This is the most important books I’ve read:
Behavioral Psychology, Bias & Heuristics:
1. “Influence: The Psychology of Persuasion” by Robert B. Cialdini
This is probably the most important book I’ve read. In it Cialdini outlines the human tendency to act like unconscious pre-programmed robots. It’s also an easy and entertaining read.
2. “Thinking Fast and Slow” by Daniel Kahneman
This book by Nobel Prize winner D. Kahneman is similar in topic to “Influence” above. Kahneman is widely recognised for his studies on heuristics and biases. In this book he explains it all.
Probability, Risk, Complexity, Uncertainty, Bias:
Nassim N. Taleb is a master in the area of risk, uncertainty and probability. Also, Taleb’s twitter account is gold: @nntaleb.
3. “Antifragile: Things That Gains From Disorder” by N.N. Taleb
4. “The Black Swan: The Impact of the Highly Improbable” by N.N Taleb
The Sovereign Individual contains strategies for adapting to the information age. The Lessons of History is a summary of the major events and trends in history.
5. “The Sovereign Individual: Mastering the Transition to the Information Age” by James Dale Davidson and William Rees-Mogg
6. “The Lessons of History” by Will & Ariel Durant
Mind, Meditation, Spirituality:
These books are brilliant. There’s tons of great books in the area of zen, meditation, mindfulness. What books you read is less important. The important thing is to practice what you learn in your daily life.
7. “Zen Mind Beginners Mind” by Shunryu Suzuki
9. “Siddhartha” by Hermann Hesse