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15 Unconventional Book Recommendations for Data Scientists

books data science success Aug 09, 2018

As data scientists, we often find ourselves building models that predict human behavior.

This usually means spending a lot of time on the machine side of the equation... but shouldn't we be spending an equal amount of time on the human side?

To predict human behavior, you first have to understand human behavior.

Unfortunately, this isn't an easy task. (hint: less than 10% of it is rational)

If you'd like some insights into human thinking, decision making, and behavior that are also entertaining and practical, check out the 15 books below.

As a side benefit, you may change your life in the process. Enjoy.

  1. The Power of Habit
  2. Influence
  3. Evolutionary Psychology
  4. Hooked
  5. Pre-Suasion
  6. Never Split the Difference
  7. The Art of War
  8. A Few Lessons for Investors and Managers
  9. Poor Charlie's Almanac
  10. Mind in Society
  11. Contagious
  12. Thinking, Fast and Slow
  13. Unlimited Memory
  14. The Selfish Gene
  15. Riveted

 

p.s. I don't get anything if you buy books from the links above, I just think you'll get a lot out of reading them.

 
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