April 8, 2018

What are some of the books that expand your mind?

Start Ups/Business:
Thinking, Fast and Slow by Daniel Kahneman
The Compound Effect by Darren Hardy
Good to Great: Why Some Companies Make the Leap...And Others Don'tby Jim Collins
The Four Steps to the Epiphany by Steve Blank
Contagious: Why Things Catch On by Jonah Berger
David and Goliath: Underdogs, Misfits, and the Art of Battling Giants by Malcolm Gladwell
The Signal and the Noise: Why So Many Predictions Fail--but Some Don'tby Nate Silver
The Hard Thing About Hard Things: Building a Business When There Are No Easy Answers by Ben Horowitz
The Paradox of Choice: Why More Is Less by Barry Shwartz
Influencer: The New Science of Leading Change, Revised and Updated Second Edition by Joseph Grenny, Kerry Patterson, et al.
The Art of the Start 2.0: The Time-Tested, Battle-Hardened Guide for Anyone Starting Anything by Guy Kawasaki
Founders At Work: Stories Of Startups* Early Days by Jessica Livingston
The Lean Startup: How Constant Innovation Creates Radically Successful Businesses by Eric Ries
ReWork: Change the Way You Work Forever by David Heinemeier Hansson
The E-Myth Revisited: Why Most Small Businesses Don't Work and What to Do About It by Michael E. Gerber
The Black Swan: The Impact of the Highly Improbable by Nassim Nicholas Taleb
Delivering Happiness: A Path to Profits, Passion, and Purpose by Tony Hsieh
Losing My Virginity: How I Survived, Had Fun, and Made a Fortune Doing Business My Way by Richard Branson
The Power of Full Engagement: Managing Energy, Not Time, is the Key to High Performance and Personal Renewal by Jim Loehr, Tony Schwartz
The Checklist Manifesto: How To Get Things Right by Atul Gawande
The $100 Startup: Reinvent the Way You Make a Living, Do What You Love, and Create a New Future by Chris Guillebeau
Big Data: A Revolution That Will Transform How We Live, Work, and Thinkby Kenneth Cukier
The Fine Art of Small Talk: How To Start a Conversation, Keep It Going, Build Networking Skills -- and Leave a Positive Impression by Debra Fine
The Score Takes Care of Itself: My Philosophy of Leadership by Bill Walsh, Steve Jamison, Craig Walsh
The Thank You Economy - Buy The Thank You Economy by Gary Vaynerchuk
Crowdsourcing: Why the Power of the Crowd Is Driving the Future of Business by Jeff Howe
Where Good Ideas Come From by Steven Johnson
The Strategy and Tactics of Pricing : A Guide to Move More Profitable by Thomas Nagle, John Hogan, Joseph Zale
Leaving Microsoft to Change the World: An Entrepreneur's Odyssey to Educate the World's Children by John Wood
The 22 Immutable Laws Of Branding  by Laura Ries and Al Ries
Rich Dad Poor Dad : What The Rich Teach Their Kids About Money That The Poor And Middle Class Don't by Robert T. Kiyosaki
Linchpin: Are You Indispensable? by Seth Godin
How Little Things Can Make a Big Difference by Malcolm Gladwell
Outliers: Story of Success by Malcolm Gladwell
What the Dog Saw: and other adventures by Malcolm Gladwell
The 4-Hour Work Week: Escape the 9-5, Live Anywhere and Join the New Rich by Thomas Ferriss
How to Get From Where You Are to Where You Want to Be : The 25 Principles of Success by Jack Canfield, Janet Switzer
How to Win Friends and Influence People by Dale Carnegie
Getting Things Done: The Art of Stress-Free Productivity by David Allen
Greatness Isn't Born. It's Grown. Here's How by Daniel Coyle
How I Made My First Million on the Internet and How You Can Too!: The Complete Insider's Guide to Making Millions with Your Internet Businessby Ewen Chia
SuperFreakonomics: Global Cooling, Patriotic Prostitutes, and Why Suicide Bombers Should Buy Life Insurance by Steven D. Litt
Street Smarts: An All-Purpose Tool Kit for Entrepreneurs by Norm Brodsky
Strategy for Sustainability: A Business Manifesto by Adam Werbach
The Big Short: Inside the Doomsday Machine by Michael Lewis
Who Says Elephants Can't Dance?: Leading a Great Enterprise through Dramatic Change by Louis V., Jr. Gerstner
The Ten Faces of Innovation (English) - Buy The Ten Faces of Innovation : IDEO's Strategies for Defeating the Devil's Advocate and Driving Creativity Throughout Your Organization by Tom Kelley
Too Big to Fail : The Inside Story of How Wall Street and Washington Fought to Save the Financial System by Andrew Ross Sorkin
Rework by Jason Fried
The Innovator's Dilemma : The Revolutionary National Bestseller That Changed The Way We Do Business  by clayton m. christensen
The Paypal Wars : Battles with eBay, the Media, the Mafia, and the Rest of Planet Earth by Eric M. Jackson
Origin of Wealth: Evolution, Complexity, and the Radical Remaking of Economics by Eric D. Beinhocker
Create Your Own Economy: The Path to Prosperity in a Disordered Worldby Tyler Cowen
One Click: Jeff Bezos and the Rise of Amazon.com by Richard Brandt
Predictably Irrational, Revised and Expanded Edition: The Hidden Forces That Shape Our Decisions by Dan Ariely
The Upside of Irrationality: The Unexpected Benefits of Defying Logic by Dan Ariely
Cognitive Surplus: Creativity and Generosity in a Connected Age by Clay Shirky
Super Crunchers: Why Thinking-By-Numbers is the New Way To Be Smart by Ian Ayres by Ian Ayres
The Curse of the Mogul: What's Wrong with the World's Leading Media Companies by Jonathan A. Knee, Bruce C. Greenwald, Ava Seave

Philosophy, Psychology and Spirituality
Let Go of Who You Think You're Supposed to Be and Embrace Who You Are by Brene Brown
Quiet: The Power of Introverts in a World That Can't Stop Talking by Susan Cain
Any Book by Daniel Kahneman 
Why Smart People Can Be So Stupid by Robert J.. Sternberg
Rapt: Attention and the Focused Life: Winifred Gallagher by Winifred Gallagher
Creative Visualization: Use the Power of Your Imagination to Create What You Want in Your Life by Shakti Gawain
You Just Don't Understand: Women and Men in Conversation by Deborah Tannen
Moral Tribes: Emotion, Reason, and the Gap Between Us and Them by Joshua Greene
Why We Make Mistakes: How We Look Without Seeing, Forget Things in Seconds, and Are All Pretty Sure We Are Way Above Average by Joseph T. Hallinan
Tattoos on the Heart: The Power of Boundless Compassion by Gregory Boyle
Flow: The Psychology of Optimal Experience by Mihaly Csikszentmihalyi
The Future of the Mind: The Scientific Quest to Understand, Enhance, and Empower the Mind by Michio Kaku
Why Does the World Exist?: An Existential Detective Story by Jim Holt
Alone Together: Why We Expect More from Technology and Less from Each Others by Sherry Turkle
Supernormal: Science, Yoga, and the Evidence for Extraordinary Psychic Abilities by Dean Radin
Irrational Man: A Study in Existential Philosophy by William Barrett
The Power of Habit: Why We Do What We Do In Life And Business by Charles Duhigg
The Concise 48 Laws of Power by Robert Greene
Prisoner's Dilemma by William Poundstone
Why  We Make Mistakes: How We Look Without Seeing, Forget Things in Seconds,  and Are All Pretty Sure We Are Way Above Average: Joseph T. Hallinan
The Ethical Brain: The Science of Our Moral Dilemmas by Michael S. Gazzaniga
In Defense of Food: An Eater's Manifesto by Michael Pollan
Snoop: What Your Stuff Says About You: Sam Gosling by Sam Gosling
The Stuff of Thought: Language as a Window into Human Nature by Steven Pinker
The Blank Slate: The Modern Denial of Human Nature: Steven Pinker
Influence: The Psychology of Persuasion by Robert B. Cialdini
The Age of Insight: The Quest to Understand the Unconscious in Art, Mind, and Brain, from Vienna 1900 to the Present by Eric Kandel
A Whole New Mind: Why Right-Brainers Will Rule the Future: Daniel H. Pink
Games People Play: The Basic Handbook of Transactional Analysis: Eric Berne.
How to Win Every Argument: The Use and Abuse of Logic: Madsen Pirie
Zen Mind, Beginner's Mind: Shunryu Suzuki, David Chadwick
The Beginning of Infinity: Explanations That Transform the World by David Deutsch
Ecological Rationality: Intelligence in the World (Evolution and Cognition)by Peter M. Todd, Gerd Gigerenzer
This Will Make You Smarter: New Scientific Concepts to Improve Your Thinking (Edge Question Series) by John Brockman
Intuition Pumps And Other Tools for Thinking by Daniel C. Dennett
Amazon.com: Just the Arguments: 100 of the Most Important Arguments in Western Philosophy by Michael Bruce, Steven Barbone
The History of Western Philosophy by Bertrand Russell
The Truth About Everything: An Irreverent History of Philosophy : With Illustrations by Matthew Stewart
Bulfinch's Mythology - All Three Volumes - The Age of Fable, The Age of Chivalry, and Legends of Charlemagne by Thomas Bulfinch
Consilience: The Unity of Knowledge by Edward O. Wilson
Every Thing Must Go: Metaphysics Naturalized by James Ladyman, Don Ross, et al
Antifragile: Things That Gain from Disorder (Incerto): Nassim Nicholas Taleb
The Truth About Everything: An Irreverent History of Philosophy : With Illustrations by Matthew Stewart
Metamagical Themas: Questing For The Essence Of Mind And Pattern by Douglas Hofstadter
Education and the Significance of Life: Krishnamurti
Metaphors We Live By: George Lakoff, Mark Johnson
The Hero with a Thousand Faces: Joseph Campbell
Born to Run: A Hidden Tribe, Superathletes, and the Greatest Race the World Has Never Seen: Christopher McDougall
The User Illusion: Cutting Consciousness Down to Size (Penguin Press   Science) by Tor Norretranders
Outsmarting IQ: The Emerging Science of Learnable Intelligence by David Perkins
Spent: Sex, Evolution, and Consumer Behavior by Geoffrey Miller
The Social Contract (Penguin Classics)by Jean-Jacques Rousseau, Maurice Cranston
Vagabonding: An Uncommon Guide to the Art of Long-Term World Travelby Rolf Potts

History
The Rise and Fall of the British Empire by Lawrence James
The Ascent of Money: A Financial History of the World by Niall Ferguson
The Codebreakers: The Comprehensive History of Secret Communication from Ancient Times to the Internet by David Kahn
The Rational Optimist: How Prosperity Evolves (P.S.) by Matt Ridley
One Minute to Midnight: Kennedy, Khrushchev, and Castro on the Brink of Nuclear War by Michael Dobbs
The Nazi Doctors: Medical Killing and the Psychology of Genocide by Robert Jay Lifton
Civilization: The West and the Rest: Niall Ferguson by Niall Ferguson
The Discoverers by Daniel J. Boorstin
From Dawn to Decadence: 500 Years of Western Cultural Life 1500 to the Present: Jacques Barzun
The Master Switch: The Rise and Fall of Information Empires (Vintage): Tim Wu
Debt - Updated and Expanded: The First 5,000 Years by David Graeber
The Ghost Map: The Story of London's Most Terrifying Epidemic--and How It Changed Science, Cities, and the Modern World: Steven Johnson
Guns, Germs, And Steel : The Fates Of Human Societies by Jared M. Diamond
Why the West Rules--for Now: The Patterns of History, and What They Reveal About the Future: Ian Morrisage
A Farewell to Arms : A Brief Economic History of the World: A Brief Economic History of the World Gregory Clark
The Art of War by Sun Tzu
Churchill's Secret War: The British Empire and the Ravaging of India during World War II by Madhusree Mukerjee
The Revenge of Geography: What the Map Tells Us About Coming Conflicts and the Battle Against Fate by Robert D. Kaplan
Sexual Politics in Modern Iran by Janet Afary
The Most Dangerous Place: Pakistan's Lawless Frontier by Imtiaz Gul
Inside the Crosshairs: Snipers in Vietnam by Col. Michael Lee Lanning
God Created The Integers: The Mathematical Breakthroughs that Changed History by Stephen Hawking
The World Is Flat 3.0: A Brief History of the Twenty-first Century by Thomas L. Friedman

Design
Pattern Language: Towns, Buildings, Construction (Center for Environmental Structure): Christopher Alexander, Sara Ishikawa, Murray Silverstein, Max Jacobson, Ingrid Fiksdahl-King, Shlomo Angel

Health
8 Weeks to Optimum Health: A Proven Program for Taking Full Advantage of Your Body's Natural Healing Power by Andrew Weil

Politics
Resource Wars: The New Landscape of Global Conflict by Michael Klare
The Bottom Billion: Why the Poorest Countries are Failing and What Can Be Done About It by Paul Collier
The Myth of the Rational Voter: Why Democracies Choose Bad Policiesby Bryan Caplan
Justice: What's the Right Thing to Do? by Michael J. Sandel
Game Change: Obama and the Clintons, McCain and Palin, and the Race of a Lifetime by John Heilemann, Mark Halperin
Currency Wars: The Making of the Next Global Crisis by James Rickards
The Audacity of Hope: Thoughts on Reclaiming the American Dream by Barack Obama
The Righteous Mind: Why Good People are Divided by Politics and Religion by  Jonathan Haidt
Economic Facts and Fallacies, 2nd edition by Thomas Sowell

Evolution, Science, and Medicine 
The Shallows: What the Internet is Doing to Our Brains by Nicholas Carr
The Structure of Scientific Revolutions: 50th Anniversary Edition by Thomas S. Kuhn
The Symbolic Species: The Co-evolution of Language and the Brain by Terrence W. Deacon
The 10, 000 Year Explosion: How Civilization Accelerated Human Evolution by Gregory Cochran, Henry Harpending
Origins of Genius: Darwinian Perspectives on Creativity by Dean Keith
At Home in the Universe: The Search for the Laws of Self-Organization and Complexity by Stuart Kauffman
The Wealth of Networks: How Social Production Transforms Markets and Freedom by Yochai Benkler
A Brief History of Time by Stephen Hawking
A Short History of Nearly Everything by Bill Bryson
Asimov's New Guide to Science by Isaac Asimov
Heaven in a Chip: Fuzzy Visions of Society and Science in the Digital Ageby Bart Kosko
Gödel, Escher, Bach: An Eternal Golden Braid by Douglas R. Hofstadter
The Outer Limits of Reason: What Science, Mathematics, and Logic Cannot Tell Us by Noson S. Yanofsky
The Selfish Gene by Richard Dawkins
Mind Wars: Brain Research and National Defense by Jonathan D. Moreno
Evolution for Everyone: How Darwin's Theory Can Change the Way We Think About Our Lives: David Sloan Wilson
Darwin's Dangerous Idea : EVOLUTION AND THE MEANINGS OF LIFE: Daniel C. Dennett
Stiff: The Curious Lives of Human Cadavers by Mary Roach
The New Executive Brain: Frontal Lobes in a Complex World by Elkhonon Goldberg
Catching Fire: How Cooking Made Us Human by Richard Wrangham
The Quark and the Jaguar: Adventures in the Simple and the Complex by Murray Gell-Mann
Figments of Reality: The Evolution of the Curious Mind by Ian Stewart, Jack Cohen

Education
The Art of Learning: An Inner Journey to Optimal Performance: Josh Waitzkin
How Children Fail (Classics in Child Development): John Holt
Wounded by School: Recapturing the Joy in Learning and Standing Up to Old School Culture: Kirsten Olson, Sara Lawrence-Lightfoot, Parker J. Palmer
Summerhill School: A New View of Childhood: A. S. Neill, Albert Lamb
Mindstorms: Children, Computers, And Powerful Ideas: Seymour A. Papert
Curious Minds: How a Child Becomes a Scientist: John Brockman
Teaching as a Subversive Activity: Neil Postman, Charles Weingartner 

Writing
Hat Box: The Collected Lyrics of Stephen Sondheim: Stephen Sondheim
Clear and Simple as the Truth: Francis-Noël Thomas, Mark Turner

Theater and Film
In the Blink of an Eye: A Perspective on Film Editing by Walter Murch
A Practical Handbook for the Actor: Melissa Bruder, Lee Michael Cohn, Madeleine Olnek, Nathaniel Pollack, Robert Previtio, Scott Zigler, David Mamet
The Actor and the Target: Declan Donnellan
How to Stop Acting: Harold Guskin
Different Every Night: Putting the play on stage and keeping it fresh: Mike Alfreds
Notes on Directing: 130 Lessons in Leadership from the Director's Chair: Frank Hauser, Russell Reich
Impro: Improvisation and the Theatre: Keith Johnstone

Shakespeare
Thinking Shakespeare: A How-to Guide for Student Actors, Directors, and Anyone Else Who Wants to Feel More Comfortable With the Bard by Barry Edelstein.
Hamlet in Purgatory by Stephen Greenblatt
Hamlet and Revenge by Eleanor Prosser.
Shakespeare's Metrical Art: George T. Wright

Fiction
The Book Thief by Markus Zusak
A Prayer for Owen Meany by John Irving
The Help by Kathryn Stockett
Sophie's World: A Novel About the History of Philosophy by Jostein Gaarder, Paulette Moller
All the Light We Cannot See by Anthony Doerr
If on a Winter's Night a Traveler by Italo Calvino, William Weaver
The Eight by Katherine Neville
Snow Crash by Neal Stephenson
Sense and Sensibility by Jane Austen
Steppenwolf: A Novel by Hermann Hesse, Basil Creighton
The Glass Bead Game: (Magister Ludi) A Novel by Hermann Hesse, Richard and Clara Winston
The Wall: (Intimacy) and Other Stories (New Directions Paperbook) by Jean-Paul Sartre, Lloyd Alexander
The Brothers Karamazov: Fyodor Dostoevsky, Richard Pevear, Larissa Volokhonsky
Pride And Prejudice by Jane Austen
Emma: Jane Austen
Wuthering Heights: Emily Bronte
The House of Mirth: Edith Wharton
The Fifth Sacred Thing by Starhawk
The Bone People: A Novel by Keri Hulme
Confessions of a Mask by Yukio Mishima
The City & The City (Random House Reader's Circle) by China Mieville
Letters From The Earth by Mark Twain
One Hundred Years of Solitude (P.S.): Gabriel Garcia Marquez, Gregory Rabassa
One Flew Over the Cuckoo's Nest (Signet): Ken Kesey
Watership Down: A Novel: Richard Adams
Cat's Eye: Margaret Atwood
Bleak House (Penguin Classics): Charles Dickens
Lonesome Dove: A Novel: Larry McMurtry
The Catcher in the Rye: J.D. Salinger
The Queen's Gambit: A Novel: Walter Tevis
1Q84: Haruki Murakami, Jay Rubin, Philip ­Gabriel.
War and Peace: Leo Tolstoy.
The Great Gatsby: F. Scott Fitzgerald
Deception Point: Dan Brown

Technical 
How to Find a Habitable Planet (Science Essentials)
Scientific Genius: A Psychology of Science: Dean Keith Simonton
The Extended Phenotype: The Long Reach of the Gene (Popular Science): Richard Dawkins
Rare Earth: Why Complex Life is Uncommon in the Universe: Peter D. Ward, Donald Brownlee
Mind Children: The Future of Robot and Human Intelligence by  Hans Moravec.
The Little Schemer - 4th Edition by Daniel P. Friedman, Matthias Felleisen, Duane Bibby, Gerald J. Sussman
Out of Control: The New Biology of Machines, Social Systems, & the Economic World by Kevin Kelly

Logic and Problem Solving 
What Is the Name of This Book?: The Riddle of Dracula and Other Logical Puzzles (Dover Recreational Math): by Raymond M. Smullyan
The Lady or the Tiger?: and Other Logic Puzzles (Dover Recreational Math) by Raymond M. Smullyan
How to Solve It: A New Aspect of Mathematical Method (Princeton Science Library) by George Polya
Labyrinths of Reason: Paradox, Puzzles, and the Frailty of Knowledge by William Poundstone

Humor
I Hope They Serve Beer In Hell by Tucker Max