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Re: Let's have another book recommendation thread
« Reply #30 on: September 03, 2007, 01:01:08 AM »
Star Wars: Allegiance by Timothy Zahn


It was a good back story for Mara Jade and a group of Stormtroopers who deserted the empire.

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Re: Let's have another book recommendation thread
« Reply #31 on: September 04, 2007, 02:18:21 PM »
i dont have winzip or anything on this comp.

Maybe it's time to get XP. The OS includes the ability to Zip.

Or are you one of the Mac users?
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Re: Let's have another book recommendation thread
« Reply #32 on: September 04, 2007, 06:44:16 PM »
daddy got me vista cuz by the time i graduate it will apparently be the new thing
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Re: Let's have another book recommendation thread
« Reply #33 on: September 04, 2007, 08:31:54 PM »
daddy got me vista cuz by the time i graduate it will apparently be the new thing

Oof!  For a second, I thought that said "Daddy got me Visa" and no Daddy is that crazy.
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Re: Let's have another book recommendation thread
« Reply #34 on: September 04, 2007, 09:35:10 PM »
daddy got me vista cuz by the time i graduate it will apparently be the new thing

Did they remove the ability to zip files and folders from Vista? Seems kind of odd they'd take a nice feature that was introduced in XP and remove it.
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Re: Let's have another book recommendation thread
« Reply #35 on: September 04, 2007, 10:08:15 PM »
i didnt dl winzip? the ability is there. i just dont have the program?
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Re: Let's have another book recommendation thread
« Reply #36 on: September 05, 2007, 03:31:28 AM »
i didnt dl winzip? the ability is there. i just dont have the program?

I don't follow. In XP you did not need a COTS zip program. XP included the ability to create .zip archives and extract from them. My point is that it'd be unlikely for Vista to have removed this capability. So whether or not you have WinZip or another COTS zip program should be irrelevant.
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Re: Let's have another book recommendation thread
« Reply #37 on: September 05, 2007, 03:47:40 AM »
then i dont know what your talkinga bout and i dont want to play around with the computer to find out where it is. if you get vista in the near future and find it, please tell me. otherwise i'm not going to die without it.
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Re: Let's have another book recommendation thread
« Reply #38 on: September 14, 2007, 12:14:44 AM »
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Re: Let's have another book recommendation thread
« Reply #39 on: September 14, 2007, 03:07:25 AM »

My next book that I will read and not listen with my ears is: Swim with the Sharks Without Being Eaten Alive: Outsell, Outmanage, Outmotivate, and Outnegotiate Your Competition

Harvey is really good. Likely one of the best business authors out there.

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Re: Let's have another book recommendation thread
« Reply #40 on: September 16, 2007, 06:36:53 PM »

My next book that I will read and not listen with my ears is: Swim with the Sharks Without Being Eaten Alive: Outsell, Outmanage, Outmotivate, and Outnegotiate Your Competition

Harvey is really good. Likely one of the best business authors out there.

Shoot. I just noticed he had an audio book. I would have purchased that one. I learn better via audio book. Oh well... looking forward to the book.

For someone like me (you know the type of business and mentality I have and had)... what books would you recommend for me... or anyone else who wants to be in business for themselves?
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Re: Let's have another book recommendation thread
« Reply #41 on: September 16, 2007, 08:58:22 PM »
Mackay is good.

Joe Girard (sp?) is good, too. His thing is he was a great car salesman. The books of his might seem a bit out of date with certain things (he mentions in one that he always kept cigs and a bottle of whiskey in his desk for a "toast" after he closed a prospect, which helped overcome buyer's remorse), but for every one of those, he offers ten pieces of good sales advice that don't go out of style, which every entrepreneur needs.

Tony Robbins is good in that "do the things you know you need to do" way.

Funny, a but a good book for entrepreneurs is by Derek Jeter of the Yankees. Called something like "the life you imagine", it's good stuff in regards to envisioning something and achieving it.

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Re: Let's have another book recommendation thread
« Reply #42 on: September 16, 2007, 09:10:45 PM »
Mackay is good.

Joe Girard (sp?) is good, too. His thing is he was a great car salesman. The books of his might seem a bit out of date with certain things (he mentions in one that he always kept cigs and a bottle of whiskey in his desk for a "toast" after he closed a prospect, which helped overcome buyer's remorse), but for every one of those, he offers ten pieces of good sales advice that don't go out of style, which every entrepreneur needs.

I felt the same about Napoleon Hill. He mentions how the people that will survive are the people who can make the transition from the established print medium of print to the up and coming medium of radio.

Of course if you just change print to TV and Radio to Internet then the advice becomes good.

You can of course just take the advice as: People who can change can make it and it's good regardless.

Thanks for the suggestions. =)
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Re: Let's have another book recommendation thread
« Reply #43 on: October 03, 2007, 01:18:44 AM »
Reading... The Politically Incorrect Guide to The Constitution.

Just finished: Swimming With the Sharks and Politically Incorrect Guide to Capitalism.
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Re: Let's have another book recommendation thread
« Reply #44 on: October 03, 2007, 02:40:46 AM »
Little Red Riding Hood Uncloaked, a look at the history of the tale

i jsut got back from a... its not quite a reading, but a visiting author. Luis Alberto Urrea who wrote Devil's Highway. the book was more interesting than i thought it would be, and he's got an amazing personality. he throws in the right humor at the right spots without taking away from the severity of the topic. there's a symposium tomorrow about immigration and his book is about 14 men who died trying to get into the states illegally, Urrea himself was born in tiajuana. i hope i spelled that right.
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