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Re: 10 Books You Should Read In Your 20’s by Nobody: 7:16am On Jul 01, 2016
mrphysics:
Money won't make you rich by Sunday Adelaja.

THE SCHOOL OF MONEY

SPIRIT CONTROLLED TEMPERAMENT

7 WAYS TO FINANCIAL PROSPERITY

HOW TO GET ALL YOU WANT

sorry, I have forgotten the authors of the book, there are so many I have read. I strongly advise people not to read 48 laws of power. it has never helped those that read it in anyway. Written by an Unbeliever, it is aimed to take trust away from even your parents and teach you how to be selfish

is not true that the 48 laws of power did not help u does not mean it's the same for everyone else , am a big fan of Robert Greene and his book has helped me a lot . thanks for Jr piece of mind.
Re: 10 Books You Should Read In Your 20’s by oladele239(m): 7:20am On Jul 01, 2016
How about sharing links to download the free pdf formats of some of this books....i am particular about a link to download the mafia manager! Anyone pls help with a mention!
Re: 10 Books You Should Read In Your 20’s by PrinceMario(m): 7:22am On Jul 01, 2016
I've read about 6 of the books. There are some books i wont advice people to read in thier early tweenties, books like the mafia manager by V and 48laws of powers, its gives you a kind of mentality that makes you wanna take undue advantage of others thereby violating the golden rule; "Do unto others as you would they do to you".
I had to start keeping these books away from my siblings at home who are just in thier formative years as at when i read them.
I so much believe in Napolean Hill's assertion; "One can always be succesful without violation the right of others".
Re: 10 Books You Should Read In Your 20’s by biookuta(m): 7:24am On Jul 01, 2016
Nice 1,i read 3 only i will try to go4 d rest
Re: 10 Books You Should Read In Your 20’s by Sixaxis: 7:27am On Jul 01, 2016
Bn able to read 5..

The Holy Bible
The prince
The art of war
Art of Seduction and
48 laws of power...

All these books are great nd so proud of 'em
Nyc writeup OP
Re: 10 Books You Should Read In Your 20’s by pharoah7(m): 7:29am On Jul 01, 2016
wow..read five of them..a must read for all
Re: 10 Books You Should Read In Your 20’s by Raymarkable(m): 7:29am On Jul 01, 2016
SMARTKOSSY:
lol itz not in everyone's destiny to be rich na. No matter how much u try. Its luck. We just pray we are among the lucky ones

so you belive anyone is destined to be poor? There is no such thing as a 'single' destiny. There are 'destinies' in front of a man. And this destinies. are decided by situation, timing and most importantly choices we make in life. Both conscious and unconsciously.
that's why we need God to help us make the right choices. so we are on the right destiny path

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Re: 10 Books You Should Read In Your 20’s by WHIZKIDEFE(m): 7:30am On Jul 01, 2016
I have read three of the books listed above.. Rich Dad Poor Dad(Teaches about investment and risk taking, being an entrepreneur pays), The Richest Man In Babylon(teaches how to earn gold, protect your gold n make it work for you) The Mafia Manager( it teaches about mind control n being hard) Warning:this book is kinda evil if, you are the religious type, please don't read,it is not for the soft hearted. It gives you that kind of criminal mind.

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Re: 10 Books You Should Read In Your 20’s by Taio23(m): 7:30am On Jul 01, 2016
Never Give up (Joyce Meyer) or Tough Time Never Last but Tough People Do (Robert H. Schuller)
Re: 10 Books You Should Read In Your 20’s by ashewoboy(m): 7:34am On Jul 01, 2016
ebbybest:
I hv read the just 2 amoung all
Thats the holy Bible and the Richest man in Babylon.
I remember 2 years ago wen i was 19, i was restricted from reading 48 laws of Power. Now am gonna buy it and read it.


Nice write up Op.


so you are 21 like this? How many boyfriends do you have?
Re: 10 Books You Should Read In Your 20’s by yeahryt(m): 7:36am On Jul 01, 2016
i recommend Think Big by Ben Carson in fact all of Ben Carson's books The big Picture Take the Risk Gifted Hands
Re: 10 Books You Should Read In Your 20’s by prodiG(m): 7:39am On Jul 01, 2016
Zarathustra by Friedrich Nietzsche
Re: 10 Books You Should Read In Your 20’s by spass101(m): 7:48am On Jul 01, 2016
I have read all and still read them once in a while. The art of war is good but if u really want to understand it u should read the commentaries (there are many). 48 laws of power is not my favorite I rather read 50 law of power (by Robert Greene & 50cent). Rich dad poor dad taught me how to take risk as a young man & I am wha I am cos of that.
The richest man in babylon taught me how to save money.
I have to say kudos to op for this post. (would have shared more but gotta work) Any forward thinker should get those books (I dnt jst me read buy own them all).
and yes OP you need to read
1. Spirit controlled temperament (Tim Lahaye)
2. Purpose Driven life (4got the author)
3. Gifted hands (Ben Carson)
4. Think Big (Ben Carson)


I will check my library for more...
Re: 10 Books You Should Read In Your 20’s by jidbwond(m): 7:51am On Jul 01, 2016
I need to stop reading that book ASAP

Re: 10 Books You Should Read In Your 20’s by mayor10(m): 7:58am On Jul 01, 2016
Richest Man In Babylon...trust me it's d best book have red...i can't get tired of reading it
Re: 10 Books You Should Read In Your 20’s by percyshelu(m): 8:00am On Jul 01, 2016
finish richest man in Babylon, rich dad poor dad and 48 laws of power. Can finish d rest even b4 I clock 20
Re: 10 Books You Should Read In Your 20’s by dwilliams: 8:07am On Jul 01, 2016
I av read dem all
Re: 10 Books You Should Read In Your 20’s by butanep(m): 8:09am On Jul 01, 2016
Rolings:
Apart from the religious books and the Prince by Nicollo machiaveli the rest are not worth the time. Majority were written by Capitalist minded authors for advanced capitalist societies which have little bearing with a typical African and his view of the world. I have said it that I prefer to read a motivational book by an African using African examples of sucess than reading a western book full of examples from the west .


You are right Sire.

Most of the illustration and examples in those books are only obtainable in the western world because of the kind of system they operate. Their society is almost in a perfect state unlike Africa. Most time, it's often difficult to apply what you read in such books here in Nigeria because it's a two different world entirely. Most of the rules and laws in such books can't work here in Nigeria because our system is so archaic.


My dad happened to be a lover of foreign books. His array of books run into hundreds. I Ve read most of the above books because of my dad. He makes sure I read any when he is done. Sometimes I tell him, this books only work in an idea society but unfortunately we aren't in one. So I just read them to build up myself and make good contributions during debate or arguments.

I'm reading a book now tilted " How to stop worrying and start living" by Dale Carnegie. All the examples illustrated in the books are white men. I didn't see a classical example of a black man. I became worried. When I know how worried an average Nigeria is when he gets up from bed every morning. I couldn't apply them because I get worried over many things. It is easier to be less worried for the white because the government take their burden as his unlike Nigeria where the government doesn't even care if you existed.

Those books are powerful but it will benefit you only if you have a foreign mindset about life.

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Re: 10 Books You Should Read In Your 20’s by rita25(f): 8:19am On Jul 01, 2016
angels and demons by dan brown... wink

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Re: 10 Books You Should Read In Your 20’s by holarjide: 8:21am On Jul 01, 2016
you might want to try [font=monotype corsiva Unicode]"the mind games by Tokunbo Talabi "[/font] an indigenous book that spelt out in detail the mind game in relationship, business , commitment etc . 1 i noticed is the authors trend of all d books listed not even 1 was authored by a Nigerian, re u saying they are no indigenous books that guide one through the challenges of life in this region we find ourselves ?
Re: 10 Books You Should Read In Your 20’s by lobito007(m): 8:22am On Jul 01, 2016
mrkayusfit:
I had a friend who read rich dad poor dad. Unfortunately, my padi is poorer than a church rat today. sad
He probably adopted the 'poor dad' part of the book...

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Re: 10 Books You Should Read In Your 20’s by canDy4eva(f): 8:28am On Jul 01, 2016
SMARTKOSSY:
hmmmm why na? Itz confusing them the more it wat?
"it wat" U juss ended up confussin us o! angry
Re: 10 Books You Should Read In Your 20’s by canDy4eva(f): 8:31am On Jul 01, 2016
seguno2:


It is one thing to read and another thing to apply the knowledge gained by making the appropriate, continuous incremental sacrifice to transform opportunities into success. Not so?
gabadaya!

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Re: 10 Books You Should Read In Your 20’s by segcymoor(m): 8:34am On Jul 01, 2016
mrkayusfit:
I had a friend who read rich dad poor dad. Unfortunately, my padi is poorer than a church rat today. sad
All na theory grin
Re: 10 Books You Should Read In Your 20’s by doublewisdom: 8:34am On Jul 01, 2016
TippyTop:
Don't forget my latest best seller.
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Re: 10 Books You Should Read In Your 20’s by GistHub(m): 8:38am On Jul 01, 2016
4once:
Life presents a challenge to everyone who is living: the challenge of living and excelling.

However, this challenge is made easier if you have guidance: that is where the 10 books you should read in your 20’s feature.

Why?


The years between 20 and 29 are the years of abundance: ambition, power, love, sex, lust…but ironically, this same period is one that is characterized by the most gross stupidity – as most major mistakes in life are committed during this period.

So how do you avoid that mess of youth and live without regrets? Simple: Read these 10 books you should read in your youth and take their content serious! They may be your life saver!

The Holy Book of Your Religion

The Holy Book of the religion you believe and practice is very important. Great chances are that it is the religion of your father and his forbears. Now, looking stupid about an article of faith you profess is not the best of situations, I guarantee you.

As a side point, the various books of the numerous religions also have wisdom that is incomparable to contemporary logic. My bet is that you’d never find logic as sound as that presented by the scholars of old!

Rich Dad, Poor Dad by Robert Kiyosaki

This book, sure will teach you a few things you do not know about money and the financial system of the world.

In turn, you’d avoid teaching your children the prejudices you are most likely to teach them – that is, if you fail to read this book.

The Richest Man in Babylon by George S. Clason

This is sure a great and timeless classic. The book teaches the rudiments of wealth and outlines how anyone can amass wealth irrespective of where he/she currently is on the economic ladder.

It is quite an inspiring book in the sense that it teaches wealth creation in a step by step fashion. If after reading this book, your finances are still in a mess, then I don’t think anything can be done to save you!

The Prince by Niccolo Machiavelli

Looking to have a realistic picture of what your fellow man is and what governs him? Then, this is the book to read!

The reason why this book is among the 10 books you should read in your 20’s is that it presents man in his true and basic color: it tells you exactly how selfish humans beings are and ensures you do not start life with an innocence in human beings that tends to trust all – even to your detriment!

The Art of War by Sun Tzu

The joy of this book is that though it is supposed to be a Treatise on military strategy, the points illustrated in the book can be used to great effect any day or time with the same astonishing results.

The book prepares one to be ferocious when the time and circumstance call for it and also calm and gentle when the moment dictates. Indeed, it is one of the books you MUST read in your 20’s.

The Art of Seduction by Robert Greene

In this world we live, its either you seduce or are seduced. Not literally anyway…When you have to respond to another’s whims and caprices, that’s seduction!

Now, you’re definitely going to be doing a lot of persuasions (seductions) in your adult life: your love, your boss, your children, your in-laws, etc. It’s a book you should read in your 20’s by all means.

Why?

Because even if you have no intention of persuading anyone, at least you should be guarded against the often malicious persuasions of others.

The 48 Laws of Power by Robert Greene

This is one book you must read in your 20’s.

The beauty of this book is that it portrays the active play of power and the often cut throat action that follows it in a language that resembles poetry…Here, anyone can feel like the boss, know what it is like to wield power and actively guard against its use on him/her.

This is a book you should not celebrate your 30th birthday without.

The Mafia Manager by V

Hey! This is the most sinister of the list – the author simply wants to be identified as V.

Anyway, apart from the fact that he does not want his full identity known, the advice he offers in the book is simply irresistible! If you’re thinking it’s some Mafia style, relax – nothing of the sort.

V, however, succeeds in bringing the Mafia genius into everyday operations. And the result, as V lets his readers see, is quite practical!

As a Man Thinketh by James Allen

This 1903 classic holds to all who have imagination, the power and key to limitless accomplishments!

There is nothing that cannot be achieved if a man sets his eyes to it – that is the key message of the book.

Why it is recommended as a must read before the landmark 30 is that after that age, man is oft to doubt more than it is good for progress!

However, if the message contained in the book is religiously followed, man is sure to make an impact on earth more than Napoleon or Alexander the Great.

Any other book you should read in your 20’s that I missed

More than 1 omission? Sorry, lets hear about it in the comment section.

Source: https://zomoblog.wordpress.com/2016/06/30/10-books-you-should-read-in-your-20s/
indeed
Re: 10 Books You Should Read In Your 20’s by greatjoshy(m): 8:39am On Jul 01, 2016
SMARTKOSSY:
hmmmm why na? Itz confusing them the more it wat?
Hahaha for sure!
The quaran is very good at confusing them the most........ that book must be evil
Re: 10 Books You Should Read In Your 20’s by Mezuzah(m): 8:41am On Jul 01, 2016
"You must be so self centered as a person. All your recommendations save for the Holy books are all uninspiring, egotistic ones. I wonder why 'christians' read such. Christianity' teaches selflessness, the exact opposite of what those so-called 'inspirational books' does.
You didn't recommend simple novels to try to help the dying written English and perhaps spoken too. Most people here writes "am" instead of "I'm " (I am), "is" instead of "it's" (it is) etc. You don't notice such, but I won't blame you much. The value system is totally in shambles " I don't think we are here just to learn grammar, how did you know about the book if you have not flip the pages
Re: 10 Books You Should Read In Your 20’s by free37: 8:41am On Jul 01, 2016
Nice.
Re: 10 Books You Should Read In Your 20’s by Chigold101(m): 8:42am On Jul 01, 2016
ebbybest:
I hv read the just 2 amoung all
Thats the holy Bible and the Richest man in Babylon.
I remember 2 years ago wen i was 19, i was restricted from reading 48 laws of Power. Now am gonna buy it and read it.


Nice write up Op.
please Sweet heart dont ever read 48 laws of power, art of seduction & prince.
These 3 books will put you against even your parents because when they act, you will be kind of felt they using one of the princeples in the book against you.

Honey there many good books to read.
These ones here are toxic to the mind.
Re: 10 Books You Should Read In Your 20’s by segcymoor(m): 8:57am On Jul 01, 2016
It battles me!
So no one has ever find value in Student companion and The Human machine?

Like someone mentioned those books virtually not practical in this part of the world.


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The Human machine is a practical book for all humanity regardless of where u belong.Trust me!
Re: 10 Books You Should Read In Your 20’s by Jcob(m): 8:57am On Jul 01, 2016
I read all in my 20s

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