Noise, Daniel Kahneman, Oliver Sibony and Cass Sunstein

The work of Daniel Kahneman, Oliver Sibony, and Cass Sunstein, exemplified by “Noise,” serves as a catalyst for positive change in decision-making processes. By raising awareness about the impact of noise, they empower individuals and organizations to identify and mitigate sources of variability and inconsistency, leading to more accurate, fair, and efficient outcomes in various domains of life.

Fifth Discipline, Peter Senge

One of the book’s strengths is its focus on systems thinking, which encourages readers to view organizations as interconnected and complex systems rather than a collection of isolated parts. Senge emphasizes the significance of understanding the relationships and dynamics within a system to identify leverage points for positive change and sustainable growth.

Moneyland, Oliver Bullough

Moneyland is an essential and thought-provoking read that sheds light on the hidden world of the super-rich, sparking conversations about wealth inequality, systemic corruption, and the need for greater financial transparency. It empowers readers to be informed and engaged participants in shaping a fairer future.

Nudge, Richard Thaler and Cass R. Sunstein

The book explores how simple “nudges” can be used to influence people’s decisions and improve their overall well-being in areas like health, wealth, and happiness. The authors argue that by understanding the psychological and emotional factors that influence our choices, policymakers can design policies that encourage people to make better decisions for themselves and society as a whole. The book highlights various examples of nudges in action, including design changes in workplace pension plans, reminders to get vaccinated, and the use of “choice architecture” to encourage healthy eating.

Narconomics, Tom Wainwright

The author argues that the illegal drug trade operates much like a conventional business, with principles such as market competition, brand management, and supply chain management. The book provides an in-depth look at the economics behind the drug trade and how it affects the global economy. It also offers insight into how governments and law enforcement agencies can tackle the issue and reduce its impact. Through interviews with drug lords, dealers, and law enforcement officials, Wainwright provides a unique and informative perspective on the drug trade.

The Spider Network, David Enrich

The book offers a fascinating insight into the characters involved in the LIBOR scandal, showcasing their intelligence, ambition, and cunning as they manipulate the financial markets for personal gain. Enrich skillfully weaves together complex financial concepts, making them accessible to readers without sacrificing the integrity of the story.

Large scale economics vs Agglomeration economics in Tokyo

Jorge has written extensively on the topic, highlighting the challenges and opportunities that Tokyo’s urban design presents for addressing issues such as sustainability, livability, and resilience. He notes that the city’s compact and efficient urban design is a result of its ability to balance the need for economic growth with the need for livable, sustainable and resilient spaces. He also points out that the city’s urban design is shaped by various factors such as government policies, transportation systems, and regulations, which have an impact on the city’s livability and sustainability.