Useful resources - no free lunch

If you like the content on, here’s a list of resources – books, podcasts and websites – that we recommend to expand your knowledge and pique your curiosity.


Bullshit Jobs, David Graeber – A treatise on the rise of pointless employment

Humble Pi, Matt Parker – A Comedy of Maths Errors

Irrationality, Stuart Sutherland – An examination of irrational behaviour

Thinking, Fast & Slow, Daniel Kanheman – A masterclass in behavioural psychology

Tricks of the Mind, Derren Brown – The structure of psychology and magic

Manias, Panics & Crashes, Charles P Kindleberger – A history of financial crises

Extraordinary popular delusions and the madness of crowds, Charles Mackay – An 1841 study of crowd psychology


Darknet Diaries – True stories from the dark side of the internet


Ordinary Mastery – Strategies for living life with an attitude of mastery – Archive resource

No Free Lunch

There is no such thing as a free lunch, but if you’re hungry to find out why, we’re here to help.

You can learn the meaning and origin of the no free lunch concept, as well as the broader philosophy behind the idea that nothing can ever be regarded as free.

We look at our relationship with money and truth, examining all of the supposed shortcuts, life hacks and get-rich-quick schemes.