Mindsets: Optimism vs Pessimism, Growth vs Fixed, Atomism vs Holism and Motivation 3.0
Learning How to Learn
The Brain That Changes Itself: Stories of Personal Triumph from the Frontiers of Brain ScienceThe Talent Code: Greatness Isn't Born. It's Grown. Here's How.The Straight-A Conspiracy: Your Secret Guide to Ending the Stress of School and Totally Ruling the WorldLa Conspiración de las Calificaciones Perfectas
Humanity’s Superpower: How Social Intelligence Allows Us to Evolve Our Cultural Software
Gardens of Democracy: Inclusivity is the key to unleashing the wisdom of crowds
The Other Path: The Economic Answer to TerrorismThe Origins of Political Order: From Prehuman Times to the French RevolutionStart-Up Nation: The Story of Israel's Economic MiracleThe Gardens of DemocracyA Capitalism for the People: Recapturing the Lost Genius of American ProsperityWhy Nations Fail: The Origins of Power, Prosperity, and Poverty
Counterinsurgency and Cultural Change
Uncle Tom's CabinThe JungleSilent SpringLearning to Eat Soup With a Knife: Counterinsurgency Lessons from Malaya and VietnamThe US Army/Marine Corps Counterinsurgency Field ManualThe Bully Pulpit: Theodore Roosevelt and the Golden Age of JournalismHouston, We Have a Narrative: Why Science Needs StoryIs Shame Necessary? : New Uses for an Old Tool
Selfish individuals outcompete altruistic individuals. Altruistic groups outcompete selfish groups.
Nothing to Envy: Ordinary Lives in North KoreaStart-Up Nation: The Story of Israel's Economic MiracleBossypantsThe Smartest Guys in the Room: The Amazing Rise and Scandalous Fall of EnronCreativity, Inc.: Overcoming the Unseen Forces That Stand in the Way of True InspirationDear Reader: The Unauthorized Autobiography of Kim Jong IlThe Birth of Korean Cool: How One Nation Is Conquering the World Through Pop CultureDoes Altruism Exist?: Culture, Genes, and the Welfare of Others (Foundational Questions in Science)
Yalli’s question: Why does the west have so much cargo?
Guns, Germs, and Steel: The Fates of Human SocietiesThe Origins of Political Order: From Prehuman Times to the French RevolutionWhy Nations Fail: The Origins of Power, Prosperity, and PovertySapiens: A Brief History of HumankindPolitical Order and Political Decay: From the Industrial Revolution to the Globalization of Democracy
Elegance for everything!
The Other Path: The Economic Answer to TerrorismIn Pursuit of Elegance: Why the Best Ideas Have Something MissingA Capitalism for the People: Recapturing the Lost Genius of American ProsperityCreativity, Inc.: Overcoming the Unseen Forces That Stand in the Way of True InspirationHouston, We Have a Narrative: Why Science Needs StoryRepublic, Lost: Version 2.0
Corruption, Political Decay and the Collapse of Societies
The Collapse of Complex Societies (New Studies in Archaeology) ReprintThe Other Path: The Economic Answer to TerrorismSo Damn Much Money: The Triumph of Lobbying and the Corrosion of American GovernmentCollapse: How Societies Choose to Fail or Succeed: Revised EditionWhy Nations Fail: The Origins of Power, Prosperity, and PovertyPolitical Order and Political Decay: From the Industrial Revolution to the Globalization of DemocracyRepublic, Lost: Version 2.0
Storytelling (and the problems of the science to narrative chain)
Story: Substance, Structure, Style and the Principles of ScreenwritingThe Writer's Journey: Mythic Structure for Writers, 3rd EditionThe Anatomy of Story: 22 Steps to Becoming a Master StorytellerMerchants of Doubt: : How a Handful of Scientists Obscured the Truth on Issues from Tobacco Smoke to Global WarmingHouston, We Have a Narrative: Why Science Needs Story
Why is the long trend of history towards rising prosperity?
Guns, Germs, and Steel: The Fates of Human SocietiesA Splendid Exchange: How Trade Shaped the WorldThe Birth of Plenty: How the Prosperity of the Modern World was CreatedThe Rational Optimist: How Prosperity Evolves (P.S.)The Better Angels of Our Nature: Why Violence Has DeclinedWhy Information GrowsUltrasociety: How 10,000 Years of War Made Humans the Greatest Cooperators on EarthThe Physics of Life: The Evolution of Everything