What 5 books would you say have changed your life the most?

1. “How to Win Friends and Influence People” – Dale Carnegie (in early 70’s Self-Help/Personal Growth category was lean; this was leader of the pack) 

2. “Seven Habits of Highly Effective People” – Steven R. Covey (the BEST! Others go deeper into selected topics but 7H by FAR most comprehensive) 

3. “Unlimited Power/Awaken the Giant Within” – Anthony Robbins (7H covers What and Why, Tony is awesome on HOW to change)

4. “The Road Less Traveled” – Scott Peck (2 books really, when 1st read couldn’t get into 2nd half, picked up decade later, 2nd half rocked! I was finally ready to listen!)

5. “Getting to Yes” – Roger Fisher (176 pages cover everything you need to negotiate)

Bonus Selection!

“Man’s Search For Meaning” – Victor Frankel, Nazi death camp survivor: “The Meaning of Life is not a question we get to ask of Life but rather one Life asks of us.”

“Love is Letting Go of Fear” – Gerald G. Jampolsky, Awesome insights in easy to read format, life altering truths

“Real Magic” – Wayne Dyer: while I would recommend most of Wayne’s books for twin gifts of Inspiration and Insight, this is my favorite

“Straight from the Gut” and “Winning” – Jack Welch and “Managing” – Harold Geneen: 3 business books that pull back the curtain and tell it straight

“Emotional Intelligence” – Dan Goleman; “You Just Don’t Understand” – Deb Tannen; “Learned Optimism” – M. Seligman: 3 books to empower you to understand, direct, and focus your emotions and those of others

“The Fifth Discipline: The Art and Practice of The Learning Organization” – Peter Senge: Recommend 1st half for those attempting to understand and influence a complex situation/organization

As always, I share what I most want and need to learn. – Nathan S. Collier