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If I were to go back and be young - I would dedicate myself to read plenty of books and probably find three genres which would appeal. A measure of a good book is how likely will it lead you to read another great book or how likely is that it changes the perception of another book/knowledge or makes you question-argue fundamental value systems. Wish there was kind of backlink algorithm to measure a book like that. I've found below genre-and-author that appeal more over time and you keep going back to them.

> Tech : C - Kernighan & Ritchie (may be a good python/nodejs book today).

> About tech people : Made in Japan - The Google Speaks - The Everything store - Hatching Twitter - Steve Jobs - Zero to One - Hard things about hard things.

> About non-tech people : Founding fathers - Obama - Einstein - Darwin - Feyman - Teresa - Montessori - Gandhi - Mandela - Che Guevera - Churchill.

> Last but important: Tolstoy - Plato - Enlightenment-Era-Books - Religions(all) - Military fitness.




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