Ranked: How To Have A Conversation?

This is a subjective Ranked version of Intriguing Connections: How To Have A Conversation?


This is a list of books on how to have conversations.


How To Think About The Conversation Partner(s):

  1. How Emotions Are Made: The Secret Life of the Brain by Lisa Feldman Barrett
  2. Curious: The Desire to Know and Why Your Future Depends on It by Ian Leslie
  3. The Theory of Moral Sentiments by Adam Smith
  4. Emotional Intelligence by Daniel Goleman
  5. 12 Rules for Life: An Antidote to Chaos by Jordan B. Peterson

What Prevents A Quality Conversations:
  1. Hot Buttons: How to Resolve Conflict and Cool Everyone Down by Sybil Evans, Sherry Suib Cohen
  2. The Constitution of Knowledge: A Defense of Truth by Jonathan Rauch
  3. Scarcity: Why Having Too Little Means So Much by Sendhil Mullainathan, Eldar Shafir
  4. The Myth of Left and Right: How the Political Spectrum Misleads and Harms America by Verlan Lewis, Hyrum Lewis
  5. Blind Spots: Why We Fail to Do What's Right and What to Do about It by Max H. Bazerman, Ann E. Tenbrunsel
  6. Woke Racism: How a New Religion Has Betrayed Black America by John McWhorter
  7. The End of Gender: Debunking the Myths about Sex and Identity in Our Society by Debra Soh
  8. Think Like a Freak by Steven D. Levitt, and Stephen J. Dubner
  9. Fight Club Politics: How Partisanship Is Poisoning the U.S. House of Representatives by Juliet Eilperin
  10. The Open Society and Its Enemies by Karl Popper
  11. Artificial Intelligence: A Guide for Thinking Humans by Melanie Mitchell

What Prevents A Quality Conversations / Fiction: 
  1. A Voracious Grief by Lindsey Lamh


How To Have A Quality Conversations:
  1. Never Split the Difference: Negotiating As If Your Life Depended On It by Chris Voss
  2. Influence: The Psychology of Persuasion by Robert B. Cialdini
  3. How We Learn: Why Brains Learn Better Than Any Machine ... for Now by Stanislas Dehaene
  4. The Socrates Express: In Search of Life Lessons from Dead Philosophers by Eric Weiner
  5. The Possibility Principle: How Quantum Physics Can Improve the Way You Think, Live, and Love by Mel Schwartz
  6. Pre-Suasion: A Revolutionary Way to Influence and Persuade by Robert Cialdini
  7. The Heroine With 1,001 Faces by Maria Tatar
  8. From Third World to First: The Singapore Story: 1965-2000 by Lee Kuan Yew
  9. How to Win Friends and Influence People by Dale Carnegie

The Need For Disagreement And Different Perspectives:
  1. Why Societies Need Dissent by Cass R. Sunstein
  2. In Defense of Troublemakers: The Power of Dissent in Life and Business by Charlan Jeanne Nemeth
  3. A Philosophy of Evil by Lars Svendsen
  4. Think Again: The Power of Knowing What You Don't Know by Adam Grant
  5. On Liberty by John Stuart Mill
  6. The Wisdom of Crowds by James Surowiecki

Context Of Quality Conversations:
Group Dynamics:
  1. The Secret of Our Success: How Culture Is Driving Human Evolution, Domesticating Our Species, and Making Us Smarter by Joseph Henrich
  2. Political Tribes: Group Instinct and the Fate of Nations by Amy Chua
  3. Rule Makers, Rule Breakers: Tight and Loose Cultures and the Secret Signals that Direct Our Lives by Michele Gelfand
  4. Moral Tribes: Emotion, Reason, and the Gap Between Us and Them by Joshua D. Greene
  5. Inventing the Enemy by Umberto Eco