Ranking the World’s Most Influential Thinkers

I picked this up from a Tim Ferriss Facebook post.

Ranking the World’s Most Influential Thinkers
I recognize several, but far from all, of the names on the list. Kahneman and Kurzweil have provided me with some very interesting thinking and reading lately.

Here are some books that I highly recommend…

Thinking, Fast and Slow by Daniel Kahneman – This is a great book for understanding how we make decisions and perceive the world. It seems to build in Herbert Simon’s “bounded rationality” and provides more in-depth insights into why we do what we do.


The Singularity Is Near: When Humans Transcend Biology by Ray Kurzweil – A huge book and a very interesting exploration into the impact of technology on what it means to be human.


Transcend: Nine Steps to Living Well Forever by Ray Kurzweil and Terry Grossman – A how to book for living long enough to live forever. Great insights into diet, exercise and supplements.

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