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. The Constitution of Knowledge: A Defense of Truth by Jonathan Rauch
  2. Manufacturing Consent: The Political Economy of the Mass Media by Edward S. Herman, Noam Chomsky
  3. Trust Me, I'm Lying: Confessions of a Media Manipulator by Ryan Holiday
  4. 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
  4. The Master and His Emissary: The Divided Brain and the Making of the Western World by Iain McGilchrist

  1. Why Societies Need Dissent by Cass R. Sunstein
  2. Never Split the Difference: Negotiating As If Your Life Depended On It by Chris Voss
  3. Corruptible: Who Gets Power and How It Changes Us by Brian Klaas
  4. War Is a Force that Gives Us Meaning by Chris Hedges
  5. The Age of Surveillance Capitalism: The Fight for a Human Future at the New Frontier of Power by Shoshana Zuboff
  6. Science Fictions: The Epidemic of Fraud, Bias, Negligence and Hype in Science by Stuart Ritchie
  7. Woke Racism: How a New Religion Has Betrayed Black America by John McWhorter
  8. Starry Messenger: Cosmic Perspectives on Civilization by Neil deGrasse Tyson
  9. Everybody Lies: Big Data, New Data, and What the Internet Can Tell Us About Who We Really Are by Seth Stephens-Davidowitz
  10. Data and Goliath: The Hidden Battles to Collect Your Data and Control Your World by Bruce Schneier
  11. How to Win Friends and Influence People by Dale Carnegie
  12. Freefall: America, Free Markets, and the Sinking of the World Economy by Joseph E. Stiglitz