Nassim Nicholas Taleb Reading List

    1. Thinking, Fast and Slow by Daniel Kahneman


    2. The Tartar Steppe by Dino Buzzati


    3. Thinking and Deciding by Jonathan Baron


    4. What I Learned Losing a Million Dollars by Jim Paul


    5. A Guide To Econometrics by Peter E. Kennedy


    6. The Statistical Mechanics of Financial Markets by Johannes Voit


    7. The Blank Slate: The Modern Denial of Human Nature by Steven Pinker


    8. The New Financial Order: Risk in the 21st Century by Robert J. Shiller


    9. The by Benoît B. Mandelbrot


    10. The Kelly Capital Growth Investment Criterion: Theory and Practice by Leonard C. Maclean


    11. Plato and a Platypus Walk Into a Bar: Understanding Philosophy Through Jokes by Thomas Cathcart


    12. Idea Makers: Personal Perspectives on the Lives & Ideas of Some Notable
      by Stephen Wolfram



    13. Models.Behaving.Badly.: Why Confusing Illusion with Reality Can Lead to
      Disaster, on Wall Street and in Life
      by Emanuel Derman



    14. The Obstacle Is the Way: The Timeless Art of Turning Trials into Triumph by Ryan Holiday


    15. Why Stock Markets Crash: Critical Events in Complex Financial Systems by Didier Sornette


    16. No Bull: My Life in and Out of Markets by Michael Steinhardt


    17. Mean Genes: From Sex to Money to Food: Taming Our Primal Instincts by Terry Burnham


    18. Bull!: A History of the Boom and Bust, 1982-2004 by Maggie Mahar


    19. Consciousness – An Introduction by Susan Blackmore


    20. The Paradox of Choice: Why More Is Less by Barry Schwartz


    21. Good Calories, Bad Calories: Challenging the Conventional Wisdom on Diet, Weight Control, and Disease by Gary Taubes



    22. Happy Accidents: Serendipity in Modern Medical Breakthroughs by Morton A. Meyers


    23. The Discovery of France: A Historical Geography from the Revolution to the First World War by Graham Robb



    24. Seeking Wisdom: From Darwin To Munger by Peter Bevelin


    25. Information: The New Language of Science by Hans Christian Von Baeyer


    26. The Opposing Shore by Julien Gracq


    27. The Wisdom Paradox: How Your Mind Can Grow Stronger as Your Brain Grows Older by Elkhonon Goldberg


    28. Why Everyone by Robert Kurzban


    29. Bull by the Horns: Fighting to Save Main Street from Wall Street and Wall Street from Itself by Sheila Bair


    30. Statistical Models: Theory and Practice by David A. Freedman


    31. A Few Lessons from Sherlock Holmes by Peter Bevelin


    32. Modelling Extremal Events: for Insurance and Finance by Paul Embrechts


    33. The Tyranny of Experts: Economists, Dictators, and the Forgotten Rights of the Poor by William Easterly


    34. Birth of a Theorem: A Mathematical Adventure by Cédric Villani


    35. The Secret of Fatima by Peter J. Tanous


    36. Explaining Social Behavior: More Nuts and Bolts for the Social Sciences by Jon Elster


    37. The Crocodile by Fyodor Dostoyevsky


    38. Collected Fictions by Jorge Luis Borges


    39. Perilous Interventions: The Security Council and the Politics of Chaos by Hardeep Singh Puri


    40. Deep Learning by Ian Goodfellow


    41. The Hour Between Dog and Wolf: Risk Taking, Gut Feelings and the Biology of Boom and Bust by John Coates


    42. The Elements of Statistical Learning: Data Mining, Inference, and Prediction by Trevor Hastie


    43. Who We Are and How We Got Here: Ancient DNA and the New Science of the Human Past by David Reich


    44. Probability Theory by S.R.S. Varadhan


    45. Mathematics: Its Content, Methods and Meaning by A.D. Aleksandrov


    46. Probability, Random Variables and Stochastic Processes with Errata Sheet by Athanasios Papoulis


    47. The Science of Conjecture: Evidence and Probability Before Pascal by James Franklin


    48. Levant: Splendour and Catastrophe on the Mediterranean by Philip Mansel


    49. The Birth of Tragedy by Friedrich Nietzsche


    50. Strangers to Ourselves: Discovering the Adaptive Unconscious by Timothy D. Wilson


    51. The Mind Doesn’t Work That Way: The Scope and Limits of Computational Psychology by Jerry A. Fodor


    52. Mapping the Mind by Rita Carter


    53. Straw Dogs: Thoughts on Humans and Other Animals by John N. Gray


    54. The Making of a Philosopher: My Journey Through Twentieth-Century Philosophy by Colin McGinn


    55. I Think, Therefore I Laugh: The Flip Side of Philosophy by John Allen Paulos


    56. A History of the Mind: Evolution and the Birth of Consciousness by Nicholas Humphrey


    57. Invariances: The Structure of the Objective World by Robert Nozick


    58. Confessions of a Philosopher: A Personal Journey Through Western Philosophy from Plato to Popper by Bryan Magee


    59. Kant and the Platypus: Essays on Language and Cognition by Umberto Eco


    60. Intellectual Life in the Middle Ages: Essays Presented to Margaret Gibson by Lesley M. Smith


    61. The Dream of Reason: A History of Philosophy from the Greeks to the Renaissance by Anthony Gottlieb


    62. The Status Syndrome: How Social Standing Affects Our Health and Longevity by Michael G. Marmot


    63. Social Cognition by Ziva Kunda


    64. How Nature Works: The Science of Self-Organized Criticality by Per Bak


    65. The Sunday Philosophy Club by Alexander McCall Smith


    66. Critical Phenomena in Natural Sciences: Chaos, Fractals, Selforganization and Disorder: Concepts and Tools by Didier Sornette


    67. Financial Derivatives: Pricing, Applications, and Mathematics by Jamil Baz


    68. The Doctrine of Deification in the Greek Patristic Tradition by Norman Russell


    69. The Blank Swan: The End of Probability by Elie Ayache


    70. Free The Animal: Lose Weight & Fat With The Paleo Diet by Richard Nikoley


    71. Body by Science: A Research-Based Program for Strength Training, Body Building, and Complete Fitness in 12 Minutes a Week by John Little


    72. Modern Aramaic Assyrinan/Syriac: Swadaya-english / Turyo-english / English-swadaya-turoy: Dicitonary and Phrasebook by Nicholas Awde


    73. 1,000 Foods To Eat Before You Die: A Food Lover’s Life List by Mimi Sheraton


    74. Rational Decisions by Ken Binmore


    75. The French Revolution and What Went Wrong by Stephen Clarke


    76. Order Without Design: How Markets Shape Cities by Alain Bertaud