Big Ideas


Antifragile: Things That Gain from Disorder
The Tipping Point: How Little Things Can Make a Big Difference
Outliers: The Story of Success
The Black Swan: The Impact of the Highly Improbable
Quiet: The Power of Introverts in a World That Can't Stop Talking
Blink: The Power of Thinking Without Thinking
Freakonomics: A Rogue Economist Explores the Hidden Side of Everything (Freakonomics, #1)
The Wisdom of Crowds
Ethics
What the Dog Saw and Other Adventures
The Martian
The World's Greatest Idea: The Fifty Greatest Ideas That Have Changed Humanity
Where Good Ideas Come From: The Natural History of Innovation
The Hedgehog and the Fox: An Essay on Tolstoy's View of History
Fooled by Randomness: The Hidden Role of Chance in Life and in the Markets

Kurt Vonnegut
And, if you'll investigate the history of science, my dear boy, I think you'll find that most of the really big ideas have come from intelligent playfulness. All the sober, thin-lipped concentration is really just a matter of tidying up around the fringes of the big ideas.
Kurt Vonnegut, Armageddon in Retrospect