A few years ago I found the page the best textbooks on every subject on the rationality site Less Wrong. In a similar vein I have collected the best books, articles, podcasts and videos that I have found which has helped me in my self-education.

Each section is devoted to a field of study or topic. Recommendations appear once per list but could apply across multiple categories.

Finance/ Payments

The Anatomy of the Swipe

Global Payments

Paying with Plastic

Charging Ahead

Finance/ Lending and Credit

Consumer Credit and the American Economy


A Piece of the Action

Financing the American Dream

Credit Risk Analytics


The Great Mental Models, Volume 1 and Volume 2

The Model Thinker

Super Thinking

Judgment In Managerial Decision Making


High Output Management

The Effective Executive

The Pragmatic Programmer

The Distracted Mind

Statistics/ Bayesian

Statistical Rethinking

Doing Bayesian Data Analysis

A Student’s Guide to Bayesian Statistics

Bayesian Statistics the Fun Way


Strategic Marketing Management

On Marketing

On Advertising

Scientific Advertising