Ranked: War for Your Attention

This is a subjective Ranked version of Intriguing Connections: War for Your Attention


  1. Influence: The Psychology of Persuasion by Robert B. Cialdini
  2. The Attention Merchants: The Epic Scramble to Get Inside Our Heads by Tim Wu
  3. Pre-Suasion: A Revolutionary Way to Influence and Persuade by Robert Cialdini
  4. Education in the Digital Age: How We Get There by Nadav Zeimer


  1. Manufacturing Consent: The Political Economy of the Mass Media by Edward S. Herman, Noam Chomsky
  2. Trust Me, I'm Lying: Confessions of a Media Manipulator by Ryan Holiday
  3. Tibet on Fire: Self-Immolations Against Chinese Rule by Tsering Woeser

Mental Bandwidth
  1. Scarcity: Why Having Too Little Means So Much by Sendhil Mullainathan, Eldar Shafir
  2. How We Learn: Why Brains Learn Better Than Any Machine ... for Now by Stanislas Dehaene
  3. Noise: A Flaw in Human Judgment by Daniel Kahneman, Olivier Sibony, and Cass R. Sunstein