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Relevant: PersonalFinanceLiterature 24 best books on strategy The very best books I read in 2016

All-Time Top Recommendations
(frequently-cited books, in no particular order…)

James Carse, Finite and Infinite Games
Nassim Nicholas Taleb, Antifragile
Michael Lind, Land of Promise
James Scott, Seeing Like a State
Keith Johnstone, Impro
Lakoff and Johnson, Metaphors We Live By
Ron Chernow, Titan
Charles Morris, The Tycoons
T. J. Stiles, The First Tycoon
Barbara Ehrenreich, Bright-Sided
David Allen, Getting Things Done
Pankaj Ghemawat, World 3.0
Francis Fukuyama, The Origins of Political Order
Francis Fukuyama, The End of History and the Last Man
Samuel Florman, The Existential Pleasures of Engineering
Francine Prose, Reading Like a Writer
William Whyte, The Organization Man
Gareth Morgan, Images of Organization
Marc Levinson, The Box
Marshall McLuhan, Understanding Media
Joel Mokyr, The Lever of Riches
Carlotta Perez, Technological Revolutions and Financial Capital
Chet Richards, Certain to Win
Daron Acemoglu and James Robinson, Why Nations Fail
Joseph Tainter, The Collapse of Complex Societies
George Steiner, Nostalgia for the Absolute
Edmund S. Phelps, Mass Flourishing

(I only post/cite video content when the ideas are not available in book form)

Bruce Sterling Reboot 11 Talk (transcript)
Adam Curtis, Century of the Self
Elizabeth Gilbert, TED talk on “daemons” and genius
Honorable Mentions

Dan Pink, Free Agent Nation
Vernor Vinge, Rainbow’s End
Art Kleiner, Who Really Matters
George Dyson, Turing’s Cathedral
James Gleick, The Information
Steven Kaplan, The Hidden Tools of Comedy