Insight

A Listmania! list by Daniel Hatkoff
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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."
Fooled by Randomness: The Hidden Role of Chance in Life and in the Markets (Incerto)
1.  Fooled by Randomness: The Hidden Role of Chance in Life and in the Markets (Incerto) by Nassim Nicholas Taleb
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  "Fusion of philosophy, probability theory, psychology, and experience that help to illuminate how our brains are inclined to seek patterns in randomness. Very thought-provoking book."
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A Treatise on Probability
2.  A Treatise on Probability by John Maynard Keynes
The list author says:
  "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."
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Choice and Consequence
3.  Choice and Consequence by Thomas C. Schelling
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  "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."
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Flaubert's Parrot
4.  Flaubert's Parrot by Julian Barnes
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  "Brilliant fiction that gives a new meaning to Critical Lit."
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Moneyball: The Art of Winning an Unfair Game
5.  Moneyball: The Art of Winning an Unfair Game by Michael Lewis
The list author says:
  "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."
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4.5 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (1,112 customer reviews) | 1 customer discussion

The Big Picture: Money and Power in Hollywood
6.  The Big Picture: Money and Power in Hollywood by Edward Jay Epstein
The list author says:
  "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."
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Labyrinths of Reason: Paradox, Puzzles, and the Frailty of Knowledge
7.  Labyrinths of Reason: Paradox, Puzzles, and the Frailty of Knowledge by William Poundstone
The list author says:
  "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."
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