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Super Freakonomics

The unique thinking and exploration behind ideas and commonly-held beliefs is what makes Freakonomics such an interesting book. Levitt and Dubner do a fantastic job of breaking down the what’s and why’s behind topics child seat belts and prostitution. The conclusions are…

Mastermind: How to Think Like Sherlock Holmes

Mastermind was yet another shining example of how Maria can combine science and real-world application to help you improve your thinking in some way. Drawing upon stories from the famous detective Sherlock Holmes, Maria provides detailed instructions on how to improve…

Cat’s Cradle

After hearing Tim Ferriss recommend Cat’s Cradle multiple times on his podcast, I had to give this a try. I’m a big believer in reading fiction every once in awhile although my natural tendency is to read nonfiction. Vonnegut’s writing style…

Creativity, Inc.

The book, written by Ed Catmull, the president of Pixar, details a bit of the history of Pixar as well as some overarching themes of their company that have helped them to produce so many box office hits. Ed lays out…

Autopilot: The Art and Science of Doing Nothing

Harping on the dangers of our current working culture, Andrew presents example after example of respected philosophers, poets, and thinkers in our history and details how idle time was crucial to their greatest achievements. He offers up the story of…

Steal Like an Artist

Austin writes in a straight-to-the-point type of style only including the necessary information and leaving out all of the fluff. He draws from numerous sources for support and communicates his ideas in a way that is both informative and inspiring.…

Show Your Work

Similar to Steal Like an Artist, Show Your Work is meant to inspire creative professionals to action, encouraging them to worry less about perfection and connect with their intended audience through showcasing the rough drafts of their work. I know personally…