Inspiration List For My “To-be-written” Books

Inspiration List For My To-be-written Books




Physical Computing

  1. The Society of Mind [Paperback] by Marvin Minsky (Amazon)
  2. The Emotion Machine – Marvin Minsky
  3. How to create a Mind – Ray Kurzweil
  4. On Intelligence – Jeff Hawkins
  5. How the Mind Works – Steven Pinker

Education; Neuroscience; Psychology; Cognitive Science

  1. Phantoms in the Brain – V S Ramachandran
  2. The Tell Tale Brain – V S Ramachandran
  3. The man Who Mistook his Wife for a Hat – Oliver Sacks
  4. Musicophilia – Oliver Sacks
  5. Hallucinations – Oliver Sacks
  6. Consciousness – Antonio Damasio
  7. The Second Nature – Gerald Edelman
  8. How the Mind Works – Steven Pinker

Linguistics; Cognitive Science
  1. The Language Instinct – Steven Pinker

Expertise; Complexity; Human Organization; Managing Complexity
  1. The Checklist Manifesto – Atul Gawande, MD

Future of Technology
  1. Abundance – Peter Diamandis, MD
  2. The Singularity is near – Ray Kurzweil
  3. Physics of the Future – Michio Kaku, PhD
  4. The Future – Al Gore
  5. The Road Ahead – Bill Gates [1995; “Information Superhighway” which came to be known as the “Internet”, and the “Web” on top of it]
  6. The New Digital Age: Transforming Nations, Businesses, and Our Lives by Eric Schmidt, Jared Cohen

Technology in Business:
  1. Business @ The Speed of Thought – Bill Gates

Management and Innovation at Tech Companies

  1. How Google Works by Eric Schmidt & Jonathan Rosenberg 

Brain Sciences

Economics; Behavioral Economics
  1. Thinking Fast and Slow – Daniel Kahneman

Creativity; Process of Inventions & Discoveries
  1. Imagine – Jonah Lehrer
  2. Where Good Ideas Come From by Steven Johnson

Memory; Expertise
  1. Moonwalking with Einstein – Joshua Foer

Marketing; Business; Psychology
  1. Influence – Robert Cialdini, PhD

Human Decision Making
  1. How we decide – Jonah Lehrer
  2. Blink – Malcolm Gladwell
  3. Thinking Fast and Slow – Daniel Kahnemann; PhD [Behavioral Economics; Behavioral Finance]

MetaCognition; Critical Thinking; Creativity
  1. How to Solve It: A New Aspect of Mathematical Method by George Polya
  2. The Thinker’s Way – John Chaffee, PhD [Critical Thinking; Philosopher’s Tools]
  3. Think Like A Champ – Donald Trump [Success in Business and Life]
  4. Think Like A Freak – Steven Levitt, Stephen Dubner
  5. The Organized Mind: Thinking Straight in the Age of Information Overload by Daniel J Levitin (Amazon)

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