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The Warrior Within

During his lifetime, legendary martial artist Bruce Lee formulated a complex personal philosophy--a synthesis of Eastern and Western ideals--that extolled the virtues of knowledge and total mastery of one's self. 

The Art of War

The Art of War is an ancient Chinese military treatise dating from the 5th century BC. Attributed to the ancient Chinese military strategist Sun Tzu it is commonly thought of as a definitive work on military strategy and tactics, and has long been the most influential strategy text in East Asia. It has had an influence on Eastern and Western military thinking, business tactics, legal strategy and beyond.

The Book of Five Rings

Miyamoto Musashi's Go Rin no Sho or the book of five rings, is considered a classic treatise on military strategy, much like Sun Tzu's The Art of War and Chanakya's Arthashastra.

Zen in the Martial Arts

Zen in the Martial Arts is another one of those little books that slipped under the radar…
Originally published by Joe Hyams in 1979 this short and concise 130~ page book contains a wealth of information on mindset, zen and living a good life from a decades of training martial arts under the greats, including Bruce Lee.

Freakonomics: A Rogue Economist Explores the Hidden Side of Everything

Which is more dangerous, a gun or a swimming pool?

What do schoolteachers and sumo wrestlers have in common?

How much do parents really matter?

These may not sound like typical questions for an economist to ask. But Steven D. Levitt is not a typical economist. He studies the riddles of everyday life—from cheating and crime to parenting and sports—and reaches conclusions that turn conventional wisdom on its head.

The Fountainhead

The Fountainhead has become an enduring piece of literature, more popular now than when published in 1943. On the surface, it is a story of one man, Howard Roark, and his struggles as an architect in the face of a successful rival, Peter Keating, and a newspaper columnist, Ellsworth Toohey. But the book addresses a number of universal themes: the strength of the individual, the tug between good and evil, the threat of fascism. The confrontation of those themes, along with the amazing stroke of Rand's writing, combine to give this book its enduring influence.

Atlas Shrugged

Ayn Rand's Atlas Shrugged is full of larger-than-life heroes and villains, charged with towering questions of good and evil. The book depicts a dystopian United States in which private businesses suffer under increasingly burdensome laws and regulations. Atlas Shrugged explores a number of philosophical themes and expresses the advocacy of reason, individualism, and capitalism.

Marley and Me

Man's best friend at his best, worst and everything in between. Like any barreling, ninety-seven-pound streamroller, Labrador retriever, Marley's heart was pure. Just as he joyfully refused any limits on his behavior, his love and loyalty were boundless, too. Through it all, he remained steadfast, a model of devotion, even when his family was at its wit's end. Unconditional love, they would learn, comes in many forms.

How to Win Friends and Influence People

Dale Carnegie’s rock-solid, time-tested advice has carried countless people up the ladder of success in their business and personal lives. One of the most groundbreaking and timeless bestsellers of all time, How to Win Friends & Influence People will teach you the importance of human relationships and how to improve the relationships in your life.

Think and Grow Rich

In Think and Grow Rich, Napoleon Hill draws on stories of Andrew Carnegie, Thomas Edison, Henry Ford, and other millionaires of his generation to illustrate his principles.  Once you learn and apply the simple, basic techniques revealed in this classic, you will have mastered the secret of true and lasting success.

Why We Get Fat

What’s making us fat? And how can we change? Building upon his critical work in Good Calories, Bad Calories and presenting fresh evidence for his claim, bestselling author Gary Taubes revisits these urgent questions. 

In Defense of Food

In the "Western diet" food has been replaced by nutrients and common sense has been replaced by confusion. The result is what Michael Pollan calls the American Paradox: The more we worry about nutrition, the less healthy we become. Pollan breaks it down to three simple, liberating rules: "Eat food. Not too much. Mostly plants."

The Dorito Effect

A lively argument from an award-winning journalist proving that the key to reversing America’s health crisis lies in the overlooked link between nutrition and flavor. Mark Schatzker writes that the industrialization of food has resulted in a national cuisine that increasingly resembles the pinnacle of flavor manipulation: Doritos.

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