Recommend Books

Here, you may find a number of interesting books related to Risk and diplomacy and self-help. As you may have seen in my book or in the Risk guides, you may have noticed that a wide range of topics are applicable. When I was researching my book, I came across many interesting sources that helped me to understand a lot more about the interaction between humans. There are Great works from Sun Tzu, Machiavelli, Clausewitz and others. Startegic thinking can be applied to all levels. Playing a game such as Risk and winning it is only one aspect. Negotiating over a price for a house requires the same skills. If you can get better in one, you can most probably improve your performance in the other.

This list is not limited to books only related to Risk. These books are useful on anything you may do on a daily basis as they are full of tips on self-improvement and life-hacks. I have personally found the following books incredibly useful and thought provoking. I will highly recommend them to you.


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Freakonomics: A Rogue Economist Explores the Hidden Side of Everything

Strategy, Psychology, Games, Analysis of systems, Diplomacy

Article Rating:::: 6 Ratings :::: Thursday, March 22, 2007

Steven D. Levitt, Stephen J. Dubner, (2005) Freakonomics: A Rogue Economist Explores the Hidden Side of Everything, William Morrow.

This book explores economics in a different way. Levitt argues that if you keep asking the right questions, you will find interesting answers. He attempts to show us that economic principles can be used to explain many concepts deemed to be mysterious. He shows that underground criminals run theirs activities like a corporation. Or that teachers are just as likely to cheat as their pupils. In a different story he shows how cheaters can be analysed based on an amusing study over the number of bagels consumed per day. His analysis of baby naming patterns are also quite interesting.

Economics deal greatly with patterns. Hence, economics is applicable to many systems, not least playing Risk. Introducing new rules or principle creates incentives for competitors in an environment. If these incentives are not thought out properly, their introduction may backfire. Any action has reactions, and those reactions have even more reactions. This book explores a number of these concepts and illustrates them with easily understandable real-world stories.

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