Reading List for the Week ending May 12, 2017

  1. Super humans live among us
  2. To My Old Master
  3. How tastes evolve
  4. Why You Need To Hire Job Candidates With These Three “Weaknesses”
  5. Yes, Life in the Fast Lane Kills You (Biology, evolution)
  6. Beauty-driven morality
  7. Defending myself (vs. offending my self)
  8. The Map is Not the Territory
  9. The taboo of menstruation
  10. The Partnership Fallacy
  11. Analogy: The Calculus Camera
  12. Up and Down the Ladder of Abstraction
  13. Bad arguments as evidence
  14. Why You’re Biased About Being Biased
  15. Against flow

Reading List for the Week ending May 05, 2017

  1. Letter to my younger self
  2. This Is What Musical Notes Actually Look Like
  3. Let Go of the Learning Baggage
  4. Will Tesla Do to Cars What Apple Did to Smartphones?
  5. Mental Model: Hanlon’s Razor
  6. Understanding Discrete vs. Continuous Growth
  7. You look like you’re lying (when you’re nervous)
  8. The Shirk & Turk Principle
  9. Uber’s C.E.O. Plays With Fire
  10. Tell him about his father
  11. Shopping for happiness
  12. Why Kickstarter Decided to Radically Transform its Business Model
  13. Against covert hypnosis
  14. Meet the doughnut: the new economic model that could help end inequality
  15. Beyond Retirement: A New Social Compact for the Age of Longevity

Reading List for the Week ending April 28, 2017

  1. I Joined Airbnb at 52, and Here’s What I Learned About Age, Wisdom, and the Tech Industry
  2. The Emerging Neuroscience of Intrinsic Motivation
  3. The inside story of the rise and rise of Uber
  4. Where Are You, Sexularity?
  5. The bingo method
  6. Obsession Is Natural
  7. Watch your language (more like mathematics of bet)
  8. You’re Too Busy. You Need a ‘Shultz Hour.’
  9. 7 of World’s most difficult conversations in recent history
  10. How to Choose a Goddess (Using a Spreadsheet)
  11. An Intuitive Guide To Exponential Functions & e
  12. Living in the age of outrage
  13. Speed as a habit
  14. If Google achieves superintelligence, time zones will be its Achilles heel (more like why google calendar sucks)
  15. A Brief History of Existential Terror

Reading List for the Week ending April 21, 2017

  1. The Different Approaches Firms Use to Set Strategy
  2. The hidden psychology of menu design
  3. How to be clumsy
  4. How to shuffle songs
  5. Surprising Uses of the Pythagorean Theorem
  6. Who cut down the last tree?
  7. What do blind people actually see?
  8. This is the Jeff Bezos playbook for preventing Amazon’s demise
  9. Looking for a business idea? Focus on the meta problems
  10. “Flinching away from truth” is often about *protecting* the epistemology
  11. Attractor Theory: A Model of Minds and Motivation
  12. Speed of Implementation and The Law of Shitty Click Throughs
  13. PARADE Method
  14. How to get lucky : Focus on the fat tails
  15. What if there was no British Raj?

Reading List for the Week ending April 14, 2017

  1. Not Leadership Material? Good. The World Needs Followers.
  2. Why Should a Melon Cost As Much As a Car?
  3. Fear, failure and shame, oh my
  4. 10 tricks to appear smart during meetings
  5. How Uber uses psychological tricks to push its drivers’ buttons
  6. Do Things that Don’t Scale
  7. Seriously vs. personally
  9. Want to make America’s roads safer? Give undocumented immigrants driver’s license
  10. Life is a Video Game – Here Are the Cheat Codes
  11. On pacing and credibly signalling empathy
  12. Bias from liking / loving
  13. Learning languages very quickly — with the help of some very basic Data Science (Pareto Application)
  14. Why men rape?
  15. Your brain does not process information and it is not a computer

Reading List for the Week ending April 07, 2017

Note : As per the suggestions by one of the readers, I am changing the naming convention for the reading list. The week ending will be the coming week’s Friday. The idea is to nudge this as a deadline, hence a perception of a goal to be achieved. 


  1. Unselling
  2. 15 essential skills they didn’t teach you in college
  3. How to Win with Automation (Hint: It’s Not Chasing Efficiency)
  4. Why You Feel the Urge to Jump
  5. Cars and second order consequences
  6. The dark side of Transparency
  7. Machine intelligence will let us all work like CEOs
  8. Mental Model: Bias from Conjunction Fallacy
  9. Who watches?
  10. Amazon’s Ambitions Unboxed: Stores for Furniture, Appliances and More
  11. Why predicting behavior is so hard
  12. 8 Classic storytelling techniques for engaging presentations
  13. Does Doing the Same Work Over and Over Again Make You Less Ethical?
  14. What happens if Uber fails? 
  15. The $99 Billion idea

Reading List for the Week ending March 26, 2017

  1. The timeless parable of Mr. Market
  2. Israeli model holds the answers to China’s quest for technology and innovation
  3. Counting beans
  4. Average is over: Why the skills required for great jobs are changing
  5. How foreign aid helps Americans
  6. The real Casanova
  7. The patriot missile failure (Concept of overflowing CS)
  8. Why is Mahatma Gandhi so evil in Civilization(Game) (Concept of overflowing CS)
  9. Do algorithms beat us at complex decision making?
  10. Searching for the algorithms underlying life
  11. 6 Algorithms to improve your life
  12. This Googler explains how to design your time rather than manage it
  13. How arrogance can make even an obnoxious person popular
  14. The productivity paradox
  15. Flipkart, Ola & Government Protection: An Alternate view