Education Recs

What book has provided the greatest inspiration for your career?

  • AALL Spectrum
  • March 1, 2018


Liars and Outliers: Enabling the Trust That Society Needs to Thrive by Bruce Schneier (Wiley). “I picked up this book because it was about information security. In reading it, I discovered a much broader and more philosophical work. The core premise is that trust and cooperation are intrinsic to all human interactions, cultures, and societies. The author syn- thesizes research from a wide swath of disciplines, including computer security, econom- ics, evolutionary biology, law, neuroscience, psychology, and philosophy. While it is an excellent book about security law and policy, I learned just as much about organizational structure and governance, rational decision-making, and the nature of innovation.”

Casey D. Duncan; Associate Dean for Legal Information Services; Bounds Law Library; Alabama School of Law; Tuscaloosa, AL

Categories: Liars and Outliers, Text

Sidebar photo of Bruce Schneier by Joe MacInnis.