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The Literature of Possibility

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For centuries, individuals have strived for “the good life:” the ability to provide for oneself and one’s family, make meaningful contributions to society, and enjoy culture and nature, among other happy pursuits.

Table of Contents

  1. Cover Page
    1. Title Page
    2. Copyright Page
    3. Contents
    4. The Literature of Possibility
  2. 50 Philosophy Classics
    1. Title Page
    2. Copyright Page
    3. Contents
    4. Introduction
    5. 1 The Human Condition (1958)
    6. 2 Nicomachean Ethics (4th century BC)
    7. 3 Language, Truth and Logic (1936)
    8. 4 The Ego Trick (2011)
    9. 5 Simulacra and Simulation (1981)
    10. 6 The Second Sex (1949)
    11. 7 Principles of Morals and Legislation (1789)
    12. 8 Creative Evolution (1907)
    13. 9 Wholeness and the Implicate Order (1980)
    14. 10 Understanding Power (2002)
    15. 11 On Duties (44 BC)
    16. 12 Analects (5th century BC)
    17. 13 Meditations on First Philosophy (1641)
    18. 14 Fate (1860)
    19. 15 Letters (3rd century BC)
    20. 16 The Order of Things (1966)
    21. 17 On Bullshit (2005)
    22. 18 Free Will (2012)
    23. 19 Phenomenology of Spirit (1807)
    24. 20 Being and Time (1927)
    25. 21 Fragments (6th century AD)
    26. 22 An Enquiry Concerning Human Understanding (1748)
    27. 23 Pragmatism (1907)
    28. 24 Thinking, Fast and Slow (2011)
    29. 25 Critique of Pure Reason (1781)
    30. 26 Fear and Trembling (1843)
    31. 27 Naming and Necessity (1972)
    32. 28 The Structure of Scientific Revolutions (1962)
    33. 29 Theodicy (1710)
    34. 30 Essay Concerning Human Understanding (1689)
    35. 31 The Prince (1513)
    36. 32 The Medium Is the Massage (1967)
    37. 33 On Liberty (1859)
    38. 34 Essays (1580)
    39. 35 The Sovereignty of Good (1970)
    40. 36 Beyond Good and Evil (1886)
    41. 37 Pensées (1660)
    42. 38 The Republic (4th century BC)
    43. 39 The Logic of Scientific Discovery (1934)
    44. 40 A Theory of Justice (1971)
    45. 41 The Social Contract (1762)
    46. 42 The Conquest of Happiness (1930)
    47. 43 Justice (2009)
    48. 44 Being and Nothingness (1943)
    49. 45 The World as Will and Representation (1818)
    50. 46 The Life You Can Save (2009)
    51. 47 Ethics (1677)
    52. 48 The Black Swan (2007)
    53. 49 Philosophical Investigations (1953)
    54. 50 Living in the End Times (2010)
    55. 50 More Philosophy Classics
    56. Glossary
    57. Credits
    58. Acknowledgments
  3. 50 Prosperity Classics
    1. Title Page
    2. Copyright Page
    3. Contents
    4. Introduction
    5. 1 The Path of Prosperity (1905)
    6. 2 Multiple Streams of Income: How to Generate a Lifetime of Unlimited Wealth (2000)
    7. 3 The Automatic Millionaire: A Powerful One-Step Plan to Live and Finish Rich (2003)
    8. 4 The Art of Money Getting or Golden Rules of Making Money (1880)
    9. 5 Your Invisible Power: A Presentation of the Mental Science of Judge Thomas Troward (1921)
    10. 6 The Little Book of Common Sense Investing: The Only Way to Guarantee Your Fair Share of Stock-Market Returns (2007)
    11. 7 Losing My Virginity: The Autobiography (2002)
    12. 8 The Essays of Warren Buffett: Lessons for Corporate America (1997)
    13. 9 The Secret (2006)
    14. 10 The Gospel of Wealth (1889)
    15. 11 How to Get Rich (2006)
    16. 12 Your Money or Your Life: Transforming Your Relationship with Money and Achieving Financial Independence (1992)
    17. 13 Innovation and Entrepreneurship: Practice and Principles (1985)
    18. 14 Secrets of the Millionaire Mind: Mastering the Inner Game of Wealth (2005)
    19. 15 The Billionaire Who Wasn’t: How Chuck Feeney Made and Gave Away a Fortune Without Anyone Knowing (2007)
    20. 16 Prosperity (1936)
    21. 17 The Foundation: A Great American Secret—How Private Wealth Is Changing the World (2007)
    22. 18 Capitalism and Freedom (1962)
    23. 19 The World Is Flat: A Brief History of the Twenty-First Century (2005)
    24. 20 Hard Drive: Bill Gates and the Making of the Microsoft Empire (1992)
    25. 21 The E-Myth Revisited: Why Most Small Businesses Don’t Work and What to Do About It (1995)
    26. 22 The Intelligent Investor: A Book of Practical Counsel (1949)
    27. 23 The One Minute Millionaire: The Enlightened Way to Wealth (2002)
    28. 24 Natural Capitalism: Creating the Next Industrial Revolution (2000)
    29. 25 Ask and It Is Given: Learning to Manifest Your Desires (2004)
    30. 26 The Master-Key to Riches (1965)
    31. 27 Be My Guest (1957)
    32. 28 The Lazy Man’s Way to Riches (1973)
    33. 29 The Art of the Start: The Time-Tested, Battle-Hardened Guide for Anyone Starting Anything (2004)
    34. 30 Cashflow Quadrant: Rich Dad’s Guide to Financial Freedom (1998)
    35. 31 One Up on Wall Street: How to Use What You Already Know to Make Money in the Market (1989)
    36. 32 Investing in Real Estate (2005)
    37. 33 How to Get Out of Debt, Stay Out of Debt, and Live Prosperously (1988)
    38. 34 How I Turned $1,000 into Three Million in Real Estate—in My Spare Time (1969)
    39. 35 Women and Money: Owning the Power to Control Your Destiny (2007)
    40. 36 God Wants You to Be Rich: The Theology of Economics (1995)
    41. 37 Open Your Mind to Prosperity (1971)
    42. 38 The Abundance Book (1987)
    43. 39 Financial Peace Revisited (2003)
    44. 40 Capitalism: The Unknown Ideal (1966)
    45. 41 Business as Unusual: The Journey of Anita Roddick and The Body Shop (2000)
    46. 42 Creating Money: Keys to Abundance (1988)
    47. 43 Pour Your Heart into It: How Starbucks Built a Company One Cup at a Time (1997)
    48. 44 Do What You Love, the Money Will Follow: Discovering Your Right Livelihood (1987)
    49. 45 An Inquiry into the Nature and Causes of the Wealth of Nations (1778)
    50. 46 The Millionaire Next Door: The Surprising Secrets of America’s Wealthy (1996)
    51. 47 The Art of the Deal (1987)
    52. 48 The Soul of Money: Transforming Your Relationship with Money and Life (2003)
    53. 49 The Protestant Ethic and the Spirit of Capitalism (1904–5)
    54. 50 Banker to the Poor: Micro-lending and the Battle Against World Poverty (1999)
    55. Prosperity Principles
    56. 50 More Classics
    57. Credits
    58. Acknowledgments
  4. 50 Psychology Classics
    1. Title Page
    2. Copyright Page
    3. Dedication
    4. Contents
    5. Acknowledgments
    6. Introduction
    7. 1 Understanding Human Nature (1927)
    8. 2 The Gift of Fear: Survival Signals that Protect Us from Violence (1997)
    9. 3 Games People Play: The Psychology of Human Relationships (1964)
    10. 4 People Skills: How to Assert Yourself, Listen to Others, and Resolve Conflicts (1979)
    11. 5 Lateral Thinking: Creativity Step by Step (1970)
    12. 6 The Psychology of Self-Esteem (1969)
    13. 7 Gifts Differing: Understanding Personality Type (1980)
    14. 8 The Female Brain (2006)
    15. 9 Feeling Good: The New Mood Therapy (1980)
    16. 10 Influence: The Psychology of Persuasion (1984)
    17. 11 Creativity: Flow and the Psychology of Discovery and Invention (1996)
    18. 12 A Guide to Rational Living (1961)
    19. 13 My Voice Will Go With You: The Teaching Tales of Milton H. Erickson, M.D. (1982)
    20. 14 Young Man Luther: A Study in Psychoanalysis and History (1958)
    21. 15 Dimensions of Personality (1947)
    22. 16 Emotional Blackmail: When the People in Your Life Use Fear, Obligation, and Guilt to Manipulate You (1997)
    23. 17 The Will to Meaning: Foundations and Applications of Logotherapy (1969)
    24. 18 The Ego and the Mechanisms of Defence (1936)
    25. 19 The Interpretation of Dreams (1900)
    26. 20 Frames of Mind: The Theory of Multiple Intelligences (1983)
    27. 21 Stumbling on Happiness (2006)
    28. 22 Blink: The Power of Thinking Without Thinking (2005)
    29. 23 Working with Emotional Intelligence (1998)
    30. 24 The Seven Principles for Making Marriage Work (1999)
    31. 25 The Nature of Love (1958)
    32. 26 I’m OK—You’re OK (1967)
    33. 27 The True Believer: Thoughts on the Nature of Mass Movements (1951)
    34. 28 Our Inner Conflicts: A Constructive Theory of Neurosis (1945)
    35. 29 The Principles of Psychology (1890)
    36. 30 The Archetypes and the Collective Unconscious (1968)
    37. 31 Sexual Behavior in the Human Female (1953)
    38. 32 Envy and Gratitude (1957)
    39. 33 The Divided Self: A Study of Sanity and Madness (1960)
    40. 34 The Farther Reaches of Human Nature (1971)
    41. 35 Obedience to Authority: An Experimental View (1974)
    42. 36 Brainsex: The Real Difference Between Men and Women (1989)
    43. 37 Conditioned Reflexes: An Investigation of the Physiological Activity of the Cerebral Cortex (1927)
    44. 38 Gestalt Therapy: Excitement and Growth in the Human Personality (1951)
    45. 39 The Language and Thought of the Child (1923)
    46. 40 The Blank Slate: The Modern Denial of Human Nature (2002)
    47. 41 Phantoms in the Brain: Probing the Mysteries of the Human Mind (1998)
    48. 42 On Becoming a Person: A Therapist’s View of Psychotherapy (1961)
    49. 43 The Man Who Mistook His Wife for a Hat: And Other Clinical Tales (1970)
    50. 44 The Paradox of Choice: Why More Is Less (2004)
    51. 45 Authentic Happiness: Using the New Positive Psychology to Realize Your Potential for Lasting Fulfilment (2002)
    52. 46 Passages: Predictable Crises of Adult Life (1976)
    53. 47 Beyond Freedom and Dignity (1971)
    54. 48 Difficult Conversations: How to Discuss What Matters Most (1999)
    55. 49 Darkness Visible: A Memoir of Madness (1990)
    56. 50 The Origin of Everyday Moods: Managing Energy, Tension, and Stress (1996)
    57. 50 More Classics
    58. Chronological list of titles
    59. Credits
  5. 50 Self-Help Classics
    1. Copyright Page
    2. Title Page
    3. Contents
    4. Acknowledgments
    5. Introduction
    6. 1 As a Man Thinketh (1902)
    7. 2 NLP: The New Technology of Achievement (1994)
    8. 3 Meditations (2nd century)
    9. 4 Finding Your Own North Star: How to Claim the Life You Were Meant to Live (2001)
    10. 5 The Bhagavad-Gita
    11. 6 The Bible
    12. 7 Iron John (1990)
    13. 8 The Consolation of Philosophy (6th century)
    14. 9 How Proust Can Change Your Life (1997)
    15. 10 Transitions: Making Sense of Life’s Changes (1980)
    16. 11 Feeling Good: The New Mood Therapy (1980)
    17. 12 The Power of Myth (1987)
    18. 13 Don’t Sweat the Small Stuff… And It’s All Small Stuff (1997)
    19. 14 How to Win Friends and Influence People (1936)
    20. 15 The Seven Spiritual Laws of Success (1994)
    21. 16 The Alchemist (1993)
    22. 17 The 7 Habits of Highly Effective People (1989)
    23. 18 Flow: The Psychology of Optimal Experience (1990)
    24. 19 The Art of Happiness: A Handbook for Living (1998)
    25. 20 The Dhammapada (Buddha’s teachings)
    26. 21 Real Magic: Creating Miracles in Everyday Life (1992)
    27. 22 Self-Reliance (1841)
    28. 23 Women Who Run with the Wolves (1992)
    29. 24 Man’s Search for Meaning (1959)
    30. 25 Autobiography (1790)
    31. 26 Creative Visualization (1978)
    32. 27 Emotional Intelligence: Why It Can Matter More than IQ (1995)
    33. 28 Men Are from Mars, Women Are from Venus (1992)
    34. 29 You Can Heal Your Life (1984)
    35. 30 The Soul’s Code: In Search of Character and Calling (1996)
    36. 31 Feel the Fear and Do It Anyway (1987)
    37. 32 The 80/20 Principle: The Secret of Achieving More with Less (1998)
    38. 33 Mindfulness: Choice and Control in Everyday Life (1989)
    39. 34 Tao Te Ching (5th–3rd century BC)
    40. 35 Psycho-Cybernetics (1960)
    41. 36 Motivation and Personality (1954)
    42. 37 Life Strategies: Doing What Works, Doing What Matters (1999)
    43. 38 Care of the Soul: A Guide for Cultivating Depth and Sacredness in Everyday Life (1992)
    44. 39 The Power of Your Subconscious Mind (1963)
    45. 40 The Power of Positive Thinking (1952)
    46. 41 The Hero Within: Six Archetypes We Live By (1986)
    47. 42 The Road Less Traveled (1978)
    48. 43 Atlas Shrugged (1957)
    49. 44 Awaken the Giant Within (1991)
    50. 45 The Game of Life and How to Play It (1925)
    51. 46 Learned Optimism (1991)
    52. 47 Self-Help (1859)
    53. 48 The Phenomenon of Man (1955)
    54. 49 Walden (1854)
    55. 50 A Return to Love (1994)
    56. 50 More Classics
    57. Credits
  6. 50 Spiritual Classics
    1. Copyright Page
    2. Title Page
    3. Contents
    4. Introduction
    5. 1 The Road to Mecca (1954)
    6. 2 Confessions (400)
    7. 3 Jonathan Livingston Seagull (1970)
    8. 4 Black Elk Speaks (1932)
    9. 5 Cosmic Consciousness (1901)
    10. 6 The Tao of Physics: An Exploration of the Parallels between Modern Physics and Eastern Mysticism (1976)
    11. 7 Journey to Ixtlan (1972)
    12. 8 St Francis of Assisi (1922)
    13. 9 The Places That Scare You: A Guide to Fearlessness in Difficult Times (2001)
    14. 10 The Book of Chuang Tzu (4th century)
    15. 11 Be Here Now (1971)
    16. 12 Enchiridion (1st century)
    17. 13 An Autobiography: The Story of My Experiments with Truth (1927)
    18. 14 The Alchemy of Happiness (1097)
    19. 15 The Prophet (1923)
    20. 16 Meetings with Remarkable Men (1960)
    21. 17 Markings (1963)
    22. 18 The Sabbath: Its Meaning for Modern Man (1951)
    23. 19 Siddartha (1922)
    24. 20 The Doors of Perception (1954)
    25. 21 The Varieties of Religious Experience (1902)
    26. 22 Memories, Dreams, Reflections (1955)
    27. 23 The Book of Margery Kempe (1436)
    28. 24 Think on These Things (1964)
    29. 25 The Screwtape Letters (1942)
    30. 26 The Autobiography of Malcolm X (1964)
    31. 27 The Essential Kabbalah: The Heart of Jewish Mysticism (1994)
    32. 28 The Razor’s Edge (1944)
    33. 29 The Way of the Peaceful Warrior: A Book that Changes Lives (1989)
    34. 30 Journey of Souls: Case Studies of Life between Lives (1994)
    35. 31 The Miracle of Mindfulness: An Introduction to the Practice of Meditation (1975)
    36. 32 Anam Cara: Spiritual Wisdom from the Celtic World (1998)
    37. 33 Zen and the Art of Motorcycle Maintenance (1974)
    38. 34 The Celestine Prophecy: An Adventure (1994)
    39. 35 The Four Agreements: A Practical Guide to Personal Freedom (1997)
    40. 36 A Course in Miracles (1976)
    41. 37 The Way of the Sufi (1968)
    42. 38 The Spiral Dance: A Rebirth of the Ancient Religion of the Great Goddess (1979)
    43. 39 Zen Mind, Beginner’s Mind: Informal Talks on Zen Meditation and Practice (1970)
    44. 40 Heaven and Hell (1758)
    45. 41 Interior Castle (1570)
    46. 42 A Simple Path (1994)
    47. 43 The Power of Now: A Guide to Spiritual Enlightenment (1998)
    48. 44 Cutting through Spiritual Materialism (1973)
    49. 45 Conversations with God: An Uncommon Dialogue (1998)
    50. 46 The Purpose-Driven Life (2002)
    51. 47 Waiting for God (1979)
    52. 48 A Theory of Everything: An Integral Vision for Business, Politics, Science and Spirituality (2000)
    53. 49 Autobiography of a Yogi (1946)
    54. 50 The Seat of the Soul: An Inspiring Vision of Humanity’s Spiritual Destiny (1990)
    55. 50 More Spiritual Classics
    56. Chronological list of titles
    57. Credits
    58. Acknowledgments
    59. Footnote
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  7. 50 Success Classics
    1. Title Page
    2. Copyright Page
    3. Contents
    4. Acknowledgments
    5. Introduction
    6. 1 Ragged Dick, or Street Life in New York with the Boot-Blacks (1867)
    7. 2 On Becoming a Leader (1989)
    8. 3 How I Raised Myself from Failure to Success in Selling (1947)
    9. 4 The One Minute Manager (1981)
    10. 5 The Americanization of Edward Bok: The Autobiography of a Dutch Boy Fifty Years After (1921)
    11. 6 The Magic of Believing (1948)
    12. 7 Buffett: The Making of an American Capitalist (1995)
    13. 8 The Autobiography of Andrew Carnegie (1920)
    14. 9 Thick Face, Black Heart: The Asian Path to Thriving, Winning and Succeeding (1992)
    15. 10 The Richest Man in Babylon (1926)
    16. 11 The Secret of the Ages (1926)
    17. 12 Good to Great: Why Some Companies Make the Leap… And Others Don’t (2001)
    18. 13 Acres of Diamonds (1921)
    19. 14 The 7 Habits of Highly Effective People (1989)
    20. 15 Direct from Dell: Strategies that Revolutionized an Industry (1999)
    21. 16 My Life and Work (1922)
    22. 17 The Way to Wealth (1758)
    23. 18 The Inner Game of Tennis (1974)
    24. 19 How to Be Rich (1961)
    25. 20 How to Have Confidence and Power in Dealing with People (1956)
    26. 21 The Art of Worldly Wisdom (1647)
    27. 22 How to Succeed in Business without Being White: Straight Talk on Making It in America (1997)
    28. 23 Think and Grow Rich (1937)
    29. 24 Success through a Positive Mental Attitude (1960)
    30. 25 The Official Guide to Success (1982)
    31. 26 Born to Win: Transactional Analysis with Gestalt Experiments (1971)
    32. 27 Who Moved My Cheese? An Amazing Way to Deal with Change in Your Work and in Your Life (1998)
    33. 28 Rich Dad, Poor Dad: What the Rich Teach Their Kids about Money… That the Poor and Middle Class Do Not! (1997)
    34. 29 The Wealth and Poverty of Nations: Why Some Are So Rich and Some So Poor (1998)
    35. 30 Lincoln on Leadership: Executive Strategies for Tough Times (1992)
    36. 31 The Power of Full Engagement: Managing Energy, not Time, Is the Key to High Performance and Personal Renewal (2003)
    37. 32 Long Walk to Freedom: The Autobiography of Nelson Mandela (1994)
    38. 33 Pushing to the Front, or Success under Difficulties (1894)
    39. 34 The Spirit to Serve: Marriott’s Way (1997)
    40. 35 The Dynamic Laws of Prosperity (1962)
    41. 36 Take Time for Your Life: A Seven-Step Program for Creating the Life You Want (1998)
    42. 37 Unlimited Power: The New Science of Personal Achievement (1986)
    43. 38 Leadership the Eleanor Roosevelt Way: Timeless Strategies from the First Lady of Courage (2002)
    44. 39 The Magic of Thinking Big (1959)
    45. 40 The Secret Door to Success (1940)
    46. 41 Shackleton’s Way: Leadership Lessons from the Great Antarctic Explorer (2001)
    47. 42 The Millionaire Mind (2000)
    48. 43 Maximum Achievement: Strategies and Skills that Will Unlock Your Hidden Powers to Succeed (1993)
    49. 44 The Art of War (4th century BCE)
    50. 45 Made in America: My Story (1992)
    51. 46 The Science of Getting Rich (1910)
    52. 47 Jack: Straight from the Gut (2001)
    53. 48 Coaching for Performance: GROWing People, Performance, and Purpose (1992)
    54. 49 The Luck Factor: Change Your Luck – And Change Your Life (2003)
    55. 50 See You at the Top (1975)
    56. Chronological list of titles
    57. Credits