The list author says: "This is a collection of books that I found mind-broadening or particularly insightful. There is a slight finance bent to the list given my profession, but generally the focus is just on breadth of knowledge and generalizability of content between industries."
"Keynes, in addition to his renowned work in Economics, was a philosopher and mathematician. His "A Treatise on Probability" provides insight into his view of the philosophy of uncertainty, and the mathematics that such a philosophy implies. It's dense, but well worth it if you can make it through."
"Probably the best summary of the work that won Schelling the Nobel, this describes the Harvard professor's view on international relations and, more specifically, the applicability of game theory in political contexts."
"Entertaining discussion of Billy Beane and Co.'s application of statistics in their management of the Oakland A's. Definitely accessible, and a great read. Far-reaching applications of the thought process employed."
"Best overview of the history of the film/tv industry, evolving business structure, and sophisticated nature of financing and operational arrangements employed. Very entertaining, and littered with insight gained through hands-on experience."
"Labyrinthine discussion of the frailty of knowledge. A fascinating read through-out, and provides a good overview of many of the more frustrating and wonderful paradoxes that exist currently within logical fields."