- Thinking Fast and Slow by Daniel Kahnemaan - Understanding biases in our thinking.
- Thinking in Systems by Donella Meadows - Understanding how to think
- The Bitcoin Standard by Saifedean Ammous - Monetary System (How Money works)
- The New Case for Gold by James Rickards - Why Gold based exchange systems like those of our ancestors are superior, because no one can manipulate physics.
- The Selfish Gene by Richard Dawkins - Evolution
- The Wikileaks Files by Julian Assange & Team - Politics(Understanding Games at highest levels)
- The Tao of Jeet Kune Do by Bruce Lee - Martial Arts and expression in zero sum games
- Permanent Record by Edward Snowden - Elaboration on most important piece of news in our times
- Julian Assange - The Unauthorised Autobiography by Julian Assange - Understanding scientific journalism for filtering important news where all news is bought by the powerful people for maintaining their public image and understanding Julian Assange.
- Free as in Freedom by Richard Stallman - Understanding how through non-free software, powerful people control the world today, how the rich become richer and the poor become poorer.
- Kramnik - My Life and Games by Vladimir Kramnik - Learning strategies in a simpler game than life from the world champion himself.
- Limits to Growth by Donella Meadows - Understanding Human Impact on Environment
- Biological Psychology by James Kalat - A technical book for human anatomy to understand that "Our body is us.".
- Winning at Work against all Odds by Ashwani Lohani - To understand value of deliverance and unacceptability of excuses.
- Emotional Intelligence by Daniel Goleman - For understanding our environment and performing well in the long term.
- The Art of UNIX Programming by Eric Raymond - For understanding our computer systems, how ideal code structure looks like, etc.
I strongly hold my opinion that fiction mustn't be something we should learn from. Many authors try to hide behind characters to make the world learn something from it but they're not free from biases. The focus and attention that characters get in novels and their supposed superhuman abilities (any smallest unrealistic increment from reality) throw a learner off truth. No matter how many biases we remove, we can't get rid of them completely.
No religious books should be seen as something to learn from as they mostly have highly inconsistent stories which can influence a person to support any view. Normally, people have an opinion and blinded by hindsight bias, they search verses in religious texts which supports their opinion the most. Surprisingly, in the same text you'll find another exactly opposite opinion to yours supported by the verses.