Audiobook Collection - Stoicism - Taoism and More

Books of Wisdom - Audiobook Collection

The app contains some of the best audiobooks on Stoicsim and Taoism.

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Collection of Audiobooks from some of the greatest thinkers.

 Authors Include:

* Bertrand Russell
* Epictetus
* James Allen
* Henry David Thoreau
* Lao-Tzu
* Marcus Aurelius
* Seneca
* More Added from time to time...

Book Titles:

* As a Man Thinketh by James Allen: Allen's books illustrate the use of the power of thought to increase personal capabilities. Although he never achieved great fame or wealth, his works continue to influence people around the world, including the New Thought movement.

* The Enchiridion or The Handbook of Epictetus, By Epictetus: Although the content is similar to the Discourses of Epictetus, it is not a summary of the Discourses but rather a compilation of practical precepts.

* Analysis of Mind by Bertrand Russell: Philosopher, mathematician and social critic, Bertrand Russell was awarded the Nobel Prize for Literature in 1950. In The Analysis of Mind, one of his most influential and exciting books, Russell presents an intriguing reconciliation of the materialism of psychology with the antimaterialism of physics.
This book established a new conception of the mind and provided one of the most original and interesting externalist accounts of knowledge

* De Brevitate Vitae (frequently referred to as On the Shortness of Life in English) by Seneca is a moral essay written by Seneca the Younger in 49 AD, a Roman Stoic philosopher, to his father-in-law Paulinus.

* The Epistulae morales ad Lucilium (English: Moral Epistles to Lucilius / Moral Letters Vol I) by Seneca is a collection of 124 letters which were written by Seneca the Younger at the end of his life.

* Intro to Metaphysics by Henri Bergson: An Introduction to Metaphysics (Introduction a la Metaphysique) is a 1903 essay by Henri Bergson that explores the concept of reality. For Bergson, reality occurs not in a series of discrete states but as a process similar to that described by the Greek philosopher Heraclitus. Reality is fluid and cannot be completely understood through reductionistic analysis, which he said "implies that we go around an object", gaining knowledge from various perspectives which are relative. Instead, reality can be grasped absolutely only through intuition, which Bergson

* Tao Te Ching by Lao Tzu: The Tao Te Ching, along with the Zhuangzi, is a fundamental text for both philosophical and religious Taoism, and strongly influenced other schools, such as Legalism, Confucianism, and Chinese Buddhism, which when first introduced into China was largely interpreted through the use of Daoist words and concepts. Many Chinese artists, including poets, painters, calligraphers, and even gardeners, have used the Daodejing as a source of inspiration. Its influence has also spread widely outside East Asia, and it is among the most translated works in world literature

* The Meditations by Marcus Aurelius: The 12 books of the Meditations in Koine Greek as a source for his own guidance and self-improvement. It is possible that large portions of the work were written at Sirmium, where he spent much time planning military campaigns from 170 to 180.

* Walden by Henry David Thoreau: First published in 1854, Walden details Thoreau's experiences over the course of two years, two months, and two days in a cabin he built near Walden Pond, amidst woodland owned by his friend and mentor Ralph Waldo Emerson, near Concord, Massachusetts. Thoreau used this time to write his first book.

Marcus Aurelius Meditations, Stoic Philosophy, Taoism, and More

Investing in Bond Funds vs. S&P 500

This post looks at investing in Bond Funds vs. the Stock Market. 

For investors that invest in bonds (not bond funds) they will argue that you should put your money in bonds because bonds mature and bond funds do not. This means if you buy a bond and it sinks in value (as long as it is good quality) the bond will mature and you will get all of your principal back plus the interest earned.   This is very true, but when it comes to 401K Investing you are limited to of course the funds in your 401K.

Setup: Looking at 3 portfolios using Vanguard Bond Funds and SPY.  (one bond fund, two bond funds, and the S&P 500) we will examine returns.

What we see over the long haul is what are are familiar with, that is, the Stock Market has the highest return.  But when you look under the covers what you see are gut-wrenching downturns, and measures that look at investment risk / reward the stock market has a worst risk / return ratio than simple buy and hold bond funds. 



Law of Attraction Audiobooks

I released and update to the audio book app called "Law of Attraction Master Class" for Android and iPhone. These audio books are the basis for much of the modern thoughts on the Law of Attraction and self-help genre. 

Audiobook Titles Include:
* Acres of Diamonds – Russell Conwell
* As a Man Thinketh – James Allen
* Foundation Stones – James Allen
* The Game of Life – Florence Shinn
* The Law of Attraction – Willam Atkinson
* The Science of Getting Rich – Wallace Wattles
* The Victorious Attitude – Orison Marden
* Think and Grow Rich – Napoleon Hill

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