your year, create your day. Figure out the perfect day and then live it. The year will take care of itself. So will your life.

Reckless Endangerment: How Outsized Ambition, Greed, and Corruption Led to Economic Armageddon

Only later would it emerge that the company kept billions of dollars—at least one third of the government subsidy—for itself each year. This money it dispensed to its executives, shareholders, and friends in Congress.

Team Players and Teamwork: New Strategies for Developing Successful Collaboration

Leaders are people who create an inspired vision for the organization, communicate a sense of enthusiasm for the effort, and are honest and authentic in their interactions with people.

The Origins of Political Order: From Prehuman Times to the French Revolution

A market economy and high levels of wealth don’t magically appear when you “get government out of the way”; they rest on a hidden institutional foundation of property rights, rule of law, and basic political order.

How To Win Friends and Influence People

Criticism is futile because it puts a person on the defensive and usually makes him strive to justify himself. Criticism is dangerous, because it wounds a person’s precious pride, hurts his sense of importance, and arouses resentment.

The 4-Hour Workweek

Parkinson’s Law dictates that a task will swell in (perceived) importance and complexity in relation to the time allotted for its completion.

The Most Important Thing: Uncommon Sense for the Thoughtful Investor

The key turning point in my investment management career came when I concluded that because the notion of market efficiency has relevance, I should limit my efforts to relatively inefficient markets where hard work and skill would pay off best.