The Best of the Best Advice Books
by phil on Saturday Mar 21, 2009 12:27 PM
hive mind ism, infographics, mainfeed
I just finished two projects:
- The most frequently cited books on Human Relations from 5+ years of Ask.MetaFilter Q&A
- The most frequently cited books on Work & Money from 5+ years of Ask.MetaFilter Q&A
I counted every amazon.com link in every single question and answer page (12,000+ pages) from the human relations and work & money categories of Ask.MetaFilter. This spans more than five years worth of advice.
Personally, I trust these lists to be the best books on their topics. That's because I believe in the power of hive minds, and I believe that MetaFilter is one of the best hive minds out there. I don't know why MetaFilter is so good. Perhaps it's because it costs $5 to join the community, or that it has a slight bias for librarians. All I know is that some book recommendations on there have changed my life.