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Best (reading) of 2009


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Here are my best of for 2009:

 

Books that I read this year that I highly recommend:

 

 

Your Brain at Work--simply brilliant--I'm sending it to friends and family

Evolution for Everyone--brilliant

Think Twice--great

Influence, Science and Practice.  A text book like version of Cialdini's classic Influence

Dance with Chance--good

8 steps to a pain free back-- if you have back troubles, get this book, trust me

Physics for future presidents--good read for scientists, policy makers, and general public

 

Websites:

This board (of course)

Farnam Street

Sanjay Bakshi's lecture notes

Various places that have college courses online: mit, uc berkeley, academicearth,org

 

What have you seen or read that you recommend?

 

Netnet

 

 

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A few of my favorites read in 2009:

 

Complexity: A Guided Tour (Similar to Deep Simplicity)

The Age of Aging: How Demographics are Changing the Global Economy and Our World

Speculative Contagion: An Antidote for Speculative Epidemics

Explaining Social Behavior: More Nuts and Bolts for the Social Sciences

Mr. Market Miscalculates: The Bubble Years and Beyond

Predictably Irrational: The Hidden Forces That Shape Our Decisions

Outliers: The Story of Success

The 10,000 Year Explosion: How Civilization Accelerated Human Evolution

 

Cheers

JEast

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