Papers & Books

For an updated list of references in Mind the Post, see here

– Ron Adner, “When are technologies disruptive? a demand-based view of the emergence of competition”, Strategic Management Journal 23-8, pages 667–688, August 2002
– Mats Alvesson and André Spicer, “A Stupidity-Based Theory of Organizations“, Journal of Management Studies 49:7 November 2012
– Dan Ariely, Uri Gneezy, George Loewenstein, and Nina Mazar “Large Stakes and Big Mistakes“, Federal Reserve Bank of Boston, WP No. 05-11, July 2005
– Kenneth J. Arrow, “A difficulty in the concept of social welfare“, The Journal of Political Economy, Vol. 58, No. 4, pp. 328-346; 1950
– W. Brian Arthur, “Why do things become more complex?“, Scientific American, May 1993
– W. Brian Arthur, “Myths and Realities of the High-Tech Economy”, Talk given at Credit Suisse First Boston Thought Leader Forum, Sep 10, 2000
– W. Brian Arthur, “The Second Economy“, McKinsey Quarterly, October 2011
– Albert-László Barabási, “Linked: The New Science of Networks“, 2002.
– Michael Batty, “The size, scale, and shape of cities”, Science 319, 769-771; Feb. 2008
– Roy F Baumeister, Kathleen D Vohs, Jennifer L Aaker and Emily N Garbinsky, “Some key differences between a happy life and a meaninful life“, Stanford Graduate School of Business Research Paper No. 2119, October 2012
– Eric Beinhocker, “The Origin of Wealth“, Harvard Business School Press, 2006
– Yochai Benkler, “The Wealth of Networks: How Social Production Transforms Markets and Freedom“, 2006
– Luís Bettencourt,  José Lobo, Dirk Helbing, Christian Kühnert and Geoffrey B. West, “Growth, innovation, scaling, and the pace of life in cities“,  PNAS April 2007; vol. 104, no. 17; 7301–7306
– Luís M. A. Bettencourt, “The Origins of Scaling in Cities” Science 340, 1438-1441; June 2013
– David G. Blanchflower, “Is Well-being U-Shaped over the Life Cycle?“, Social Science and Medicine, 2008 (draft)
– Johan Bollen, Herbert Van de Sompel, Aric Hagberg, Luis Bettencourt, Ryan Chute, Marko A. Rodriguez, Lyudmila Balakireva, “Clickstream Data Yields High-Resolution Maps of Science” Library of Science ONE, March 11, 2009.
– Nick Bolstrom, “Are You Living in a Computer Simulation?”, Philosophical Quarterly Vol. 53, No. 211, pp. 243-255; 2003
– Nick Bolstrom, “Where Are They? Why I hope the search for extraterrestrial life finds nothing”, MIT Technology Review, May/June 2008
– Nick Bolstrom, “Existential Risk Prevention as Global Priority”, Global Policy Volume 4 . Issue 1 . February 2013
– Laura Brandimarte, Alessandro Acquisti, George Loewenstein, “Misplaced Confidences: Privacy and the Control Paradox“, Carnegie Mellon University (pre-print)
– Sergey Brin and Lawrence Page, “The Anatomy of a Large-Scale Hypertextual Web Search Engine“, Computer Networks and ISDN Systems 30: 107–117, 1998
– Frederick Phillips Brooks, Jr, “The Mythical Man-Month: Essays on Software Engineering“, Addison Wesley 1975
– Sarah F. Brosnan, Frans B. M. de Waal, “Evolution of responses to (un)fairness”Science DOI: 10.1126/science.1251776
– Erik Brynjolfsson and Andrew McAfee “Race Against The Machine“, Digital Frontier Press, October 2011
– Andrea Cavagna, Alessio Cimarelli, Irene Giardina, Giorgio Parisi, Raffaele Santagati, Fabio Stefanini, and Massimiliano Viale, “Scale-free correlations in starling flocks“, PNAS 107-16, June 2010
– Gregory Chaitin, “Meta Math!: The Quest for Omega“, 2005
– David J. Chalmers, “Facing up to the problem of consciousness“, Journal of Consciousness Studies 2 (3), 1995
– David J. Chalmers, “The Singularity: A Philosophical Analysis“, Journal of Consciousness Studies 17:7-65, 2010
– Clayton Christensen, “The Innovator Dilemma”,  Harvard Business Review Press; 1st edition (May 1, 1997); HarperBusiness; Reprint edition (October 4, 2011)
– Clayton Christensen, Michael Raynor & Matthew Verlinden, “Skate to Where the Money Will Be”, HBR November 2001
– Julie Cohen, “What Privacy is For” Harvard Law Review, Vol. 126, 2013
– Miles Corak, “Income Inequality, Equality of Opportunity, and Intergenerational Mobility”, Journal of Economic Perspectives, 27(3): 79-102. (2013)
– Tylen Cowen, “The Great Stagnation“, Dutton Adult, January 2011
– Richard Dawkins, “The Selfish Gene” 1976
– John Dewey, “Creative Democracy: The Task Before Us”, 1939
– Rubin I. M. Dunbar, “The Social Brain Hypothesis“, 1998
– The Economist, “The long march of everyman“, December 2005
– The Economist, “The Avuncular State, Report on the new paternalism“, April 2006
– The Economist, “The U-bend of Life“, December 2010
– The Economist, “The disposable academic“, December 2010
– The Economist, “Policy Failure on a massive scale“, Free Exchange, July 2011
– The Economist, “Body of Evidence: Is a concentration of wealth at the top to blame for financial crises?“, Marzo 2012
– Chris Eliasmith, Terrence C. Stewart, Xuan Choo, Trevor Bekolay, Travis DeWolf,, Charlie Tang, Daniel Rasmussen, “A Large-Scale Model of the Functioning Brain“, Science 30 Vol. 338 no. 6111 pp. 1202-1205; November 2012
– Richard Feynman, “There is plenty of room at the bottom“, 1959
– Richard Feynman, “The Feynman Lectures on physics”, 1964
– Richard Feynman, “Surely you are joking, Mr Feynman“, 1985
– Francis Fukuyama, “The End of History?”, The National Interest, Summer 1989
– Francis Fukuyama, “The Future of History“, Foreign Affairs, February 2012
– Henry Farrell and Cosma Shalizi, “Cognitive Democracy“, 2012
– M.V. Flinn, D.C. Geary, C.V. Ward, “Ecological dominance, social competition, and coalitionary arms races: Why humans evolved extraordinary intelligence“, Evolution and Human Behavior 26 (2005) 10 – 46
– Karina Fonseca-Azevedo and Suzana Herculano-Houzel, “Metabolic constraint imposes tradeoff between body size and number of brain neurons in human evolution”, PNAS vol. 109; no. 45; November 6, 2012
– Eugene Garfield, “Citation indexing for studying science” Nature 227: 669–671; 1970
– Edward L. Glaeser, “Why Economists Still Like Cities”, City Journal, March 1996
– Edward L. Glaeser, “The Triumph of the City”, January 2012
– Kurt Gödel, “Über formal unentscheidbare Sätze der Principia Mathematica und verwandter Systeme, I.” Monatshefte für Mathematik und Physik 38: 173-98; 1931. English translation by Martin Hirzel “On formally undecidable propositions of Principia Mathematica and related systems I
– Benjamin M. Good and Andrew I. Su, “Games with a scientific purpose“, Genome Biology 12:135 2011
– Google Inc. (Several authors) “Spanner: Google’s Globally-Distributed Database“, Proceedings of OSDI 2012
– Linda S. Gottfredson, “Why g Matters: The Complexity of Everyday Life“, INTELLIGENCE  24(1)  79-  132; 1997
– Robert Gordon, “Is US Economic Growth Over? Faltering Innovation Confronts Six Headwinds“, CEPR Policy Insight No. 63, 2012
– The Guardian, “Memory Loss can begin from age 45, scientist say“, January 2012
– Werner Güth, Rolf Schmittberger, Bernd Schwarze, “An experimental analysis of ultimatum bargaining“, Journal of Economic Behavior & Organization, Vol 3-4, Pages 367–388; 1982
– John Hardy, “Why we have an appetite for gossip“, New Scientist, July 2011
– Ricardo Hausmann, César A. Hidalgo, Sebastián Bustos, Michele Coscia, Sarah Chung, Juan Jimenez, Alexander Simoes, Muhammed A. Yıldırım “The Atlas of Economic Complexity”
– Vaclav Havel, “The Intellectual and Politics“, 1998
– Kevin Healya, Luke McNallyc, Graeme D. Ruxtond, Natalie Coopera, Andrew L. Jacksona, “Metabolic rate and body size are linked with perception of temporal information”, Animal Behaviour Volume 86, Issue 4, 685–696, October 2013
– Joseph Henrich, Steven J. Heine,  Ara Norenzayan, “The weirdest people in the world?“, Behavioral and Brain Sciences 2010
– Suzana Herculano-Houzel, “The remarkable, yet not extraordinary, human brain as a scaled-up primate brain and its associated cost”, PNAS vol. 109 suppl. 1; June 26, 2012
– Thomas Herndon, Michael Ash and Robert Pollin, “Does High Public Debt Consistently Stifle Economic Growth? A critique of Reinhart and Rogoff”,  Political and Economy Research Institute, UMass Amherst, Working Paper 322
– Francis Heylighen, “Conceptions of a Global Brain: An Historical Review” in: From Big Bang to Global Civilization: A Big History Anthology, eds: Barry Rodrigue, Leonid Grinin, and Andrey Korotayev, University of California Press, 2012
– Crawford S. Holling, “Resilience and Stability of Ecological Systems“, Annual Review of Ecology and Systematics 4 (1973)
–  Bernd Irlenbusch, Dirk Sliwka, “Incentives, Decision Frames, and Motivation Crowding Out – An Experimental Investigation“, The Institute for the Study of Labor (IZA), Discussion Paper No. 1758, September 2005
– Jane Jacobs, “The Death and Life of Great American Cities”, Random House, New York 1961
– William James, What is an Emotion?”, First published in Mind, 9, 188-205 (1884)
– Arthur R. Jensen. “Speed of Information Processing in a Calculating Prodigy“, INTELLIGENCE 14, 259-274 (1990)
– Dominic Johnson and Simon Levin,  “The tragedy of cognition: psychological biases and environmental inaction“, Current Science, 97(11), pp 1593-1603, December 2009
– Neil Johnson, Guannan Zhao, Eric Hunsader, Hong Qi, Nicholas Johnson, Jing Meng & Brian Tivnan, “Abrupt rise of new machine ecology beyond human response time”, Nature Scientific Reports 3, Article number: 2627; September 2013
– Bill Joy, “Why the future doesn’t need us“, Wired 2000
– Daniel Kahneman and Amos Tversky, “Prospect Theory“, Econometrica, 47(2), pp. 263-291, March 1979
– David Kaiser, “Physics and Feynman’s Diagrams“, American Scientist 93, 2005
– Robert D. Kaplan, “Was Democracy Just a Moment?”, The Atlantic, December 1997
– John Maynard Keynes, “Economic Possibilities for our Grandchildren“, 1930
– John Maynard Keynes, “General Theory of Unemployment, Interest and Money“, 1936
– Thomas Kuhn, “The Structure of Scientific Revolutions“, 1962
– Raymond Kurzweil, “The Singularity Is Near: When Humans Transcend Biology New York“, Penguin Books, 2005
– Jaron Lanier, “You are not a Gadget“, Vintage, 2011
– Mark Lemley, “The Myth of the Sole Inventor“, Stanford Public Law Working Paper No. 1856610, July 2011
– Nancy G. Leveson, “Engineering a Safer World” The MIT Press 2011
– John Locke, “An Essay Concerning Human Understanding”, 1690
– Jing Lu, Dan Wu, Hua Yang, Cheng Luo, Chaoyi Li, Dezhong Yao, “Scale-Free Brain-Wave Music from Simultaneously EEG and fMRI Recordings“, PLoS One, November 2012
– Christian K. Machens, “Building the Human Brain“, Science 30 Vol. 338 no. 6111 pp. 1156-1157; November 2012
– N. Gregory Mankiw, “Defending the One Percent.” Journal of Economic Perspectives, 27(3): 21-34 Summer 2013
– James G. March, “Exploration and Exploitation in Organizational Learning“, Organization Science  vol. 2 no. 1 71-87; February 1991
– Peter Marber, “Brave New Math“, World Policy Journal, Spring 2012
– Viktor Mayer-Schönberger, Delete: The virtue of forgetting in the digital age, Princeton University, Press (September 2009; ISBN: 9780691138619
– Mariana Mazzucato, “The Entrepreneurial State: Debunking Public vs. Private Sector Myths“, Anthem Press, June, 2013
– Jane McGonigal, “Reality is Broken“, 2011
– McKinsey Global Institute, “Big Data: The next frontier for innovation, competition and productivity” May 2011
– Yves-Alexandre de Montjoye, César A. Hidalgo, Michel Verleysen and Vincent D. Blondel, “Unique in the Crowd: The privacy bounds of human mobility“, Scientific Reports 3, Article number: 1376 doi:10.1038/srep01376, March 2013
– Lewis Mumford, “The City in History”, Harcourt, Brace & World, Inc. 1961
– Thomas Nagel, “What is it like to be a bat“, The Philosophical Review LXXXIII, 4; October 1974
– Lauri Nummenmaa, Enrico Glerean, Riitta Harib and Jari K. Hietanend, “Bodily maps of emotions”, PNAS vol. 111 no. 1, January 2014
– Andrew Odlyzko, “Privacy, Economics, and Price Discrimination on the Internet”,  ICEC2003: Fifth International Conference on Electronic Commerce, pp. 355-366, N. Sadeh, ed., ACM, 2003
– Ola Olson, “Knowledge as a Set in Idea Space: An Epistemological View on Growth“, Journal of Economic Growth, 5: 253–275, September 2000
– Ola Olson, “The Appearance of Knowledge in Growth Theory“, Economic Issues, 6(1): 1-20, March 2001
– Eli Parisier, “The Filter Bubble: What the Internet is Hiding from You”, Penguin Press, May 2011
– Carlota Pérez, “Technological Revolutions and Financial Capital“, Edward Elgar Pub, April 2003
– John L. Petersen, “Out of the Blue, Wild Cards and Other Big Surprises“, 1997
– Darby Proctor, Rebecca A. Williamson, Frans B. M. de Waal, and Sarah F. Brosnan, “Chimpanzees play the ultimatum game”, PNAS  vol. 110, no. 6, February 5, 2013
– Chris R. Reid, Tanya Latty, Audrey Dussutour, and Madeleine Beekmana, “Slime mold uses an externalized spatial “memory” to navigate in complex environments”, PNAS vol. 109 no. 43; October 2012
– Carmen M. Reinhart, Kenneth S. Rogoff, “Growth in a time of debt” NBER Working Paper 15639, January 2010
– Neil M. Richards, “Intellectual Privacy”, Texas Law Review , Vol. 87, p.387, 2008
– Neil M. Richards, “The Dangers of Surveillance”, Harvard Law Review, 2013
– Everett M. Rogers, “Diffusion of Innovations“, First Edition 1962
– Paul Romer, “Endogenous Technological Change“, The Journal of Political Economy, Vol. 98, No. 5, 1990
– Paul Romer, “Idea gaps and object gaps in economic development“, Journal  of  Monetary  Economics  32,  543-573, 1993
– Pamela Samuelson, “Privacy As Intellectual Property?” 52 Stanford Law Review 1125 (2000) (this link leads to a draft paper; the final version can be accessed in the SLR)
– Mark Schrope, “Solving Tough Problems with Games“, PNAS 110-18, April 2013
– Joseph Schumpeter, “Capitalism, Socialism and Democracy“, 1942
– John Searle, “Minds, Brains and Programs“, Behavioral and Brain Sciences 3 (3): 417-457; 1980
– Keith Simonton, “Creativity as Blind Variation and Selective Retention: Is the Creative Process Darwinian?”, Psychological Inquiry  Vol. 10, No. 4, 1999
– Archana Singh-Manoux, Mika Kivimaki, Maria Glymour, Alexis Elbaz, Claudine Berr, Klaus P Ebmeier, Jane E Ferrie, Aline Dugravot statistician, “Timing of onset of cognitive decline: results from Whitehall II prospective cohort study” British Medical Journal 344, January 2012
– Alexei A. Sharov and Richard Gordon, “Life Before Earth“,; April 2013
– Daniel Solove, “I’ve Got Nothing to Hide’ and Other Misunderstandings of Privacy”, San Diego Law Review, Vol. 44, p. 745, 2007
– Daniel Solove, “Privacy Self-Management and the Consent Dilemma“, 126 Harvard Law Review 1880; 2013
– Robert Solow, “A contribution to the theory of economic growth” Quarterly Journal of Economics 70,65-94, 1956
– Robert Solow, “Technical change and the aggregate production function” Review of Economics and Statistics 39, 312-320, 1957
– Arthur Stone, Joseph Schwartz, Joan Broderick and Angus S. Deaton, “A snapshot of the age distribution of psycological well-being in the United States“, No 1230, Working Papers, Princeton University, Woodrow Wilson School of Public and International Affairs, Center for Health and Wellbeing
– James Surowiecki, “The Wisdom of Crowds“, 2005
– Nassim Nicholas Taleb, “Antifragile: Things that Gain from Disosder“, November 2012
– Nassim Nicholas Taleb, “The Black Swan: The Impact of the highly improbable“, April 2007
– Nassim Nicholas Taleb, Raphael Douady, “Mathematical Definition, Mapping, and Detection of (Anti)Fragility“, SSRN August 2012
– A.M. Turing, “On Computable Numbers with and Application to the Entscheidengsproblem“, 1936
– A.M. Turing, “Computing Machinery and Intelligence“, Mind, New Series, Vol. 59, No. 236. (Oct., 1950), pp. 433-460.
– Peter Thiel, “The End of the Future“, National Review Online, October 2011
– Sander  Van der Leeuw. “The Archaeology of Innovation: lessons for our times“. Innovation: Perspectives for the 21st Century, pp. 33-53, Madrid: BBVA 2010
– Luis Von Ahn, “Games with a Purpose“, IEEE Computer Magazine, June 2006
– Janine R. Wedel, “Rethinking Corruption in an Age of Ambiguity”, Annual Review of Law and Social Science Vol. 8, December 2012, pp. 453-498.
– Eugene P. Wigner, “The unreasonable effectiveness of mathematics in the natural sciences”; Richard courant lecture in mathematical sciences delivered at New York University, May 11, 1959; Communications on Pure and Applied Mathematics 13-1, pages 1–14, February 1960
– Anita William Woolley, Christopher F. Chabris, Alex Pentland, Nada Nashmi and Thomas W. Malone, “Evidence for a Collective Intelligence Factor in the Performance of Human Groups“, Science 330 (2010): 686–688[
– Dan Wu, Chao-Yi Li, De-Zhong Yao, “Scale-Free Music of the Brain“, PLoS One, June 2009
– George F. Young, Luca Scardovi, Andrea Cavagna, Irene Giardina, Naomi E. Leonard, “Starling Flock Networks Manage Uncertainty in Consensus at Low Cost“, PLoS Comput Biol 9(1), January 2013
– Semir Zeki, John Paul Romaya, Dionigi M. T. Benincasa and Michael F. Atiyah, “The experience of mathematical beauty and its neural correlates” Front. Hum. Neurosci. 8:68. Feb. 2014; doi:10.3389/fnhum.2014.00068

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