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Re: books to read
« Reply #1230 on: February 11, 2012, 08:47:09 PM »
picked this up in the library when I was in high school and never got to finish it. Finally picked up another copy. Great book.
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« Reply #1231 on: February 11, 2012, 11:26:14 PM »
Court Theater in Chicago, which is ran by my university, is currently doing a play based off of that book. I guess it's supposed to be really good.

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« Reply #1232 on: February 16, 2012, 02:21:27 AM »
any of y'all fuck with Goodreads? it's like last.fm for books but way more detailed in its recommendations
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« Reply #1233 on: February 16, 2012, 02:46:50 AM »
thanks for the hint, kilgore. site looks very useful
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« Reply #1234 on: February 16, 2012, 10:30:27 AM »
any of y'all fuck with Goodreads? it's like last.fm for books but way more detailed in its recommendations

it's good to catalog what you've read and what you want to read next. add Gerald Funk (or gooniemaster), i'm in desperate need of book friends
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« Reply #1235 on: February 16, 2012, 11:03:21 AM »
Site never really interested me. Can you make groups on there? If so, A SLAP book club would be sweeeet.
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« Reply #1236 on: February 16, 2012, 11:52:28 AM »
yeah, you can make a book club!
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« Reply #1237 on: February 16, 2012, 01:11:56 PM »
Make it doood then add me up. I made one as smorales.
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« Reply #1238 on: February 18, 2012, 02:15:36 PM »


if you like vidya games and 80s pop culture references, this book is for you
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I don't know where you get your facts. The first generation of My Little Ponies were made by Hasbro, not the Khmer Rouge. And Hasbro hasn't made toys out of human skulls since the 1960's.

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Re: books to read
« Reply #1239 on: February 18, 2012, 03:43:30 PM »
Dale Carnegie - How to Win Friends and Influence People

I wish I read this sooner.
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« Reply #1240 on: February 19, 2012, 08:15:28 AM »
Site never really interested me. Can you make groups on there? If so, A SLAP book club would be sweeeet.

this would be rad!

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« Reply #1241 on: February 19, 2012, 08:56:38 AM »
http://www.goodreads.com/group/show/64583.SLAP_PALS

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« Reply #1242 on: February 19, 2012, 10:44:14 AM »
http://www.goodreads.com/group/show/64583.SLAP_PALS

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cool man, sent a request. When/if it gets a decent number, we could attempt something like deciding on a new book every month/fortnight depending on people's schedules. Hopefully this takes off, I like discussing books

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Re: books to read
« Reply #1243 on: February 20, 2012, 02:50:08 AM »
Dale Carnegie - How to Win Friends and Influence People

I wish I read this sooner.
the anecdotes are nice, but sometimes I feel like it should be titled How to be a Doormat. not to be a cynic, but from what I've seen the way to get ahead in business applications (what the book is mainly intended for) is to be an unapologetic, single minded asshole.


funnily enough, currently reading this:


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« Reply #1244 on: February 20, 2012, 07:36:08 AM »
I've been the cold, stone-faced asshole in the military and really, the only success I've had with people are the few I opened up to in the ways outlined in that book before I even read it.  I had success gaining rank, but the ride is lonely when nobody seems to really have your back except because of it. 

It's not about being a pushover. 

I read it as reaching out to people and being sincere in the face of all that coldness that exists in the business space.  If you're the one guy who honestly wants to know about and appreciate the people that work for you, then your people will champion you for being unlike other managers and bosses. 

It's very much how I treat people in my personal life that I allow into my circle, but I kept it very separate from how I acted in the military. 

Seems like I've been mostly doing wrong following the wrong examples when I could have been doing right all along if I just did what I usually do.

I'll just leave the shitting on other people to this messageboard.
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« Reply #1245 on: February 20, 2012, 12:59:51 PM »
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Re: books to read
« Reply #1246 on: February 20, 2012, 02:39:21 PM »

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Re: books to read
« Reply #1247 on: February 27, 2012, 12:06:18 PM »

Started this last night.  So far so good. 

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« Reply #1248 on: February 27, 2012, 03:01:59 PM »
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« Reply #1249 on: February 27, 2012, 07:29:17 PM »
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Re: books to read
« Reply #1250 on: March 06, 2012, 06:32:49 PM »
Thought this might interest some people here (it's a little old).

46 Things to Read and See for David Foster Wallace's 50th Birthday

http://www.theawl.com/2012/02/46-things-to-read-and-see-for-david-foster-wallaces-50th-birthday



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Re: books to read
« Reply #1251 on: March 07, 2012, 03:43:21 PM »
Thanks!

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« Reply #1252 on: March 07, 2012, 04:56:34 PM »
Cosmic Trigger by Robert Anton Wilson (I'm on an iPad, and it would appear I'm too Apple illiterate to post a picture of the cover)

The first section (180 pages) is mostly about major players in the occult and Wilson's own experience, and can be a bit redundant and cluttered, but it prepares one for the next two sections, which are pretty much mind-blowing. Changed the way I look at everything, and I was already a pretty skeptical and agnostic dude.
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Re: books to read
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« Reply #1254 on: March 08, 2012, 01:04:58 PM »
Another Bullshit Night In Suck City by Nick Flynn.

super good. don't check out flynn's wiki page if you're going to read the book- there's a huge spoiler in there.

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« Reply #1255 on: March 08, 2012, 07:29:43 PM »
Anyone know about either of these?


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« Reply #1256 on: March 28, 2012, 12:04:58 AM »
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« Reply #1257 on: March 30, 2012, 10:07:22 AM »
lately i've been really into reading history through cartoon adaptations. if you want to learn history but don't want to be bored, i highly suggest the "Introducing _____" or the "______ for Beginners" series.



i wouldn't call myself a marxist (there's too many pretentious twits out there who claim that [yet still have brand new macs etc.]) but i think it's important to understand where he was coming from and what he was getting at. i knew about his contributions to economics, but i wasn't aware of his contributions to philosophy and journalism.



written over 100 years ago, this still holds true in the world of today:

Quote from: Lenin
What is Monopoly Capitalism?

-Essentially, it is a link-up between high finance, big industry and the national gov't.
-More and more, the national economy is directed by the monopoly system which controls large holdings of shares.
-Stocks, shares and state loans increase the amount of power of surplus-capital.
-This surplus-capital is exported beyond the national borders as investments and loans to 'backward' countries.
-A struggle develops between the supra- or multi-national monopolies to control the world-market.
-But since the world has already been divided up by imperial Great Powers, the rival monopolists struggle to re-partition the world - to muscle in.
-Therefore, the economic disparity between rival monopolists - and the uneven development of rival capitalist nations - make imperial wars inevitable...

also, "war is the ultimate and deadliest contest between competitive 'brand names.'" this was written years before eisenhower warned us of the 'developing' industrial-military complex

   
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I don't know where you get your facts. The first generation of My Little Ponies were made by Hasbro, not the Khmer Rouge. And Hasbro hasn't made toys out of human skulls since the 1960's.

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« Reply #1258 on: April 01, 2012, 05:20:08 AM »
I'm starting getting really psyched on Franz Kafka stuff.
Used to study it in my German Language Class back in HighSchool, need to find the time to read more of it
Not a book, but I really like Das Urteil (the Judgement), a short story

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« Reply #1259 on: April 01, 2012, 08:53:01 PM »
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