Reading List

In writing this one book, I owe such a vast debt to other writers that it can scarcely be expressed. As a token gesture, I’m laying at your door this list of books and articles that didn’t just change my thinking, they changed who I could be.

General Reading
  • Mindset by Carol S Dweck.
  • The Brain that Changes Itself by Norman Doidge.
  • Thinking, Fast and Slow by Daniel Kahneman.
No Walking
  • Rip It Up by Robert Wiseman.
  • Fletcher, Ben (C), Jill Hanson, Nadine Page, and Karen Pine. ‘FIT – Do Something Different: A New Behavioral Program for Sustained Weight Loss’. Swiss Journal of Psychology 70, no. 1 (January 2011): 25–34. doi:10.1024/1421-0185/a000035.
No Aeroplanes
No Mobile Phone
  • Przybylski, A. K., and N. Weinstein. ‘Can You Connect with Me Now? How the Presence of Mobile Communication Technology Influences Face-to-Face Conversation Quality’. Journal of Social and Personal Relationships 30, no. 3 (1 May 2013): 237–46. doi:10.1177/0265407512453827.
  • ‘Continuous Partial Attention’ by Linda Stone.
  • Deep Work by Cal Newport
No Supermarkets
  • Paradox of Choice by Barry Schwartz.
  • The Power of Habit by Charles Duhigg.
  • Tescopoly by Andrew Simms. See also the Tescopoly website.
No Money
  • Debt: The First 5000 Years by David Graeber.
  • Happy Money by Elizabeth Dunn and Michael Norton.
  • The Man Who Quit Money by Mark Sundeen.
  • The Moneyless Manifesto by Mark Boyle.
No Borders
  • Almost anything written about migration by an economist! For example, Alex Tabarrok or listen to a selection on this Freakonomics podcast.
  • Calais Migrant Solidarity: Written by No Border activists in Calais.
  • Open Borders: Full of articles explaining the rational case for free migration, with perspectives from history, economics and human rights law.
  • Extreme Rambling by Mark Thomas.
No Ego
  • Breaking Open the Head by Daniel Pinchbeck.
  • The Psychedelic Explorer’s Guide by James Fadiman.
  • The Trip Treatment by Michael Pollan.