My friend Evan asked about design books and I spouted off a few – including The Systems Bible, which I now feel guilty about, because it’s not strictly a design book.
I included it because it talks about how system design fails, and it’s humorous and I think teaches some larger truths. It was originally published as “the general theory of systemantics” — a portmanteau of system and semantics — but also a pun, since the first law is that “a system displays antics”.
Here are some more book recommendations, broadly disorganized.
In politics and philosophy:
In general systems design, work, and sociology:
In small business
In drama and human behavior
In literary analysis (and a little sociology)
In Military History
in General history
In Cognitive Psych