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Try Peter Drucker's Adventures of a Bystander, Jane Jacobs's Cities trilogy (non-fiction, written over many years, classic) and Robert Cialdini's Influence: the Psychology of Persuasion. Also I'll second the David Simon, Atul Gawande, Feynman, Shannon, and Keynes recommendations.

Just bought Jane Jacob's "The Death and Life...", glad to see it on here. I'm looking forward to it.

+1 for Jane Jacobs' books. Just finished Cities and the Wealth of Nations.

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